New Keyboard Asus Strix Flare
Actu Strix Flare
Asus is getting better and better in keyboard manufacturing. Indeed, the company just released its last masterpiece : the ROG Strix Flare, designed to ignite the battlefield and radiate your desktop.
This RGB mechanical keyboard comes in gunmetal grey scales and matches well with the whole ROG’s colour range. It has a great presence due to its weight of 1256 g (with wire) in a matte and robust plastic. The backlight and Aura features are greatly customizable, allowing you to set up a specific color for each single key (except for media keys) independently and/or set up a lighting pattern on the go among over 10 default patterns. Additionnally, the Aura technology makes the lighting glow subtly on your desktop for a more absorbing ambiance, and is still entirely customizable through the ROG armoury software.
And for an even greater customization of your keyboard, Asus included an unique feature on the top right corner: a customizable illuminated badge. Delivered with the casual ROG badge, this pack also integrates a blank acrylic plate so you can place your own logo on it to have your keyboard matching your style !
Talking about functionalities, the media keys featured on the top left corner of this beast will ease your life since you won’t even have to take your hand off the mouse to have control over the sound. Moreover, the integrated volume roller, easily accessible and adjustable will save you some precious time while being intensely focused.
Asus made the choice to integrate Cherry MX keyswitches that hves proven their performances over the years. You can select between Cherry MX Red (light for gaming practice), Black (casual), Brown (multi-purpose) or Blue (extra clicking sound) depending on your preference. The keys are well spaced and the 100% anti-ghosting technology will ensure that none of your strokes will miss.
Finally, since Asus always focus on their gamers’ experience, they also added some small but enjoyable features such as an adjustable wrist pad for your long sessions as well as an extra USB socket to plug your mouse or any other device.
If the envy has flown in your veins while reading this review, you will be glad to know that this keyboard will soon be accessible for 174.90€ at its release.