| Reviewed using a CLX Gaming Custom PC |
As I mentioned before, I review a lot of keyboards with the focus on improving my competitive edge on games like Destiny 2, Apex, Tarkov and more. Roccat has been my main choice and will be for the foreseeable future — and as much as I love myself a 65% keyboard, sometimes I just need more — the Vulcan II mechanical keyboard is one of the best choices to make if you’re in need of an upgrade. Now I reviewed the Max variant last year calling it “an absolute beast” and that statement stands true with this one. It may not have the translucent resting pad for those that are RGB enthusiast, but that’s fine because sometimes too much of a good thing can blind you.
Building upon the success of the Vulcan 120 series, the Roccat Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard takes things up a notch, delivering a premium look with a sleek detachable palm rest. Not only does it boast eye-catching aesthetics, but it also packs a powerful punch with its cutting-edge features. From the AIMO powered RGB illumination to the dedicated media controls and EZ Mode functions, this keyboard is a true game-changer for both gamers and media enthusiasts alike.
Premium Low-Profile Style
The first thing that catches your eye about the Roccat Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard is its premium low-profile style. The aluminum screwless top plate design adds a touch of elegance to your gaming setup, making it stand out from the crowd. This keyboard is a visual feast for gamers who appreciate sleek aesthetics and attention to detail. The detachable palm rest further enhances the overall comfort, providing ergonomic support during long gaming sessions. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a professional esports player, the Vulcan II’s style and functionality blend seamlessly to create an immersive experience. The AIMO powered RGB illumination system is a visual delight, offering a stunning spectrum of colors that can be customized to your heart’s content. The keyboard supports up to four custom profiles, allowing you to create personalized lighting setups for different games or applications. Whether you prefer a calming ambiance or an intense gaming atmosphere, the Vulcan II has you covered. The lighting effects are not only visually pleasing but also serve a practical purpose, enhancing your gaming experience by providing important visual cues.
Roccat Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard comes with many perks, including a dedicated media control. It’s pretty standard at this point but having the ability to pause your game or switch applications to adjust the volume or skip tracks is still a really nice treat. The conveniently placed media keys allow you to effortlessly control your media playback without interrupting your gaming flow. Whether you’re enjoying your favorite tunes or engaging in intense multiplayer battles, the dedicated media controls of the Vulcan II keep you in control at all times. The Roccat Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard is not just about aesthetics and media control; it’s also designed to cater to the needs of gamers and media enthusiasts. The EZ Mode functions are a game-changer, utilizing the duplicator tech for a second function layer. This functionality is particularly useful for gamers who require quick access to macros, keybinds, or media controls. With a simple key combination, you can activate the EZ Mode and unleash a whole new layer of functionality. Seamlessly switch between gaming and media tasks, thanks to the Vulcan II’s intelligent design. This versatility makes it a keyboard that adapts to your needs, providing convenience and efficiency for both work and play.
Much like all of their top-end keyboards, Roccat’s Vulcan II doesn’t disappoint with its switches: TITAN II makes a return which offers offer a quiet and satisfying typing experience. The switches have been pre-lubed during production, resulting in smooth keystrokes that are free from any distracting noise. This feature not only ensures a comfortable typing experience but also reduces the strain on your fingers during long gaming sessions. The TITAN II Mechanical Switches strike the perfect balance between responsiveness and tactile feedback, allowing you to execute precise commands with ease.
During my long gaming hours with the Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard, paired with my powerful CLX Gaming Custom Built PC, I experienced a level of effectiveness that truly elevated my gaming experience. As I delved into the deep grinding Destiny 2 attempting to max my seasonal level and the pursuit of the elusive exotic weapon, the Vulcan II proved to be an invaluable companion.
REVIEW SCORE: 8.5/10
Roccat’s Vulcan II Mechanical Keyboard is a worthy successor to the Vulcan 120 series. Its premium low-profile style, AIMO powered RGB illumination, dedicated media controls, EZ Mode functions, and TITAN II Mechanical Switches make it a top-notch choice for gamers and media enthusiasts. The attention to detail in its design, coupled with the thoughtful integration of features, sets this keyboard apart from the competition. Whether you’re a professional gamer looking for a competitive edge or a media enthusiast seeking a stylish and functional keyboard, the Roccat Vulcan II delivers on all fronts. Upgrade your gaming setup and unleash your full potential with this remarkable keyboard.