ASUS Strix Mouse, Headset & Keyboard Review
Published: 24th September 2014 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
As with any good gaming keyboard the Tactic Pro comes with plenty of dedicated macro keys to ensure you have the fullest command at any moment, without having to switch profiles or find spare combinations. As well as 10 to the left of the normal QWERTY keys there are three below the space bar and the F-Keys can double up too, if you're particularly demanding.
There are some function keys as well, as you would expect. These include light adjustment, NKEY rollover, Windows Key lock and at the top right there are dedicated media keys as well as a volume. We're not sure if we like the orange trace as it smacks of bargain basement no-brand stuff, but that's just a personal taste.
The lighting is very orange, and nicely uniform as you would hope from individual LEDs on each Cherry MX switch. We'd quite like to see the media keys light up too, but understand why they don't.
- Strix Tactic Pro mechanical gaming keyboardQuick-start guide
Driver installation CD
4 x Additional key caps
Key cap-removal tool
- Connector: Single gold-plated USBAnti-ghosting: True NKRO (6KRO switch included)
Switches: Fully mechanical Cherry MX type
Switch lifecycle: 50-million keystrokes
Backlit: Individually-backlit (orange) keys with 4-level settings
Cable: Braided fibre 1.8m
Key cap material: Tough ABS
Media keys: Volume control, play/pause, previous track and next track
Macro keys: Up to 21 customizable keys (13 dedicated macro keys + 8 switchable macro/function (F1-F8) keys)
On-the-fly macro recording
Dual modes: plug-and-play hardware mode and software mode
Gaming mode (disables Windows® key); Macro mode (reassigns F1-F8 as macro keys)