ASUS Announces ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core

ASUS Announces ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core
RGB mechanical gaming keyboards feature Cherry MX switches and ASUS Aura Sync, with Claymore having a detachable numpad design


KEY POINTS
·         ROG Claymore is the world’s first RGB LED-backlit keyboard with a detachable numpad for flexible placement; it can also be used as an 80% TKL keyboard
·         Award-winning: Durable aluminum chassis with intricate Mayan-inspired detailing, Aura Sync technology and individually-customizable backlit keys.
·         Exclusive cooling fan speed hotkeys paired with an ASUS motherboard; ROG Armoury for customizing profile and key settings.

Singapore (28th November, 2016) — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core mechanical gaming keyboards. Claymore is also the world’s first RGB LED-backlit mechanical gaming keyboard with a detachable numpad design. Both keyboards feature Cherry MX RGB LED switches, ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology for synchronized light effects with various Aura-compatible products, and exclusive fan control hotkeys when paired with an ASUS motherboard for a superior gaming experience.


Engineered for gamers
ROG Claymore is the world’s first RGB mechanical keyboard to have a detachable numpad design that allows users to use it as a full-size keyboard at home, or as an 80% TKL (an abbreviation of ‘tenkeyless’, which refers to the lack of a numpad) mechanical gaming keyboard at LAN parties. The detachable keypad can be placed to the left or right of the keyboard to suit different scenarios — on the left side of the keyboard as macro keys for MMO gaming, or on the right for a more traditional keypad placement. ROG Claymore Core is a compact TKL mechanical gaming keyboard and does not have a detachable numpad.
Both keyboards utilize German-made Cherry MX switches (Red, Blue, Brown and Black) for a responsive feel and up to 50-million-keystroke durability.  Anti-ghosting and full N-Key rollover (NKRO) technology ensure all keystrokes are logged, no matter how many keys are pressed simultaneously. Each key is individually-backlit and fully programmable. There is even on-the-fly macro-key recording and nine preset Aura light effects.
The unique keyboard design has won numerous design accolades including the 2016 Red Dot and Computex d&i awards. The keyboards are finished in aluminum and have intricate Mayan-inspired etchings on the keyboard chassis.



ROG-exclusive features
Pairing ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core to an ASUS motherboard gives users access to dedicated hotkeys for instant cooling control for improved gaming performance.
Exclusive ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology enables synchronized light effects when using these keyboards together with ASUS motherboards and graphics cards. Users can combine and control the LEDs on all Aura-enabled products via single software to achieve perfect, synchronized harmony. There is an array of LED effects and a color palette of over 16 million colors, and users can even use Claymore’s backlit keys to reflect CPU temperature.
The keyboards have built-in flash memory for up to six (five customized and one default) user profiles. The intuitive ROG Armoury dashboard can be used to customize individual key, lighting and macro settings. It can even track statistical data like the total number of keystrokes made during a game.



AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Product
Pricing
Availability
ROG Claymore Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue*)
$319
Available Now
ROG Claymore Core Mechanical Keyboard (Cherry MX Blue*)
$219
Available Now
 *Cherry MX Red will be coming soon. 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ROG Claymore
ROG Claymore Core
Key Switches
Cherry MX RGB
(Black, Blue, Red, Brown)
Cherry MX RGB
(Black, Blue, Red, Brown)
Connection
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
Aura Backlighting
Per-key Aura RGB LEDs
Per-key Aura RGB LEDs
Anti-Ghosting
N-key rollover
N-key rollover
Polling Rate
1000 Hz
1000 Hz
Macro Keys
All-key programmable
All-key programmable
Macro Recording
On-the-fly recording support
On-the-fly recording support
Cable
1.8m braided fiber
1.8m braided fiber
Dimensions
450 x 145 x 45 mm
360 x 145 x 45 mm
Weight
943g (without cable)
770g (without cable)
Supported Operating Systems
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows7
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows7




[1] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

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