Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Science | By Hubert Green

CES 2018: ASUS Announces the ROG Spotlight

CES 2018: ASUS Announces the ROG Spotlight

In a twist from conventional keyboard designs, ASUS ROG has placed a set of media controls on the top left-hand side including an aluminum volume wheel. As a reward, League game designers have crafted champion skins named after and inspired by SKT T1 team members, but it's the first time that hardware has jumped into the mix.

ASUS Republic of Gamers already introduced a gaming tower in the Strix GL 12 today, but if your preference is for gaming laptops, it has you covered there too. The Flare will also be available in one of the latest additions to the Cherry MX line up announced a year ago, the Cherry MX silver design which features a shorter actuation point of only 1.2mm and a maximum travel distance of 3.4mm; for reference the Cherry MX red switch has a 2mm actuation point and a 4mm total travel distance.

At CES 2018, the Taiwanese computer manufacturer Asus has tried to address the issue with a new accessory which they like to call Bezel-free Kit. There's a new Strix SKT T1 Hero Edition gaming laptop, ROG G703 update, ROG Strix GL12 gaming desktop, and some accessories.

The G702 is equipped with an overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, so any way you slice it, this is a pretty powerful gaming laptop.

Asus further notes that this rig has an easy-swap SSD tray to make upgrading storage a dead simple affair.

The ROG G703 is available now for $3499 Dollars. Check out the ROF Strix Flare, which is an RGB mechanical gaming keyboard outfitted with Cherry MX RGB switches.

Asus' new ROG gaming PC sports an 8th-gen Intel 6-core CPU and a neat storage trick
Asus shows off a bevy of ROG gaming PCs and accessories at CES

All of the accessories will be available in the H1 2018, with pricing to come.

The keyboard comes with a ROG themed case, for easy transport, as well as illuminated acrylic inserts, including a blank insert which you can customize with your own logo.

There's also the ROG Spotlight that projects the ROG logo onto a wall with lighting that can be synced up with other Aura Sync-toting devices.

Finally, Asus has produced a "Bezel-free Kit", a neat bit of technology which can be used to eliminate the visible bezels in multi-monitor setups.

Refraction of light from two adjacent monitors is made possible with the help of a transparent thermoplastic lens built using PMMA. The ROG Spotlight is matte-black finished and can be magnetically attached to surfaces.

ASUS has just announced the ROG Spotlight. The kit consists of vertical lenses and mounts that connect the edge of each monitor at a 130-degree angle.

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