ASUS Republic of Gamers once again proved why it’s the No.1 gaming brand, as it showcased its newest gaming accessories at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: the Strix Flare RGB Mechanical Keyboard, Aura Terminal addressable RGB controller, and Spotlight RGB Projection Light with Bezel-Free Kit.
ROG Strix Flare
Combining the signature ROG splash design, top-notch performance and comfort, the ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard brings customizable style to the next level. It features Cherry MX RGB Switches – the top choice for professional and amateur gamers alike, making every press of the Strix Flare of optimal actuation for satisfying and reliable keystrokes.
It also features dedicated media keys, a USB pass-through port for connecting another device such as a mouse, as well as a detachable wrist rest for maximum comfort during extended gaming sessions.
Powered by Aura Sync lighting technology, the ROG Strix Flare has individually programmable RGB backlit keys, and LED’s under both sides that create a glowing effect. All onboard lighting effects can be synchronized with other Aura Sync devices, giving a more personalized look to your battle station.
ROG Aura Terminal
The ROG Aura Terminal is an RGB controller designed to give gamers a more immersive environment, enabling stunning lighting effects synchronized with in-game events through ROG Halo Technology. When LED strips are mounted behind a monitor, ROG Halo intelligently determines the colors displayed at the edge of the screen and synchronizes the color of the LED strips accordingly.
The ROG Aura Terminal can also be mounted inside the PC case and can be connected with Aura Sync devices for a uniform lighting effect.
The Bezel-free Kit enables gamers with multi-monitor setups to visually eliminate the gaps wherein the displays connect, creating a seamless appearance of one very large monitor. The kit consists of vertical lenses and easy-to-attach mounts that connect the edge of each monitor at a 130° degree angle.
There’s no need for an external power source or any software to operate the kit, as it uses light refraction to make the monitor edges disappear from the user’s view, dramatically enhancing gameplay.
The ROG Spotlight is an accessory that projects the ROG logo on a wall or surface, for an enhanced gaming atmosphere. Its colorful lighting also sync with Aura Sync gaming gear, from motherboards to mice for uniform illumination to your setup. It features a matte aluminium finish and a magnetic base for easy and secure attachment to metal surfaces.
Aura SDK Program
ROG announced the Aura SDK program in 2017, which allowed developers and hardware partners to fine tune their products by integrating Aura lighting control into their software. At CES 2018, AIDA64, Tobii and Cooler Master showcased demos and setups that highlighted the things that can be done when Aura Sync is maximized to its full potential.
ASUS ROG has always been at the forefront of RGB evolution, and is committed to working with more brands to improve and advance the ecosystem for the best lighting synergy.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.