Asus started off 2023 with a bang by launching several new devices including the impressive ROG Azoth keyboard, which we reviewed earlier this month. The company also announced the new Asus ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse and mousepad – so let’s have a look at these in this review.
Upon removing the mouse from the packaging you will be surprised at how lightweight the mouse is. Weighing a mere 54 grams, the ambidextrous mouse is equipped with a nylon shell and an optical sensor capable of 36,000 DPI.
With ROG Micro Switches, it has a lifespan of 70 million clicks and is equipped with Bluetooth and 2.4GHz RF wireless modes as well as a storage compartment for its dongle. Additionally, the mouse features five buttons and comes at a price point of AED 513.
Meanwhile, the Hone Ace mousepad, which boasts a surface that repels water, oil, and dust, measures 508-by-420 mm. Its design prioritises an optimal amount of friction to ensure precise controls and features a rubber base to minimize slippage.
With ruler markings included, gamers using Aim Lab’s software for accuracy training may find it particularly useful. The mouse pad is priced at AED 110.
Developed by Statespace and launched in 2018, Aim Lab has attracted around 20 million players to date. The base software can be downloaded for free from either Steam or the official website. Aim Lab has proven to be a valuable tool for players seeking to refine their skills in first and third-person shooters.
Not only does it analyse performance to aid in improving aim, but it also focuses on identifying weak points and preferences. In addition, it provides game-specific training profiles, such as those for Valorant and Roblox.
Apart from the side-mounted blue buttons, you also get a scroll wheel which is accented by the LED lighting beneath it. In terms of the buttons, the regular clickers offer a satisfying tactile sensation, and the scroll wheel performs well.
The mouse also features two buttons on its underside, one to connect the Harpe to your PC via Bluetooth, wired connection, or wireless USB-A receiver, and the other to switch the DPI. Having said all of that, the real highlight of Harpe is its DPI. At 36,000 DPI, it offers a high level of precision, something esports players will appreciate.
The Harpe’s remarkable precision is enhanced by Nvidia Reflex. If you connect the mouse to a compatible monitor, the latency is significantly reduced. Nvidia’s internal tests show that the Harpe, when used with Reflex, is the fastest esports model available, ensuring that your in-game clicks register almost instantly.
While most players may not notice these differences, esports players and competitive gamers require every advantage possible, especially when substantial amounts of money are at stake. Without Reflex, the mouse is still exceptionally fast, but this extra feature elevates it to the top tier of performance.
The Asus ROG Harpe Ace is a serious contender in the realm of gaming peripherals. Its blend of performance optimiser, cutting-edge specifications, and lightweight build make it an impressive piece of equipment.
We discovered that the mouse was not only accurate and satisfying to use for gaming but also for regular day-to-day tasks. Furthermore, it is surprisingly lightweight, despite packing a significant amount of technology.
It is rare to find a gaming mouse that is both lightweight and durable without honeycomb holes or a thin shell. However, Asus has managed to incorporate a battery that lasts up to 90 hours and provides both Bluetooth and wireless connectivity.
The Asus ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab edition excels in many aspects. The mouse’s construction and design are clearly well-thought-out. One of the things that stand out is the customisation via Aim Lab. If you’re tired of the usual gaming mice or seek something that can assist you in optimising your settings for improved gameplay, the ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse is the way to go.
Price: AED 513 (ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition Gaming Mouse) and AED 110 (ROG Hone Ace Mousepad)