— ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced new gaming products, including ROG in-ear active noise-cancelling headphones, the ROG Throne Qi headset stand and ROG Strix Helios premium mid-tower PC case at ROG Convention 2019, the largest world’s ROG fan-fest for gamers and hardware enthusiasts. In addition to the ROG product announcements at the convention, ASUS announced the first-ever TUF Gaming monitor, VG32VQ, which is also the world’s first monitor with concurrent motion blur reduction and Adaptive-Sync.
“With the arrival of the ROG in-ear headphones and ROG Strix Helios case for pro gamers and enthusiasts and TUF Gaming VG32VQ monitor that brings performance, durability and stability to mainstream gamers, we’re ready at ROG Convention 2019 to bring you a complete gaming ecosystem that delivers the best user experiences,” said Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales for the ASUS Open Platform Business Group Jackie Hsu.
In addition to the new product announcements, ROG also displayed its latest hardware lineup at ROG Convention, including the ROG Mothership (GZ700) detachable gaming laptop, ROG Swift PG65UQ, PG35VQ, PG349Q and ROG Strix XG43VQ 4K HDR gaming monitors, ROG Matrix GeForce 2080Ti graphics card, ROG Strix Scope Keyboard, ROG Strix Carry gaming mouse, the ROG PNK LTD keyboard, mouse, headset and mouse pad, ROG Chariot gaming chair and ROG Ranger BP3703 lighting backpack. Visitors to ROG Convention had the opportunity to experience the cutting-edge of PC gaming by trying out some of the latest titles on this brand-new ROG hardware.
For ROG Convention, ROG also collaborated with four major game-title publishers — Activision, Ubisoft, THQ Nordic and Cloud Imperium Games — to debut numerous games on 180 Powered by ASUS pre-built PCs with the latest Intel chipsets and processors. From experiencing highly anticipated games like Anno 1800, Sekiro, Space Junkies, and Fade to Silence on high-end gaming hardware to enjoying full immersion in the vast universe of Star Citizen, the first ROG Convention was envisioned not just to be a showcase of the best hardware but also a celebration of all things gaming.
ROG in-ear active noise-cancelling headphones
The first-ever ROG in-ear headphones feature active noise-cancellation (ANC) technology to eliminate environmental noise for immersive gaming experiences anywhere. Complementing this feature is Ambient Mode, which lets users hear what’s going on around them with the push of a button. The ROG in-ear active noise-cancelling headphones come equipped with large 10mm ASUS Essence drivers to deliver incredibly strong bass and optimized gaming audio. An ergonomic design and three sizes of included ear gels and ear fins ensure a secure and comfortable fit. The headphones have a USB-C connector, which provides multiplatform support for mobile phones, PCs, Mac and Nintendo Switch.
ROG Throne Qi headset stand
ROG Throne Qi is a headphone stand providing stable, secure storage for gaming headphones and featuring convenient Qi wireless charging technology to ensure Qi-enabled smartphones and other devices stay charged and ready for action. With fully customizable lighting and 18 RGB zones that can be synchronized easily with other Aura Sync accessories, ROG Throne Qi adds sleek style to any gaming areas. A built-in ESS DAC and amplifier delivers stunning music and immersive gamin audio, and two USB 3.1 ports provide ultrafast connectivity and 1.5A or power to charge other devices.
ROG Asymmetry windbreaker
ROG Asymmetry is a stylish, ultra-lightweight windbreaker with a 100% nylon weave that provides an extra layer against the elements while expressing the wearer’s gaming affiliation. With a highly portable design, the windbreaker can be neatly tucked into its own pocket for storage and kept in a bag so it’s always available whenever it’s needed. Windproof and water-repellent, ROG Asymmetry blocks chilling wind and protects against light rain, and its elastic cuffs trap warm air to retain body heat. It breathable and moisture-wicking fabric quickly draws heat and perspiration away from the body, while keeping rain out.
ROG Strix Helios case
ROG Strix Helios is a premium mid-tower PC case made for showcase gaming builds, featuring three smoked, tempered-glass panels, a refined brushed-aluminum frame and integrated Aura Sync RGB lighting on the front panel. Designed for a sharp and tidy look, ROG Strix Helios comes with a multifunction cover with graphics card holders, a two-piece PSU shroud and a translucent rear cable cover that provides effortless cable management. The case fits up to an EATX motherboard and offers ample room for serious cooling setups, with support for 420mm front and 360mm top radiators, a water-cooling pump and a reservoir. It also boasts comfortable and stylish fabric handles that are rigorously tested to support up to 50 kg for easy transportation to LAN parties or gaming events.
ROG Rapture GT-AC2900: Certified by NVIDIA for the GeForce NOW Recommended program
The new ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 dual-band gigabit Wi-Fi router is the first ROG router — and one of the world’s first routers — certified by NVIDIA for the GeForce Now recommended router program. GeForce NOW recommended routers undergo rigorous testing to ensure they provide the best possibly quality of experience and lowest latency for cloud gaming. ROG Rapture GT-AC2900 also comes with RGB lighting, making it a great addition to the ambiance of game centers, as well as triple-level game acceleration that prioritizes gaming traffic from the device to the server.
TUF Gaming VG32VQ: World’s 1st display with concurrent motion blur reduction & Adaptive-Sync
TUF Gaming VG32VQ is a 32-inch, QHD (2560×1440), curved VA panel sporting HDR and an ultrafast 144Hz refresh rate for competitive gamers and those seeking immersive gameplay. Those are some serious specs, but not the most exciting thing TUF Gaming VG32VQ has in store.
VA panels are known for offering high contrast ratios and good color accuracy but deliver slower response times than TN based monitors. The VG32VQ gets around this problem by employing an advanced blur-reduction technology called Extreme Low Motion Blur Sync (ELMB-SYNC™). Previous solutions to combat motion blur relied on a fixed refresh rate and fast strobing backlight to achieve a 1ms (MPRT) response time. Motion blur reduction works by strobing the backlight between refreshes, while also turning up the display’s brightness to help compensate for the reduced luminance. However, conventional motion blur technologies result in image artifacts when the graphics card frame rate isn’t synchronized with the refresh rate of the monitor. ASUS has developed a technology that allows motion blur reduction to work in tandem with the variable refresh rate of Adaptive-Sync. The outcome is ELMB-Sync™ technology, an ASUS-exclusive feature that enables gamers to enjoy sharper moving scenes and butter-smooth gameplay.
Events at ROG Convention 2019
In addition to the products and games on display, ROG Convention will feature an exciting schedule of on-stage shows, contests and workshops for visitors to enjoy. ROG has exclusively partnered with Gamestar.de, the most important gaming website in Germany, who will host a professionally produced show as the highlight of the event. The show will feature presenters from Gamestar and four famous YouTubers, who will face off against one another in a series of ten unique challenges, such as a PC building race, gaming and hardware quizzes, and competing in the latest games. The show will also be live-streamed to viewers around the world at: https://rog-convention.de/
Visitors to ROG Convention 2019 can also take part in ROG Challenge, a contest featuring a variety of questions and challenges that will test their gaming knowledge and abilities. Winners of individual challenges will be entered in an overall raffle to win high-end ROG gaming hardware — including an ROG Strix GeForce® RTX 2080 OC Edition graphics card — and other prizes from onsite partners.
ROG and partners will also host a series of workshops and talks throughout the day to educate visitors and give them tips on getting the best experiences from their gaming PCs. Topics that will be covered include building and overclocking gaming PCs and RGB lighting with Aura Sync.
Partnership with Gaming Aid e.V. to support the gaming community
For the event, ROG has partnered with Gaming Aid e.V., a non-profit charity organization that supports members of the gaming community and their families who are in need. A portion of every ticket sold will be donated to Gaming Aid e.V., and viewers of the event live-stream will have the opportunity to make donations as well.