Nov 08, 2016 Written by: MasterC

Republic of Gamers Announces Claymore and ROG Claymore Core

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The wait is over, today the ultimate gaming keyboard is announced. For the first time ever you can get an RGB keyboard with a detachable keypad for flexible placement and ROG Claymore comes in two flavors. For those of you who love plenty of macros or if you're an old school FPS (first-person shooter) enthusiast who still prefers to use a keypad on the left - your dream has come true. ROG Claymore is also available as an 80% TKL (tenkeyless - no keypad) for minimalists, ROG Claymore Core is perfect if that is you and the keypad is available separately in case you change your mind.

The award-winning design (2016 Red Dot and Computex d&i awards) features a stunning aluminium chassis with Mayan patterns consistent with other ROG products. Just as stunning are the German-made Cherry MX switches (Red, Blue, Brown and Black) with RGB LED backlights. Each individual key has independent lighting and features AURA SYNC so it's possible to have your ROG motherbaord, graphics card, case, keyboard and mouse all display AURA lighting effects in unison! The keyboard by itself offers nine different preset AURA effects, including Static, Breathing, Color Cycle, Wave, Ripple, Reactive, Starry Night, Quicksand, and a Custom Effect. One effect you ought to try is the one that reflects the CPU temperature. There are direct shortcuts on the keyboard so you don't need to get into the software if you don't want to.

ROG Claymore offers anti-ghosting keys with N-Key rollover ensuring all the keys you press register, and on-the-fly macro recording.

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Beyond the looks and exceptional quality there are advanced features for gaming and hardware enthusiasts. The synergy of the ROG ecosystem lies in both the RGB lighting and also in operation, you now have supreme command over your PC like never before. You can instantly start your PC, jump straight into BIOS, clear the CMOS, overclock, control the fan speed and more without even reaching for the PC chassis.  

The Claymore has built-in flash memory to store up to six user profiles (one default).

On the gorgeously-designed back, there are the height adjustable feet, cable routing grooves, detachable micro-USB port and large rubber feet for superior stability and grip.

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Press Release

Republic of Gamers Announces 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.

 

Taipei, Taiwan (8th 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

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

 

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

 

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About ASUS

ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets, smartphones and wearables. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,368 awards in 2015 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC. ASUS has more than 17,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of over 5,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2015 was approximately US$14 billion.

 

[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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