Asus's latest gaming mouse, the ROG GX860 Buzzard, lets gamers channel its namesake's prey instinct while fragging. Or something. Asus touts the Buzzard's comfort and durability as reasons to choose it for your aviary.
The Buzzard uses Omron micro-switches under its main buttons, which are claimed to be able to withstand five million presses. Its braided cable should also help it survive the stresses of the wild. Asus says even the matte-black finish and heat-resistant rubber side grips are built to withstand the tests of gamers' sweaty palms.
Durable exterior aside, the Buzzard has the right guts for a modern gaming mouse. Its Avago 9800 laser sensor can resolve up to 8200 DPI, and the fluoropolymer feet should make for smooth flying. It would be a stealthy number, too, if not for the LED accents on top and in the front. There are five customizable lighting zones in all, and while Asus doesn’t say they can be turned off entirely, we hope it’s possible.
The ROG GX860 has a total of six programmable buttons. Asus' ROG software handles programming and macros, and three onboard profiles store the results of any tweaking and tuning.
Asus hasn't released details of the Buzzard's price, warranty, or expected availability. We've asked Asus for details, and we'll update this post when that information is available.
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