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ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Per-Key Illumination Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Feb 11, 2014 3:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: ROCCAT

ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard




Fresh out of the box, we are dealing with a large keyboard with the full number pad to the right, the Macro keys at the left, and the built-in wrist rest. From this far away, it seems that the entire keyboard has all textured plastic components, but there is a mix of things going on to spruce up its looks beyond the angular design and shape.




Looking at the left side the keyboard, it is easy to see that the top half of the keyboard is wider than its lower section to allow for an easy grip. Also, at the back edge, where it angles from the side to the back edge, there are two 3.5mm jacks for headphones and a microphone to be attached here.




The left edge of the keyboard offers 5 M-keys for setting up Macros. We can also see, since we are so close now, the micro-dot design that offers a fair bit of gloss effect, but keeps the oil and dust deposited here from looking so bad in the long term.




Moving over a fair bit, we see the basic 72-key U.S. layout of the keys, and three Thumbster buttons under the space bar. We should also point out that the F-keys do also offer dual functionality as multimedia keys, as well as lighting controls, and Macro recording.




Each key cap is cylindrical in shape where the keys curve from side to side, but even over the entire height of the key cap. They are also only slightly textured, and feel very smooth to the fingers.




Since ROCCAT keyboards have that Thumbster key bump that they have to deal with, it seems logical to offer a built-in wrist rest to surround it, and offer customers a much more comfortable angle of attack on the keys. They also use this area for a large logo and the company name to sit between your hands.




Above the number pad, you are given the keyboard naming; unfortunately this does not light up with the rest of the keyboard.




The number pad offers the 30-key layout we are used to finding. At the left, in the middle, is where the lock indicator LEDs are located, and another thing is that the number pad is geared to be used for movement as well.

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