At CES 2023, Asus unveiled a new game controller with a small built-in OLED display, compatible with Xbox Series X/S and PC.
The Asus ROG Raikiri Pro features a 1.3-inch OLED display just above the Xbox button that can display custom images (or animations), battery life, and more. The controller has two buttons between the USB-C ports that are used to switch controller profiles.
Additionally, the Raikiri Pro includes four programmable back buttons, trigger locks, and a circular D-Pad. Along with a dedicated mute button and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Asus Armory Crate PC app is used to remap buttons, adjust joystick sensitivity, enable controller trigger modes and dead zones.
Asus ROG Raikiri Pro – CES 2023 first look
More interestingly, ROG Raikiri Pro offers tri-mode connectivity, allowing you to connect the controller via Bluetooth, 2.4GHz RF mode, or a wired connection using a USB-C cable. Asus’ product listing on the page indicates that this is a “pro” controller for those with PC as their platform of choice, and compatibility on Xbox is via a wired USB-C connection.
The controller display is reminiscent of similar controllers and concepts.like Datel Xbox 360 Turbo Fire Wireless ControllerOr a Sega Dreamcast controller with a Visual Memory Unit (VMU) attached. Having the option to run custom images or animations would be interesting.
Asus has yet to share a release date or price for the controller.
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