Are you in the “who needs numbers when gaming” camp of users who never touch “those numbers on the right?” Do you believe they’re only taking up space anyway, and just happen to be looking for a new keyboard? The new ASUS Republic Of Gamers Falchion could be what you seek.
The ROG Falchion is an ultra-compact keyboard that keeps only the 68 more essential keys of full-size keyboards. All of them come with high precision Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches. As a bonus, they can put on quite the light show, thanks to per-key RGB lighting and support for ASUS Aura Sync technology.
It’s also cable-less, but theoretically as quick as its cabled cousins, since it relies on low latency 1ms 2.4GHz wireless connectivity.
Although its copact footprint doesn’t allow for dozens of custom keys, the Asus ROG Falchion has an interactive touch panel that can be programmed for similar functionality.
Asus promises up to 400 hours of battery life until the ROG Falchion needs a recharge. That is, if you keep the lighting off. There is no mention of any estimates with the lighting on, so your guess is as good as ours.