The Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate is finally available in Malaysia. Featuring a hotswap PCB with a unique AniMe Matrix LED display on the top right corner of the keyboard – not unlike the one found on the Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop – this is quite an interesting pre-built keyboard.
Retailing at RM799, three different switch options are offered with the Flare II: ROG NX Brown (tactile), Red (linear), and Blue (clicky). It’s worth noting that Asus’ NX Brown switch has a much more pronounced tactile bump than, say, a Cherry MX Brown switch, so don’t be fooled by its name.
Aside from that, the Flare II is a full-size keyboard with a hotswap PCB, though it only supports three-pin switches. It also has double shot PBT keycaps with “shortened stems and mid-height profiles” to reduce key wobble and improve ergonomics. Compared to OEM keycaps, this keycap set definitely has a lower profile; almost like a Cherry profile, in fact.
To recap, the Asus ROG Strix Flare II Animate is now available in Malaysia. You can get purchase it through Asus’ official Shopee store for RM799. Not sure if it’s the right pre-built keyboard for you? Then stay tuned for our full review of the Flare II!