ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces ROG Strix Flare

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ASUS ROG Strix Flare

Mechanical gaming keyboard features Cherry MX RGB switches, customisable
illuminated badge and dedicated media controls for gamers

KEY POINTS

  • German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches with optimal actuation provide a satisfying mechanical feel for the best gaming experiences
  • Customisable Aura-illuminated badge enables gamers to personalise the keyboard with their own individual flair
  • Dedicated media controls on the upper left enable instant in-game audio adjustments and a USB passthrough port provides easy device connectivity
  • Enhanced ROG Armoury II driver-based software with intuitive UI provides easy keyboard lighting and performance customisation

TAIPEI, Taiwan, March 8, 2018 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that ROG Strix Flare, a versatile RGB mechanical gaming keyboard that improves upon a well-established formula with exceptional performance and unrivalled personalisation features, is now available in select markets.

Superior gaming performance

ROG Strix Flare is currently offered with two different Cherry MX RGB switch types — red and brown — to deliver the precise mechanical feel and responsiveness demanded by gamers. The keyboard also features 100% anti-ghosting technology with N-key rollover to ensure all keystrokes are registered reliably, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously.

Unrivalled personalisation

ROG Strix Flare lets gamers experience a new level of personalisation with a customisable illuminated badge that can be inserted directly into the keyboard. Gamers can keep the pre-installed ROG logo badge or design their own insignia on the provided blank insert and see it flare up with Aura RGB lighting. The badge can be easily customised using paint or printed stickers, or gamers can seek professional printing or laser etching for a premium touch.

Individually backlit keys are housed in a dual-textured case displaying the signature ROG slash design, and a row of LEDs under both sides of the case creates a vibrant underglow that extends the customisable lighting beyond the keyboard. Powered by Aura Sync, ROG Strix Flare puts the entire colour spectrum and a range of dynamic lighting effects at gamers’ command, enabling them to create a unique colour scheme. All onboard lighting can be synchronised with the extensive portfolio of Aura Sync enabled devices for a truly immersive gaming environment.

Designed for convenience and comfort

While most gaming keyboards place media controls on the upper-right, ROG Strix Flare features its dedicated media keys and a smooth-scrolling volume wheel positioned on the upper left. This gives gamers instant access with their keyboard hand, eliminating the need to take their finger off the trigger to make adjustments mid-game. The keyboard also features a handy USB passthrough port for conveniently connecting other devices and a detachable soft-touch wrist rest for extra comfort.

New ROG Armoury II configuration utility

ROG Strix Flare comes with ROG Armoury II, an enhanced, driver-based version of ROG’s peripheral configuration utility that offers improved controls while using less system resources. ROG Armoury II enables gamers to create profiles, customise colours and lighting effects, map keys, record macros, and even track hardware stats during gameplay for data analysis.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

ROG Strix Flare is available now priced at £159.99 MSRP.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Key switches Cherry MX RGB (Red, Blue, Brown, Black)
  • Connection USB 2.0
  • Lighting Per-key RGB LEDs and underglow powered by Aura Sync
  • Anti-ghosting N-key rollover
  • Polling rate 1000Hz
  • Macro keys All keys programmable
  • Macro recording On-the-fly recording support
  • Onboard memory Yes
  • Media keys Dedicated media keys with a volume wheel
  • USB passthrough 1 x USB 2.0 port
  • Wrist rest Detachable with soft-touch finish
  • Cable type Braided fiber
  • Software ROG Armoury II enabled
  • Dimensions
    • 454 x 155 x 31mm
    • Weight 1256g (with cable)

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