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ASUS Announces Availability of the ROG Claymore Series Keyboards

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core mechanical gaming keyboards. Claymore is also the world's first RGB LED-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard with a detachable numpad design. Both keyboards feature Cherry MX RGB LED switches, ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology for synchronized light effects with various Aura-compatible products, and exclusive fan control hotkeys when paired with an ASUS motherboard for a superior gaming experience.

ROG Claymore is the world's first RGB mechanical keyboard to have a detachable numpad design that allows users to use it as a full-size keyboard at home, or as an 80% TKL (an abbreviation of 'tenkeyless', which refers to the lack of a numpad) mechanical gaming keyboard at LAN parties. The detachable keypad can be placed to the left or right of the keyboard to suit different scenarios - on the left side of the keyboard as macro keys for MMO gaming, or on the right for a more traditional keypad placement. ROG Claymore Core is a compact TKL mechanical gaming keyboard and does not have a detachable numpad.



Both keyboards utilize German-made Cherry MX switches (Red, Blue, Brown and Black) for a responsive feel and up to 50-million-keystroke durability. Anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology ensure all keystrokes are logged, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Each key is individually-backlit and fully programmable. There is even on-the-fly macro-key recording and nine preset Aura light effects.
The unique keyboard design has won numerous design accolades including the 2016 Red Dot and Computex d&i awards. The keyboards are finished in aluminum and have intricate Mayan-inspired etchings on the keyboard chassis.

ROG-exclusive features
Pairing ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core to an ASUS motherboard gives users access to dedicated hotkeys for instant cooling control for improved gaming performance.

Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology enables synchronized light effects when using these keyboards together with ASUS motherboards and graphics cards. Users can combine and control the LEDs on all Aura-enabled products via single software to achieve perfect, synchronized harmony. There is an array of LED effects and a color palette of over 16 million colors, and users can even use Claymore's backlit keys to reflect CPU temperature.
The keyboards have built-in flash memory for up to six (five customized and one default) user profiles. The intuitive ROG Armoury dashboard can be used to customize individual key, lighting and macro settings. It can even track statistical data like the total number of keystrokes made during a game.



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The texture and "Republic of Gamers" text turns me off.
I like the concept of modular numpad, just like my old sidewinder. I don't mind those fancy leds as long as I can control the brightness and turn them off. But maan.. I prefer it it boxy plain and simple.
 
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The texture and "Republic of Gamers" text turns me off.
I like the concept of modular numpad, just like my old sidewinder. I don't mind those fancy leds as long as I can control the brightness and turn them off. But maan.. I prefer it it boxy plain and simple.

Yeah, I gotta agree with you. The surface is "off-putting" and I would prefer a "smoother" surface with little or no patterns etched into it. Aside from that minor quibble, I really like this keyboard and, unless something else comes along, I intend on buying this for my soon-to-be new build.
 
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That surface is going to push into your hands and give you a nice print on there with prolonged use. The ROG led on the front is going to be 100% annoying to look at when illuminated.

Overpriced, not convenient, some useless features, but nice detachable numpad, NEXT
 
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My Logitech G110 feels huge with a numpad, two columns of macro keys, and a thick.... bezel, for lack of a better word.

I'm definitely drawn to the switchable numpad and the overall slimness. Perhaps it will look better in standard room lighting, though it is something I can overlook at long as it's a quality build.
 
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CPU OC and RAM OC macros.... How is that going to work? Installing AI Suite, I supose.
 
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The texture and "Republic of Gamers" text turns me off.
I like the concept of modular numpad, just like my old sidewinder. I don't mind those fancy leds as long as I can control the brightness and turn them off. But maan.. I prefer it it boxy plain and simple.

So do I , but I'm a sucker for a physical volume adjustment...so I have a Corsair K75 Red (even with the "tramp stamp" logo it's still a pretty nice, pretty basic, keyboard )
 
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That surface is going to push into your hands and give you a nice print on there with prolonged use. The ROG led on the front is going to be 100% annoying to look at when illuminated.

Overpriced, not convenient, some useless features, but nice detachable numpad, NEXT

Where's the price?

So do I , but I'm a sucker for a physical volume adjustment...so I have a Corsair K75 Red (even with the "tramp stamp" logo it's still a pretty nice, pretty basic, keyboard )

Same here, but there is no way I'll be able to get over that texture. Would've been a somewhat decent keyboard otherwise IMO.
 
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I quote from asus:
Experience the synergy between ROG Claymore and your ROG motherboard via exclusive hotkeys that let you boot up the system, control fan speed*, overclock and access BIOS**.

*Requires both ROG Armoury and Fan Xpert software. Please download Fan Xpert software from your motherboard's support site.
**To enable KeyBot under S5 mode: Please plug ROG Claymore to the dedicated USB socket found on your ROG motherboard and active both ROG Armoury and KeyBot II softwares.
***Please check the hot key table for more.
 
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