ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces Availability of Claymore II Gaming Keyboard and Gladius III Gaming Mouse Series

KEY POINTS

ROG Claymore II:

  • 80% tenkeyless keyboard with detachable numpad that can be attached to either side
  • ROG RX Red and RX Blue Optical Mechanical Switches with near‑zero debounce delay
  • Ultrafast 1 ms response in both wired USB‑C® and wireless 2.4 GHz RF modes, with 4000 mAh battery for up to 43 hours of use

ROG Gladius III series:

  • 19,000 dpi gaming mice with 1% deviation (specially tuned to 26,000 dpi), 400 ips optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate
  • Push‑Fit Switch Socket II design is compatible with both 3‑pin mechanical and 5‑pin Omron optical micro switches to vary click force and extend lifespan

 

Singapore, May 20, 2021 — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced the availability of the ROG Claymore II gaming keyboard and ROG Gladius III gaming mouse series. Introduced at CES® 2021, these cutting‑edge peripherals are designed for superior in-game control and tactical advantage in online and esports gaming. Both products won 2021 Red Dot awards in the Computer and Information Technology category.

ROG Claymore II gaming keyboard gives gamers exciting new ways to play, allowing them to create their ideal gaming setup by placing the detachable numpad on either the side of tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard. Claymore II can be used in wired or wireless mode, and includes customizable Aura Sync lighting that can be synchronized with other Aura‑compatible components and peripherals.

ROG Gladius III and ROG Gladius III Wireless are ergonomic gaming mice that feature a 19,000 dpi optical sensor (tuned to up to 26,000 dpi) for swift and precise cursor control with near‑zero latency. Each model features the unique Push‑Fit Switch Socket II design that is compatible with both mechanical and Omron optical micro switches, and offers instantaneous button actuation without unwanted clicks. In addition, the flexible ROG Paracord and rounded‑edge 100% TPFE mouse feet ensure an ultra‑smooth glide. Aesthetically, the classic asymmetrical design of these two gaming mice are well‑suited to a variety of right‑handed grip styles, and each features textured, non‑slip side panels complete with laser‑engraved ROG markings and RGB lighting.

ROG Claymore II elite gaming keyboard

ROG Claymore II can be used as a standalone 80% TKL keyboard or as a 100% full‑size keyboard with the numpad on the right or left, depending on individual preference. Compared to the previous model, Claymore II adopts a new slot‑in design to give the detachable numpad a more secure and robust connection to the keyboard. It also includes conveniences such as customizable keys, a volume control wheel, and a detachable wrist rest for more comfortable typing.

ROG Claymore II can be specified with ROG RX Blue or RX Red optical mechanical switches. First seen in the ROG Strix Scope RX gaming keyboard, these premium switches feature a hollow‑square stem design with embedded RGB LEDs to provide all‑round, per‑key lighting compatible with wireless Aura Sync technology. The design also ensures near‑zero debounce delay to ensure instantaneous activation the moment the key is pressed. The hollow‑square stem and X‑stabilizer mechanism work in unison to provide consistent wobble‑free keystrokes and remarkable durability with up to a 100‑million‑keypress lifespan.

ROG Claymore II offers a 1 ms response time in both wired and wireless 2.4 GHz RF modes, with a bundled USB‑C® cable and a USB‑C‑to‑USB Type‑A adapter. The wide USB‑C bandwidth allows users to fast-charge the keyboard or connect to another device via the passthrough port at the rear of the keyboard.

ROG Gladius III Wireless and ROG Gladius III gaming mice

ROG Gladius III Wireless features tri‑mode connectivity via ultrafast 2.4 GHz RF, energy-efficient Bluetooth® LE, or wired USB. It gives users the flexibility to select the mode that best suits the situation. Bluetooth fast-pairing technology allows users to switch between three devices with a press of the Pair button.

The high‑end optical sensor of ROG Gladius III series offers unrivaled accuracy and precision, boasting a range of 100 – 26,000 dpi with a class‑leading 1% deviation, allowing the mice to track flawlessly at up to 400 inches per second (ips) at 50 g acceleration. The optical sensor also provides a 1000 Hz polling rate in both 2.4 GHz wireless and wired modes for lag‑free response. Users can save up to five profile settings on its onboard memory.

Mechanical switches use debouncing for button actuation, which usually results in click latency. Gladius III has a unique pivoted button design with zero gap between the mouse button and switch to ensure instantaneous actuation. In addition, tuned firmware filters out unintended mouse clicks for both mechanical and optical micro switches to give gamers an edge in competitive gaming.

The Push‑Fit Switch Socket II design allows users to hot-swap traditional 3‑pin mechanical switches and the latest 5‑pin Omron® optical micro switches. With switches varying in feel and characteristics, the innovative socket design gives users the flexibility to select the switch that best suits their individual play style. The strengthened socket also reduces shaking to provide consistent button clicks.

ROG Gladius III has RGB-illuminated laser-engraved ROG markings on its side, and features the ROG Paracord and 100% PTFE round-edged mouse feet to ensure a swift and smooth glide.

 

 

Availability & Pricing

 

Pricing Claymore II Gaming Keyboard – $429

Gladius III Gaming Mouse – $189 (Wireless) | $139 (Wired)

 

Availability Available island wide on 24th May

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS[i]

ROG Claymore II Wireless Optical Gaming Keyboard

Connectivity Wired USB 2.0 Type-C® / RF 2.4 GHz
Key switches ROG RX Optical Mechanical Switches (Red and Blue)
Layout 100%, 104 (US) keys
Keyboard backlighting Per-key RGB LEDs, RGB battery indicators, ROG logo
Anti-ghosting N-Key rollover
Polling rate 1000 Hz
Macro keys All keys programmable except for Fn, Num Lock, Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, Windows, and Left-ALT
Macro recording On-the-fly recording support
Battery type Li-Ion rechargeable battery
Cable type Braided fiber, Type-C to Type-C
Cable length 1.8 m
Supported OS Windows 10
Package contents 1 x ROG Claymore II keyboard
1 x ROG Claymore II numpad
1 x USB Type-C to Type-C cable
1 x USB wireless dongle
1 x Wireless dongle extender
1 x USB Type-C to Type-A adapter
1 x Magnetic leatherite wrist rest
1 x Thank you card
1 x ROG sticker
1 x Warranty booklet
1 x Quick start guide
1 x Transparent reference map
Onboard memory 5 customizable profiles

1 default profile

Software Armoury Crate
Media keys Play/Pause
Stop
Rewind
Fast forward
Volume up
Volume down
Mute / unmute
Dimensions Product: 462 x 155 x 39 mm

Color box: 540 x 190 x 84 mm

Weight Product: Approx. 1.156 kg (without cable)

Color box: Approx.  2.207 kg

       
SPECIFICATIONS  
ROG Gladius III Wireless Gaming Mouse ROG Gladius III Gaming Mouse  
Connectivity RF 2.4 GHz / Bluetooth® / Wired Wired  
Sensor 19,000 dpi 19,000 dpi  
(tuned up to 26,000 dpi) (tuned up to 26,000 dpi)  
Max speed/  acceleration 400 ips / 50 g 400 ips / 50 g  
Push-Fit Switch Socket II design Yes Yes  
Micro switch ROG micro switch with 70-million-click lifespan ROG micro switch with 70-million-click lifespan  
Battery life (with RGB off) RF: 55 hours  
Bluetooth: 85 hours  
DPI On-The-Scroll Yes Yes  
Programmable buttons 6 6  
Side buttons 2 2  
RGB lighting effects 3‑zone RGB 3‑zone RGB  
Bluetooth fast-pairing Yes, up to 3 devices  
Onboard memory profiles 5 5  
Pivoted button mechanism Yes Yes  
Weight 89 g 79 g  
Dimensions 126 x 67 x 45 mm 126 x 67 x 45 mm  
Cable type 2.0 m Paracord 2.0 m Paracord  

 

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