ASUS offers a variety of accessories under the TUF brand, and the manufacturer is rolling out a set of new products at Computex 2018. The lineup is getting a new chassis with camp styling elements, gaming mouse, along with a splash-proof keyboard, and a new headset.
The TUF series is all about durability, and in recent years ASUS has created a cohesive design aesthetic around the lineup. Here's a look at the latest additions joining the TUF lineup.
ASUS TUF Gaming GT501 chassis
The TUF Gaming GT501 carries the same camp-inspired design as TUF motherboards, and offers the same durability. The chassis is made out of steel, and has plastic around the front panel housing and a huge smoked tempered glass window on the side.
There's enough room inside the chassis to house an ATX motherboard and route cables effectively, and there's space left over for RGB lighting as well should you decide to do so.
A unique feature is the woven cotton handles at the top, which make it easy to transport the chassis to LAN parties. From ASUS:
The thumb screws holding the window can sometimes be affixed too tightly at the factory, so the case ships with a handy TUF Gaming tag that doubles as a screwdriver.
It comes with three high-flow 140-mm PWM fans, and you get mounts for three fans up top and three more at the front, or if you're going the liquid cooling route, you can slot in a 280mm radiator. Like most cases in this category, the TUF Gaming GT501 has dust filters at the bottom, front, and top.
ASUS TUF M5 gaming mouse
Being a product in the TUF series, the M5 gaming mouse is designed to withstand a lot of abuse. The mouse comes with a grey paint job with a "durable" coat that's designed to last several years, and like most gaming mice, the M5 has Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks.
The mouse has built-in memory that's good for storing up to three profiles, a Pixart PAW3327 6200DPI optical sensor, and all buttons and keys are programmable with the Armoury II software. There are two buttons above the thumb rest, and a button below the scroll wheel.
The button under the scroll wheel and the TUF logo are decked out with accent lighting, and you can customize the color options via ASUS' Aura Sync software.
ASUS TUF K5 gaming keyboard
The notable feature with the TUF K5 keyboard is the spill-proof design, which will protect the keyboard from "accidental spills if you get bumped inadvertently at a crowded LAN party or celebrate a hard-fought victory a little too emphatically."
The keyboard can withstand up to 60ml of liquids, and ASUS notes that the key caps are covered with three layers of paint — one more than traditional keyboards (to make it TUF).
There are Mech-Brane membrane switches that mimic the feel of a mechanical keyboard, and there's a five-zone Aura Sync backlight that can be configured using the Armoury II software.
You'll also be able to set up macros and save them to the onboard storage.
ASUS TUF H5 gaming headset
The H5 headset features a stainless steel design that ASUS says increases its durability while reducing the overall weight, making it comfortable to wear for extended gaming sessions.
The headset comes with dual 50-mm Essence drivers and a detachable boom for the mic. You'll be able to enable virtual surround sound via the included USB adapter.
The new additions to the TUF lineup tie into the broader TUF Gaming Alliance, which is a series of collaborative products launched by the likes of Cooler Master and other brands that share a cohesive design aesthetic.
All three products will make their debut in the third quarter of 2018, and there's no word on pricing or availability just yet. We should know more closer to launch, but in the meantime, what do you think of the latest TUF products?
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