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ASUS TUF K7 Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.0.

The ASUS TUF K7 released back in Q1 of 2019 but, with some heavy discounting, is it the next keyboard you should purchase in 2020? We take a look at just how TUF is the K7 is, with a military aircraft grade metal plate for styling but also structural integrity, individual per-key RGB and even “optical-mech” switches for better accuracy when gaming. Will this board hit the mark or miss the target?

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Specifications:

  • Connectivity Technology: Wired, USB 2.0
  • OS Support: Windows® 10
  • Windows® 7: Dimensions
  • Keyboard: 439 x 131 x 37mm
  • Wrist rest: 439 x 77 x 18mm
  • Weight  Keyboard: 794 g ,Wrist rest: 194 g

 Hot Keys

  • Media Control
  • Fn + F6: Skip to previous track/chapter
  • Fn + F7: Play/ Pause toggle
  • Fn + F8: Skip to next track/chapter
  • Fn + F9: Mute/ Unmute
  • Fn + F10: Volume down
  • Fn + F11: Volume up
  • Lighting Effects Switch:
  • Fn + Right or Fn + Left
  • Lighting Effects Brightness:
  • Fn + Up: Increase brightness
  • Fn + Down: Decrease brightness
  • RGB Level Adjust:
  • Fn + Del: Adjust the Red hue of the RGB color code
  • Fn + End: Adjust the Green hue of the RGB color code
  • Fn + PgDn: Adjust the Blue hue of the RGB color code
  • On The Fly Macro Recording:
  • Step 1: Fn + Right-ALT to start recording
  • Step 2: Fn + Right-ALT to end recording
  • Step 3: Assign Macro Key
  • Profile Switch:
  • Fn + 1/ 2 / 3/ 4* (4 is default)
  • Windows Key Lock:
  • Fn + Windows key
  • Factory Default:
  • Fn + Esc(press and hold for 10-15sec)

Originally the ASUS TUF K7  came in at £130, today you can find it for just under £100, via box.co.uk, HERE! There’s also another reason that makes the ASUS TUF K7 even more tempting, ASUS are offering a further £25 rebate with their Rate My Gear promotion that you can see HERE! For an in depth look at the promotion read more HERE!

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Pros

  • Wrist rest comes with the keyboard
  • Aircraft grade metal plate
  • On the fly macros
  • On board memory
  • Loads of RGB options
  • N Key rollover and Anti- Ghosting
  • Optical switches
  • IP65

Cons

  • The wrist rest started to come away from its base
  • The cable feels really basic and it kinks
  • The software was a major pain to start with

KitGuru Says: With a discounted price point and even further discounting via a rebate by applying the ASUS Rate My Gear promotion you could save yourself a whopping £55 when purchasing the ASUS TUF K7 keyboard. We think that the ASUS TUF K7 Keyboard is a great example of a mid-range gaming keyboard that still holds its own against newer keyboards, here in 2020. With the potential savings on offer we can safely recommend the ASUS TUF K7 keyboard in 2020 and we think it’s worth buying!

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Rating: 8.0.

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