Roccat’s Vulcan 120 AIMO keyboard is a precision gaming tool. It features the company’s self-developed Titan key switch Tactile which is said to be swift and responsive.
It also boasts outstanding companion software that offers a wide array of customization options. It can remap Easy-Shift keys to Windows shortcuts, web browser and media controls.
ROCCAT says that its own switches deliver a keyboard experience that’s light, responsive and silent. Its Vulcan TKL features a super-flat form factor and a sturdy-feeling brushed metal backplate, with transparent switch housings that showcase RGB lighting. It also includes a removable wrist rest and is compatible with ROCCAT’s smart lighting ecosystem, AIMO.
Tetzner tells us that the company’s in-house developed Titan switches were designed to strike a middle ground between the speedy, linear Red and tactile Brown switches. They also have a transparent housing that shows off each key’s internal components and pairs well with AIMO. The switches are also designed to minimize mechanical chatter during actuation by using structural housing that reduces wobble. They also feature an ultra-light debounce rate that lets the firmware recognize each keystroke 20% faster than competing keyboards.
Using optical technology, the switches register each keystroke by intercepting a beam of light that’s interrupted when a key is pressed. They are also expected to withstand 100 million clicks, which is more than twice the lifespan of standard mechanical switches.
RGB backlighting is like the sports car of keyboards, it’s not a necessary feature but it looks really cool. RGB lighting creates a mesmerizing effect by projecting simultaneous combinations of red, green, and blue LED lights which allows for millions of possible colors to be displayed. RGB lighting can be configured down to the individual key or zone and is typically controlled by software from the keyboard’s manufacturer.
Many ROCCAT keyboards come with RGB backlighting that showcases beautifully through the keycaps. This type of backlighting is ideal for gamers who want to program a rainbow design or stately solid color to show off in-game. It can also be synced to game-enforced capabilities or real-time performance to give players a visual response to their actions. RGB backlighting is great for making a computer setup look more appealing and also serves as a useful indicator when a keyboard is active. The lighting can also warn when a keyboard is getting hot or has lost its connection.
Swarm allows you to easily create and manage clusters of services. This provides you with flexibility to scale your application to meet performance requirements. It also helps you achieve better security through mutual authentication and encryption.
With Swarm, you can control and manage all of your content from a single platform, whether it’s stored on-premise or in the public cloud. Swarm is a great way to improve collaboration and accelerate the process of creating, sharing and publishing media.
The software is incredibly comprehensive, though at times feels somewhat antiquated and its art assets look soft and pixelated when running windowed on a 4K resolution display. Roccat’s Swarm features a wide range of functionality from setting your keyboard and mouse to responding to gaming events to programming macros and remapping keys.
In a key assignment tab you can program a huge array of different shortcuts and macros to shut down your PC, open a new browser window, launch programs and more. It’s a powerful feature that if you’re a serious gamer can transform the way you play.
Whether you’re playing a first-person shooter or a battle royale, you need a keyboard that can keep up with your gameplay. ROCCAT’s keyboards are designed with that in mind. They feature a wide range of functions and a stylistic design that will impress anyone who sees them.
Roccat’s keyboards also offer ergonomic features to help you stay comfortable while gaming for extended periods of time. They include wrist rests that support your hand while you type, and they have anti-slip technology to prevent them from moving while you play.
Some ROCCAT keyboards even have a removable palm rest for added comfort. They are also designed with n-key rollover, which means that every keystroke is registered no matter how many keys you press at the same time. This is an important feature that allows you to play games at a high level without having to worry about missing keystrokes. The n-key rollover feature is also useful for gamers who enjoy multi-player online games.