Asus recently released a new gaming mouse geared towards MMO gamers – the Asus ROG Spatha MMO gaming mouse. The Asus Spatha can be used as wired or wireless and features 8200 DPI with programmable RGB LED effects. Check out more of its features and specifications from the official news below.
ASUS ROG Spatha MMO Gaming Mouse
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced Spatha, a wired/wireless gaming mouse optimized for massively-multiplayer online (MMO) games. ROG Spatha has a sensitivity of 8200 dots per inch (DPI) and features 12 programmable buttons. It has a magnesium-alloy chassis, left and right buttons with the ASUS-exclusive easy-swap switchable socket design, as well as programmable RGB LED effects. When used in wired mode, it features an industry-leading 2000 Hz rolling rate for smooth, instantaneous cursor response.
ROG Spatha is the proud recipient of a prestigious 2016 Red Dot Design Award, recognizing Spatha’s design excellence and innovation.
Intuitive command and control
With a total of 12 programmable buttons, including six thumb buttons situated on the left side of the mouse body, ROG Spatha puts all commands at the user’s fingertips. The six buttons feature Alps switches for tactile feedback and are arranged to resemble the iconic ROG eye.
The Asus ROG Spatha has a premium magnesium-alloy chassis and an easy-swap switch socket design for quick customization. The main left and right mouse buttons are independent of the mouse body and feature OMRON switches with a 20-million-click lifespan for increased durability, responsiveness, and tactile feedback.
Asus ROG Spatha has a sensitivity of 8200 DPI; it has a DPI clutch that lets users switch between two sensitivity levels while in the middle of a game.
Dual modes for additional flexibility
Whether used in wired or wireless mode, ROG Spatha provides precise and instantaneous cursor response. In wireless mode, ROG Spatha uses a high-speed wireless connection for high data throughput and low latency.
The Asus ROG Spatha gives a polling rate of up to 2000 Hz in wired mode. A special raised connector design prevents the cable from dragging on the desk to ensure a smooth glide across any surface. ROG Spatha can be charged in wired mode, or when placed in its charging dock. It comes bundled with a braided 2 m cable and a 1 m rubber cable.
Customizable LED effects and ROG Armoury
ROG Spatha has an aggressive angular design with independently customizable RGB LED effects on the scroll wheel, side buttons, and ROG logo. It offers six different presets – Static, Breathing, Color Cycling, Trigger, Random, and Battery mode. ROG Spatha has built-in flash memory to save five different user profiles. The intuitive ROG Armoury dashboard lets users customize profiles, LED effects settings, program macros, and more.
Price and Availability
Asus hasn’t disclosed the suggested retail price for the ROG Spatha gaming mouse. But judging from its features and specifications, I’m sure it will be above $100-$150 USD.
ASUS ROG Spatha Specifications
|Connectivity||Wireless RF 2.4GHzWired via USB 2.0|
|Tracking resolution||8200DPI laser sensor|
|Tracking speed||150 inches per second|
|Responsiveness||2000Hz polling rate (in wired mode)1000 Hz polling rate (in wireless mode)|
|Switch||OMRON D2FC-F-7N(20M) with 20-million-click lifespanAdditional OMRON D2F-01F switches included|
OMRON D2F Series switches: D2F, D2F-F, D2F-01, D2F-01F
OMRON D2FC Series switches: D2FC-3M, D2FC-F-7N, D2FC-F-7N(10M) , D2FC-F-7N(20M)
|Cables||2m braided USB cable1m rubber USB cable|
|OS compatibility||Windows 10Windows 8.1|
|Package contents||1 x wireless receiver/ charging dock1 x 2-meter braided USB cable|
1x 1-meter regular rubber USB cable
2x Japanese-made Omron switches
1x ROG hard carry case
2x ROG logo stickers
|Size||137 x 89 x 45mm|
|Weight||175g (without cable)|