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IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

IKEA x ASUS ROG gaming gear ready for USA release date

The full IKEA x ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) gaming product line is finally ready for a release date in October of 2021. This collection of accessories, lighting, and furniture was partially revealed earlier this year with a February preview, including everything from desks to LED strips to mouse USB bungee and a wooden hand to hold your headphones. Products will launch a variety of named families, each a part of the gaming accessory and furniture universe.

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ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro refresh includes a colored rear screen

ASUS ROG Phone 5s Pro refresh includes a colored rear screen

Gaming smartphones have seemingly taken a backseat lately after having their time in the limelight for the past two years or so. ASUS, however, doesn't seem fazed at all and is, in fact, trying to flood the market with even more models than one can possibly imagine. Just months after the ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate debuted, it is launching a slight refresh of the line that has little improvement except for the new ROG Phone 5s Pro.

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ASUS ROG Strix G15, G17 Advantage Edition flaunt AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

ASUS ROG Strix G15, G17 Advantage Edition flaunt AMD Radeon RX 6800M GPU

AMD just recently announced its latest generation of Radeon mobile graphics aimed squarely at gamers. The Radeon RX 6000M series boasts not just increased performance and power efficiency, it also has a few tricks up its sleeves when paired with AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs. According to AMD, that team-up can be best experienced with its new Advantage Design Framework and ASUS' Republic of Gamers is the first to jump on that program with the new ROG Strix G15 and G17 Advantage Edition gaming laptops.

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ASUS ROG Phone 5 now available in the US with a hefty price tag

ASUS ROG Phone 5 now available in the US with a hefty price tag

Although every high-end smartphone can be used for gaming, gaming smartphones really push the envelope when it comes to performance. They also often employ gimmicks to aid gaming, from extra buttons to unconventional cooling systems. As far as those go, the ASUS ROG Phone 5 pulls the stops when it comes to that without going overboard in gimmicks. Now it's finally arriving in the US but it might be up to some stiff competition considering the price tag it carries.

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ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the first durability test casualty of 2021

ASUS ROG Phone 5 is the first durability test casualty of 2021

The first generation of gaming smartphones bore designs that reflected their PC counterparts, mixing ruggedness with a distinct beauty that gamers appreciate. Later iterations, however, have started to reflect more the design trends of mainstream smartphones, almost as if to hide their gaming identities. Compared to its predecessors, the ROG Phone 5 looks more like a regular high-end flagship but changing the formula may have caused some problems with the phone's durability in return.

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ASUS ROG Phone 5 might have more RAM you’ll ever need for now

ASUS ROG Phone 5 might have more RAM you’ll ever need for now

How much RAM do you need for a smartphone? Disregarded the old joke about 640KB of RAM for PCs in the late 80s, smartphone memory seems to have stalled at 12GB in the past year or so with very few exceptions. That said, it seems that high-end smartphones are ready to push the envelope again with the ROG PHone 5 going beyond the 16GB that you'd find on the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G this year.

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IKEA gaming range taps ASUS ROG for chairs, motorized desks & some oddities

IKEA gaming range taps ASUS ROG for chairs, motorized desks & some oddities

IKEA is readying a set of gaming accessories, including an affordable gaming chair, desks, and some more oddball items, with the plan to launch the range globally from October 2021. There'll be six product families in all, some of which IKEA has developed in tandem with ASUS' Republic of Gamers gaming division. Initially, they're all available in China.

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ASUS ROG Phone 4 or 5 design could have some big changes

ASUS ROG Phone 4 or 5 design could have some big changes

Samsung kicked off 2021 with the powerhouse that is the Galaxy S21 Ultra but, truth be told, it still doesn't represent the pinnacle of smartphone performance. To see those, you'd have to look towards high-end gaming smartphones that try to push mobile hardware to their limits without burning your hands or your house down. We might not have long to wait as there might be not one but two such gaming smartphones coming in a month or two, including one from ASUS that seems to be mixing things up a bit.

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ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ made for PS5, Xbox Series X while keyboard and mouse go wireless

ASUS ROG Swift PG32UQ made for PS5, Xbox Series X while keyboard and mouse go wireless

Today the ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) crew showed off a collection of new computers and accessories. In addition to some fantastical laptops running the newest in new graphics processors, they delivered a new mechanical RGB gaming keyboard, a 19,000 dpi wireless gaming mouse, and a 32-inch HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor, all under the ROG brand name.

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ASUS ROG Flow X13 pairs ultraportable gaming 2-in-1 with an RTX 3080 eGPU

ASUS ROG Flow X13 pairs ultraportable gaming 2-in-1 with an RTX 3080 eGPU

ASUS has a new ultraportable gaming laptop, and the ROG Flow X13 takes a little explaining. Making its debut at CES 2021 today, the 13-inch laptop is Republic of Gamers' first 2-in-1 convertible gaming notebook, but it also comes with a ROG XG Mobile external graphics card that doubles as a docking station with extra ports and power.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE adds 4K option and CPU/GPU upgrades to dual-screen laptop

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE adds 4K option and CPU/GPU upgrades to dual-screen laptop

ASUS' dual-screen laptop has had a CES 2021 revamp, with the Republic of Gamers Zephyrus Duo 15 SE keeping the twin displays but throwing in more screen options and faster processors. As before, there's a 15.6-inch main display on top, with a 14.1-inch secondary display underneath, on a tilting panel just above the keyboard.

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The world’s first Wi-fi 6E router costs over $500 USD

The world’s first Wi-fi 6E router costs over $500 USD

The pointy crown-looking WiFi 6E router you see before you was revealed by ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today. This is the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 Tri-Band 10 Gigabit Wireless Router, the "world's first router to use the latest WiFi 6E (802.11ax) wireless network standard." Users will be able to roll with the latest in fastest-possible Wi-Fi internet speed while remaining compatible with devices that connect with older forms of Wi-Fi data.

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