ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced an update to its ROG Sica Gaming Mouse. The Sica represents the simplest of the ASUS ROG gaming mouse range with its ambidextrous design offering just two buttons plus a clickable scroll wheel. However this update brings along a Glacier White colour choice and upgraded easy-swap socketed main mouse switches from Omron.
HEXUS reviewed the original ASUS ROG Sica Gaming Mouse a little under a year ago. We concluded that as it stood the RRP of £29.99 was a little on the high side for the features present, taking in to account competitor products and so on. Perhaps that was ASUS ROG creating a feature-set that would offer basic appeal without cannibalising the higher price models. However we still thought the mouse offered a good quality components, like the switches and sensor, and well rounded software.
ASUS ROG Sica specifications
- Connection: Wired USB 2.0
- Tracking resolution: 5000 DPI optical sensor
- Tracking speed: 130 inches per second
- Tracking acceleration: 30g
- Responsiveness: 1000Hz polling rate, low-friction Teflon feet
- Switch: Omron D2FC-F-7N (with 20-million-click durability for Glacier White ROG Sica model), Easy-swap switch socket design
- Cable: 2m-long rubber USB cable with a gold plated connector
- Compatible operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7 using the ASUS ROG Armoury software
- Colours: Black, Glacier White, with red illuminated ROG logo and Mayan-stencilled side panels
- Size: 115 x 62 x 39mm
- Weight: 117g (including cable)
- Notes: Compatible switches for ROG switch socket are Omron D2F Series switches: D2F, D2F-F, D2F-01, D2F-01F, Omron D2FC Series switches: D2FC-3M, D2FC-F-7N, D2FC-F-7N(10M), D2FC-F-7N(20M)
So the changes delivered to the new ASUS ROG Sica aren't dramatic. You have the new colour, and "upgraded Omron switches" installed, and the main two click switches are swappable - but were also swappable in the Sica we tested last year. However one can't complain as the price remains the same, at £29.99, but we are offered more choice. ASUS UK says the new White ROG Sica Gaming Mouse will be available by the end of February.