ASUS Republic of Gamers Launches Pugio

    Fremont, CA (July 11, 2017) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is excited to launch Pugio, an ambidextrous gaming mouse that offers ultimate customizability to meet the needs of most hardcore gamers. Its configurable side buttons let you decide on your own side button layout, while exclusive push-fit switch sockets offer variable click resistance. The push-fit design makes it easy to replace worn out switches to extend the lifespan of the mouse. The Pugio features stunning, aggressive aesthetics to match its performance — including angular ASUS Aura RGB light channels with Aura Sync support.

    ROG Pugio Gaming Mouse

    Ergonomically Designed for Marathon Gaming

    Ambidextrous mice with side buttons usually feature a mirrored button layout to accommodate both right- and left-handed gamers. The drawback of this design is that it often results in side button misclicks. Even with the buttons disabled, they can still be distracting. With the ROG Pugio, there's no need to change your grip style to avoid the buttons. The Pugio has configurable magnetic side buttons on both flanks to give you a truly ambidextrous and ergonomic gaming mouse. Simply swap the buttons out and replace them with the side button covers: use four, two, or no side buttons — the options are all yours!

    ROG Pugio also features ultra-durable Omron® mouse switches that are rated to at least 50 million clicks, which is an industry-leading lifespan. Pugio is also bundled with an additional pair of high-quality Omron switches so gamers can instantly tailor the out-of-the-box click feel for their gaming needs.

    Ensuring the Best Gaming Experience

    ROG Pugio features a gaming-designed 7200 DPI optical sensor, 150 IPS tracking speed and 30g acceleration to ensure the speed, resolution and accuracy needed for an optimal gaming experience. A dedicated DPI switch allows for instant switching between two sensitivity levels, and features an indicator to show current settings. Pugio includes a separate button design that lowers the actuation force and travel distance required for each click, resulting in a faster and more tactile button response.

    Flexible Customization

    Achieve perfect RGB lighting synchronization across your ROG Pugio and other Aura Sync-enabled products to complete the look of your battle station. Quickly synchronize lighting between the ROG Pugio and ROG Claymore keyboard with a press of the latter's ROG Sync hotkey, or use Aura Sync with ASUS motherboards and other components to make your system stand out¹.

    The ROG Pugio includes intuitive ROG Armoury software that lets you adjust settings to suit your style. Customize Aura RGB lighting effects, adjust performance and surface calibration settings, program and map buttons, create profiles, and much more!

    The bundled ROG accessory case helps users keep unused side-button covers, button caps and additional switches organized and safe. Pugio also comes with an ROG sticker and an easy-to-carry ROG pouch for convenient protection and portability.

    ¹ Lighting synchronization between ROG Pugio and ASUS motherboards, ROG GR8 II mini gaming PC, graphics cards, peripherals, and other products is enabled and controlled via proprietary ASUS Aura software.

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    AVAILABILITY & PRICING

    ROG Pugio is available now at leading resellers in North America for an MSRP of US $89.99. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information or visit us at ASUS ROG for additional details on the Pugio.

    SPECIFICATIONS²

    Connectivity Wired via USB 2.0
    Tracking Resolution 7200 DPI optical sensor
    Tracking Speed 150 IPS
    Tracking Acceleration 30g
    Switch Omron® D2FC-F-K (50M)
    Additional Omron® D2F-01F switches included
    OS Compatibility Windows 10 Windows 8.1 Windows 7
    Size 12.1 x 6.7 x 4.1cm
    Weight 103g without cable
    Package Contents 1 x ROG Pugio
    1 x ROG accessory case containing 2 Japanese-made Omron® switches and 2 side-button covers
    1 x ROG pouch
    1 x ROG logo sticker
    User documentation
    Note Compatible switch list for ROG switch socket
    - Omron® D2F Series switches: D2F, D2F-F, D2F-01 and D2F-01F
    - Omron® DF2C Series switches: D2FC-3M, D2FC-F-7N, D2FC-F-7N(10M), D2FC-F-7N(20M) and D2FC-F-K (50M)

    ² Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice.

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    About ROG

    Republic of Gamers (ROG) is an ASUS sub-brand dedicated to creating the world’s best gaming hardware and software. Formed in 2006, ROG offers a complete line of innovative products known for performance and quality, including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, desktops, monitors, audio equipment, routers and peripherals. ROG participates in and sponsors major international gaming events. ROG gear has been used to set hundreds of overclocking records and it continues to be the preferred choice of gamers and enthusiasts around the world. Learn more about the choice of champions at http://rog.asus.com.

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    Gary Key
    Sr. Technical Marketing Manager - ASUS North America
    Gary_Key@ASUS.com