Review: ASUS ROG Claymore II keyboard

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The Asus CLAYMORE II keyboard was already previewed on the 13th of January at CES 2021. The debut has occurred on the 15th of May. Ok, but what’s that all about? How does this product stand out from...

    Review: ASUS ROG Claymore II keyboard
     
  2. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    That awful font (Corsair is using similar) + ABS = might have just as well come without keycaps

    Then again true keyboard loonies and aficionados are not the target audience anyway, right?
    And they are switching keycaps anyway, so...

    hmm... see now how something that might seem out of touch and illogical, actually makes plenty of sense.
     
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    Yep, not for my kind of people.
     
  4. IchimA

    IchimA Maha Guru

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    WTF is with ppl not licking a keyboard font!? You all are looking at a keyboard to read !? Get a book ... don't you know the layout by heart ? it's not rocket science
     

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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    What... are you BLIND?

    Whaddya mean no1 licking font?
    I'll lick this no problem:

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    and this:

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    and this:
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    You lick this:

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    stereoman Master Guru

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    If it ain't spill resistant I'm out, the amount of high end keyboards I've killed by knocking drinks over while playing in VR.
     
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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    $270 for ABS keycaps just lol, they're taking the piss.
     
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    My Logitech G810 has ABS keycaps. It's 5,5 years old and all keycaps are still like new.
     
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    metagamer Ancient Guru

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    No they're not. They're all shiny and lost their original feel after a few months.
     
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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    if you keep it clean, it will be nice, slippery and shiny

    I use my G510 as a mirror while shaving myself
     

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    kakiharaFRS Master Guru

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    my corsair K70 rgb is showing it's 6 years spacebar return and delete key are shiny and polished the rest is okay, it definitely doesn't look new
    wanted a K100 but it's now like 270$ hell no ><
     
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    Still waiting for those promised screen touch keyboards.
     
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    Lol at that price!
     
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    IchimA Maha Guru

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    @Noisiv ... , man I just said I don't look at my keyboard when I type. But those keys are nice. Where can I buy a set ?
     

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    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    waltc3 Maha Guru

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    Honestly, I cannot recommend that anyone lick the keycaps on a keyboard because only the Lord knows where the last hands on those keys have been...;)
     
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    Nothing about that. This is my WASD. So it's not to type of plastic, it's up to quality. My previous Sidewinder X4 outer layer started cracking and falling apart a year of purchase. G810 is still intact.
    [​IMG]
     
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    IchimA Maha Guru

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    @waltc3 ... IDamm ... I feel so stupid right now :(
     
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    They definitely look like they developed that ABS shine. I would bet you any money that if you picked this keyboard up again, brand new, you'd see the difference. Nothing to do with the keycaps cracking and falling apart btw, it's to do with the wear ABS is associated with. It's simply a piece of plastic that will wear and then you end up with a shine on the plastic.

    PBT doesn't develop this. This is why PBT is considered the go to material for keycaps. They stay true to their feel for a lot longer than ABS.

    See here what I mean (6) ABS vs PBT Keycaps - YouTube
     
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    that's all down to personal taste. I hate all the keyboards you linked. Ugliest mf keyboards I have ever seen!
    I like the concept of ROG Claymore (detachable numpad, aka logitech DiNovo ) but the price point they think it belongs to - is missed completely imho.
     

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