ROCCAT – Vulcan TKL Pro Compact PC Gaming Keyboard

ROCCAT Keyboard: ROCCAT – Vulcan TKL Pro Compact PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Optical Titan Switch.

The ROCCAT award-winning Vulcan keyboard has taken an enormous leap forward with introducing a Tenkeyless version. A growing number of gamers realize that the numbers pad is used in the office and is rarely employed when playing. The new generation isn’t gaining the stigma associated with traditional design elements. They’re also aware of the advantages of Tenkeyless. Less space on the desk taken by their keyboards means they have a bigger pad and utilize a wider range of mouse movements, giving the user greater precision.

The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro gives users the feature set that has won awards from the initial Vulcan in a smaller size. Its low-profile design was designed to provide comfort and reduce fatigue while typing. You will experience remarkable durability and build quality with its reinforced black anodized aluminum top-plate. Switch of this keyboard is housings specifically designed to block dust that usually affects mechanical keyboards.

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The inclusion of a detachable USB-C cable gives users more access to portability. Specifically thanks to the onboard storage for tournament profiles for the same high-quality performance both when playing at home or away. The Audio controls are mixer-style and can control each key AIMO RGB lighting round out an impressive gaming device. Its ROCCAT(r) Vulcan TKL Pro has also been awarded the highly sought-after linear Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT has been the only company in the market to develop an optical switch with the familiar mechanical keystroke feel. This switch has a lightspeed mechanism and astonishing precision, which is a crucial competitive advantage.

Key Details

  • The best made better
  • Optical speed, mechanical feel
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Tenkeyless form factor
  • Next-gen functionality
  • AIMO intelligent lighting engine
  • Linear switches are light to press.
  • Full RGB backlighting.
  • Good ergonomics.
  • Quiet typing noise.
  • Fast and accurate performance
  • Optical mechanical switches fare well for typing, gaming
  • Aluminum plate
  • Compact form factor
  • Impressive build quality.
  • Full RGB backlighting with plenty of customization options.
  • Light and responsive-feeling switches.
  • Only a certain set of keys are macro-programmable.
  • Light switches may cause typos.
  • Roccat Swarm software finicky
  • Latency is a bit high for a wired gaming keyboard.

Vulcan TKL Pro Specifications

Model NumberROC-12-572
Lighting TypeRGB
Keyboard TypeGaming
Customizable LightingYes
Numeric KeypadNo
Form FactorTenkeyless (TKL)
Number Of Keys87
Keyboard TechnologyOptical
Number Of Programmable Macros6
Key Switch TypeRoccat Titan
Multimedia KeysYes
Internet KeysYes
Interface(s)USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB Type C, USB Type A
Cable Length5.91 feet
System RequirementsWindows® 7, 8.1 and 10 (software support), USB 2.0 (or higher), Internet connection (for driver software)
Mouse IncludedNo


  • System requirements: USB 2.0 (or higher), Internet connection (for driver software)
  • Operating system: Windows® 7, 8, 10 & 11 (software support)

Comparison of Vulcan TKL Pro, Vulcan TKL, Vulcan Pro

 Vulcan TKL ProVulcan TKLVulcan Pro
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

In The Box

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

The Bottom Line

Similar to the Vulcan TKL, the Vulcan TKL Pro ($159.99) is an ultra-compact Tenkeyless keyboard. It’s similar to that of the Vulcan Pro in its features, but it’s not an all-size keyboard. As with the previously mentioned Vulcan TKL, the Vulcan TKL Pro features an external USB-C cable that is removable, an AIMO lighting system, and an audio knob that resembles a mixer. The major difference between TKL Pro and TKL Pro is the new switch it features — ROCCAT’s latest Titan optical switches.

This Titan Optical Switch gives you the tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard, and you can hear the clicks and feel the place where the keys click and actuate. The Optical Switch uses light to identify keystrokes and comes with ROCCAT claims that it’s 40 times quicker than a conventional mechanical switch and double the longevity.

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