Not to mention when Razer launched its new mini RGB gaming keyboard earlier this month, Asus just announced a new 2.4 GHz wireless compact gaming keyboard, the ROG Falchion. This keyboard was developed for gaming on the go and fits perfectly with a gaming laptop on the go, especially since it is equipped with a keyboard cover that protects it during transport or when not in use.
Despite the compact design, ROG, unlike other smaller keyboards, has succeeded in installing directional cursor keys and navigation keys on this keyboard. There’s no number pad and no function keys on the top, but these are reasonable compromises for such a small keyboard, and it should still be the job of handling most game control scenarios as well as light typing.
This keyboard uses Cherry MX mechanical RGB switches for tactile and responsive inputs and loud clicks with every press.
In general, a smaller keyboard like this would not be a good choice for your primary keyboard. However, if you need a spare part that you can use in portable scenarios, this is a good choice.
To make up for some of the other missing buttons, the ROG Falchion has a customizable interactive touch panel on the left side of the board that allows you to quickly control user settings.
ROG rates the wireless performance of this keyboard as a 1 ms input delay compared to the stable 2.4 GHz RF connection. Therefore, it is a good choice for games that require quick input or for high level games.
The battery is rated for 400 hours of operation, even though the RGB indicators are disabled, and Asus has not announced how long the battery is expected to last when the RGB indicators are on.
A release date has not yet been confirmed for this keyboard, but it shouldn’t take too long to become available. Read our guide to full-size gaming keyboards if you’re looking for something bigger.