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[ROG Keyboard] Introduction to ASUS ROG Series Mechanical Keyboard Switches

The ASUS ROG series mechanical keyboards in the RX and NX series offer different switch options to cater to the needs of various users. Choosing the right mechanical keyboard switch is crucial as it directly impacts your typing and gaming experience. Here is a brief overview of the switches in these two series

 

Contents: 
一:Comparison of ASUS ROG Mechanical Keyboard Switches in the RX and NX Series 
二:How to Verify Keyboard Switch Specification 
Q&A: 
      Q1. How to Update Keyboard Firmware? 
      Q2: How to Confirm if the Keyboard Supports AURA Sync?

 

一:Comparison of ASUS ROG Mechanical Keyboard Switches in the RX and NX Series 
The following is a comparison of the different switches in the ASUS ROG Mechanical Keyboard RX and NX Series.  
You can choose a mechanical keyboard with the appropriate switch based on your needs.

 

ROG RX 
OPTICAL MECHANICAL SWITCHES

ROG NX 
MECHANICAL SWITCHES

Switch Type

ROG RX RED 
Linear & Swift

ROG RX BLUE 
Clicky & Speedy

ROG NX RED 
Linear & Swift

ROG NX BROWN 
Ultra Tactile

ROG NX BLUE 
Clicky & Tactile

ROG NX SNOW 
Refined Linear

ROG NX Storm 
Refined Clicky

Trigger Type

Light Trigger

Metal Contact Point

Characteristics

Smooth linear keystrokes with ultra-fast actuation

Crisp, clicky feedback with tactile bump and fast actuation

Smooth linear keystrokes with extra-fast actuation

Pronounced tactile bump with fast actuation

Pronounced tactile bump with crisp, clicky feedback

Fast and smooth linear keystrokes with great stability

Fast and smooth tactile keystrokes with great stability

Voice

Soft

Clicky

Soft

Soft

Clicky

Soft

Clicky

Total Point

4.0mm

4.0mm

4.0mm

4.0mm

4.0mm

3.6mm

3.6mm

Actuation Point

1.5mm

1.5mm

1.8mm

2mm

2.3mm

1.8mm

1.8mm

Initial Force

40gf

30gf

40gf

40gf

40gf

40gf

40gf

Total Force

55gf

65gf

55gf

58gf

65gf

53gf

65gf

Keypress Lifespan

100-million

70-million

Video

ROG RX RED

ROG RX BLUE

ROG NX red/brown/blue

ROG NX SNOW

 

 

二:How to Verify Keyboard Switch Specifications 
1. Visit the ASUS support website. Enter your product name in the search bar , and then press the Enter key, as shown in the image below.  
Here's an example: ROG Strix Scope NX Wireless Deluxe. 

2. Click on the [Tech Specs] page, as shown in the image below.

3. In the [Key Switch] field, you can view the supported keyboard switches, as shown in the image below. 
ROG Strix Scope NX Wireless Deluxe offers three switch options: Blue, Red, and Brown, for you to choose from.

4. You can also verify the specifications of the keyboard switch you purchased on the product's packaging box. 
For example, on the packaging box of the ROG STRIX SCOPE NX Deluxe, in the bottom right corner, it specifies the switch type as ROG NX BLUE, as shown in the image below: 

 

Q&A: 
Q1: How to Update Keyboard Firmware? 
A1: Please refer to FAQ: [Accessories] Firmware Update : Steps to Update Firmware for Tri-mode/Dual-mode Devices

 

Q2: How to Confirm if the Keyboard Supports AURA Sync? 
A2: In the [Tech Specs] page of the above steps, you can check whether the keyboard supports AURA Sync in the [AURA Sync] field, as shown in the image below. 
"Yes" indicates that it is supported.

 
 

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‎11-20-2023 09:57 PM
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