CES 2021: ASUS ROG Announces Trio of New Gaming Peripherals

ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) has announced a trio of new gaming peripherals at CES 2021. The new products include the new ROG Swift PG32UQ, the company’s first 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, the ROG Claymore II mechanical gaming keyboard with the company’s new ROG RX Blue Optical key switches, and the ROG Gladius III Wireless gaming mouse.

As previously mentioned, the new ROG Swift PG32UQ gaming monitor is the company’s first 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor. It features two HDMI 2.1 ports that support up to 4K resolution output at up to 120Hz to support both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. For those on PC, the Swift PG32UQ is also equipped with a single DisplayPort 1.4 that supports 4K 144Hz output via Display Stream Compression (DSC).

The IPS display panel of the Swift PG32UQ is also DisplayHDR 600 compliant and has a color gamut of 160% sRGB and 98% DCI-P3. Other features of the new monitor include support HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and certification for NVIDIA G-Sync is on the way. It also features ELMB (Extreme Low Motion Blur) Sync technology and ASUS Variable Overdrive technology.

The new ROG Claymore II is the company’s first mechanical RGB gaming keyboard to feature its new ROG RX Blue optical key switches. The new switches feature a hollow-square stem design, embedded RGB LEDs for per-key lighting, near-zero debounce delay, four keycap corner latches, and an x-stabilizer mechanism to reduce wobble. According to ASUS, the ROG RX Blue optical key switches have a lifespan of 100 million keypresses.

Users will be able to use the keyboard either via a USB Type-C cable or 2.4GHz RF wireless connectivity. It’s equipped with a 4000 mAh battery that is capable of providing up to 40 hours of battery life. The Claymore II also comes with a magnetic wrist rest and a detachable number pad that can be placed at either side of the keyboard. The number pad also includes four customizable media control keys as well as a volume scroll wheel.

The Claymore II is compatible with the company’s Aura Sync technology as well as its Armoury Crate software to customize its lighting and macro keys. It is also available equipped with the company’s previously released ROG RX Red key switches.

Lastly, the ROG Gladius III Wireless features a 19,000 dpi sensor and is capable of wired, wireless 2.4GHz RF, and Bluetooth connectivity, making it pretty versatile. The Gladius III Wireless also features the company’s Push-Fit Switch Socket II design, allowing users to swap up the left and right mouse buttons switches with either traditional 3-pin mechanical or 5-pin Omron optical micro switches. It also comes with an ROG Paracord cable as well as round-edged 100% PTFE ROG Omni mouse feet.  Additionally, a wired version of the ROG Gladius III is also available.

Those interested in getting the ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ will have to wait a while as the new gaming monitor will be available sometime in May 2021. On the other hand, the ROG Claymore II and the ROG Gladius III Wireless will hit shelves a bit sooner in March 2021.