From the onset, the ASUS ROG Falchion is a tiny 65% mechanical keyboard, packed with features demanding the attention of tech-world enthusiasts. Small in stature it is, light on features and quality it is most certainly not. Let's take a dive into this pint-size keyboard and see what it brings to the table in a saturated market.
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From the moment you ogle the packaging, the pride and build quality provides a glimpse of what's to come. The ASUS ROG Falchion comes with a handful of gizmos and gadgets, enough to get buyers excited but not so much as to bother them with unnecessary complications. It comes with the ASUS ROG Falchion keyboard, a plastic cover to cover your keyboard when not being used (complete with embossed logo), USB Type C Cable, a Type C to USB-A adapter, 2.4ghz receiver which is attached to the keyboard, some decorative stickers, and of course the obligatory manuals. Upon inspecting the keyboard properly, you'll notice the touch sidebar on the left side of the device (more on this later).
The keyboard has a unique design, just enough to set itself apart from the competition. The 65% wireless, not-so-standard ANSI design did take some getting used to, though. This holds true, especially when you have elongated phalanges and have been using a "normal size" keyboard for the better part of the past Sexennial. The keys have little to no flex to them, which makes for a satisfying press of each key on the board. Using the Falchion in both wireless and wired mode ended up with identical performances. Connecting it to your PC via a Type C cable is hassle-free; it even prompts you to automatically download the ROG Armoury application.
The 65% wireless, not-so-standard ANSI design did take some getting used to, though.
Thankfully, the Falchion allowed me to use the AuraSync to change the majority of my RGB from one window within the application.
Kingdom Hearts devotee, From Software fanboy and aspiring Audiophile (the good kind that believes in FLAC files). Vincent enjoys writing about games almost as much as playing them.
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