ASUS ROG Strix Flare II Animate Keyboard Review 2022 – Another year and another CES that happened in January.
While manufacturers and the media come to terms with a new normal, products will continue to be developed, and this is the time of year when I personally look to see what annual increments have been introduced in the world of the keyboards.
Last year brought about a higher processing power microcontrollers, and these allowed for such features as increased polling rates and more dedicated onboard of profiles and controls.
Towards of the end of the previous year, it also became evident that mainstream brands had realized the mechanical keyboard community could be better woo-d by adopting enthusiast features, such as PBT keycaps, and hot swappable switches, and even developing custom switches of various types.
ASUS got on this train relatively early with modular keyboards in addition to developing it’s own optical and mechanical switches, so what increments has the Taiwan-based a brand implemented this year?
The ROG Strix-Flare review a little over three year’s ago was my first ASUS keyboard review, and the first on Allsoftdrivers, too. It was a full-size keyboard with the usual flagship-gaming keyboard features for the time, including dedicated volume and media playback controls, per-key 16.8 M-RGB backlighting, an alumunium frame, wrist rest, and plenty of ROG branding, including a customizable plexi-insert in the top-right corner.
The all new Strix-Flare II is certainly an iteration over the same formula and once again finds itself the regular flagship for the ROG keyboard lineup since the Claymore is more of a halo-product showing off ASUS’s creativity.
But in this time, there is another version that might make interest you more, and the tell-tale LED’s in the top-right corner help make the Strix-Flare II Animate well worth checking out. Let’s begin with a look at the product specifications below. Thanks to ASUS for providing Allsoftdrivers a review sample!
|ASUS ROG Strix-Flare II Animate Keyboard Keyboard|
|Layout :||104-key modified US ANSI layout and language support depending on your region|
|Material :||ABS plastic case, PBT plastic keycaps, alumunium plate, and foam sheet.|
|Macro Support :||Yes|
|Dimensions (incl. wrist rest) :||165 (L) x 435 (W) x 38 (H)mm|
|Weight :||1.16 kg / 2.55 lbs.|
|Wrist Rest :||Yes, included|
|Anti-ghosting :||Full N-Key rollover USB.|
|Media Keys :||Dedicated volume and media playback controls|
|Cable Length :||6.6 ft / 2m.|
|Switch Type :||Choice of different Cherry MX and ROG-NX mechanical RGB switches.|
|Backlighting :||Yes, 16.8M per-key RGB lighting|
|Warranty :||One year|
Hopefully this article ASUS ROG Strix Flare II Animate Keyboard Review 2022 can be benefit and useful.