The ROG Ally design and specs impress, so what's the catch?

ROG Ally; a white handheld PC games console with an angular design
(Image credit: ROG)

When the ROG Ally was teased as a non-April Fools gag I was impressed with the design and, jokingly compared it to the Tesla Cybertruck. More details have been shared with me since then and, well… it's still a wonderfully angular handheld gaming gadget but one with some very cute design touches.

There's certainly room in the gaming space for a serious rival to Steam Deck and the copy-cat PC handhelds, as well as the best games consoles around at the moment. With rumours of Nintendo Switch 2 spiralling, now really is the time for a new handheld. The ROG Ally could be the handheld games device to give Nintendo cold sweats, as this runs on Windows 11 and can connect to every PC games platform, including Steam, Epic Games Store, EA Play, and Xbox Game Pass.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.