Gamers are a rare breed. They choose the very best gear for their gaming setups and hence it’s usually difficult if you want to gift them tech gear. But, worry not, because we are here to tell you what to buy, with help from ROG! In this gift guide, we have covered the best gifts for gamers and some drool-worthy items that’ll have you happily emptying your wallet to have the best gaming gear over the competition.
HEADSETS: ROG Delta S Animate
The groundbreaking ROG Delta S Animate features amazing programmable AniMe Matrix displays on the ear cups, a hi-fi grade ESS 9281 Quad DAC with MQA for impeccable audio, and an ASUS AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone for clear communication. At only 310 grams, it also ensures comfort with fast-cooling ROG Hybrid ear cushions, and USB-C and USB-A connectors bring multi-platform compatibility.
HEADSETS: ROG Delta S
The ROG Delta S is a lightweight USB-C gaming headset with AI noise-canceling mic, MQA rendering technology, Hi-Res ESS 9281 QUAD DAC, and RGB lighting. It is also compatible with PC, Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 5. It also features industry-leading high-resolution ESS 9281 with QUAD DAC technology, plus MQA technology support to deliver impeccably detailed, true-to-life audio. The headset also comes with the ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone that offers crystal-clear in-game voice communication.
HEADSETS: ROG Strix Go 2.4
This one is a USB-C 2.4 GHz wireless gaming headset with an AI noise-cancelling microphone and low-latency performance for compatibility with PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, smart devices, and PS4. It offers a low-latency 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a USB-C adapter that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, smart devices, PC, Mac, and PS4, plus a 3.5 mm connector for Xbox One and other 3.5 mm devices. It offers an extremely lightweight design, with included carry bag for on-the-go use and protection. It also provides fast charging provides three hours of use with just a 15-minute charge, plus up to 25-hour total battery life for nonstop gaming.
MICE: ROG Chakram
The ROG Chakram is an RGB wireless gaming mouse with Qi charging, programmable joystick, tri-mode connectivity (wired/2.4GHz/Bluetooth), advanced 16000 dpi sensor, screw-less magnetic design, and Aura Sync lighting. It offers tri-mode connectivity that includes dual-wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth(BLE), and wired USB. It also comes with 16000 dpi, 400 IPS optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate support in 2.4GHz and wired mode.
MICE: ROG Gladius III
The ROG Gladius III is a classic asymmetrical gaming mouse with specially tuned 26,000 dpi with 1% deviation, instant button actuation, exclusive Push-Fit Switch Socket II, laser-engraved ROG aesthetic, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord, and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It offers 19,000 dpi with a class-leading 1% deviation (specially tuned to 26,000 dpi), 400 ips optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate. It comes with a unique pivoted button design and tuned software for instant button actuation without unwanted clicks.
MICE: ROG Keris Wireless
The ROG Keris Wireless is a lightweight FPS wireless gaming mouse with tri-mode connectivity (wired / 2.4 GHz / Bluetooth), specially tuned ROG 16,000 dpi sensor, exclusive push-fit switch sockets, PBT polymer L/R keys, swappable side buttons, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It has been optimised for FPS games, and comes with an ergonomic design that is based on inputs from esports pros.
KEYBOARDS: ROG Claymore II
ROG Claymore II is a modular TKL 80%/100% gaming mechanical keyboard with ROG RX Optical Mechanical Switches, detachable Numpad and wrist rest, wired & wireless 2.4G modes, extra customizable clicky hotkeys, volume control wheel, and wireless Aura Sync. It offers Ultrafast 1 ms response in both wired or 2.4 GHz wireless modes. It comes with a 4000 mAh battery that provides up to 43 hours of use (full-size with lighting on), and the keyboard includes a built-in LED battery-level indicator.
KEYBOARDS: ROG RX Strix Scope
The ROG Strix Scope RX optical RGB gaming keyboard is made for FPS gamers. It comes with ROG RX optical-mechanical switches, all-around Aura Sync RGB illumination, IP57 waterproof and dust resistance, USB 2.0 passthrough, and an alloy top plate. It also comes with per-key RGB LEDs with central lighting for all-around illumination, a backlit ROG logo, and customizable light effects.
KEYBOARDS: ROG Falchion
The ROG Falchion is a 65% wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with 68 keys, wireless Aura Sync lighting, interactive touch panel, keyboard cover case, Cherry MX switches, and up to 450-hour battery life. It comes with German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches for precision input. It also offers dual-mode connectivity via wired USB and 1 ms at 2.4 GHz RF, and up to 450 hours of battery life offer stable, long-lasting performance (with RGB lighting off).
Sony’s WH-1000XM5 Noise Cancelling Headphones Arrive in the UAE
Sony Middle East and Africa have announced that the newest edition of its award-winning noise-cancelling headphones, the WH-1000XM5, are now available in the UAE in black and platinum silver starting at AED 1999.
This industry-leading technology provides a whole new immersive, distraction-free sound experience taking the noise-cancelling and audio quality on the WH-1000XM5, to a whole new level.
Engineered with eight beamforming microphones and an AI-based noise reduction structure, isolates your voice from the noisy background giving you the chance to take calls wherever you go.
Accompanied by Sony’s HD Noise Cancelling Processor QN1, designed in a 30mm driver unit provides enhanced sound clarity and bass reproduction, creating incomparable noise cancellation which allows you to focus on your audio, away from the world.
With noteworthy 30 hours of battery life and 3 hours’ worth of charge in just 3 minutes using USB Power Delivery (PD), experience an uninterrupted listening experience.
The WH-1000XM5 comes in a compact collapsible carrying case, allowing you to carry your headphones with you on the go.
European Union Rules That All Phones Sold in the Region Should Come With USB Type-C Chargers
European Union officials have agreed on new rules requiring a uniform charging cord for smartphones and other devices, a move that would make life easier for consumers fed up with rummaging through a tangle of cables for the right one. EU negotiators said they inked a provisional agreement on a “single charging solution,” part of a wider effort to make products sold in the 27-nation bloc more sustainable and cut down on electronic waste.
The new rules, which will take effect by fall 2024, mean EU consumers will only need to use a common USB Type-C cable for small and medium-sized rechargeable, portable electronic devices. The devices covered include mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, earbuds, digital cameras, headphones and headsets, handheld videogame consoles, and portable speakers.
Laptops also are covered, but manufacturers will have extra time to comply. While many electronics makers have started adopting USB-C sockets into their devices, Apple has been one of the main holdouts. Apple had previously said it’s concerned the rules would limit innovation and hurt consumers. The company’s iPhones come with their own Lightning charging port, though newer models include cables that can be plugged into a USB-C socket.
The EU rules also outline standards for fast charging technology and give consumers the right to choose whether to buy new devices with or without a charger, which the EU estimates will save consumers 250 million euros ($266 million) a year. Reducing electronic waste is another goal. The EU estimates disposed or unused chargers account for 11,000 metric tons of e-waste in Europe every year.
Sennheiser SPORT True Wireless is Now Available in the UAE
Sennheiser has introduced its first Sports headphones in several years. The new SPORT True Wireless earbuds are now available to athletes and sports enthusiasts in the UAE who have an authentic love for fitness, sports as well as music and great sound.
Choose an open ear adapter style to stay aware of your surroundings but at the same time minimize body-borne noise, like hearing your own breathing or footsteps. Or simply switch to an insulating closed-ear adapter that blocks outside sound for an immersive audio experience.
Adaptable Acoustics tailor the sound experience for the level of immersion or awareness preferred. Our unique Adaptable Acoustic feature offers the choice of either open or closed ear adapters, that match with special EQ modes to provide the perfect setting for your exercise.
“Sennheiser Consumer Audio’s SPORT True Wireless is the ideal companion to drive your performance. In addition to the legendary Sennheiser’s Signature Sound, it features Adaptable Acoustic offering a choice of open and closed ear adapters – thus you can tailor the listening experience for greater running comfort or more immersion.” said Heston Saldanha, Sales Director, Sennheiser Consumer Audio Middle East FZCO. “Secure customized fit and IP54 rating make the SPORT True Wireless ready for the most unpredictable challenges – so you can take your sports to the next level.”
The SPORT True Wireless is powered by Sennheiser’s TrueResponse transducer, a unique 7mm dynamic audio driver that delivers a high-end sound experience with full bass. A built-in equalizer allows users to fine-tune the sound experience to individual taste with a choice of presents through the Smart Control App. The ergonomic fit of the SPORT True Wireless earbuds can be customized with a choice of ear adapters in three sizes and four different ear fins, so they stay comfortably in place during any performance.
The earbuds’ tough design provides splash, dust and sweat resistance. There’s no need to slow down when conditions get tough: the sleek durable design has an IP54 rating so it can easily handle sweat, rain, or workouts on the beach. The earbuds deliver 9 hours playback time and a further 18 hours with on-the-go charging via the case, for a total of 27 hours.
The Sennheiser Sports True Wireless are available for AED 499 in black.
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