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Tech Review Tuesday: Asus ROG Claymore vs Asus ROG Strix Flare

Posted 3rd July 2018 By: Derpina    6044 Views

ROG Claymore vs ROG Strix Flare

Esports News – Computer gaming is more advanced than before—the term even turned into “competitive gaming” due to the rising popularity of esports events involving League of Legends, Dota 2, CSGO, and Overwatch. As it becomes more competitive over time, players are expected to also acquire proper gaming equipment to bring out the best in them. Remember that the technology you use during gameplay can make or break your fun, especially in the keyboard peripheral department.

This week on Tipify Gaming equipment series, we focus on the equipment that translates all the commands you need your characters to hear: the gaming keyboard. And our featured brand for the whole month of June is Asus, a Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company that is well-loved by many gamers. Pick your best weapon between two of their top gaming keyboards on the list: Asus ROG Claymore and Asus ROG Strix Flare.

Asus ROG Claymore

Many say that the ROG Claymore is a luxury mechanical keyboard for PC gamers because of its $260 USD price tag. Regardless of the price, It is known to have a quality aluminum body, wide choices of switches, aura sync 14 RGB lighting effects, and Cherry MX RGB switches. But the feature that sets it apart from ROG Strix Flare and other keyboards in the market is its detachable body — The ROG Claymore comes in two parts: the “Core” which functions as a standard “tenkeyless” keyboard, and a removable number keypad that can be attached to your left (macros) or right (10-key usage).

While it’s incredibly pricey, many still recommend this keyboard for professional gamers who want to spend their money on performance quality. The benefits of the removable number pad, however, will still be a deciding factor depending on the user’s preference.

Asus ROG Strix Flare

Asus ROG Strix Flare is the perfect gaming keyboard to light your gaming. If the ROG Claymore’s asset is its detachable body, the Strix Flare has its RGB lightning effects to brag about. It still possesses the ROG Armoury’s 14 lighting effects, but it has a customizable illuminated badge where you can add your own touch and show your flair with a personal or team logo. If you’re into playful keyboards, this is already the perfect match for you. But if you’re more of a simple, matte-black type of gamer, you might get distracted by all the elements it contains.

In terms of performance, Asus equipped the ROG Strix Flare with Cherry MX RGB switches, Integrated Media Controls (IMC), 100% anti-ghosting feature, USB pass through, and full-key rollover. It contains almost the same features as ROG Claymore, but with a slightly lower price: $178.26 USD.


Written by Derpina