Skip to content

Asus rog strix flare gaming keyboard review

Take advantage of your competitors with the ASUS ROG Strix Flare, or just light up the room, this is a colorful beast with impressive customization.

If ROG's peripherals surprise me, it's their very attractive keyboards. ROG, also known as the Republic of Gamers, is a division of Asus. To say the least, they have brought us some very colorful products. Ever since the old ROG Claymore caught my eye, I've been paying attention to what the next keyboard might be - this is ASUS ROG Strix Flare. Unlike Claymore, this keyboard feels more professional, but still has similar impressive features.

Flare uses relatively simple 2-tone plastic, which is pleasing to the eye, and a quarter looks like brushed aluminum. They literally make RGB shine, because each key has a backlight, some lighting on the sides, and it illuminates the clear plexiglass slide on top. The RGB switch is enhanced by covering the underside of the white base, which is very tactile. The keyboard is equipped with Cherry MX switch options, but the keyboard I'm using has Cherry Red switches. The keyboard has built-in memory, USB transfer, and some powerful multimedia keys, but the price of this deluxe keyboard is quite high, let's take a look. glance.

Advantages

Disadvantages

As you can imagine, the box is filled with brightly colored neon lights, bursting from the product, simulating the strong RGB that appears on the keyboard. The packaging is stylish, not as boring as you would expect from ROG, and put the product on the front. On the back, we have an annotated keyboard image with all the functions and where to find them. The keyboard uses an additional fabric/polyester sleeve to further protect the product. Inside

:

Now the length of Strix Flare is 45.4 cm, which is a 100% (full) keyboard. It is a standard size, has a good sense of thickness, and at the same time has a fairly low profile at a height of 3.1 cm. I like its height very much, it feels like a sturdy keyboard without taking up a table. The buttons are located on the body with a width of 15.5 cm, and there are some excellent multimedia buttons on the top. The keyboard weighs 1,256 grams, which is quite heavy. It is not heavy enough to require transportation costs. In fact, its weight may be slightly lower than the average weight of the full keyboard, but considering that its main material is plastic, this is not surprising. There is an internal steel plate that gives it this weight and puts it on the table, but we don't move it often, so the weight is not important. The

button is made of ABS plastic and is laser-etched to make the backlight full of vitality through the button. This is a commonly used material and craftsmanship for RGB mechanical keyboards. Unfortunately, it will still wear out over time. When the circuit board is illuminated, the laser engraving looks great, and the black coating contrasts sharply with the light and the white base. The keys float from the base, which makes the dashboard easier to clean, but I want the housing to have a lower profile to show the fact that they are floating, but it's still a nice feature.

Our Strix Flare here has a Cherry MX RGB red switch, but it can also be used for brown, black and blue switches. Cherry MX Reds has a low driving force of 45g, and there is no tactile feedback to tell you when to press a key. This pressure speed is usually best for gamers because they seek longer response times from peripherals. The red switch is sometimes easy to hit accidentally, but this is not what I noticed too much in the game. It is more when I write in the office or when I see some typos on the Internet. As a gamer, the Red MX switch is my first choice and always will be, but please check our switch guide here to find out which switches you might prefer. The

layout is simple but cool. It is a full keyboard, but there are no about 10 extra keys on the side, everything is in its natural position, as a serious high-end board. As mentioned earlier, it is all made of plastic but has a quarter angle and is designed to look more like brushed aluminum. It's a great touch, but for the price, I was expecting some real brushed aluminum, just like the Corsair K70 keyboard.

Regardless of complaints aside, it is a cute-looking keyboard. Once plugged in and blinking, you really don’t want to turn it off. It is more or less a perfect rectangle, and the frame (edge) is very thin, providing a good edge for the illuminated key. As ASUS has added several multimedia keys, there is some extra space at the top of the motherboard. The media button is on the left, which is perfect for right-handed gamers. This is a brilliant idea, because the number of times your left hand presses the media button will be reduced and you won't have to remove your right hand from the mouse again. The media button itself is beautiful, with a volume scroll bar on the far left. To be honest, these scroll bars have never really interested me, but after getting used to a keyboard keyboard over the last few months, I can't go back to where no one is because it's so convenient. Clickable volume bar

The most interesting multimedia key and button here are the Windows keylock function buttons. I don't remember when I used the Windows key the last time, it doesn't make sense, but with this keyboard at least, I can lock it to prevent accidental jumps that these switches might bring. The other keys are the play / single pause and fast forward / rewind buttons, and then another button to change the RGB brightness, which has 4 levels. The

brand logo spans the entire circuit board, but solemnly, "Strix" is etched on the side facing you. The plate also has a unique design feature, located in the upper right corner. This is a custom plexiglass piece. It can slide in and out of the plate, but it comes with the ROG logo by default. There is a big ROG logo at the bottom of the dashboard, but you will never see it. The most important thing is that the entire set of buttons are in the font of the Republic of Players, which is great. There are 3 large rubber handles under the

board to fix the board with the steel plate inside. At the top, as you might expect, there are 2 folding brackets that feel very sturdy, and the same rubber material is used at the bottom to provide grip. There is a slot on the keyboard, and according to its configuration, it seems that another peripheral cable has been cut out. The

cable is thick and has a nice tight braid, which gives it extra durability. Honestly, the braid is more pleasing to the eye. It's about 2 meters long and has dual USB connectors, but the board has a USB pass-through function, so it doesn't take up extra space.

When you plug in the ROG Strix Flare for the first time, you'll see a series of colors spread across the entire board. RGB backlighting is expected on a keyboard at this price, and this cycle is a good demonstration of the potential of the RGB function. You can adjust the brightness in 4 different stages, if it's a little weird, you can turn it off completely. RGB lighting also illuminates the Plexiglass slide in the upper right corner. If you really want to, you can use the extra blank plastic provided in the box to make your own custom slides. This customization feature is great, but it requires extra effort. I would like to see some stickers attached to the keyboard. I can customize this slide without drawing or printing ASUS templates on it. website. There are some fantastic RGB light strips on the left and right sides of the keyboard, which can illuminate the desktop to match the color/effect of the keys.

You do not need to download software to use the RGB function of the motherboard, because it has some pre-programmed lighting effects, you can use the Fn key + the left and right arrows marked "mode" to control. It is worth noting that you can use the software to get more customization and more colors, but we will discuss this later. The

keyboard has a detachable wrist rest, made of the same 2-color plastic that we see on the motherboard shell. The wrist rest is soft to the touch, but it depends on it being a smooth plastic, if there are some fillers the price will be good, but it is still very comfortable to use. As I mentioned, the rest are detachable and easy to insert into place. This is a passive rest, if you move or lift the board it will fall, but it never loosens me or disappoints me even once when playing, so it works well.

A simple but excellent feature on many modern keyboards is USB passthrough. The pass-through Flare keyboard is located next to the cable, which is very convenient. Some gamers like me have peripherals that need to be plugged / unplugged regularly, so it is very convenient to have a port that can be used without moving the system. If you have a wireless mouse and you want to place the receiver on your desk instead of using the USB extender that comes with the wireless mouse, this transfer function can be great.

This board comes with some default configuration files stored in the built-in memory. Users do not need to install software to access these profiles (such as color effects), which means that you can start customizing different keyboard profiles for different games or tasks. In the same way that you change the color before you start, hold down the Fn key and then simply press the number between 15 on the number bar to select the profile you want. The dashboard provides dynamic macros, but you can also record them through the dashboard, which is a great feature. To record a macro, you just need to press the Fn key, then press the right Alt key to start and repeat the process to stop recording.

Overall, the keyboard is flawless and I will never be disappointed, and the gameplay is great. This is a responsive keyboard with a red switch and a multimedia key near my hand "WASD" for easy access and very pleasant to use. Using the red switch meant I had a strange accidental tab, but when I finally realized there was a window lock button, this became one of my favorite boards (I'm so happy).

The Flare can be used without software, but if you really want to understand motherboard customization and functions, you need to download the ROG Armory software. When you delve into the software, it is worth a try

ROG PC component peripherals, this is a very cool feature, wait until you see a complete RGB system, it is very beautiful.

I like ROG products, what can I say? I am a fan of flash, but ROG Strix Flare is more than that. First of all, using RGB, the board looks great, but the function is excellent, and the multimedia buttons moved to the left are very meaningful. The multimedia button itself does not seem to be an unwelcome afterthought that will break after a year, but rather a sturdy, robust and useful button. The volume scroll bar may be my favorite feature, and I know they are on most boards now, but this is the first board where I use the feature, and I won't go back to the way the caveman presses the button. The price of this

motherboard is about $150, but this puts it in a similar price range as major keyboard manufacturers. This is not a product that ROG is used to because they like to charge premium prices. Here, you will get a feature-rich high-quality plate that will illuminate your desk like anything else when your office/bedroom lights are off. It’s worth noting that the Flare keyboard does not have tools for removing keys or extra keys, but in fact you can customize it with RGB, methacrylate sliders and switches, which makes this keyboard your favorite On a daily basis.

I like ROG products, what can I say? I am a fan of flash, but ROG Strix Flare is more than that. First of all, using RGB, the board looks great, but the function is excellent, and the multimedia buttons moved to the left are very meaningful. The multimedia button itself does not seem to be an unwelcome afterthought that will break after a year, but rather a sturdy, robust and useful button. The volume scroll bar may be my favorite feature, and I know they are on most boards now, but this is the first board where I use the feature, and I won't go back to the way the caveman presses the button. The price of this

motherboard is about $150, but this puts it in a similar price range as major keyboard manufacturers. This is not a product that ROG is used to because they like to charge premium prices. Here, you will get a feature-rich high-quality plate that will illuminate your desk like anything else when your office/bedroom lights are off. It’s worth noting that the Flare keyboard does not have tools for removing keys or extra keys, but in fact you can customize it with RGB, methacrylate sliders and switches, which makes this keyboard your favorite On a daily basis.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments

Name *

Email *

Website

Save my name, email and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

WePC is an essential site for serious PC gamers. We offer everything from custom versions and recommendations for high-end PCs to the latest hardware and component reviews and the latest big game news. You take your gaming PC seriously. Us too. Weibo.

© 2021 WePC. all rights reserved.

Previous article Flight simulator intro games hardware

Leave a comment

Comments must be approved before appearing

* Required fields