The new ASUS ROG Claymore II keyboard boasts ultra-fast 1ms low-latency connectivity in both wired and 2.4GHz wireless modes with a long usage life thanks to the 4,000mAh battery. We also have a removable numpad in case of need. Finally we find the tested mechanical switches ROG RX (Red and Blue) for precise typing and to eliminate delays thanks to the bounce close to zero
ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced the availability in Italy of ROG Claymore II, modular mechanical keyboard with ROG RX mechanical switches, removable numpad, 80% / 100% adaptable size and 2.4 GHz wired or wireless connectivity. Plus it boasts the volume control wheel and wireless Aura Sync RGB lighting to light up according to the build the keyboard is connected to. The secret of the performance of the ROG Claymore II is represented by the ROG RX keys that guarantee very high reactivity. The keyboard uses a solution with keys made on the basis of a hollow square structure and RGB LEDs incorporated that go to position themselves in the perimeter of each key. The unique shape of the switch eliminates the delay due to the bounce so that the keys react exactly when the pressure occurs. The square and recessed structure, the four corner locks of the keycaps and the X-shaped stabilizer mechanism ensure maximum precision even in repeated typing sequences, while the guaranteed duration of 100 million keystrokes ensures extreme resistance. Claymore II is available in Italy with ROG RX Red Switch.
Claymore II comes with a magnetic palm rest and a detachable numeric keypad that can be attached on both sides of the keyboard in 80% format (becomes 100% with numpad connected), to adapt to different styles and configurations. The numeric keypad includes four keys to control media playback which can be customized to make productivity shortcuts or macros. There is also a scroll wheel to adjust the volume, Le connessioni USB-C e wireless RF a 2,4 GHz ensure lag-free connectivity. There 4,000 mAh battery provides up to 40 hours of use on a single charge, the USB-C connection also supports fast charging or the “USB passthrough” function to connect other devices. In addition, Claymore II also features Aura Sync lighting and relies on Armory Crate software to generate a multitude of customization options.
ASUS ROG Claymore II: revolutionizes the concept of keyboard
The ROG Claymore II offers a set of functions specifically designed to ensure maximum configuration flexibility while gaming. The numeric keypad, in addition to adapting to personal preferences, also improves the user experience for left-handed users. Without numpad the keyboard remains fully functional with an 80% form factor. Using the accessory, macro configurations can be programmed to speed up complex game controls. The maximum responsiveness of the keys is the real strength. The ROG RX Red optical mechanical switches allow you to access precise, consistent and wobble-free keystrokes with a responsiveness of 1 ms response and a duration of over 100 million beats. These optical switches have a hollow square stem design and are embellished with built-in RGB LEDs to support wireless Aura Sync lighting.
The characteristic data of these keys are truly record-breaking: the command actuation point is 1.5 mm, while the minimum necessary typing force is about 40 grams (gf); 55 gf overall are needed to perfect the pressure. This, in short, means that comfort is never in question, even during long gaming sessions. In addition, the ROG RX structure allows the replacement of mechanical keys in a simple and fast way, both to obtain sophisticated aesthetic effects and to maximize the performance during gaming. In the latter context, we appreciate the optical section of the button management that eliminates the oscillations, therefore the lag, and returns an immediate and precise action.
ASUS ROG Claymore II: wired or wireless
In the body of the keyboard there is also a 4,000 mAh battery, perfect for making the most of wireless connectivity at 2.4 GHz. The guaranteed autonomy is equal to over 140 hours with the lighting off and over 40 hours with Aura Sync active (measurement relative to 100% brightness). Charging the keyboard is fast and takes place through the USB-C cable that allows both to recharge ROG Claymore II (30 minutes ensure 18 hours of battery life with the lighting off), and to use the gaming keyboard also in wired mode. The fast charging function can be turned off to use USB passthrough to connect other devices.
ASUS ROG Claymore II: Aura Sync Wireless
The customization of ROG Claymore II also takes place through Aura Sync wireless that allows you to develop a wide range of colors for thedynamic key lighting. Each key is managed individually to create effects and colors that reflect tastes and personalities. Like other ASUS ROG devices, Claymore II also relies on Armory Crate software for configuring all operating parameters, including RGB lighting.
Prices and availability
ASUS ROG Claymore II is available at a recommended retail price of € 279.9 VAT included. That’s all from the hardware section, keep following us!
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