ASUS ROG Strix Scope Gaming Keyboard
Whenever you take a keyboard out of the box it's always difficult to be wowed too much because so much of the personality in modern keyboards comes from the lighting. We think, however, that the combination of a brushed black finish and large ROG logo work nicely in conjunction with a bold font choice to make the Scope eye-catching even when it's cold and dark.
The underside has a lot of eye-catching elements given how infrequently you'll be looking at it, including a giant ROG eye logo. The rubber feet might not look the largest we've ever seen but they do a great job in keeping the Scope firmly rooted to your desk. Lastly the rear routing for the cable is actually indented so you can, if you so wish, route it to the left or right or even just have the Scope flat without it being an issue. A nice touch.
Beneath the very modern font used for the keycaps are the old familiar Cherry MX Red switches, the lightest and smoothest of the Cherry range. We're huge fans of the Reds here at OC3D and their popularity is borne out by the many keyboards we find that have them as the primary option.
Three things worthy of note here. Firstly that gorgeous brushed aluminium finish that really helps the lighting pop whilst also making the Strix Scope attractive when all the lighting is off. Secondly the Insert Key now has a secondary functionality of letting you use the F-Keys as regular F-Keys, because what are normally the functions that require holding down the Fn key to access are now the default settings of the Scope. Lastly on the F12 key there is a stealth function which both minimises all your windows and mutes the audio. Should you need to hide your entire desktop in a hurry. We can't imagine why...
Pretty. We never get tired of the rainbow effects possible from modern RGB keyboards, and the Strix Scope is no exception.