Asus tries to respond to the promote widespread use of the multi-screen monitor configuration in the gaming world and presenting a new accessory belonging to the ROG family at CES 2018. Let’s talk about the Asus Bezel-Free Kit, a new concept that hides bezels of adjacent screens in a multi-monitor system.
Bezel-Free Kit is a pair of thin lenses placed along the seams where screens meet, so as to offer a unique, seamless experience. Below we propose a comparison that shows the effect of the accessory installed on a three-screen configuration.
Asus has developed this product in collaboration with its partner specialized in the development of backlighting systems. It uses optical camouflage to make a seamless multi-monitor system. The working of the kit is simple and effective. It uses optical micro-structures within the lens to refract and bend light inward and hence hide the bezels underneath.
The lenses are made from PMMA, a type of transparent thermoplastic that’s much more durable than glass. This material lets 90% of the light from the monitors shine through, making the picture under the lenses slight dimmer than the rest of the screens but less distracting than the opaque seams created when two bezels are pushed up against each other.
Although this causes a slight reduction in the illumination on the affected part, Asus claims that the final effect will please the user’s attention, compared to the regular multi-screen setup.
Bezel-Free Kit does not allow much flexibility, It is designed to work at 130° and the choice of compatible monitors. The kit will be compatible with the ROG Swift PG258Q and Strix XG258Q models, even if support for other screens in the future is not excluded.