ASUS recently released the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition- a lightweight gaming mouse that is designed for competitive gameplay, and features ultra-high DPI, ergonomic lightweight design, micro switches, and more. Here are our thoughts about the device.
The new ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is the result of the joint collaboration between the team from ROG and Aim Lab and the device is designed with esports gaming professionals in mind. The mouse features a durable chassis based on an innovative bio-based nylon material construction and weighs hardly 54g. The ultra-lightweight design helps gamers with easy movement.
The design of the mouse is very comfortable to use for longer periods, which is important for gamers who usually play for hours. The device has a total of five programmable buttons, two of which are the main left/right clicks and the scroll wheel on the front, along with the forward and backward buttons located on the left side. While the scroll wheel is backlit with RGB colors, the ROG logo on the main chassis does not feature the same treatment. The design of the mouse features an Ambidextrous shape and is suited for grip styles such as palm grip, claw grip, and fingertip grip.
The bottom panel of the mouse also has a set of controls and this includes the DPI button, the pairing button, and the connection mode switch for Bluetooth or WiFi. There is also a slot that can easily house the USB dongle. The mouse uses a USB-C port for wired connectivity. The four mouse feet are made of 100% PTFE materials for those smooth and fast glides and movements.
ASUS’s commitment to a sustainable environment is seen here with the packaging of the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition which uses recyclable materials instead of plastics. The packing includes the Harpe mouse and the included USB dongle, a USB dongle extender, one ROG Paracord, a quick start guide, a warranty booklet, one ROG x Aim Lab sticker, mouse feet, and one Mouse Grip Tape set.
ASUS mentions that the ROG Harpe Ace is engineered along with the top esports pro players at Aim Lab. The designers had developed around 15 different versions of the design and the final version is a balance of all of them. The mouse features the ROG AimPoint optical sensor that delivers an ultra-high resolution of 3600DPI. The maximum speed achieved is 650IPS and the maximum acceleration is 50G.
With the help of the Aim Lab Settings Optimizer application helps gamers choose the right settings. The suggestions are done by analyzing the FPS gaming habits of the gamer. Optimizations are based on factors such as the mouse DPI, Angle Tuning, Lift-off distance, and more.
The front-facing left and right click buttons of the mouse use the ROG Micro Switches that feature a lifespan of 70 million clicks. We also got the ASUS ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse pad to try out the ROG Harpe Ace mouse. This large-sized mouse pad features a smooth hybrid cloth surface for smoother glides during gaming. The surface of the mousepad also comes with a nano-coating that is resistant to water, oil, and dust. The bottom part of the mouse pad is sturdy and 3mm thick, and the rubber base provides a non-slip foundation.
That said, the ROG Harpe Ace edition uses Bluetooth 5.1 and RF 2.4GHz wireless connectivity. The RF 2.4G features a reporting rate of 1000Hz. The device also houses a Li-on battery that can last up to 90 hours of gameplay without the lighting enabled, and up to 79 hours with the default breathing lighting effect enabled.
For those looking for a lightweight gaming mouse that features a comfortable design for competitive gaming, then the new ASUS ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is a good choice to check out. The mouse comes with an ultra-lightweight chassis that weighs only 54g and comes with a durable construction. There are five programmable buttons and the front click buttons feature ROG Micro Switches that can last up to 70 million clicks.
The ROG AimPoint optical sensor comes with an ultra-high resolution up to 3600DPI and the mouse works well with the ASUS ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab gaming mouse pad. Wireless options include Bluetooth 5.1 and RF 2.4GHz wireless and the device comes with a USB-C connector. The battery is designed to last up to 79 hours of gameplay time.