Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Review

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The main benefit of having short-sided key caps and plentiful acreage for the RGB lighting is that the colour choice absolutely dominates the visuals and so it is not a surprise that the packaging for the Vulcan 120 AIMO places the RGB lighting front and centre. This is also the first Roccat product we can recall that has a plain white logo rather than one in the famous Roccat ice blue colouring.

Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Box  
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Packaging  

Within the box we find a quick start manual that could double as a poster if you were so inclined, as well as a few stickers to tell the world which manufacturer is keeping your gaming habit at peak performance. The keyboard itself also comes equipped with a magnetic wrist rest that is both quite low and quite hard. If you're determined to use a wrist rest - and you absolutely should as our aching wrists will attest - then you might need to invest in a most substantial and cushioned option, although the included one makes for a good stop gap.


Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Overview  

On the underside we find two wide feet and a rubber strip that stretches the entire width of the Vulcan 120 chassis keeping it firmly in place on your desk. The cable is hard mounted and there are no pass through ports.


Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Feet  

Like many keyboards the Roccat Vulcan 120 has multi-function F-Keys, here supporting shortcuts and profile changes. You'll also note that the Caps Lock key has the EasyShift logo, letting you double up the number of keys by configuring alternative functions in the Roccat Swarm software suite.


Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Controls  

The top right corner has the largest number of things to talk about. As well as the media controls running on the F9-F12 keys, there is a Game Mode toggle on the Scroll lock and six macro keys on the Home cluster. At the top right are three buttons for muting, and then two that adjust what the dial on the right hand side controls, from volume or, if you press the FX button, cycling through the lighting effects. The dial itself might be plastic but it feels high quality and has a very notchy action to ensure you can quickly reach what you're looking for. With these controls placed here the lock indicators have been moved to the bottom right corner.


Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Dial  

Beneath the key caps you find the Titan switches in their dark khaki colouring. Although there are Cherry MX compatible stalks they are very low profile and so we wouldn't think that you could adjust to a key cap of your choice unless it was trimmed down like the ones you get with the Vulcan. We've left one on its side so you can see how flat they are.


Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Switches  
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO Gaming Keyboard Keycaps  

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Most Recent Comments

21-03-2019, 13:16:37

Wraith
Must resist the urge to buy a new roccat keyboard. Quote

22-03-2019, 08:09:17

radus
It's hardly new. It's been available for months.Quote

22-03-2019, 10:39:21

Bhebhe
good cap designQuote

22-03-2019, 12:42:25

russler
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wraith View Post
Must resist the urge to buy a new roccat keyboard.
you need this to go with your mouse also just look at it, work of art.Quote

23-03-2019, 11:04:29

Wraith
Quote:
Originally Posted by russler View Post
you need this to go with your mouse also just look at it, work of art.
I know, i know, you guys have been pushing me to get it... after all the vet bills have been paid we'll see.Quote
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