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24-12-2014


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Review and testing of gaming manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW and mouse pads ASUS STRIX GLIDE CONTROL and ASUS STRIX GLIDE SPEED

ASUS is well known gaming community worldwide. Its ultimate lineup of devices called «Republic of Gamers» has won the hearts of fans of the brand to its highest quality and uncompromised capabilities. However, the cost corresponding to the quality does not always allow many gamers to join the club of happy owners of these exclusive devices.

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To solve this rather pointed question is designed a new series of products under the brand «ASUS STRIX». It is intended for the so-called «Reasonable gamers», as it combines high functionality and an affordable price. This includes our test instance. According to the manufacturer, mouse ASUS STRIX CLAW has all the necessary specifications and features to satisfy even the highest gaming needs. And we are going to define this value in the practice.

The specs:

Producer

ASUS

Model

STRIX CLAW

Interface

USB

Connection

Wire

Sample rate, Hz

1000

Sensor type

Optical (PixArt PMW3310DH-AWQT)

Max resolution, dpi

5000

Peak acceleration, G

30

Inherent memory capacity, KB

64

Max speed, in/s (m/s)

130 (3,30)

Image processing speed, fps

6500

Number of buttons and programmed actions

7 + 1 (button-wheel) / 8

Base type

Plastic/ teflon

Button life time (left/right) M

1

Cable length, m

2

Additional capabilities

Three separate programmed buttons, gold-plated USB-plug, buttons for rapid sensor resolution change, braided cable and limiter that prevents folding, software and hardware setting modes, switchers Omron D2F-01F

Color

Black and gray

Dimensions, mm

123 х 72 х 45

Weight, g

110

Software

ASUS Strix Claw Software

OS

Windows ХP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1

Warranty

12 months

Producer website

ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

Packaging and content

Gaming Mouse ASUS STRIX CLAW comes in a small cardboard box matte black. It is made in the form of boxes and has a rather informative and very quality printing. Strict and moderately aggressive design, characteristic of the product line series ASUS STRIX, clearly alluding to the seriousness and uncompromising device hidden in the bowels of the package. In addition, the perfect combination of golden color on a black background looks very stylish and good draws attention.

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The front side of the box contains the model logo, the name of the mouse, its image and several small icons with information about the main advantages of the manipulator. The back side of the package also features with minimalist, and in addition to the familiar logo it contains an image with detailed footnotes, which indicate the advanced technologies and features of the gaming mouse. In addition, here is a small summary table of the basic technical characteristics of the tested model.

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The front door of the box is held by a small, circular Velcro. After opening it, we found a plastic window, under which there is a mouse. The decision is rather practical, as it allows to get acquainted with the appearance of the device without opening the packaging. On the reverse side of the door are several key features of the manipulator with a small description of each.

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As for the supplied set of ASUS STRIX CLAW, here it is quite normal. In the box you’ll find a CD with software, quick start guide and warranty card. But do not forget that any self-respecting gamer won’t use the gaming mouse without special pad. In our particular case we are talking about original surfaces ASUS STRIX GLIDE CONTROL and ASUS STRIX GLIDE SPEED, which can be purchased separately. In our opinion, these accessories have pretty interesting properties and deserve special mention.

Design and elements layout

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Absolutely everything in the design of the manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW talks about its gaming orientation. Smooth curved lines, convex back and beveled front edge together remind the beast, which was ready to jump. This brand effect is added by a company logo in the form of a flying insect and decorative battle scars on the left mouse button. By the way, these elements have a stylish orange backlight, which harmonizes perfectly with black-and-gray color.

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Case of gaming manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW is made of durable and high quality plastic. In addition to good rigidity, it gives ease and has pleasant tactile sensations. Due to the modest size (123 x 72 x 45 mm) and low weight (110 g) mouse fits perfectly in the hand. It is felt that the gadget has worked not only designers, but also professionals in the field of orthopedics.

Many will say that this gaming manipulator must have a function of weight control, for example, by means of removable weight or plates. However, in the case of ASUS STRIX CLAW the manufacturer decided this question in right way, making the weight of the mouse constant and most appropriate for most users. Firstly, it has reduced development costs, and secondly  it made possible to reduce the final cost of the product, making it more accessible to a wide range of consumers.

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The upper part of the gaming mouse is presented as a solid plate made of matt black plastic. In addition, it has a pleasant soft-touch coating. It quickly collects fingerprints, but the surface can be cleaned with little effort and time.

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Between the cut of left and right buttons in a small opening, are switch keys of sensor resolution and quite convenient scroll wheel. As the company logo, located in the center of the curved back, they also have a nice orange backlight.

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Sidewall of manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW are made of slightly rough plastic and painted gray. On the left side there are three programmable buttons, and on the right are longitudinal grooves intended for convenient placement of ring finger and little finger.

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The back side of the mouse has no any constructional features or other important elements, while the front has an interesting structural component.

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Rubber stopper in the shape of the proboscis lifts cable above the surface, thereby preventing it from twisting and tangling. The cord length of 2 has a good braid and ferrite core, which is responsible for the suppression of electromagnetic interference. At the end of the wire is attached a gold-plated plug of format USB.

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The lower part of the manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW is made of high quality plastic. It has a slightly rough texture and good durability. According to its center is a small hole of an optical sensor. And the edges of the base are compact Teflon legs to provide quick and accurate sliding the mouse on the surface.

The build quality of the manipulator and other comments do not arise questions. Parts and elements are fit tightly, and the overall design has excellent rigidity. The body has not the slightest gaps, except specifically provided by engineers. So in general the appearance and ergonomics of gaming manipulator ASUS STRIX CLAW deserve a positive feedback.

 

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