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  • Brand: Asus
  • Product: Keyboard
  • Model/name: Strix Tactic Pro
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Spanish, Italian

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User Guide
ASUS StrixTactic Pro
Gaming Keyboard
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English
E9420
First Edition (V1)
May 2014
Copyright © 2014 ASUSTeK Computer Inc. All Rights Reserved.
No part of this manual, including the products and software described in it, may be reproduced,
transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language in any form
or by any means, except documentation kept by the purchaser for backup purposes, without the
express written permission of ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (“ASUS”).
Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered,
unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial
number of the product is defaced or missing.
ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL“AS IS”WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL ASUS, ITS
DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS,
LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN
ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS
MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
SPECIFICATIONS AND INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS MANUAL ARE FURNISHED FOR
INFORMATIONAL USE ONLY, AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE, AND
SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMMITMENT BY ASUS. ASUS ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY OR
LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR INACCURACIES THAT MAY APPEAR IN THIS MANUAL, INCLUDING THE
PRODUCTS AND SOFTWARE DESCRIBED IN IT.
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Contact Information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address		 15 Li-Te Road, Peitou, Taipei, Taiwan 11259
Telephone 		 +886-2-2894-3447
Fax 			 +886-2-2890-7798
E-mail			 info@asus.com.tw
Web site		 http://www.asus.com/tw
Technical Support
Telephone 		 +86-21-38429911
Online support		 http://www.asus.com/tw/support/
ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America)
Address		 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Telephone 		 +1-510-739-3777
Fax			 +1-510-608-4555
Web site		 http://www.asus.com/us/
Technical Support
Telephone 		 +1-812-282-2787
Support fax		 +1-812-284-0883
Online support		 http://www.service.asus.com/
ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria)
Address		 Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany
Fax			 +49-2102-959931
Web site		 http://www.asus.com/de
Online contact		 http://eu-rma.asus.com/sales
Technical Support
Telephone (Component)			 +49-2102-5789555
Telephone Germany (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)	 +49-2102-5789557
Telephone Austria (System/Notebook/Eee/LCD)		 +43-820-240513
Support Fax			 +49-2102-959911
Online support			 support.asus.com
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Contents
Notices..............................................................................................5
Package Contents............................................................................7
System Requirements.....................................................................7
Product Features.............................................................................7
Knowing your Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard.........................8
Using Your Keyboard.......................................................................9
Driver Configuration.................................................................... 11
Safety and Maintenance.............................................................. 14
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Notices
Safety Certifications
•	 CE Marking
•	 China RoHS EFUP Labeling - 10Years
•	 C-Tick Mark
•	 BSMI Certification
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions:
•	 This device may not cause harmful interference, and
•	 This device must accept any interference received including interference that may cause
	 undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
•	 Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
•	 Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
•	 Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
	 receiver is connected.
•	 Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the grantee of this device could
void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser
Notice No. 50, dated June 24, 2007.
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DO NOT throw the mouse in municipal waste. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. This symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin
indicates that the product (electrical and electronic equipment) should not be placed in
municipal waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction
of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical substances in our
products at ASUS REACH website at http://csr.asus.com/english/REACH.htm.
ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services
ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest
standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you
to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well
as the packaging materials. Please go to http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm for
the detailed recycling information in different regions.
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Check your ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard package for the following items:
•	 ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard
•	 Quick Start Guide
•	 Driver Installation CD
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer immediately.
Package Contents
System Requirements
To ensure a successful installation of ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard, your
computer must meet the following requirements:
• 	 PC with an available USB2.0 port
• 	 150MB available HDD space
• 	 CD-ROM drive (or DVD-ROM) drive for CD installation
Product Features
• 	 Full mechanical key switches
• 	 1000Hz polling rate (1ms response time)
• 	 NKRO extreme anti-ghosting
• 	 Individual backlit keys with adjustable brightness
• 	 21 Fully Programmable Macro keys
	 •   10 Macro keys on the left
	 •   3 Thumb Macro keys below space-bar
	 •   F1-F8 Macro keys under Macro Mode (refer to section Customize)
•	 On-The-Fly Macro recording (only keyboard commands can be recorded)
•	 3 hardware profiles & unlimited software profiles
•	 3 On-The-Fly switching profiles
•	 Dedicated media controls
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Knowing your StrixTactic Pro Gaming Keyboard
Your ASUS Strix Tactic Pro Gaming Keyboard comes with the following functions keys:
1 M1~M10 Left Macro Keys
2 M14~M21 Macro Keys (F1~F8)
3 Indications LEDs
4 Macro Mode Key (switching F1~F8 to Macro Keys)
5 Gaming Mode Key (disabling Windows Key)
6 Profile Keys
7 Media Control Keys
8 Backlit Keys Brightness Control keys
9 NKRO Key
10 On-the-fly Macro Recording Key
11 M11~M13 Thumb Macro Keys
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UsingYour Keyboard
Driver Installation
To install the driver:
1.	 Connect the Strix Tactic Pro keyboard to your computer.
2.	 Insert the installation CD into your computer’s optical drive.
3.	 Locate and run the installer from the installation CD.
4.	 Follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation.
Special hotkeys
Adjusts the LED brightness of your keyboard.
Disables the Windows® key to prevent accidental
usage during gaming sessions.
Switches F1 ~ F8 keys into macro keys.
Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
Fn key combined with any of these keys allow you to
quickly switch between your customized profiles.
Profile 1 Profile 2 Profile 3
Allows you to turn on the extreme NKRO anti-ghosting
feature, which allows any keys to be registered
simultaneously.
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On-the-fly Macro Recording
To create a macro on-the-fly:
1. 	 Press and simultaneously to start recording.
2.	 The indication LED lights up to show that the device is ready to record.
3.	 Press the keys that you wish to record.
4.	Press and again to stop recording.
5.	 The indication LED starts blinking, indicating that the device is ready to save
the macro.
6.	 Press the Macro key that you wish to assign the macro to save.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only under Hardware Mode.
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Driver Configuration
Modes
ASUS Strix Tactic Pro keyboard provides Hardware Mode and Software Mode.
Software Mode allows you to create and save profiles and settings in your computer.
It also provides other useful functions such as program correlation and profile
switching.
Hardware Mode allows you to store three customized profiles in the keyboard on-
board memory, which is useful when:
• 	 You want to keep your keyboard settings while connecting your keyboard to a
computer that has not installed the keyboard driver.
• 	 You are going to use the keyboard for a competition that does not allow
software-based drivers and macros.
• 	 You are playing games with anti-cheating mechanism, which detects software
drivers as cheating plug-ins.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only in the Hardware Mode.
TIP:You can save three customized profiles in the keyboard memory under hardware
mode and switch to software mode for normal use. When you use the keyboard on a
new computer or play games with anti-cheating mechanism that prohibit the use of
software-based drivers and macros, you can switch to Hardware Mode immediately.
Keyboard tab (Software Mode)
The Keyboard tab (Software Mode) provides an interface for profile settings and sub-
tab Customize.
Profile setting
A profile allows you to store settings such as button function assignments.You can
also assign one profile to a specific program, so the keyboard automatically loads that
profile when you launch the program.
Customize
The Customize sub-tab allows you to assign different functions to the macro buttons
and save the changes to the current profile automatically. Refer to the following
customization options and descriptions.
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Items Descriptions
Keyboard Function
(Macro keys)
Press to change the button functions into other
keyboard keys.You may also include modifier keys
such as Ctrl, Shift, Alt or any of the combinations with
keyboard keys, such as Ctrl + v.
Macro (Macro keys) Press to assign a pre-recorded macro to the button. The
PLAYBACK OPTION allows you to choose the behavior of
a macro. Refer to Macro tab on the next page to learn
more about creating macro commands.
Press to simulate the keyboard functions, such as Ctrl,
Shift, Alt or any other keyboard combination functions
such as Ctrl + v.
Launch program (Macro
keys)
Press an assigned button to launch a website or a
program. To launch a program, you need to select the
executable file (*.exe file) from the Windows Explorer.
Disable (Macro keys) Press to disable the macro button completely.
Profile (profile hotkeys) Press to assign three profiles to these three profile keys.
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Keyboard tab (Hardware Mode)
The settings in the Hardware Mode are similar to those in the Software Mode, with
some slight differences.
In Hardware Mode, there are only three profiles available, and after you are satisfied
with the changes that you have made, you may press the save button to
save this profile settings into the keyboard on-board memory.
Macro tab
The Macros tab allows you to create macro profiles with different keystrokes and
button presses. It also allows you to create numerous macros and long macro
commands.
NOTE: Macro sequences contain keyboard commands only in the Hardware Mode.
Creating a Macro
To create a new macro, press the button and input a macro name in the field
below Macro Name. To remove a macro, press the button . Press the button
to display Copy, Import & Export.
To create a macro command, click the button to record all your keystrokes and
button presses in the macro window automatically. Click the button to end the
macro command.
The Macro tab contains different delay options for creating macros:
Record Delay - The actual delay between commands is recorded as it is.
Default Delay - The delay between commands is your predefined time (in seconds).
No Delay - There is no delay between commands.
Editing a Macro
The macro commands of keystrokes or button presses are listed sequentially. Click
to edit a command and click to remove a command. Click or to move the
command up or down.
Select one of the following ways to add an additional command in a macro:
1.	Click button.
	When a new display window appears, select the command that you want to
insert before or after the highlighted macro command, including time delays.
2.	Click button to record a new set of sequences.
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Safety and Maintenance
Safety Guidelines
•	 If your device does not work properly and troubleshooting does not work,
unplug the device and contact the ASUS Service Center for assistance.DO NOT
attempt to service or fix the device yourself.
•	 DO NOT disassemble the device as doing so will void its warranty.
•	 Keep the device away from liquid,humidity or moisture.Operate the device only
within the specific temperature range of 0o
C (32 o
F) to 40o
C (104 o
F).
Maintenance and Use
The Strix Tactic Pro gaming keyboard requires minimum maintenance to keep it in
optimum condition.We recommend that you clean it once a month using a soft cloth
or cotton swab with a bit of warm water.DO NOT use soap or harsh cleaning agents.

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