[Review] Pink Redux: The ROG Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk Wireless Gaming Headset
This is the second of three reviews covering all the peripherals in the Electro Punk series.
You can read Part 1: The ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk keyboard here.
ROG Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk
Earlier this year, ROG re-released some of their most popular gaming peripherals in a new colourway - Electro Punk. Each of them are essentially the same as their vanilla counterparts, but with a fresh coat of neon pink and black paint.
Today, we'll be talking about the Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk headset, which I have actually reviewed before. In any case, I'll be going through an overview of the product again, so let's begin!
Same package, new look
The packaging of the Electro Punk edition Strix Go is largely the same, with the welcome card bearing minor edits referring to the special edition.
Once again, it comes in a beautiful carry case, and this time it has a neon pink cloth tab affixed to the case. It's a striking and welcome addition that helps the case stand out even from across the room. Last time round, I complained that the only thing the case was lacking was a handle or strap to help you carry it around, and I guess this cloth tab will do in a pinch.
Opening it up, you'll find the same set of accessories - a USB-C charging cable, a 3.5mm cable, a USB-C to USB-A dongle to ensure widespread compatibility, and most importantly, the USB-C 2.4GHz wireless dongle.
Sadly, only the latter got a splash of pink - the cables and mic are still solid black. On the bright side, the accessories pocket also gained a tiny pink cloth tab, tying the overall aesthetic together.
Just the right amount of pink
The headset itself has also enjoyed a pink upgrade which was very tastefully done in my opinion.
The earcups and headband are still made of the same soft-touch material in black, with some added pink accents by way of the input toggle switch and multi-function button.
On the right hinge only, there's also a flash of pink which helps you instantly distinguish which side is which.
The biggest patch of pink is on the inside of the earcups, which is now proudly neon with the ROG logo in a slightly lighter pink. Once you put it on, it's no longer visible, so it's pretty much for your enjoyment only. I find it a good balance of pink and black overall - it's not too garish when worn, but still provides a splash of colour while sitting on your desktop.
Same pros and cons
Since it's essentially the same Strix Go 2.4 in new clothes, the functionality remains the same - both good and bad. As we've outlined in our previous review, the Strix Go offers amazing connectivity with zero latency to a wide range of devices, including your phone, PC, laptop, Nintendo Switch in both handheld and docked mode, and more. There's no discernible delay and no fussy pairing process - just plug it in and it instantly works. You'll also get both an in-built mic and the detachable gooseneck mic with ROG's AI noise cancelling technology.
Along with the good, the Strix Go 2.4 Electro Punk also brought along its downsides, which is mediocre audio for music listening. It serves perfectly fine as a gaming headset or even to watch Netflix, but is pretty lackluster when it comes to enjoying your favourite tunes.
Buy or no buy?
At a mere RM30 more than the vanilla version (pink tax!), the Electro Punk edition of the Strix Go 2.4 is a beautiful new rendition of the original. It has the same pros and cons that the original offers, so the only difference you'll be paying for is the neon pink makeover, which looks absolutely stunning in my opinion.
If you love pink and were going to get the Strix Go 2.4 anyway, I'd highly recommend forking out the extra RM30 and just picking up the Electro Punk edition for RM779. This is especially if you have a pink-themed setup to build around, or if you have any other peripheral from the series. We all love a good colour-coordinated setup, don't we?
For more information, you may visit the official product page here.