Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition Review: Polarizing Looks, High Price

Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition Review: Polarizing Looks, High Price

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is an addition to the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Evangelion Project. This venture offers several gaming-focused products, including motherboards, graphics cards, monitors and PC accessories such as mice and headsets with a cohesive color-based theme. Oh, and don’t forget the T-shirt (opens in new tab) to bring it all together. The products have a purple and green color theme that draws inspiration from the famous mecha, EVA-1, from the popular Evangelion anime series that debuted in the mid-90s.

Design

The Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX6000 EVA Edition is a horizontal router with four positionable antennas. It has ports along the base and vibrant, green LEDs adorning the antennas. Overall, this is a mid-range 802.11ax router in terms of its specs and physical size.

For those complaining about generic, drab router design, this is about as far opposite that as you can get. Whether this is truly mesmerizing, compelling and exhilarating probably depends on how much of a fan you are of the Evangelion anime. From our perspective, with colors that look more at home in the Joker’s Lair from Batman, we doubt it will fit in with most home decors.

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Additionally, the words “Evangelion Test Type 01” emblazoned across the top made us wonder if this was a prototype at first, but this is the finished product. About the best we can say about the design of this router is that “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Unless you are a die-hard fan of the series, we doubt it will have a significantly wider appeal. Although the company does sell a non-anime themed version of the Rapture GT-AX6000 (opens in new tab) with a comparatively tame black and red color scheme. 

Specifications

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