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ASUS ROG launches new ROG Strix pre-built AMD-powered desktops

Rounding up ROG’s immense lineup of AMD-powered devices

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ASUS ROG is joining the fray for world-class gaming desktop builds these days. To complete their ROG Renoir lineup of devices, the company has released its latest gaming desktop PCs fit for a more competitive environment. These new systems will sport the latest AMD processors to ensure game-ready performance for competitive gamers and Esports athletes alike. Also, these systems will bring content-creation capable hardware, as well.

One of these devices is the ASUS ROG Strix G35DX, the desktop system geared for competition. This system comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU, complete with 16 cores for all the raw power you need. Along with this, the system comes with up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti inside for an enhanced gaming experience. These two alone will give you the performance you need to run competitive titles at stunning rates. Also, the RTX 2080Ti supports 4K resolution gaming so even your gaming experience is visually amazing.

The other powerful desktop system on deck is the ASUS ROG Strix G15DH, more suited for content creators and casual gamers. Unlike the ROG Strix G35DX, the G15DH comes with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER GPU. In theory, it’s not as powerful as the G35DX but can still deliver excellent performance for work and play.

These two machines will be available starting August 21 in ASUS and ROG accredited stores nationwide, starting at the following prices:

MODEL NAME CPU RAM GPU STORAGE SRP HARD BUNDLE
G35DX-PH005T R9-3950X 32G RTX 2080 Ti 11GD6 2TB + 1TB SSD ₱219,995 ROG Strix Flare Keyboard + ROG Gladius II Mouse
G35DX-PH002T R9-3900X 16G RTX 2070 SUPER 8GD6 2TB + 1TB SSD ₱134,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse
G35DX-PH011T R7-3700X 8G X 2 RTX 2060 SUPER 8GD6 1TB + 512G SSD ₱109,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse
G15DH-PH014T R5-3600X 8G X 2 RTX 2070 SUPER 8GD6 1TB + 512G SSD ₱79,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse
G15DH-PH003T R7-3800X 8G RTX 2060 SUPER 8GD6 1TB + 512G SSD ₱79,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse
G15DH-PH002T R7-3700X 8G GTX 1660 Ti 6GD6 1TB + 512G SSD ₱69,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse
G15DH-PH005T R5-3600X 8G GTX 1650 4GD5 1TB + 256G SSD ₱49,995 Gaming Keyboard + Mouse

ASUS is also offering a special promo when you order the ROG Strix G15DH between August 21 to September 20. Along with the desktop PC, you can also get a set of peripherals — including the ASUS TUF VG279QM Gaming Monitor. All of these can be yours for PhP 99,995, more than PhP 13,000 off the original price.

SEE ALSO: ASUS unveils VivoBook S14, ROG Laptops powered by AMD

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Razer now has its own gaming finger sleeves

Keeping your thumbs dry

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Razer has somehow transformed into the ruler of gaming lifestyle accessories. After releasing treasure troves of peripherals and devices, the company has slowly branched off into stranger and stranger niches including toasters and SUVs. Razer is now blending peripheral with accessory in its latest product: Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves.

If you haven’t heard of finger sleeves before, think gloves but only for your fingers — or, in this case, finger. The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are meant to be worn on your thumbs. It’s specifically made for mobile gamers.

Made with a mixture of sliver fiber fabric, nylon, and spandex, the sleeves can keep your thumbs dry for serious gaming on your phone. Despite wrapping your thumbs, Razer says that the fabric is still breathable at 0.8 millimeters. They’re also a universal fit for any type of thumb.

Mobile gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment especially in Asian countries like the Philippines. Playing on your phone can easily whittle away the time spent in traffic or outdoors. However, since some countries are too warm and humid, sweat can just as easily accumulate and create an unsightly portrait on our otherwise pristine phone screens.

The Razer Gaming Finger Sleeves are out now and retails for US$ 9.99.

SEE ALSO: Razer unveils its Phantom Keycap Upgrade Set

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The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset now sports Midnight Black

Nicely paired with the DualSense controller and your “Midnight Black” PS5

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Pulse 3D Wireless

Back in June, Sony announced two additional colorways for its next-generation DualSense controller. Apart from the classic white, the PlayStation 5’s newest controller also received a Midnight Black and Cosmic Red. This time around, they’ve extended the invitation to another PS5 peripheral, the Pulse 3D Wireless Headset.

Much like the DualSense controller, the headset will also come in Midnight Black. Other than this, everything else is pretty much the same for the Pulse 3D Headset. In essence, it still gives you deeper, more immersive 3D sounds to games that fully take advantage of this. It’s just that now, you have other color options to choose from. Whether or not this also comes in Cosmic Red, Sony has yet to announce that.

It’s worth noting that included in the PS5’s second major update is an equalizer for the 3D Pulse. It adds another layer of control for players. This lets them enjoy the game precisely the way they want to. But if tweaking isn’t your thing, there are also three presets: Standard, Bass Boost, or Shooter.

The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black will be available on October 29 for PhP 5,590/ SG$ 149 / MYR 469/ DR1,699,000 / THB3,490 / VND2,699,000.

SEE ALSO: How to use the DualSense controller with PC, Mac

 

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Nintendo Switch gets Bluetooth audio compatibility

Update rolling out today

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The Nintendo Switch is one of the most versatile consoles available today. Besides being a home console, commuters and travelers can easily take their favorite games with them. However, for all its bells and whistles, the console lacks a key feature present in today’s traveling tech: Bluetooth audio support. In a surprise move, Nintendo is finally bringing the Switch into the wireless fold.

Today, an official software update is rolling out to Switches everywhere. The update adds in support for Bluetooth audio output. Gamers can now play their favorite games through the wireless earbud of their choice. The system’s settings screen now has a Bluetooth Audio setting to pair the console with wireless audio devices.

There are some caveats, though. The new feature is a single-player one. Users can’t attach Bluetooth microphones using the update. Though some games thrive in multiplayer, Nintendo won’t allow the feature yet.

Further, only on audio device can be paired at a single time, adding more complications for local multiplayer. Likewise, pairing an audio device will limit the console’s wireless controller connections to just two at a time. There might be some latency issues as well, according to the official support page.

The update is already rolling out now. Switch users should have access to the feature as soon as they get it.

SEE ALSO: Is the Nintendo Switch (OLED) worth the upgrade?

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