Asus ROG Chakram X review: A joystick on a mouse?

Asus ROG Chakram X: MSRP $160.00 – The Asus ROG Chakram X’s built-in joystick feels more like a gimmick than an innovation.


  • Hot-swap capability for the perfect switch
  • Joystick is a unique feature
  • 8,000Hz polling rate
  • Slick PTFE feet
  • Pretty RGB


  • Way too expensive
  • Frustrating software bugs
  • The custom logo is just a plastic disk
  • Battery life isn’t the best

Asus ROG Chakram X

The best gaming mouse varies from person to person. One person might opt for better battery life, whereas someone else prefers a high polling rate. However, what about the person who wants something different, like a joystick and the ability to hot-swap switches? That person now has an answer: The