ASUS Cerberus MKII Keyboard User Manual PDF

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Summary of Content for ASUS Cerberus MKII Keyboard User Manual PDF

Cerberus Multi-color Backlit Gaming Keyboard MKII

E12263 / First Edition/ November 2016

User Manual


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Connector Single USB

Anti-Ghosting 19KRO (Key Rollover)

Switch type Membrane with rubber dome

Switch life cycle 20 million keystrokes

Backlight Multi-colors (with 343 color combinations)

4-level light settings / 10-level breathing speed settings

Cable type/ cable length 2m braided cable

Key cap material ABS

Media keys 6 media keys for volume control, play/pause, previous track, next track, and stop

Macro keys 12 Macro Keys (F1-F12 keys) when Macros are enabled (Gaming Profile)

Special feature 1 Windows key lock, Rapid fire mode, W/A/S/D arrow keys

Dimension 471 x 186 x 41 mm ( LxWxH)

Weight 1100 g

Operating system Microsoft Windows 10/8.x/7/XP

California Proposition 65

WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

Package contents 1xASUSCerberusGamingKeyboardMKII 1xQuickStartGuide 4xExtrakeycap

System requirements ComputerwithanavailableUSB2.0port MicrosoftWindows10/8.x/7/XP

Specifications summary

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Installing your gaming keyboard Connect the USB connector of your gaming keyboard to the USB port of your computer. Your computer automatically detects and installs the keyboard driver. When the installation is completed, you can start using your gaming keyboard.

Getting to know your Gaming Keyboard


Media player controls (Stop, play/pause, previous, next)

Backlight control on/off

Volume down / volume up [FN] + [1]~[9]: Multi-color lighting controls

[FN] key

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19 Key anti-ghosting

Q Space





X Tab

E Alt (Left)

D Ctrl (Left)

C Shift (Left)


Hot keys





Volume down

Volume up

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Function keys Combine the [FN] key and some keys to quickly access your mails, files, and other functions on your computer.

[FN] + [F1] Launch Media Player

[FN] + [F2] Volume down

[FN] + [F3] Volume up

[FN] + [F4] Mute

[FN] + [F5] Stop

[FN] + [F6] Previous

[FN] + [F7] Play/Pause

[FN] + [F8] Color Cycle

[FN] + [F9] Launch Mail

[FN] + [F10] Launch the web browser

[FN] + [F11] Lock the keyboard

[FN] + [F12] Launch the calculator

[FN] + [Q] Launch the Rapid fire mode (repeating keystrokes)

[FN] + [Tab] Transfer W / A / S / D keys to arrow keys

[FN] + [Win] Disable the Windows key

NOTE: Once you disconnect the gaming keyboard from the USB port ofyourcomputer,[FN]+[F11],[FN]+[Q],[FN]+[Tab],and[FN]+[Win] function keys will be reset to factory defaults.

Using the Macro, Swap, and Rapid fire modes

Macro mode Configure the function keys (F1~F12) as macro keys to conveniently launch frequently-used apps or key combinations, and perform repetitive tasks or actions with a single keystroke.

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To configure a macro key:

1. Press[FN]+[Insert]andwaitfortheWinLockkey to light up and turn red, indicating that the macro mode is enabled.

2. Press a function key (F1~F12) and wait for the Win Lock key to flash red.

3. Press the keys that you want to assign for the macro key.

4. When done, press [FN] + [ESC] to exit the recording mode.

5. To configure more macro keys, ensure that the Win Lock key is still solid red, then repeat steps 2 to 4.

6. To exit the macro mode, long press [FN] + [ESC]. Wait for the keyboard backlight to flash twice and the Win Lock key LED to turn off.

Swap mode: The swap mode lets you change the functions of some keys.

Media keys, function keys, and Macro keys are excluded from the swap mode.

To use the Swap mode:

1. Press [FN] + [Home] and wait for the Win Lock key to light up and turn red, indicating that the Swap mode is enabled.

2. Press a key (for example, key F), and the Win Lock LED flashes red.

3. Press another key (for example, key V) and the Win Lock LED turns to solid red, indicating that the functions of the keys are swapped. Repeat steps 2 and 3, making sure the Win Lock key is still lit up, to swap the functions of more keys.

4. To disable the Swap mode, press [FN] + [ESC].

Rapid Fire mode: Repeating keystrokes on keyboard, especially useful for games require pressing repeatedly a special key. When you assign new rapid keys, keyboard will remove latest rapid record.

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Mode Switch


Gaming Profile (default)

With 343-color backlight

The Macro, Swap and Rapid fire functions are enabled.

Normal Profile With mint color backlight

The Macro, Swap and Rapid fire functions are disabled.

To use the Rapid Fire mode:

1. Press [FN] + [End] and wait for the Win Lock key to light up and turn red, indicating that the Rapid Fire mode is enabled.

2. Press a key or keys that you want to have repeating keystroke, and the Win Lock LED flashes red.

3. Press [FN] + [ESC] once to end.

4. Press[FN]+[Q]toenable/disabletheRapidFiremode.

NOTE: To switch profiles, press [FN] + [Caps Lock]. The backlight flashes twice to indicate the profile mode switch.

Backlit setting

Multi-color You can on-the-fly set the backlighting color of the keyboard to 343 color combinations.

There are several options for setting the backlight color:



Press[FN]+[9]forcustomcolor.Usethe[R],[G],[B]keystoadjusttoyour preferred color.

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[FN] + [1] Red

[FN] + [2] Orange

[FN] + [3] Yellow

[FN] + [4] Green

[FN] + [5] Blue

[FN] + [6] Indigo

[FN] + [7] Violet

[FN] + [8] Custom

[FN] + [9] Custom

NOTE: [R], [G] or [B], each has 7 levels.

Brightness effect Press[FN]+[PgUp]/[PgDn]toincrease/decreasethebreathinglight

levels. There are 4 light levels available.

Breathing light effect To use the breathing light function:

Press[FN]+ to enable/disable the breathing light function.

Press[FN]+[PgUp]/[PgDn]toincrease/decreasethebreathinglight speed. There are 10 breathing light speed levels available.


NOTE: The Reset function restores the system to the default settings.

To reset to the default settings:

Pressandhold[FN]+[Delete]foraboutthree(seconds)untiltheNums Lock, Caps Lock, and Win Lock LEDs flash thrice, then flash once to indicate that the reset proc

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