[section_title title=”Introduction”]Introduction

Manufacturer: ASUS
Model: Strix Claw
Price: £46.99 (at time of review

Since opening its doors in 1989, the Taiwanese technology manufacturer ASUS has gone from strength to strength. From humble beginnings as a simple motherboard manufacturer they, like other Taiwan giants, have evolved to meet the demands of the ever growing IT industry.

We all know and recognise ASUS’ ROG sub-brand which is their high end gaming/enthusiast offering but recently ASUS unveiled a new brand, Strix. ASUS describe Strix as being targeted at the “performance-to-premium segment” and maintain that ROG will still be top dog when it comes to all out performance. This is good news for gamers though because it should help bring some of that ROG grade performance down to a more palatable price point where perhaps performance will take priority over bells and whistles.

Following on from my review of the Strix Tactic Pro, the product we have in for testing today is the Strix Claw. The Strix Claw is an optical gaming mouse which despite the name is actually intended to support all grip types; which is one of the claims I will be putting to the test. The spec sheet looks damn good to me, with Japanese OMRON switches and a Pixart/Avago 3310 optical sensor being the headline features. As many loyal readers will know the 3310 is my sensor of choice so I’m always glad to see a mouse that makes use of one.

Without any further delay let’s get into the review and see if the Strix Claw can build on the very positive introduction to Strix that we had from the Tactic Pro.

More about ASUS: 

ASUS takes its name from Pegasus, the winged horse in Greek mythology that symbolizes wisdom and knowledge. ASUS embodies the strength, purity, and adventurous spirit of this fantastic creature, and soars to new heights with each new product it creates.

Taiwan’s Information Technology industry has grown enormously over the last few decades and the country is now a dominant force in the global market. ASUS has long been at the forefront of this growth and while the company started life as a humble motherboard manufacturer with just a handful of employees, it is now the leading technology company in Taiwan with over 12,500 employees worldwide. ASUS makes products in almost every area of Information Technology too, including PC components, peripherals, notebooks, tablets, servers and smartphones.


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