Asus ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition + ROG Hone Ace (mouse pad)
This comprehensive article delves into the outstanding features of the Asus ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition mouse, complemented by the ROG Hone Ace Aim Lab Edition mousepad, making it an optimal choice for avid gamers. Released on 02.01.2023, this high-tech optical gaming mouse is designed to cater to the specific needs of gamers. Equipped with the advanced ROG AimPoint optical sensor, a variant of the PixArt 3399, it boasts an impressive sensitivity range of 100 to 36,000 DPI, which translates into unparalleled accuracy and precision. Moreover, its CPI deviation is <1%, which is significantly lower than the industry average of 3%, further contributing to its superior performance. The same sensor technology is used in the esteemed ROG Keris Wireless Aimpoint and ROG Chakram X models. The mouse's USB/RF 2.4G polling rate of 1,000 Hz is considered standard for gaming mice, ensuring the mouse's responsiveness is as quick as possible. Its maximum speed of 650IPS is more than enough to handle even the most demanding games, while the max acceleration of 50G provides gamers with the agility they need to make quick, accurate movements. The mouse also has three modes of connectivity, giving users flexibility in how they prefer to connect their devices:
- Wired USB
- Low-latency 2.4 GHz RF
- Bluetooth mode to pair up to three devices
The ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition is an exceptional wireless mouse that boasts a long-lasting Li-Ion battery, providing up to 90 hours of battery life without lighting and 79 hours with default breathing lighting. Developed in collaboration with professional e-sports players, the ambidextrous shape provides maximum stability and control, ensuring a superior gaming experience. What sets this mouse apart from others is its lightweight construction. Weighing only 54 g, it's remarkable to see a mouse with RGB lighting, wireless connectivity, and no holes come in at such a low weight. The shell is constructed using bio-sourced nylon, making it environmentally friendly, while the mouse feet are 100% PTFE, providing a smooth glide on any surface. The mouse features five programmable buttons, which can be customized using the Asus Armoury Crate. Additionally, you can set up your mouse without installing drivers, making it easier to get started right away. The L/R switches are ROG 70M Mechanical ones, providing a satisfying click when pressed. One drawback of this mouse is that the switches are not replaceable, unlike the Gladius III, which we reviewed in 2021, that featured 5-pin Omron optical switches. However, this is a small price to pay for a mouse that delivers exceptional performance and is ideal for e-sports enthusiasts who demand the best.
Charging the mouse is done using the included USB cable. Regarding the RGB, one dedicated lighting zone on the mouse can be adjusted in Asus Aura software. The cable is using the ROG Paracord. The mouse has the Aim Lab Settings Optimizer, a software that analyzes user strengths and plays style to adjust mouse settings to the user. The ambidextrous shape is optimal for palm, claw, and fingertip grip styles. The weight for a wireless device is sensationally low, 54 g/0.119 lbs. The dimensions for both versions are 127.5 mm(L) x 63.7 mm(W) x 39.6 mm(H)/5.02 in(L) x 2.51 in(W) x 1.56 in(H). The Asus ROG Harpe Ace Aim Lab Edition Wireless is available at 149.99 USD/159 EUR. The warranty is two years, so that’s pretty standard. Is this product worth its price, given the provided features and functionality? Let’s find out.