Roccat make some of the most feature packed gaming peripherals on the market, their range of keyboards, mice and headsets are tailored to the needs of casual and hardcore gamers alike. Roccat are well-known to pack in extensive customisation into their gaming devices, including some of the best macro functions in the business thanks to their comprehensive software library and innovative Roccat Talk functionality that allows you to map keyboard commands to the mouse and vice versa, or macros that combine both.
The Ryos is the latest keyboard from Roccat and it borrows heavily from the design of their current range, of this much I am certain since I user their Roccat ISKU FX keyboard on my main rig and the Ryos bears a striking resemblance, albeit missing a few features and adding a few of its own. The Ryos MK Pro features fully mechanical keyboard in a choice of switches, however the model we are reviewing today features the most popular option, Cherry MX Red. These are super fast, low resistance keys and feature a stunning programmable blue LED back lighting.
As you can see from the specifications below, the keyboard is brimming with features such as per-key lighting, full anti-ghosting and n-key rollover, thumbster keys, dedicated programmable macro keys, a super low response time and it even acts as a hub for audio connections and USB 2.0 ports.
- Per-key illuminated mechanical keyboard with 113 keys
- Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover
- Choice of four CHERRY MX key switches
- 3 programmable thumbster keys (T1 – T3)
- 5 programmable macro keys (M1 – M5)
- 94 other programmable keys
- 1000 hz polling rate, 1 ms response time
- 1.8 m rear-exit braided cable
- 1 x audio in, 1 x audio out, 2 x USB 2.0 ports
The box is very well designed, something we’ve seen across the whole of the Roccat range. It features a nicely detailed image of the keyboard and a run down of all the major specifications and features (see above).
Around the back we have even more details on the features, including the Easy-Shift[+] technology, mechanical switches and the very cool Roccat Talk software (downloadable from the Roccat site).
The keyboard came nicely packaged in the box, with blue peel-off strips covering all the sensitive surfaces.