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    Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Cherry MX RGB switch keyboard, first shown at CES 2018, now available for £159.99.
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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    No RGB wristrest? What is this? 2017?
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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Seems alright to me.
    Hunnerdnfifty-odd quid is a touch pricey, but I usually look for other features like macro keys.

    Long as the RGB has lots of customisation options, rather than Rainbow Mode.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    The only RGB colour I care about is #000000.
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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    Seems alright to me.
    Hunnerdnfifty-odd quid is a touch pricey, but I usually look for other features like macro keys.

    Long as the RGB has lots of customisation options, rather than Rainbow Mode.
    I have a Cherry blue based backlit keyboard. The design is almost identical to what I had back in the '90s aside from a row of macro keys and the backlighting and USB port. The angle, layout, spacing, etc is just a blast from the past. Aside from the VERY poor firmware which causes unreliability (and me having to mess about swapping USB ports to get the HID controller to do its thing) it's probably second only to an SSD in my list of more recent upgrades. The only downside is that it's bloody noisy and so I suppose brown switches would have been better but for a touch typist who learnt as a kid on blue keys (or their equivalent) and so can't change his typing style with any ease, it's great not to be smacking the keys so hard that they bottom out to get the tactile / noisy feedback. I just wish it had media keys - far more useful for me than macro keys and you can remap them if you want anyway.

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    volume control top left is sensible. I have NEVER understood why all my volume and multimedia controsl have ALWAYS been top right on my boards

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Yup looks quite good actually. If it was half the price I might begin to consider it!
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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    volume control top left is sensible. I have NEVER understood why all my volume and multimedia controsl have ALWAYS been top right on my boards
    If you're using multimedia, you're playing songs and films, which means you're probably not typing, gaming or generally mousing... You have a free hand and most people are right-handed.

    Plus, when these things first came out, the largest area of a standard keyboard (in which to chuck extra PCB bits, potentiometers or whatever it uses) is top right, above the ten-key pad. Move the three Num-Caps-Scroll lock indicators and job's a good'un.

    That's why, I reckon...

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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    volume control top left is sensible. I have NEVER understood why all my volume and multimedia controsl have ALWAYS been top right on my boards
    Works much better than Razer's solution on the Blackwidow Chroma V2, a direct competitor to this. That requires both hands, or a massive stretch, to change the volume.

    FN (to the right of ALT GR) and F1 for mute, F2 and F3 for volume up or down.


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    Re: Asus ROG Strix Flare mechanical gaming keyboard arrives

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    If you're using multimedia, you're playing songs and films
    Or, gaming, which probably means your left hand is around wasd.
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