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ASUS TUF GAMING K5 MECH-BRANE KEYBOARD

Out of the Box

  • Asus TUF Gaming K5
  • User’s Manual

Design

The Asus TUF Gaming K5 has a good layout with a built-in wrist-rest, adjustable height, dedicated media buttons. The keyboard itself looks really great and is ideal for all gamers and is very comfortable to use.

Foregoing the use of mechanical switches, the ASUS TUF Gaming K5 doesn’t skimp when it comes to its physical features and layout. With an adjustable height, built in wrist-rest (that’s, unfortunately, the same material as the rest of the keyboard), dedicated media buttons, RGB and Aura-sync support, onboard memory for macro recording, and even a spill-resistant finish – there’s a lot to cover. Add in anti-ghosting with 24-key rollover and it’s clear that performance whilst gaming was the main consideration that went into the design.

 

Build Quality

The keyboard is made from plastic but it feels premium when you first used it. The keyboard uses the tactile TUF Gaming Mech-Brane key switches so even though it is a membrane keyboard you will feel a mechanical switches feedback.

The K5 is a full-sized keyboard with extra media keys on top of the F1-F4 keys and comes with anti-ghosting and 24-key rollover. Our first impression of the Mech-Brane switches are its slight similarity to MX Brown switches. But these switches still retain the slightly dull and mushy feeling of membrane keys. At the same time, they have a quick tactile feel that adds to the experience. Although it felt a bit awkward at the beginning, it started growing on us.

Software

ASUS’s Armoury II software is used for customization of the RGB lightings of the Asus TUF Gaming K5 and not just the lightings but also to record macro keys or see the usage of an individual key.

Features

The keyboard has a memory for macro recording along the RGB lightings with Aura-sync support. Another thing is it also features anti-ghosting with 24-key rollover which is excellent for every gamer. Control your audio without being distracted from the game. Dedicated media keys positioned on the upper left allow you to easily adjust volume using your keyboard hand, without ever lifting your trigger finger off the mouse.

TUF Gaming K5 features fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording support so you can configure your keyboard for personalized play. On-board memory lets you take your keyboard on the road and have your settings available wherever you go.

Specifications

  • Switch Type: ‘Mech-Brane’
  • LED Color: RGB
  • Polling Rate: 1000 Hz
  • Cable: Wired, USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: L 460 x W 218 x H 40 mm
  • Product Weight: 1050 g

Pros

  • Good for typing
  • Best for people who want RGB lightings on their keyboard

Cons

  • Wrist Pad is not detachable

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