Outdoor gaming with ASUS ROG Mjolnir

ASUS ROG Mjolnir
Translate from : Udendørs gaming med ASUS ROG Mjolnir
The ASUS ROG series will soon spread over a very wide range of products. If you are an ASUS ROG fan and would like to take your gaming setup with you outside, now is the time to take a closer look at the ASUS ROG Mjolnir. It is a portable UPS unit designed like Thor's hammer that lets you game without connecting to the mains for up to an hour on an RTX 4080 based system.

Asus is showing off many different products at Computex and the most special is certainly not their AI laptops, although they are certainly part of this year's hot new technology. No, it's the ROG Mjolnir Portable Gaming UPS, a confusingly named but clearly awesome portable powerhouse, described by the company as "designed for both indoor gaming and outdoor activities."

UPS units (Uninterrupted Power Supplies) typically only run on plugged-in power and are not intended to be used outdoors. They are therefore mostly intended as a medium-term backup power source should the power go out. However, there are now quite a few portable power sources that have several charging options and can be transported around.


Why one would want to take this practical piece of art outdoors is a mystery to this city dweller, but perhaps there is wisdom in making the most of an investment. This version of Thor's hammer certainly won't come cheap. Asus has packed it with a 768Wh lithium-ion phosphate battery with a 10ms switchover time, along with four AC outlets, two USB-A ports and two USB-C ports. USB-C Wireless Fast Charging is supported, with charging up to 100W for power delivery, as well as Qi 2.0 MagSafe-compatible wireless charging. And should you need it, you can charge the entire device via solar energy.

Asus claims this portable powerhouse can keep you running on a PC with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 for up to an hour. You can monitor how much power is left via the device's LCD display.

To top it all off (and frankly, the best part about the ROG Mjolnir), the hammer handle is a magnetic flashlight. The price has not yet been announced, but given its specifications and compared to other more normal devices of this type, it will likely cost between $600 and $800.

No release date has yet been announced. Asus has only listed it as "coming soon" on their website.

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