Top Best 50 Gaming Keyboards in November 2021

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Razer
Razer - Huntsman V2 Full Size Wired Optical Purple Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
Description

If all-out advantage is more your speed, arm yourself with responsiveness that’s second to none. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2—an optical gaming keyboard with near-zero input latency and fully geared out with other high-end features to make it the complete package.

6 Features
  • Razer™ Clicky Optical Switches: Enjoy quick, snappy keystrokes that sound satisfying and feel lighter than traditional mechanical switches— with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than ABS, these tough keycaps won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 Media Keys: Configure them to pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience as you enjoy your entertainment.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods.
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sanguine, 10 out of 10
    Compared with the Huntsman Elite V1 Optical Purple

    Let me start out with I have both versions of the Huntsman Elite V1 Purple (Phantom Pudding ABS Caps) and Linear Switch (PBT Doubleshot Caps). I put the Huntsman V2 Purple (right) next to the Huntsman Elite V1 (left). In this review, I am comparing the purple switches V1 vs V2. I am not going to tell you which is better as this feels like a preference thing,

    DIFFERENCES:

    -V2 Wrist is more slanted and fully cushion rather than plastic outlier on the V1. The magnet is also less strong but still works pretty well.

    -V2 does not have RGB lights around the keyboard (see photos)

    -V2 keyboard is also more slanted at the highest level of keyboard prop up (see photos)

    -V2 keyboard has a larger volume dial and is not slanted while the V1 is slanted on the outside.

    -Typing on the V2 feels like it is easier to press down on than the V1, like an easier press.

    -V2 Cushion feels softer (probably because no plastic outlier)

    -V2 has 8000hertz polling rate and feels quicker to register than the V1 (might be a mental thinking thing though, but it does feel like it registers better on the V2 optical purple than the V1 optical purple).

    -V2 only has 1 USB vs. V1 has 2 USB (1 for keyboard and 1 for the RGB on wrist)

    -V2 Lighting seems to be brighter compared to my other V1 PBT Cap (note my V1 Purple switch uses the Phantom Pudding caps so it let's light out more on the back of the keys so I compared it with my linear V1 with Razer PBT).

    -V2 to me the sound is a little louder. The only part that's not loud is when you bottom out, the V2 sounds softer. But the clicks itself on the V2 sound louder than the V1.

    -V2 feels like it's easier to type with

    SAME

    -Material feels the same

    -Optical Switch but V2 is Generation 2. Honestly can't tell the difference. I feel like it's more about the key press than the switch between V1 and V2 optical.

    Off Topic: The Razer Phantom Pudding ABS keycaps let a lot of light out because it's clear on the back of each keycap. PBT honestly has a better cleaner look for photos but looking at it, the ABS Phantom keycaps look cooler. Too bad it's not ABS =\

    PERSONAL: I prefer the V1 just because I like the RGB lights and I don't like the slant on the V2 keyboard when typing. The V2 is definitely overall better, but I like that it doesn't have RGB around the keyboard for a cool RGB look. Maybe they will make a V2 Elite that adds the lights.

    V2 is definitely a better investment than the V1 (and the same price if you buy Razer PBT caps to replace the V1 keys). If you like the RGB around keyboard, higher prop, flatter layout than slanted keyboard of the V2, and don't mind 2 USBs, I would stick with the V1. If you look for which is better, that's obvious that the V2 is better.

    Sep 17, 2021 12:55
  • Review by RazerGuy, 10 out of 10
    Superb keyboard Razer loved it

    Excellent product !

    Keyboard works at a lighting speed , must buy product , totally loved it and the sound of clicks is amazing .

    Oct 21, 2021 01:29
  • Review by Skydog8, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard with great touch

    Great touch on the keys. A gamer's delight. I enter a lot of Data, so the touch is vital for fast entry. Price is right for an excellent keyboard.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:53
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    CORSAIR - Pro Gaming Bundle 2021 Edition - K60 RGB PRO - M55 RGB PRO - MM300 Mouse Pad - Black
    Description

    Kick-start your PC gaming experience with the CORSAIR PRO Gaming Bundle, including three essential peripherals. The K60 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard dynamic per-key RGB backlighting and 100% CHERRY MX mechanical keyswitches. The M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse is lightweight at just 86g, boasting a versatile ambidextrous design with a 12,400 DPI optical sensor for pinpoint accuracy. Lastly, the MM300 Anti-Fray Cloth Gaming Mouse Pad offers a textile-weave surface optimized for high-DPI gaming mice and reinforced stitched edges for long-term durability. Play in confidence thanks to high-quality materials and proven CORSAIR reliability, and use CORSAIR iCUE software for advanced control over your RGB lighting and peripheral settings.

    6 Features
  • Great Gaming Right Out of the Box: Includes an RGB gaming keyboard, gaming mouse, and mouse pad.
  • Play in Confidence: High-quality materials and exceptional build quality provide proven CORSAIR reliability.
  • K60 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard: Sturdy anodized brushed aluminum frame, 100% CHERRY mechanical keyswitches, dynamic per-key RGB backlighting with enhanced underglow, immersive lighting effects with iCUE-integrated games.
  • M55 RGB PRO Gaming Mouse: Versatile ambidextrous design, high-performance 12,400 DPI optical sensor, lightweight at just 86g, 50 million click-rated OMRON switches, eight programmable buttons.
  • MM300 Gaming Mouse Pad: Textile-weave design for precision tracking, reinforced stitched edges, 360mm x 300mm x 3mm surface area, optimized for high-DPI gaming mice.
  • Unite Your Setup: Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software enables RGB lighting control, custom macro programming, and fine-tuning of your keyboard and mouse settings.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jrozz, 10 out of 10
    Great Addition to any PC Gamer!

    This bundle is the perfect holiday gift to either yourself or another person.

    I exclusively game, at the moment, on a gaming laptop and purchased this bundle to have an external keyboard and needed a wired mouse.

    I am blown away by the quality of the keyboard for the price point this is set at. The mechnical keys have a nice tactile feel and are noisy enough for me to hear over the loud cooling fans on my laptop (Asus ROG). The iCue software and lighting link options are incredibly intuitive and fun to play with the many features and quirks too.

    If youre like me and didnt want to wear out your laptop's keyboard from gaming, this would be a great option to consider!

    Nov 02, 2021 13:19
  • Review by GreatProduct, 10 out of 10
    Great package.

    Absolutely Great product. The M55 mouse is a great product to me because its comfortable for those of us with larger hands. The placement of the programmable buttons on the mouse is fantastic too. The K60 is amazing as well. The way the mechanical keys feel and sound is very satisfying. The programmable RGB is an awesome feature and works great for me because I like to play in lower light settings.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:42
  • Review by Eligah, 10 out of 10
    Great Duo

    Pairs well and very nice for the price, great entry level duo for gaming.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:40
  • Review by RonM, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Bundle.

    Keyboard and mouse work very well for both normal typing and gaming.

    Oct 30, 2021 23:57
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    Razer
    Razer - Huntsman V2 TKL Wired Optical Purple Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Unrivalled responsiveness has never looked this lean. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL—a tenkeyless optical gaming keyboard with improved acoustics, near-zero input latency, and other high-end features to ensure a compact form factor geared for full-sized performance.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Clicky Optical Switches: Enjoy quick, snappy keystrokes that sound satisfying and feel lighter than traditional mechanical switches— with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Detachable Type-C cable: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments, as a cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DylanCarey, 10 out of 10
    Who needs a number keypad anyway!?

    Perfect for gaming if you want your arms closer together, takes a bit to get used to not having the number pad but overall I’m very happy with it

    Oct 29, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Grandma, 10 out of 10
    Gaming Keyboard

    Christmas gift, grandson ask for, hope he likes it

    Oct 15, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Luke, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard

    This is my favorite key board nice pulsh wrist rest, Better than the raser balckwidow by far. By the way the purple clikey keys are a little nosiey, But feel the best in my personal opinion. Get the red keys if your looking for a little less noise.

    Oct 05, 2021 12:33
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard in my opinion

    The best keyboard really love for my games mostly play fortnite

    Oct 03, 2021 11:18
  • EVGA - Z20 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Optical mechanic switches (Clicky)
    Description

    The Z20 keyboard delivers comfort and convenience with a proximity range ToF sensor and a premium Magnetic Approach Palm Rest. Powered by a 32-bit Arm Cortex-M33 core USB microprocessor, the Z20 offers the most advanced gaming keyboard experience, with a 4000Hz report rate. Customize the Z20 to fit your style with textured, double-shot shine through WASD, and Macro keys, alongside a left and right edge RGB bar. The Z20 features per-key RGB LEDs and can be configured through EVGA UNLEASH. LK Light Strike Optical Mechanical switches make the Z20,25% faster than traditional mechanical switches. The Z20 offers speed, comfort, and premium quality features in a keyboard that has something for everyone

    5 Features
  • Convenient Keyboard Shortcuts: Volume Scroll wheel and multimedia keys: Dedicated volume wheel and media keys
  • Magnetic Approach Palm Rest: A soft-textured surface and memory foam cushioning for the plush comfort to breeze through hours of gaming
  • EVGA Time of Flight Sensing System: The Z20 keyboard features a ToF proximity sensor, this detects user movement to trigger the system awake or to send it to sleep.
  • LK Light Strike Optical mechanical switches: With a low 1.5mm travel to actuation, 25% faster response time compared to traditional mechanical switches
  • Real 4K report rate: Powered by a 32 bit Arm Cortex- M33 supporting a 4000Hz report rate
  • The Most Useful Review
  • Review by Hector1908, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    Probably THE prettiest keyboard out there. Design, quality, functionality and all the technicalities are top notch. The only thing negative but not too bad is the noise that typing makes , kind of louder then any other keyboards i used . Other then that 5 star with ease. Rgb is really beautiful btw .

    May 28, 2021 16:03
  • Razer - Huntsman V2 TKL Wired Optical Purple Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Unrivalled responsiveness has never looked this lean. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL—a tenkeyless optical gaming keyboard with improved acoustics, near-zero input latency, and other high-end features to ensure a compact form factor geared for full-sized performance.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Clicky Optical Switches: Enjoy quick, snappy keystrokes that sound satisfying and feel lighter than traditional mechanical switches— with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Detachable Type-C cable: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments, as a cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DylanCarey, 10 out of 10
    Who needs a number keypad anyway!?

    Perfect for gaming if you want your arms closer together, takes a bit to get used to not having the number pad but overall I’m very happy with it

    Oct 29, 2021 16:15
  • Review by Grandma, 10 out of 10
    Gaming Keyboard

    Christmas gift, grandson ask for, hope he likes it

    Oct 15, 2021 15:55
  • Review by Luke, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard

    This is my favorite key board nice pulsh wrist rest, Better than the raser balckwidow by far. By the way the purple clikey keys are a little nosiey, But feel the best in my personal opinion. Get the red keys if your looking for a little less noise.

    Oct 05, 2021 12:33
  • Review by Carlos, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard in my opinion

    The best keyboard really love for my games mostly play fortnite

    Oct 03, 2021 11:18
  • Razer - Huntsman V2 Full Size Wired Optical Purple Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    If all-out advantage is more your speed, arm yourself with responsiveness that’s second to none. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2—an optical gaming keyboard with near-zero input latency and fully geared out with other high-end features to make it the complete package.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Clicky Optical Switches: Enjoy quick, snappy keystrokes that sound satisfying and feel lighter than traditional mechanical switches— with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than ABS, these tough keycaps won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 Media Keys: Configure them to pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience as you enjoy your entertainment.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods.
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 3 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Sanguine, 10 out of 10
    Compared with the Huntsman Elite V1 Optical Purple

    Let me start out with I have both versions of the Huntsman Elite V1 Purple (Phantom Pudding ABS Caps) and Linear Switch (PBT Doubleshot Caps). I put the Huntsman V2 Purple (right) next to the Huntsman Elite V1 (left). In this review, I am comparing the purple switches V1 vs V2. I am not going to tell you which is better as this feels like a preference thing,

    DIFFERENCES:

    -V2 Wrist is more slanted and fully cushion rather than plastic outlier on the V1. The magnet is also less strong but still works pretty well.

    -V2 does not have RGB lights around the keyboard (see photos)

    -V2 keyboard is also more slanted at the highest level of keyboard prop up (see photos)

    -V2 keyboard has a larger volume dial and is not slanted while the V1 is slanted on the outside.

    -Typing on the V2 feels like it is easier to press down on than the V1, like an easier press.

    -V2 Cushion feels softer (probably because no plastic outlier)

    -V2 has 8000hertz polling rate and feels quicker to register than the V1 (might be a mental thinking thing though, but it does feel like it registers better on the V2 optical purple than the V1 optical purple).

    -V2 only has 1 USB vs. V1 has 2 USB (1 for keyboard and 1 for the RGB on wrist)

    -V2 Lighting seems to be brighter compared to my other V1 PBT Cap (note my V1 Purple switch uses the Phantom Pudding caps so it let's light out more on the back of the keys so I compared it with my linear V1 with Razer PBT).

    -V2 to me the sound is a little louder. The only part that's not loud is when you bottom out, the V2 sounds softer. But the clicks itself on the V2 sound louder than the V1.

    -V2 feels like it's easier to type with

    SAME

    -Material feels the same

    -Optical Switch but V2 is Generation 2. Honestly can't tell the difference. I feel like it's more about the key press than the switch between V1 and V2 optical.

    Off Topic: The Razer Phantom Pudding ABS keycaps let a lot of light out because it's clear on the back of each keycap. PBT honestly has a better cleaner look for photos but looking at it, the ABS Phantom keycaps look cooler. Too bad it's not ABS =\

    PERSONAL: I prefer the V1 just because I like the RGB lights and I don't like the slant on the V2 keyboard when typing. The V2 is definitely overall better, but I like that it doesn't have RGB around the keyboard for a cool RGB look. Maybe they will make a V2 Elite that adds the lights.

    V2 is definitely a better investment than the V1 (and the same price if you buy Razer PBT caps to replace the V1 keys). If you like the RGB around keyboard, higher prop, flatter layout than slanted keyboard of the V2, and don't mind 2 USBs, I would stick with the V1. If you look for which is better, that's obvious that the V2 is better.

    Sep 17, 2021 12:55
  • Review by RazerGuy, 10 out of 10
    Superb keyboard Razer loved it

    Excellent product !

    Keyboard works at a lighting speed , must buy product , totally loved it and the sound of clicks is amazing .

    Oct 21, 2021 01:29
  • Review by Skydog8, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard with great touch

    Great touch on the keys. A gamer's delight. I enter a lot of Data, so the touch is vital for fast entry. Price is right for an excellent keyboard.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:53
  • Razer - BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed Phantom Edition 65% Wireless Mechanical Green Clicky Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard - Black
    Description

    Compact enough for any space, and versatile enough for all setups—this is the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed. Enjoy seamless gaming in a sleek package with a wireless 65% mechanical gaming keyboard that still retains arrow keys for the perfect balance of form and function.

    7 Features
  • 65% Form Factor: Ideal for minimalist or smaller setups where desk space is a premium, this compact build retains its arrow keys for better functionality.
  • Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless Technology: Go with flawless wireless performance for gaming, or connect up to 3 devices in Bluetooth—toggling between them seamlessly with one switch. Includes detachable USB-C cable for charging during use.
  • Razer™ Green Mechanical Switches: Hear and feel the satisfying feedback in every keystroke you make with actuation that’s optimized for gaming—supported by classic, full-height keys that don’t compromise on the gaming experience.
  • Stealth Pudding Keycaps: With translucent sides to let more light through, these ABS keycaps bring out the full brilliance of Razer Chroma™ RGB, while sporting a stealthy black look when off.
  • Up to 200 Hours of Battery Life: Enjoy uninterrupted use regardless of whether it’s in Razer™ HyperSpeed Wireless or Bluetooth mode, and minimize downtime with charging that goes from zero to full in just under 5 hours.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects, sync its per-key lighting with the rest of your battle station, and enjoy greater immersion as it dynamically reacts with over 150 integrated games.
  • 3 Modes of Connection: Switch seamlessly between low-latency wireless gaming and Bluetooth which lets you connect up to 3 devices. Includes detachable USB-C cable for charging during use.
  • 2 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jakedrums520, 10 out of 10
    First 65% Keyboard and it is AWESOME!

    I bought both this version and the version with the yellow switches. I like this one so much better. Even though the clicking can get a little loud, I type so much more accurately on the green switch version.

    WRT the keyboard size, this is my very first 65% keyboard. While I use this primarily for gaming, it also works well for my work. While I am upset I no longer have the numpad, I have mapped the left side of the keyboard to be very similar to a traditional numpad when I hold down FN.

    Nov 16, 2021 11:42
  • Review by Bryan, 10 out of 10
    Very “Swag”

    This is a pretty swag keyboard ,the phantom key caps come stamped with the alternative functions too which is very nice and the size is a big win

    Oct 17, 2021 23:53
  • Razer - Huntsman V2 TKL Wired Optical Red Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Unrivalled responsiveness has never looked this lean. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL—a tenkeyless optical gaming keyboard with improved acoustics, near-zero input latency, and other high-end features to ensure a compact form factor geared for full-sized performance.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Linear Optical Switches Gen-2: Improved with sound dampeners for an even quieter typing experience, the smooth, consistent switches are now also more responsive with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than regular keycaps, these won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 TKL has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Detachable Type-C cable: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments, as a cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 4 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JK201, 10 out of 10
    Razer Huntsman Tournament edition v2

    Great keyboard! Had a razer huntsman mini, until I started to miss having the f1-f8 keys, along with the arrow keys. I have been seriously considering upgrading to this keyboard for a few weeks, and pressure ended up getting the best of me. Turns out it was a good decision. The keyboard has the same switches as my huntsman mini which in this case is the red linear switches. I can now game more comfortably and it allows me to have better functionality when it comes to productivity. It’s also really quiet, which is what I need considering that my room is right by my parents room. Props to Razer for creating this product. It’s definitely something we’ve all been waiting for for quite a while. I’m glad it’s finally here. Would highly recommend. If you can find it on sale, you’re in good shape, but be aware, the price is pretty steep. But if the price increase means upgrades from the last tournament edition keyboard, then I’d say it’s worth it.

    Nov 10, 2021 17:44
  • Review by ithriveontacos, 10 out of 10
    Portable and quiet

    I use this for work and gaming. The detachable USB C cable makes it super easy to take to the office. Many may not like the feel of the dampened keys but I find them absolutely perfect. Would love to have a Hyperspeed option but this is still amazing.

    Nov 13, 2021 23:59
  • Review by StillWaiting, 10 out of 10
    Finally.

    Finally a decent tkl keyboard from razer. Switches are the same as the mini.

    Sep 24, 2021 21:10
  • Review by Jordan, 10 out of 10
    10/10 would buy again

    Very good keyboard if you like quick and quiet keyboards. The lighting is a little bit dull on the standard key caps, but I upgraded to the phantom key caps and it looks beautiful!

    Sep 24, 2021 18:40
  • ROCCAT - Vulcan Pro Full-size PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Optical Titan Switch, RGB Lighting, Aluminum Top Plate and Palm Rest - Black
    Description

    The original ROCCAT® Vulcan keyboard won an array of awards on the back of its design innovation and functional aesthetics. The ROCCAT® Vulcan Pro Optical RGB Gaming Keyboard is the latest full-size keyboard variant and features the renowned linear Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is the first in the industry to engineer an optical switch that has a familiar mechanical key stroke feeling. This technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision – a pivotal competitive advantage. The switch adds to a comprehensive feature set that gamers know and love about the Vulcan keyboard series. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce typing fatigue, impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate and switches rated to 100 million keystrokes, dedicated mixer-style audio controls, a detachable palm rest and per-key AIMO RGB lighting.

    9 Features
  • Award-Winning Design: Vulcan keyboards have received widespread critical acclaim for their functional aesthetics and an impressive build quality. That award-winning keyboard design is now elevated to another level with the introduction of the new Titan Switch Optical.
  • Optical Speed, Linear Mechanical Feel: ROCCAT’s new linear Titan Switch Optical equips you with the mechanical keystroke feel you know and love with speed and performance you’ve never experienced. It harnesses the speed of light that recognizes each keystroke cleanly, distinctly and with zero delay.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: Vulcan Pro is reinforced by an aircraft-grade black anodized aluminum plate to making it strong and durable. Thanks to the contactless Titan Switch Optical it offers twice the industry standard in switch durability that lasts for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and clicky backlit media buttons allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly, or toggle over to lighting to quickly adjusting brightness. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Detachable Palm Rest: Attaching with a premium magnetic solution, the included palm rest lets you adjust your setup to whatever’s comfortable for you, whether it’s a relaxed typing or aggressive gaming style.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Our Advanced anti-ghosting technology is optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT® AIMO RGB produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colors right out of the box. It also syncs with other compatible AIMO products for illumination scenarios that flow from device to device.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    The Mercedes-Benz of Keyboards

    I should disclose upfront that I received the Roccat Vulcan Pro RGB for purposes of providing an unbiased, review. My goal is to provide an overall recommendation along with any information I can to help shoppers online or in store.

    Responsive, quiet, no noticeable key wobble, and an overall solid build make this keyboard easy to recommend. With the Vulcan Pro, Roccat has produced a keyboard with optical speeds, but also a solid mechanical feel. The Vulcan Pro feels like a cherry / red / linear mechanical keyboard. Each curved key is smooth to the touch and each key press feels great. This is an easy recommendation for gamers, home office workers, students, and everyone in between.

    Optical Switches: This is my first keyboard with optical switches. Versus a traditional mechanical keyboard, there is a lot to like. Instead of metal contacts, the keys break a beam of light. The entire process produces a quicker response than a typical mechanical keyboard. Supposedly, optical keyboards will have a much longer life than traditional mechanical keyboard.

    Roccat: Prior to the Vulcan Pro, I honestly had never heard of Roccat. Roccat is a German manufacturer recently acquired by Turtle Beach. I think the German engineering shows. I cannot say enough about the build quality. The Vulcan feels like the Benz of keyboards. Metal surfaces replace hard plastic. Each key is well lit. The magnetic wrist wrest stays firmly in place. I could use this keyboard for hours. This is the keyboard you want for a marathon gaming session or to write a long term paper.

    Features: The keyboard comes with a dial to control volume or key brightness. There is no software in the box. If you wish to customize your keyboard’s lighting effects, you will need to download Roccat Swarm.

    I’m not quite sure I understand Aimo lighting. It is supposed to be lighting effects controlled by artificial intelligence. But, after turning the lighting feature on, everything just felt random to me. I couldn’t find a rhyme or reason to the lighting colors or changes. Nothing seemed to change with music or actions in a game. It looks pretty, but I also noticed that Aimo seemed to take around a 2 to 3 % CPU performance hit. With Aimo off, but other lighting options enabled, CPU usage dropped down to less than a percent. I personally preferred the solid lighting, wave effect, or ripple effect lighting, but that is just me.

    There is no USB port or headphone jack built in to the keyboard itself. Also, there are macro keys, but they are function keys built into the INS, HOME, PG UP, DEL, END, and PG DOWN

    Software: I already mentioned SWARM. And, it works. It’s not the greatest app. I liked some of the customization options, but I’d be lying if I said that Roccat had provided the most robust or diverse lighting solutions. Still, Swarm works. I can’t say the same for the software for several other name brand keyboards. Profiles are easy to set up and change. The ability to change repeat delay is nice. But, if you are using a high res display such as the display found on a new surface book, the font for Swarm is incredibly tiny. On 1080p displays, it looks fine, but on my Surface, I found myself squinting and getting as close to the screen as I possibly could.

    Conclusion: If you read this review, I hope some part of it helped you in your decision making. I think this is a good keyboard. It justifies its price tag with the build quality alone. Software is a bit lacking and I do miss the built-in USB port, but it isn’t enough to keep me from recommending this keyboard. It’s a solid peripheral from a manufacturer I will be paying more attention to.

    Oct 26, 2020 04:02
  • Review by notwrong, 10 out of 10
    Roccat Vulcan

    It is quieter than the previous model "Aimo 120" Overall pretty solid keyboard, and the best led's around.

    Much quieter than the Huntsman.

    Feb 23, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Christopher, 10 out of 10
    Sick!

    Sick!

    That is my entire review, lol.

    If you are in the market for a gaming keyboard, look no further. This keyboard feels like it was designed by gamers. Its features are perfectly suited for extended gaming hours and the piece itself is a work of art. I love the slate black finish; I mean it is just flat out spicy. The keyboard is light and because of the caseless keys looks small but this is just an optical illusion. The keyboard is about the same size as all of my other keyboards. The keys do not "Typewriter" snap, but the click is nice and clean and not too loud. The RGB features are legit and will make you feel like you have a pro setup within seconds of plugging it in. You can change the color flow by turning the on-board knob and or by downloading the ROCCAT Swarm software suite. The game play is beautiful with ergonomic keys that have a concave to feel like butter under your fingertips.

    I cannot say enough nice things about this keyboard. ROCCAT's has made a name for themselves but serving up superior PC gaming peripherals and this piece is no exception but 100% the example. I did also use this board with my XBOX and the keys and RGB worked beautifully!

    I Highly Recommend!!!

    Nov 01, 2020 23:13
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Recommend!

    Love this keyboard! Pretty, smart, Functionable, and customizable!

    May 21, 2021 15:10
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    Who knew a keyboard could be sexy? This one is!

    I'm a fanatic when it comes to RGB LED lighting. I have it throughout my house.It's like having your own fireworks display on your desk haha It's relaxing and to now have this carry on to my PC I couldn't be happier! Quality is a must and with the layer of air craft aluminum covering this keyboard there's no cheap plasticy feel.

    The response when pressing keys is outstanding, hardly having to apply pressure to get the action you desire. The Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is said to be first of ts kind and why this keyboard is superior to others. It's quoted as saying " The optical technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision" I'd definitely have to agree. No lag or delay whatsoever.

    They angle and height is very comfortable and with the included full length palm rest it gives more pressure relief on your wrists as you type or game. If you're like me gaming sessions can be lengthy so anything that extends that and adds comfort is a plus in my book

    Would highly recommend this to others! IT's a beast

    Oct 26, 2020 04:50
  • Review by Indiaj0nes, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Optical (Mechanical) Gaming Keyboard

    Summary

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    This is really one of a kind Optical Gaming Keyboard wherein the functionality is same as a mechanical keyboard but faster and better. The Keyboard build quality is like a tank. The keyboard has a solid feel to it as the chassis is made of metal. It also comes with a detachable palm rest which is coo, although i wished it was padded.

    Its a great , super fast keyboard , great for gaming.

    What’s in the box

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    ROCCAT® Vulcan Pro – Optical RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Magnetic Wrist Rest

    Quick-start guide

    Pros

    ———

    Excellent build quality, will last a lifetime

    Beautiful RGB colors which can be customized through the ROCCAT Swarms software/

    Comes with detachable palm rest.

    its Fast and responsive (Supposedly faster than mechanical)

    Cons

    ———

    Wish the palm rest had some padding.

    BUILD QUALITY

    ———————————

    The Build quality is outstanding. The Keys have a smooth feel to them and the chassis is made of metal (aircraft grade aluminum) which make them very durable. The lighting on the keyboard is bright and beautiful. The brightness of the keyboard can be controlled by a dial on the right.

    The keyboard is low profile and it also comes with a palm rest which magnetically attaches to the keyboard.

    The lighting is supposedly compatible with other ROCCAT device which use AIMO lighting.

    Regarding the durability, it looks like they keyboard has been tested for 100 million clicks.

    USAGE

    —————

    This is a wired keyboard and it connects to the USB port of a windows machine. If you need to program the macros keys you will need to download the ROCCAT swarms software and it will let you customize up-to 6 macro kets.

    The keys themselves have a nice soft feel to them and using them also has the feel of mechanical keyboard but the underlying technology is optical. Although this is a fairly new technology, the optical keyboard is as fast and responsive as the mechanical keyboard.

    I have used several mechanical keyboards in the past but i am mesmerized by the look of the keyboard, the vibrant colors , the keyboard feel and accuracy makes this keyboard one of a kind.

    I think this keyboard is well worth it when shopping for mechanical keyboards

    Nov 05, 2020 22:55
  • Review by UnkinB, 10 out of 10
    Awesome RGB Keyboard

    I have just received the Roccat Vulcan pro and I am really enjoying it. This is the first keyboard that I have used with fingertip shaped KEYCAPS. The Titan optical switches are a great improvement over other keyboards, they have a mechanical feel but without any delays. The Titan switches should last twice as long as most switches since they are contactless, they say they have a 100 million keystroke life-cycle. One thing that I am having to get used to is that they are a little taller than what I am used to. Since the keyboard has a lower profile, even with the higher keys it feels about the same. I just can’t be lazy with the finger placement. The keyboard itself is reinforced with aircraft grade aluminum to make it stronger. As with most gaming keyboards, you will have to download the Roccat Swarm software to be able to configure your lighting, key assignments and all of the other features. The software also comes with presets for a lot of the current games. There are a lot of options to design your own presets and color combos for all the games you play. The keyboard comes with 512kb built in memory for storing macros and settings. The Keyboard also comes with a detachable palm rest, it has a magnetic connection, so it is easy to attach and remove as needed. With all the features mentioned above and the fact that it has a built in 10 key, I think this is a wise investment for any gamer or person looking to upgrade their keyboard.

    Oct 30, 2020 08:45
  • Review by MMoore, 10 out of 10
    Logitech has no competition.

    Required a little new muscle memory. But other than that, I like it. I’d like to see a non rgb edition with completely covered key caps, wireless and AA batteries. I bought it for the looks and wasn’t disappointed, it’s a gorgeous board. The optical switches are a dream, it performs just how you’d expect.

    If you’re reading this and thinking about buying it, I can’t give you a reason not to.

    With that being said. I’m still gonna buy a g915. But it’s not like I’m gonna give this board away you know. I’ll keep it.

    Mar 14, 2021 12:49
  • 9.8score
    REDRAGON - S101-5 Wired Gaming Keyboard and Optical Mouse Gaming Bundle with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    The Redragon S101-5 wired gaming keyboard and mouse combo includes a Redragon RGB backlit computer gaming keyboard and RGB backlit gaming mouse. Professional grade hardware at an entry level price, fantastic for gamers of all skill levels!

    8 Features
  • 7200 DPI Wired Optical Mouse: Features adjustable DPI (800/1200/1600/2400/7200), 6 programmable buttons, tuning weights and smooth Teflon feet pads.
  • 114 Standard Keys: Provides 10 shortcut keys, 12 multimendia FN keys and 25-key rollover.
  • Windows Compatible: Works with Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 10
  • Full-Size Standard Keyboard Layout: Full size layout with full numeric keypad
  • USB 2.0 Interface: Provides a simple wired connection to your computer
  • Spill Resistant Design: Accidents happen, so the S101-5 keyboard is built to withstand the average liquid spill
  • Precision Engineered Keycaps: Offers crystal clear uniform backlighting and lettering that doesn’t wear off.
  • RGB LED Backlighting: Features 7 different RGB Lighting modes & effects, 4 backlight brightness levels, and adjustable breathing speed.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Rocketman, 10 out of 10
    Nice keyboard and mouse.

    Nice keyboard. Colors are great and easy to change from a single color to many different. Mouse color combos are cool too. I couldn't seem to find software to work with it but didn't needed it to change the colors.

    Nov 06, 2021 19:51
  • Review by Mach158, 10 out of 10
    Great product for the cost

    Great product for the price. Easy to choose from RGB options with the keyboard. The mouse does require a program that needs downloaded but was pretty straight forward.

    Oct 29, 2021 17:25
  • Review by Hector, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard and mouse combo

    Bought this keyboard and mouse combo due to the great price as part of pc build. Its not the biggest name brand and most expensive but they are definitely responsive and feel like good quality.

    Oct 13, 2021 23:01
  • Review by AlienOUTLAW90, 8 out of 10
    Impressive

    You use to only see this brand of keyboard at clothing outlet stores on the back wall shelf… they’ve always been priced to sale but never wanting to waste money I’d always walk by them not giving it much thought. I’m impressed to see this company growing and now becoming a household name. Great product at a great price!!

    Oct 24, 2021 20:54
  • Review by Garcia91, 10 out of 10
    Excellet.

    Awesome keyboard and mouse combo. Perfect starter kit.

    Nov 09, 2021 23:29
  • Review by 1111, 10 out of 10
    Awesome keyboard and mice

    This keyboard and mice works amazing love the colors no I out lag it looks cool

    Oct 19, 2021 10:57
  • Review by Jess, 10 out of 10
    Exactly what I needed!

    Using on my new PC on my sim racing setup, works perfectly!!

    Oct 29, 2021 16:13
  • Review by JRKK, 10 out of 10
    For my teen son

    Exactly what I was looking for. Didn’t have to help him get things set up.

    Oct 19, 2021 15:26
  • 9.8score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins Core TKL Wired Mechanical Tactile Aqua Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Exert complete control over your game with this HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard. The HyperX Aqua tactile switches offer durability and precision for everyday gaming, while three adjustable keyboard angles ensure comfortable operation. This HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard has a compact profile for portability, and RGB-backlit keys allow customization.

    6 Features
  • HyperX Aqua mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Multimedia controls: So you can adjust audio settings while in-game.
  • Adjustable keyboard height: So you can set the keyboard where it is most comfortable for you.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Glad I purchased

    Great build quality. I was surprised to see the top and bottom of the case were not plastic. I can imagine people would dislike the weight but I would feel better about having this in my bag than the usual plastic frame boards.

    Jun 30, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Christian, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Great keyboard and amazing price. Feels so durable with its design.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:49
  • Review by LivingDeadGirl, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful

    Great keyboard very happy with it but I’m definitely missing numeric keys on the side cause of habit but otherwise perfect, oh and I wish it was wireless but cord was long enough.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Kevin57, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard

    Great for gaming has software to change the colors too pretty easy to use. Uses type c cable to you can probably replace with other ones you got

    Oct 03, 2020 15:07
  • Review by 69King, 10 out of 10
    Worth a lot

    This is exactly what I want. I’ve tried more than 10 mechanical keyboards. Including Razer, Logitech. This one has the best experience and the keyboard itself has good quality and shape.

    May 02, 2021 12:22
  • Review by JRnTX, 10 out of 10
    A solid keyboard

    Already love these keyboard after a few days. The keys have a great tactile feel to them. The case is solid. This a great lower cost alternative to the corsairs and logitechs that are on average $50 more.

    Jun 28, 2021 08:26
  • Review by Angel, 10 out of 10
    HyperX Gaming Keyboard Review

    So, let me give you a bit of backstory. I had a Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 before I got this keyboard. Felt in love with my first keyboard, but there were some things that I wanted different. Firstly, my first keyboard was full size, had Cherry MX Speed Silvers, and it was all white. So then I did some researching on finding a new keyboard that was all dark but a bit smaller for my desk to give me more mouse space. I went through a lot, from Logitech, Corsair, Razor and even Red dragon, but then I saw this one and realized it was the best one for me. This keyboard is all around great, I love the switches, these Aqua switches are just the best if you want tactile switches that aren't too loud. Very solid price point for this item, however I got this on sale for only $80 when it was $90 originally. I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone who wants something different, and also I will leave a vid, hopefully it works :)

    file:///C:/Users/agdia/Videos/Logitech/LogiCapture/2021-06-18_12-40-28.mp4

    Jun 18, 2021 13:00
  • Review by nelly, 10 out of 10
    Such a crispy keyboard

    I am beyond satisfied with this keyboard, I wanted a quiet clicky feel and sound (tactile) which is why I went with the tactile aqua switches. Linear switches (cherry) are also nice but it just didn't give that feel that tactile switches do, and man does this keyboard feel so good. It's so satisfying to feel, hear, and look with its amazing RGB. It's also ten keyless (TKL) which makes it more compact and gives me more room on my desk and for aesthetics. It was so good that I had to get white pudding key caps to look even better.

    Nov 03, 2021 03:05
  • 9.8score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins Core TKL Wired Mechanical Tactile Aqua Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Exert complete control over your game with this HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard. The HyperX Aqua tactile switches offer durability and precision for everyday gaming, while three adjustable keyboard angles ensure comfortable operation. This HyperX Alloy Origins core mechanical gaming keyboard has a compact profile for portability, and RGB-backlit keys allow customization.

    6 Features
  • HyperX Aqua mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Multimedia controls: So you can adjust audio settings while in-game.
  • Adjustable keyboard height: So you can set the keyboard where it is most comfortable for you.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Glad I purchased

    Great build quality. I was surprised to see the top and bottom of the case were not plastic. I can imagine people would dislike the weight but I would feel better about having this in my bag than the usual plastic frame boards.

    Jun 30, 2021 12:37
  • Review by Christian, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Great keyboard and amazing price. Feels so durable with its design.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:49
  • Review by LivingDeadGirl, 8 out of 10
    Beautiful

    Great keyboard very happy with it but I’m definitely missing numeric keys on the side cause of habit but otherwise perfect, oh and I wish it was wireless but cord was long enough.

    Oct 01, 2021 16:37
  • Review by Kevin57, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard

    Great for gaming has software to change the colors too pretty easy to use. Uses type c cable to you can probably replace with other ones you got

    Oct 03, 2020 15:07
  • Review by 69King, 10 out of 10
    Worth a lot

    This is exactly what I want. I’ve tried more than 10 mechanical keyboards. Including Razer, Logitech. This one has the best experience and the keyboard itself has good quality and shape.

    May 02, 2021 12:22
  • Review by JRnTX, 10 out of 10
    A solid keyboard

    Already love these keyboard after a few days. The keys have a great tactile feel to them. The case is solid. This a great lower cost alternative to the corsairs and logitechs that are on average $50 more.

    Jun 28, 2021 08:26
  • Review by Angel, 10 out of 10
    HyperX Gaming Keyboard Review

    So, let me give you a bit of backstory. I had a Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 before I got this keyboard. Felt in love with my first keyboard, but there were some things that I wanted different. Firstly, my first keyboard was full size, had Cherry MX Speed Silvers, and it was all white. So then I did some researching on finding a new keyboard that was all dark but a bit smaller for my desk to give me more mouse space. I went through a lot, from Logitech, Corsair, Razor and even Red dragon, but then I saw this one and realized it was the best one for me. This keyboard is all around great, I love the switches, these Aqua switches are just the best if you want tactile switches that aren't too loud. Very solid price point for this item, however I got this on sale for only $80 when it was $90 originally. I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone who wants something different, and also I will leave a vid, hopefully it works :)

    file:///C:/Users/agdia/Videos/Logitech/LogiCapture/2021-06-18_12-40-28.mp4

    Jun 18, 2021 13:00
  • Review by nelly, 10 out of 10
    Such a crispy keyboard

    I am beyond satisfied with this keyboard, I wanted a quiet clicky feel and sound (tactile) which is why I went with the tactile aqua switches. Linear switches (cherry) are also nice but it just didn't give that feel that tactile switches do, and man does this keyboard feel so good. It's so satisfying to feel, hear, and look with its amazing RGB. It's also ten keyless (TKL) which makes it more compact and gives me more room on my desk and for aesthetics. It was so good that I had to get white pudding key caps to look even better.

    Nov 03, 2021 03:05
  • 9.8score
    SteelSeries - Apex Pro TKL Wired Mechanical OmniPoint Adjustable Actuation Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Deliver winning strokes with this SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL mechanical gaming keyboard. The compact size helps save space on your desktop, while onboard memory stores frequently used macros and RGB lighting settings. This SteelSeries Apex Pro TKL mechanical gaming keyboard features a detachable wrist rest and adjustable switches for added comfort during marathon sessions.

    6 Features
  • USB pass-through port: Compatible with most mice, wireless headset adapters and cell phones.
  • OmniPoint Adjustable mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Palm rest: For comfortable use.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Axel, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard

    Best keyboard I’ve had I can piece control kids so easy and fast, only complain is the key caps I HIGHLY RECOMEND that you buy after market pbt key caps because the apex pro ones are abs and get really shiny In a day of using

    Feb 22, 2021 10:38
  • Review by Max15, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Keyboard

    Really great keyboard strongly recommended it for pc gaming and work. Especially with the adjustable switches they make a great gaming and work use. I also recommend getting the steel series key caps. Best Buy sold them and they made a night and day difference.

    Oct 20, 2021 11:57
  • Review by Kargeaux, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    With I would have gotten the one with the number pad but this is way better than any Corsair keyboard I’ve used in the past!

    Mar 06, 2020 15:44
  • Review by ebowlin, 10 out of 10
    Awesome keyboard for gaming!

    After seeing the hype of this keyboard and seeing that it sells out very quickly, I was able to snag one from bestbuy, got it the next day and WOW, this keyboard is AWESOME. The keys click very smoothly and the feature where I can change the response time of the clicking of the keys amazes me. I recommend this keyboard to ANYONE. 110/10

    Jul 24, 2020 12:24
  • Review by Eric89, 10 out of 10
    Best keyboard of the decade!

    Simply the best! Omni point is very unique and a lot more smooth than mx silver. The only competitors are probably custom made ones

    Jul 04, 2020 01:46
  • Review by Coocreps, 10 out of 10
    Of the best purchases I have made

    I have been using the keyboard for 1 week and I feel very comfortable with it, without a doubt it is a very good purchase

    Jun 12, 2020 19:12
  • Review by lesliea, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard!

    This keyboard is by far my favorite keyboard ever. I went from a Razer Cynosa Chroma, a Razer BlackWidow Elite, to this keyboard. It does take a little bit of adjusting because Steelseries makes their own custom sized keycaps but the feel of this keyboard is really nice and extremely smooth.

    May 01, 2021 01:51
  • Review by vibras, 10 out of 10
    the best keyboard

    very good if you could buy it but the only thing is i did not get it same day shipping but im not mad im just happy i got it :)

    Jul 13, 2021 12:56
  • 9.8score
    HyperX - Alloy Elite 2 Full-size Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black
    Description

    For gamers, streamers, and multi-taskers who need to have more control at their fingertips, the HyperX Alloy Elite 2 is the keyboard for you. With dedicated media keys and a large volume wheel, this fully-featured gaming keyboard’s ready for everything from video editing to watching movies. It’s built with ultra-reliable HyperX mechanical switches balanced for speed and responsiveness, so you can trust your key inputs. The switches’ exposed LEDs pair with the translucent HyperX Pudding Keycaps to give your RGB lighting extra brightness compared to solid-color keycaps.

    5 Features
  • Keycaps: HyperX Pudding Keycaps
  • Switch: HyperX Mechanical Red Switch
  • Lighting: Unique light bar and dynamic RGB lighting effects
  • Material: Solid Steel Frame
  • Memory: Onboard memory for 3 profiles, dedicated media keys and large volume wheel
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by jschill, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful!

    This guy is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve never owned a gaming or mechanical keyboard before, and I’m so glad I shelled out a little bit more for this one in particular. The colors are gorgeous— really bright and vibrant— and the keys have a great feel and sound to them. The metal frame makes it quite sturdy as well. I love it!

    Oct 13, 2021 22:47
  • Review by isoe, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    Gave this as a gift for my brother on his birthday and he loved it , the program to set the keyboard settings was easy to use . I would recommend this keyboard for your set up . He also has the matching mouse and mouse pad so this keyboard completed his set up.

    Mar 05, 2021 16:33
  • Review by TheCleaner, 10 out of 10
    Worth every penny

    Love it! Well built, heavy. Keys stay "dry" somehow while gaming if you develop a little bit of sweat, unlike other keyboards.

    Apr 23, 2021 16:34
  • Review by Kris, 10 out of 10
    Magnificent

    This keyboard has given me more than I truly expected. I went from a standard, cheap, mem-chanical keyboard from Cooler Master to this absolute BEAST of a keyboard, and let me tell you, it was quite the worthy investment. What an upgrade that was, truly. The pudding keycaps blend very nicely with my setup, and even with all of the lights on in my room, the RGB shines bright and divine! Since the beginning of my PC gaming endeavors, I’ve always envied my friends and those around me who had mechanical keyboards, and this is definitely fulfilling. Not only does it sound so satisfying, it is very responsive and quick. I, sincerely, rate this keyboard a solid 10/10, and I would 100% recommend it to anyone looking for a more than decent keyboard for a more than reasonable price!

    Feb 24, 2021 18:06
  • Review by Techy95, 10 out of 10
    Great Mechanical keyboard

    Absolutely love the keyboard! The RBG lightning is vibrant and with red style keys the clicking is softer and not over the top. You can change the brightness and the way the RBG displays all through the keyboard. There is a slight weight due to steel frame, which makes it very sturdy.

    Dec 26, 2020 16:43
  • Review by awomp, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard is BALLER !!

    Amazing keyboard! The feel of the buttons are butter! Super smooth an have a great click! If you go to the Hyperx website you can download the beta application so you can customize the egg colors to do what you want. Crazy amount of customizations. The keyboard is made of metal besides the keys an feels worth it’s weight! It’s a keyboard so you don’t have to worry about it going out on ya.

    Feb 05, 2021 15:18
  • Review by OpenBoxCorey, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard

    This keyboard is great. It’s well built, the keys are super bouncy and make a satisfying clicking sound. I love the configuration of the buttons at the top and it’s super easy to change the colours.

    This keyboard is HEAVY. Like, this thing could totally be used as a weapon if someone breaks into your house, or if you really want to destroy your monitor after dying 15 times in a row.

    If all HyperX keyboards are like this, I will definitely keep them in mind the next time I need one.

    Oct 13, 2021 14:07
  • Review by catcat, 10 out of 10
    Awesome keyboard - Use keycap puller!

    Beautiful keyboard and feels great. When you want to clean your keyboard or change keys, just make sure to BUY AN ACTUAL KEYCAP PULLER. I manmade my own puller and destroyed the stems to a lot of the keycaps unfortunately. Thankfully they sell a pack of new keycaps.

    Oct 18, 2021 21:10
  • 9.8score
    Razer - Huntsman V2 Full Size Wired Optical Red Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    If all-out advantage is more your speed, arm yourself with responsiveness that’s second to none. Meet the Razer Huntsman V2—an optical gaming keyboard with near-zero input latency and fully geared out with other high-end features to make it the complete package.

    6 Features
  • Razer™ Linear Optical Switches Gen-2: Improved with sound dampeners for an even quieter typing experience, the smooth, consistent switches are now also more responsive with up to true 8000Hz polling rate for lower input latency.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps: Harder and more durable than ABS, these tough keycaps won’t wear down to a shiny finish and have labels which will never fade thanks to their doubleshot molding process.
  • Sound Dampening Foam: Added for improved acoustics, the Razer Huntsman V2 has a layer of special foam inside its casing which absorbs any pinging noises that might occur when you bottom out your keys.
  • Multi-function Digital Dial and 4 Media Keys: Configure them to pause, play, skip and tweak everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience as you enjoy your entertainment.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest: The sturdy wrist support perfectly aligns to the keyboard to relieve pressure on your wrists, so you feel less fatigued when gaming over long periods.
  • Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage: Be match-ready regardless of the situation when you can save and activate up to 5 on-board memory profiles, while building a library of macros and settings to call upon with cloud storage.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by NAMO, 10 out of 10
    Mechanical Feel with Membrane Quietness

    KEY FEATURES

    Per Key Re-mapping

    Numerous Lighting Options

    Up to 8000Hz Polling

    INITIAL SET-UP AND CONFIGURATION

    I will say right up front, that I am in no way a fan of the Razer Synapse software. It is slow to load and often consumes a significant amount of system resources. Especially considering the negative attention Razer has garnered over the past few months with its security and the Synapse 3 software, it is time for an overhaul.

    I downloaded and installed the latest version of the Synapse software prior to connecting the Huntsman V2 keyboard. Upon initial plug in, the Synapse software failed to detect and install the drivers for the keyboard. I had to go to the Synapse software and manually check for an update. Not only did the software weigh in at over 350MB on initial download, upon connecting the keyboard, the software required an additional 100+MB update to recognize and install the necessary drivers for proper operation.

    USE AND PERFORMANCE

    This keyboard is quite unique compared to my others. The additional sound damping material applied by Razer goes a long way to taming the loud clack of the switches. The dampening allows you to carry on a conversation or hear a TV or music where other keyboards constantly interrupt with their loud switch engagement. It's obvious Razer put a great deal of thought into improving this keyboard over the first generation and that R & D has payed off. It offers the consumer the best of both worlds, really. The tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard dulled down to the point it sounds like a membrane keyboard. Very nice.

    The construction is top notch. The machined aluminum top feels robust and extremely sturdy with a nice heft to the piece. The keys have a unique texture to them, unlike any of my other keyboards whether they are mechanical or membrane. At first use, the texture seemed quite odd, but after only a couple of minutes, now feels great! The lettering and illumination are also top notch. This is easily the most legible keyboard that I own. Even better than my Logitech Carbon. The lighting is also far superior to not only my beloved Carbon, but also my Corsair keyboard as well. The colors are rich and vibrant and combined with the font on the keys, make for an excellent typing experience.

    While I thoroughly dislike the Synapse software, it does allow for a great deal of customization for this keyboard. It seems as the owner's customization options are nearly endless. Each individual key, knob, and button is customizable and re-mappable. There are so many options available for customization, that it would be hard to get them all into one review. With polling options up to 8000 times per second, this keyboard is VERY responsive.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    The keyboard is a great piece of hardware. The look, feel, performance, design, etc are all top notch and make the keyboard a worthy competitor for a premium keyboard. The font and back lighting are the best I've ever experienced on a keyboard to date. Way better than my Corsairs' and even better than my Carbon (I didn't think I'd ever say that). The colors are bright and vibrant. Some of my other illuminated keyboards seem washed out and the RGB colors are dull and not true looking. Not with this Razer keyboard. Every aspect of the unit itself feels high end and luxurious.

    The only thing holding the overall experience back is the Synapse software. It is just too much of a resource hog and every single device I've plugged in needs over a 100MB update to get it to work properly. I wish Razer would have spent as much time on the Synapse software as they did on the keyboard. Studying the Corsair iCue software or the Logitech GHub software would pay huge rewards for Razer.

    In conclusion, this is a 5 star keyboard with 3 star software. I don't see how the keyboard wouldn't serve any buyer very well.

    Sep 30, 2021 11:54
  • Review by Caladbolg, 10 out of 10
    Superb

    This box gets right to business. Packaging is neat and to the point. All it takes to get working is plugging it into your computer. Supporting software was immediately offered upon hardware recognition on my PC. And there is a lot more to unpack there than there is out of the physical box.

    Provided you do not have any previously configured presets prior to this installation, and if you have more than one supported Razer devices installed at the same time, the LED pattern and colors will be synced across all devices once the installation of Synapse is complete. That immediate synchronization is impressive. Even more so was the easily configured plugin to sync the wildly popular Wallpaper Engine to your devices. It took maybe 5 minutes from box to finished settings to get what is shown in the photos of this review. Even from someone who isn’t focused on RGB hardly at all…this whole aesthetic combined with how easy it was to set is just jaw dropping. And that’s just with it idling. (Note: Not all manufacturers are supported by Wallpaper Engine.)

    I strongly encourage spending some time in Synapse. It’s a very robust program that isn’t just used for LED customization. Anyone who has a use for macros built in for specific programs and games will appreciate this board immensely. You can add profiles for almost any game you have in your library and get real creative with how you want it to behave while it’s active. From something as simple as a static LED layout to better map keys to the possibility of it being completely reactive to in game data like taking damage or how much enmity you have on an enemy.

    The keyboard itself though is solid and well-constructed. The raised buttons for media control and volume control knob add a unique and pleasant look. All offer a stiff and recognizable click response to input. The keys are a pleasure to type on. Every key hits with consistency and delivers a satisfying sort of mini “thump” when depressed. The lack of a loud click makes this easy to type on even in a quieter environment like the office or at home during work hours. The overall rigidness of the keys, the response, and the structure of the keyboard itself just hits every box for me. And the magnetic rest pad makes longer FPS runs for me way more comfortable.

    My only complaint may be that I can not seem to enable the Windows key while in gaming mode. If you run games borderless windowed mode at the full resolution of your screen, you may still want to be able to use that key. Honestly, this is a bit trivial and I’m sure this is something that can hopefully be resolved.

    I’m really impressed with this keyboard. The ease of completing a very aesthetically pleasing setup makes the rest of the experience feel so much smoother. And I feel like I am barely scratching the surface on what it can do with it with respect to actual usability.

    Sep 30, 2021 13:12
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    A great all around mechanical keyboard

    I’ve always been a fan of mechanical keyboards and even though I tend to use a slim Bluetooth keyboard for most daily tasks, I still love the feel of a good mechanical keyboard. I’ve been a fan of Razer products for a long time and was excited to be able to try out the Huntsman V2. It comes in a brightly colored Razer-branded box. The keyboard plugs right into a USB-A port and can be used right out of the box. You are given the option of registering the keyboard and installing the Razer Synapse software for full customizable control of the keyboard. This is only available for users who are connected to a Windows 10 or higher operating system.

    The keyboard has a full layout including the number pad. The switches are optical switches which means they use infrared light and photoelectric switches to detect a key press. Optical keyboards tend to have a faster reaction time than metal switches and they are quite a bit quieter than standard mechanical switches. This keyboard is actually the first time I’ve used a keyboard with optical switches and it’s a completely different experience than other mechanical keyboards. The presses are soft, but accurate. One of the things I usually do in order to test a keyboard is just a simple typing test. This helps me determine how quickly I can move around the keyboard and how accurately I can type with it. I usually have a 72WPM adjusted speed with 100% accuracy. This time I had a 71WPM sped with 95% accuracy. I think part of that is because the keys are so much higher than I am used to since I use a slim profile keyboard most of the time.

    One of the big features of this keyboard is its wrist pad. The keyboard comes with a super plush wrist pad that connects to the keyboard magnetically. It makes typing for longer periods of time very comfortable. This keyboard is a great complement to any gaming set-up. The cable is even easy to tuck away since it's braided. I’m not a big fan of the fact that you can't customize your experience unless you run a Windows OS, but it functions really well as a classic mechanical keyboard without all the noise that goes along with it.

    Oct 04, 2021 22:04
  • Review by Porsche, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard that does everything right

    I’m relatively new to gaming PCs, but I’ve had many keyboards over the years. My newest PC goes in the gaming category and was my first introduction to gaming keyboards with RGB lighting. The lighting was overly bright and the keys had very loud clicks. I don’t know if that’s what gamers want, but it certainly didn’t interest me. That’s where the Razer Huntsman V2 comes in. I’ve only had this keyboard for a few days, but I can already say that I agree with the design choices.

    The keys have a layer of foam that absorbs the clicking sounds in a satisfying way. I very much prefer this to the loud clicks from my other gaming keyboard. I’m also in favor of the RGB lighting on this keyboard. It’s not over-the-top, just the right amount to read the keys and get the RGB lighting effects that gamers crave. This also happens to be very customizable, thanks to the Razer Synapse software. Let’s just say that the only real limitation is your imagination, but you can either use various presets to get there quickly, or go deep into the editing of each key. If you match it with a Razer mouse, you can edit both in the same program.

    The keys have a nice feel to them, and I enjoy typing on them. Thanks to optical switches, the latency is incredibly low, making every keystroke feel instantaneous. My left hand felt perfectly fine after a long gaming session with this keyboard, so I’m looking forward to using it from this point forward, as it improves my overall gaming experience and comfort. If comfort is your thing, a wrist rest is included that will allow you to rest your hand and wrist even more.

    The Huntsman V2 is definitely a pricier than a typical gaming keyboard, but with that being said, it’s in the same price range as the most recommended gaming keyboards, so you get what you pay for. It’s a step above, so I believe it’s worth it.

    Overall, this is a premium keyboard for someone who’s looking for a quieter and more comfortable experience, and quite honestly, you don’t even have to be a gamer to appreciate the features. A great keyboard for everyone!

    Sep 28, 2021 16:21
  • Review by CraigB, 8 out of 10
    Solid performance with minor quirks

    Pros

    Aluminum top plate

    Four on device spaces for profiles

    Keys nearly silent

    Quick response

    Keycap labels don’t wear off

    Customized keycaps available directly from Razer

    Adjustable sensitivity for typing and gaming

    Magnetic wrist rest

    Adjustable backlight brightness

    Allows guest access to Synapse

    Cons

    Keycap backlight inconsistent

    Key sound inconsistent, some rattle

    Activation point feels deeper than normal

    Typing mode causes missed keys

    Media keys activation feels cheap

    Design and Appearance

    One could be forgiven for thinking the Huntsman V2 is entirely plastic as the finish on the top deck makes it appear plastic, but it is metal. The keys are made of PBT instead of regular ABS which should mean better wear, but only time will tell. One thing that should stand up over time are the keycap labels. Unlike some keycaps where the pigment is just on the surface and wears over time, the “Doubleshot PBT” keys are two parts model together where the top shell is molded over the keycap labels. This should mean even as the keycaps wear down, the labels will not change as they are the actual color of the material. The downside of this is it means the backlight uniformity of the keys is inconsistent. The surface has a slight texture and is dished left to right curve. In previous generations, you could swap out switches if you wanted. On the Huntsman V2, there doesn’t seem to be any mention of the ability. The wrist rest is soft faux leather and attaches magnetically to the keyboard. The magnetic design makes installing and removing a snap and thankfully means you won’t accidentally break the thin retaining clips on tradition style wrist rests.

    Setup and Performance

    Setup is straightforward. Shortly after plugging in the Huntsman V2 you are prompted to install Razer Synapse if you don’t already have it installed. Of course, Synapse isn’t unique to the Huntsman but one thing different is that you get 4 on device storage slots for custom profiles. Within Synapse you can configure a profile, then drag to a panel on the right where it shows you the onboard storage. This way, if you bring your keyboard to another computer without synapse you can still bring your four favorites if you upload them before moving.

    Of course, there is too much to cover in a short review and a lot is like other Razer products. The important question is how it feels and performs. The linear operation of the switches is very smooth and consistent between keys. However, keycaps do exhibit a bit of wobble as you press on them. The corner you press dips a lot more the opposing corner. That said, if you have never experienced a keyboard can press even a long key like the space bar and it depresses perfectly flat, regardless of where you press it, you will likely never notice this effect on the Huntsman. The activation point is consistent while feeling slightly deeper than average. If you have a light touch on the keys, you may have to adjust slightly as you may initially miss button presses. If type heavy, the Huntsman V2 is pretty forgiving with long key travel before bottoming out. To a point, you can adjust the responsiveness by changing the default profile from typing to gaming. The polling frequency is also adjustable from 125Hz to 4000Hz. While activation feels consistent, noise is a bit more of a mixed bag. Overall operation is noticeably quieter, but some keys have a plastic sound, and some others have a metal spring sound. It’s subtle but it does detract slightly from the overall experience.

    The media keys at the top right of the keyboard feel slightly out of place in operation. They feel rigid with almost no movement and a hard click. After using keys with deep travel, linear, silent switches the short travel buttons with a loud click just seems odd. That said, they get the job and will be used much less often so it really depends on how picky you are. The volume wheel has a nice feel and can be adjusted without looking. Just place your hand on the right side of the keyboard and you can feel the dial which can be operated from the side or top. The center of the dial is also a mute button which glows red when you are muted.

    Gameplay is harder to quantify but in Doom Eternal movement felt more predictable. Key switches are forgiving enough to allow you to lay your hand on WASD to rest and ready to press quickly. This is nice because some keyboards are overly sensitive requiring you to hover your fingers above and eventually the tiredness hits, your hand twitches and who knows what you selected and where you moved. While maybe not so helpful for typing situations, the long travel came in handy here.

    Final Thoughts

    While there are some minor cosmetic issues, gameplay is consistent and enjoyable. Overall, if you have liked Razer products in the past you will find the Huntsman V2 to be very familiar and enjoyable. If you haven’t used Razer products and are in the market for a new near silent gaming keyboard, the Huntsman V2 is worth taking a look.

    Oct 01, 2021 03:45
  • Review by Namdnas, 10 out of 10
    A subtle, but nice, improvement over the V1

    I wanted to preface this by saying that I was unable to supply pictures for this review because I'm currently in-between phones right now and do not have my camera available. I was waiting to do this review to see if that would be resolved by now, but it hasn't. So, I'm going to go ahead an review this.

    I'm a huge Razer fan - always have been. I've currently got everything connected to my computer as Razer equipment. From my Raptor monitor, to my current V1 Huntsman Keyboard, my new Basilisk V3 mouse, headset stand and even mousepad. I haven't upgraded things in a few years (besides the mouse).

    I seen the opportunity to get the new Huntsman V2 keyboard and thought it'd be nice for a change. I haven't used any other Razer keyboards besides their BlackWidow and Huntsman V1. I was excited to try this new version of the Huntsman and I will say - I'm definitely not let down!

    The packaging is pretty basic for their keyboards. It just doesn't have the fancy "lift up flap" retail box that some have had in the past. The advertised features on this keyboard include the normal Optical Switches, Doubleshot PBT keycaps, sound dampening foam, digital dial and media keys, on-board memory and the included magnetically attachable wrist rest.

    That's a lot of features and what I like to call "fluff" for the most part. I currently own the V1 version of this keyboard, so I kinda new what to expect, already. I just wanted an upgrade because the media dial on the original version of this keyboard left a lot to be desired (it just feels...rough). The sound dampening foam is probably the biggest upgrade on this keyboard and let me tell you, it does an AMAZING job. So much so, that it does make the "rattle" sound when moving the keyboard or pushing your keys even that more noticeable. But that, I can live with. Outside of this standout feature, everything else is pretty basic for this type of keyboard. They did improve the quality of the digital dial, which I LOVE. I don't really use the memory and the keycaps are actually very nice and seem to resist fingerprints, oils and smudges much more than the V1 keyboard did.

    The only real complaint I had with this keyboard is that, unlike the original Huntsman, it lost the RGB on the wrist rest and around the edges of the keyboard. I think I actually prefer this? It's so weird, but it doesn't seems as "overdone" on the V2. The wrist rest does attach very lightly, so you may or may not fight to keep it attached to the keyboard itself...especially if you're heavy handed. I haven't had a problem, but I can definitely see where it could become an issue. I mean, it's not like you HAVE to use it anyway. I just felt compelled to use it on my V1 because of the RGB lighting, lol.

    All said and done, I'd give this keyboard a solid 5/5 stars. Most of the "features" are pretty standard fare nowadays for gaming keyboards. But this is a first for Razer keyboards to include dampening foam, much like a lot of custom keyboards. It's great to finally see "big brand" manufacturers taking this route and I'd like to see them start implementing this as a standard across all their keyboards.

    Oct 04, 2021 15:34
  • Review by Janine, 10 out of 10
    Another Solid Keyboard, yet Nothing “New”

    I own many Razer products, and they never disappoint. That said, this Razer Huntsman V2 Optical Gaming Keyboard, while maintaining Razer’s standard build quality and outstanding performance, my overall impression was ‘eh.’ There just wasn’t anything exemplary here, in my opinion.

    Unlike my current preferred gaming keyboard, the keystrokes for this Huntsman are ‘silent’, and I find myself missing that ‘clicky-clack’ of other switches. However, this difference isn’t a detriment or in any way a “downside.” In fact, with these linear optical switches being on the quiet side, using this keyboard in a room with other people or while listening to music, could be far less distracting. That said, the key presses were smooth. Just a simple, easy press. Very nice. No need for button mashing.

    During gameplay, the keyboard proved to be amazingly responsive. No lag or delay between the key press and the lightning fast instantaneous response on screen. Using the arrow or WASD keys to move my character, was so fluid, so effortless, as to almost feel as though I were in the game mirroring the steps of the character on screen. Activating spells, skills, abilities, and initiating attacks was basically flawless.

    The ergonomic wrist rest is covered with a nice material and made of very soft foam. I’ve never been inclined to use this feature for any keyboard I’ve owned. But it’s handy to have included.

    On the upper right side of the keyboard are media control buttons and a digital volume dial. Although I get that these are convenient, only the volume dial is useful to me, but the size puts me off.

    A detail I pay attention to when it comes to keyboards, is the underside and the placement and size of the ‘feet’, as well as, the cushioned pads. This Huntsman has sturdy, slightly larger than usual feet which makes the keyboard lean at (what to me is) an optimal elevated angle. And instead of just four pads, one in each corner on the bottom, there are two “extra” longer pads in the center. An added, more aesthetic detail, are the words - ‘For Gamers, By Gamers’ - embossed all across the underside of the keyboard, on a diagonal. It’s just a fun little extra.

    In order to get the most out of this Huntsman gaming keyboard, you will want to download the Razer Synapse and Cortex software. I’m very much partial to gaming peripherals (and PCs) that have fun and cool visual or light effects. With Synapse you can rebind the keys, assign macros, and customize the Razer Chroma RGB lighting. Razer Cortex allows you to personalize your gaming experience even more, including creating game profiles.

    Although my overall initial impression was “indifferent,” I feel confident recommending this Razer Huntsman V2 Gaming Keyboard. Cause it’s true - Razer creates gear for gamers.

    Oct 03, 2021 10:04
  • Review by Jp223, 10 out of 10
    Stealth Mode Activated!

    This isn’t my first Razer keyboard, and definitely won’t be my last. This keyboard is very impressive, especially for a mechanical style gaming device. The size and lighting of the keyboard are very attractive. I also have the Razer Basilisk v3 mouse to pair with this keyboard, and I love how the colors match when fading and changing.

    This keyboard is quiet, like super quiet. Coming from a clickity clackity keyboard, which I do like btw, this was a bit of a big change for me…almost a strange environment adjustment for me. Not only do I use my keyboard for gaming but I use it for work as well. My computer is in my bedroom and when my S.O. is sleeping in bed, its nice to be able to work or game at stealth levels. I also do type pretty fast so I know it can get noisy on regular keyboards. Don’t let the lack of clackiness take away from its accuracy, so far its been great typing with. The mechanics of the keyboard are just as good (if not better) than my other one.

    I downloaded the Synapse software package which gives you a lot of customization options for your Razer devices. For one, you have control of your keyboards backlighting. By default, it paired my mouse and keyboard lighting up as I previously mentioned. Then you have the option to customize keyboard settings and remapping of keys. Too many options to go through, but you can open programs, change profiles (you can store up to 5 profiles based on your gaming or work needs), lighting options, have pre-set texts, or just simply disable the key. These options are great for RPG games, especially for ones like the remastered Diablo 2 that just came out.

    Not only are customizations endless, but its very ergonomic. I sit at my desk working for 8-9 hours a day, tons of typing, then after work I’m on my PC for gaming or random stuff, and my wrists and hands are very comfortable. The detachable palm rest is soft and supportive, it has a magnetic attachment to the keyboard so its simple to remove or add. Built-in audio control on the keyboard are a huge plus as well, including play/pause, back, forward, and mute/volume controls. I do wish there were additional USB ports on the keyboard like my other Razer, but its far from a deal breaker.

    Once you go for a backlit mechanical keyboard, you can’t go back. This is a great option for those who prefer a quieter experience, are serious gamers where customization is a bonus to your game play, and comfort for those who use a keyboard for long hours. Even if you have a laptop, this is a great option to enjoy a full size keyboard on a different level than the OEM ones.

    Oct 01, 2021 14:58
  • 9.8score
    ROCCAT - Vulcan Pro Full-size PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Optical Titan Switch, RGB Lighting, Aluminum Top Plate and Palm Rest - Black
    Description

    The original ROCCAT® Vulcan keyboard won an array of awards on the back of its design innovation and functional aesthetics. The ROCCAT® Vulcan Pro Optical RGB Gaming Keyboard is the latest full-size keyboard variant and features the renowned linear Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is the first in the industry to engineer an optical switch that has a familiar mechanical key stroke feeling. This technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision – a pivotal competitive advantage. The switch adds to a comprehensive feature set that gamers know and love about the Vulcan keyboard series. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce typing fatigue, impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate and switches rated to 100 million keystrokes, dedicated mixer-style audio controls, a detachable palm rest and per-key AIMO RGB lighting.

    9 Features
  • Award-Winning Design: Vulcan keyboards have received widespread critical acclaim for their functional aesthetics and an impressive build quality. That award-winning keyboard design is now elevated to another level with the introduction of the new Titan Switch Optical.
  • Optical Speed, Linear Mechanical Feel: ROCCAT’s new linear Titan Switch Optical equips you with the mechanical keystroke feel you know and love with speed and performance you’ve never experienced. It harnesses the speed of light that recognizes each keystroke cleanly, distinctly and with zero delay.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: Vulcan Pro is reinforced by an aircraft-grade black anodized aluminum plate to making it strong and durable. Thanks to the contactless Titan Switch Optical it offers twice the industry standard in switch durability that lasts for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and clicky backlit media buttons allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly, or toggle over to lighting to quickly adjusting brightness. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Detachable Palm Rest: Attaching with a premium magnetic solution, the included palm rest lets you adjust your setup to whatever’s comfortable for you, whether it’s a relaxed typing or aggressive gaming style.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Our Advanced anti-ghosting technology is optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT® AIMO RGB produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colors right out of the box. It also syncs with other compatible AIMO products for illumination scenarios that flow from device to device.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by RedScorpion, 10 out of 10
    The Mercedes-Benz of Keyboards

    I should disclose upfront that I received the Roccat Vulcan Pro RGB for purposes of providing an unbiased, review. My goal is to provide an overall recommendation along with any information I can to help shoppers online or in store.

    Responsive, quiet, no noticeable key wobble, and an overall solid build make this keyboard easy to recommend. With the Vulcan Pro, Roccat has produced a keyboard with optical speeds, but also a solid mechanical feel. The Vulcan Pro feels like a cherry / red / linear mechanical keyboard. Each curved key is smooth to the touch and each key press feels great. This is an easy recommendation for gamers, home office workers, students, and everyone in between.

    Optical Switches: This is my first keyboard with optical switches. Versus a traditional mechanical keyboard, there is a lot to like. Instead of metal contacts, the keys break a beam of light. The entire process produces a quicker response than a typical mechanical keyboard. Supposedly, optical keyboards will have a much longer life than traditional mechanical keyboard.

    Roccat: Prior to the Vulcan Pro, I honestly had never heard of Roccat. Roccat is a German manufacturer recently acquired by Turtle Beach. I think the German engineering shows. I cannot say enough about the build quality. The Vulcan feels like the Benz of keyboards. Metal surfaces replace hard plastic. Each key is well lit. The magnetic wrist wrest stays firmly in place. I could use this keyboard for hours. This is the keyboard you want for a marathon gaming session or to write a long term paper.

    Features: The keyboard comes with a dial to control volume or key brightness. There is no software in the box. If you wish to customize your keyboard’s lighting effects, you will need to download Roccat Swarm.

    I’m not quite sure I understand Aimo lighting. It is supposed to be lighting effects controlled by artificial intelligence. But, after turning the lighting feature on, everything just felt random to me. I couldn’t find a rhyme or reason to the lighting colors or changes. Nothing seemed to change with music or actions in a game. It looks pretty, but I also noticed that Aimo seemed to take around a 2 to 3 % CPU performance hit. With Aimo off, but other lighting options enabled, CPU usage dropped down to less than a percent. I personally preferred the solid lighting, wave effect, or ripple effect lighting, but that is just me.

    There is no USB port or headphone jack built in to the keyboard itself. Also, there are macro keys, but they are function keys built into the INS, HOME, PG UP, DEL, END, and PG DOWN

    Software: I already mentioned SWARM. And, it works. It’s not the greatest app. I liked some of the customization options, but I’d be lying if I said that Roccat had provided the most robust or diverse lighting solutions. Still, Swarm works. I can’t say the same for the software for several other name brand keyboards. Profiles are easy to set up and change. The ability to change repeat delay is nice. But, if you are using a high res display such as the display found on a new surface book, the font for Swarm is incredibly tiny. On 1080p displays, it looks fine, but on my Surface, I found myself squinting and getting as close to the screen as I possibly could.

    Conclusion: If you read this review, I hope some part of it helped you in your decision making. I think this is a good keyboard. It justifies its price tag with the build quality alone. Software is a bit lacking and I do miss the built-in USB port, but it isn’t enough to keep me from recommending this keyboard. It’s a solid peripheral from a manufacturer I will be paying more attention to.

    Oct 26, 2020 04:02
  • Review by notwrong, 10 out of 10
    Roccat Vulcan

    It is quieter than the previous model "Aimo 120" Overall pretty solid keyboard, and the best led's around.

    Much quieter than the Huntsman.

    Feb 23, 2021 17:36
  • Review by Christopher, 10 out of 10
    Sick!

    Sick!

    That is my entire review, lol.

    If you are in the market for a gaming keyboard, look no further. This keyboard feels like it was designed by gamers. Its features are perfectly suited for extended gaming hours and the piece itself is a work of art. I love the slate black finish; I mean it is just flat out spicy. The keyboard is light and because of the caseless keys looks small but this is just an optical illusion. The keyboard is about the same size as all of my other keyboards. The keys do not "Typewriter" snap, but the click is nice and clean and not too loud. The RGB features are legit and will make you feel like you have a pro setup within seconds of plugging it in. You can change the color flow by turning the on-board knob and or by downloading the ROCCAT Swarm software suite. The game play is beautiful with ergonomic keys that have a concave to feel like butter under your fingertips.

    I cannot say enough nice things about this keyboard. ROCCAT's has made a name for themselves but serving up superior PC gaming peripherals and this piece is no exception but 100% the example. I did also use this board with my XBOX and the keys and RGB worked beautifully!

    I Highly Recommend!!!

    Nov 01, 2020 23:13
  • Review by KevinM, 10 out of 10
    Recommend!

    Love this keyboard! Pretty, smart, Functionable, and customizable!

    May 21, 2021 15:10
  • Review by GameOverSuckas, 10 out of 10
    Who knew a keyboard could be sexy? This one is!

    I'm a fanatic when it comes to RGB LED lighting. I have it throughout my house.It's like having your own fireworks display on your desk haha It's relaxing and to now have this carry on to my PC I couldn't be happier! Quality is a must and with the layer of air craft aluminum covering this keyboard there's no cheap plasticy feel.

    The response when pressing keys is outstanding, hardly having to apply pressure to get the action you desire. The Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is said to be first of ts kind and why this keyboard is superior to others. It's quoted as saying " The optical technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision" I'd definitely have to agree. No lag or delay whatsoever.

    They angle and height is very comfortable and with the included full length palm rest it gives more pressure relief on your wrists as you type or game. If you're like me gaming sessions can be lengthy so anything that extends that and adds comfort is a plus in my book

    Would highly recommend this to others! IT's a beast

    Oct 26, 2020 04:50
  • Review by Indiaj0nes, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Optical (Mechanical) Gaming Keyboard

    Summary

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    This is really one of a kind Optical Gaming Keyboard wherein the functionality is same as a mechanical keyboard but faster and better. The Keyboard build quality is like a tank. The keyboard has a solid feel to it as the chassis is made of metal. It also comes with a detachable palm rest which is coo, although i wished it was padded.

    Its a great , super fast keyboard , great for gaming.

    What’s in the box

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    ROCCAT® Vulcan Pro – Optical RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Magnetic Wrist Rest

    Quick-start guide

    Pros

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    Excellent build quality, will last a lifetime

    Beautiful RGB colors which can be customized through the ROCCAT Swarms software/

    Comes with detachable palm rest.

    its Fast and responsive (Supposedly faster than mechanical)

    Cons

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    Wish the palm rest had some padding.

    BUILD QUALITY

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    The Build quality is outstanding. The Keys have a smooth feel to them and the chassis is made of metal (aircraft grade aluminum) which make them very durable. The lighting on the keyboard is bright and beautiful. The brightness of the keyboard can be controlled by a dial on the right.

    The keyboard is low profile and it also comes with a palm rest which magnetically attaches to the keyboard.

    The lighting is supposedly compatible with other ROCCAT device which use AIMO lighting.

    Regarding the durability, it looks like they keyboard has been tested for 100 million clicks.

    USAGE

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    This is a wired keyboard and it connects to the USB port of a windows machine. If you need to program the macros keys you will need to download the ROCCAT swarms software and it will let you customize up-to 6 macro kets.

    The keys themselves have a nice soft feel to them and using them also has the feel of mechanical keyboard but the underlying technology is optical. Although this is a fairly new technology, the optical keyboard is as fast and responsive as the mechanical keyboard.

    I have used several mechanical keyboards in the past but i am mesmerized by the look of the keyboard, the vibrant colors , the keyboard feel and accuracy makes this keyboard one of a kind.

    I think this keyboard is well worth it when shopping for mechanical keyboards

    Nov 05, 2020 22:55
  • Review by UnkinB, 10 out of 10
    Awesome RGB Keyboard

    I have just received the Roccat Vulcan pro and I am really enjoying it. This is the first keyboard that I have used with fingertip shaped KEYCAPS. The Titan optical switches are a great improvement over other keyboards, they have a mechanical feel but without any delays. The Titan switches should last twice as long as most switches since they are contactless, they say they have a 100 million keystroke life-cycle. One thing that I am having to get used to is that they are a little taller than what I am used to. Since the keyboard has a lower profile, even with the higher keys it feels about the same. I just can’t be lazy with the finger placement. The keyboard itself is reinforced with aircraft grade aluminum to make it stronger. As with most gaming keyboards, you will have to download the Roccat Swarm software to be able to configure your lighting, key assignments and all of the other features. The software also comes with presets for a lot of the current games. There are a lot of options to design your own presets and color combos for all the games you play. The keyboard comes with 512kb built in memory for storing macros and settings. The Keyboard also comes with a detachable palm rest, it has a magnetic connection, so it is easy to attach and remove as needed. With all the features mentioned above and the fact that it has a built in 10 key, I think this is a wise investment for any gamer or person looking to upgrade their keyboard.

    Oct 30, 2020 08:45
  • Review by MMoore, 10 out of 10
    Logitech has no competition.

    Required a little new muscle memory. But other than that, I like it. I’d like to see a non rgb edition with completely covered key caps, wireless and AA batteries. I bought it for the looks and wasn’t disappointed, it’s a gorgeous board. The optical switches are a dream, it performs just how you’d expect.

    If you’re reading this and thinking about buying it, I can’t give you a reason not to.

    With that being said. I’m still gonna buy a g915. But it’s not like I’m gonna give this board away you know. I’ll keep it.

    Mar 14, 2021 12:49
  • 9.8score
    SteelSeries - Apex Pro Full Size Wired Mechanical OmniPoint Adjustable Actuation Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your accuracy with this SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard. Advanced OmniPoint switches make inputs feel fast and fluid, and the adjustable design lets you change the actuation distance to suit your play style. This SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard has a sturdy aluminum alloy frame that stands up to heavy use.

    7 Features
  • USB pass-through port: Compatible with most mice, wireless headset adapters and cell phones.
  • OmniPoint Adjustable mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Palm rest: For comfortable use.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • Integrated numeric keypad: Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
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  • Review by Idothebluffing, 10 out of 10
    From Logitech to Steel Series

    I always had Logitech gaming keyboards in the past.

    I had a ASTRO a50 headset that crapped out so I tried the steel series arctic pro. So after being 100% satisfied with headset after my space bar started to go out. I decided to try there keyboard. So I got the pro and it's the best keyboard ever. Thx steel series your awesome.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Lhdez, 10 out of 10
    Apex pro keyboard

    This is a great product. I been using it for approximately 1 month and is super fluid, you can do a lot of personalization, and is super easy to.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Homekit, 10 out of 10
    Best of the best. For Glory.

    Wow. Wow. Wow. I purchased this keyboard for work. I now work at home and thought I need to upgrade because I was using a really old junky keyboard. I am so excited to have this keyboard. It feels great to my hands. It’s easy to program the color combinations. I use the macros all the time. I was going to spend less and get a cheaper keyboard but I’m glad I bought the best of the best. For Glory.

    Feb 20, 2021 18:21
  • Review by Shane, 10 out of 10
    A legendary keyboard

    This keyboard is so customizable and has many great features that it’s hard to find anything bad about this product. I love steelseries and they never seem to disappoint.

    Jul 06, 2019 10:35
  • Review by July, 8 out of 10
    Best keyboard (With a broken box)

    The omnipoint is amazing! This is the best one I used. And the OLED screen is interesting! Just the price is a little high and the express broke my box.

    Oct 16, 2020 20:02
  • Review by Quiz, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard to date

    this thing is pretty out of this world. hands down everyone should get one. discord default led commands are awesome (#1-9 show who is talking). 10/10

    Jun 15, 2019 10:16
  • Review by eduardoelejaga7, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries Keyboard

    The best quality keyboard for your money easy to setup and control it

    Nov 20, 2020 15:42
  • Review by Cody, 10 out of 10
    Such an exciting keyboard

    I always heard the sounds of this keyboard whenever I watched my favorite streamer and thought it sounded so satisfying (I recommend looking up some videos of the sound to see if it’s what you’re looking for) and always wanted to get it. One day he mentioned this was the keyboard he used so I ended up picking one up just cause I thought I could use a new keyboard and I can definitely say I don’t regret purchasing it at all. Coming from a very loud and clicky razer blackwidow chroma I realized that it’s a lot better to have a silent yet still satisfying mechanical keyboard rather than one that makes a bunch of background noise. I had the razer keyboard for about 3 years and I can definitely say that the click that you get from that keyboard, or any mechanical keyboard that makes clicking noises, can get annoying, especially when talking to people. But in my opinion, the apex pro completely puts the black widow chroma to shame. Although it’s a bit expensive and the price made me think twice at first I didn’t think about it at all as soon as I started using the keyboard. The keys feel so buttery smooth and satisfying to press and everything about the keyboard from the materials used to the sleek design makes me joyful every time I use it. It has some really cool presets for lighting and the LCD screen is a really nice feature to have. If you want a discreet, good quality keyboard that’s always a joy to use then look no further.

    Oct 18, 2020 13:01
  • 9.6score
    HyperX - Alloy Core Full-size Wired Gaming Membrane Keyboard with RGB Lighting - Black
    Description

    Enhance your in-game performance with this HyperX Alloy Core RGB gaming keyboard. Its soft-touch keys are equipped with anti-ghosting functionality to prevent accidental keystrokes, and the dedicated media controls provide quick access to frequently used functions for seamless operation. This HyperX Alloy Core RGB gaming keyboard is housed in a reinforced plastic frame for maximum stability.

    9 Features
  • Signature light bar and dynamic RGB lighting effects: Stunning radiance paired with six effect presets: Color Cycle, Spectrum Wave, Breathing, Solid, Five Zones, and Aurora.
  • Five lighting zones and multicolor customization: Let you customize five zones of the keyboard with the color of your choice.
  • Membrane keyboard with quiet, responsive keys: The soft-touch keys have a tactile feel, yet are tuned to be quiet, and they also feature gaming-grade anti-ghosting functionality and key rollover.
  • 6' braided USB cable: Offers stable and convenient connection to your PC and provides up to 1000 Hz of pooling rate.
  • Dedicated media controls: Quick-access buttons for lighting and Game Mode control right at your fingertips.
  • Keyboard lock mode: Allows you to lock your keyboard without having to lock your system.
  • Durable, solid frame: Crafted with a durable, reinforced plastic frame, Alloy Core RGB was constructed for stability and reliability for gamers who want a keyboard that will last.
  • Spill-resistant design: Tested to withstand up to 120 ml of liquid, so beverage accidents won't put an end to your game.
  • Compatible with Windows: For use with your existing computer running on Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, or 7.
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  • Review by acdc51011, 10 out of 10
    Quiet and pretty

    I bought this for work since my last keyboard went out while working from home. I wouldnt normally purchase a $50 gaming keyboard but that was the cheapest option dince everything else was sold out. The keys are pretty quiet compared to my old walmart one and the light features are pretty cool.

    Jun 18, 2020 09:21
  • Review by Dimples, 10 out of 10
    Beauty and function!

    Absolutely LOVE this keyboard! I Bought it for PC gaming and streaming and can happily say that it has not given me any problems. It may not be as tactile as other keyboards in the market but it's perfect for anyone who wants to reduce the clicking noises when streaming. It's otherwise very smooth and comfortable to use.

    The RGB is also beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.

    Highly recommend for anyone looking for a gaming keyboard on a budget.

    Jun 20, 2021 03:08
  • Review by cookies, 10 out of 10
    Works for PS4 Slim

    I have a PS4 slim so I was a little hesitant to get this product but it works great! Love the keys and was able to satisfy my keyboard and mouse gaming. I did have to buy a HDMI extension since all the plugs didn’t fit with my what is on the console (i.e. wireless headset, keyboard, and mouse).

    May 19, 2021 23:46
  • Review by Rn1018, 8 out of 10
    Value for money

    This is not too bad of a purchase. Will definitely recommend for beginners.

    May 08, 2020 15:30
  • Review by MICHOACANO, 10 out of 10
    My Best Buy Budget Set Up

    I love this keyboard and the fact i can change the colorways is so great. It feels like a premium quality keyboard

    Apr 02, 2021 15:32
  • Review by Eric, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Great keyboard it is really smooth and comfortable to type on. Rgb is gamerman approved

    Jan 29, 2021 16:51
  • Review by Taylor, 10 out of 10
    One of the best

    Perfect touch and feel IMO. Great color combinations and options. It’s worth it if you care about your computer setup. Highly recommend.

    Jun 09, 2021 21:07
  • Review by Lucesita, 10 out of 10
    Hyper x

    My daughter really loves this keyboard, is perfect

    May 27, 2021 13:40
  • 9.6score
    CORSAIR - K70 RGB MK. 2 RAPIDFIRE Full-size Wired Mechanical Cherry MX Speed Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with USB Pass Through - Black
    Description

    Execute commands accurately with this CORSAIR RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboard. Its aircraft-grade aluminum frame is built to withstand the rigors of hardcore gameplay, and its 8MB of onboard memory lets you store macros and RGB lighting settings. This CORSAIR RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboard has a USB port for connecting a headset or mouse.

    6 Features
  • USB pass-through port: Compatible with most mice, wireless headset adapters and cell phones.
  • Cherry MX Speed mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Keyboard controls: Include volume, mute, brightness, play/pause, stop, previous track, next track, and more.
  • Adjustable keyboard height and palm rest: For added comfort and support.
  • Integrated numeric keypad: Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
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  • Review by WFH2021, 10 out of 10
    CORSAIR - Gaming K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE

    I was in search of a mechanical keyboard for work. I wanted something durable, and responsive to alleviate the pressure from constant typing and key strokes throughout the workday. I also wanted a keyboard with light as I work into the evening hours most days. This Corsair keyboard absolutely delivered and met my expectations. It was slightly discounted, although the brand is generally pricier than its competitors. However, there is no sacrifice to quality and you definitely get what you pay for. While it’s a “gaming” keyboard, it has become a staple piece to my WFH station. Even my kitten seems to be pleased! Absolutely worth the investment!

    Mar 05, 2021 15:40
  • Review by Joren, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard for gaming!

    I had been looking for a gaming keyboard for quite awhile after my last one had an unfortunate run-in with water. I purchased this about a week and a half ago and really like the feel of the keys and the response. It is also water resistant. It even came with special molded movement keys (WASD and QERF) for gaming. The lighting effects are also a plus. After installing the software for the keyboard, it was really easy to program my own personal lighting effects for different games. The included pic is of a water ripple lighting effect I made in about two minutes.

    Jun 26, 2020 20:39
  • Review by Laneislame, 10 out of 10
    A no brainer

    Awesome board! Very fast and responsive but not overly loud

    Highly recommend for players who want the fasted response times

    Oct 01, 2021 20:18
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard Ever!!

    Best keyboard I've ever used. Great for work and gaming!! Very accurate and RGB is great!

    Oct 22, 2021 16:08
  • Review by sthan0802, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard for your gaming needs!

    My fiancé mainly uses this keyboard to play League of Legends and other games. The response time of clicking my keys on the keyboard is pretty instantaneous. He has not had mechanical keyboards before but he would say that this is not that loud. Also the colorful lights are a bonus.

    Jul 17, 2020 00:08
  • Review by Miles, 8 out of 10
    Cherry MX - PBT key caps

    4 stars because what it costs does not make the product. It seems that if I have any onboard profiles set that the lights will blink or flicker like a short. Just an odd random occasional short like flash of a key or 2 in random places. So, I just deleted any and all onboard profiles and un-installed the iCUE software which leaves me with a static red across the entire keyboard when the backlighting is turned on. Also the keyboard did not come with a key cap puller, which would be nice if ever I wanted to clean it, and it did not come with the few interchangeable textured keycaps. I like that it would be super easy to clean (with the puller) and that it's primary function is solid as it gets. PS - Cherry Low Profile Switches - yes please

    Sorta WAY out of character for THE high end RGB keyboard and SE edition at that - to have shorting like occasional blink of keys in random locations. Can't recommend a thing that costs what this does and is flawed.

    Aug 29, 2018 21:51
  • Review by CoolCorsair, 10 out of 10
    Cool Corsair

    Don't buy it you want clicky keys. These are super quite and don't give the same tactile feel. Go with red keys

    Aug 23, 2021 07:19
  • Review by Lazview, 10 out of 10
    Probably one of the best keyboards out right now

    Works as it should, the keyboard is pretty bright and built very well. Right when it went on sale I had to get buy it so the value went pretty good.

    Dec 29, 2019 11:23
  • 9.6score
    ROCCAT - Vulcan 121 RGB PC Gaming Keyboard, Titan Mechanical Switch Linear with Wrist Rest - Ash Black
    Description

    The ROCCAT® Vulcan series of gaming keyboards have won an array of awards on the back of their design innovation and functional aesthetics. The ROCCAT® Vulcan 121 AIMO Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard is a full-size keyboard variant and features the renowned Linear Titan Switch Mechanical. A marvel of German engineering, this switch delivers the industry’s best in speed and responsiveness. It adds to a comprehensive feature set that gamers know and love about the Vulcan keyboard series. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce typing fatigue, impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate, and switch housings designed to resist the dust build-up that typically affects mechanical keyboards. Dedicated mixer-style audio controls, a detachable palm rest and per-key AIMO RGB lighting, round out a gaming powerhouse.

    9 Features
  • Award-Winning Design: The Vulcan took the gaming scene by storm upon its release. It received widespread critical acclaim for its functional aesthetics and an impressive build quality and comfortable low-profile design that separates it from the pack.
  • Titan Switch Mechanical Linear: Designed and built by ROCCAT engineers and developed for gamers who love the feel of mechanical switches, but demand more in terms of precision, performance, and lighting. Focusing on the elements that matter most to gamers – a smooth feeling and rapid 1.4mm actuation.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: The keyboard is reinforced by an aircraft-grade aluminum plate to make it strong and durable. The housing of the Titan switches are designed to resist the dust build-up that typically affects gaming keyboards.
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and clicky backlit media buttons allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly, or toggle over to lighting to quickly adjusting brightness. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Detachable Palm Rest.: Attaching with a premium magnetic solution, the included palm rest lets you adjust your setup to whatever’s comfortable for you, whether it’s a relaxed typing or aggressive gaming style.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Our advanced anti-ghosting Technology is optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT® AIMO is a lighting engine and an eco-system in one. It produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colors right out of the box. It also syncs with other compatible AIMO products for state-of-the-art illumination scenarios that flow from device to device.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
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  • Review by Solrak, 10 out of 10
    Color me impressed…!!!

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    >>>>> Bottom Line Up front: <<<<<

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    I’m definitely not new to world of gaming keyboards – let alone the world of “everyday” keyboards to say the least. I pretty much rely on keyboard to make my living. After using the Roccat Vulcan 121 AIMO keyboard as my daily driver for a week now, it has left me with a new found respect for Roccat products. It really has me wondering why I haven’t given one of their products a solid run a good long while now. Roccat may not be as “synonymous” as some other companies that may come to mind when you think the word “keyboard” – however they deserve honest consideration alongside the more “commonly known” brands … especially after my time with the Vulcan 121 AIMO at home. The Vulcan 121 has enough RGB to give you the holiday “feel” year-round if that your deal, and thanks to its minimalist keycap and overall design – you can still pull off of an ”all business” approach if that is more your style. This is all made possible through highly customizable feature sets that you tune to your liking through the Roccat Swam software, but I must admit… the Swarm software could definitely use some more work to make it “easier to use” and “prettier” to look at – especially compared to the competition in the market at this price – but not in anyway that seriously hurt the functionality or appeal of this great keyboard.

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    >>>>> Detailed Observations after a regular usage: <<<<<

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    Over the past week I used the Vulcan 121 AIMO to help tackle my daily development and debugging work in the daytime hours, alongside my FPS and space shooter addictions in the darkness of night. Needless to say, the Vulcan handled all of that with ease and often times had me forgetting I wasn’t gaming on my normal $200 gaming dedicated keyboard that it was replacing. That is saying a lot, in my book - since I am always trying to find “the one” keyboard that can handle both business and pleasure sides of my daily routines – I end up trying/going through A LOT of them. To be honest, I was pretty happy with my previous one I was using (rhymes with shmorsh-mair) … up until now.

    Roccat isn’t exactly new to the gaming keyboard and peripherals scene, and they have even sponsored some pretty popular E-Sports players and gaming tournaments from time to time – in case you didn’t already know. So, they definitely no a thing or two about what gamers are looking for and want in a product. I’ve personally known some good friends to have purchased and owned some of their products over the years and all of them were regularly happy with whatever Roccat product they were using. As I said before, I never really gave them a chance until now. Traditionally, I have always preferred “mechanical” Cherry MX “Brown” switches - primarily for their increased actuation pressure/weight which helped me to reduce errors and balance speed and accuracy for my typing style. While those MX Browns were better for typing in use, they weren’t necessarily the “best” when playing games. I have always been a little leery of “custom” or “in-house” key switches – particularly ones that were not “mechanical” – but let me tell you how impressed I am with the Vulcan’s “Titan” linear switch…I caused me to reverse what I previously though a “linear speed” speed switch should “feel” like.

    The closest mainstream switch I could compare the “Titan speed” switches in this Vulcan 121 AIMO - is to the Cherry MX “Reds” – both in actuation pressure and overall “speed feel” as I went about my daily duties in my documents/terminal screens. I think a portion of that can be attributed to the “curved” or angled keycaps of the key design, in addition to the accuracy of the Titan switches registering the inputs as well. Having owned/still own several Cherry MX Red keyboards, I never preferred that particular switch because I often found myself “double tapping” a key or making more errors in my typing that I would like. It was one of the reasons I opted to settle on a Cherry MX Brown switch-based keyboard in the first place – HOWEVER - when I compare this Vulcan 121 AIMO with the “Titan Speed” switches in this model to my older keyboard - I was pleasantly surprised at how different they felt to me. With the Vulcan, I still find myself typing around 65 words per minute AND maintain my typing accuracy at the same time. I felt that I was getting amore “responsive” feeling back compared to the Cherry MX Browns. I suppose that is in part to the mechanical versus linear switch differences of the two, however the fact that the “Titan Speed” switches can provide me with the similar benefits of the Cherry MX Browns while simultaneously offering similar key stroke accuracy and improved perceived speed – I’ll take it. Maybe its just my previous experience with other linear switches, but the “Titan Speeds” seemed to be a little on the noisier side than I would have though, however they are nowhere near as loud as my previous keyboard with the MX Cherry browns.

    Arguably the most important part of this review is the Food Processor’s actual performance. I started with a nice homemade salsa recipe to see how the “multi-use blade” would handle the mix of whole Roma tomatoes, red onions, and garlic cloves along with soft leafy cilantro and canned jalapeno peppers. Sadly, it didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped – I wound up basically liquefying the first batch as I was adjusting to the learning curve/speed/sharpness of the multi-purpose blade. I’ll chalk that up to mastering the digital pulse button on the Ascent 3500 in addition to underestimating the cutting/chopping power of it (especially compared to my old inferior/dull unit). Fortunately, armed with that knowledge I expertly was able to produce the creamiest guacamole I have ever made at home thanks to this attachment!

    Personally, I think If you’re a hardcore MOBA player, or like having 25+ customizable macro/FX keys on your deck – you may find the Vulcan 121 AIMO a little lacking. It does cover the bases with its dedicated media/lighting keys in the upper right-hand corner, and by adding a “Game Mode” hot key functionality with the INS/HOME/PG UP/PG DOWN/DEL/END keys - however I wouldn’t exactly say its class leading or revolutionary in any way. As I just stated, its not the most elegant solution, but it works for the most part. Personally, I don’t use macros much so it’s not an issue for me and I appreciate the slimmed down/no nonsense approach to styling that comes as a result of the Vulcan not having a million and one extra keys that I don’t regularly use.

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    >>>>> Closing thoughts: <<<<<

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    All in all, I was really impressed with the Vulcan 121 keyboard. Roccat’s “Titan Speed” switches really changed my perception of linear switches, and they have been delivering reliable and smooth key actuation flawlessly for a week now in everything that I do. The Vulcan 121 does so many things right, it’s hard to find faults unless I find my self knit-picking things. From its aluminum clad keyboard deck, customizable polling intervals, thoughtfully designed “magnetic” wrist rest (other competitors should take a note here), to its outstanding lighting effects, … it just works. I love products that “just work”. If I had to say there was one particular area for improvement it would be Roccat’s Swarm software…it lacks the polish and user friendliness of the other players software/UIs, but Swarm gets the job done. However, when so many other aspects of the Vulcan 121 AIMO are executed so well, Swarm quickly becomes the most glaring area in need of improvement in my eyes. It wouldn’t hurt to add an extra media key or two to the Vulcan’s deck or maybe a little beefier keyboard deck support mechanism – but overall, I wouldn’t gig the keyboard it. It’s lack of dedicated macro keys may be deal killer for some, but if you’re like me and don’t NEED them, you won’t be disappointed. I’ll defiantly be on the lookout for more Roccat products from this point on, and I think if you’re in the market for a new board that can handle both business and please – the Roccat Vulcan 121 AIMO should be in/on the top of your list.

    Oct 25, 2020 02:09
  • Review by insomniak1, 10 out of 10
    Great job!

    I am really digging the Vulcan 121 AIMO. Its simplicity makes it classy without being pretentious. It is made of black anodized aluminum that feels cool to the touch. Personally, I would have like to have the entire chassis made of the same material as the bottom is made of simple plastic. Not a big deal, but I had to mention it. Still, this is a pretty heavy keyboard at a little over 2.5 lbs. Roccat included a handy plastic palm rest that I might switch for a soft padded one. It is not that it is bad, it’s just my preference. The keyboard features a full-size keyboard layout (with Numpad), a useful volume rocker, a sound selector, and an FX button. I feel that these were kind of tacked on and I would have like to have seen more features instead. Then again, these functions were not really the main features of this keyboard.

    The true stars of the show are these newly designed Titan switch keys. I must say that I am quite impressed. The keys are linear and the best way I can describe the feel is tactile but not “clicky”; sort of like modified brown switches. They have a 1.8mm travel press, going down very quickly at a full distance of 3.6mm. With that much distance, I was surprised that the keys register extremely fast. Coming from a different switch (red), it did not take me long to adjust. The spacing is good enough to minimize mistakes and double pressing keys (ghosting). Overall, this keyboard is a joy to type in.

    Of course, the Vulcan 121 AIMO would not be a gamer keyboard without RGB lighting. The illumination is quite impressive. The letters are well highlighted and distinct. Because the design has the keycaps raised, exposing the bottom, I was worried that the lighting would “bleed” all over the place. I am happy to say that that was not the case as the bottom is encased in clear plastic, containing the light, producing a pleasant look.

    Also, I will highly recommend downloading Roccat’s SWARM software. Not only does it allow you to keep your keyboard’s firmware up to date, but also gives you access to a great number of options such as key assignments, macros, sound feedback, and of course, full per-key RGB customization as well as profiles.

    In the end, I think Roccat did a great job. The build quality, customization, cool lighting, and amazing typing-gaming experience is well worth the price.

    Oct 18, 2020 19:01
  • Review by Mhallmon, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    I saved $80 when I bought this and didn’t buy the original keyboard I went in for. All the same features for less. Great response and feel. RGB lighting synced from the first time I plugged it in, even without the Roccat software. Great board, great price! Happy customer.

    Apr 09, 2021 15:14
  • Review by Groc21, 10 out of 10
    Sweet Keyboard

    I needed a keyboard to use at night and it turned out the board is the best i'd ever seen and it's worth every dollar.

    Mar 21, 2020 00:29
  • Review by Dan0Sterling, 8 out of 10
    Responsive and colorful. Customizable for all.

    Tldr: Solidly built keyboard with a ton of lighting effects that’s perfect for light typists and those with smaller fingers.

    Why do you need a gaming keyboard? Because it’s solid? Faster? Has pretty lights? Lets you add macros to keys? If you answered yes to all of those questions, then you'll be very happy with the Roccat Vulcan 121. Roccat, among others, Makes many gaming keyboards. All Roccat boards use the same control software, Roccat Swarm. What differentiates them is the type of switches used, locally stored profiles, and the number of colors displayed. This keyboard is near the top in all of those categories.

    Solid base: The keyboard base is made of aluminum. It’s about as solid as a keyboard can get these days, While still being light enough to sit on your lap. There is no noticeable give when typing or hitting the keys hard in an intense gaming session. It feels well-built and is not going anywhere.

    Fast response: There are two sides to a fast response keyboard. The Vulcan indicates a key is pressed when it’s 1.4mm down. It also requires relatively little pressure to initiate a key press. If you are a light typist and / or her repeatedly being on the same set of buttons such as in a first person shooter, you will enjoy using the Vulcan. if you are used to a stiffer keyboard, you will find yourself making many typos.

    Pretty lights: If you want to light up your gaming gear, Go in all the way! With Roccat’s software, You can control what your keyboard responds to. My favorite pattern is the ripple effect. This creates a ripples of customizable light whenever you press a key. In fast typing, This is a nearly endless stream of blinking lights moving in seemingless every direction at once. It's a fun way to extend the frenetic activity from your screen to your keyboard. the colors are completely customizable in the easy-to-use software. How the LEDs are not a 100% match against the screen, you won't be disappointed in the color choices.

    Macros: Taking your eyes off the screen takes you out of the gaming experience. Macros help you stay there. Out of the box, Roccat provides a number of layouts for more popular games. These range from Call of Duty to Minecraft. The layouts allow you to out so like you to quickly map frequently used functions to your keyboard. You can lend, if you like customize these to either add additional functions or to add custom key sequences. Customization is done with simple drag-and-drop. Drag from the list of commands and drop onto the key you would like to use. You can save your customization into 1 of 4 profiles. A simple key press switches profiles from the keyboard or you can use the software.

    Media keys: This has a very convenient volume control knob, and a quick mute button in case you need to hear what's happening in the real world. Media controls are built into the function keys as an alternate function. These can be switched to the main function using the customization software.

    As a heavy typist, I did not find this keyboard comfortable for everyday usage. My fingers were constantly making typos as they moved around. It would be great if this was another area that could be customized. My daughter who has a much lighter touch than I, found this to be the perfect combination of functionality, of form, and of full spectrum lighting. If I only played games with this, it would be fine, but when I have to do work on my machine, I have to swap out the keyboard. The upside is my daughter is now happy when I have to work in the evening, as she gets to use the keyboard!

    Oct 25, 2020 17:52
  • Review by SenorM, 10 out of 10
    One Beautiful Gaming Keyboard

    The ROCCAT - Vulcan 121 RGB PC Gaming Keyboard retails for $159.99. This is one good looking gaming keyboard. When I first saw this keyboard, I was amazed on how great it looks. Clear backlit keys on a black surface looks sharp. Each of the keystrokes has a nice feel to them. It kind of hard to explain. You'll have to try it for yourself. And it comes with a detachable wrist rest that feels pretty nice. Its a little heavy but its great so it doesn't slide around. I'm overall please with this gaming keyboard.

    Nov 02, 2020 01:42
  • Review by Naztynestor, 10 out of 10
    it’s beautiful!

    Roccat Vulcan 121 Aimo is prob the most beautiful RGB mechanical keyboard i’ve ever had!

    Pros

    - Vulcan 121 is one beautiful keyboard, the key caps are super tin, the main body of each key are clear that helps the RGB lights shines

    - 2 legs at the back that can be switch to give yourself some elevation

    - Vulcan 121 comes with thin plastic arm rest that is magnetize that blends the look for the keyboard

    - Swarm software is amazing, you’ll have the ability to customize your RGB lighting, you can even set individual key to create something or original

    - ok the top right section you have your own media keys that can be use to adjust the volume of audios and by pressing the FX button it can be use for RBG lighting

    - have the ability to turn game mode on through the keyboard without using the software

    - the keys are comfortable people says they’re equivalent to MX Browns , I have logitech that have Cherry switches, and Vulcan is a little loader than my logitech keyboard when it comes to pressing the keys

    - going back to RGB having the AIMO technology on the software make this keyboard stand out to have one of the best looking lighting i’ve ever seen, the rgb reacts to your presses and i’ve tested this feature and it does work, the best part of having a roccat

    Cons

    - the caps are thin to where i’ve had some situations that I couldn’t tell if i’m pressing the right letter an issue i’ve never had on regular key caps

    - not a fan of not having the name “Caps” “Shift” “Control” on the keyboard, instead they gave you symbols that I don’t quite like

    - the thin hand rest was kinda useless I still prefer something with more thickness like what Razer or what logitech offer

    - the keyboard caps looks cheap and there’s no extra caps inside the packaging as well

    I’m enjoying this keyboard a lot the looks of rgb is amazing, way better than logitech, having a media control is something that I wish all keyboard should support, it’s a must! I would say buy this keyboard and you will not be disappointed

    Oct 21, 2020 21:02
  • Review by DITGUY17, 10 out of 10
    Quality and Construction

    I love it!

    From the aluminium chasis, to the controlable lighting, and detachable wrist pad. I can say that the Roccat Titan Linear Switch Keyboard is everything that you would expect from a gaming keyboard. I've used it to play quite a few games from Call of Duty to Among Us. Very responsive, and not so loud even though it is a mechanical keyboard.

    Installation was simple. Just head on over to the Roccat website, and download the swarm program. It will detect the keyboard, and go from there. I can say that Turtle Beach has done an excellent job with the Roccat brand for PC gamers.

    Highly recommmend this one!

    Oct 26, 2020 15:35
  • 9.6score
    Razer - Huntsman Elite Full Size Wired Opto-Mechanical Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Chroma Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Master your favorite PC games with this Razer Huntsman Elite opto-mechanical keyboard. Multimedia controls let you adjust or mute the volume while you play, and the Razer Purple mechanical switches deliver fast, responsive operation as you enter in-game commands. The USB interface allows for effortless connection to your gaming PC. Featuring an integrated numeric keypad, this Razer Huntsman Elite opto-mechanical keyboard provides convenient functionality for everyday typing and data entry.

    9 Features
  • The New Razer™ Optical Switch: Utilize optical technology for actuation, combined with a new switch design for actuation at the speed of light. And with optical actuation providing less physical contact, you get durability of up to 100 million keystrokes.
  • Razer Clicky Optical Switch: The only clicky switch to actuate at a 1.5 mm actuation distance (30% shorter than other clicky mechanical switches). At only just 45 g of actuation force.
  • Optical Actuation: With optical actuation enabling reset and actuation at the exact same point, you rack up more keypresses at an insane speed—especially useful for gamers who need tap keys repeatedly.
  • Key Stabilzer Bar: A key stabilizer bar on the top of the switch ensures keycap motion remains level and consistent no matter which corner of the keycap you press.
  • Multi-Function Digital Dial with dedicated media controls: Full functionality with keyboard controls for everything from brightness to volume via a programmable multi-function digital dial with three tactile media keys. All programmable and customizable through Synapse 3.
  • Ergonomic Wrist Rest for ultimate comfort: The keyboard comes with a magnetic ergonomic wrist rest that snaps to fit at the front of your keyboard, and is made of plush leatherette for extreme comfort. Also features Razer Chroma enabled underglow lighting to fully complement your keyboard.
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage: Rebind buttons, assign macros, and automatically save all your profile configurations with cloud storage. And if you’re without internet access, simply save up to 5 profiles via hybrid on-board storage.
  • Anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover: Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects, sync its keys and underglow with the rest of your battlestation, and enjoy greater immersion as it dynamically reacts with over 150 integrated games.
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  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    Razer Elite Huntsman

    One of the best gaming Keyboards I have ever owned. Is super confortable, I have big fingers and I don't have the problem of pressing multiples keys at the sane times, it's so easy to set it up, the lightimg is perfect. It does not sound so loud when tapping the keys. I recommend this keyboard 100%

    Nov 04, 2021 16:55
  • Review by Andypecina10, 10 out of 10
    Super clean

    ABSOLUTELY love this keyboard man , it’s premium looking without a doubt in person and in picture , super sleek look and the rgb around the entire keyboard is so nice as much as I would say from a financial standpoint to save 50$ and go to the black widow keyboard I can’t , this one is just to clean with the rgb glow around the keyboard for my taste , nice feel to it , wish I do wish however that the palm rest was a better quality for the price but oh well . Favorite peripheral by far

    Jan 19, 2021 02:27
  • Review by Kairos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent build quality, performance, aesthetic

    The price tag was rather difficult to stomach, but after over a month of use, I feel that it's well worth it. The switches are fairly light, clicky (quite loud, actually), and feel very responsive; I can't say if their opto-mechanical switches are faster than something like a Cherry MX speed switch, but typing and gaming on this keyboard are always satisfying. The wrist rest makes typing and gaming feel very comfortable, although if you wear a wristwatch of any kind the leatherette padding can push the band into your skin. The lighting is fabulous, as can be expected from Razer, and the overall design is very nuanced and elegant. My only gripe is with the media control buttons: in Windows 10 Home, the preset keybindings don't do anything (though I've only tried to use them in Spotify and the Windows default video playback software); even if I could use them, the shallow keypress is pretty disappointing and doesn't live up to the delightful tactile feel of the rest of the keyboard. The media wheel isn't as offensive, mainly because it does its job, but neither it nor the mute button on top feels good to use.

    Jun 17, 2019 16:30
  • Review by cgonzalez3, 10 out of 10
    Excellent build quality and user experience

    Although I ragged on my brother for his purchase of this keyboard, it wasn’t until I used it myself that I understood why people like this so much. This is bar none the best built keyboard I’ve ever used. Every key press feels direct, but controlled. Also the ability to control the RGB is a feature I didn’t think I would like as much as I do. To sum it up, it’s a keyboard that feels right and makes me wonder why I didn’t have this at home sooner.

    Jan 01, 2021 16:16
  • Review by Seat4F, 10 out of 10
    I'm not a Gamer, but I LOVE this Keyboard

    As the title says, I am not a gamer. I am in mid-50s business professional who spends about 60 hours a week in front of a computer.

    So I went to Best Buy looking for a new keyboard to replace my old Logitech with the sticky space bar. I tried every keyboard they had in the business section and they all felt mushy and flimsy. I glanced over into the next aisle where the gaming keyboards are, and the sales rep said oh those are gaming keyboards, you probably don’t want one of those.

    Lured by the seductive flashing colored lights, I ignored his advice and went over and started typing on the Huntsman Elite keyboard. All I could say is WOW! The tactile feel and exquisitely wonderful clickiness of this keyboard is exactly what I was looking for. I haven’t felt a keyboard this precise since the old IBM keyboards of the 1970s and 80s.

    Again Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for! I tried a number of other gaming keyboards. All were good, but this one simply felt the best.

    Bringing it back to the office, installation was easy and flawless. It’s worth mentioning that it does require two USB ports. This is not a problem for me as I have a USB hub and docking station.

    Plugging in to the ports, my HP Spectre360 immediately recognized the keyboard and produced a welcome screen for me to download the software.

    The software provides a wide selection of settings and adjustments but is remarkably easy to use.

    As a business user, I certainly don't need all of the flashing lights, but to be honest they are so cool I could not resist setting up custom chroma profiles. Basically, you can make the lights and colors do pretty much anything you want them to do. The chroma set up allows you to build layers of lighting features in a method that reminds me of Photoshop.

    The one thing that my old Logitech keyboard had that I liked was a dedicated button for the Calculator app. It is something that I used several times each day. While the Huntsman Elite keyboard does not have this, I was able to create a macro and remap the pause/break key to perform this function. Took a little bit of research to figure out how, but it wasn’t difficult.

    After several days of using this new keyboard I am as thrilled as ever. The keys are silky smooth and have a precision that makes it a pleasure to use. One thing worth mentioning is that the keys are very clicky which I personally like. However, If you share an office with somebody, I could see where they might find the clicking to be a bit annoying.

    The overall build quality of this keyboard is superb. It is heavy and feels very solid. The volume control on the right side of the keyboard is perfectly placed and is very useful.

    I have only one complaint about this keyboard. On some of the keys that have a dual function for shift, such as the colon and semicolon, the markings on the key are upside down from the norm. The non-shift function is on the top and the shift function is on the bottom. And only the non-shift function is illuminated (see photo). It’s not a big deal as I am primarily a touch-typist, but it seems a little bit stupid.

    All I can say is I wish I knew but such an excellent keyboard existed years ago. I think this company should market this product to business people like me as well as gamers.

    Oct 18, 2018 16:55
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Perfect Gaming keyboard from Razer

    Perfect gaming keyboard. I got this keyboard for my birthday and I love it. As a matter of fact, I am typing this with it. Is so great, so responsive. Perfect for gaming

    Dec 18, 2020 17:50
  • Review by 3dee, 10 out of 10
    Happy customer.

    Great product! The box has an opening for the arrow keys. Just click one of them and you will know what I mean. I got this on sale for $150 from $200.

    May 03, 2021 23:11
  • Review by Earl, 10 out of 10
    The Best Keyboard

    I absolutely love this keyboard. The sound and feel of this keyboard is perfect! And don't get me started on the unlimited patterns and designs you can create with Razer Synapse. I originally purchased this keyboard for my friend for her birthday and had to get one for myself!

    Dec 04, 2020 22:37
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 Ghost TKL Wired Mechanical Red Linear Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - White
    Description

    The Apex 7 TKL - Ghost keyboard has mechanical switches that guarantee 50 million keypresses using linear red switches for smooth movement from top to bottom without any bump, allowing for lightning-fast actuation. An integrated OLED Smart Display with on-board storage, double shot PBT pudding keycaps and an unbreakable aluminum alloy frame make it a standout mechanical gaming keyboard.

    9 Features
  • Red Mechanical Gaming Switches: Guranteed for 50 million keypresses, bkue switches are known for their clicky snap-action keypresses so you feel and hear exactly when a key registers
  • OLED Smart Display: Adjust settings and see-on-the-fly info straight from your game, music, or Discord… all without tabbing out of your game
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: A simple Magnetic solution for easy and secure attachment, full palm support, and a durable soft touch finish.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: The Series 5000 metal frame is manufactured for a lifetime of unbreakable durability and sturdiness.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Millions of color options and reactive typing effects make you the designer of your ultimate setup.
  • Dedicated Multimedia Controls: A clicklable metal roller and media keys allow you to adjust volume and settings on the fly: change bightness, rewind, skip, pause and more, all at the touch of a button.
  • USB Passthrough Port and Cable Routing: Avoid crawling behind your desk: insert a flash drive, wireless transmitter, or USB device directly into the keyboard, and choose where the cable exits the keyboard.
  • Three-way cable routing: The frame has built-in channels that allow you to choose from three places for your cable to exit.
  • 100% Anti-Ghosting with 104 Key Rollover: Never lose a keypress, even in the heat of battle. 100% anti-shosting means the keyboard will register every single keypress, no matter how fast inputs are made.
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  • Review by happycactoos, 10 out of 10
    Excellent mechanical keyboard update from SS

    As a mechkeyboard enthusiast, this is my full critical appraisal of the Apex 7 TKL.

    PROS:

    - solid, sturdy, and (perceived to be) durable, aluminum frame with hard plastic back cover

    - <5% frame flex

    - not too heavy, not too light; has a good weight to it with a premium finish and detailing all around

    - keyboard profiles / configs can be loaded onto the keyboard and accessed without the need for the SS Engine software to be running always

    - top right corner OLED and function keys makes it easy to switch profiles / configs

    - volume control knob is the perfect minimalist replacement for keyboard volume shortcuts / dedicated larger volume control buttons

    - minimal branding that doesn't stand out horribly / isn't an eyesore

    - compact layout and design providing for a very stylish looking TKL keyboard

    - QX2 red switches (aka Gateron reds feat. SteelSeries) are incredibly smooth with (imo) <10% total scratchiness, feeling better than Cherry MX Reds I have used with other keyboards -- subjective note: SS QX2 & Gateron Reds might just be my favorite reds overall

    - very appropriate red switch key-noise levels, not very loud -- will update if keys break-in even more

    - smooth top keycaps that offer wonderful fingertip-feels

    - fantastic LED brightness and quality; beautiful colors and no flickering

    - USB cable passthrough & illuminated usb passthrough port

    - clean, non-gamery font that works with many aesthetics

    - quality rubber feet with one adjustable height preference

    - comes with a matte, smooth feel rubber wrist rest that remains well attached to keyboard via magnets

    - 5/5 for gaming, 4/5 for typists (but you'd also have to be a typist that enjoys red switches) --- I wrote this whole review on my Apex 7 TKL and I gotta say, I love typing on it.

    CONS:

    - $130 is a little up there. Maybe $110 would be more reasonable, but this is truly a great keyboard and I have no buyers remorse -- (personal disclaimer: I am frugal, but I find this keyboard worth it)

    - only comes with ABS keycaps, so key shine will eventually set in after a very long period of use

    - illuminated white USB passthrough port creates mild amounts of light that I wish I could get rid of while playing at night -- can't find any way to turn off white LED USB port illuminator??

    - LED backlight bleed from top row of function keys will mildly illuminate the back half of your desk when using high brightness levels

    - (subjective) OLED screen with configs selector very minorly throws off the aesthetics of the TKL keyboard

    - USB cable is durable and thick, but it doesn't have a lot of bend/give to it, so bends tend to hold and it creeps up over the edge of the back of my desk because of its lack of flexibility

    - software is <10% of the time glitchy / has limited lighting controls -- NOTE: this keyboard is less than 1 month old, currently, and SteelSeries is already updating lighting controls. This point should be nulled within a couple weeks

    I tried to be as objective as I can with this review, and from a detached view, I'd say it hits a minimum of 4 to 4.5 stars for the overall population of keyboard shoppers. For my preferences and what I look for in a keyboard, I think it's a solid 4.5 to 5 stars. I have some minor gripes about this keyboard, but then again, any product in this world can technically always "be better" than what it is. The ONLY thing that actually bothers me a bit is the white LED illuminated USB port on the back left because it makes my desk a little less dark when writing or gaming in the dark. However, for what this keyboard is, I think it's a great step up from their M750 TKL and an EXCELLENT TKL keyboard overall.

    Jul 12, 2019 16:15
  • Review by Gill, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful keyboard

    Such a great keyboard with many features. Overall it could have been the best keyboard on the market but it is not a Apex pro and does not have Omnipoint switches. Besdies that if you dont care for omnipoint(being able to adjust your “click depth”) than this is a great choice. It looks amazing and the steel series GG software is easy to understand and use.

    Oct 24, 2021 16:36
  • Review by RonK, 10 out of 10
    Quality keyboard

    Excellent lighted keyboard with mini display that's handy for showing system vitals. Software enhances many games with colored key prompting.

    Nov 01, 2021 15:30
  • Review by Dingle, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard!

    Switched from a logitech keyboard and can totally tell a difference in the build quality of the steelseries. Software is easy to use for customization. Would recommend to anyone.

    Jul 26, 2019 17:13
  • Review by Highqualityvacum, 10 out of 10
    Apex 7 tkl

    This keyboard is great it is mechanical and high speed one of the best perchases I’ve done in a while.

    Dec 13, 2020 22:23
  • Review by victor, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    This keyboard its absolutely awesome! 100% recommended.!!

    Aug 22, 2019 21:38
  • Review by madhaddy, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Keyboard

    Upgrading from a previous 10 key Steelseries keyboard and I'm loving the TKL. I'm already used to the Steelseries red switches from a previous keyboard. No complaints here. The media key and volume wheel are simple and intuitive. I honestly don't use the OLED too much but it's there. Just be sure to not set a static image as all Steelseries OLED screens are prone to terrible burn-in. I've experienced this with other products. My only complaints are: A keyboard at this price point should ship with doubleshot PBT keycaps. There are plenty of options out there.

    I personnaly went with a Ducky pudding set which means function keys won't match and the font is quite different. The other complaint is that the wrist rest, at least for me, is useless. I could never get it comfortable. Other than that, a great keyboard!

    Oct 16, 2020 14:01
  • Review by DOULOS1337, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard!

    I have really enjoyed this keyboard! Bestbuy is always great about helping and having a great selection! This keyboard plays very nicely for my style! Very heavy duty feeling and the RGB on steel series keyboards are amazing. Also the little screen in the top right that I can put my gamer tag on is a fun little customizable piece! Highly recommend. Just make sure you have 2 USB ports available as it takes one for signal and one for power.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:46
  • 9.6score
    HP OMEN - Encoder Wired Gaming Mechanical Keyboard - Black
    Description

    Command a flawless symphony of keystrokes, with a mechanical keyboard crafted for high-caliber competition. Anti-ghosting with N-key rollover and ultra-responsive, CHERRY MX Red mechanical switches deliver the agility you need to maneuver ahead of the competition.

    6 Features
  • CHERRY MX Mechanical Switches: CHERRY MX Red with its incredibly fast reactivity and smooth operation, its linear feel, combined with minimal spring force, is ideal for people who play fastaction games.
  • USB Wired Keyboard: Forget cable management—braided sheathing enhances the USB cord’s durability and minimizes kinking.
  • Every move matters: No matter how many keys are activated at once, every key press is detected.
  • Illuminate your accuracy: Prevent miss-keying and watch every key glow a deep red with its own dedicated LED.
  • Compete in comfort: 2-way adjustable legs meet your desired wrist angle to help prevent cramps and discomfort.
  • OMEN Command Center Integration: Easily control lighting effects, brightness, single key on/off, media keys, macros with on-the-fly settings and OMEN Command Center.
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  • Review by Andrewentrepreneur77, 10 out of 10
    Wonderful keyboard!

    I actually bought this for my brother, he got a PC, it came with a mediocre keyboard and mouse and he didn’t really like it so I went to Best Buy...just to look and I ended up walking out with a keyboard and a mouse pad! The keyboard is absolutely amazing and he loves it, he treats it like his baby! Wonderful setup along with the mouse pad!

    Sep 19, 2020 05:40
  • Review by Jennabee23, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    The keyboard is awesome. The feel of it is wonderful. I love using it, and it is looks good as well.

    Dec 04, 2020 17:49
  • Review by Piglet, 10 out of 10
    Practical

    The Omen gaming keyboard is an excellent size for those with clumsy fingers on the smaller keyboard, that comes with the bundled deal, therefore making it much more practical. It is easily maneuver when playing games and definitely very practical to use as a typewriter. Would recommend it to anyone that’s not looking for the more expensive, flashy, gaming keyboards.

    May 28, 2021 16:46
  • Review by Goldenfir, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Keyboard.

    As a gamer, this keyboard gives me the feedback that I need to make sure that I'm gaming at my best.

    Aug 30, 2021 04:15
  • Review by Happy, 10 out of 10
    Great for the value

    Love this keyboard. Quite clicks!

    The custom features have so much to choose from

    Aug 07, 2021 12:40
  • Review by billbaggins, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!

    Works great. Looks great. Easy to clean. Cant ask for much more

    Oct 15, 2021 18:03
  • Review by CharlesT, 10 out of 10
    Really good keyboard

    Since buying the monitor and finding out it uses the Windows store HP Omen software this replaced the other keyboard I had so I removed the old keyboard software.

    Jun 19, 2021 11:03
  • Review by Omen, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Keyboard!

    I love this keyboard! It was everything I expected.

    Sep 11, 2021 10:53
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - Apex 7 Full Size Wired Mechanical Red Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Create custom command setups with this SteelSeries Apex 7 mechanical gaming keyboard. The linear red switches offer fast smooth inputs and last for up to 50 million presses, ideal for heavy use. This SteelSeries Apex 7 mechanical gaming keyboard has a built-in OLED smart display, letting you change input and lighting settings without software.

    7 Features
  • Red Mechanical Gaming Switches: Durable mechanical gaming switches guaranteed for 50 million keypresses.
  • OLED Smart Display: OLED Smart Display displays profiles, game info, Discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Alloy: Aircraft grade aluminum alloy built for a lifetime of unbreakable durability.
  • Dynamic Per-Key RGB Illumination: Unmatched customization with 16.8 million illumination colors per key.
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: Premium magnetic wrist rest provides full palm support and comfortable feel.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by mpcylaw, 10 out of 10
    Excellent keyboard for the price

    Switches feel really good. Keyboard as a whole feels durable and no cheaply built. The wrist rest a smooth rubber feel and is pretty flat but does alright. The SteelSeries GG app makes it super easy to customize your keyboard to exactly how you like it, both for functionality and aesthetics.

    Nov 03, 2021 14:00
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Fancy and Satisfying

    I am blown away at how well this keyboard feels for both gaming and normal typing. The software Via SteelSeries GG is very easy to use and customization was fun to play with.

    Nov 08, 2021 11:47
  • Review by ArtyMcParty, 8 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Little on the pricey side, but a great addition to my steelseries hardware. OLED on board display is a nice touch, but have not found many practical uses as of yet. The level of customization on this keyboard and other steelseries devices is great.

    Feb 07, 2021 09:34
  • Review by Daarken, 10 out of 10
    Nice.

    This is a great keyboard with all the options you want in a gaming keyboard.

    Glorious RGB

    Macro programming for any application.

    OLED status screen.

    Mechanical keys for the maximum click.

    Sturdy construction with a magnetic wrist pad.

    May 29, 2020 18:32
  • Review by MCChay, 10 out of 10
    Perfect keyboard

    I just switched from Logitech G810, which is already a very good keyboard. But Apex7 gave me another experience. Buttery smooth switches, nice RGB. Just waiting on Steelseries to develop more customizations on their Engine app. Can’t wait!

    Jun 19, 2019 21:07
  • Review by Woonygaming, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    Came same day and everything that's described is there

    Mar 26, 2021 15:37
  • Review by DelB, 10 out of 10
    I am a HUGE fan of SteelSeries Keyboards!

    My first experience with a SteelSeries mechanical gaming keyboard was after I purchased an MSI Titan 2QE gaming laptop with a built in SteelSeries Cherry MX gaming keyboard.

    After purchasing a Cyberton CLX gaming desktop, I knew I was going to put the keyboard that came with it, aside and buy a SteelSeries gaming keyboard. The Apex M750 to be exact and I LOVED it!

    I then purchased the SteelSeries Apex 7 Mechanical gaming keyboard with an OLED display and settings control and that turned out to be even better than the Apex M750! Didn't think it could get any better than the Apex M750 but SteelSeries is full of surprises!

    The $148.00 dollar price tag may seem a bit steep but it's well worth the money if the price is within your budget. The key presses are smooth and very responsive and if you're into the click clack sound when pressing the keys, which I am, then this keyboard is for you!

    Lastly, if you're into multi-colored RBG keys and layered colors when pressing the keys then you're in for a treat! The keys light up brightly, no matter the color or pattern chosen for easy key visibility! Give this keyboard a try!

    Mar 15, 2020 03:30
  • Review by Victoria, 10 out of 10
    Beautiful design and lighting

    Love this keyboard, comfy to type and beautiful lighting.

    Sep 24, 2021 16:00
  • 9.6score
    CORSAIR - K95 RGB PLATINUM XT Full-size Wired Mechanical Cherry MX Speed Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard - Black
    Description

    Take your game to the next level with this CORSAIR RGB PLATINUM XT mechanical gaming keyboard. Precise high-grade silver key switches withstand up to 100 million keystrokes, and a tough anodized aluminum frame provides long-term durability. This CORSAIR RGB PLATINUM XT mechanical gaming keyboard offers a detachable leatherette palm rest for comfort during long gaming sessions.

    11 Features
  • Dynamic per-key RGB backlighting with 19-zone LightEdge: Immerse your desktop in incredibly vibrant lighting effects with near-limitless customization.
  • Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software: Enables vivid dynamic lighting control, sophisticated macro programming and full-system lighting synchronization across compatible CORSAIR peripherals, coolers, fans and more.
  • 8MB onboard profile storage: Hardware macro and lighting playback let you take up to five profiles with you, wherever you go.
  • USB Pass-Through port: Provides convenient access to an additional USB device such as a mouse or headset, with tidy cable routing under the keyboard.
  • Six dedicated macro keys: Fully programmable with complex macros and key remaps, or swap to the included S-key keycaps and program special streaming commands through Elgato Stream Deck software.
  • 100% anti-ghosting with full N-key rollover: Ensures that every keypress registers, no matter how fast you play.
  • Dedicated multimedia control: Take command of your media and adjust volume without interrupting your game using a signature CORSAIR aluminum volume roller.
  • Integrated numeric keypad: Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.
  • Detachable plush palm rest: A soft textured cushioned leatherette palm rest offers the comfort to breeze through marathon gaming sessions.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by 50Minutes, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard, but read this before you buy!

    Is a really good keyboard I love it, I bought one for me and my brother and they both have worked great.

    THIS IS IMPORTANT!

    To note for those of you buying a mechanical keyboard for the first time or are not an expert at knowing your types of keyboards. THERE ARE 3 DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THIS KEYBOARD. Linear (Silver), Tactile (Brown), and Clicky (Blue). They look exactly the same! You can tell which type it is by the color in its name. This isn't a reference to the color of the keyboard but the color of the type of keys that the keyboard uses. There are actually 12 or more different types of mechanical keyboards in the world, however, this manufacture simplifies it and only produces one of each of the major types.

    FOR REFERENCE!

    Linear is Silver,

    Tactile is Brown,

    Clicky is Blue.

    LINEAR is designed more specifically for gamers, or people who like not to feel the keyboard respond to them. The keys are very smooth to push and give no response to being pushed. They are preferred by gamers who like fast responses as it doesn't take much force to trigger them. Also because the keys don't fight you much you can type on them for long periods of time without getting a workout. However, unlike Tactile (the Brown one), there is no response when you push them, so there is no click when you push them down, the key just keeps going down until it bottoms out on the base. This is the SILVER one. Sometimes however other manufacturers refer to this one as the RED keyboard, Red keys and Silver keys are basically the same keys, the silver one is just a special version of Red that responds a bit better.

    TACTILE is if you like it when you push the keys down you feel a click or a bump when the key is pressed. Almost like a 'click' feel when you push it. This is the most common type of mechanical keyboard out there. So for a lot of people, it feels really familiar. This is a really good keyboard for those who do a lot of typing work and is preferred by people who do things like coding or writing because the keyboard lets you know when a key was pressed, so it responds to you. This is the BROWN one.

    CLICKY is just as it sounds, it is a tactile keyboard but with a loud click. It's very similar to the brown one the only difference being is that is very noisy. This is for people who love the sound of their keyboards. However, it may also lead to becoming divorced, dismemberment, or cause you to become the most hated employee at work. So only buy this one if you are single, and like living alone. It's the same thing as the Brown one but is clickier. If you love the sound of clicky keyboards then this is the one for you. This one is the BLUE one.

    When discussing the different types of keyboards and which one you should buy, there isn't a correct answer here. It's just what you prefer. We also couldn't tell the difference in the types either when we were looking at keyboards so we bought a little test kit called a "mechanical keyboard test kit" to play with the different types. I preferred the Silver/Red one and so did my Mom and Sister, but my Dad and Brother preferred Brown. It's a little like a personality quiz. It's just a matter of personal preference. Both my brother and I are gamers, in fact, he does a lot of Twitch streaming and speedrunning, and yet he still prefers Brown, (even though Silver is for gamers). So it goes to show that you simply can't know by the description. I thought I would prefer brown but after feeling silver I loved it. So I bought one each, Silver and Brown, I bought a Silver for myself and a Brown for my brother, and we play on both. So having both and being able to compare them side by side to each other I would say there is a difference between them. They appear identical but feel different. My recommendation is if you going to spend $200 on a keyboard you might want to spend a few extra bucks and buy a kit because it really helps and is hard to tell which one you will prefer from just reading the descriptions. Plus you can keep the kit and when your friends come over you can blow their minds and show how knowledgeable you are with your superior knowledge about all the different types of mechanical keyboards there are out there in the world. (Actually it is fun, like one of those quizzes on Facebook, "Which button do you prefer?"!)

    As for the keyboards themself I really like them. The palmrests are really nice and the keys type great, they give a slight click sound which isn't so loud that it is annoying, but enough that it can be heard on our professional microphones, it's not annoying in any way, but for recording quality, we are considering buying the rings (You can buy to limit sound) to put under the keys so that when you push the keys down it keeps them quiet.

    As for the RGB lights. I'm not really a fan of RGB. In fact, I actually hate them and I think that they are kind of annoying. So when I bought this keyboard I thought I would just turn it off or flip it to a plain color, but actually now that I have had it for a bit, it's not so bad, in fact, I like it, it's kinda fun. I have my keyboard do a slow roll from left to right changing colors, it's a very slow transition and your keyboard is always changing colors, so every time you come back to the keyboard from a break it's a different color set, which is cool! Also, the lights on the keyboard are very nice colors and really are not annoying, I thought I would be blinded by them, but no they are very pleasant to look at, they did a great job on the colors, making them look nice. So if you worried about the RGB you shouldn't be, it looks great. Even if you don't like RGB you won't mind this design.

    So final thought on this keyboard, it's really great! It's a very premium keyboard. After all the research I did I picked this one as the one I wanted and I have no regrets, this is one of the best ones if not the best keyboard out there. That said while I myself wanted the keyboard to finish up my gaming computer and make it a premium working PC, as I am a very big computer geek. I would not recommend everyone because, for $200 it's great, I love it, but at the end of it all, it's a keyboard and that's all it is. If you're low on money this isn't a necessity. You should wisely spend your money somewhere else, like on a better graphics card or something. That said if you don't want to spend money on a K95 a K70 is only about $70 and has 90+% of all the capabilities of this one. So if you strapped on cash buy that one, the big difference is the macros on the side, which most people don't use anyway. So your not losing much by buying a K70 instead of a K95. That said the K95 is fantastic as I said no regrets, but if you low on cash it's cousin the K70 is a better bang for the buck. Would buy it again, in fact, I have I bought 2! It's a great keyboard!

    Jan 08, 2021 19:00
  • Review by TechGuru, 8 out of 10
    Premium Quality RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Packing is very premium looking and in the box is keyboard in black adonized brushed aluminum color, keycaps, detachable wristpad .

    Detachable wrist rest is changed in this version compared to earlier models and the wrist pad is now a leatherette soft cushion which feels better.

    RGB lighting on this keyboard is very good and looks premium. There are 19 zones that can be individually customized with 16.8 million colors that can be selected on users choice. This keyboard is equipped with a double-shot PBT keycap set and six dedicated macro keys with Elgato Stream Deck software integration.

    You need to download the Elgato stream deck software from corsair website. But it works better once corsair ICUE software is downloaded for better integration. You can program special streaming commands and swap the included S-key keycaps for convenient command over your stream.

    You need to download the corsair iCUE software and once downloaded you can set different custom profiles to the keyboard itself that includes lighting effects, macros, settings. There are dedicated buttons on the top of keyboard where these custom profiles are saved can be stored to the keyboard. This is a great feature to store profiles to keyboard that way you don’t need to download the software for any machines you want this keyboard to install. This is achieved by its 8MB of internal onboard storage for storing profiles and macros to the keyboard itself that allows to take your profiles on the go.

    Lighting setting can be adjusted in advanced mode from static, gradient, ripple, solid, wave. Each individual key can be assigned to different color or effect.

    The volume dial on top looks very premium with dial and the dedicated media keys with play, pause, skip forward and skip backward and stop button is very handy for playing videos.

    There are 6 dedicated keys for storing micros with the textured keycaps on the left side of the keyboard.

    On the back of the keyboard there is a USB 2.0 passthrough that comes handy to attach mouse or usb headphone devices. On the back of the keyboard, there are grooves for cable management that can be used to route the headphone wires.

    Overall, great gaming RGB keyboard but this new version does not substantiate the price point of $199 when you can purchase the same functional keyboard K95 older model for much cheaper on sale.

    Jan 18, 2020 01:09
  • Review by SlowMN, 10 out of 10
    Beautifully designed keyboard

    The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT keyboard was designed with the must have features for competitive gaming and streaming. I think Corsair is a gold standard when it comes to making a quality and well thought-out product.

    Pros:

    * Cherry MX switches: As with other top keyboards, this keyboard boasts linear cherry MX switches. These are in my opinion the best switch for gaming as they are the most responsive. The keys are fairly quite and do not make the "traditional clicking sound" mechanical keyboards are known for. They also have a subtle texture (especially the space bar) which I found nice.

    * Aesthetics: All I can say is WOW. This keyboard is absolutely gorgeous. It has a nice dark brushed aluminum look with stunning RGB backlighting.

    * Software: It uses the Corsair iCUE interface which is user friendly and allows you to fully customize the keyboard. It has 5 preset profiles and of course the ability to add your own. There is an actions tab which allows you to macro any key with some pretty advanced commands. This comes in handy when performing combo movements/actions in games. Lastly, there is a performance tab that allows you to disable key combinations such as alt + tab and set the lock indicator colors. The iCUE software interfaces with other Corsair products for full system synchronization.

    * USB Passthrough: This keyboard requires 2 USB slots on the motherboard. It offers a USB passthrough on the back middle of the keyboard.

    * Media Keys: In the top right corner of the keyboard there is a rolling volume adjust and mute button. In the top left corner there are profile, lights on/off, and windows key lock buttons.

    * Packaging: A nice looking box with minimal packaging. This is always a plus for me as it is respectful towards the environment. Way to go Corsair!

    Intermediate:

    * Ergonomics: While this keyboard comes with a click in cushioned leatherette palm rest which I found nice, the key spacing feels off. I think this is because the Stream Deck software integrated buttons are to the left of the keys (TAB/CAPS/etc). When I place my hands on the keyboard, they do not line up with the asdf and jkl; keys naturally. I would prefer the stream deck keys to be placed on the top left and to move the three keys (profile, lights on/off, and windows key lock) next to the other media keys. This is my first keyboard with keys to the left of TAB so maybe with continued use I will get used to it.

    Overall:

    Overall, I think Corsair hit all the marks when designing a keyboard for gamers and streamers. It has nice integrations, easy to use software, and a high quality build. I have owned many Corsair products in the past and will continue to do so as they are leaders in the industry.

    Jan 23, 2020 23:47
  • Review by NickerV, 8 out of 10
    It is a great keyboard.

    It has short throw switches. 1.2mm compared to the 2.0mom I been using for over a year. Took a day or 2 to adjust to it. Now that I have....they call them MX speed for a reason. LOL

    The improved padded wrist rest is a huge improvement.

    You can but white key caps or use hyper x pudding top caps (black on top white on bottom) just understand that corsair keyboards are not bottom row standard. So 4 caps will not work in that hyper x kit. The keys that dont work are both windows keys spacebar and 1 next to the windows key. (See pictures below) The effect is awesomeness. even with them keys still present. Beats having to spend 115$+ on a full set like them. The hyper x kit is 25$ and corsair doesnt make pudding top caps.

    Corsair ice is great has its issues mind you.....like all software does.

    May 01, 2020 15:32
  • Review by GeorgeO, 10 out of 10
    Love It... So Far

    Gorgeous and performs beautifully! It's a bit pricy but you get what pay for.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Let's see if that's still true in a couple years!

    Sep 17, 2021 18:04
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 10 out of 10
    New & improved--now with extra Stream Deck inside!

    When I first tried 2015's Corsair K95 RGB with Cherry Reds, it was like a revelation from the membrane keyboards I had been using at work and home for so long. I'm a pretty fast typist and can still sustain between 80-90 wpm despite what more than 30 years behind a keyboard has done to my hands and fingers. I really liked the smooth, linear travel of MX Reds for regular productivity and straight-up typing, but went all-in for what was, at the time, the TOTL model for those 18 macro G keys to accompany my first high-end gaming rig. I had visions in my head of giving those macro keys quite a workout, but in the end I only filled about 4 or 5 with any additional functions and keybindings as I ended up favoring a controller most the time. Flash-forward a few years and I found myself needing another keyboard at work so I sprung for my own Corsair K70 MK.2. Still the satisfying keystrokes and smooth travel--but no macro keys at all (which I ended up kind of missing just a little). Fortunately, my daughter wanted to see what all the fuss was about so I passed her my old K95 for her gaming PC and decided to try out the new Platinum XT with Speed switches. Was it worth the upgrade over my old K95 RGB or even the newer K70 MK.2--absolutely! Will it be for everyone...well, maybe.

    First off, all the good bits. Corsair continues its tradition of what seems like rock-solid construction with a metal shell; heavy duty braided cable; nice, solid-feeling keycaps; and some gorgeous per-key LED lighting that ups the ante from simple backlights to an additional razor thin LED strip along the top edge of the keyboard. It's not overblown, but the effect beyond the dark, plain-Jane perimeter of the K70 is definitely a welcome sight. There's a pleather padded snap-on wrist rest with perforations across the surface to help with air circulation. I haven't had a marathon gaming session using the K95 yet so I don't know how much it would really prevent sweat and heat build-up, but it's a bit more comfortable than the textured hard surface of the K70's rest. The column of six grey G keys down the left side of the keyboard are textured just like the spacebar while the rest of the keycaps are glasstop smooth. There's a keypuller included with two sets of replacement keys for either FPS or MOBA style play--these keys are grey and textured the same as the G keys and spacebar to easily find what you need in the dark. At first I wasn't wild about the extra crosshatch texture on those keys but they've really grown on me, and now the smooth-topped spacebar on other keyboards feels almost foreign. Corsair also included a sail logo Escape key and an extra set of blue colored G keys to let you personalize the keyboard even further. Around back is a pass-through USB port to make up for one of the two ports the K95 eats at the PC, and the bottom features two VERY small fold-out legs for a slight elevation. I love the dedicated media playback keys and the giant mute button and cylindrical volume roller are about the most intuitive ways to control playback volume as you can get on a keyboard, even more so than a rotary volume knob because you don't have to reorient your hand to grip and operate the control. Finally, there's are a few keys near the top for profile cycling and brightness level and a Windows key lock out button that you can configure in iCUE to keep from accidentally hitting the Windows key during a game and being thrown back to the desktop. Physically, the keyboard feels reassuringly worth the price; it's very well appointed while not being littered with a bunch of additional nonsense keys, and it looks every bit both gamer and professional at the same time.

    It's hard to know what to say of value that hasn't already been said about Cherry's mechanical keyswitch performance, so I'll simply say this of the change going from Reds to Speed Silver...if you're new to speed switches, like I am, you WILL notice a difference immediately. I didn't find the difference subtle the way browns differ from reds...that tiny bit of linear travel and slightly less actuation force, especially if you're already accustomed to more traditional mechanical switches, is going to feel almost too sensitive until you train your fingers to the keys. For the first week or so, I was constantly typing multiple characters at the same time because my fingers were just barely glancing past or depressing neighboring keys during regular typing. But as I became accustomed to the feeling of the keys, I started to like it better for both gaming (super sensitive, ultra-responsive) and typing (not fatiguing because eventually I was training myself not to hit the keys quite so hard). The reduction in force required to register a keystroke made up for a LITTLE bit of the additional clicky sound of the Speed Silvers over something quieter like the Browns, but they are still mechanical keys so you still get that satisfying click if that's what you're after. If you're still using a straight keyboard (not split/ergo) and are already a pretty fast typist, you might actually end up liking the Silvers for improving your productivity performance, not just your game!

    I know some people complain about the iCUE client being buggy or hard to use, but I've never found it to be a problem at all, other than once in a blue moon you might not find the color setting you're after for a particular key/location under the RGB lighting zone section; instead you have to go to key functions or assignment. But I have to admit, having the Scimitar mouse, the K95 keyboard, and even the Virtuoso RGB Wireless (although that headset is still just a bit harsh on the clamping force) all cycling, pulsing, or flashing in sync is pretty darned cool to see in action. Keybinding and macro recording in iCUE for the G keys (or pretty much anything else) is quite painless, but if you're even remotely familiar with the concept of keybinding or macros in the first place, I think you'll find the iCUE client presents no challenge to get everything dialed in as you'd like.

    But what you're probably MORE interested in is whether the Stream Deck integration introduced in the K95 Platinum series works as advertised. In short: it's seamless. I'm not a streamer or content creator though my daughter and I are starting to experiment with some home video production, but as an IT geek and avid gamer since even before the Atari 2600 went mainstream, I'm always jazzed to explore new ways to enhance and extend my relationship with technology. I'll simply say this of the built-in Stream Deck functionality--if you had your eye on a $100 Stream Deck mini (the 6-button stand-alone control console)...don't bother; save your money by subsidizing your purchase intentions with one of the Corsair K95 Platinum models to get yourself into a top flight gaming keyboard that gives you virtually all the functionality of the Mini anyway. Okay, yes, the little OLED buttons on the Stream Deck console are cool--but that control box (even the mini) takes up extra real estate on your desk and if you're already at the keys typing or gaming, you have to take your hand WAY off the keyboard to tap one of the physical buttons on the console. With the K95's Stream Deck integration, the software client recognizes the keyboard as a Stream Deck device and you simply drag and drop the plugin functions you want onto an overlay of the G Keys on the screen--that's all there is to it. Once you've got your 6 Stream Deck functions defined, a floating "action bar" appears on the desktop that mirrors the layout of the G keys (with the relevant icons for Stream Deck actions). It's actually kind of handy because most content creators or streamers are probably going to have their cameras near their screens anyway--by keeping the action bar visible on the desktop, you don't have to take your eyes off the camera to see which button you need, and you only have to throw out a pinky to hit the proper key while keeping the rest of your fingers engaged on the keyboard. About the only drawback I could see here is that the action bar isn't visible if you're gaming in full-screen mode; it has to be windowed/borderless. Now, we are talking about only 6 G Keys here...once you've got the functions down, you can obviously hide the action bar while Stream Deck is still active as well.

    So is there anything not to like--not much that I could find. I suppose some might bemoan there's not a full 18-key Stream Deck-compatible version at the ready (a la previous iterations of the K95's 3 columns of G Keys), but I don't know how user friendly it would be to clog up the desktop with a floating action "window" that had THAT many buttons on it...the thin column of 6 Stream Deck icons is just about perfect for staying out of your way until you need it. The only thing I'm not 100% sold on is the shift-text layout on the keycaps themselves. The font is nice and bold and VERY easy to read, but the shift-text characters for the number and punctuation keys are printed side-by-side rather vertically (though this is not the case for the dedicated numpad keys). It's a bit of an atypical design choice that makes those keys look kind of crowded and just a bit "wrong" to me...but it doesn't affect functionality in the slightest, and it's not like I'm confused by the change (i.e. hey, what happened to the ampersand?). That incredibly minor stylistic quirk aside, the K95 RGB Platinum XT is one amazing piece of gaming finery that happens to pull double duty as a very satisfying keyboard for regular productivity work, and again as a Stream Deck mini for those of you in the market. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    Jan 25, 2020 12:42
  • Review by Cam11, 8 out of 10
    Keyboard

    The most expensive and colorful key board I’ve ever bought. Works really well and has a lot of functions with it. But if your a gamer. I feel like they could have done a little more with the layout. More for gaming functions.

    Sep 05, 2021 08:44
  • Review by Shrilla, 10 out of 10
    High Quality Keyboard

    I came from an older K70 with cherry red switches that died (cat spilled a drink on it). Feel wise, I prefer the reds, tho these speed switches are growing on me. So much so that I enjoy typing on it as much as I ever did my old K70.

    Aesthetically it's great. Palm rest is real comfortable. Extremely well built. But so much of mechanical keyboards comes down to the feel you want. If you like the feel of these speed switches you'll love it.

    Dec 04, 2020 23:05
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - Apex Pro Full Size Wired Mechanical OmniPoint Adjustable Actuation Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your accuracy with this SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard. Advanced OmniPoint switches make inputs feel fast and fluid, and the adjustable design lets you change the actuation distance to suit your play style. This SteelSeries Apex Pro mechanical gaming keyboard has a sturdy aluminum alloy frame that stands up to heavy use.

    7 Features
  • USB pass-through port: Compatible with most mice, wireless headset adapters and cell phones.
  • OmniPoint Adjustable mechanical switches: Offer rapid response times for quick in-game action.
  • Palm rest: For comfortable use.
  • RGB backlit keys: Allow you to see your keyboard even in dim light.
  • Integrated numeric keypad: Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Idothebluffing, 10 out of 10
    From Logitech to Steel Series

    I always had Logitech gaming keyboards in the past.

    I had a ASTRO a50 headset that crapped out so I tried the steel series arctic pro. So after being 100% satisfied with headset after my space bar started to go out. I decided to try there keyboard. So I got the pro and it's the best keyboard ever. Thx steel series your awesome.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:22
  • Review by Lhdez, 10 out of 10
    Apex pro keyboard

    This is a great product. I been using it for approximately 1 month and is super fluid, you can do a lot of personalization, and is super easy to.

    Oct 15, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Homekit, 10 out of 10
    Best of the best. For Glory.

    Wow. Wow. Wow. I purchased this keyboard for work. I now work at home and thought I need to upgrade because I was using a really old junky keyboard. I am so excited to have this keyboard. It feels great to my hands. It’s easy to program the color combinations. I use the macros all the time. I was going to spend less and get a cheaper keyboard but I’m glad I bought the best of the best. For Glory.

    Feb 20, 2021 18:21
  • Review by Shane, 10 out of 10
    A legendary keyboard

    This keyboard is so customizable and has many great features that it’s hard to find anything bad about this product. I love steelseries and they never seem to disappoint.

    Jul 06, 2019 10:35
  • Review by July, 8 out of 10
    Best keyboard (With a broken box)

    The omnipoint is amazing! This is the best one I used. And the OLED screen is interesting! Just the price is a little high and the express broke my box.

    Oct 16, 2020 20:02
  • Review by Quiz, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard to date

    this thing is pretty out of this world. hands down everyone should get one. discord default led commands are awesome (#1-9 show who is talking). 10/10

    Jun 15, 2019 10:16
  • Review by eduardoelejaga7, 10 out of 10
    Steelseries Keyboard

    The best quality keyboard for your money easy to setup and control it

    Nov 20, 2020 15:42
  • Review by Cody, 10 out of 10
    Such an exciting keyboard

    I always heard the sounds of this keyboard whenever I watched my favorite streamer and thought it sounded so satisfying (I recommend looking up some videos of the sound to see if it’s what you’re looking for) and always wanted to get it. One day he mentioned this was the keyboard he used so I ended up picking one up just cause I thought I could use a new keyboard and I can definitely say I don’t regret purchasing it at all. Coming from a very loud and clicky razer blackwidow chroma I realized that it’s a lot better to have a silent yet still satisfying mechanical keyboard rather than one that makes a bunch of background noise. I had the razer keyboard for about 3 years and I can definitely say that the click that you get from that keyboard, or any mechanical keyboard that makes clicking noises, can get annoying, especially when talking to people. But in my opinion, the apex pro completely puts the black widow chroma to shame. Although it’s a bit expensive and the price made me think twice at first I didn’t think about it at all as soon as I started using the keyboard. The keys feel so buttery smooth and satisfying to press and everything about the keyboard from the materials used to the sleek design makes me joyful every time I use it. It has some really cool presets for lighting and the LCD screen is a really nice feature to have. If you want a discreet, good quality keyboard that’s always a joy to use then look no further.

    Oct 18, 2020 13:01
  • 9.6score
    SteelSeries - PRISMCAPS – Universal Double Shot PBT Keycaps - Black
    Description

    Built for extreme durability with thermoplastic PBT keycaps that retain a consistent texture and appearance after heavy use, and with enhanced RGB pudding-style lighting for a bright and colorful appearance, PrismCaps also include 2 additional sets of bottom row keycaps, making them compatible with the widest range of MX stem mechanical keyboards.

    6 Features
  • Universal Double Shot PBT Keycaps: Built for extreme durability with enhanced RGB lighting and compatible with the widest range of mechanical keyboards.
  • Widest compatibility: Includes 2 additional sets of alternate bottom row keycaps to fit the widest range of MX stem mechanical keyboards from SteelSeries. Also fits other brands like Corsair, Ducky, HyperX, Razer, etc.
  • Compatible keyboards: SteelSeries Apex 5, Apex 7, Apex 7 TKL, Apex Pro, Apex Pro TKL, and most other MX stem keyboards
  • Enhanced lighting: Display brilliant pudding-style RGB illumination through a specially engineered double shot design with translucent sides and letters.
  • Extreme durability: Retains consistent texture and appearance even after heavy use with highly engineered thermoplastic PBT keycaps.
  • Keycap puller included: Quickly and easily remove keycaps using the included keycap removal tool to safely swap every key.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Andrew, 10 out of 10
    Absolute necessity for SS keyboards

    Absolute must-have upgrade for your Steelseries keyboards. I put these on my Apex Pro and not only do they sound pretty decent and feel a lot better than the factory keycaps, but they LOOK SO GOOD. Seriously, if you want to use all of that RGB good-ness of your shiny new Steelseries keyboard, take this as your sign and just do it. Trust me. You won’t regret it. If you want to make them sound a little bit more “thoccy” as they call it nowadays, you can get some silencer o-rings from Steelseries as well and it will make the key click thock a bit more as well as quiet up the incredibly clicky Apex Pro. BUT THE RGB. That’s the best part. My keyboard looks absolutely stellar now. Absolute necessity right here.

    Sep 03, 2021 01:21
  • Review by GabePvPz, 10 out of 10
    Absolutley Perfect

    This Keycap Set comes with a full set of keycaps and a keycap puller, It makes the RGB look brighter and better/cleaner, It fits perfectly on my keyboard since it's a SteelSeries Apex Pro. It also comes with extra keycaps that work on other keyboards incase you don't own a SteelSeries one. If you are thinking about getting this just do it! 100% Recommended!

    Jun 12, 2021 21:38
  • Review by AllisChalmers, 10 out of 10
    Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!!!

    The Quick & Dirty:

    Buy these keycaps if you want an inexpensive way to add more RGB bling and durability to your keyboard. Compared to HyperX pudding keycaps, the Prismcaps are thicker and feel better quality. They fit my SteelSeries Apex7 keyboard perfectly and were easy to install. See my photos for a partial install comparison between these Prismcaps and the Steelseries keycaps that come with the Apex7 boards.

    ALL the Details:

    I didn't NEED new keycaps for my SteelSeries Apex7 board, but when I saw the Prismcaps product launch, I dreamed of all their RGB glory and couldn't resist snagging a set from BestBuy. As a YouTuber and gamer mom, I use my keyboard all day, so an aesthetically pleasing board that is also comfortable and practical is important to me.

    The Prismcaps are thick and boast a slightly thinner font than the original caps but not by any means an ugly font that screams "gamer." They are slightly shorter than the original SS keycaps. Being PBT material, they do have a mildly textured feel that I've easily adjusted to, and I appreciate that they don't show fingerprints and wear like the original non-PBT keycaps do.

    How's the RGB? AMAZING! I can feel the extra fps power oozing out of these Prismcaps! :)

    I actually only replaced some of the keys on my keyboard with the Prismcaps. I wanted my gaming keys to stand out (yes, I game with ESDF...don't judge!) as well as the home, end, page up, page down keys that were confusingly printed with macro labels with the original keys. I may eventually convert my entire keyboard to the Prismcaps but for now am enjoying the subtle "pops" of extra color with a mixed key setup.

    CONS?

    None. There truly isn't anything I would change about the keycaps themselves, as they are as advertised. If you want to brighten up your keyboard and add durability to your keycaps, these are pretty impressive. I'm contemplating buying a second set to replace the Razer keycaps on my Black Widow Elite board. If RGB is your jam, just buy them! ♥

    Jun 15, 2021 20:17
  • Review by RoModd, 8 out of 10
    Steelseries Prism Keycaps

    Been waiting for a Steelseries product like this but not 100 % satisfied with the style. They are pretty much like the HyperX key caps that you can buy. F1- F8 text is bigger than original F9-F12 the game mode(F9) isn’t there (F10)macros isn’t there (F11)(F12) light up and down isn’t there M1-M6 is no longer marked not exactly a exact replacement and the alphabet on the replacement key caps is smaller. I may be nitpicking but I like to see replacement as exactly the same size and layout. If you look on the back of the box the pic pretty much shows the difference I just didn’t think there would be any changes in the labeling of the keys

    Aug 05, 2021 15:04
  • Review by ArtyMcParty, 8 out of 10
    Awesome keys, mind the color bleed

    Great upgrade to my Steelseries keyboard. Only reason it didn’t get 5 stars, and it was more of an oversight on my part than anything (as this is likely an issue with any caps of this style)… if you have a lot of hot keys on a custom layout for any particular reason like certain games etc… there’s a lot of color bleed from neighboring keys and it loses its benefits a little. That being said, the switches themselves mechanically and build wise are definitely an upgrade and worth buying.

    Jul 09, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Adri, 10 out of 10
    Apex pro

    These are absolutely perfect! I was looking for some key caps and these just make the rgb pop

    Jul 26, 2021 18:38
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    Something to recommend

    They look great! Install was easy thankfully, and the caps appear well made.

    Jul 01, 2021 11:27
  • Review by TheTinkerer, 6 out of 10
    Great set of key caps. A little overpriced

    These are good key caps. They don't get that shiny worn-out look after you use them for a while. I got the white set and they stay pretty clean so far. Also, I think the white set brings out more light than the black one. They definitely don't glow like the advertised pictures. They do glow, pretty well, depending on your keyboard. Just don't expect them to glow evenly like pictured. My LEDs are north-facing so the top is brighter. I tried them on 2 sets of keyboard and got different brightness so they definitely varies depending on your keyboard LEDs.

    You get 4 bags of different layouts. Although some of them seem repetitive. I wouldn't recommend using the key cap puller included. It seemed to be too rough overall. I have one of the long wiry puller that worked better.

    Nov 24, 2021 11:13
  • 9.6score
    Logitech - G915 LIGHTSPEED TKL Wireless Mechanical GL Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard with RBG Backlighting - Black
    Description

    G915 TKL is a new class of wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with three selections of low-profile GL switches and pro-grade 1 ms LIGHTSPEED wireless. Capable of delivering up to 40 hours of non-stop gaming on a full charge. Fully customizable per-key and advanced LIGHTSYNC RGB technology to synchronize lighting with any content.

    9 Features
  • LIGHTSYNC technology: Provides RGB lighting that synchronizes lighting with any content. Personalize each key or create custom animations from ~16.8M colors with Logitech G HUB software.
  • LIGHTSPEED wireless technology: Delivers pro-grade performance with flexibility and freedom from cords. Creates a clean aesthetic for battlestations. Delivers 40 hours on a single full charge.
  • 40 hours of game time on a single charge: Low battery warnings at 15% on the keyboard battery LED and via pop-up notification in the Logitech G HUB software. Quickly recharges in 3 hours.
  • Low profile mechanical switches: Offer the speed, accuracy and performance of a mechanical switch at half the height.
  • Dedicated media controls: Provide convenient and easy control to quickly play, pause, skip or mute your media.
  • Tenkeyless design: Provides more room for mouse movement. Store the USB receiver in the back of the keyboard for additional portability.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy: Delivers incredibly thin but rigid and durable design.
  • Connect to multiple devices via LIGHTSPEED or Bluetooth: Toggle between high-performance LIGHTSPEED wireless via USB receiver and Bluetooth - quickly and easily.
  • Compatible with most Windows and Mac computers: Works across a wide array of computers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SirGalahad, 10 out of 10
    I LOVE This Keyboard. The Best I've Tried.

    So, lets break down this ridiculously long title. Logitech G915 TKL is the product name. TKL stands for tenkeyless which means it doesn’t come with a number pad. Which is great for “eSport Athletes” as it gives your mouse more room to do its thang. There is also the Logitech G915 which is the full-size version of this keyboard that comes with a number pad. Both come with LightSpeed Wireless. Which in short is super-fast wireless tech that will allow you to game at the same levels as wired keyboards. RGB means it supports 16.7 million colors that you can adjust for each key. Last mechanical means the switch it uses. This keyboard supports linear, clicky, and tactile. More on that later.

    PACKAGING:

    Starting off with the packaging which I don’t always mention. But in this case, this product comes in at a premium price which means you want a premium opening experience. Which I am happy to report is excellent. It’s probably the best keyboard opening experience I’ve ever had. With it being a TKL wireless keyboard you may be traveling with it which means you can use this box which is also small and compact to ensure nothing damages it.

    LET’S GET NERDY:

    Keyboards are usually simple. You plug them in VIA USB and then you type away. The most complicated they get is by adding Bluetooth and trying to figure out which switches they are using (membrane, mechanical, or optical)? But this one is an over achiever and comes with both Bluetooth and LIGHTSPEED wireless. Along with your choice of three different low-profile mechanical switches.

    It comes with Bluetooth 5.0. To connect to the Bluetooth is simple. It DOES NOT require a dongle to be plugged into the device. There are two buttons on the top left of the keyboard. The first got hit by Voldemort and got imbued with magical powers and has a lightning bolt with waves behind it for LIGHTSPEED. The second right next to it is the Bluetooth logo. If you have not paired the keyboard to another device before once you press the Bluetooth button it will go into pairing mode while flashing blue. Then you go through the normal process. I did it on my iPad and iPhone and it had me put in a code on the keyboard followed by the enter key to fully pair it. If you want to pair it to another device, you hold down the Bluetooth button until it flashes (the lights on the keyboard will flash) and then you can connect to a new device. However, if you want to connect back to the first device you need to forget the connection on both devices and then go through the pairing process from scratch again. For my iPad I had to forget the device, turn off Bluetooth, turn it back on and then it would work. Which is disappointing at this price point. I would expect it to be smoother in transitioning from device to device.

    Last up we have the low-profile mechanical switches. Logitech calls their version “Low Profile GL Switches” which are incredibly similar to Kailh low profile chocolate switches. Which they worked in conjunction with. The only differences I was able to see between the two switches were that the GL switches have slightly lower overall travel at 2.7 mm compared to 3.0 mm. They come in three flavors. Red for linear, Brown’s which are tactile, and white clicky switch. All three actuate at 1.5 mm with a total travel of 2.7 mm with 50 grams of force. I think they are rated at 70 million clicks. They are mechanical switches which means that they do have a debounce delay and can develop double clicks. The Kailh chocolate switch has a debounce delay window of up to 5 ms so I assume these do as well.

    BUILD QUALITY/AESTHETICS:

    It sports a brushed 5052-aluminum alloy top plate that joins a steel-reinforced base. The bottom, top, and back are all made of high-quality plastic. With a lot of pressure, I was able to get just a very slight amount of bending. It feels ridiculously premium. The best I have ever felt. On the top right you have an aluminum-crafted volume wheel. This too feels incredible. It uses a light amount of force to scroll with. It has mild/moderate amount of pressure which is equal throughout the whole thing. It scrolls infinitely. If you shake it left to right, there is ever so slightly some wiggle. You cannot press it. Going left to right. You have your LIGHTSPEED toggle which if you press while it is on LIGHTSPEED will notify you of battery level via the battery light. Which changes color based on how much battery life you have left. Next to that is the Bluetooth, then Game Mode, then Brightness control. Which comes in at five stages (100%, 75%, 50%, 25%, 0%). They are covered in a rubber material. They take a mild to moderate amount of pressure to actuate with a tactile bump that feel remarkably like membrane keys. They are not even when pressing down on them. So, if you come in on the side you can feel one side depress before the other. The RGB lighting on it isn’t equal like they are for the normal switches but just as accurate as the rest of the board. Overall, this is the worst part of the keyboard for me and I just don’t think it fits well with the premium feel of the rest of the keyboard.

    Up next is the keys themselves. They are coated with oleophobic which is meant to minimize fingerprints. They feel good but they seem to wiggle a bit more than other keyboards. Your F1 – F4 keys are used for macros. With F4 being the recording and F1, F2, and F3 storing that info. In the top middle of the keyboard you have the battery indicator and notification if you are on caps lock or not. You cannot and I repeat cannot edit what each key does on this keyboard. You can only edit the F keys. So, for example if I want my right arrow button to be left mouse click I cannot do that. But I can assign left mouse click to be F12.

    On the back you can raise the keyboard at either 4 or 8 degrees. It also has a small slot that you can slide the dongle into. It does not come with a wrist rest. I don’t know why you would need one though as this is so low profile that a wrist rest wouldn’t really do anything more than what your desk is.

    Some shortcuts that you can do on the keyboard are by holding the FN key you can press F1, F2, or F3 to go through onboard memory profiles which include lighting. You also have two dedicated lighting profiles that you can access by holding down the lighting key and pressing “8” or “9”. To record a macro you press FN and F4.

    PERFORMANCE:

    I chose the clicky variant as that is my favorite type of switch. The clicks themselves are quiet. Especially, in comparison to Blues or Razers Clicky Opto-mechanical switch. They sound the same as the Opto-Mechanical switch just a lot quieter. I don’t think this would bother people in an office environment. As for the tactile bump it is very light. To the point I can barely feel it. I would have preferred this to be a bit more noticeable.

    For the LIGHTSPEED WIRELESS. On Human Benchmark I scored the same whether I was in Wireless or Wired mode. I also played Apex Legends, Escape From Tarkov, and GTAV and noticed no problems with latency, drops, or issues.

    As for Bluetooth. I didn’t play any games. But noticed no lag while typing. I got 113 WPM on a typing test. To switch back to LIGHTSPEED it takes about a second. To switch back to Bluetooth, it took 2 - 3 seconds. So, it is fast. I was pleasantly surprised. It was the same when going from the off position to the on position. Last, I was able to use all my saved lighting profiles and normal profiles in Bluetooth mode.

    Up next is battery life. They report that it is up to 40 hours with lighting on max. Or 135 days if lighting is off and you game for 8 hours a day. Which breaks down to about 1,080 hours. For me personally, I used a single color (orange) at maximum brightness and purposefully did not turn the keyboard off at night or when I left my computer. Using it like I normally would with a lot of typing and some gaming it went from 100% to 70% in 7 days and it reports I still have 28 hours left. So, I would rate the battery life as excellent.

    As for lighting. It is fantastic. It gets nice and bright. It is also accurate and shows orange and purple well. Logitech G Hub never froze or crashed on me. However, it is not user friendly at all and trying to figure out how to do something simple is tedious and often cannot be done. Which makes your ability to be creative with the lighting limited to just changing static colors and having simple profiles. At this price range that can leave a slightly sour taste in the mouth. Since I haven’t tried their other keyboards, I can’t say if that is a design flaw for this keyboard since it is wireless or because they just have limited overall potential.

    PROS:

    - Looks, build quality, features, switches, lighting, scroll wheel, size/shape/weight, performance, battery life, feel.

    CONS:

    - Cannot adjust individual keys. Only the F keys.

    - The top buttons feel a bit mushy and not as premium as the rest of the board.

    - Sell your first and second child expensive.

    - G HUB is not user friendly and limits what you can do. But it sure looks pretty.

    - Cannot customize the lighting as much as some other keyboards such as Razer or Corsair.

    - Bluetooth switching isn’t as smooth as I would like.

    Jun 27, 2020 01:14
  • Review by nickcal, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard for gaming and everyday use

    Keyboards are sort of a collector’s item for me. have a nice collection of them because I’ve been searching for the ideal mechanical keyboard for gaming as well as my everyday uses. Mechanical keyboards are widely popular with gamers worldwide, but they can also be great for regular computer tasks. So, for a number of years I have been testing out a variety of keyboards trying to find one that has a lengthy battery life, connects wirelessly to my MacBook Pro and Windows laptop, is compact in size, provides a remarkable clicky sound and feel from the keys, and, of course, built-in RGB backlight. The most recent keyboard I’ve tried out is the G915 TKL from Logitech. It’s a tenkeyless Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard that features LIGHTSPEED wireless technology.

    The Logitech G915 TKL Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is designed to enhance the gameplay experience for gamers. It features low-profile mechanical switches (half the height of standard mechanical switches) and is made with aircraft-grade aluminum for durability. Users have the choice of three different switches — Clicky for tactile feedback, Linear for smooth keystrokes, and Tactile for a discernible bump. On a single charge, the G915 TKL can have up to 40 hours of use time and it provides low battery warnings at 15% via the keyboard LED indicator and a pop-up notification from the G Hub software. The keyboard has dedicated media controls for easy access to play, pause, advance, rewind or mute your media.

    There is a G915 keyboard that includes the number pad, but part of the reason this keyboard was developed was to provide more room for mouse movement while gaming. The keyboard is designed to work with a wide array of computers included both Window and Mac operating systems. This is one of the reasons I continually seek out new keyboards. I want to have one that can work seamlessly with my Windows laptop (used exclusively for gaming) and my MacBook Pro (used for both gaming and productivity). I don’t like having to bounce back and forth between two keyboards when I switch between systems. The G915 TKL provides me the option to switch back and forth between systems easily with either the Bluetooth connection or the LIGHTSPEED Wireless USB receiver.

    SOFTWARE

    Logitech provides a software package called “G Hub” for users to customize their keyboard experience. This is pretty typical for gaming keyboards and even though I use my for ‘everyday’ use and not just gaming, I had some fun customizing different profiles and changing the function keys around. I do want to point out that in order to use the functionality of G Hub you must remain connected to it. That means, you have to be connected using the LIGHTSPEED wireless feature either through the USB receiver or by direct wired connection through the provided Micro USB cable.

    I found it interesting that Logitech does not have the G915 TKL or its predecessor listed as support keyboards in the list for G Hub. Once I figured out that Bluetooth mode was incompatible, I didn’t have any issues with using G Hub. Therefore, I assume that Logitech just hasn’t updated their compatibility list in a while.

    One of the main features I really appreciate with the G Hub software is the dashboard. With the dashboard, you can view all the details of your connected devices and make quick updates to firmware with just a few clicks. The main settings you can control within G Hub (at least for the G915 TKL) include:

    LIGHTSYNC: The ability to customize lighting effects and control how they are displayed on your computer.

    ASSIGNMENTS: This was probably the feature I had the most fun with. Within Assignments, you can map the F keys to control different system commands, create macros, assign actions (if available), place commands on a specific key, and even drag/drop system controls onto the keyboard.

    GAME MODE: The third main feature within G Hub for the G915 TKL was customizing Game Mode. This feature really just allows you to ignore keys for gaming that normally ‘get in the way.’

    FORM

    Because I like to keep my desk set-up clean and free of clutter, I LOVE the low-profile nature of the keyboard. It sits approximately one inch tall and doesn’t have a large case surrounding the main keyboard. I really love this design choice. The media keys are a nice touch, but since you can customize your F keys in the G Hub software, they could essentially be eliminated. There is a scroll wheel included for the volume control and a place on the underside of the keyboard to store the USB receiver when it’s not in use. I also really like the choice to use aluminum for the case because it makes the keyboard lightweight while still being very robust and well-weighted. There are small feet that angle the keyboard approximately 4º, which is great for typing and gaming.

    As far as the switches go, my personal preference is usually geared towards Blue switches or switch types that are similar. The mechanical switches that are included in the G915 TKL are Logitech’s advanced mechanical switches designed specifically for gaming. They are called “GL” and they come in a few varieties. Since I typically prefer the Blue switch variety, GL Clicky is the version I chose for this keyboard. It has a gentle tactile feedback when you press down on it and the best ‘clicky’ sound as you type.

    The keyboard does not come with a key puller and from what I’ve read, isn’t really designed for easy key replacement. One article I found stated that the legs beneath the keys are easy to snap off and it may be unlikely to find replacement keys if they get broken. For that reason, I did not include a photo beneath the key caps as I didn’t want to chance ruining the keyboard for future use.

    The lighting effects are stunning on this keyboard. It shows off vibrant colors and the brightness can’t be beat. I love that you have the option to customize these effects (even on a Mac) to your specific preference. One of the reasons that I love being able to customize the lighting effects is because the RGB settings can greatly effect the battery life of the keyboard. That said, I typically keep my keyboard at 100% brightness (what can I say? I like colored lights) and I’ve still been very happy with my battery life.

    ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

    One of the features of this keyboard that really surprised me was the fact that it charges with Micro USB and not USB-C. Since most modern devices are moving toward USB-C as the ‘standard’ for charging and connectivity, it’s really shocking that such a state-of-the-art keyboard like the G915 TKL would take such a monumental step into the past for it’s main method of external charging and connection. Now, if you look at other Logitech gaming peripherals it’s clear that they haven’t embraced it as a charging standard yet, but I am still going to wonder why because other Logitech products have embraced USB-C.

    Another feature that would really make Mac users happy is if this were a ‘true’ Apple keyboard. Even though the keyboard works with macOS computers, it doesn’t have Mac keys included. While this is a very minor criticism, I feel like it’s something that would really make this keyboard spectacular for all users.

    JUST PLAYING AROUND

    When it comes to gaming, this keyboard is the best option around for one big reason — timing. Thanks to the ultra slim profile of the keyboard, a gamer’s travel distance is much shorter than traditional mechanical keyboard. It’s also great to have lag-free wireless connectivity thanks to the LIGHTSPEED wireless technology. With that wireless boost, users can actually move a decent distance away from the computer and still have a lag-free experience. Another factor that makes this keyboard ideal for gamers is the absence of the num pad and G Programmable buttons. The full size G915 measures in at 475mm wide and the TKL version is only 368mm wide. That big of a difference does make it easier for gamers to coordinate between the keyboard and mouse in an action scenario.

    EVERYDAY FUNCTIONALITY

    In addition to gaming, the G915 TKL is also an amazing daily-driver. It’s comfortable to type on and because of its compact size it is perfect in an active workspace. I know that throughout the day I will sometimes spread out paperwork and other items across my desk. With that in mind, it’s wonderful to be able to have a smaller footprint on my desk so that I can still work actively and not have to rearrange my desk in order to do it. As far as typing speed goes, I was able to average around 60WPM on the G915 TKL. This is slightly slower than I normally type at, which is an average of 65WPM. I think this has more to do with getting used to the keyboard. The keys are comfortable to type even after long periods of time and long-form documents.

    PRICE

    There is no doubt that this a premium mechanical keyboard and you will pay a premium price for it. At $230 (at the time of publishing), the G915 TKL is currently Logitech’s second highest priced keyboard - second only to its predecessor, the G915. There are certainly more expensive mechanical gaming keyboards out there, but most of them that are of the same caliber as the G915 TKL are between $150-$200. As an afterthought, I don’t think the price would bother me so much if USB-C were used over Micro USB.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    I’ve been very happy with the G915 TKL. It’s got remarkable battery life and despite the fact that it uses Micro USB to charge, it’s a very solid keyboard for any type of use. Aside from the price, it’s probably the best wireless low-profile keyboard around and gamers should be incredibly excited about it since Logitech is answering a call that has been out there for quite some time. I can recommend this amazing keyboard to any type of user. It is worth the investment.

    Jun 25, 2020 14:21
  • Review by BarackObama, 8 out of 10
    Exquisite Keyboard That Comes with a Price

    The Logitech G915 TKL is here and provides some of the best features a keyboard can have. This keyboard is made with high-end materials that provide the user with a sense of quality. This keyboard is made with an aluminum alloy that provides great durability and a beautiful finish. I was incredibly satisfied with the build quality of this keyboard.

    Prepare to pay a hefty price for this keyboard! This keyboard has many notable and useful features, but the keyboard is not worth 230 dollars. Logitech could bring the price down to a more affordable price so others can have access to this masterpiece.

    The G915 TKL provides the user with 40 hours of battery on a single charge. A bit more than the full G915 which will provide about 30 hours. The low-profile switches and thin keyboard provides the user with comfort and a greater typing speed. The G915 TKL has 3 GL switch versions. This one is the GL Clicky Switch and wow does it click! If you are a lover of the traditional “clicking” sound, this keyboard is for you. There is also a dedicated slot on the back of the keyboard for the USB receiver, an excellent design choice. The keyboard has both wired and wireless connections. The wireless connection is done with either Bluetooth or the provided USB receiver. The keyboard is still using micro USB and there are newer keyboards that have already moved on to USB-C. Why is Logitech still using micro? Many devices, from phones, tablets, and even laptops have already moved on to USB-C. USB-C is the future, Logitech should adapt and move on as well.

    The keys are customizable and programable by using the Logitech G Hub Software that is available on both Mac OS and Windows devices. But this software is a horror show. For a company with really great products, the software is a joke. The software is not user friendly and one can have a hard time getting around. There are many bugs with the software and clearly, there is not a lot of time spent improving it.

    Overall, this keyboard is truly beautiful and nice to the touch. The price is a bit appalling but the features and build quality make up for it. If you have the money, buy it! You will not regret it. Pair the keyboard with the Logitech G903 Gaming Mouse(https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gaming-mice/g903-hero-wireless-gaming-mouse.910-005670.html) for the ultimate experience! I will leave Logitech with a couple of suggestions:

    -Switch to USB-C

    -Make the keyboard more affordable

    -Improve the Logitech G Hub Software, seriously, the software needs urgent attention.

    Jun 23, 2020 02:36
  • Review by Batlacit, 10 out of 10
    Wireless without compromises

    There are a lot of mechanical keyboards on the market that feature advanced features catering to gamers and people looking to show off their design chops. There are slightly less mechanical keyboards on the market allowing people who want to enjoy the superior typing experience provided by a mechanical board without needing to worry about running a wire back to your computer. There is surprisingly little overlap between the two groups. But the G915 manages to fit into that narrow little sliver of the Venn diagram, and does so with surprising aplomb.

    One of the first things I noticed on taking the keyboard out of the box is how well built the whole thing is. While the bulk of the keyboard is still plastic, the machined aluminum top plate gives it a surprising amount of heft and rigidity for how thin it is. The G915 is barely larger than some of the portable Bluetooth keyboards I've seen being sold for use with smart phones, and yet there's barely a hint of deck flex or any kind of fitting gap in the seams. Even better is the fact that they've found a way to include integrated storage for the keyboard's RF dongle, a particularly important addition seeing as it sticks out far enough that I don't think I'd be comfortable keeping it plugged in on a laptop if I wanted to throw the whole setup into a backpack to take along with me.

    In using the keyboard for typing and gaming, I've found its performance to be very good overall, though perhaps not quite matching some of the larger boards I've tried. The short travel distance you get with the low profile switches makes for a very responsive board overall, though there will likely be a little bit of adjustment time required if you're using to typing on a full size mechanical as it's very easy to use too much force and end up banging away at the keys. Unfortunately in testing my keyboard, one of the tactile "clicky" variants, I also discovered that the switches' actuation point where they register a key press is slightly shallower than the tactile bump meant to provide feedback. There's easily enough tension in the spring to keep this from being a problem if you're just resting your fingers on the home row or WASD keys during normal use, so I don't think this is likely to be a serious problem for most. But if you're the kind of gamer who habitually rides a key just shy of the actuation point, it's worth considering that you might have a bit of a hard time doing it with these particular switches.

    Speaking of reaction time, let's talk about transmission delays. It's commonly accepted by many that wireless peripherals in general have to contend with a certain amount of latency that can make them either unreliable or simply less desirable for gaming purposes. Having tried it in all three modes (Wired, bluetooth, and Logitech's proprietary Lightspeed wireless) I can confirm that latency and reliability do not appear to be significant issues. Wired and Lightspeed modes are rock solid, though admittedly you might encounter some issues with the latter if you don't have a relatively unobstructed path between the keyboard and the receiver. In recognition of this, they thoughtfully include an adapter which can turn any standard micro-USB cable into an extension that can bring the receiver out onto your desk. There is admittedly some noticeable lag in Bluetooth mode, but despite my best efforts I couldn't get it to drop any keypresses. But if you're determined not to risk it,, plugging the keyboard in with a micro-usb cable will immediately switch it over to wired operation.

    So, now that I've adequately covered all the technical performance, let's talk about the creature comforts. The keyboard can be set to elevations of 0, 4, and 8 degrees using the integrated feet, and as one might expect from a product designed to maximize your desk space there isn't an integrated wrist rest. Media controls are more than adequate, with a nice large wheel to use for volume control or whatever else you might want to configure it for using Logitech's G-Hub software. There's also options for two different key mapping profiles (with the default gaming mode disabling common problem keys such as the windows and context menu buttons) and support for full per-key lighting profiles that work in both Lightspeed and wired modes. Switching the keyboard over to Bluetooth will bring up a standard rainbow cycle, and you can control the brightness or turn off the backlight completely with a dedicated button on the top of the keyboard. There are also three macro buttons (sharing space with the F1, F2, and F3 keys) as one would expect on such a board. The only thing that's missing is built in integration with other desktop RGB ecosystems like iCue or Aura Sync - though there's always the chance that it could be added at a later date.

    Overall, the G915 is an excellent keyboard and arguably the first mechanical board I've seen that could really qualify as portable. Thin and small might not be for everyone, but Logitech has really done it right here.

    Jun 22, 2020 09:31
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Quality and LIGHTSPEED

    Logitech - G915 TKL Tenkeyless LIGHTSPEED Wireless RGB Mechanical Gaming GL Clicky Switch Keyboard with Back Lighting is one nice keyboard. I have many Logitech products and they do not disappoint. They always a quality product for a reasonable price.

    In the box you get an LIGHTSPEED connector cord, the keyboard and a quick start paper. The keyboard surface is aluminum so it will be very durable I think the black looks great with the keys and RGB! The keyboard is put together very well.

    The keys have a great feel for typing and gaming. The keys are not incredibly loud which is a plus in my books.

    The customization of the lighting per key is more confusing and difficult to set up the way you want. You have great flexibility but it can take some time to set up.Custom animations are a little more complex than other RGB keyboards I have used.

    The gaming experience is top notch! There is great response time and you cannot tell it is wireless.

    The volume controls are amazing and work well. It is nice that the volume bar cannot be spun to no end.

    Switching connections between Bluetooth and LIGHTSPEED connector is seamless. Switching works very well between the two. My personal experience the Bluetooth connection had a slight delay. LIGHTSPEED is the way to go for the best response time (they say 1ms).

    The battery life has been incredible. This is also true with the RGB going the entire time.

    You can customize the G keys. However, I have not tried that feature out yet.

    I give this 4.5 stars (rounding up to 5 as I cannot pick 4.5). The customization of the RGB could be a little simpler in my opinion. But I am sure many of you will love the flexibility and invest the time to make it perfect for you.

    Jun 27, 2020 20:00
  • Review by JMan, 8 out of 10
    Solid, comfy (and expensive) wireless TKL

    I own the full-sized Logitech G815 clicky but my keyboard sits on the smaller segment of an L-shaped desk and I have to angle it slightly diagonally to fit. I wanted to give the G915 TKL clicky a try for more space, less wires and better comfort . Like the 815, the 915 TKL is constructed of a thin metal body and low profile keys. The biggest obvious difference between the two aside from the 915 being wireless is the smaller TKL design of this keyboard. Despite being pretty thin, it has good weight to it and feels solid and substantial. The TKL version also jettisons the hardware macro keys.

    The setup guide wasn’t helpful at all due to vague confusing pictographs, invalid URLs and lack of context with each step. The guide includes a URL that appears to lead to a dedicated G915 TKL support page but actually dumped me onto the general Logitech support page. Clicking on the G915 TKL from Logitech’s main support page did the same. At the moment at least, the support page for this specific keyboard doesn’t appear to be live but the G-hub companion software is available. The pictographs in the guide instructed me to connect the lightspeed receiver to the USB extender, connect the extender to the included USB cable and connect the cable to the computer. It made no sense whatsoever but with no additional explanation nor resources available for clarification, I did it anyhow before realizing it was totally unnecessary. Setup is actually super easy without the guide:

    - Connect the lightspeed receiver directly to the computer

    - Power on the keyboard via the switch on the back

    - Enable the wireless button on top left of keyboard and you’re done.

    - Another option is to pair the keyboard to a device using the bluetooth pairing button. This process is especially useful for Mac users and anyone preferring Bluetooth over a USB receiver. Thankfully, Bluetooth setup is illustrated much more clearly in the guide

    I downloaded and installed the G-hub software from the G815 support page and was happy to see a release note indicating it had been updated for use with the G915 TKL. G-hub installed without issue and works perfectly fine with the 915 TKL. Through the G-hub software I can set key lighting and animations and assign key commands, actions or macros. The G-hub software also indicates remaining keyboard battery life and there is also a low battery indicator light on the keyboard itself. The keyboard can be powered off if desired when not in use to preserve battery life.

    The per-key RGB lighting is impressive. The keys are bright, vivid and easy to identify. The shift characters aren’t illuminated but it isn’t a huge deal for me personally. The keys have a comfy feel, solid tactile feedback and don’t require a lot of actuation force to register a stroke. The volume rocker also moves smoothly and accurately. The “clicky” key sound is just loud enough to offer audible reassurance of a keystroke without being overly loud or annoying. That being said, it’s not silent and like any clicky switch keyboard, could still potentially annoy others, especially a roommate. The low profile keys have a little more play than my full-sized keys but I personally have no issue with the feel while typing or during gaming sessions and see no drop off on my typing speed. Wireless performance has worked fine so far with no noticeable latency. It is a very pleasant and comfortable keyboard to use for both gaming and typing.

    The G915 TKL is a decent TKL keyboard that packs a lot into a small package. Leading the short list of cons is price. Two hundred plus is a lot to pay for a keyboard, particularly when there are some really nice wired and wireless TKL keyboards available for less than half the cost of the G915. That’s not saying the G915 isn’t worth it. Pricing is subjective and only the purchaser knows whether or not it is worth it to them. I’m merely saying if low latency wireless isn’t an absolute necessity, there are many other very nice, similarly designed TKL keyboards out there costing much less. For example, I have another TKL keyboard made by a different well-known manufacturer that I use with my gaming laptop on the go. It is similar in build and quality but is wired and has linear switches although tactile switches are also available. Both keyboards are about the same length, weight and thickness but my other TKL has full sized keys and is slightly narrower measuring top to bottom (see pics). It also sells for less than half the price of the G915. Aside from being wired, it’s pretty similar to the G915 in nearly every other aspect. The G915 TKL is nice and offers industry leading lag free wireless but if understandably outside a particular budget, is far from the only option available. The other con is the use of micro-USB. On a keyboard costing this much, I expected to see USB-C. It’s kind of like finding fake wood trim in a new Rolls Royce. My overall rating, it it were allowed, would actually be 4.5 stars with a half-star knocked off for price, micro-USB and the lack of support at release.

    Jun 21, 2020 09:45
  • Review by Titan5178, 10 out of 10
    Thin, Light, Awesome!

    I’ve been using the Logitech G915 TKL for a week now and it AWESOME!

    Looks-wise Logitech killed it! It’s sleek, thin, light, and with a beautiful brushed aluminum finish. I have it paired with the excellent Logitech G Pro Wireless mouse and the combo looks stunning on my desk. I love how the wireless gives me the freedom to easily tuck it away if I want to do something like reading or scribbling in a notepad on my desk. Both the keyboard and the keys are low profile making the whole thing is about the thickness of a closed ultrabook laptop.

    I’ve used the keyboard for writing emails and technical documents for work and can say easily that my typing speed does not feel impaired in any way as it is on some other gaming keyboards. In fact, I think my typing is even more fluid. I have the “clicky” model which does make a satisfying click whenever you press a key. Honestly, it is not any louder than any previous mechanical keyboard I have used in the past but probably would not be appreciated in a quiet office.

    Performance wise the LIGHTSPEED technology does not disappoint. I’ve tried to use Bluetooth wireless keyboards in the past for gaming but they do not work well for fast-paced shooters or games that require multiple keys pressed at the same time. I knew from my time with the G Pro mouse that wireless technology in games CAN feel just like wired and I can easily say the same for this keyboard. This week I’ve played some of my favorite games including Satisfactory, Fortnite, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider. I never once had an issue with a missed keystroke or anything. For the real test I tried the 2016 version of Doom which is a super-fast paced first person shooter. No problems there either.

    The keyboard does include Bluetooth with a dedicated button that will let you connect between the LIGHTSPEED dongle or Bluetooth connection. While I didn’t try the Bluetooth feature for gaming I am finding it incredibly useful for my tablet which is sitting next to my PC. I can simply pause my game, hit the switch, type out an email, then switch right back to LIGHTSPEED on the PC. It’s one of those features that now I don’t think I could live without.

    Of course, it wouldn’t be a gaming keyboard without RGB lighting! All of which can be controlled through the G Hub software. With the software installed you can not only control every aspect of the lighting down to individual keys but also create game profiles and macros.

    With just a week’s time I don’t have too much data on battery life. It needed a charge on the second day after taking it out of the box. However, I did not charge it prior to first use. Since then I’ve been on my PC for at least 10 hours a day and I still haven’t had to plug it in. One thing I do wish is that the keyboard had a USB-C port instead of microUSB for charging. I hardly have anything that still uses microUSB and in a few years that port will be completely obsolete.

    Ok – so I’m trying to think of some cons…but there’s really close to none. The microUSB port is minor. I do have one wishlist item if Logitech engineers ever read this and that is to allow the LIGHTSPEED mouse and keyboards to work with just one dongle. On the plus side though there is a storage nook on the underside of the keyboard to store the dongle.

    Pros

    Performance

    Thin and Light

    Excellent for Gaming

    Multiday Battery Life

    Customizable RGB

    Bluetooth for Second Device

    2 Year Warranty

    Cons

    No USB-C

    Could be Noisy in quiet settings

    Overall – Highly recommend, in fact I’ve already had one friend buy this keyboard after I told him about it!

    Jun 29, 2020 09:22
  • Review by Bigdame, 10 out of 10
    I love it

    I took a chance on i was scared at first because of the price. But once it came I seen why it was $229 its the best the battery life is so good in one week the battery life only went down 5% its a nice and heavy the buttons feel amazing!

    Jun 20, 2020 07:14
  • 9.6score
    Razer - Ornata V2 Wired Mecha-Membrane Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Experience the best of both worlds with the Razer Ornata V2—featuring a hybrid switch that merges the benefits of membrane keys and mechanical switches into one singular design. Fusing the snappy, clicky feedback of a mechanical switch with the familiar, cushioned feel of a conventional keyboard, each keystroke you make on the Razer Ornata V2 is as satisfying as it is precise.

    6 Features
  • High-Performance Mecha-Membrane Switches: Provides the tactile feedback of mechanical key press on a comfortable, soft-cushioned, membrane, rubber dome switch suitable for gaming
  • Ultimate Personalization & Gaming Immersion with Razer Chroma:: Fully syncs with popular games, Razer hardware, Philips Hue, and gear from 30+ partners; supports 16.8 million colors on individually backlit keys
  • Fully Programmable Macro Support: Razer Hypershift allows for all keys and keypress combinations to be remapped to execute complex commands
  • Ergonomic, Magnetic Wrist Rest: Made of soft-touch leatherette to maximize comfort over extended gaming sessions, with built-in magnets for convenient alignment
  • Built-in Physical Media Keys and Digital Dial: Fully configurable for pause, play, volume, and even brightness adjustment
  • Durable Construction: Supports up to 80 million clicks, backed by a 2-year warranty
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  • Review by Dlnash, 8 out of 10
    Price is right

    The Razer Ornata V2 is pretty good. It has nice, clicky keys without being too loud.

    Each key is RGB customizable inside the Razer Synapse Software. The Razer software that is used alongside this keyboard has a small learning curve but I was able to understand it how it was done in about 10 minutes.

    Only reason it's not 5/5 is because there's no USB passthrough and the lack of dedicated Macros.

    -You can create macros using the software, but you would have to give up a key.

    Mar 19, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Chris, 10 out of 10
    It’s a great mechanical keyboard for gaming!

    I love the product. It is a great mechanical keyboard for gaming and Bestbuy has the best price! The magnetic hand rest is a pretty nice addition and can be removed and attached with ease.

    Apr 16, 2021 17:33
  • Review by Yaboy, 10 out of 10
    Awesome addition

    Great felling keyboard. Ristrest feels premium. I love it!

    Nov 18, 2020 13:11
  • Review by Jeff, 10 out of 10
    Definitely worth the price

    Great looking keyboard; it feels great, too. I love the Chroma RGB lighting. If you download the software (Razer Synapse) you can get all the devices you have with RGB to sync (i.e. mouse, motherboard, etc.). It comes with a wrist rest pad and it is magnetic.

    Dec 20, 2020 18:11
  • Review by CrazyHawaiian, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard

    After using this keyboard for a couple of weeks I found it to be very comfortable and it works perfectly everything I expected from a razor keyboard. Very happy with razor with a few things that I have bought from them.

    Aug 28, 2020 17:32
  • Review by Matthew, 10 out of 10
    Razer software and Quality really stands out.

    This thing is amazing. The hybrid design is fantastic. It has the perfect click noise. It comes with a nice wrist rest that is magnetic. The razer software is where it really shines. Any pattern any color. Great for games.

    Jan 22, 2021 22:01
  • Review by Dash66, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard for work

    I got a new computer at work, and the keyboard that came with it was horrible. So I decided I could either fuss and fume about it for the next 5 years or so, or I could buy my own. I went to to the store and tried all the keyboards they had, from the cheapest to the most expensive. By far the feel of this one was the best for typing (at least for me). Also, while they did not enter into my decision making process, I constantly get comments from folks telling me that they love the LEDs. (And I think they are pretty cool as well) while I don't use it for gaming, which I'm sure is what it was designed for, just for its basic keyboard functions it is fantastic!

    Jul 27, 2020 09:14
  • Review by anon, 10 out of 10
    Solid gaming Keyboard - GamerLights Stronk

    Solid mechanical keyboard; responsive input and no issues approximately a month into the use with keystroke registration and it is a clearly noticible stroke initiation.

    My wife does hate the clickity clack however so if you desire a quite keyboard, mechanical is not the way to go.

    Also, have had no issues with Razer Synapse to date for this keybaord and the interface for customizing your lighting solutions is very much intuitive.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:38
  • 9.4score
    CORSAIR - K100 RGB Full-size Wired Mechanical OPX Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Elgato Stream Deck Software Integration - Black
    Description

    The incomparable CORSAIR K100 RGB Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard combines stunning aluminum design with per-key RGB lighting and a 44-zone LightEdge. Powerful CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology enables unparalleled capabilities such as 4,000Hz polling. CORSAIR OPX RGB optical-mechanical keyswitches, guaranteed for 150 million keypresses, offer hyper-fast 1.0mm actuation while registering keypresses up to 4x faster than standard mechanical gaming keyboards thanks to AXON, housed in durable double-shot PBT keycaps. Harness the power of iCUE software to customize an endlessly versatile programmable control wheel, synchronized RGB lighting, and six dedicated macro keys that can execute macros or streaming commands via Elgato Stream Deck software. A magnetic detachable memory foam palm rest offers the comfort to play for hours, while 8MB of onboard storage lets you save up to 200 macro and lighting profiles.

    12 Features
  • You’ve Reached the Top: The CORSAIR K100 RGB is the pinnacle of CORSAIR keyboards, offering the cutting-edge performance, style, durability, and customization that gamers need to stand above the rest.
  • The Centerpiece of Your Setup: The K100 RGB boasts a refined design bolstered by a durable aluminum frame, dynamic per-key RGB backlighting, and a 44-zone three-sided LightEdge.
  • Powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology: CORSAIR’s most advanced gaming keyboard experience delivers up to 4x faster throughput with native 4,000Hz hyper-polling and 4,000Hz key scanning, while simultaneously driving up to 20-layer lighting effects.
  • Exclusive CORSAIR OPX RGB Optical-Mechanical Keyswitches: Hyper-fast input with 1.0mm actuation distance and smooth linear travel, guaranteed for 150 million keystrokes, and register keypresses up to 4x faster than standard mechanical gaming keyboards with CORSAIR AXON.
  • Multi-Function at Your Fingertips: Take command over backlighting, media jogging, and more with a versatile iCUE control wheel, fully programmable to perform actions in games and applications.
  • PBT Double-Shot 104/105/108-Keycap Set: A precision-molded keycap set with a standard bottom row layout resists wear, fading, and shine, with 1.5mm thickness for rigid stability.
  • Magnetic Detachable Leatherette Palm Rest: Easily slides into place, with a soft-textured surface and memory foam cushioning for the plush comfort to breeze through hours of gaming.
  • Six Dedicated Macro Keys with Elgato Stream Deck Software Integration: Fully programmable for complex macros and key remaps, or program special streaming commands through Elgato Stream Deck software.
  • Powerful CORSAIR iCUE Software: Enables vivid dynamic RGB lighting control, key remaps and macro programming, and full-system lighting synchronization across all iCUE-compatible CORSAIR devices.
  • Dedicated Media Keys and Volume Roller: Convenient media keys and a signature CORSAIR aluminum volume roller let you take command of your media without interrupting your game.
  • USB Pass-Through Port: Provides convenient access to an additional USB device such as a mouse or headset, with tidy cable routing under the keyboard.
  • 8MB of Onboard Storage: Store up to 200 onboard profiles with custom macros, settings, and custom RGB lighting effects with up to 20 lighting layers.
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  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Great Quality Full-size RGB Keyboard

    Really good keyboard a lot of good functions, would definitely recommend if you want a full-size keyboard with extra functions like volume music control an extra spin wheel and 5 glued that can be programmed with Elgato stream deck software I got it for $150 was a really good deal. Also I love all the customization you can do with this keyboard and RGB

    Oct 29, 2021 12:56
  • Review by VitaminT, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard flex.

    I don’t know much about gaming equipment. I do know that this is one of the highest rated gaming keyboards out there and saw it as a perfect opportunity to flex on my friend Brad so that’s why I bought it.

    Sep 10, 2021 15:54
  • Review by Crit, 10 out of 10
    Beast of a keyboard.

    It's good. Put hyper x pudding caps on it and it's eve better!

    Oct 22, 2021 10:47
  • Review by pheNOM1011, 10 out of 10
    Top gaming keyboard

    Keyboard is amazing. It's like an apex pro but with macro keys. The 1.0mm travel distance for actuation is insane. Keyboard looks, feels and is built great. It's not amazing for typing but it's fine. Gaming wise, it's amazing, especially for twitch games like CS GO, valorant, league etc.

    May 09, 2021 21:48
  • Review by Malcolm, 10 out of 10
    Awesome Keyboard

    Exceptional keyboard. A bit pricy but you can tell the quality with every keystroke.

    Jul 02, 2021 15:35
  • Review by Patrick, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Quality!

    Best keyboard on the market, if you replace the key caps with pudding caps then it makes it even better.

    Oct 30, 2020 23:31
  • Review by Eevee, 10 out of 10
    So happy!

    I am so I love with this keyboard! It performs so well and although it is pricey, I’d say it’s well worth it!

    Dec 11, 2020 18:01
  • Review by CrimsonLotus, 10 out of 10
    Honest I’m real person, my Keyboard review

    Works exactly how I imagined it would and was expensive but worth the money

    May 21, 2021 15:54
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - Orion Spectrum G910 Full-size Wired Mechanical Romer-G Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Maintain full control of your gaming commands with the customizable, illuminated keys on this Orion Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard. Connect the unit to a smartphone or tablet to display in-game information when you need a second screen. Anti-ghosting protection keeps the Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard from freezing up during intense gaming sessions.

    10 Features
  • Customizable RGB illumination: Enables you to personalize individual key lighting using a palette of more than 16 million colors.
  • Exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches: Give you incredible responsiveness, with a key actuation point up to 25 percent shorter. It's faster than standard mechanical switches.
  • 125 keys: Allow accurate typing.
  • 9 programmable G-keys: Let you create custom game macros, so you can quickly execute complex commands.
  • Dedicated media controls: Include play, pause, mute, volume and skip for one-touch operation.
  • Integrated arx control app (download required): Along with a smartphone dock lets you access in-game data on your smartphone or tablet without interrupting gameplay.
  • 113 key anti-ghosting: Reliably register inputs through even the most strenuous gaming sessions with anti-ghosting protection.
  • Absolute comfort: One large palm rest and adjustable feet ensure that you are in a comfortable position whether typing or gaming.
  • USB 2.0 interface: Establishes a reliable connection to your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HonestA, 8 out of 10
    Solid keyboard

    I have been using the keyboard for a couple weeks now and overall I am satisfied.

    Pros: Each key can change light color, complete with unique customized designs of your choice or use previously designed layouts using the free software download. The "arx dock release" aka the phone holder, works well and perfectly sized for my Note 9 (with bumper case) I have not used the suggested phone app as the reviews were poor and didn't have a need.

    Small Con: Un-customizable/always-on blue light is displayed for each: num lock, caps lock, scroll lock when turned on; plus the blue lights for the volume button and music control buttons in top right corner.

    Pro or Cons (depending on you): the keys hug your fingers (in my case this lead to my fingers tripping over other keys when typing fast, adjusting just fine) With this mechanical keyboard your typing will be heard by anyone in the room. Don't expect to add much height with the kickstand.

    Overall 4.5 out of 5 and would recommend; will adjust if anything goes wrong. Paid just under one-hundred USD(including tax) during sales for the general public in NOV'18. I have never owned an RGB mechanical keyboard until this G910 and dont regret it yet.

    Dec 03, 2018 18:10
  • Review by Connor, 10 out of 10
    A great performance keyboard.

    After shopping around for a new keyboard for almost a month, I bought this right away for one reason; in store, it was 99$. What a steal! I was so close to getting a G810 but once the sale started, it was a no-brainer.

    The keyboard will never slide around, and the Romer-G switches really allow RGB to shine. I'd say it's the cleanest keyboard I've owned. Pictures don't do it justice.

    The Romer-G switches themselves are fantastic. It's a great switch that has that tactile feel when making quick strokes, but just mushy enough so when writing an email, the sound isn't obnoxious.

    The keys in game, do they make a difference? Yes, I believe so. Any movement in say a shooter, really feels much more fluid with your mouse. But when snap shooting, it gives you the micro to precisely be where you want it.

    Cons: It's a big keyboard, which isn't a big deal for me but for others it may. Logoitech's software can be confusing but it's manageable.

    Overall, get it if you have the budget, get it ESPECIALLY if it's sub 100, and if you can't, get a G810, you won't be disappointed.

    Jun 22, 2018 16:27
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Not a fan of mechanically loud keyboards. This one has the feel of those keys but not noisy. Would buy again.

    Feb 12, 2021 15:43
  • Review by BonScottG, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Keyboard

    I have been using Logitech products for years. This Keyboard has been my Favorite so far. Keys are very responsive. Switches feel really good. You don't have to smash the keys down to get the job done. The RGB lighting is so nice. Way too many colors to play with. Software the comes with this has alot of really nice features. For the money I was very happy with this keyboard. I looked at alot of other brands but for my needs this has everything i needed.

    Sep 12, 2020 00:42
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME Keyboard!

    I upgraded from my Logitech G510+ to this. The difference is outstanding. Very smooth, the keys are a bit clicky but not overpowering and the ARX dock is awesome. Im using a 7" Tablet and its a perfect size. Has a bunch of different lighting effects in the software. I love this keyboard.

    Dec 23, 2016 18:24
  • Review by Kain, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    You get what you pay for, and it’s an amazing gaming bored. Extra programmable keys witch is handy

    Apr 17, 2019 22:40
  • Review by Enigma, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    I love it...its to cool for play games great for gaming guys and so much led mods..

    Sep 16, 2016 18:29
  • Review by Jesus, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard packed with all kinds of features!!!

    Being the first keyboard I've ever purchased, it feels so much better than the one on my PC. The keys are super responsive and make a decent sound when you're typing, but not so much while you play, other than the space bar. Not sure if I'm doing somethinh wrong during setup ot not, but the RGB lights from the keys don't exactly match the timing as the G logo on the top left or the G910 on the bottom left when I have a pattern running across from either left to right, top to bottom and vice versa. Easy fix though, I just left those two a constant color while the keys do their thing! The volume scroll wheel is super convenient as well as the ARX dock feature which holds my phone perfectly, even with a case! The little plastic bit that serves as a palm rest is convenient, but likes to snap loose when you try to pick it up by grabbing it from the top and bottom, but all you need to do is snap it back into place amd your good to go! All in all a pretty solid keyboard, especially with the programmable buttons and customizable profiles for different games! I still have yet to use most of the features that it has built in but so far I'm impressed!

    Feb 19, 2021 15:51
  • 9.4score
    REDRAGON - K582 SURARA RGB Wired Gaming Outemu Red Switch Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Enjoy fast, responsive gaming with this Redragon SURARA keyboard. The OUTEMU red keys offer accurate gaming, and the ABS material adds durability, letting you play worry-free. This Redragon SURARA keyboard has a lightweight, ergonomic design for added comfort during long gaming sessions, while 18 RGB LED lighting modes provide a customized setup.

    3 Features
  • 104 keys: Offer a comfortable typing experience.
  • Integrated numeric keypad: Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
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  • Review by J4k3, 10 out of 10
    Good keyboard

    Keyboard feels great. Quiet(ish) but consistent mechanical keyboard feel. Solidly constructed.

    weighs much more than expected.

    Using it in a office environment. Not much gaming happening here. Hands no longer ache every afternoon.

    Jun 21, 2021 10:19
  • Review by Matt, 10 out of 10
    Excellent keyboard, cool lighting, great price

    Great bang for the buck. Rgb lights have lots of cool settings & the software control allows you to customize your own settings easily.

    Keys press nicely, minimal wiggle. Satisfying mechanical “clack” sound when typing, it is quite loud but not enough to be annoying, it’s just right in my personal opinion. Great for gaming, although it does feel a little strange to type on; this is due to the red switches not providing tactile feedback when pressed but that is their intended function, still far superior in feel to a membrane or laptop keyboard.

    USB cable is quite long, so you are not limited in where you can place it.

    Although the keyboard is cheap, it is quite heavy & the feet are sturdy; this keeps it FIRMLY in place during use and it does not budge at all, which was my biggest concern buying a cheap mechanical keyboard.

    I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a keyboard for gaming purposes. For anyone looking for a keyboard NOT for gaming, I would probably recommend getting one with blue or brown switches instead of the reds that this keyboard uses, but this keyboard will still serve you very well for such a hard-to-beat price.

    Dec 11, 2020 16:16
  • Review by j0nny5, 10 out of 10
    Good value, works as advertised.

    Bought this for my nephew - he loves it! Real Cherry MX Red switches. I prefer the browns because they're a little clickier, but he has to be quieter since he lives at home. This fit the bill well. Plug and play, no issues so far.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:05
  • Review by Metal, 10 out of 10
    great purchase

    Great keyboard. I own another Red Dragon keyboard for my wife pc. She loves it as well.

    Oct 15, 2021 16:01
  • Review by Joey, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Nice Rgb keyboard with nice color patterns and clicking sounds

    Oct 14, 2021 07:33
  • Review by HollywoodCope, 10 out of 10
    Perfectly good keyboard

    Super stoked about this gaming keyboard, lights are awesome

    Oct 30, 2021 08:45
  • Review by Bord, 10 out of 10
    *

    Excellent product , im buy it to birthday gift to my son!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:26
  • Review by Jax712, 10 out of 10
    Best value

    I was looking for a clicky keyboard and I love using this one . I like how you can change the colors

    Aug 03, 2021 12:38
  • 9.4score
    SteelSeries - Apex 3 Full Size Wired Membrane Whisper Quiet Switch Gaming Keyboard with 10 zone RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    The Apex 3 gaming keyboard was built for the needs of gamers, with IP32 water resistance for protection against spills and accidents, as well as premium features like low friction whisper quiet gaming switches, 10-zone RGB customization, a premium magnetic wrist rest, multimedia controls, and anti-ghosting.

    8 Features
  • IP32 water-resistant: Prevents accidental damage from liquid spills.
  • 10-zone RGB illumination: Gorgeous color schemes and reactive effects.
  • Whisper Quiet Gaming Switches: Nearly silent use for 20 million low-friction keypresses
  • Premium Magnetic Wrist Rest: Provides full palm support and comfort
  • Dedicated Multimedia Controls: Adjust volume and settings on the fly
  • Three-Way Cable Routing: Three built-in channels where the cable can exit
  • Gaming Grade Anti-Ghosting: Won’t lose inputs when multiple keys are pressed
  • PC and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Entry level gaming keyboard

    This is the budget level keyboard that has many of the features that higher priced gaming keyboards provide. With the SteelSeries Engine software installed you can customize the 10 RGB zones for your illumination desire. The lights are bright, but kind of broad, so you can’t make individual keys light up like the SteelSeries Apex 5 or Apex 7, but can create shifting, steady, breathing or even audio visualizer color patterns. Just a word of advice, I didn’t realize it at first, but you have to select the zones you want to change for them to take effect, then save it to keep it that way.

    The keys are soft and quiet and since it uses a rubber membrane it gains water resistance. With the Steelseries Engine software you can also configure each key to be a different key, function or macro. With the Profile key combo you would think you can easily switch between the different configurations you design, but you can’t, not yet at least. You can however use the SteeleSeries icon in the tray tool and select the various configs that you set in the Engine software so that you can have a different color background that coordinates with your programmed key functions that might have macros assigned or such. The macro record and brightness keys work as described though. Just make sure to go in and give the macro a new name in the macro editor as you won’t be able to assign it with the generic name it creates.

    The added media button is a simple way to play/pause any media player as well as to quickly adjust the main system volume. The ability to route the cable through three different areas is something I forgot keyboards used to have as most of them now just have a static cable out the back. This is nice for anyone that wants to keep cables neatly to one side of the desk. The magnetic wrist rest appears to be made of the same material as the body of the keyboard. I wouldn’t say it is soft, like I think of a gel wrist rest, but it is helpful to give that added edge.

    Overall, if you desire an illuminated gaming keyboard without paying the premium, this is a nice one to have.

    Apr 17, 2020 14:23
  • Review by GREAT, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    Great keyboard really recommend I just switch to keyboard but ima keep upgrading keyboards once I get better this just the start

    Sep 23, 2021 21:19
  • Review by yourpapi, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Nice product! I recently started Keyboard and Mouse and this has been working really nice for me so far and awesome rgb lightning

    May 22, 2020 18:44
  • Review by LouRevue, 10 out of 10
    Ooh...purty lights.

    Really impressed with this keyboard. While this is the lower tier keyboard from SteelSeries, I think it’s still a decent keyboard for gaming or for just normal use. The keyboard has soft keys so it doesn’t have that click when you press the keys. Some people prefer that however I don’t. I like the fact they keys are fairly quite. The LED lights on this keyboard are very cool. I have mine setup at 2 seconds intervals and it cycles through the range of colors on the keyboard. Really like this aspect more than anything else. Nice rainbow of colors on my desk.

    One issue I noticed is the height of the keys. With the LEDs, it adds a bit of height to the keys which takes a bit of getting used to. The magnetic wrist rest helps a bit but typing on this keyboard does take a little getting used to.

    That said, still a solid feeling keyboard and the lights alone make it worth the purchase.

    Mar 27, 2020 22:58
  • Review by Caleb, 10 out of 10
    Great Price! Quietn and Responsive!

    Love this keyboard, shopped around for a bit. I'm extremely picky about keys and keyboards. The response to the keys is phenomenal and the switches are extremely quiet. If you like Blue switches for their sound don't buy this keyboard, if you don't like blue switches because of their sound BUY THIS DANG KEYBOARD! Your significant other will be dead asleep without being disrupted as you and the squad game late into the night!

    Feb 26, 2021 15:21
  • Review by S1oop, 2 out of 10
    Shift Symbols Printed Below Normal Key Symbols

    The keyboard is nice BUT the symbols accessed by the shift key are reversed on the keys. So while '5' being above '%' is no big deal, '[' being above '{' or '=' above '+' can be a real pain. Why on Earth did they do this????

    Aug 20, 2021 12:56
  • Review by buckbabes, 8 out of 10
    Great keyboard with extra springy keys.

    I've been testing the Steelseries Apex 3 RGB gaming keyboard for a few days and so far, my experience has been good. At first glance the keyboard looked a bit large but it's actually a standard size and shape. The keys are quiet and super responsive, key caps and wrist rest are nice and soft, RGB backlighting is vibrant. The plug and play setup was a breeze and the Steelseries Engine software made it simple to change the colors of the backlight, set the key bindings and change the polling rates which is great for aesthetics and gaming. It also included one of my favorite features which is the media control wheel. The only thing that I’m not a fan of is the extra springiness of the keys but, I guess that is the trade I have to make for them being quiet.

    With all that being said, this is still a great keyboard.

    Mar 29, 2020 12:18
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Quiet Mechanical Gamer

    This is my first Apex SteelSeries keyboard, and I'm really impressed. For the price, this easily bests other brands available at Best Buy and elsewhere. Plus, if you have a significant other, roommate, or co-worker that can't stand the loud typing from a previous mechanical keyboard, this will easily appease them.

    The keys feel great when pressed, the audible click is noticeably quieter, and the software makes configuration easy. Using the SteelSeries Engine Software (which can be downloaded from steelseries dot com), you can set the back light brightness (default on max), set key bindings for your favorite games or use, and configure the lighting. It comes with some basic presets, but can select from the RGB lighting space for the entire keyboard or for select zone. This won't allow customization of individual key colors, like others, but the zones make selecting areas of the keys for color coordination. The live preview option on the software didn't work for me, but your experience may be different (it was just stuck on red). Once you save a setting, you'll see the keyboard colors change based on the selections you made.

    The media controls are fairly basic, the scroll wheel controls the volume, and the white lit button below it controlled play/pause and skipping of tracks (double tap for forward, triple for backward).

    If you want to control the back light from the keyboard directly, simply hit the Apex button, located near the right CTRL key, and hit the F11/F12 keys. The F9-12 keys can be used with the APEX button to allow for Macro recording and Profile switching (if you've setup multiple profiles in the app).I found using the Function keys easy, and recording a macro was also fairly simple.

    Gaming with this keyboard was very satisfying, as the keys have a nice feel, and have a pretty quick response. The magnetic wrist pad was comfortable, and easy to install since it's just using magnets. The IP32 water resistant covering, under the keys, mean it takes spills fairly well. I don't recommend spilling anything into the keyboard, but it's a nice touch for those who like to drink their favorite beverage and experienced an accidental spill. In my testing, a water test passed with flying colors, only requiring that I tilt the keyboard a few degrees to let the water out, and then let it dry. It didn't skip a beat.

    Overall, for the price this mechanical gaming keyboard is hard to pass up. It offers an excellent, comfortable feel during use with no lag, and is much quieter compared to others. It lacks individual key colors, but the 10 zones are well aligned for some customization of colors. The app experience is actually pretty great, and you'll likely be prompted for a firmware update (which was SUPER quick).

    Mar 29, 2020 16:23
  • 9.4score
    Razer - Huntsman Mini 60% Wired Optical Linear Switch Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Dominate on a different scale with the Razer Huntsman Mini TKL — a 60% gaming keyboard with cutting-edge Razer Linear Optical Switches. Highly portable and ideal for streamlined setups, it’s time to experience lightning-fast actuation in our most compact form factor yet.

    7 Features
  • Razer™ Optical Switches for actuation at the speed of light: Offers faster, lighter, and smoother actuations than mechanical switches, and lasts longer as it requires fewer moving parts that operate with less friction. Comes in two variants—Linear and Clicky.
  • 60% form factor for a portable, streamlined gaming experience: Ideal for minimalist or smaller setups where desk space is a premium. Its compact build also means it travels well and is easier to position when gaming—allowing you to play more comfortably.
  • Doubleshot PBT Keycaps with side-printed secondary functions for a premium, textured quality: Designed for greater durability, they’ll never degrade to a shiny finish or have their labelling wear off with intense use. Side-printed secondary functions included for easier reference.
  • Onboard memory and lighting presets to take your settings anywhere: Store and activate up to 5 keyboard profiles without the need for software, as you personalize it further with a suite of Razer Chroma RGB lighting effects already loaded into the keyboard.
  • Detachable Type-C cable for easier setup and storage: Unpack, plug and play with minimal fuss for all your LAN parties and tournaments. A cable latch ensures that it stays securely connected during gameplay.
  • Aluminum construction for greater durability: The casing is robust enough to withstand long hours of intense, regular use and has a clean matte finishing.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma™ RGB with per-key lighting and underglow: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects, sync its keys and underglow with the rest of your battlestation, and enjoy greater immersion as it dynamically reacts with over 150 integrated games.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JupiterxJazz, 10 out of 10
    Best Keyboard

    This is probably the best keyboard I have ever used for gaming. The best part about it is how quiet the keyboard is. My fiancé would always complain about how loud my previous keyboard was and I’m not a fan of the clicky Keys. This is night and day. The keys are a bit harder to click but worth it when typing normal things. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants a great keyboard with noise suppression. I use it heavy for Warzone and other FPS games.

    Oct 06, 2020 16:43
  • Review by Jacob, 8 out of 10
    High Quality Mechanical Keyboard

    Overall, I am in love with this keyboard. The keyboard comes in high quality packaging and the build quality is amazing. I'd ssy it was definitely worth the price especially if you buy the one with red linear optical switches. They sound amazing and the keycaps come off perfectly so you dont have to worry about damaging them. The only thing I'd say that bothers me is just the stabilizers in the space bar becuase they sound a little weird. Other than that great keyboard and would recommend! You can also swap the keycaps to anythijg compatible with the switch. I personally used the HyperX black pudding keycaps and they look awesome. Take a look at the picture I posted.

    May 07, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Razer, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    Got it Friday March 19 best keyboard ever works good gaming experience is good not to loud would definitely buy another one I recommend

    Mar 21, 2021 12:24
  • Review by moraleshd, 10 out of 10
    Nice small black keyboard

    Nice lil keyboard. Cousin and friends have ducky but I wanted a nice small black one. I had a razor mouse so I decided to match. Great addition

    Jun 02, 2021 20:12
  • Review by isoe, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard

    Bought this for gaming and I love it . Keyboard is on point . The Razer Software is easy to use for config the keyboard . I would recommend this . Bought the green key caps to give it a little flavor .

    Apr 02, 2021 16:30
  • Review by 1Gratis, 10 out of 10
    Huntsman mini linear is the way to go!

    Linear is the way to go!

    Awesome feel for my minimalist setup and fits in my travel bag along with my laptop!

    Jan 23, 2021 22:48
  • Review by FYMAGGY, 10 out of 10
    Razer mini

    Loved this keyboard typing feels so smooth trust me just get it

    Apr 02, 2021 21:51
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Great product

    This is a superb little keyboard. Got it in the linear optical red switch.

    Pros

    -60% is cool

    -quality keycaps

    -comfortable, linear, fast switches w/internal dampeners

    -detachable usb c (nice)

    -on board storage available after installing synapse once making profiles and lighting. Then you can uninstall

    Cons

    -razer proprietary stabilizer keys (like space bar) sound awful

    And thats the only con for me. Easily fixable with an oring on center steam and outer stems of the stabilizer keys. Sound is much more quiet and consistent after.

    Jan 11, 2021 15:26
  • 9.4score
    Razer - Cynosa Chroma Full Size Wired Membrane Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Use this Razer gaming keyboard to navigate your favorite games with precision. The soft cushioned keys offer a comfortable typing experience, and it lets you program individual keys and assign macros for quicker, more confident keystrokes. This Razer gaming keyboard has customizable backlit RGB lighting for playing in darker environments.

    7 Features
  • Powered by Razer Chroma: The Razer Cynosa Chroma features individually programmable backlit keys with 16.8 million color options, all easily set through Razer Synapse.
  • Cable connection: Offers stable and convenient USB connection to your PC, makes the keyboard perfect when traveling.
  • Soft cushioned gaming-grade keys: Provide comfort with better housing support compared to rubber dome keyboards, so every keypress is solid.
  • Anti-ghosting with 10-key rollover: Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording: Provide additional comfort during gaming sessions.
  • Spill-resistant durable design: For every fist-pumping victorious moment, there's a chance of accidental water spillage on your keyboard. But thanks to the Razer Cynosa Chroma's resistance to spill, you can game with confidence, minus the damage.
  • Windows and Mac compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Jason, 10 out of 10
    Awesome keyboard

    So I got this keyboard to replace a solar Logitech that I had for the past few years..the battery started to go, and I'm sick of constantly needing to find light to charge it since my room is pretty dark throughout the day. I decided to go wired since I've begun gaming more on the PC anyway, so I found this Razer keyboard. It's really nice. Great feel for typing and for gaming, and the software is easy to use. The keyboard itself is pretty loud though so it's taking some time to get used to! However, the LED's are the coolest part and you can have all sorts of animations with them. My only gripe is the darkest level is 33% which makes no sense, and I wish it could go lower, only because when my eyes shift, I guess whatever the frequency of the LED is catches my eye every time. It's very odd. Either way, I just chose an almost black version of the color I wanted which makes it darker than 33%, so that's a quick work around. Either way, it's a great keyboard!

    Feb 12, 2018 09:47
  • Review by Zanodiamondsword, 10 out of 10
    Great Keyboard

    I bought this keyboard because it was the cheapest Razer keyboard I could find and its great. It has different keys than I was used to but now that I'm used to it I type much faster and play games better. The keyboard is compatible with Razer chroma (changing the colors) and macro (press one key then it automatically presses many) with the Synapse app.

    Jun 24, 2018 20:26
  • Review by Teumosh, 10 out of 10
    Theres nothing to complain about

    It gets the job done I use it for gaming and typing and at first it felt weird but now I've gotten use to it and it's amazing

    Jun 27, 2020 00:41
  • Review by ExoticStella, 10 out of 10
    such a great upgrade!

    I used to have a cyberpowerpc keyboard but it’s so great to have a upgrade! I love this keyboard and I hope it lasts me a good time!

    May 29, 2020 04:42
  • Review by mersh, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard for a gamer

    The Razer Cynosa Chroma is a gaming keyboard manufactured by Razer. It features Razer Chroma full RGB lighting. This is great for people who like their setups to be colorful and interesting. The keyboard has a nice "click" that is incredibly satisfying. You can assign custom functions called "macros" which give you the ultimate advantage in MMOS or MOBAS. This keyboard is a must-have for a gamer on a budget.

    Apr 24, 2019 14:36
  • Review by GamerZ, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming keyboard

    I’d give it 10 stars if I could. Absolutely the best keyboard I’ve ever owned. Very cool color display options and completely programmable, so I can easily customize my keys and functions to my liking. With all the options that are easily customizable I dominate game play. This keyboard rocks!

    Apr 15, 2018 09:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Good gaming keyboard for beginners !

    This gaming keyboard is really good for new beginners who wanna learn . It’s a big easier and the feeling of the key board makes it a bit easy . My lil brother totally recommends it.

    Oct 05, 2019 06:51
  • Review by badqat, 10 out of 10
    Solid keyboard for gaming and beyond

    Got this for work and light gaming - and it fits the bill nicely. Touch typists will appreciate the key action, and the options offered by Synapse make for a colorful experience. Macros are possible too.

    Not a true mechanical, so don't expect the feel and clack of one from the membrane switches here. That being said, if you're looking for a silent keyboard, look elsewhere, as this one does produce a nice bit of noise, but without the clack you'd get from a mechanical one.

    All in all, a nice, affordable gaming keyboard.

    May 08, 2020 20:32
  • 9.4score
    ROCCAT - Vulcan TKL Pro Compact PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Optical Titan Switch, AIMO RGB Lighting and Detachable USB-C Cable - Black
    Description

    ROCCAT’s award-winning Vulcan keyboard series has made a giant leap forward with the introduction of a tenkeyless variants. More and more gamers are recognizing that the number pad represents a relic from office days and is almost never used while gaming. This new generation is growing up without the sentimentality for traditional form factors. Instead, they’re uniquely aware of the benefits of tenkeyless: less desk real estate taken up by their keyboards means they can have a larger pad and use a bigger range of a mouse movements, ultimately giving them greater accuracy. The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro gives gamers the award-winning feature set of the original Vulcan in a smaller form factor. The low-profile design is engineered for comfort and to reduce typing fatigue. Enjoy impressive durability and build quality thanks to its reinforcing black anodized aluminum top plate, with switch housings designed to resist the dust build-up that typically affects mechanical keyboards. The addition of a detachable USB-C cable provides users with easier portability, especially with the on-board storage of a tournament profile for the same top performance at home and away. Dedicated mixer-style audio controls, and per-key AIMO RGB lighting round out a gaming powerhouse. The ROCCAT® Vulcan TKL Pro also boasts the prized linear Titan Switch Optical. ROCCAT is the first in the industry to engineer an optical switch that has a familiar mechanical key stroke feeling. This technology equips you with lightspeed actuation and incredible precision – a pivotal competitive advantage.

    10 Features
  • Award-Winning Design: The award-winning Vulcan keyboard is re-imagined in a tenkeyless form factor, without compromising on the award-winning design and features the range is known for. Everything you expect in a smaller design.
  • Tenkeyless Form Factor: A relic form the office, the tenkeyless form factor lets you game in a more natural, comfortable position whilst allowing for a larger pad and a bigger range of mouse movements thanks to the keyboard taking up less desk space, improving your aiming accuracy.
  • Tournament Ready: The introduction of a detachable USB-C cable provides users with easier portability and ability to use a custom cable. The on-board storage of a tournament profile ensures you hit the same top performance at home and away.
  • Optical Speed, Linear Mechanical Feel: ROCCAT’s new linear Titan Switch Optical equips you with the mechanical keystroke feel you know and love with speed and performance you’ve never experienced. It harnesses the speed of light that recognizes each keystroke cleanly, distinctly and with zero delay.
  • Long-Lasting Durability: The Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard is reinforced by an aircraft-grade black anodized aluminum plate to make it strong and durable. Thanks to the contactless Titan Switch Optical it offers twice the industry standard in switch durability that lasts for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Mixer-Style Media Controls: The tactile volume dial and mute button allow you to adjust volume & mute/unmute on the fly. Instant Control at your fingertips.
  • Easy-Shift[+]: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Our advanced anti-ghosting technology is optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • AIMO Illumination: ROCCAT® AIMO RGB produces vibrant lighting displays in 16.8 million colors right out of the box. It also syncs with other compatible AIMO products for illumination scenarios that flow from device to device.
  • 2-Years Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year limited manufacturer warranty.
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  • Review by Kelby, 8 out of 10
    Stylish Performer

    ---- Summary ----

    Pros:

    - Exceptional gaming performance

    - Stylish and compact design

    - Highly customizable lighting

    - Feels durable and sturdy

    - Detachable, braided USB cable

    - Dedicated volume control dial and mute button

    Cons:

    - Keys feel a bit too small for typing

    - No wrist rest

    ---- Review ----

    Design:

    With its compact tenkeyless (TKL) and low-profile design valuable desk space is freed up, yet the Vulcan TKL Pro makes a statement. Its build quality is admirable, and I like the look of matte black keys with a brushed aluminum backplate. The braided USB cable, mute button, and volume control dial are nice touches that are subtle but appreciated. The stylish design is further enhanced by the numerous key illumination settings that can be customized in the ROCCAT Swarm app. More on that later. Although I wouldn’t describe the Vulcan TKL Pro keyboard as ergonomic, its low-profile does make typing on it somewhat comfortable for short periods of time. However, if you’re doing a lot of typing, I wouldn’t recommend it as a daily driver. I think the main reasons I don’t enjoy the typing experience is the lack of a wrist rest and the somewhat small key size. There’s a fair amount of space between the keys, so I wish some of that space was utilized for a larger key size, and a detachable wrist rest would’ve been a nice add on to this great keyboard. With that said, I recognize the Vulcan TKL Pro is designed for gaming, so I didn’t feel that these typing related drawbacks should significantly affect my rating. I’m happy to report that gaming on it is a fantastic experience, and I have no complaints about the design in that regard. If your priority is typing effectively and comfortably, I wouldn’t recommend this keyboard, but if your priority is gaming performance, look no further.

    Gaming Performance:

    ROCCAT’s “Titan Switch Optical” delivers impressive responsiveness. I’ve used the keyboard while playing several different games, and each keystroke is always recognized without delay. There’s no “ghosting” either. I’m a fan of the sturdy, mechanical feel, and I think the level of performance is as advertised. Extensive use and long gaming sessions are no problem for this durable keyboard. My gaming performance may waver, but the Vulcan TKL Pro’s does not. Based on my positive experience using this keyboard, I trust that each keystroke will deliver a lightning-fast response, and that’s exactly what I look for in a gaming keyboard.

    Customization:

    All the customization options for the Vulcan TKL Pro reside in the ROCCAT Swarm app. It’s a quick download from ROCCAT’s website, and I had no issues installing the app or the recommended keyboard driver update. The key illumination options are extensive. There are several color themes to choose from that can be applied to the entire keyboard or specific keys, or you can fine-tune the color scheme using RGB number codes. Additionally, there are several lighting patterns/effects, and these can be customized for the entire keyboard or specific keys as well. The Vulcan TKL Pro also features AIMO intelligent lighting, which unifies AIMO-compatible devices and allows lighting effects to “jump” across devices. I wish I could test this feature out, but the Vulcan TKL Pro is the only compatible device that I have so far. Nonetheless, I like that the extensive lighting customization options allow me to make the keyboard look exactly how I want it. Other customization options include key assignments, character repeat, and sound feedback. These all work as designed, but I personally don’t like the sound feedback, which plays customizable sounds through your computer speakers upon pressing a key. The reason I don’t like it is the slight delay between keystroke and sound feedback. I prefer the natural sound that the keyboard itself makes. Overall, when it comes to customization options, there’s nothing more I could ask for.

    Verdict:

    Gaming on the Vulcan TKL Pro is fantastic, and it looks stunning. From aesthetic to performance, it’s easy to see that a lot of thought went into the design and engineering of this keyboard. I think it’s just shy of a five-star product due to the keys being a bit too small for typing and the lack of a wrist rest. However, there’s no doubt in my mind that the Vulcan TKL Pro is a contender for one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. If gaming performance is your priority, get this keyboard, but if typing effectively and comfortably is a dealbreaker for you, look into other options. Keyboard preferences vary from person to person, so if you can get your hands on one at a store before purchasing, that may help you make the decision.

    Oct 25, 2020 15:42
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    LOVE HOW IT LOOKS – GREAT FOR GAMING

    REVIEW: ROCCAT® VULCAN TKL PRO COMPACT OPTICAL RGB GAMING KEYBOARD

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    LOVE HOW IT LOOKS – GREAT FOR GAMING

    Perfect ascetic design. All in all, it is a very good keyboard and worthy of a test run for your gaming rig. Even my wife (who generally cares less about my computing gadgets) thought it looked cool and wanted it for her computer. I love the compact design and footprint (see pic to see how much smaller than my full size office keyboard). I love the analog control knob for volume. You can customize the colors to be / do just about whatever you want. The software is a lot more user friendly than another leading LED gaming keyboard. The inclusion of Arrow and Page keys is brilliant vs a full numeric keypad.

    FAVORITE FEATURES

    - Attractive Small Footprint

    - Full Stroke Keys with strong resistance

    - Arrow and Page Keys

    - Full Control of all keys for unique colors

    - Analog Volume Control

    - Dedicated Function Keys (sometimes not found on small keyboards)

    - Detachable USB-C cable. Such a good but simple idea

    SETUP:

    We temporarily went off the rails here. Before any testing, I always update to the latest drives and firmware. On the first installation of the SWARM software, the installer crashed. I rebooted and tried again, this time the installation completed, but it would start SWARM. Even after uninstalling and reinstalling it still would not work (SWARM would not load). I found a forum that said you needed to manually delete the directory where it installs and then try again. This time it worked. Once I fired up SWARM it found the keyboard and updated the firmware. So we are off and running.

    As mentioned, customizing the lighting was super easy with “predefined groups” of keys like “function”, “arrow” and so on. Once I had the keys and effects to my liking, I saved them to my default profile and selected “auto configure”. Now when I boot up, it loads my profile and assigns the right colors to the keys.

    Here is my pet peeve with LED keyboards. I HATE RAINBOW PATTERNS. I don’t want to see them ever. When the computer is booting, I have to wait until windows is loaded before the RAINBOW stops. Also, when the computer goes into screen saver mode the keyboard goes back into RAINBOW mode. I will allow that I might not be doing something correctly, but WHY WHY WHY won’t it save the default profile in the keyboard and leave it alone. Almost all but the most expensive LED keyboards have this behavior, so this is not taking away from the ROCCAT, I just wish it had this feature. (no points removed from review)

    USING THE KEYBOARD and FEATURES

    As for gaming, I tested this on Doom and Battlefront II. It worked great, I had no errors or misfires or ghosting.

    Again it a gaming keyboard, first and foremost and it does a great job in the respect. I think it keeps up with mechanical keyboards costing nearly 2X. I can highly recommend this for Gaming.

    I had strong hopes to use this as my everyday keyboard, but I can’t. Keeping in mind keyboards are a personal preference as well as muscle memory. The keys are (or seem) smaller than normal full size keys. There is room for larger keys, but instead they chose wider separation between keys (more air gaps). As a touch typist, I could not get use the smaller keys. I also found that for a “fast” keyboard, I was constantly missing letters as I typed. This could be because the keypress is pretty firm, or the small keys I’m not sure. It seemed that about every 4th letter it missed what I typed. My other “gaming” keyboard is full on mechanical (not simulated) and I’ve never had the issue of missing letters. I could probably get used to it, but I did not take to it right away.

    The other feature I tried but quickly disabled was the digital sound effect for key clicks. It is a great idea, but the effects could not keep up with my typing and it was throwing me off. The effect would occur a fraction after I pressed the key. In the end, it was just noise for the sake of noise. A tiny speaking in the keyboard would have been better assuming it was faster at making the noise closer to the keypress.

    OVERALL RECOMMENDATION

    I think it is a great keyboard, well made, with good software and granular control over lights. For gaming, you would have a hard time finding a better keyboard at this price. If you want mixed use keyboard, and are a strong typist, you might have to look at different units.

    For keyboards, speakers, and monitors, you really need to test these hands on.

    Oct 23, 2020 16:18
  • Review by DJSmooth, 8 out of 10
    ROCCAT who??—Exceptional gaming peripherals

    Overview—So let's be frank, before getting my hands on the Roccat Vulkan TKL Pro I wasn’t even aware Roccat was a thing. Later after doing a little research I learned it is a name from Turtle Beach, a name I’ve come to love for their headsets. Fast forward to review day, I learned Turtle Beach had acquired Roccat in mid 2019—knowing that really helped me understand the why’s to my ignorance.

    Anyway, the Vulkan TKL Pro is a heavily geared gaming keyboard, with it’s numeric keypad out of the picture for better mouse movement space. Beautiful, permanent, keycaps and dust proof key base. RGB backlit keys with a wide array of color choices/lighting patterns. It makes for a great gaming keyboard. Just be aware that the software side of things is a bit wonky, which I’ll cover further below. It 100% works flawlessly but configuring things is more complicated than it should be.

    Design—It’s brushed aluminum faceplate is a beautiful addition to the keyboard. The keycaps have a contrasting appearance from the faceplate making them slightly easier to see in an overly bright desk environment. The USB-A to Type-C is a braided but sturdy cable measuring roughly 5.5’. With a weight of 1lb 6.6oz it comes in as a very light, but sturdy keyboard.

    One thing I’d really like to point out that I am not a fan of. The volume and media controls could have had better placement. For one, the volume is a knob which reminds me of a Dj’s mixer more than anything. It feels out of place going from key presses during a game to lifting your entire hand off the keyboard to adjust the volume. A series of 6 buttons in the upper corner would have been a better option for me. It allows for the use of the index, middle, or ring finger over the thumb to control volume.

    Performance—The optical switches are quick and responsive, which makes great for gaming. However, I see that the key switches have a slight delay of about ⅛” before a keypress is registered. It isn’t bad, in my use case of typing, this is a benefit rather than an issue. Nor for gaming do I feel bogged down between keypresses. This goes for FPS, RPG, and platformers. It’s smaller frame makes for better placement on both desk and from yo9ur hands for more intense pvp matches. The last point I;d like to mention is that several of the FN (Function) shortcuts tend to have a delay. This most likely ties into the software aspect of things but do wish to point that out here.

    Software—So finally, the area I’ve had the most issues with. For starters, the swarm software features a rather un-intuitive interface. Mapping keystrokes for example, and other shortcuts have yielded little progress. You drag & drop and apply your settings, execute your keystrokes and get nothing. Only a specific set of keystrokes have worked for me and others, well no. The sound effects are a nice novelty addition. For the entire time of ownership I’ve used the clicking sound that triggers every time you press a key on the keyboard. Do note, only the Roccat keyboard will trigger a click. If you have more than 1 keyboard plugged in as I do your other keyboard will not trigger any click. Last but not least, most looking into these types of keyboards want that cool looking RGB functionality. Want pulsing light to flash across the keyboard? You got it! Next you want all blue keys permanently lit? You got it! Next you want a custom set of rules to flash your keys in a certain pattern using a specific set of colors? You don’t got it!!!

    The RGB customizations aren’t endless with Roccat’s Swarm software. There is a very low ceiling here. The presets are a little better as far as customizations. The only preset locked into being just that is the “Snake” preset which doesn’t allow any customization options other than speed. I’ve found that the default AIMO Intelligent Lighting preset is the best preset I like, everything else fells rather lacking.

    Conclusion—This was a tough one to weigh out and would definitely be a 5 star product. All-in-all, the Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro is a great gaming keyboard if you can get past the lack of customization options in your layout as everything else regarding the keyboard is of stellar quality. Software may see future updates which can potentially make your keyboard into an amazing piece of gaming gear.

    NOTE—Tested on both Windows 7 & Windows 10

    Oct 30, 2020 19:39
  • Review by Anonymous, 6 out of 10
    Wonderful hardware, but useless software

    Note: I purchased the wrist rest separately elsewhere

    I loved the keyboard itself, but I ended up replacing it for reasons I’ll cover in the Cons below.

    PROS

    - Incredibly buttery smooth switches and stabilizers. I’m not sure if they’re factory lubed or something, but I would bet money that you won’t find any non-custom keyboard with keys that feel this frictionless.

    - Beautiful keyboard in-person. However, you’ll see hotspots out of the corners of your eyes if you shift around in your seat too much, since there’s nothing diffusing the LEDs on the switches, and they’re mostly exposed.

    - Very vivid RGB.

    CONS

    - The software is extremely limited in what kind of control it allows you to have over the board. You can’t actually remap anything. You can change what some of the keys do when “Game Mode” is enabled in the sense that you can disable the key during Game Mode. You can also change the Caps Lock to function as “Easy Shift”, which is just Roccat’s version of something like Hyper Shift or G Shift. Holding this key down allows you to have access to alternate keys for part of the board, but only letter keys, and only as far over as the F key for some reason (So, QWERT, ASDF, ZXC. I don’t remember if V, G, and T are included or not, but I don’t think so.). They don’t let you change the Easy Shift functions of any other key. Actually, 1-5 might also be included, but I can’t remember. I was hoping I could remap my Caps Lock to something like CTRL, as I really didn’t find holding Easy-Shift (Caps Lock) down and pressing something like E as something that felt practical. When I first got the board, Easy Shift seemed to work across brands, and essentially holding it would activate Hyper Shift on my Razer MMO mouse, but they patched that out in any update for some reason, and it never worked again. This is a really terrible and convoluted solution to remapping keys.

    - The software felt like you bought a cheap knockoff keyboard at a premium price. It was super dated-looking and feeling.

    - The keys are a semi-glossy ABS, which shows natural hand oils very easily. I didn’t have the keyboard long enough for it to develop any permanent “shine”, or for any of the legends to wear off/down, so I can’t really confirm or deny anything to that nature. It’s not worth replacing the keys with normal PBT keycaps since it really ruins how good the switches underneath the keycaps feel (I tried it with some keycaps I had because I was curious). Roccat doesn’t seem to sell replacement keycaps for these Vulcan boards either as far as I could tell. They might be replaceable through your warranty, but they don’t give you any Avenue to get white keycaps for their TKL boards, for example (they don’t make a white version of the TKL keyboards for whatever reason).

    - Some like the volume knob, but I always felt like I was forcing myself to use it to justify its existence. Also, the keyboard’s backplate was metal, but the knob was a rigid plastic, and it felt kind of tacked on as a result.

    - The mute button that’s next to the volume knob can’t be remapped to anything else and didn’t really seem like something I wanted on the board after initially feeling like it would be nice to have. Also worth noting, after about a month of having it, i came over to my desk after a workout, but before getting a shower, and reached across the keyboard and I saw a single drop of sweat land on the mute button and got worried about it, but told myself there was no way it was enough to get down into the board, so it’ll be fine… Sure enough, the mute button would randomly toggle every once in a while and mute my sound periodically…

    I ended up replacing the keyboard mainly because I didn’t like that I wasn’t able to just remap keys (especially since I never use caps lock and that’s prime real estate when it comes to gaming). It felt like Roccat was actively limiting the usefulness of the board through the software. Eventually, I would have had to replace the keyboard regardless due to the issue with the mute button, but the missing ability to remap was the reason I chose to get a different brand entirely. Coincidentally, as it turns out, Logitech doesn’t let you remap their keyboards anymore either, so I returned that one and got a Corsair one, since they let you remap anything all the way down to the hardware level. Of note, if you care about remapping, Razer has onboard hardware profile storage and allows you to store most key remappings to the profiles, but the remaps don’t actually work without their software running in the background anyway… that’s a whole other topic though.

    May 07, 2021 16:57
  • Review by mskelbel, 10 out of 10
    Great gaming keyboard

    WOW! This is a pretty sweet keyboard! It's low profile, but the keys are tall so it doesn't feel too low. The volume is fast and easy mixer style knob and a mute button beside it. I really like the style. The keys have linear optical switches and it rates at 100 million stroke life cycle! That's pretty fantastic!!! The travel distance is super nice too with a very satisfying click with each touch and the keys just feel good. They are full size keys with decent spacing and doesn't feel crowded at all. It comes with a detachable USB-C cable if you're into custom cables. Oh, and this one is TKL: ten key less, giving more room for mouse movement. The really awesome lighting is AIMO intelligent so that it will sync with other devices that are AIMO compatible. The transparent switch housing makes the lighting on this keyboard gorgeous! The one downside I see with this keyboard: the oils on my fingers show on the keys a lot more than I would like. (No, I haven't eaten around my keyboard yet.) I love the closed off system so that it's easy to clean, just by tilting it to allow crumbs to slide right off (if you do eat while you game.) Overall This is a pretty solid keyboard and I'm very happy to have it.

    Oct 28, 2020 13:08
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    Premium in Every Sense of the Word

    This keyboard is amazing. As soon as I removed it from the box I was already impressed.

    Build quality is great. It’s a compact size so no number pad to the right like some larger keyboards provide, but there is plenty of space around the rest of the keyboard. It feels spacious and I never feel cramped when using this keyboard. It feels super premium and dense. The key travel is great, and each key has the same feel throughout. The RGB lights are nice and bright, but not blinding.

    It has some nice function keys on top to control music, and a great little dial to control volume levels. It took me a minute to get used to this keyboard since I was using a larger keyboard prior to this one, but now I wouldn’t go back to the other larger gaming keyboard I have. This one just feels so great to use. Plus, it takes up less real estate on my desk, which is a nice bonus.

    Oct 27, 2020 10:48
  • Review by PhillipB, 10 out of 10
    Really nice TKL wired keyboard.

    Nicely built. Medium weight. Not too plastic not too heavy.

    Keys stand up and looks really nice. Lights at the base of each key has clear plastic to show off LED lights nicely.

    Ran on window 10 with no problems.

    Used swarm software to customize light pattern, macros, delay time, sound feedback, etc is really cool...

    Swarm also has presets for certain games. And had my favorite Rainbow 6.

    Volume control is easy to use dial.

    Comes with everything needed to use.

    I would recommend this product.

    Oct 27, 2020 23:17
  • Review by Doosty, 10 out of 10
    Gaming keyboard

    This keyboard is nice. The rgb is cool to mess with. The app for it is easy enough to use as well. The keys are noisy compared to mechanical switches. My headset blocks them out and no one can hear them through my mic so it’s a nonissue. The lack of ten key saves some desk space as well.

    Aug 21, 2021 16:56
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - Orion Spectrum G910 Full-size Wired Mechanical Romer-G Tactile Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    Maintain full control of your gaming commands with the customizable, illuminated keys on this Orion Spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard. Connect the unit to a smartphone or tablet to display in-game information when you need a second screen. Anti-ghosting protection keeps the Orion Spark mechanical gaming keyboard from freezing up during intense gaming sessions.

    10 Features
  • Customizable RGB illumination: Enables you to personalize individual key lighting using a palette of more than 16 million colors.
  • Exclusive Romer-G mechanical switches: Give you incredible responsiveness, with a key actuation point up to 25 percent shorter. It's faster than standard mechanical switches.
  • 125 keys: Allow accurate typing.
  • 9 programmable G-keys: Let you create custom game macros, so you can quickly execute complex commands.
  • Dedicated media controls: Include play, pause, mute, volume and skip for one-touch operation.
  • Integrated arx control app (download required): Along with a smartphone dock lets you access in-game data on your smartphone or tablet without interrupting gameplay.
  • 113 key anti-ghosting: Reliably register inputs through even the most strenuous gaming sessions with anti-ghosting protection.
  • Absolute comfort: One large palm rest and adjustable feet ensure that you are in a comfortable position whether typing or gaming.
  • USB 2.0 interface: Establishes a reliable connection to your laptop or desktop computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HonestA, 8 out of 10
    Solid keyboard

    I have been using the keyboard for a couple weeks now and overall I am satisfied.

    Pros: Each key can change light color, complete with unique customized designs of your choice or use previously designed layouts using the free software download. The "arx dock release" aka the phone holder, works well and perfectly sized for my Note 9 (with bumper case) I have not used the suggested phone app as the reviews were poor and didn't have a need.

    Small Con: Un-customizable/always-on blue light is displayed for each: num lock, caps lock, scroll lock when turned on; plus the blue lights for the volume button and music control buttons in top right corner.

    Pro or Cons (depending on you): the keys hug your fingers (in my case this lead to my fingers tripping over other keys when typing fast, adjusting just fine) With this mechanical keyboard your typing will be heard by anyone in the room. Don't expect to add much height with the kickstand.

    Overall 4.5 out of 5 and would recommend; will adjust if anything goes wrong. Paid just under one-hundred USD(including tax) during sales for the general public in NOV'18. I have never owned an RGB mechanical keyboard until this G910 and dont regret it yet.

    Dec 03, 2018 18:10
  • Review by Connor, 10 out of 10
    A great performance keyboard.

    After shopping around for a new keyboard for almost a month, I bought this right away for one reason; in store, it was 99$. What a steal! I was so close to getting a G810 but once the sale started, it was a no-brainer.

    The keyboard will never slide around, and the Romer-G switches really allow RGB to shine. I'd say it's the cleanest keyboard I've owned. Pictures don't do it justice.

    The Romer-G switches themselves are fantastic. It's a great switch that has that tactile feel when making quick strokes, but just mushy enough so when writing an email, the sound isn't obnoxious.

    The keys in game, do they make a difference? Yes, I believe so. Any movement in say a shooter, really feels much more fluid with your mouse. But when snap shooting, it gives you the micro to precisely be where you want it.

    Cons: It's a big keyboard, which isn't a big deal for me but for others it may. Logoitech's software can be confusing but it's manageable.

    Overall, get it if you have the budget, get it ESPECIALLY if it's sub 100, and if you can't, get a G810, you won't be disappointed.

    Jun 22, 2018 16:27
  • Review by Robert, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Not a fan of mechanically loud keyboards. This one has the feel of those keys but not noisy. Would buy again.

    Feb 12, 2021 15:43
  • Review by BonScottG, 10 out of 10
    Great Gaming Keyboard

    I have been using Logitech products for years. This Keyboard has been my Favorite so far. Keys are very responsive. Switches feel really good. You don't have to smash the keys down to get the job done. The RGB lighting is so nice. Way too many colors to play with. Software the comes with this has alot of really nice features. For the money I was very happy with this keyboard. I looked at alot of other brands but for my needs this has everything i needed.

    Sep 12, 2020 00:42
  • Review by Steven, 10 out of 10
    AWESOME Keyboard!

    I upgraded from my Logitech G510+ to this. The difference is outstanding. Very smooth, the keys are a bit clicky but not overpowering and the ARX dock is awesome. Im using a 7" Tablet and its a perfect size. Has a bunch of different lighting effects in the software. I love this keyboard.

    Dec 23, 2016 18:24
  • Review by Kain, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    You get what you pay for, and it’s an amazing gaming bored. Extra programmable keys witch is handy

    Apr 17, 2019 22:40
  • Review by Enigma, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    I love it...its to cool for play games great for gaming guys and so much led mods..

    Sep 16, 2016 18:29
  • Review by Jesus, 10 out of 10
    Keyboard packed with all kinds of features!!!

    Being the first keyboard I've ever purchased, it feels so much better than the one on my PC. The keys are super responsive and make a decent sound when you're typing, but not so much while you play, other than the space bar. Not sure if I'm doing somethinh wrong during setup ot not, but the RGB lights from the keys don't exactly match the timing as the G logo on the top left or the G910 on the bottom left when I have a pattern running across from either left to right, top to bottom and vice versa. Easy fix though, I just left those two a constant color while the keys do their thing! The volume scroll wheel is super convenient as well as the ARX dock feature which holds my phone perfectly, even with a case! The little plastic bit that serves as a palm rest is convenient, but likes to snap loose when you try to pick it up by grabbing it from the top and bottom, but all you need to do is snap it back into place amd your good to go! All in all a pretty solid keyboard, especially with the programmable buttons and customizable profiles for different games! I still have yet to use most of the features that it has built in but so far I'm impressed!

    Feb 19, 2021 15:51
  • 9.4score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins Core TKL Wired Mechanical Linear Red Switch Gaming Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    Get a more satisfying typing experience with this HyperX Alloy Origins Core mechanical gaming keyboard. The mechanical switches offer fast, responsive inputs and satisfying tactile feedback, and the sturdy aluminum body ensures stability. This HyperX Alloy Origins Core mechanical gaming keyboard has adjustable feet that offer three tilt levels for maximum comfort.

    3 Features
  • Adjustable keyboard height: So you can set the keyboard where it is most comfortable for you.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Windows compatible: For use with your existing computer.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Mcpeen, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard for a great price

    I really like this keyboard. I've never cared for the full-sized 104-key keyboards, I always smack my mouse into the side of the numpad.

    When my favorite keyboard started showing signs of giving up the ghost (Qisan MagicForce 68 -- I still love it but it has some issues that were increasingly frustrating), I knew that I wanted a replacement board that's tenkeyless with mechanical linear switches that don't wobble, and ideally connects via USB-C with assignable per-key RGB that doesn't have a bloated nightmare for a software controller. I also preferred to pay less than a hundred dollars.

    When I was researching reviews on YouTube and reddit, I saw that the Alloy Origins Core was getting consistent mentions about quality and value.

    This board could cost twice the price and people would probably buy it, especially with aqua switches. Admittedly, I've never tried the aqua switches, but from the reviews I've read, people seem to really like them. The red switches, which are closest to my preferred black switches, feel great, and the RGB shines really nicely through the keys. The caps bottom out really nicely with a solid 'thonk,' and it's not unbearably loud or rattly. I added my rubber textured WASD keycaps, and I was able to find a color scheme that doesn't clash too much. I always flip my spacebar because I find it to be more comfortable, so that might look odd in the picture. The backplate is aluminum, and it has a nice heft to it. I wasn't planning on using the angled feet, but the shorter legs ended up feeling quite comfortable for my posture.

    Lastly, the HyperX Ngenuity software just got an update, and it's delivered thru the Windows Store rather than a sketchy download. It's responsive and intuitive, and it looks like new features are being added all the time. It was trivially easy to add colors to each key. The community manager seems to be active on reddit and responsive to feedback too, so that's a bonus. You can have a bunch of software profiles, and then map three profiles to the presets on the function row for easy switching.

    Figuring out how to remap keys took a bit of trial and error, but I found a workaround for some issues I encountered. (If you need to swap functionality of two keys -- for example, I swapped Escape and backtick/tilde because I'm used to 60% boards -- I had to map Key 1 to a random key, map Key 2 to Key 1, and finally use the random key to enter the key in the remap function for Key 2, and then delete the random key remap to reset to default)

    HyperX was just acquired by HP, so I'm hoping that they continue to make solid, high quality products.

    Jul 14, 2021 10:38
  • Review by Josh, 10 out of 10
    Such a good feel

    Best keyboard I’ve ever purchased. HyperX keyboards are on the pricey side, but you pay for what you get. They feel so comfortable to use, and they look incredible. I got the HyperX white pudding keycaps as well, and the combination is insane. Would 100% buy again.

    May 07, 2021 15:16
  • Review by Jcar, 10 out of 10
    #1 Gaming Keyboard

    Super fast and very nice, I will buy it again if I needed

    Jun 06, 2021 12:52
  • Review by Lovemycoffee1, 10 out of 10
    My favorite gaming Keyboard;feels and looks great!

    Setup- Really easy to setup you pretty much just plug it in then your good to go, to change the RGB colors or key bind you can easily do it with their program called HyperX NGENUITY.

    Performance- This is my first official gaming keyboard, the size is great and makes it a lot easier to game on. The way the keys feels is great, they don't make too much noise but at the same time sound really good. I changed the key-caps around with the HyperX White Pudding key caps. They make the RGB look a lot better and the white color matches my setup.

    Any Problem's- I haven't really had any issues with this keyboard at all. Everything is really easy to use and very responsive.

    Overall I really love this keyboard; at first I bought the HyperX Alloy FPS, but returned it when I noticed they had this one for pretty much the same price. This one uses aluminum body compared to the Alloy FPS which uses a different one. I would for sure buy this keyboard again and I suggest you get the HyperX pudding key-caps to go along with it. If you do get the key-caps make sure to get it from BestBuy or amazon; HyperX direct took a while to arrive. I was able to completely customize the RGB to my liking which I loved.

    Hope this helps someone :)

    Oct 15, 2020 18:56
  • Review by imJaeThough, 10 out of 10
    Great TKL keyboard.

    Wanted more room on my desk, so this TKL design is perfect for that. This keyboard is super solid, the design of it makes it beyond easy to clean unwanted debris from between the key caps. I'd imagine it's just as easy to switch key caps and switches, but this is perfect for me as is. It's touchy and responsive but not mushy feeling. The detachable cord is a plus. I love the per key illumination as well. Excellent keyboard for gaming and every day use. The software for the RGB is pretty good and you can save 3 profiles directly on the keyboard. To be honest, j would've paid at least 120 usd for this keyboard. Got it for only 70 usd.

    Jan 22, 2021 19:40
  • Review by HyperXLogi, 10 out of 10
    Looks great, Feels Great.

    This is a solidly built keyboard and looks great especially after adding the White Pudding Keycaps!

    Feb 20, 2020 17:49
  • Review by Velixir, 10 out of 10
    Well Made Keyboard

    Excellent keyboard that is made out of premium materials. I love how the keyboard is made of aluminum and is metal from top to bottom. The HyperX red switches are very responsive. Added some pudding caps from HyperX and the led lighting is fanstastic. I highly recommend this keyboard.

    Apr 26, 2021 18:40
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    Favorite Keyboard ive owned

    Love the ten keyless design how sturdy the keyboard is with its metal base, i switched keycaps for hyperx keycaps to make the lighting pop even more and it just looks amazing. I wanted a quieter mechanical keyboard since i came from a razer keyboard that was waaaaaaaaaaay too loud. The braided detachable type c cable is great for being on the move. 10/10 keyboard.

    Jan 03, 2020 20:15
  • 9.4score
    Razer - Cynosa V2 Full Size Wired Membrane Gaming Keyboard with Chroma RGB Backlighting - Black
    Description

    For the true taste of full-blown RGB gaming, look no further than the Razer Cynosa V2. With individually backlit gaming keys powered by Razer Chroma RGB, customize the keyboard to your heart’s content and enjoy a new level of gaming immersion made possible by dynamic lighting effects.

    5 Features
  • Individually backlit gaming keys: The Razer Cynosa V2 is super comfortable to use and has a low sound profile, with its premium per-key lighting offering a greater depth of RGB customization.
  • Powered by Razer Chroma RGB: With 16.8 million colors and a suite of effects to choose from, personalize your keyboard and enjoy greater immersion with dynamic lighting effects that occur as you game on Chroma-integrated titles.
  • Fully programmable: Make your execution and gameplay more efficient by mapping your desired functions via Razer Synapse 3, and tweak the keyboard to suit your playstyle by creating and saving unique profiles and macros.
  • Dedicated Media Keys: Configure them to pause, play, skip and adjust everything from brightness to volume—the ultimate convenience as you enjoy your entertainment.
  • Cable routing options: The Razer Cynosa V2 is designed with grooves that allow you to neatly tuck in its cable and feed it out in any direction, so you can keep your desktop clear of clutter and mess.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Gary, 10 out of 10
    Just dandy

    I love this keyboard works well not too loud when I am working or gaming. I am very happy haven’t had any issues at all.

    Sep 21, 2021 18:59
  • Review by Bobby, 10 out of 10
    Love it

    Love this so far.. I have not set up the online function were I can change the color and so on. But its changes colors now just not set to a rhythm or rainbow..

    Mar 19, 2021 19:16
  • Review by Inspectrex, 10 out of 10
    Keep your fingers happy, buy a better keyboard

    Better than regular keyboard. Not a heavy gamer, but working from home a lot. If plugging into a dock instead of directly into a laptop or computer be careful. Make sure dock firmware is up to date or you may get key lag (it's not the Cynosa).

    Nov 30, 2020 08:15
  • Review by GroguOP, 10 out of 10
    This Razer keyboard has such a good feel

    Great little keyboard such a big fan of Razer products

    Jan 25, 2021 23:28
  • Review by MarFen, 10 out of 10
    Love this keyboard

    It's amazing. The customization is phenomenal. Great purchase

    Jan 06, 2021 08:57
  • Review by Lambocake1, 10 out of 10
    Razer cynosa v2 is the best

    It’s awesome feels good had a really good response on games and it is the best keyboard I used

    Mar 01, 2021 10:16
  • Review by ErickC94, 10 out of 10
    After almost two years with mechanical keyboards,

    I have owned and used a blackwidow ultimate 2017 for almost two years and although I love the clicky loud green switches they have to offer, it was just time for an upgrade. The caps are beginning to wear and the cable has gone finicky. So I did some searching and got my self a switch tester with all various switches from manufacturers. I wanted something quiet, yet not so sensitive. I also own a blackwidow te tkl v2 with yellow switches and day to day typing is a nightmare (for me at least) with those super sensitive switches. I find myself typing a wrong key often. I barely owned that keyboard for 6 months before I went back to my blackwidow ultimate 2017 just this month. I felt cherry browns and razer orange might be the best switch to me, but I did not feel like spending much on a keyboard as I hardly use it when gaming on my PC now (controller user). Corsair offers the K55 (cheaper, also a membrane) and the newer K60 SE with cherry viola switches (more expensive, do feel nice), but I will admit I am a Razer fanboy as I have never had an issue with their products QA, dying on me, or issues with customer service since I switched over to using them in 2016. Out of the box, the cynosa v2 is presented in a much more generic looking package, the insert is brown and not padded like the more expensive offerings from Razer and it came wrapped in a clear plastic covering. One thing I did notice is Razer dropped from the previous cynosa is the LED logo from the bottom of the keyboard, now it just says 'Razer', definitely not a deal breaker though. Setting up the device was easy, W10 installed the driver and synapse detected a new peripheral automatically. Setting up the lighting was a breeze along with the macros. In terms of design, this board has a much more utilitarian look, matte black and a slim profile. One of the main reasons I went with the V2 over the original cynosa is due to the fact they included media keys, which do come in handy. The keys feel nice, and the keystrokes actuate with no issues. Definitely an easier typing experience already when compared to the yellow switches. I do wish Razer included a wrist rest like the ornata with the cynosa v2, but again not a deal breaker. I mean, it does what a keyboard should do, type. Keys register as they should and it has rollover, I have not missed a keystroke as of yet. But if you are picky and don't like what most call 'mushiness', then of course spend more and get a mechanical. But if your just a regular user, don't like mechanical, beginner PC gamer, or don't want to spend much on a gaming keyboard, the cynosa v2 definitely get's my thumbs up. Many would consider this a downgrade, but I did not see it as a downgrade for me personally. I was able to snag it for just under $30 buts it's a steal even @ $59.99.

    Dec 30, 2020 21:23
  • Review by lisse, 8 out of 10
    Great keyboard for beginners.

    The keyboard is great, I would love for the keyboard to have a better grip. Love the changing colors! Overall, this is a great keyboard.

    Sep 04, 2020 16:58
  • 9.4score
    Logitech - G815 LIGHTSYNC Full-size Wired Mechanical GL Clicky Switch Gaming Keyboard - Carbon
    Description

    G815 packs advanced gaming technologies into an ultrathin and sophisticated design. Fully customizable per key, LIGHTSYNC RGB technology also reacts to in-game action, audio and screen color as you choose. With a sleek, impossibly thin yet durable and sturdy design, G815 features high-performance low-profile GL switches available in Clicky, Tactile, or Linear experience. Programmable G-keys let you create and execute complex actions simply and intuitively, and the volume wheel and media keys give you fast, easy control over video, audio, and streaming. G815 also features a USB pass-through to quickly plug in a flash drive or another device to charge.

    9 Features
  • LIGHTSYNC RGB technology: Lets you personalize each key or create custom animations from approximately 16.8M colors using Logitech G HUB software.
  • Logitech G HUB software: Gives you easy control to customize and access advanced features. Customize by game, connect to third-party apps such as Discord, or download and share custom game profiles with the Logitech G community.
  • USB 2.0 pass-through: The additional, dedicated USB cable connects the port to its own input for full power throughput and data speed, requires two USB ports.
  • Low-profile mechanical switch: Offers the speed, accuracy, and performance of a mechanical switch at half the height. The GL Clicky switch features a distinctive sound and tactile feedback.
  • Five dedicated G-keys: Can be programmed with custom macros and commands per game or app profile. Use Logitech G HUB to easily set up and manage profiles, commands and more.
  • Dedicated media controls: Provide convenient and easy control to quickly play, pause, skip, or mute your media.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy: Delivers an incredibly thin but rigid and durable design.
  • USB interface: Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac: Works across a wide array of computers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ryanmcv, 10 out of 10
    The Gaming Keyboard Reimagined

    I'm usually one to laugh at premium-priced gaming accessories, especially keyboards. But Logitech's new G815 wired keyboard is hard to resist for any PC enthusiast. It's sleek, incredibly thin, solidly built, and has one of the most satisfying key switches I've ever used.

    === DESIGN & COMFORT (4.5 Stars) ===

    - The G815 has a brushed-metal, charcoal-grey finish atop a solid plastic body. The keyboard is unbelievably thin -- less than 1 inch thick -- and is a welcome addition to my minimalist desk.

    - All of your standard gaming keyboard keys are here: a column of macro keys on the far left; three dedicated profile keys at the top; a backlight brightness key; and a key to enable Game Mode (which disables certain unneeded keys for gaming).

    - I'm a huge fan of the dedicated media key section at the top-right corner of the keyboard. The volume roller allows for precise volume control and the Play, Pause, Skip, and Mute keys seem to work with all of my media programs like VLC and Media Player Classic.

    - There are feet to increase the height and angle of the keyboard, but they only have one setting, leaving the keyboard fairly flat on my desk. There are times when I like to have my keyboard at more of an angle, so this is a small disappointment.

    - To achieve this design, Logitech had to sacrifice a wrist wrest for both the G815 and the wireless G915. I think it's a minor sacrifice in the grand scheme of things, but it's worth noting.

    === GL CLICKY SWITCHES & KEYS (5 Stars) ===

    - The GL Clicky switches feature an audible click and satisfying, tactile feedback as it reaches its actuation point of 1.5mm. At half the height of standard mechanical switches, the GL switches have a 25% faster actuation time.

    - The low profile of the keyboard and keys themselves makes it easy to type for long hours without tiring your fingers.

    - The keys themselves seem a bit more compact than larger keyboards, and the key caps may even be smaller than I'm used to. I find myself sometimes hitting adjacent keys more than I usually would, but I seem to be adjusting pretty quickly.

    - I've played Doom (2016) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider for several hours each with the G815. It's certainly the most responsive and comfortble keyboard I've gamed with. The low-profile switches definitely help register important keys quickly and repeatedly with minimal spring-back.

    - Typing on the G815 with the GL Clicky switches is an experience that can't be properly conveyed with words. You need to try this out for yourself to really get a feel for just how comfortable and satisfying it is.

    === CUSTOMIZATION & FEATURES (4 Stars) ===

    - The keyboard is controlled and customized through Logitech's G Hub software. There are dozens of pre-programmed RGB effects such as color wave, ripples, ocean waves, starry night and more. The RGB lighting is insanely customizable -- you can use the color brush tool to change the exact color of every key.

    - Unlike some gaming keyboards, not every key on the G815 can be customized. You're limited to the five macro keys across three macro profiles, so 15 macros in total.

    - You can customize which keys will be disabled during Game Mode, such as disabling the Windows key to avoid pausing or exiting the game.

    - Unfortunately, my keyboard has lost its connection to the G Hub software a few times since I received it. When this happens, my RGB and macro settings disappear until I either restart my computer or force-kill the G Hub app. I'm not sure what causes this, but I'm hoping it will improve with future software updates.

    - The G815 has a USB port at the top, which is great for quickly connecting flash drives or charging devices.

    === OVERALL (5 Stars) ===

    Setting aside the price, this has to be the best wired gaming keyboard on the market. Logitech has carefully reimagined and redesigned every aspect of its flagship keyboard lineup resulting in a beautiful design and incredible performance. I honestly can't think of anything else I would want in a keyboard.

    If you're trying to choose between the wired G815 and the wireless G915, keep in mind that the keyboards are identical except for the wireless connectivity. I chose the G815 since my keyboard is always in one spot and I already have enough devices that need to be charged.

    It's hard to ignore the hefty price. There are wired keyboards available for well under $100 with most of the same customization features. The G815 is absolutely a luxury keyboard -- and if you're serious about your gaming setup and having the best of the best, then this is the keyboard you want.

    Aug 19, 2019 17:46
  • Review by RonO, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!

    The keyboard is sturdy and has a quality feel to it, no flex to speak of. The housing seems to be anodized aluminum and is fairly thin and compact for a full size keyboard. The media keys are a nice touch without taking up too much space.

    The low profile keys take a little getting used to but they have a good feel and are quite comfortable to type on. I'd say the switches have a lighter actuation than Cherry blues but still have a satisfying click. I'm not usually a fan of clicky switches but these aren't overly loud. The space bar seems sturdy enough and actuates correctly if pressed on the corners.

    The G-Hub app is not the greatest but it gets the job done. It's got the usual profiles, macros, and lighting settings which seem to work correctly. The light sync works with a lot of games to give a little extra ambiance but it can be disabled in the app if it gets annoying. If you've got other Logitech stuff it's pretty easy to sync all the RGB.

    Overall I'm pleased with its performance, I don't have any complaints about it really. I'd recommend a good wrist rest for a little extra support. I've only had a couple weeks with it but I'll update my review after a few months or if I run into any issues.

    Apr 10, 2021 21:00
  • Review by SteveC, 6 out of 10
    Nice but needs improvement

    I’ve been a fan of Logitech devices for years, as far back as the Mouse Man mouse in the early 1990s. I’ve owned multiple other branded keyboards, mice, speakers, and none of them had drawn me back as well as the Logitech devices. If you were to look around our home now you would find a few different Logitech Keyboards, Mice, Speakers and other peripherals, you may be able to find one or two off branded items but that’s it.

    I was using a G910 gaming keyboard and have been using it since they first came out a few years back. I’ve never had any problems with it and it is still my favorite keyboard for gaming, “I’m mainly a FPS and RPG gamer, “going way back to the Commodore 64 days”. I’ve been playing The Witcher 3 “again” and that’s when I saw the news about the new line of Logitech keyboards were coming out and wanted to give the G815 a try.

    First Looks:

    The keyboard came well packed with only a simple instruction book, “G” sticker, that’s it. The keyboard itself is very slim and compact, “makes my G910 look huge”, but that’s a good thing. I’ve always found the 910 to be bulky and a little too wide, “I’ve gotten used to that” but do find myself pushing the keyboard left/right due to the width and trying to keep my mouse near, it just takes up a lot of space. The G815 is a lot narrower, the height is a lot less and the width is finally where it needed to be.

    Even with everything slimmed down the new G815 is no lightweight, it’s actually very sturdy and has a good heft to it, the 910 weighs in at 3.5lbs and the 815 at 2.5lbs, lighter but still pretty hefty for a keyboard. It also has some pretty thick rubber feet on the bottom and it won’t be sliding around my desk. There are two adjustable legs under side also, with two different heights, “I’m using the lowest right now”. The aluminum top half of the body is pretty thick and rigid; it’s going to be a breeze to clean off anything that gets on it.

    The first thing I noticed though is there isn’t a wrist rest included, and that’s something I’m used to having so if you want to get one ahead of time if you are replacing a keyboard that has a built in wrist rest like the 910 has.

    The attached cable is a little unusual too, it has a split end with two full sized USB connectors, looking closely they are marked with a keyboard symbol and a USB symbol, the second one with the USB symbol is for a USB port on the keyboard itself “didn’t even notice it at first” but you can plug in your mouse transmitter/receiver or mouse cable here. I’m currently using the G703 mouse wired and it works perfectly connected to the USB port on the keyboard.

    The layout of the keyboard is pretty good, most of the keys are in the same place except the 910 has a secondary row of programmable keys on the upper left side where the 815 does not. “I never used those keys so I’ll never miss them.” There are media keys just above the keypad, and above those is a volume roller, it’s a lot smaller in diameter than the one on the 910 but it’s a lot wider and very easy to use. My only complaint is the Num and Caps lock LED at the top is really bright white “you can’t miss it” and for me it’s distracting, I’ll be putting something over those to dim them down to a reasonable level.

    Software:

    The new G Hub software replaces the old Logitech Gaming software that was getting pretty old and hadn’t been updated since 2016, “It still worked well for my uses”. The new software is more streamlined and better looking and allows you to set the keyboard lighting to any of the presets or you can create your own custom one. Macros are easy enough to set up and there’s plenty of options for them. The only annoying thing I find is if I select a preset like “Echo Press” the change the colors to my liking, I cannot find how to save that because if you try out any other setting and then go back it reverts back to the default, hopefully that will be addressed in a future upgrade.

    Actual use:

    I already had the G Hub software installed and it’s a nice upgrade over the old gaming software.It’s easy to use and custom configure your back-light settings. Each key is full RGB and can be set to any color you prefer, or you can use one of the presets in the G Hub software.

    Typing on the keyboard is great; the keystrokes are shorter than the 910s and feel lighter because of it. The “clicky” feedback is exactly what I like, not to loud and has a nice subtle old school click to it.

    I’ve been playing Witcher 3, Fallout 4, and Skyrim on it and its working great. It’s not exactly the same feel as the 910 so it’s taking a little bit to get completely use to it. The keys on the 910 are very concaved / sculpted, and easy to find center. The 815s keys are slightly concaved but easy enough to find center on by feel.

    Conclusion:

    Unfortunately this isn’t a perfect keyboard “for myself or my wife”, my first complaint being the Num and Cap Lock lights are very bright white, and you cannot change or dim them in any way. I usually game in an unlit room and those two lights stick out like “a sore thumb”. This is something that for a keyboard of this price should not have been over looked. Those lights on the 910 are a nice blue that while cannot be changed are dim enough not to bother me. I solved this problem by placing some colored gel filter over them, shouldn’t have to do that. My wife saw that and made the same remark, “why are they so bright, it’s annoying”.

    The second big gripe is how the keys are back-lit “highlighted”, the lettering is not centered but off centered to the top of each key. The symbols on the numeric keys are not lit, and very lightly printed, if you happen to look down to find a symbol you won’t see it in a darkened room “should have your keyboard memorized anyway, but not good for an average typist”, my wife saw this and hated it.

    The rest of the keys like the “ ‘ : ? . ,” are all back-lit and printed upside down to every other keyboard I’ve ever used, nope not liking it, and another contention my wife has with this keyboard “she doesn’t want to use it and want’s the old 910 style keys. She did say though that typing on it was great, she really liked the short keystroke and how the keys feel, but if she has to glance down to find a specific key like the “{“then you aren’t going to find it, only the “[“ part is back-lit, so for her this keyboard is a no go and wants to use the 910 over it. I have a Mec 15 laptop that has mechanical keys, the keys are back-lit at the top just like this keyboard but they didn’t print them upside down, all keys and secondary symbols are printed side by side so everything is backlit and easy to find in a dark room, I wish the 815 were like that.

    For me, I don’t care for the positioning of the key labeling and how it’s reversed on those keys; I can live with it but don’t care for it at all. I do like typing and game play on it as the short keystroke is great, but these shortcomings mentioned should not be there on a keyboard that’s priced like this one.

    This is going to be one of those love/hate things where you just have to try out the keyboard itself and see if it's to your liking or not. If you don't mind the way the keys are printed and back-lit then you will really enjoy this new keyboard, I myself may end up going back to the 910 mainly for the way the keys are back-lit, otherwise typing on it is really good.

    Aug 19, 2019 13:03
  • Review by CraigB, 10 out of 10
    Metal low profile without sacrificing the switches

    Pros

    Long key travel

    Fast actuation, only 1.5mm

    Satisfying click when activated

    Light feel to key travel

    Full RGB effects per key

    RGB effects can change automatically per game

    Five programmable keys and four macro keys

    Game mode button disables your problem keys

    Adjustable brightness

    Low profile for mechanical keyboard

    Media keys and volume scroll wheel

    USB Passthrough

    Metal top plate makes for a rigid build

    Cons

    Concave on keys too subtle

    Smooth finish on keys allows fingers to drift easier

    F and J tabs on the small size to quickly find your position

    Programmable keys hard to tell from main keys on the left

    Design

    The Logitech G815 has a plastic base with a metal top plate which allows the low-profile design to retain a surprising amount of rigidity. The main portion of the keyboard is a standard size and layout so nothing to mess up your muscle memory. Keys have a slight concave to help with locating. The switches are mechanical with a light and satisfying click when activated. Activation distance is 1.5mm and the total travel distance is 3.0mm. The keys sit above the deck, so the lighting effects are visible from the sides and anything that falls between the keys is easy to find. The configurable backlight for each key also gets very bright if you want so you should have no trouble seeing it even in a bright room or barely visible in a dark room. To the left of the main keyboard are five programmable buttons. To the top left of the keyboard are three macro buttons and a macro record button which you can set to change the function of the programmable keys on the fly or do things such as change your lighting profile. To the right of the macro keys are a joystick key and backlight key with 5 brightness levels. To the far right above the number pad are media keys for back, play/pause, forward, and mute. Directly above the media keys is a large scroll wheel to allow quick volume changes. Included is a USB passthrough port which Logitech doesn’t seem to specify which revision. The port has no indications of USB 3, so it is most likely USB 2. The USB cable is thick and braided and requires 2 USB, one for the keyboard and the other for the passthrough.

    Usage and Performance

    Macro keys and programmable keys are nothing new. What is different, that not all gaming keyboards have, is the ability to set macro and programmable keys to switch function based on the game you play. If you prefer specific key combinations between games, you add your game to G-Hub and when you launch your game then all presets will switch automatically to your preferred setup. If you create a Logi account, you can also save them to the cloud, so it follows you to any compatible peripherals. If you aren’t sure of how you want your keyboard setup, or you are looking for inspiration, you can also use G-Hub to download profiles that other games have shared and quickly try their layout.

    The joystick button is one of the more interesting keys that makes you wonder why no one thought to create it sooner. If you have ever been in the middle of an intense game and accidentally hit the wrong key, such as the Windows key, then you will love the joystick, button. In G-Hub, you configure which keys you want to disable during gaming. The exact keys you wish to disable is up to you, but when you press the joystick button it will disable the keys you configured. No more worrying of accidental button press brining up the Windows menu in the heat of battle. Another feature that is surprisingly helpful is the volume scroll wheel. At first glace you might wonder why it is so large. During gameplay this can come in handy. When moving around from a loud battle to an area where you need to hear the slight footstep you can change the volume easily on the fly without even looking down as it is very easy to find.

    As with any modern gaming keyboard it is becoming increasingly difficult to perceive any lag and the G815 is no exception. With each click of the keyboard you can have confidence that you won’t get a missed tap. Double taps occur only when you choose and not on their own. Just like any keyboard with extra keys, the programmable keys take some adjustment as their layout and placement is just a slightly larger gap. Any further and they might be out of range of your fingers. This of course isn’t exclusive to the G815 and it would be nice if either there was a stop you could feel on the keys or maybe even nubs with different markings to help you get the hang of where each one is specifically located. These features could potentially help reduce the adjustment phase.

    Of course, no product is perfect so you might be wondering what the downsides are. This is more of a personal preference, but the keys have a smooth finish making it easy for your fingers to drift. It is good to make quick movements smoother, but you might find you fingers slipping in between keys slightly until you get your muscle memory adapted. The locating nubs are also smaller, so it takes a little more work to keep your placement precise to prevent accidental button presses. A slightly textured finish and taller tabs could give that extra edge to keep your actions precise. Also, if you have become accustomed to gaming keyboards that have an extra nub on the S key to help you quickly locate the center of WASD, you are out of luck on the G815. Of course, these are minor gripes that become even less important with good muscle memory, but it would be nice if future generations adopted some of these concepts.

    Final Thoughts

    It’s nice to see the gaming keyboard market getting refined to the point to where it’s getting harder to recommend one over the other. This means the consumer benefits in the end by having more choices. The G815 checks all the boxes that a gamer would want and adds a few extra features some may not have even realized would be helpful. It’s nice to see Logitech still managing to find a way to add extra value to a pretty well-defined market. The Logitech G815 is easy to recommend. If you don’t like the clicky style keys, they even offer linear and tactile to suit your taste. You can even go wireless by choosing the G915 if you wish with the only sacrifice being a little more from your wallet. If you are in the market for a gaming keyboard, the G815 should be on your short list.

    Aug 20, 2019 17:53
  • Review by Gaming, 10 out of 10
    Cool pad

    It is extraordinary the quality and fast pace movement

    Jul 31, 2021 07:05
  • Review by Keven, 10 out of 10
    Lg gammer keyboard

    Lg gammer keyboard love this keyboard easy to use love the sound it makes typing

    Feb 14, 2021 08:16
  • Review by GreenReviews, 10 out of 10
    Awesome No Words To Describe how Happy I am!!

    Great product Logitech is as always awesome and never disappointing so if any of you are looking for a keyboard try this one there is a bitten on the keyboard that allows you to change the brightness and the switches clicks are very satisfying Overall great buy and keyboard!!

    Aug 29, 2021 15:15
  • Review by Dusty, 10 out of 10
    G815 the best keyboard

    Great keyboard for any gamer. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good durable keyboard. You get what you pay for.

    Dec 25, 2020 16:03
  • 9.4score
    HyperX - Alloy Origins 60% Wired Mechanical Linear Red Switch Gaming Keyboard and RGB Back Lighting - Black
    Description

    The HyperX Alloy Origins 60 is a supremely portable 60% form factor keyboard that gives you more room for sweeping mouse movements. It features a durable, brushed aluminum frame, and reliable HyperX switches balanced for speed and performance which are rated to withstand 80 million keypresses. The stock double shot PBT keycaps have secondary functions printed on them so you can quickly locate additional functionality. Let your style shine bright with the HyperX switches’ exposed LED design, and stunning lighting effects. Further customize your keyboard with macros, personalized lighting profiles, and more with HyperX NGENUITY software.

    10 Features
  • Petite 60% form factor: Free up more room for your mouse with this supremely compact keyboard.
  • Full aircraft-grade aluminum body: The aluminum casing keeps the keyboard structurally sound and stable when the action gets intense and the game hangs in the balance; battle after battle, night after night.
  • Double shot PBT keycaps with side-printed secondary functions: The keycaps are designed with durable PBT material that is resistant to wear, friction, and solvents. Secondary functions are printed on the sides of the keycaps for quick recognition
  • HyperX Mechanical switches*: The key switches are custom-designed to be a balance of responsiveness and accuracy, featuring a short travel time and low actuation force. They’re also reliable, rated for 80 million keypresses with no loss of quality.
  • RGB backlit keys with radiant lighting effects: Get brighter, more luminous RGB lighting, thanks to the exposed LED design of the HyperX mechanical switches.
  • Multi-platform compatibility: The keyboard is compatible with PC, PS5™, PS4™, Xbox Series X|S™, and Xbox One™ so you can have one keyboard for both PC and console gaming.
  • Onboard memory for three profiles: Create your own custom-designed lightshows, save them directly to the keyboard, and take them with you on the go.
  • Game Mode, 100% anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover: Ensure that all your keypresses register and that you’re not accidentally taking yourself out of the game in key moments.
  • Advanced customization with HyperX NGENUITY: Customize Game Mode, build macros, and set up per-key lighting and effects.
  • Three adjustable keyboard angles and detachable USB-C cable: Two-step keyboard feet allow you to set your keyboard up at 3 different tilt angles. A detachable USC-C cable makes this ultra-compact keyboard super portable.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Matt, 8 out of 10
    Great board but mine has a slight defect

    This is a great 60% keyboard. It’s got a really good weight to it which makes it feel quality. The materials are also very nice. The lighting effects available through the software are okay; not nearly the amount of options as my previous Corsair keyboard but it’s livable. The reason this isn’t a five star review is because the cool topographic space bar keycap this comes with has a slight defect in the form of a raised bump. Overall great keyboard for $100.

    Sep 07, 2021 13:00
  • Review by JoeP, 10 out of 10
    Blown away by the small details

    Myself I’m a big fan of the whole HyperX keyboard lineup. I have previously had the tkl and the elite 2, boat fantastic keyboard for what they were, although the came stock with ABS smooth skycaps. Wasn’t too big into keyboards so I though nothing of it and Carrie on. I was on the fence for this one for maybe about 2 days probably even less when I decided to get it and I don’t regret it one bit. Freed up my desk for a lot more room and is more than comfortable. I enjoy how the secondary function for the arrow keys is actually on the bottom right as if it were a tkl and not wedged up in the middle like other 60 percent boards. This board comes stock with PBS caps so they have a smooth yet textured feeling that doesn’t reflect back from being bare bones regular plastic and it’s very enjoyable. I love this board and everything it comes with would totally recommend it to anyone.

    May 23, 2021 21:38
  • Review by Yari, 10 out of 10
    Love it!

    After researching so many different 60% keyboards, I ultimately decided to choose this one. I'm so in love with this keyboard!!! The sound is great, it's super responsive and neatly compact. It was really easy to figure out all the switches too.

    Oct 29, 2021 15:43
  • Review by Good, 10 out of 10
    Amazing keyboard

    Had a full keyboard and after using this one for days I got more comfortable playing on PC coming from a console, the red switches feel great

    Oct 23, 2021 23:49
  • Review by Melinda, 10 out of 10
    Mini game keyboard

    Bought the item for my son for his birthday and he loves it!

    Nov 05, 2021 22:34
  • Review by Puro956, 8 out of 10
    Just do it!

    Nice conservative keyboard for minimalist, or someone just needing more space. The pudding caps are the cherry on top.

    Quality, you can definitely feel sturdiness.

    4 stars because of the interface/software used to customize keyboard

    Sep 13, 2021 16:36
  • Review by Onihime, 10 out of 10
    My favorite keyboard

    My first 60% and my second keyboard I truly enjoy it and have see great improvement while playing because of its compact dice and easy to reach the keys

    Apr 05, 2021 13:03
  • Review by Shuttertoy, 10 out of 10
    Good-looking traveler!!!

    Excellent 60% KB for the price. All-metal body construction, Cherry Red RGB LED switches (instead of on the board), Anti-ghosting, N-Key, and PBT caps. Very decent for a pre-built. I usually DIY my own KB using DROP parts but I needed a "beater travel KB" and this fit the bill. I couldnt leave it alone so... had to change caps and cord.

    May 19, 2021 17:18
  • 9.4score
    CORSAIR - K70 RGB TKL Champion Series Wired Mechanical Cherry MX Speed Linear Keyswitches Gaming Keyboard with 8000Hz Polling Rate - Black
    Description

    The CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Mechanical Gaming Keyboard will carry you to victory with a compact tenkeyless form-factor, pro-level performance powered by CORSAIR AXON hyper-processing technology, and world-renowned CHERRY MX keyswitches. Win in style with a durable aluminum frame and dynamic per-key RGB backlighting, and flip the tournament switch to instantly disable macros and swap to distraction-free lighting. PBT double-shot keycaps with 1.5m-thickness resist wear, fading and shine for years. Powerful iCUE software on both PC and macOS enables custom macro programming and key remaps, while dedicated media keys and an aluminum volume roller offer convenient control over media. The K70 RGB TKL is a portable powerhouse thanks to a detachable USB Type-C cable and 8MB onboard storage for up to 50 profiles, so you can easily take pro performance to your next competition.

    11 Features
  • Built for Champions: CORSAIR CHAMPION SERIES products are designed for and tested by top esports professionals – helping to carry you to victory with a competition-grade keyboard featuring a portable and space-saving tenkeyless form-factor, a detachable USB Type-C cable, and a tournament mode switch.
  • Powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology: Transmits your inputs to your PC up to 8x faster than conventional gaming keyboards with 8,000Hz hyper-polling.
  • Take on the Competition in Style: A durable and refined aluminum frame is illuminated by fully programmable dynamic per-key RGB backlighting to sport your team’s colors or create your own personalized lighting effects.
  • Tournament-Ready: Flip the tournament switch and focus on winning those critical games, automatically swapping to distraction-free static backlighting and disabling accidental macro activations.
  • PBT Double-Shot Keycaps: A precision-molded keycap set with a standard bottom row layout resists wear, fading, and shine, with 1.5mm thickness for rigid stability.
  • 100% CHERRY MX SPEED RGB Silver Mechanical Keyswitches: Offer lightning-fast response times with a 1.2mm actuation distance, registering keypresses up to 4x faster than standard mechanical gaming keyboards with CORSAIR AXON, and are guaranteed for 100 million keystrokes.
  • Detachable and Durable Braided USB Type-C Cable: Makes the K70 RGB TKL easy to take on the go and connect anywhere.
  • Dedicated Media Keys and Volume Roller: Convenient media keys and a signature CORSAIR aluminum volume roller let you take command of your media without interrupting your game.
  • Powerful iCUE Software: Compatible with both Windows and macOS, enables dynamic RGB lighting control, key remaps and macro programming, and exclusive integrations with select games that turn your system’s lighting into an extension of the action.
  • Full N-Key Rollover (NKRO) and 100% Anti-Ghosting: Ensures that every keypress registers, no matter how fast you play.
  • 8MB of Onboard Storage: Store up to 50 onboard profiles with custom macros and your own uniquely vibrant RGB lighting effects with up to 20 lighting layers.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by WyldeBlue, 8 out of 10
    Stellar performance/features for gaming-on-the-go

    This is now the 4th Corsair RGB Cherry-MX based keyboard I’ve owned and used for home, work or travel. I’ve tried the K95 RGB w/MX Reds, K70 RGB MK.2 w/MX Reds, K95 RGB PLATINUM XT w/MX Speed Silver, and now the new K70 RGB TKL w/MX Speeds for travel. I originally came to appreciate the smooth, linear travel of the MX Reds for regular office typing, and of course, extra-clicky gaming action on my main rig. But last year I tried out the Speed Silvers in the K95 Platinum XT and eventually found the transition to the MX Speeds to be a very enjoyable one. If you’re like me and had never tried Speed switches before, you’re likely to feel as if the shallower key travel and lower actuation force make things feel almost *too* sensitive—I spent a week or so with lots of double strokes and accidental characters appearing on screen. But once I trained myself for a lighter touch, I found the Speed switches to feel better and more natural for gaming (more responsive) and for productivity (less fatigue from lighter keystrokes).

    With the recent acquisition of a new gaming-friendly, but USB-A portless, ultraportable laptop, I was in the market for a more travel-friendly USB-C gaming keyboard that I could take on the go when I needed to do some serious typing for work as well…enter the new K70 RGB TKL. This is not a mini or undersized keyboard; its keycaps and layout are proportioned exactly the same as a full-sized Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 (comparison shot below) with the 10-key area simply omitted to make it more compact. Corsair’s trademark captive, chunky, and dual-headed USB cable has been replaced by a much thinner 6 ft. braided and removable USB-A to USB-C cable. While this makes stowage and travel more convenient, the TKL dispenses with any pass-thru ports or USB hub functionality, so you’ll have to find another port on your rig for your mouse or controller/dongle. There is also a handy and lockable “tournament switch” on the back that turns off all macros, key assignments, iCUE functions, and lighting effects for distraction-free gaming during serious tourneys (you can specify a single keycap color for the tournament mode via iCUE). Finally, Corsair added its latest Axon “hyper-processing” to the TKL giving you an astounding key polling rate that runs from 125Hz/8ms all the way to a staggering 8000Hz/0.125ms. I can’t imagine who could possibly spam a keyboard that quickly but the power is there if you need it. Note that iCUE warns that AXON hyper polling above 4000Hz/0.25ms uses additional system resources and that a “higher-end” system is required to operate up to 8000Hz.

    Other than those new additions, the K70 RGB TKL is about what you would come to expect from a Corsair RGB mechanical keyboard. Though compact, the keyboard feels substantial and reassuringly solid with an all-metal body. When you want to show off, you get per-key RGB lighting, and iCUE-based customization as well as four onboard memory storage slots for key assignments/shortcuts, macros, switch debounce time settings, and lighting effects that will work even when iCUE isn’t running. Unlike the K70 MK.2 or the K95 RGB PLATINUM XT, the K70 TKL's spacebar does not feature any raised textures or cross-hatch pattern; its surface is matte smooth just as the rest of the PBT double-shot keycaps. However, Corsair does include a key-puller with gun-metal colored, textured, and specially contoured WASD and MOBA keys in the box. There are two pop-out legs near the back to increase keyboard elevation, however, there is no wrist rest included; the leading edge of the aluminum frame simply curls away after the bottom row of keycaps. Given that this is marketed more as a portable “battle-station ready” keyboard, this omission is understandable; but the wrist rest is missed nonetheless when using the keyboard at a stationary position for work/productivity.

    Thankfully, Corsair retained its dedicated media playback keys over on the left-hand side, as well as the mute button and giant cylindrical volume roller on the right. The roller in this K70 is a bit stiffer than the one on my other Corsairs, but I still believe their roller is the easiest and most intuitive way to control playback volume on a keyboard, especially because you don’t have to fiddle with individual VOL+/- buttons or reorient your hand to a vertical volume knob. Finally, there are a few keys near the top to cycle between onboard profiles and adjust RGB brightness, as well as a lock-out button that you can configure in iCUE to keep you from activating the Windows key during gameplay, as well as disabling ATL-TAB, ALT-F4, or Shift+Tab as you’d like. About the only thing I’m not totally wild about on the new K70 TKL is the typeface Corsair used on the keycaps. Compared to the K70 MK.2 (and the K95), the TKL’s keycap font is smaller…not hard to see, but still noticeably smaller; and yet Corsair decided to cram all the shift-text next to the primary characters rather than below them. I suppose it kind of helps keep "LED clutter” down because you only have light shining through the tops of all the keycaps, rather than some keys featuring illumination in the middle as well, but it just makes some of the keys look a bit more crowded to me, despite the fact that the lettering itself is appreciable smaller and thinner.

    With each new iteration of Corsair’s iCUE, I see plenty of online chatter about the client being buggy, bloated, or hard to use. Personally, I've never found it too taxing to configure key assignments or macros; the iCUE dashboard can actually be very informative for performance/temperature monitoring; and the new “scenes” function that synchronizes all supported RGB components at once is kind of handy if you’re not ready to sink a lot of time into customizing the lighting effects, patterns, and timings for each individual LED source. However, I do have a few words of caution for MSI Mystic Light users.

    At least as of this writing, the latest version of iCUE 4.9 did not always play nicely with the latest version of MSI’s Dragon Center 2.0.103 & Mystic Light 1.0.1.15 (themselves sometimes regarded as hot messes, so YMMV). Mystic Light has 3rd party support for Corsair keyboards, LED strips and fans; however, the keyboard effects are rudimentary at best. If you plan to program for more elaborate lighting patterns/zones, you’ll want to turn off Mystic Light’s “overwrite third party RGB software support” in the settings tab and do what you will within iCUE. However, that didn’t ALWAYS work for me. Even w/Mystic Light’s override turned off, changing the K70’s polling rate or unplugging and replugging the keyboard immediately dropped all iCUE lighting support, sometimes not even resolving with a restart. I troubleshot iCUE for ages trying to figure out why all my keys were red (or off entirely) despite creating layers of RGB customization and sensor displays in iCUE.

    Then I reversed my thinking--turned off Mystic Light and tried controlling the MSI’s onboard RGB zones and headers with iCUE (hey, there’s even a picture of my Z490 on the iCUE dashboard so Corsair MUST be on top of things, right?). Not so much. I started adjusting the mobo LED behavior in iCUE and suddenly ALL onboard LEDs and headers (not just the Corsair headers) turned off completely. Eventually I had to clear the CMOS before any LEDs on the mobo or fans were working again. While troubleshooting the issue, I found that iCUE could probably use a bit more optimization when it comes to supporting MSI motherboards. In my rig, the iCUE client occupies about 275MB of RAM with 0.1-0.8% CPU usage (not bad overhead). However, the iCUE service for MSI motherboards occupies a measly 2.2MB of RAM, yet it was routinely responsible for between 8-11% CPU usage even at idle. The only way I could finally settle on reliable LED control across all my devices and not needlessly add a 10% spike to CPU usage/heat was to disable Plugins support within iCUE as well as 3rd party support in Mystic Light. Hopefully with time these issues will iron themselves out (and maybe that much CPU overhead doesn't bother you anyway???); but for now, I don’t have QUITE the fully synchronized light-show I was hoping for between my tower, fans, and keyboard.

    These minor frustrations aside, I’m still very happy with the K70 RGB TKL. It does primarily what it sets out to do with typical Corsair aplomb and rock-solid build quality. If you’ve been eying a more compact, travel-ready, but still serious gaming keyboard with cutting edge features to support even the most hyper-competitive gaming environment, the K70 RGB TKL should definitely be on your short list.

    Apr 03, 2021 08:40
  • Review by JayDubsFL, 10 out of 10
    top notch keyboard without the extra space

    Want a top notch keyboard but don't need all the extra room taken by the Ten-Key keypad? You''ve come to the right place!

    This keyboard is RGB illuminated, with each key being capable of being individually setup. Additionally, the keys are not only capable of being static illuminated, but capable of animated lighting to match that of the rest of your system.

    The keyboard doesn't have the programmable function/macro keys on the left like a lot of gaming keyboards do as well. This combined with the lack of the ten-key keypad on the right amounts to a full-sized setup that is roughly 14 inches wide.

    Up top you have the usual media keys for controlling payback in addition to illumination, personization, and annoyance-key lockout keys (shuts off the Windows keys so they don't interfere with gaming). In addition you have a mute and volume roller in the upper right.

    Keys are Cherry MX silent switches - makes for a pleasant typing experience regardless whether you are gaming or in an office environment - you won't drown out the sounds of virtual combat or cubicle neighbors with the sound of your typing! Key-presses are smooth but give enough feedback that you know whether you've pressed something or not.

    For those who compete, there's a switch on the rear of the keyboard which locks down the keyboard to a red lighting and disables any macros you've setup as many competitions require.

    Keyboard attaches on the rear with a USB-C plug running to a USB-A on your PC. I do miss the USB pass-through that many full-size keyboards (including other Corsair models) have, but the reduction in size for me makes up for the loss that feature.

    The iCue software is fun to use to customize the lighting setup of the keyboard, although I do admit on at least one other recent Corsair model I've run into issues occasionally run using iCue to install firmware updates into the keyboard. There are not updates for this model yet so I can't speak to whether there will be issues or not.

    All in all though, another fantastic Corsair product! 5 stars all day long!

    Apr 06, 2021 12:10
  • Review by Indiaj0nes, 10 out of 10
    A Cut Above!

    SUMMARY

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    Corsair K70 TKL keyboard is an excellent , very well built mechanical keyboard which is very responsive and highly customizable through the ICUE software. It also has an 8MB memory for saving your profiles and customizations so that your keyboard can be portable and used on any computer.

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    What's in the box

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    Corsair K70 TKL keyboard

    Braided Type C cable

    Freebie keycaps

    keycap puller

    Build Quality & Features

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    This keyboard has a phenomenal build quality. The keyboard is made of combination of plastic and brushed aluminum with no flex. Underside of the keyboard has rubberized anti slip pads and it also includes pull out legs.

    The keyboard also has brightness adjustment, media controls and windows lock with a volume scroll control.

    It has a tournament switch which will disable the macros and will set it to static color.

    The switches are cherry mx speed and they are linear switches. However, they are a little noisy for regular use and would have preferred a clicky.

    It also has a 8MB onboard storage to carry your customizations with your keyboard.

    iCUE software is excellent in customizing the RGB color, speed. It also lets you customize the tournament mode.

    The polling rate can go up to 8k but i did not notice any difference between the default 1k vs 8k.

    Note that this is not a full sized keyboard and it is missing the number keys and i kind of like the size and do not miss the num keys at all.

    Playing Call of duty was a no lag - super responsive experience and i think although this is a pricy one, for the build quality and features, it is worth it.

    Apr 20, 2021 22:41
  • Review by Gamerzuech, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard

    Great gaming keyboard. Build quality is out the roof along with the sound and feel of the keyboard. The only thing that might bug some people is that the rgb lighting of the keyboard is a little on the dim side.

    Sep 04, 2021 06:02
  • Review by Christopher, 10 out of 10
    Legit Fire

    This is the second Corsair keyboard I have tested out. The first was the K95 and now it smaller only out of convenience little brother the K70 TKL Champion Series.

    Out of the box the K70 TKL is a thing of beauty! The keys are evenly lined with a gray and slate finish. The board is heavy enough that even while slamming around to make my character move faster you know, the board does not shift. But the weight is not so heavy that my backpack feels any heavier than it normally does with all my other gear. The keys are an absolute pleasure to stroke. The Cherry MX gives you that hardcore feel. But the magic is actually the onboard storage processor called AXON. I am not one of those lighting fingers player that moves like Barry Allen, but I do get "Ghosted" keystrokes from time to time when I am in the zone and my fingers are moving as quick as the mind. For me it happens at one of two times, when my hands and wrist are in optimal playing position above the keyboard and not resting and my downstroke is too quick, and I do not press long enough or deep enough for the board to register. Or when I am trying to strafe, and I am holding two keys down and trying to gently lift in rhythmic unison to make my dude do the motion without the mouse. However, with Corsair's board having the AXON technology. I have not experienced any ghosting. I have also found that I do not have to give myself a hand or finger cramp because even the slightest touch will register. These factors also give me an edge and allow that millisecond deciding factor to go my way when I am playing well enough for that to matter. Next, the board does have a detachable USB to USBC which I thought I was not going to like until I put it in my bag and was like “OK that is why.” Then there is the iCUE software download from Corsair (free) that allows on board modifications and Marcos modifications. The onboard key assignments just means that you can change or remap a certain key (i.e., spacebar to slide). I have a couple of keys unbound too and moved to other keys. When I play a certain FPS because I was always throwing utilities due to how I rest my hands. Marcos is a bit trickier and takes some computer intelligence. I have made my \ key open a streaming site. This is done by input paths to happen once a key is pressed. In this case mine starts with \ opens chromes, which then opens the website I want and poof I am there with one keystroke. There are much broader things you can use Marcos for as well and I will let you just figure those out to suit your gaming needs. The iCUE lighting features are almost limitless. iCUE lets you map colors to regions of the board or even specific keys. I plan on making a smiley face that I am going to display next time I play a comp. Then finally the differentiator, the Tournament Mode Switch. I am not an esports pro, am, or even novice; what I am is a guy that likes the Fun of it and will go, watch, or play in esports tourneys. I am not really good enough to be a threat, but I am good enough to be a nuisance :) That said, I have never seen a Tournament switch. This switch when flipped to engaged noted by an orange light will lockout any of those fun little features that I just shared iCUE will let you do on the K70 to make the K70 completely stock and completely fair. I am a fan and when I host or participate in small events, I will make it a rule or ask that it be a rule, that if you play on a board that can be modded that you must have the switch or play on cyber waste keyboard (a keyboard shipped with new computers, basically trash).

    This is the keyboard you will see all the good ones using and me, period the end!!!!

    Apr 12, 2021 02:44
  • Review by veritech13, 10 out of 10
    QUALITY KEYBOARD!

    I have had the pleasure of using this keyboard for over a few weeks for gaming and regular pc activities.

    The gaming aspect, in no particular order...i love the following:

    The responsiveness of the keys, is amazing, fairly quiet, just enough travel to be satisfactory and keep you from hitting the wrong keys.

    I love the texture of the keys, they are very smudge and print resistant. The programmable keys are also a great help, the iCUE software is not for everyone but i have yet to have a bad experience and i use it to control the mouse, ram and keyboard.

    The tournament mode is also very cool, it disables the color patterns and certain keys so that you can concentrate on the gaming, i really didn't find myself using it much but when i did it did provide a little extra help when it got competitive.

    The media keys are very useful, the ability to play or pause at the click of a button and the rocker volume button is amazing. FUNNY how the small things made media enjoyment much better...it's the little things.

    The portability is also nice, a smaller keyboard that focuses on what you need. I realized i didn't need the ten key but it only took a week or so to realize i didn't miss it much.

    I also love the bright RGB colors, it shouldn't matter much but it looks pretty good.

    I am trying to think of the negatives and i guess the addition of assigned macro keys would have been nice but not necessary.

    I also wish it had a wrist pad.

    I truly enjoyed the keyboard thoroughly for all things PC.

    Apr 04, 2021 08:06
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    Best Gaming Keyboard to date

    Corsair has really gone out of their way with what this keyboard and iCue can do. iCue lets you create up to 50 "profiles" , in the program. The 8Mb of onboard storage does create a limitation on the amount of hardware saved profiles, but should be sufficient for most people. With each profile you can create different software based lighting effects and one hardware based lighting effect. Each Lighting effect can have several different layers (20max on the hardware), the different layers let you select different or the same keys to create an unlimited amount of lighting effects. Here you can overlay colors and manipulate each layer's opacity and lighting effect. There are several different animated effects to choose from too. Each profile can also be linked to a specific game or program, so that when that profile is selected it will launch the associated game/program.

    The keyboard has an onboard memory of 8MB where you can store several different profiles including lighting effect, applications, key assignments, and macros.The number of profiles is only limited to complexity of each profile and the remaining storage.

    The macro capabilities of this keyboard are pretty impressive too. Just for the fun of it, and test how much data I could put into 1 macro, I typed out a whole paragraph.iCue recorded all my typing, and even recorded all the pauses in my typing as well, so that when it was played back, the paragraph typed out exactly as I had done it originally, right done to the timing. This can be very helpful for automating different types of tasks in games or websites. However, if you don't want the pauses or "delays" included, you can select to have all of them removed. Delays can later be inserted at random or set inverals, baseds on your needs. The app and feature is very accommodating.

    The Axon hyper-processing maxes out at 8000Hz Hyper-polling where possible, not all systems are recommended to use the full 8000Hz because it can be very taxing on the system's resources.Luckily iCue will notify you if your system does not recommend that feature, but you can most likely pick 4000Hz which is nothing to sneeze at. Most people will not even notice the difference in the polling rates, typically most gaming keyboards run at 1000Hz and that is sufficient for most all games. Because not all systems are capable of running at 8000Hz, the default polling rate is set to 1000Hz, and must be changed in the "device settings" to get the higher speeds.

    ****Because this keyboard version is new in Corsairs line up, there is not much for documentation on the complete directions for all it's features. I am hoping to give enough information here to help with that. Most of the features you can get the jist of by experimenting with iCue, and looking at the "Key" descriptions in the manual, but the biggest questions are how to save hardware effects and use them. They just recently updated iCue to work with this keyboard, so the layout is slightly different. Once you have created your own profile with all the options you want, it will be saved in the app on your pc/device, but to save it to the keyboards onboard memory you must select the "device settings" tab and look at the bottom portion of that window. Here you will see the "onboard memory", from here you can overwrite a profile or create a new one with all your current settings and preferences. Once your new profile is saved to the memory you can activate it directly on the keyboard while it is connected to any device, even if iCue is not installed on it. The other portion of this neat feature, is the question on how to activate it. The profiles themselves can easily be switched to using the "profile" button that looks like a person's torso above the F10 key. There is no indicator or display to let you know which profile you are on. They are activated in the order they were saved, and will re-scroll the list as many times as you want. The missing direction here is how to activate your saved "hardware lighting" effects, just hold down the "FN" button and press "`" (the tilde key). If you are in the correct profile you will get the effect you want. You can always select any of the 10 preset lighting effects by holding the "FN" button and pressing any of the regular number keys (not the top row numbered function keys).

    macros could be used to help out with tedious tasks, for example in Minecraft. If you wanted to recreate a small structure several times on your map, you could record a macro of you creating the structure, and then activate that macro in the next spot you want it created. There you will have a perfect replica anywhere you want, providing you stocked up on the required materials.

    The optional gaming keycaps included in the box are actually very nice, and give just enough difference in feel to provide a slight advantage when finding and using those keys. All the keys on the keyboard are PBT which is one of the most durable materials for keys out there, and in my opinion offer a superior grip feeling anyway. The included gaming keycaps have slightly raised edges and a more pronounced grip pattern to further this advantage.

    Most people looking at this keyboard should already know this, but "TKL" = Tenkeyless , which simply means there is no number keypad The "Champion Series" title comes from a set of features based on the input of several esports professionals over the years. The biggest features include the Cherry Silver switches, compact layout, Windows lock key, PBT keycaps, contoured FPS and MOBA keycaps , 8000Hz hyper-polling rate, and a tournament switch.

    The tournament switch shuts off any and all customizations for macros, key assignments, and lighting. It provides a solid background light( by default is red, but can be changed), to cut down on distractions. It also locks the Window's key to prevent accidental key presses, which could remove you from your game.

    The media controls are dedicated keys located along the top of the keyboard, and offer the basic controls for music or videos. The mute button and volume scroll are located to the top right. The volume scroll has a little resistance to it, to prevent from over scrolling and accidentally maxing your volume out.

    The keyboard itself is actually pretty heavy, which I prefer, it gives the keyboard a sense of durability and helps prevent the keyboard from shifting around on the table during intense games. The aluminum body and the 1.5mm thick PBT keycaps only add to the durability of the unit. The included cable is a 6ft USB-C cable. With the cable being a USB-C, it makes this keyboard more portable, in that you can simply unplug the cable from the top of the keyboard, and leave it connected to your pc. Then you can use any length USB-C cable to connect it to any other device. Because of its compact design, I will place it on my lap for a more comfortable typing experience when I'm not gaming.

    When I am gaming, this keyboard is incredible, it is ultra fast and accurate with every game I have tried. I don't have to waste time bottoming out every key either. The increased polling rates make rapid firing a breeze, even turning around is seamless. Everything about this keyboard is super responsive, and dead on.

    There are two reasons this keyboard is so quick. One is the Axon Hyper-Processing technology which can increase your polling rate up to 8 times faster than other gaming keyboards. The second reason is the MX Cherry Silver switch that all the keys have. The Silver switch is MX Cherry's fastest switch they have ever made, primarily because of the shorter actuator distance. Cherry's typical gaming switches ( ie, the Red ) have a 2mm actuator distance, the Silver's is only 1.2mm. Making the switch extremely fast and responsive. Sometimes it feels like I haven't even touched the key, but it still registers. Finally a keyboard that works as fast as my fingers, and should never miss a beat with the NKRO(full N-Key rollover) and 100% anti-ghosting (meaning all keys will register no matter how fast they are pressed). Of course all this speed can be muted by other factors, like the games software or internet speeds.

    The keyboard does not come with a wrist pad, but I would definitely recommend getting one. Corsair offers one specific for this model, but if you already have one handy it might just line up fine.

    There is also no water resistance rating on this keyboard, so even though Corsair offers a 2 year warranty, it will be voided from water damage, so keep your drinks at a distance.

    Overall this keyboard is just fantastic, the performance is off the charts. It offers everything a casual gamer and professional gamer would want. Plus it has an unlimited amount of customizations available to keep everyone happy.

    Apr 12, 2021 18:22
  • Review by Woo151, 10 out of 10
    Amazing TKL gaming keyboard

    Corsair just plain makes the best keyboards out there for gaming and literally everything else in between. I've used my K95 Platinum since it's release and still will continue to use it. Enter the K70 TKL and wow, amazing gaming KB for all my moba and FPS needs.

    In the box you'll find the keyboard itself (no wrist rest), keycap puller, replacement keys for FPS and MOBA games, and the USB A to C cable. Btw the keys themselves on the board are Cherry MX.

    iCue immediately recognized the keyboard and added it to my profile (see pic). 100% customizable using iCue with personal profiles and lighting effects. Even if you plug into a PC or whatever without iCue or just not compatible with it, you can still create a profile and save it to the KB itself (up to 50, Lighting up to 20) as it has 8MB built into it.

    Tournament switch is nifty, as I haven't used it yet. Flip the switch and it becomes tourney compliant and makes the lighting static to just 1 color to avoid distractions. All macros and customizations are disabled until the switch is turned off.

    It took me a little bit to get used to a TKL design as I am way too used to the K95. After a couple of days, it just became natural to use it. Been playing CoD, PUBG, Outriders and LoL. Keys are super responsive and feel great. Not too clicky or loud. The build quality is superb, aluminum frame with plastic and looks great. Compared to my K95, it is insanely light, but not in a bad way.

    Need a TKL board? I would recommend the K70 in a heartbeat.

    Apr 09, 2021 22:22
  • 9.4score
    ROCCAT - Pyro Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard with Linear Switches, RGB Lighting, Brushed Aluminum Top and Detachable Palm Rest - Black
    Description

    Ready to go mechanical? Look no farther than the The ROCCAT® Pyro Mechanical (Linear) PC Gaming Keyboard with Per-Key AIMO RGB Lighting, Brushed Aluminum Top Plate and Detachable Palm Rest. Its linear switches boast an optimized 2.0mm actuation point for a keystroke that is both responsive and reliable. Switches are tested to 50 million keystrokes, with a reinforcing brushed aluminum top plate providing added durability. Advanced anti-ghosting technology ensures gamers can press virtually all of the most-used keys simultaneously, with each of them registering and reacting in the heat of battle without fail. The Pyro is equipped with a detachable palm rest to suit both relaxed typing and aggressive gaming styles. Also featured is ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] technology allowing deep control customization, doubling the function of every button just by holding down the designated modifier key (Caps Lock by default). The Pyro features the AIMO lighting engine, ROCCAT’s proprietary technology, with per-key illumination in 16.8 million RGB colors. AIMO reacts organically to your usage with vivid lighting displays right out of the box – without the need for extensive configuration. It also syncs with compatible products with state-of-the-art illumination scenarios flowing from device to device.

    7 Features
  • Mechanical Switches: Accurate, linear (red) mechanical switches tested to 50 million presses and boasting an optimized 2.0mm actuation ensuring a responsive and reliable keystroke.
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting: Technology optimized for gamers to ensure every key stroke of the most-used keys is registered – no matter how frantic the action gets.
  • Durable Design: The Pyro is reinforced by a brushed aluminum top plate ensuring robust durability, minimal flex when typing and delivering a premium look and feel.
  • Easy-Shift[+] Technology: ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+] technology adds a secondary function to compatible keys. Just hold down the designated modifier key for double the command power in an instant. Fully customizable in Swarm.
  • Detachable Palm Rest: Lets you adjust your setup to whatever’s comfortable for you, whether it’s a relaxed typing or aggressive gaming style.
  • AIMO Intelligent Lighting Engine: The AIMO illumination ecosystem takes your setup to another level by adding organic light. It synergizes with other AIMO-compatible devices to create a vivid, state-of-the-art aesthetic without the need for extensive configuration.
  • 2-Year Manufacturer Warranty: We’re confident in the quality and longevity of our products. To ensure additional peace of mind we provide a 2-year manufacturer warranty.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Samrio, 10 out of 10
    Highly customizable gaming keyboard!

    Typing a review never felt so good. I’m currently typing this review on the very device it’s written for. The ROCCAT Pyro Mechancial Keyboard feels like an evolution for ROCCAT. Having used the Vulcan keyboard released in the previous year, this keyboard feels different.

    Let’s start with what’s in the packaging. In the box you’ll find the keyboard with an attached USB cable, a palm rest, the owner’s manual and warranty guide. Keep in mind, that to take advantage of the lighting features you’ll need to install the free ROCCAT SWARM software from their website. The app will also prompt to install an update to be able to configure the keyboard and any other ROCCAT device you might be configuring. The keyboard benefits from a mostly metal top casing, giving the keyboard a nice weight and rigidity. This also lends to the lighting effect, giving the keyboard a nice glowing reflection off the top case of the keyboard. Overall, this feels like a very premium device on your desk.

    Installation was easy, take the palm rest and push in to attach. Removal of the palm rest is as easy as lifting the keyboard and pushing the palm rest downward. The small plastic tension clips do a good job of easily attaching and you shouldn’t fear breaking it when detaching. It’s made of a molded plastic, but you’ll likely find the palm rest comfortable to use while doing a good job keeping your wrists rested while typing. I appreciate that more and more OEMs are including palm rests, but if you have a favorite one you’re already using, you can stick with it.

    The keys type very naturally, only requiring minimal force to type, and the click is a bit more subtle. It’s not as loud as previous clicky style keyboards, but not entirely quiet either. It’s like a muffled click, almost sounding like hollow plastic hitting a base. I can’t perfectly explain it, but it’s still a satisfying typing experience overall. The keys have a nice grippy, almost satin like feel, while maintaining a good grip on your fingers while using. For those wondering, you can absolutely remove each key and likely replace them with your own, adding to the customization options of this keyboard.

    Using the ROCCAT software you’ll find some additional options and features that aren’t included with the device natively. Such as the ability to turn on AIMO lighting, which simply reacts to the task you’re performing. This is my favorite lighting setting, as it adjusts the keys after each press, showing a nice vibrant pop of color on each key press. This does a good job of adjusting across other ROCCAT devices as well, illuminating each device with a similar color scheme as it adjusts to your gameplay. The app also allows you to customize EVERY single keys color, add macro options for pretty much every key if you want some more control in game, and allows for the use of other lighting templates. There is also a feature to enable typing sounds, which will belt out a typing sound of choice over your speakers or headphones while you type. Want to live the fantasy of an old fashioned typewriter, simply toggle the typewriter sound. You can even increase or decrease the volume in the app to help mitigate any loud office interruptions. I also appreciate the ability to adjust the “repeat delay” of key presses. Ever played a game that requires you mash a button to complete a task and need to speed up or slow down the repeat delay, easy! Just go into the app and use the slider to adjust the repeat delay, on the fly.

    The ROCCAT app also allows you to customize key assignment functions, using either a keyboard view or a list view. This allows for a vast selection of keys to perform basic functions in the OS like opening a folder on demand, or customizing the Easy Shift+ feature for your devices. You can also set up to 5 device profiles in the app, to allow for on-demand switching of key assignments, lighting, or any number of features you’ve enabled within the app.

    I also appreciate the volume dial on the keyboard, allowing for simply volume changes as you’re in game or in an application. The standard multimedia keys (pause/play/etc) are located under the F9-F12 keys instead of being separate keys. Next to the volume dial, you’ll find the number key, capslock, and game mode indicators. Game mode, when toggled using the FN+Scroll key, does a good job of silencing most alerts from your desktop. It doesn’t automatically disable when leaving a game, so just make sure to toggle it back off when you’re done. The included rubber feet on the bottom of the keyboard and matching palm rest, helping to keep the keyboard in place as your in a game or typing with vigor.

    Overall, given the price, the added functionality and flexibility of key assignments, macros using EasyShift+, and the illumination customization it’s hard to pass this keyboard up. If you’re wanting a great mechanical keyboard for your home or office, this is a great pairing for your PC. Just make sure to install the ROCCAT Swarm app and you’re ready to take on any task or jump into any game. If you’re lucky enough to pair this with other ROCCAT devices that feature AIMO, you should expect a unified experience across those devices as they all sync lighting during use. For those of you missing the “clicky” sound from your previous mechanical keyboard, you should definitely give this a try.

    May 20, 2021 15:53
  • Review by TimothyTrimble, 10 out of 10
    Amazing Gaming Keyboard at an Amazing Price!

    The Roccat Pyro Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Until I received the Roccat Pyro Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard, I had never heard of the Roccat line of products. For the price, this is a fantastic keyboard along with the highly configurable Swarm software that comes with it.

    Installation & Configuration

    Unboxing and plugging in the keyboard is very easy. The rubber-coated cable is durable, has a Velcro cable wrapper and a picture of a keyboard on the USB connector as a nice touch. My computer automatically installed a driver and recognized the keyboard. I went to the Roccat website, downloaded, and installed the Swarm software.

    The Swarm software for Windows is very impressive. It provides the ability to configure the keystroke functions, configure the color layouts and animation, save and import keyboard profiles, and assign keys for launching programs. I hate to admit I spent an entire hour just playing with all the features in Swarm.

    The Keyboard

    The keyboard itself has a volume control knob on the top right, which is very handy for adjusting volume without using keyboard keys. The base is hard plastic with a brushed aluminum top pad. The illumination of the keys can be very bright or fully adjusted for a lighter touch and even be color responsive to keypresses. The keycaps have a nice smooth feel without being too slippery to the touch. There is a unique key on the left for enabling a Shift+ mode for activating a secondary set of functions for the gaming keys.

    The feel of the keyboard is quite nice. The red linear switches provide a smooth throw and distance for gaming and touch typing. The activation of the switch is halfway through the press and allows for a lighter touch when needed. While there is some pressure on the keypress, it is less than many other mechanical keyboards, making this a good choice for a touch typist writer or programmer.

    The only thing I didn't like about the keyboard is the hard plastic wrist rest. It is very uncomfortable, and the plastic ribbing doesn't help. I removed it after a half-hour of use.

    Pros

    • Linear red mechanical switches

    • Brushed aluminum top plate over a plastic case

    • Swappable keycaps

    • Sturdy rubber pads prevent desktop movement

    • Volume knob

    • Swarm software for Windows provides keyboard customization

    • Smooth but not slippery keycaps for a pleasant feel

    • Keyboard picture on the USB plug for easy identification

    Cons

    • The wrist rest is uncomfortable hard plastic with grooves.

    This is a quality gaming keyboard with a wealth of features usually found on more expensive keyboards for the price.

    Jun 01, 2021 00:39
  • Review by ITJim, 6 out of 10
    Great Keyboard, Software needs usability pass

    I am a member of Best Buy’s Technical Insider Network, TIN for short. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews.

    Setup:

    Setting up the Roccat Pyro hardware is super simple. It is ready go right out of the box. Unbox, unwrap, plug in the USB cable into any running computer, and you will have a fully functional rainbow fest at your fingertips. The Roccat Pyro arrived while I was in the middle of my workday. I gotta pay the bills before ripping out the games. So, first experience with the Pyro was a day’s worth of typing on my work computer. The keyboard was recognized instantly as a keyboard and lit up under the rainbow bright default lighting profile. Done! Nothing to it!

    Keyboard:

    I really enjoy typing on this keyboard. The keys have good weight. The keys are not crowded. The surface area of the keycaps are about the surface area of a chicklet key on a laptop. The concave shape of each key fits my fingers well and prevents my fingers from slipping between keys. I played multiple games including Mechwarrior Online, Mechwarrior 5, Titan Fall 2, and Apex Legends. Titan Fall 2 and Apex Legends really put this keyboard through the paces. I spent most of my games pressing and holding W while also strafing from side to side, jumping, interacting with objects, and switching between weapons. I did not experience any ghosting. Everything, for me, felt quick and 100 percent responsive. This keyboard does everything I asked it to. And it performed without any issues or complaints.

    I like the large volume knob. Windows and my headset have volume controls. But, prefer external, physical volume controls on my keyboard. The knob rotation is stiff and tactile. This is good because it will prevent you from blowing out your ear drums or fully muting your reflexively fine tune your volume. Additionally, the external volume control works on any computer without any setup on your part. This was equally true on my gaming laptop as well as my work laptop.

    The per key lighting is bright and vibrant. I like the color bleed around the keys and. The number row also casts light onto the F-Keys for a cool reflective lighting affect. It is very Christmasy with the right color combinations. The Swarm software will allow you to adjust per key lighting. This includes per key light intensity.

    I created a lighting profile for each game. It took me a few minutes to figure out how the profile creation system worked. There are zero instructions. But, once I figured it out, I found the experience to be simple and straight forward. I can set the Swarm software to auto detect my game and auto switch to the correct lighting profile. I could not get this to work for me. So, I had to manually switch between my lighting profiles. Once set, the Pyro did not have any issues with the color profile.

    The keyboard has good weight. The elevation feet only have one height adjustment of a few millimeters. The bottom of the keyboard and elevation feet have rubber like traction pads. On a hard surface, like a wooden table, this keyboard is not slipping unless you shove it. The keyboard’s surround and bottom are all plastic. The keys rest on an aluminum top plate. There is a wrist wrest that ships with the keyboard. It is a handsome addition but, in my opinion, is not comfortable. It is made from the same hard plastic as the keyboard. I would have preferred some level of padding instead of the grate format Roccat went with.

    Mystery Features:

    This keyboard has two mystery features that I simply do not understand. First is Easy-Shift+. According to Roccat’s website, depressing the Easy-Shift+ key will unlock a host of features around my WASD keys. It is such an impressive feature that it is listed on the back of the Pyro’s box. The key can even be re-assigned in through Swarm. But what does it do? I have no idea. There are no printed or online instructions available for the Pyro.

    Game Mode. What is Game Mode? Another mystery feature. This is a secondary function of the scroll lock key. A light next to Caps Lock and Num lock lights up when I press FN+Scroll. Otherwise, I have no idea what specialness this brings to my gaming experience.

    Software Setup and Configuration:

    The Roccat Swarm software is the connective tissue of the Roccat gaming eco system. Like Corsair, Logitech, Razor, and others, this is where you can configure your lighting profiles, connect them to games, connect the lighting effects to all other Roccat gaming hardware, and take advantage of features unique to the Roccat ecosystem. For example, you can set one of eight sound profiles for the keyboard’s key presses. No kidding. If you have ever had a fantasy that included a sci-fi laser sound coming out of your computer speakers every time you pressed a key on your keyboard, then Roccat’s got you covered.

    The Swarm software allows you to set per key lighting, per key brightness, and the ability to assign half a dozen or so lighting effects. You can have up to five active keyboard profiles and, as far as I can tell, up to five saved keyboard lighting profiles. These profiles can also be assigned to specific games or applications by targeting the .exe for each game or application.

    The software package has a lot of powerful features. You can create macros, re-assign Roccat default key bindings, and tie in AIMO. Roccat makes setting up simple lighting profiles simple and straight forward. You can choose from several prebuilt lighting effects or create your own customer effects. The custom effects can be setup per key, per common key groupings such as “All” and “WASD”, or per key. If you are doing a custom profile, then you will probably use all three in combination to create some truly unique profiles. Color profiles are not created in layers like some other ecosystems out there. Swarm’s keyboard layout interface is as simple as it gets.

    Simple does not necessarily equate to great user experience. First, there are no instructions. There are some FAQs and some Q&A that can be referenced. But little to no helper text on any function in the software. Some functions such, as AIMO and Alienware integration, have links to external sites with “more information.” Every link leads to a 404 site not found error.

    AIMO is Roccat marketing speak for Intelligent Lighting System. The Pyro has a global setting to turn on/off AIMO features. Like everything Roccat, there are no details telling me what AIMO really is, what benefit I receive by using it, or instructions on how to use it once I turn it on. The “more information…” link on the page is an instant 404 error in my web browser. According to Roccat’s website, “AIMO compatible gaming peripherals take advantage of our lighting engine, adapting to your play the more you use them and evolving over time.” And this means what exactly? I turned it on and did not see signs the Pyro was “adapting” as I played anything regardless how long I played.

    The Alienware integration is not compatible with the Pyro. The only reason I know this is because I opened Pyro when the keyboard was not plugged into my computer. There is an Alienware screen when the keyboard is not attached and there is an on/off screen when the keyboard is attached. The full Alienware screen indicates compatible devices. Why the compatibility list is not available when the Pyro is installed is anyone’s best guess. I would have liked to a chance to test this feature since I tested the Pyro on my Alienware gaming laptop.

    Finally, text needs to be bigger. Grey text on a black background in the smallest font you can use is not very useful.

    Overall, I did not have a positive experience with the Swarm software. There are some cool and unique ideas in here that will enhance your enjoyment of your Pyro keyboard. The current iteration of Swarm really killed my experience with the Pyro keyboard. I recognize that Roccat is shooting for a unique ecosystem experience that you can only find with Roccat. There is some great potential here. But Roccat needs to take a serious look at their user experience before they will achieve their goal of offering a compelling software experience that compliments their products. Let alone differentiate themselves from their competitors.

    Final thoughts:

    I like the keyboard. It checks all the right boxes. The clickity clack of the keys are not over-powering or annoying. I like the feel of the keys. I like the weight and travel of the keys. 2mm depress and 4mm travel seem to be the current industry standard. The only keys with significantly shorter travel are the Cherry MS keys found on the R4 series Alienware gaming laptops. The colors are bright. The keyboard does not slip when typing or gaming. And all the keys are responsive no matter how many or how fast I mash down on them. I love the LED intensity and vibrancy. In my opinion, less Swarm, this is a solid keyboard and a joy to use.

    Swarm killed the experience for me. Readable menus, helper text, manuals, working links to helpful information are all areas for improvement that would improve my experience with Pyro. I cannot recommend this keyboard until Roccat improves their software experience.

    May 28, 2021 14:55
  • Review by sdmarsh, 8 out of 10
    Nice gaming keyboard for minimal $

    The Roccat Pyro is the first product that I've used from Roccat. I've always used Logitec gaming keyboards, or their standard keyboards.

    To begin with, this Pyro keyboard is nicely made. The corners are rounded instead of a point, which in my opinion looks a bit nicer. The Pyro keyboard is all plastic with a thin aluminum insert under all the keys area. It also has a volume control knob in the upper right hand corner which comes in handy if you're listing to music, and then your phone rings, and you can immediately turn down the music.

    This keyboard isn't light in weight, nor is it heavy. Maybe just about right in the weight department. There are for rubber feet underneath that will keep the keyboard from sliding around while you're frantically battling zombies in COD, or in a firefight on Warzone. A real item I love is that the two rear feet can swing out to raise the back of the keyboard about a 1/4 inch. I really like this feature as it makes it easier for gaming as well as typing.

    Speaking of typing,I'm still getting used to doing so on the Pyro. The switches are very sensitive, so you barely need to touch them. This comes in so handy when you game, possibly giving you the millisecond advantage over another player where you'll live and they die. Honestly, at this point, I'm not a huge fan of how they keys are not fully lit up like all of my Logitech gaming keyboards do. For instance, any key that is capable, the secondary function does not light up. Take the number 2 key for example. The 2 lights up fine, but the @ barely can be seen, especially in daylight.

    While this is not the fault of Roccat, it's just the way keys are lit up for this type of keys. There is also light bleed through which is really noticeable when gaming in the dark, or near dark. See my pictures for examples. For me, this isn't a problem, but to others it could be. The way Logitech lights up their keys, there isn't any bleed through, and the whole key lights up as the light come from the middle of the key, instead of the top like most if not all gaming keyboards do.

    I'm hard on my keyboards while gaming as I'm just into the game I guess. I don't use the typical WASD for moving. I use the arrow keys, and at some point, I usually break one after a few years of use. It's due to the way Logitec lights up their keys with the light coming from the center of the key, and I guess there's no real way (yet) to make that stronger. I hope with this Roccat Pyro, the keyboard arrow keys will survive. Only time will tell.

    The cord for the Pyro is 6', yes I measured it, so it should be long enough for most people to hook up to their computer. The Pyro also comes with a detachable wrist rest. IMHO, just leave it in the box. It's just cheap plastic without ANY PADDING what so ever. IMHO, a wrist rest should have at least some padding. Not hard, cheap plastic.

    A few other complaints are a few of the keys are not labeled as to what they are. They just have symbols on them. The two enter keys do not say "enter", the caps lock key does not say "caps lock" Just symbols. But, the enter key next to the key pad area says "enter". Why couldn't that be on all the "enter" keys ?

    Personally I like to have certain keys individually color coded, so at a quick glance, I can use that key during gaming. See my pictures for example. Go to Roccats website to download the software to enable this feature where you can program the keys to your liking. My complaint here is that there are no instructions on how to do this. It took me about 15 minutes to figure out how to program individual keys to the colors I wanted.

    I've been using the Roccat Pyro gaming keyboard for 7-8 days now, and overall, I'm very happy with it. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. I'm dinging 1/2 star for the lack of documentation either on paper, or on Roccats website as to set up the lighting effects on the keyboard. And 1/2 star for the weirdness of how they labeled two out of the three "enter" keys as well as the same weirdness for the "caps lock" key. Would this have stopped me from buying the Pyro keyboard if I had know in advance ? No, but it's just something that bugs me. And as mentioned, with roughly a weeks worth of gaming on it, so far gaming has been great.

    I highly recommend the Roccat Pyro gaming keyboard. It appears well made, works great, has programmable keys that you can light in different colors individually and for a very reasonable price.

    Jun 02, 2021 20:41
  • Review by JinOH, 10 out of 10
    The keys to better gaming

    As an older gamer I usually blame the equipment or lag in internet service provider. I know it is likely me, but whoever wants to admit that. But as I get better and newer equipment to help my KDR and lap times as a gamer. The Roccat Pyro has helped quite a bit. It's really nice to type on and is an easy keyboard replacement if all you need is a backlit keyboard. But as a gaming tool. This board is really loaded with customization for all the extra keystrokes many games use for special abilities or controls. While I am still learning "SWARM" (Roccat software to change lighting and key mapping). The small changes I have learned so far are great for even the basic gaming setup. Each key on the keyboard can be its own color or be remapped to a new function/command. And while at first several keys required use of the "FN" key to use. Drag and drop function in Swarm made it so a few of the keys I wasn't using could be remapped for a single press and made better for quicker use in game. And with 5 profiles, you can have a few layouts for games and on the clock programs.

    Premium features that drew me in:

    Brushed metal finish

    Mechanical keys that are oh so satisfying to press

    Volume Knob

    Individual lighting and key mapping

    Long USB cord

    Removable keys for easier cleaning of keyboard

    Wish list for Pyro 2:

    Push volume knob for mute(this should have been present now)

    Onboard USB port and/or 3.5mm port for additional connectivity

    May 20, 2021 11:03
  • Review by elzeus, 10 out of 10
    A joy to type on with very little noise!

    The Roccat Pyro RGB Mechanical keyboard is exactly what I was looking for in a mechanical keyboard. The keys have a good amount of travel and there are a plethora of lighting options. The software is has everything you'd want to customize the lighting and remapping keys or making shortcuts as well as keeping itself and the firmware of the keyboard up to date. There is even an volume knob which makes adjusting the volume very easy. The palm rest is quite comfortable as well as easy to attach and detach. The most important part of the keyboard to me was the sound of the mechanical switches and these do not disappoint they are much quieter than my other mechanical keyboard and so far have been a joy to type on. I will definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone that is searching for one.

    May 24, 2021 18:18
  • Review by blah, 10 out of 10
    Great keyboard!! Feels great!! Fully customizable

    Great keyboard!! Looks and feels great!! Fully customizable.

    If you are a PC gamer, and have not had a mechanical keyboard before, you are in for a treat. This keyboard is just fantastic, and I love the feel of every stroke on WASD as much as I love the way it looks on my PC gaming rig!

    Now the only thing is, these keys are quite a bit loud, but they feel oh so good. I game with headphones on so it doesn’t matter to me personally, but might be something to consider if you have another person near you, especially during these work from home times we live in. I have my gaming rig in another room away from others. I also love the volume knob. It just feels NICE!!

    Included wrist rest can be attached or removed. I like it attached personally, it is just more comfortable and helps preventing carpal tunnel syndrome, and looks really cool too.

    The software you install to control the lighting setup is pretty great too. You can save multiple profiles, and it has something they call AIMO, and it will automatically sense what you are doing and change it’s lighting profile based on what you are doing. It works pretty well too! I don’t have any other ROCCAT AIMO products at the moment, but plan on getting a ROCCAT RGB mouse, and it the AIMO will work across the different devices.

    If there is one slight negative, and I would hardly call it a negative, was that there was no mention in the box that you needed to download their software, Pyro Storm, to get full control and customization out of the keyboard. At the time of me receiving my keyboard, it was so new that they did not list it under their “downloads” section for keyboard software. I emailed ROCCAT support, and just an hour later, I received not only a response, but also they added it to the list of keyboards they had this software available for.

    Great gaming keyboard!! Looks and feel amazing!! Great support from ROCCAT too!

    May 27, 2021 09:38