ROCCAT Vulcan TKL PC Gaming Keyboard

ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Mechanical PC Tactile Gaming Keyboard, Compact, Tenkeyless, Titan Switch Optical, RGB AIMO Lighting, Anodized Aluminum Top Plate, Detachable USB-C Cable.

Roccat Vulcan TKL keyboard review: It contains everything gamers could want

The ROCCAT Vulcan TCL is a Tenkeyless version of the highly acclaimed Vulcan keyboard series.

The smaller size allows users to use an extra-large pad and make use of a greater range of mouse actions, offering greater precision. Its tactile Titan Switch Mechanical delivers the highest quality in response and speed.

The switch is part of an extensive set of features that gamers have come to know and love. The slim design was designed to be comfortable.

It has amazing quality and durability due to its reinforced top-plate of black anodized aluminum with switches that can handle 100,000 keystrokes, dedicated mixer-style sound controls, and per-key AIMO lighting. To provide extra peace of mind, we offer a 2-year warranty from the manufacturer.

What is AIMO?

AIMO is ROCCAT’s intelligent lighting system. All AIMO-compatible devices offer the dynamic Living Light that interacts with you and your PC. Whether typing or changing PC settings, AIMO always reacts intuitively and across devices. You don’t have to program, change settings or download third-party plugins. Connect your devices, start our Swarm software, and you’re good to go!

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Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Full RGB backlighting with plenty of customization options.
  • Light and responsive-feeling switches.
  • Excellent build.
  • Highly responsive.
  • Very customizable.
Cons
  • Latency is a bit high for a wired gaming keyboard.
  • No wireless option.
  • No numeric keypad.
  • No Mac software.

Price

Price at Amazon $129.99

ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Specifications

GeneralProduct NameVulcan TKL Compact Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard with Titan Switch Linear, RGB Lighting, and Anodized Aluminum Top Plate
 BrandROCCAT
 Country of OriginChina
   
Key SpecsLighting TypeRGB
 Form FactorTenkeyless (TKL)
 Keyboard TechnologyMechanical
 Key Switch BehaviorLinear
 WirelessNo
   
FeatureCustomizable LightingYes
 Numeric KeypadNo
 TouchpadNo
 Keyboard TypeGaming
 Palm RestNo
 Spill ResistantNo
 FoldableNo
   
FunctionNumber Of Keys87
 Dedicated Macro KeysNo
 Adjustable Tilt FunctionYes
 Number Of Programmable Macros6
 Key Switch TypeRoccat Titan
 Multimedia KeysYes
 Internet KeysYes
   
ConnectivityNumber Of USB Port(s)0
 Interface(s)USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Type A, USB Type C
 Cable Length5.91 feet
 Detachable CableYes
   
CompatibilityOperating System CompatibilityWindows
 System RequirementsWindows® 7, 8.1 and 10 (software support), USB 2.0 (or higher), Internet connection (for driver software)
   
DimensionHeight5.27 inches
 Width14.17 inches
 Weight23.28 ounces
   

‘Vulcan TKL Pro’ VS ‘Vulcan TKL’ VS ‘Vulcan Pro’

 Vulcan TKL ProVulcan TKLVulcan Pro
SizeTenkeylessFullFull
SwitchesTitan Switch OpticalTitan Switch MechanicalTitan Switch Optical
Selectable Switch VariantsLinearTactile / LinearTactile / Linear
Per-Key AIMO IlluminationYesYesYes
Ultra Flat DesignYesYesYes
Volume WheelYesYesYes
Extra Media KeysVia FNVia FNYes
Detachable Palm RestNoNoYes
Metal Top PlateYesYesYes
Price$159.99$129.99$159.99
    

In The Box

  • ROCCAT Vulcan TKL keyboard
  • USB-C cable
  • Quick Start Guide

Bottom Line

It is a great mechanical TenKeyless gaming keyboard. It features a sturdy polymer body with a robust-feeling metal backplate that is brushed and keycaps that are flat with transparent, translucent switch housings that show off its RGB backlighting.

The model we tested comes with the ROCCAT Titan Tactile switch that is light, responsive and has excellent feedback. If you’d like the feel of a different type, the unit is also available with the ROCCAT Titan Linear switches.

It comes with a fantastic companion program with various options for customization; however, the keyboard is only compatible with Windows. The latency, however, isn’t ideal for a keyboard with wires, and the larger, stabilized keys may have additional stiffness, which makes them more difficult to operate.

FAQs

Q: Is the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) a wireless keyboard?

Ans: The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) is a wired gaming keyboard. It connects via a detachable USB-C to USB-A cable.

Q: Does the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) come with palm rest?

Ans: No. The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) does not include a palm rest.

Q: What type of switches does the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) have?

Ans: The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL keyboard (tactile) has tactile/brown mechanical Titan switches.

Q: Does the Vulcan TKL (tactile) have onboard memory?

Ans: Yes, the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL keyboard (tactile) features onboard memory for the storage of up to 5 profiles.

Q: Does the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) feature Advanced Anti-ghosting?

Ans: Yes, the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL (tactile) keyboard features Advanced Anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.

Q: What is the little button next to the volume control for?

Ans: The small button next to the volume control mutes and unmutes the sound.

Q: What is Easy Shift?

Ans: Easy-Shift [+] is a key technology for the double assignment of keys. As long as the button to which the Easy-Shift function is assigned is pressed, all Easy Shift buttons have a new function. This can be a hotkey, macro, multimedia command, and much more. If Talk FX is activated as a plugin in Swarm under the AIMO tab and Easy Shift is set to “Easy Shift All Devices,” Easy-Shift can even be used across devices. The only important thing here is that Talk FX is running. The keys on the keyboard that is compatible with Easy-Shift are the first 5 number keys and the first 5 letters of each row.

Q: Can I swap my keyboard switches?

Ans: No, you can’t. The Vulcan’s mechanical switches are permanently soldered to the keyboard’s metal plate.

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