Asus TUF K7 Keyboard — Opto-Mechanical Switches
ASUS TUF Gaming K7 Optical-Mech Keyboard with IP56 resistance to dust and water, aircraft-grade aluminum, and Aura Sync lighting.
Battlefield domination beckons with the light-speed actuation of TUF Gaming K7's Optical-Mech switches. Choose linear or tactile to match your play style, and exploit the compact design to stay in command. K7 is water and dust resistant, topped with aircraft-grade aluminum, comes with a detachable wrist rest, and has per-key Aura Sync illumination – for a fast and fun way to light up your gaming world.
- TUF Optical-Mech Switches: Each TUF Optical-Mech switch casts a beam of infrared light. Pressing a key causes the shaft to break the beam for near-instant actuation. This unique design eliminates the 5ms debounce delay intrinsic to traditional metal contacts, slashing total actuation time to just 0.2ms – so it's quicker than the blink of an eye!
- IP56 Water & Dust Resistance: TUF Gaming K7 delivers industry-leading IP56 water and dust resistance, while our Optical-Mech switches are rated for up to 100-million clicks – or twice the lifespan of traditional mechanical switches. A top plate machined from aircraft-grade aluminum provides stylish exterior strength, and we've even nano-coated the PCB to prevent internal metal parts oxidizing.
- Compact Design: TUF Gaming K7's compact, frameless form lets you reach every key easily, so you'll game without distraction. This floating-keycaps design also makes for swift cleaning, with clear all-round access to brush or blow away dust and crumbs.
- Magnetic & Ergonomic Wrist Rest: TUF Gaming K7 comes with an ergonomic wrist rest crafted from thick memory foam and finished with leatherette, for cool comfort that molds naturally to your posture. Strong magnets keep this cushioned pad in place during play, and also enable it to be rapidly detached when you need to change your angle of attack or stow your keyboard in a bag.
- Aura Sync: Powered by Aura Sync, the entire color spectrum and a range of dynamic lighting effects are at your command to create a keyboard that's uniquely yours – with an individually-controllable LED under every key. TUF Gaming K7's RGB illumination is also easily synced with the extensive Aura ecosystem for gaming environment that really shines.
- Armoury II: Armoury II is an enhanced driver-based software that offers more extensive controls while using less system resources. An intuitive UI lets you easily tune TUF Gaming K7 to suit your gameplay – create profiles, customize colors and lighting effects, map keys, record macros and more. You can even track hardware stats during gameplay for data analysis.
Does lighting really have a benefit?
For the hardcore gamer, much time is spent gaming at night, which is when the LEDs can come in handy, albeit one colour would suffice.
For the casual gamer, it may not be worth the extra cost just to flick a few lights on once in a blue moon.