ASUS Republic of Gamers unveiled its new ROG Raikiri and Raikiri Pro controllers, offering advanced in-game control and customization options for a premium gaming experience
These controllers feature a built-in OLED display that allows users to: customize animations, view status indicators and change the gaming profile during the action. Tri-mode connectivity offers flexibility with USB-C cable, 2.4GHz low-latency RF and Bluetooth; allowing you to use the controller on different platforms.
The controllers have four programmable back buttons to manage in-game controls or adjust joystick sensitivity in real time. Additionally, they offer short- or full-travel triggers and customizable dead zones, giving you precise control.
Both versions of controllers they include a 3.5mm audio jack and a built-in ESS DAC for a premium audio experience. Armory Crate software allows for a wide range of customizations, including remapping buttons, adjusting OLED display settings, and adjusting RGB lighting effects.
Details on the new ROG Raikiri and ROG Raikiri Pro controllers
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has officially announced the availability of the Raikiri and Raikiri Pro controllers. Raikiri Pro stands out as the first Xbox-certified PC controller; It also offers a built-in OLED display along with tri-mode connectivity versatility, giving gamers all the control and customization features they need. This controller represents the pinnacle of advanced technology, with a wide range of advanced features and virtually unlimited customization possibilities.
The integrated OLED display gives users the ability to: create and view custom animations, status indicators, or even quickly change game profiles directly during gameplay. Tri-mode connectivity allows you to connect the controller via Bluetooth, low-latency 2.4GHz RF or USB-C cable; ensuring that the Raikiri Pro is suitable for various gaming scenarios, including desktop PCs, notebooks and ROG Ally. It’s also compatible with the latest generation Xbox consoles via wired USB-C connection.
The Raikiri Pro’s intuitive controls include four programmable rear buttons; these can be used for quick in-game commands or to adjust joystick sensitivity on the fly. Additionally, the triggers offer a lockout mode that can be configured for reduced or full travel, along with the ability to customize dead zones through the Armory Crate software.
Innovative features and design
Both versions of the Raikiri and Raikiri Pro controllers they are equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack and a built-in ESS DAC for a premium audio experience while gaming. They also offer a convenient button to turn the microphone and chat on or off during gameplay.
Thanks to Armory Crate software, players can further customize their controllers; this by remapping the buttons, adjusting the OLED display settings (available in the Pro version) and taking advantage of the RGB lighting effects (available on both versions). You can select controller profiles and set low battery alerts in wireless mode. Furthermore, you can adjust the vibration strength of the controller and joystick response curves.
The design of the Raikiri and Raikiri Pro controllers is aligned with the ROG spirit, with careful details and a translucent appearance. The ergonomic grips are suitable for different hand sizes and playing styles, ensuring comfort and grip during extended gaming sessions. The asymmetrical appearance, the original textures and materials, together with the customizable RGB LED strip, they give the controllers a unique and futuristic aesthetic. The ROG Raikiri Pro’s high-end design has been recognized with prestigious international awards, including the 2022 iF Design Award and the Red Dot Design Award.
Availability and price of the new ROG Raikiri and ROG Raikiri Pro controllers
I controller Raikiri e Raikiri Pro are available for purchase at ASUS Gold Stores, resellers participating in the Powered by ASUS Program and main ASUS commercial partners; with a recommended retail price of €119.00 including VAT for Raikiri and €169.00 including VAT for Raikiri Pro.
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