Asus debuts ROG desktop, mechanical keyboard, cool lighting accessories at CES

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ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard

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As the highlights show, this new mechanical keyboard built for gamers relies on Cherry MX RGB switches, which include surface-mounted LEDs supporting 16.7 million colors. The company doesn’t list the exact types it will offer in this keyboard, but the MX RGB family includes blue, red, brown, and black flavors offering different styles of feedback and actuation force.

Outside the switch aspect, the Strix Flare stuffs all the dedicated media keys you need into the upper left-hand corner, including a volume wheel – perfect for right-handed gamers. There are no dedicated macro keys, but gamers will find an embedded, illuminated acrylic “badge” toward the upper right side sporting the ROG slash design. Gamers can swap this badge out with another blank badge provided with the keyboard, which can be used to display the gamer’s team logo or a unique design.

Like the desktop, the details surrounding the new mechanical keyboard were slim ahead of the official reveal. But Asus confirmed that the keyboard includes a USB-A pass-through port for connecting a mouse, USB headset, or some other peripheral. It also includes support for the Aura Sync platform, programmable RGB backlit keys, and a detachable wrist rest.

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