ROG Azoth Extreme is ASUS's latest premium gaming keyboard, and it's incredible

ROG Azoth Extreme features adjustable gasket mounting, hot-swappable switches, aluminum, carbon fibre, a color OLED display, and more!

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The ASUS ROG Azoth gaming keyboard, which we reviewed last year, earned our Editor's Choice award due to its features, performance, excellent type-feel, and hot-swappable pre-lubed ROG NX mechanical switches (Linear). At Computex 2024, the follow-up is making a play to be one of the very best 75% TKL gaming keyboards available - and from what we've seen so far, it could very well hit those heights.

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The ROG Azoth Extreme is every bit as customizable as its predecessor-hot-swappable switches, multiple layers of dampening, and gasket mounting are becoming the standard in the premium space - but it takes things to the next level. Underneath the keyboard, you can adjust the mounting to get the desired feel-smooth, spongy, or more tactile - all with the same switches.

Underneath is where you'll find magnetic feet that you can snap on or take off the keyboard to adjust the height, a stylish touch that adds to the premium feel.

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The keyboard now boasts a full-color touch-screen OLED display in the top right, which can give you real-time stats from your PC, let you know how much battery life you've got left, and even provide real-time stats for the keyboard showcasing your current typing speed. The display unit we saw up close featured ROG NV Linear switches, with ASUS confirming that there's a Tactile option, too.

Of course, as hot-swappable, you can swap these out. Elsewhere, the build quality is excellent, with an aluminum top layer, a carbon fiber positioning plate, dampening foam, silicon, and more. It feels incredible to type with (and, we assume, game with) and even comes with a comfy silicon wrist rest - an underrated but welcome addition.

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The ROG Azoth Extreme is wireless and covers 2.4 GHz, with wired and Bluetooth options. There's an included USB polling-rate booster offering true 8,000 Hz polling - which might be overkill for most applications, but hey, it's called Extreme. From the looks to the feel to the construction and features, this is shaping up to be a 2024 gaming keyboard to keep an eye on. We'll try to get a review unit as soon as they become available, alongside pricing and availability info, so stay tuned.

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Kosta is a veteran gaming journalist that cut his teeth on well-respected Aussie publications like PC PowerPlay and HYPER back when articles were printed on paper. A lifelong gamer since the 8-bit Nintendo era, it was the CD-ROM-powered 90s that cemented his love for all things games and technology. From point-and-click adventure games to RTS games with full-motion video cut-scenes and FPS titles referred to as Doom clones. Genres he still loves to this day. Kosta is also a musician, releasing dreamy electronic jams under the name Kbit.

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