UNBOXING: ASUS Sagaris GK1100 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

What a mouthful! But finally, after winning this amazing keyboard from an ASUS event almost two months ago, here’s the OMGluie Unboxing of the ASUS Sagaris GK1100 RGB Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.

Let’s get right down to it! Because, really, what else can you do with a gaming peripheral unboxing right? HAHA!

You get the keyboard in a no-frills type of packaging – which is always a good thing because all important details are highlighted in the minimalist design. The front and back outline the details, including some specifications like the type of switches (it’s Cherry MX Blue) and click/key-stroke lifespan.

When you slide out the cardboard cover, you get a plain black box which fits the keyboard snugly, a great way to ensure minimal shaking during transport.

A spare parts kit is included, so you receive a key cap puller and extra A, S, D, F, Q, W, E, R, ESC, and Arrow key keycaps.

What I like the most are the gold-plated USBs that come with their own covers, pretty cool, actually, haha!

The ASUS Sagaris GK1100 keyboard also has it’s own stand-alone app/program that allows you to create macros and shortcuts for all keys. This is where you can also change the colors of the keys and adjust the speed/motion of the seven (7) illumination modes available.

Here are the specs:

  • Connectivity Technology – Wired
  • OS Support – Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7, Windows® Vista, Windows® XP
  • Dimensions – KEYBOARD: (L) 45.6 x (W) 14.8 x (H) 2.3 cm
  • Weight – 1080 g
  • Color – Black
  • Interface available – Keyboard : USB
  • Contents
    1. ASUS GK1100 keyboard x1
    2. Quick Start Guide x1
    3. Spare parts kit: key cap pullerx1,extra A,S,D,F,Q,W,E,R,ESC,Arrow keys keycaps
  • RF Distance – 10m
  • 50 million key-stroke lifespan
  • 100% anti-ghosting with N-key rollover

Now to the side-by-side with my Corsair RGB Strafe (Brown Switches). P.S. Please don’t mind the colors, my keyboard was water-damaged. 🙁

ASUS Sagaris:

Corsair Strafe RGB:

ASUS Sagaris:

Corsair Strafe RGB:

As you can see, the brightness of colors of both keyboards are quite similar. The two are also clickety-clackety in their own right! But I have to admit that I am extremely partial to the Corsair Strafe one due to it being my first ever mechanical gaming keyboard.

The make and feel of the Corsair keyboard has more quality, in my opinion. Though don’t get me wrong, the ASUS Sagaris is pretty hefty with its aluminum chassis! It definitely has its own weight but the Corsair Strafe really appeals more to my tastes – just with the cool font and textured key caps, haha!

The ASUS Sagaris retails at Php 6,995 in the local market. 🙂 I’m not sure what quality peripherals go for right now but I think that’s a pretty good price for an RGB mech keyboard, especially one that looks and feels as cool as this, haha!

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