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ASUS ROG Strix Flare RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

The ROG Strix Flare keyboard from ASUS promises all a gamer could want – and more. With Cherry MX switches, dedicated media keys, Aura Sync RGB lighting and a removable wrist rest it certainly ticks plenty of boxes! But is it worth the £159.95 asking price? 


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  • Form Factor: Standard Full Size
  • Key Switches: Cherry MX Brown, Red, Blue or Black
  • Connectivity:  Braided USB cable
  • USB Pass-through Port: Yes
  • Wrist Rest: Yes, Detachable
  • Anti-Ghosting: Yes
  • Key Rollover:  Full N-Key Rollover
  • Extra Keys: Media Keys, Win Lock Key, Volume Control Wheel
  • LED Lighting: Per Key RGB (16.8M Colours)
  • On-board Memory: Yes
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7
  • Colour: Steel Grey
  • Dimensions: 454 x 155 x 31 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 1256 g


  • Very attractive design.
  • Fully customisable RGB lighting.
  • Available with a range of Cherry MX Mechanical switches.
  • Dedicated media keys on the left hand side.
  • Removable wrist rest.
  • Intuitive ROG Armoury software.


  • Plastic body.
  • High price tag.

The ROG Strix Flare is available with Red or Brown switches from Overclockers UK. It usually costs £159.95, but is currently on offer for £139.99.

KitGuru says: The ROG Strix Flare is beautiful to look at and great to use. It's almost perfect but we think a metal body would be a little more appealing at this price point. 

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Rating: 8.5.

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