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  • ROG Strix Scope NX TKL Deluxe Keyboard Review


    ROG Strix Scope NX TKL Layout and Features

    You have many smaller keyboard formfactors to choose from these days but the most popular are the 65% and 80% or Tenkeyless (TKL) shown here. With the 80% you give up the seldom used ten key area while the 65% also removes the function keys. Both can also compress or combine keys to maximize space.

    The black color scheme combines black and grey keycaps with an attractive brushed aluminum faceplate.  The aluminum surface just looks classy. Pictures do not give it justice.

    ROG has included what they call Xccurate Design – an extra-wide Ctrl key on each side.  This design makes finding the Ctrl key more intuitive when gaming.

    Here is a closer look at that aluminum surface. I love the decision to use two different finishes on the surface. The effect is even more pronounced with the RGB reflecting off that surface and accenting the ROG logo. Many of the keys have their alternative functions on the front surface helping keep the look uncluttered.

    ROG offers the choice between three different variants of their ROG NX switches.  You can get the Scope NX with ROG NX Red, Brown or Blue switches. These switches are very similar to their Chery MX namesakes and very smooth and predictable in use.

    The back surface has a similar style with a recessed USB -C port and retractable feet.  Unlike most keyboards in this category, the ROG design has a nice rubber pad to keep your keyboard firmly in place.

    Even with the feet retracted the keys have a nice ergo friendly angle that lines up nicely with the wrist rest.

    A 1.8 meter (~6 foot) detachable braided USB cable is included in a matching color scheme.  I love a detachable cable as it keeps the most common failure point from totaling a great keyboard.  The actual port is a specific size making finding an aftermarket replacement a bit less likely.

    I really do love the Deluxe wrist rest, too. It feels super premium with a pillowed top that feels like it may contain memory foam. The surface is soft and wide with the ROG logo subtly added on the right.

    The wrist rest attaches to the keyboard with a smooth magnetic snap that inspires confidence.  Its not going to come off during an intense fire fight!