A look at the ROG Azoth Extreme and ROG Harpe Ace Extreme

Of Mice & Extreme Peripherals. These Carbon-Fiber finds are some of our favorites from COMPUTEX 2024.

If you’re into computer gaming peripherals or just consumer technology in general, COMPUTEX is like stepping into Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory unsupervised and void of deadly traps and singing Oompa-Loompas. Every corner is a tech wonder and some of the craziest hardware are showcased on two magnificent floors of the Taipei Nanggang Exhibition Center.

For ASUS ROG, this meant showcasing their new and upcoming gaming laptops, wildly designed routers, and extra-fancy gaming peripherals. It’s the latter that piqued our interest the most.

Playing around with carbon-fiber as their material of choice, the new ROG Azoth Extreme and ROG Harpe Ace Extreme utilize this feather-light but sturdy material.

The ROG Azoth Extreme wraps the brands 75% wireless keyboard in full aluminum chassis with carbon-fiber positioning plates, and a whole lot of knick-knacks is giving me a compelling reason to start on a new rabbit-hole of a hobby. Sure, these devices are a bit on the (relatively) premium keyboard side, but the hot-swappable capabilities of the keyboard opens up a whole new dimension to customizability. There’s also that nifty full colored OLED display that’s customizable to show you pertinent information or just add aesthetics of your choice.

The exterior design of the ROG Azoth Extreme is something to marvel at as well. There are 3 tilt modes to suit your typing comfort needs. You adjust the tilt using low-profile magnetic stands. Then there’s the ultra-shiny ROG Azoth Extreme metal plate to add contrast to the otherwise matte and highly textured case.

Flex this light device

For the ultimate gaming flex, supplement the ROG Azoth Extreme with the ROG Harpe Ace Extreme – an engineering marvel from the Republic of Gamers.  Imagine the lightest mouse you’ve ever held – now imagine it being much lighter. That’s pretty much how the ROG Harpe Ace Extreme feels like. Weighing only 47g, the entire upper shell is constructed with a thin sheet of carbon-fiber material. We’re not talking about carbon-fiber design here, folks. We’re talking about the real deal.

According to ASUS, it takes a considerably long time just to get the mold right because apparently crafting that one sheet of carbon fiber shell into the mold of the ROG Harpe Ace is an extremely challenging feat. The upper shell being carbon fiber also means that while the device is just 47g light, ridiculously sturdy. In fact, the mouse feet on these Harpe Ace Extreme are rendered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for extra durability.

And while this incredibly light gaming mice only has 5 programmable buttons, it’s enough to get you through pretty much any competitive game that you may be playing at the moment…or at least according to professional esports players. Yup, as with the initial ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition, the Extreme edition is also Pro-Player approved.

To supplement this, ROG is also releasing an 8k Hz Wireless Polling Rate Booster. Before you can only get a polling rate of 8,000 Hz via wired connection. With this, your ROG Harpe Ace Extreme can wirelessly communicate with your PC or Laptop at lightning-speed rate.

As for pricing, expect to pay a pretty penny for either of these devices. While we do not have any official Philippine pricing as of yet, the guys at ROG PH did hint that they will most likely be bringing these device in sometime Q3/ Q4 this year. Obviously, we cannot wait to get our hands on these two fine devices once it hits the local shelves.

For more on the ASUS ROG Azoth Extreme and ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Extreme, follow the Republic of Gamers on their official social media pages.

For other ASUS ROG stories like the ROG Ally X, and ASUS TUF Gaming A14, impressions are up on the site.