Earlier this month, Asus announced the ROG Claymore series of mechanical gaming keyboards. The company has now brought both the ROG Claymore and ROG Claymore Core models to the Singapore market. Claymore is the world’s first RGB LED-backlit mechanical keyboard to feature a detachable numpad design.
The detachable numpad design of the ROG Claymore allows users to use it as a full-sized keyboard when at home, or as an 80% TKL (tenkeyless) keyboard at LAN parties. You can even choose to place the detachable keypad on the left or right of the keyboard depending on your preference. The Claymore comes with Cherry MX RGB key switches with a choice of Black, Blue, Red, and Brown. It integrates exclusive ASUS Aura Sync RGB LED technology, which lets users sync light effects when using the keyboard together with compatible ASUS motherboards and graphics cards. The Claymore’s backlit keys can be set to reflect the CPU temperature in real-time as well. With built-in flash memory, the keyboard can store up to six user profiles. To customize each key, lighting and macro settings, users can use the intuitive ROG Armoury dashboard.
The ROG Claymore Core is identical to the Claymore in most respects, except that it does not have a detachable numpad. It is currently available with Black, Blue, Red, and Brown Cherry MX keyswitches.
Currently, Asus Singapore is only offering the Claymore and Claymore Core keyboard with the Cherry MX Blue key switches in Singapore, but Cherry MX Red is expected to be available soon. As for price, the ROG Claymore has been priced at S$319, while the ROG Claymore Core has been priced at S$219.