Asus has launched its Strix brand of gaming peripherals and accessories in India, with 2 new gaming headsets (Strix Pro and Strix DSP), a mechanical keyboard (Strix Tactic Pro), 2 gaming mouse pads (Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed), and an optical gaming mouse (Strix Claw).
The Taiwanese computer component manufacturer says the word Strix has been derived from the Latin and Greek words for owl, and the series supposedly features these characteristics - "tactical mind, high adaptivity and keeping everything under control."
The Strix Claw gaming mouse by Asus, priced at Rs. 3,570, features right-handed ergonomics, Japanese-made Omron D2F-01F switches, a 5000DPI optical sensor, 3 programmable buttons, an illuminated DPI indicator, angle-snap-free movement, and flexible DPI controls. It offers a choice of software or plug-and-play hardware modes. It features a 2 metre cable with a gold-plated USB connector, and weighs 110 grams.
The Asus Strix Tactic Pro, priced at Rs. 7,250, comes with a choice of Cherry MX switch types: Black, Blue, Brown or Red. Asus says the keyboard features the highest-specification N-Key Rollover (NKRO) technology over USB. It comes with 4-level orange backlighting, a macro recording key, 13 macro keys, and re-assignable F1-F8/macro keys (in macro mode) - for a total of 21 one-touch commands. It also has a gaming mode to disable the Windows key. It comes with 4 additional key caps and a key-cap removal tool.
Asus has introduced 2 new gaming mouse pads - the Strix Glide Control and Strix Glide Speed - both priced at Rs. 850. The former features a "premium" heavy-weave fabric while the Asus Strix Glide Speed features a "fine-weave fabric."Both feature fray-resistant edges, a 400x300mm surface, and a 3mm depth. The Strix Glide Speed weighs 219 grams, while the Strix Glide Control weighs 208 grams.
The Asus Strix DSP gaming headset, priced at Rs. 7,670, features 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers, full-size hexagonal ear cushions (130mm across at the widest point), and a driver-free plug-and-play audio station with native 7.1-channel audio support, as well as Dolby Headphone and Dolby Pro Logic IIx technology. The audio station also offers ENC (environmental noise cancellation) with its built-in microphone, headphone amplifier, and a control mode selector. Users can select from 4 game-audio spectrum profiles - FPS, racing, action, and RPG.
The Asus Strix Pro headset, priced at Rs. 5,990, also features 60mm neodymium-magnet drivers and ENC (environmental noise cancellation) tech and a built-in microphone via its USB-powered control box, which comes with adapters for multi-platform use. The Strix Pro headset also comes with a foldable design, and weighs 320 grams.
Commenting on the announcement, Vinay Shetty, Country Head, Asus India (Open platform business group) said, "The new Strix series of gaming peripherals is another feather in our cap. While we already have our ROG line of gaming accessories, I believe the new Strix lineup will offer a much wider arsenal of gaming products at highly competitive prices. The Strix philosophy is about delivering premium aesthetics and unique features, which can be seen in each and every Strix product."