The keyboard is undoubtedly the most important part of the user experience and many people don’t understand that and they’re just happy with those cheap ones that came with their computer. people don’t understand how you could pay $100-$200 or more for just a keyboard, but until you actually use a good keyboard you’ll never understand it. Mechanical keyboards are the best for everything including gaming, I use mine for everything, one keyboard to rule them all I guess you could say. I got this keyboard back in I think January of 2007 and I’m still using it right now to type this. I think right there, that says something about the quality of it, you can’t beat the quality of a good mechanical keyboard. Roccatt is well known for high quality products, and in recent they’ve come to the states so we can enjoy the products here. They just announced the release of the Ryos series of mechanical gaming keyboard which includes three models, the Ryos MK for $99.99, the Ryos MK Glow for $139.99 and the Ryos MK Pro for $169.99. The first two are in stores now, but the last one will be out in November.
US gamers will be the first to get their hands on ROCCAT’s highly acclaimed mechanical gaming keyboard series. In terms of build quality, design and innovation, the German leading manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals sets a new standard with the release of the Ryos series. Three varying models offer popular features like Easy-Shift[+], ROCCAT Talk™, innovative per-key illumination and high quality Cherry MX key switches, therefore providing the perfect fit for any kind of gamer.
“PC gamers all over the world have been wishing for ROCCAT to come up with a mechanical keyboard – and finally here it is” says René Korte, ROCCAT founder and CEO. “Congratulations to everyone who has been waiting patiently, you are now able to get the most advanced mechanical keyboard on the market”.
The first keyboard in the series is the Ryos MK. The Ryos MK is equipped with the popular black Cherry MX key switches and is aimed at PC gaming purists. Its 32-bit ARM Cortex processor makes it incredibly powerful and responsive. The 2 MB of flash memory allows for over 500 macros to be recorded and stored on board. Three thumbster keys as well as renowned ROCCAT innovations like Easy-Shift[+]™ and ROCCAT Talk™ complete a keyboard perfect for hardcore gamers.
Next in line is the Ryos MK Glow, which features the same technical specifications as the MK while adding full backlighting in the color blue – with a powerful LED underneath each and every key. The illumination level is fully adjustable in the rich driver software that comes with every ROCCAT product. Also equipped with black Cherry MX key switches, the MK Glow is built for gamers who care about both the utmost precision as well as the visual effects of their gaming set-up.
The flagship model of the series is the Ryos MK Pro. It features an additional ARM Cortex processor which is responsible solely for handling the keyboard’s configurable per-key illumination, an impressive and innovative feature that sets it apart from any other mechanical keyboard on the market. “Imagine launching Battlefield 4 and having the keyboard automatically light up all your relevant key bindings – this is what the Ryos MK Pro is able to do for you”, says René Korte. “Configure tons of options in the driver software or code your own jaw-dropping illumination features with the SDK we provide – only your imagination is the limit”. The Ryos MK Pro is also available in four different Cherry MX key switch colors: black, brown, blue and red. This almost makes the integrated USB 2.0 hub and pass-through audio jacks a side note.
The MK and MK Glow version of the Ryos are now available at US retailers and online stores such as Newegg.
Pricing and availability
ROCCAT Ryos MK – 99,99 USD, in stores now
ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow – 139,99 USD, in stores now
ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro – 169,99 USD, in stores mid November