Roccat Ryos TKL Pro Review
Published: 9th April 2015 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
Roccat are one of the brand names that is up there with the very best in terms of consistency. Every manufacturer makes mistakes with poor design or hardware choices, but now and again there are those that produce items of such quality you can almost buy them 'sight unseen' and be secure in the knowledge that you'll end up with a good product.
Having set the bar high with all their other items there is a clear gap in their range for a mechanical gaming keyboard. They have some good keyboards, the Isku and Arvo, but until now there hasn't been one equipped with Cherry MX switches guaranteed to combine excellent typing feel with longevity.
The Ryos is one such keyboard. There are four models in the Ryos range, stretching from the simple MK with no lighting and any Cherry MX switch you like so long as it's black, through to the MK Pro which has a choice of four switches and lighting.
Today we're looking at the Ryos TKL Pro. All of the switch choices and lighting options of the MK Pro, but with a TenKeyLess design to fit on even the most space-limited desks.
The Ryos TKL Pro is available with either Red, Black, Blue or Brown Cherry MX switches. Our review sample comes equipped with the Brown switches, which makes a nice change from the endless sea of Blue's. As is often the case with keyboards the specifications don't really indicate the things that separate the Ryos TKL Pro from the pack, and "Per-Key Illumination" doesn't scratch the surface of what the Ryos is able to do.
- Lighting engine 2.0-powered per-key illuminated mechanical keyboard
- Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover
- Choice of four CHERRY MX key switches
- 3 programmable thumbster keys
- 91 other programmable keys
- 1000Hz polling rate
- 1ms response time
- 1.8m braided USB cable