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Asus Rog Claymore II Review

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88
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88
5

Experts

92
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Consumers

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Reviewers praised the ASUS ROG Claymore II, endorsing it for gaming and programming. They were pleased by its modular number pad, clicky Blue mechanical switches, and customizable RGB lighting. Testers were also pleased by its low-latency wireless design and ergonomic construction with a wrist rest. However, they had misgivings about its noisy switches and big operating force.

ASUS ROG Claymore II Wireless Modular Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (ROG RX Switches, detachable numpad & wrist rest for TKL 80%/100%, Aura Sync, media controls, fast charge, USB 2.0 Passthrough)-Black
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$269.99
$239.99

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our Verdict

Top experts hailed the ASUS ROG Claymore II and recommended it for gaming and programming. They liked the modular number pad that allows transforming this keyboard between TKL and full-sized layouts. Check out the best small gaming keyboards if you prefer a portable model. Reviewers at PC Mag were impressed by the ergonomic construction with a detachable wrist rest.

It has an impressive manufacturer-provided battery life of up to 43 hours. Editors at Tech Spot praised the customizable RGB backlighting, and they were happy that all the keys are macro-programmable. They loved the clicky feeling of the ROG RX Blue Optical mechanical switches, although they are too noisy for quiet office environments.

If you prefer quieter Cherry MX Red switches, see our ASUS ROG Falchion review. Tests revealed an ultra-low 1.9 ms wired latency and 9.7 ms wireless latency. However, testers were unimpressed by the sizeable 67 gf operating force required to depress the keys and the lack of Bluetooth tech. Check out the Apple Magic Keyboard 2017 review for a Bluetooth model.

True Score

88

Reasons to Buy

  • Outstanding low-latency wireless design with a USB receiver
  • Macro-programmable keys
  • Modular Numpad
  • Customizable RGB backlight
  • Mechanical switches

Reasons to Avoid

  • High-resistance switches require lots of operational force
  • Lacks Bluetooth tech

Specifications

  • Battery Life
    144 hours
  • Customizable Lighting
    Yes
  • Foldable
    No
  • Form Factor
    Full size
  • Key Switch Behavior
    Linear
  • Keyboard Technology
    Mechanical
  • Max Wireless Range
    10 meters
  • Palm Rest
    Yes
  • Spill Resistant
    Yes
  • Touchpad
    na
  • Wireless
    Yes
  • Wireless Connectivity
    USB Receiver

Overview

The ASUS ROG Claymore II is a premium full-size wireless gaming keyboard released in 2021, promising gorgeous RGB lighting and durable construction for pro gamers. Like some of the best keyboards on the market, this unit has durable mechanical switches. Although this device is a wireless RF model that comes with a USB receiver, it also supports cable connections via USB.

The keyboard has a volume wheel and USB passthrough, providing convenient control. Learn more about the Claymore II below and check out the top-rated gaming keyboards available today.

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  • ASUS ROG Claymore II Wireless Modular Gaming Mechanical Keyboard (ROG RX Switches, detachable numpad & wrist rest for TKL 80%/100%, Aura Sync, media controls, fast charge, USB 2.0 Passthrough)-Black
    Save $30
    $269.99
    $239.99

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    In Stock

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Score Card

E

Expert Score

88

*.75

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Customer Score

92

*.25

We place a 25% weighted value on Customer Scores

True Score

88

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    A

    Trust Score

    88
    The ASUS ROG Claymore II is excellent for gaming. It has low latency, a low… read more
  • Trusted Reviews
    D

    Trust Score

    90
    The Asus ROG Claymore II is a great gaming keyboard for who wants to cut… read more
  • PC Mag
    D

    Trust Score

    90
    The Asus ROG Claymore II is a truly impressive full-size flagship keyboard. Along with a… read more
  • Tech Power Up
    D

    Trust Score

    NR
    Amazing configurability with multiple layouts and form factors to choose from, The ROG RX switches… read more
  • Kit Guru
    F

    Trust Score

    90
    It’s very expensive, but you are getting a heck of a lot of keyboard for… read more
  • Pocket Lint
    F

    Trust Score

    80
    The Asus ROG Claymore II is certainly a premium keyboard that’s feature-packed, comfortable to use,… read more

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