Gaming keyboards are just as important to a competitive gamer as a mouse. It needs the right size and click to be optimal and I am happy to say, I will be using Roccat’s Vulcan TKL Pro for the foreseeable future – it may be the best keyboard in the market. Roccat’s Vulcan TKL Pro is of optimal design with exceptional features that competes in such high level, you’d be hard pressed on overlooking this one.
Design to be Punctual
Vulcan TKL Pro is a low profile 60% keyboard, a smaller variant to the fullsized version; so the tenkey is gone which is perfect for competitive gamers – especially if you’re desperate for table space. The aluminum outer case is premium and sturdy with a brushed finish, to the back is a durable plastic with hefty rubber grips. The key caps themselves are thin and curved just enough to fit perfectly with what seem to be any finger size. There’s a media button as well as a volume knob to the top right of the keyboard, which can be adjusted within the SWARM software..
The braided wiring is a detachable USB-C to USB-A cable, so if you’re not a fan of the all black, you can wire mod for your theme. Honestly, I am a huge fan of low profile modern design – it fits well with my taste.
Quiet as a Bird
The actuators are designed to perfection – just on usage alone, I found myself feeling incredibly satisfied with each press. The mechanical click is there, but it’s also nonexistent; It’s hard to put it to words, but it’s a floaty, sturdy press. All of this is possible with extensive iterations on the technical side. Each key has a 100 million lifetime keystrokes, designed with aluminum aircraft-grade layers for maximum durability. That sounds like overkill but I have to say – I do feel the difference. Under the key caps are red linear switches, unlike Roccats other keyboards, this one just comes with the reds – however if you’re into switch modding as well, Vulcan TKL Pro allows it.
In terms of performance, I’m very happy with how responsive and sturdy each key are; as a competitive player with BR games, Destiny 2 and Battlefied I found that there were zero wobbling on either key, and especially the space bar, which is one of the biggest concerns when trying to find excellent keyboards.
It has built-in RGB lighting that can be adjusted via SWARM software but it does have default options without it – pressing the function keys and the directional, you can switch between 2 profiles and even adjust the brightness levels.
I was using Razer’s EXCELLENT Huntsman keyboard (my current model is discontinued it seems?) – which is now switched for the Vulcan TKL Pro. I don’t see myself replacing it in the near future. If you need a really great keyboard and one that’s compact, look no further.
Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard is available for $159.99
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