Asus just took the wraps off its ROG Spatha wireless gaming mouse. This 12-button rodent comes with with a magnetic charging dock that doubles as the wireless receiver. The Omron switches under the main mouse buttons are user-swappable, and Asus includes an alternate pair of switches in the box for a different tactile response. The Spatha features a distinctively-patterned set of six buttons under the thumb and multi-zone RGB LED lighting. Different lighting colors can be assigned across the scroll wheel, thumb buttons, and palm logo.
The Spatha's 8200-DPI laser sensor offers a 2000-Hz polling rate in wired mode and a 1000-Hz rate in wireless mode, putting its claimed wireless performance on par with the Logitech G900 we reported on last month. The mouse's 12 programmable buttons include its six thumb buttons, left and right main buttons, a scroll-wheel button, back and forward buttons under the index finger, and a sniper button for extra precision.
For MMO fans, the Spatha's onboard flash memory can save five button mapping profiles. Asus' ROG Armoury software allows fine tuning of a wide range of parameters in those profiles, including lift-off distance, lighting, and button mapping. Asus didn't say when this 175-gram bruiser would become available or how much it'd sell for.
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