PNK LTD Line of Keyboard, Mouse, Headset, and Desk Mat
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today is excited to introduce the new PNK LTD line of colored gaming peripherals. The Republic of Gamers has a unique style and prides itself on a consistent aesthetic that’s synonymous with the choice of champions. ROG works hard to weave red, black, and grey DNA into every product. In order to fulfill different champions’ tastes, ROG is releasing a new limited-edition color for some of ROG’s most popular peripherals.
While this bundle of peripherals might look completely different, the underlying technology remains the same to provide the same great features while giving gamers another option for expressing their personal style. The change in colors also allowed ROG to visually highlight some of the best features of each product.
ROG Strix Flare
The ROG Strix Flare features a hairline finish that traverses the right side and runs parallel to a diagonal slash that cuts right down to the keyboard’s bottom edge. With the matte pink and textured finish right next to each other, there’s an almost two-toned effect that’s edgy without being too aggressive. The slash is continued through to the detachable palm rest, which is all grey.
The keyboard itself is predominantly pink, save for a few key elements (no pun intended). The easy-to-reach media controls on the left are grey, including the rubberized volume wheel, which is ridged for easy scrolling as you stretch your fingers on your left hand up to reach it. Rubber tends to collect dirt, and any debris trapped in the ridges would be really obvious if it were pink, so grey is a better choice. The primary alphanumeric zone is decked out to match, with gloriously pink function keys that blend into the body of the keyboard. The customizable acrylic insert still comes emblazoned with the ROG logo, though you can DIY your own with the blank insert that ships in the box.
ROG Gladius II Origin
The ROG Gladius II Origin PNK LTD follows the Flare’s lead with a strategic blend of our chosen colors. The Mayan-inspired etchings on the sides and scroll wheel stand out even more in lighter grey than the traditional black, and the grey won’t collect stains as easily as pink rubber might. We also didn’t want the detachable cable to get dirty as it moves back and forth across the desk or sits coiled up in the bottom of your bag, so we went grey there, too.
The DPI switch behind the scroll wheel and the programmable buttons above the thumb rest see a lot action, which makes grey a smarter choice to protect against grime, and the contrast works well against the perfectly pink primary buttons and palm rest. The ROG logo on the back stands out in bright white, and when you want some bling, Aura Sync-enabled RGB can light up the scroll wheel as well as the underside of the mouse, so you can add a hot pink glow or a rainbow of colors that shines down onto the desk.
ROG Strix Fusion 300
Planning out which bits of the ROG Strix Fusion 300 PNK LTD should be grey and which should be pink was a bit easier. We didn’t want the parts pressed against your face and hair to get discolored, so opting for cool grey on the headband and protein leather ear cups was a no-brainer.
Because pink is the whole point, we didn’t add any more grey than we had to for the Fusion 300, so the rest is all pink. We even added some pink to the bottom of the extendable frame of the headband. The fully adjustable retractable microphone blends into the frame on the right ear cup, so there’s no disruption to the pink when it’s stowed, and the red accent lighting of the original Fusion 300 has been swapped for white, which better matches the overall aesthetic.
The ROG Sheath
Completing the perfect pink picture is a reimagining of our ROG Sheath desk mat, which is large enough to fit all of your gear while providing precise tracking for your mouse. It features a tightly woven fabric on top of a non-slip back that doesn’t budge as you play. While the PNK LTD edition maintains the same ginormous 35″ by 17″ footprint as the original, this version of the Sheath is visually different to the original, which was all black with a red ROG logo emblazoned on a Mayan-inspired background.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Expect all four PNK LTD items in March 2019. Pricing to be announced a few weeks prior local release.
Please visit the ASUS Edge Up feature article for additional details on the PNK LTD line of gaming peripherals.