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Today we take a look at the ASUS ROG Falchion 65% Wireless Gaming Keyboard. This motherboard has been around for a while, and while 65% wireless keyboards are nothing new to enthusiasts, there aren't many "gaming" brands that offer this specification. I recently reviewed the Corsair K65 Mini, although the keyboard has no problems, the lack of innovation and functionality makes me doubt its overall value.

However, ROG falchion brings a number of features that gamers will love. This is the core of a high-quality, reliable, compact keyboard, but it doesn't stop there. It has wireless connectivity and useful little extra features you've never seen before, like an interactive touchpad and status bar, that ASUS brings. The real thing is unique on the market.

Unfortunately, the size of some of the keys on the dash is unique to this model, which makes customization a bit complicated / not worth it, but in fact there are still dedicated arrow keys and other functions, which can cause some looks.

Let's take a closer look.

size

65%

switch

cherry MX RGB

weight

520 g

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size

65%

switch

cherry MX RGB

weight

520 g

length

305 mm

width

101 mm

height

39 mm

dedicated media buttons

Secondary function (touch screen can be used as volume control)

RGB

Yes, each

key connects

wireless (can be used in wired mode)

PROS

wireless, battery life up to 450 hours

arrow keys dedicated

touch screen status bar

Disadvantages

Expsenisve

The Falchion packaging is minimalist, but still very beautiful, all the information you need to know about the product is dotted around the black and red boxes. Inside the

we have:

ROG Falchion is of course a 65% compact model, which means you will lose the dedicated F keys and the numeric keypad. Usually this is the same for its function keys and arrow keys, but a big advantage of this keyboard is that ASUS retains the dedicated arrow keys and an additional column of four keys to the right.

From an appearance point of view, the dash is very compact, as the buttons are grouped together without any obstruction or spacing. The design is quite "gameresq", but I have to say that I really like it. The

Falchion has what I call a floating key layout, where the keys are raised above the frame and show the RGB lighting of each key below. The keys themselves are ROG's own double-shot PBT keys, which means they are very durable and can be used for a long time before use. This font is definitely a classic from the ASUS ROG department, with a font of angry gamers. This is not a common font that I use to set up, but it won't prevent me from buying it. I like it very much. The only drawback for me is that "Republic Of Gamers" is printed on the space bar, which is a bit tacky. The

has an overall size of 305 mm x 101 mm x 39 mm, and you do get a tablet with a small footprint on the desktop, and I like the inclusion of dedicated arrow keys. Of course, compared to a 60% keyboard, there is more room to play, but with the arrow on the right side and four function keys, I can finally use the compact board to work without having to press three keys at the same time. Perform one function at a time. The

Falchion weighs only 520 grams, which is what you would expect from a keyboard of this size, because most of it is made of plastic. I have no problem with plastic, there is enough weight on the keyboard to hold it in place. The shape is very square, with a round border to create the beauty I like, and from all angles, it looks great on the desktop. The bottom of the

reminds me of ASUS ROG monitors and shares a familiar design with many products in the ROG series. There are some brand logos below, two small flip feet and four rubber pads on the four corners. The feet are very strong and will not bend when moving backwards, like some models I have tested. The top of the keyboard is where we see the USBC connection and the on/off switch, which are centered for convenience. The main feature of

Falchion is its 65% TKL (keyless) form factor. Its compact size means it can not only fit on the smallest desk, but it can also be easily transported.

features at a glance: One of the

Falchion features is its wireless connection. This is one of the few gaming keyboards that are completely wireless, perhaps only a gaming keyboard of this size. The

establishes a connection via a 2.4 GHz USB key, and the report rate is 1 millisecond. I never noticed the connection failure once during the test, which gave me confidence to use it as a daily controller for games. Wireless has come a long way. In my opinion, it is less important for keyboards, but I can understand why some people still prefer wired peripherals. The

ASUS ROG Falchion is rated for 450 hours of continuous use. I can't fully test it, but leave it for a whole week without recharging it. I turned on the RGB lighting, so naturally it consumes faster. I should point out that to get to 450 hours, Asus claims that this will only happen when the lighting is off. This reminds me of a unique feature of Falchion: the battery status bar.

Status bar shows battery life

Falchion's best feature, I've never seen anything like it on such a small keyboard, is an excellent innovation from Asus. The touchpad is located on the left side of the dash and has 9 touch steps. Out of the box, the touchpad is set up to control the volume of your media, but it doesn't have to be. You can use the touch panel to create application shortcuts, copy and paste, and even program them as macro keys for games.

You can change different aspects of the touch panel through the software. For example, the middle part of the touchpad is not set to do anything, so I quickly set it to mute it when I click. ASUS ROG Falchion

supports Cherry MX RGB switches. Although they won't surprise anyone, they are robust and reliable switches that will never let you down. My model here has a red variant, I prefer this shape when looking for a keyboard, because I like linear style switches. The

keyboard has a small amount of ping, but much less than the Corsair K65 Mini, so you won't really notice or care. These sensations and sounds are of better quality and may even be lubricated because they are definitely smoother.

At first glance, it seems strange that it uses the keyboard cover as a function, but here it's great. The included polycarbonate cover is of high quality and can be used as a dust cover when not on your desk. The lid also has an alternative purpose, which can be turned over and is essentially a keyboard tray.

There is no real reason to use it as a tray, but it is well-designed to spread RGB lighting around the edges. Asus goes a step further and includes two small cutouts so that you can access the touchpad and the rear button/charging port. We also see that there are four rubber pads at the bottom and a rubber interior to achieve maximum stability in this mode.

ASUS ROG Falchion is a 65% wireless gaming keyboard that should attract your attention. It is rich in features and beautiful, as long as you like RGB. This motherboard is unique in the field of gaming keyboards, but it further breaks the boundaries and provides us with innovative features. I now feel that I cannot do without these features. The

wireless connection works as expected, coupled with the long battery life, which allows me to support wireless products. Of course, it costs a lot of money, but the touchpad and status bar are something I have never seen before, and I really like such additional features. Whether you use a dust cover or not, it is another good choice, but all this plus the fact that I can keep the dedicated arrow keys means I may have to lift this board.

size

65%

switch

Cherry MX RGB

weight

520 grams

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ROG falchion offers many features to gamers. This is a high-quality, reliable compact keyboard, but its core doesn't stop there. It has wireless connectivity and useful little extra features that you have never seen before, like the touch bar and the battery life bar, that ASUS brings something truly Unique enters the market.

ASUS ROG Falchion Wireless 65% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

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