SPECIFICATION AT A GLANCE:
- Keyboard Layout: Tenkeyless (TKL)
- Switch Type: CHERRY MX RGB RED
- LED Color: RGB
- Macro Keys: All keys
- Matrix: 100% Anti-Ghosting with N-Key-Rollover
- Software: Armoury Crate
- Integrated Memory: yes
- Media Keys: Dedicated media keys with alternate Fn-key functionality
- Palm Rest: -
- Dimensions: 35,6 cm x 13,6 cm x 4 cm
- Weight: 860g (incl. cable)
- Other features: Stealth Key
ASUS ROG STRIX SCOPE TKL ELECTRO PUNK IN DETAIL
The ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk swims against the current in style: with its black and pink color scheme the keyboard certainly stands out and makes a bold statement in the context of cyberpunk enthusiasm. But this keyboard also distinguishes itself in terms of gaming performance, as the TKL format allows more room for mouse control. Flexible macro key bindings improve the gaming functionality and the detachable cable and top plate made of brushed aluminum provide the necessary mobility and stability that you expect from a high-quality TKL keyboard today.
DESIGN AND LAYOUT
That optics are in the spotlight with the ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk is also evident from the floating keys, which provide powerful illumination of the MX RGB RED switches underneath. The compact TKL layout provides additional space for mouse movement by shortening the number pad - ideal for precise control of the crosshairs in FPS games. Last but not least, the Xccurate design of the left Ctrl key enables a more reliable operation by preventing mistakes due to its unusual width. Dedicated media keys replacing the F5 to F12 keys make the keyboard suitable for everyday use. If, on the other hand, you regularly use function keys, you can easily deactivate the media functionality via a dedicated Quick Toggle switch.
SOLIDLY BUILT FOR MOBILE USE
The exterior of the ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk features an aluminum top plate which provides stability and a high-quality feel. The detachable, braided USB-C cable provides additional mobility without concerns of cable breakage. At the bottom you will find two retractable feet, which allow angled use if required. The keyboard is Plug & Play compatible and supports N-Key rollover with 100% anti-ghosting to ensure that no keystroke is missed in the heat of battle. Should real life intervene unexpectedly, a dedicated Stealth Key immediately minimizes all open applications and mutes the sound. As soon as you are ready to continue, pressing the Stealth Key again restores everything to its previous state.
LIGHTING AND SOFTWARE
As is customary with ASUS Aura RGB, the ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk allows you to select numerous preset lighting profiles or create your own effects from the entire color spectrum. Remarkably, not only the LEDs of the individual keys but also the ROG logo can be controlled by the Armoury Crate software. An LED bar on the bottom of the keyboard bathes the surroundings in ambient light. The Armoury Crate software provides a centralized point for uniform RGB lighting control of all compatible ROG products. The keyboard's built-in memory can store up to six different profiles of lighting effects and macros directly on the keyboard, making it easy to recall individual configurations on other computers.
CHERRY MX RED SWITCHES
Unlike the standard version of the ROG Strix Scope TKL without Electro Punk suffix, this model uses MX RGB RED switches to underline the high demand for optimal gaming performance. This switch type enables fast and precise triggering of the keys through a low actuation force of 45 centinewtons after a pre-travel of 2.0 millimeters, translating lightning-fast reaction times into in-game action without delay. A durability of 100 million keystrokes ensures long-lasting gaming fun.
With the Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk, the design team of ROG has gone full steam ahead and ventured several steps off the beaten path. Not everyone will like the unusual design but the Electro Punk series captures a special zeitgeist with its cyberpunk style. From a technical perspective, the model has many desirable features and hardly leaves anything to be desired. Particularly FPS players will like the shortened TKL design and the fast MX RED switches. Moreover, with its solid materials, removable cable and onboard memory, nothing stands in the way of mobile gaming. All this makes the ASUS ROG Strix Scope TKL Electro Punk a coherent package to live out your gaming ambitions at home and on the road.