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  • ROG Strix Scope NX TKL Deluxe Keyboard Review



    Last year I had the chance to review the ROG Strix Scope NX TKL in Moonlight White and it quickly became my daily driver.  I fell in love with the 80% form factor.  But somewhere in the back of my mind, I had to know what I was missing from the Deluxe version. Today we are going to find out!

    Enter the ROG Strix Scope NX TKL Deluxe Keyboard. The Deluxe takes everything about the Strix Scope NX TKL form factor and adds a plush new wrist rest. Oh, and this time its black.

    The ROG Strix Scope NX TKL comes in several flavors. You can get the polished black Aluminum color scheme seen here or the Moonlight White we reviewed previously. You can also choose between the ROG NX Switches or the Cherry MX switches.  ROG has released several limited-edition versions as well though those may be a bit hard to track down.

    Currently ROG only offers the Deluxe package in Black. Stepping up to the Deluxe version adds a, well, deluxe wrist rest for just a few dollars more.  I can understand why many buyers might not want that bigger footprint in a small form factor keyboard but it is a pretty nice upgrade. You can also get your Deluxe in a wireless version with tri-mode connectivity if you prefer to cut the cord.

    The feature set is shared across all of the wired Strix Scope NX TKL keyboards.

    • Created for FPS Gamers: the tenkeyless form factor provides more room to move the mouse, while the enlarged L-Ctrl key minimizes inadvertent pressing of other keys
    • Portability: The compact keyboard fits easily into backpacks while the detachable cable prevents scuff marks or scratches
    • Quick-Toggle Switch: Instantly shift between function and media key inputs
    • Stealth key: Tap to hide all apps and mute audio for instant privacy; tap again to play on
    • ROG-exclusive gaming switch – ROG NX Mechanical Switch, fast actuation with ROG-tuned force curves for great keypress feel and feedback
    • Durable construction: Aluminum top-plate with striking slash aesthetic combines resilience and style

    Key Switch:

    • ROG NX: Red
    • ROG NX: Blue
    • ROG NX: Brown

    Connectivity: USB 2.0

    Size (Full/TKL): 80%

    Actuation Force:

    • 45g
    • 43g
    • 55g

    Lighting: Per-Key RGB LEDs

    AURA Sync: Yes

    Anti-Ghosting: N-Key Rollover

    Macro Keys: All keys programmable - except Fn

    USB Report rate: (USB Report rate) 1000 Hz

    Profile Hot Keys: Fn + 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6: Profile 1 - 6 (6 is default profile)

    Lighting Effects Hot Keys: Fn + Right or Fn + Left

    Brightness Setting Hot Keys:

    • Fn + Up: Brightness up (5 levels)
    • Fn + Down: Brightness down (5 levels)

    Clear On-Board Memory Hot Keys: Hold Fn + Esc for 15 seconds

    Macro Hot Keys:

    • Step 1: Fn + Left-ALT to start recording
    • Step 2: Fn + Left-ALT to end recording
    • Step 3: Assign Macro Key

    Media Hot Keys:

    • Play/Pause (F5),
    • Stop (F6),
    • Previous (F7),
    • Next (F8),
    • Mute (F9),
    • Volume Down (F10),
    • Volume Up (F11).
    • Stealth Key (F12)

    Cable: Detachable 1.8m braided USB cable

    OS: Windows® 10

    Software: Armoury Crate


    • 356 x 136.2 x 39.7 mm (keyboard)
    • 356 x 75 x 21 mm (wrist rest)


    • 880g with cable
    • 04kg with wrist rest

    Color: Black and Gray


    • 1 x ROG Strix Scope NX TKL Moonlight White keyboard
    • 1 x ROG Strix Scope TKL Deluxe wrist rest
    • 1 x Detachable braided USB Type-A to Type-C cable
    • 1 x Sheet of ROG stickers
    • 1 x Quick Start Guide
    • 1 x Warranty booklet