Upgrade your desktop with the $229 ASUS ROG Claymore II modular gaming keyboard
Amazon currently offers ASUS ROG Claymore II Wireless Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $229.50 shipped. Down from its list price of $270, this is the lowest price we’ve seen of this keyboard all year. Able to operate in wired or wireless mode, the Claymore II also features a detachable number pad to reduce clutter to an 80% Tenkeyless configuration. Unlike some wireless keyboards, this one has a rechargeable battery. This battery is charged using the USB-C port which is also how the keyboard is used in wired mode. A USB-A port on the back of the keyboard acts as a USB 2.0 passthrough for additional accessories, like a mouse. This specific keyboard features ASUS’ RX red switches. These optical switches have ultra-fast response times and “near-zero debounce delay”.
If you want to save money, you can check out the Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard for $35. The splash-proof design will protect the keyboard in the event of an accident. Unlike the featured keyboard, the Cyonsa Chroma isn’t a mechanical keyboard, but don’t let that put you off. The 10-key rollover allows you to execute multiple commands without any input being lost. Each key on this board features individually controllable RGB LEDs that can be controlled via Razer Synapse. Overall, this Razer Cynosa keyboard is a good entry-level gaming keyboard that won’t break the bank.
Be sure to check out this deal on a SteelSeries Rival 3 Wireless Gaming Mouse for $30. It’s the second best price we’ve seen and it offers “over 400 hours of uninterrupted use”. You can also check out this deal on an Elgato Wave3 USB-C Microphone for $120. That’s the lowest price we’ve tracked, and the Wave Link software lets you do audio mixing and monitoring with ease.
ASUS ROG Claymore II Modular Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Features:
- With ROG Claymore II, you can create your ideal gaming setup by placing the new detachable number pad on the side you prefer; then choose between wired or wireless mode and power it all up with Aura Sync. Assume full tactical control with ROG RX optical mechanical switches and customizable hotkeys.
- The detachable number pad can be attached to either side of the keyboard, or it can be removed entirely if you prefer to use ROG Claymore II in TKL mode (80%). It can also be programmed to be used as a macro keyboard for complex in-game commands. This flexibility gives you various combinations to suit your playing style and gaming setup.
- 30 minutes of USB-C fast charging keeps ROG Claymore II running for up to 18 hours (lights off). The quick charge function can be disabled to use the included USB passthrough for convenient connection to other devices.