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Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019)
ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018)
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Kinesis Freestyle Edge (2019) vs ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018)

Analysis:

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019) was loved by reviewers at Wirecutter, a highly trusted source that performs reliable in-depth testing. It did great in its "The Best Keyboards" roundup where it was named its "Top Pick", which, in itself, makes it a product worth considering.

Taking a look at the ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018), it got featured in roundups from two reliable sources that conduct their own testing - hardwarezone.com.sg and PCmag - but it fell short of earning a top spot in either.

We also performed a thorough Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019) vs. ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018) review score analysis - it turns out that all of the sources that have tested both Mechanical Keyboards, including PCmag, preferred the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019) over the ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018).

Out of all the sources that reviewed them, the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019) turned out to be most loved by PCmag, which gave it a score of 8, whereas the ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018) got its highest, 7.5, rating from reviewers at hardwarezone.com.sg.

Lastly, we compared their review averages and found that the Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019) did much better than the majority of its competitors, with an average review score of 8.0 out of 10, compared to the 7.4 overall average of Mechanical Keyboards in general, whereas the ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018) hasn't managed to perform quite as well, with an average rating of 7.3.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
Wirecutter
PCmag
Popular Mechanics
hardwarezone.com.sg
popsci.com
isitrated.com
highgroundgaming.com
Tech. Specs Comparison
Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB (2019)
$199
ASUS ROG Strix Flare (2018)
$99
Keyboard Size
Tenkeyless
Full-size
Keyboard Switch Type
Cherry MX
Cherry MX
Wireless
No
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Mechanical Keyboards
8.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Has average expert review score
7.5
Overall Avg. for Mechanical Keyboards
7.3
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommended by trusted experts
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Keyboards” 
Last updated: 16 Aug 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The Best Mechanical Keyboards for 2022” 
Last updated: 4 Oct 2022
Popular Mechanics
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Keyboards for Programming in 2021” 
Last updated: 25 Oct 2021
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Ergonomic Keyboard” 
Last updated: 29 Apr 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The Best Mac Keyboards for 2022” 
Last updated: 15 Jun 2022
Popular Mechanics
Trusted Source
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Split Design
in “The Best RGB Keyboards for Work and Play” 
Last updated: 15 Aug 2022
Wirecutter
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Best Overall
in “The Best Tech and Apps for Your Home Office” 
Last updated: 15 Jul 2021
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The Best Ergonomic Keyboards for 2022” 
Last updated: 3 Jun 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The Best RGB Keyboards for 2022” 
Last updated: 2 Jun 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Rated 8.0 out of 10
in “The Best Gaming Keyboards for 2022” 
Last updated: 16 Mar 2022
PCmag
Highly Trusted Source
Depth of
analysis
Yes
In-house
Testing
Mentioned
in “The Best Tech Products of 2019” 
Last updated: 26 Nov 2019
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