Posted by Kevin Stubbeman on Jan 8, 2013

Roccat announces Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard

Roccat MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard

Roccat is a relatively recent addition to the peripheral game, but have been steadily gaining ground in a muddied field of competition.  They have decided to throw their hat into one more ring by announcing their first mechanical gaming keyboard, known as the Ryos MK Pro.

The Ryos has 113 individually lit keys featuring 5 special macro keys to the left side as well as 3 media keys within easy reach of the user’s thumb; all fully programmable.  N-key rollover, no ghosting, two USB 2.0 ports, and a glossy smudge proof finish on the keys round out the typical mechanical keyboard fare.

Where the Ryos starts to differentiate itself from some of the other gaming mechanical keyboards is the ability to program almost every key for a secondary Shift[+]™ function adding up to 500 options for macros, made possible by the two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors along with 2 MB of on-board flash memory.  In addition to the enhanced functionality, the Ryos features a jumbo sized wrist rest integrated into it as well as headphone and microphone jacks to help with those short headphone cords.

Many gamers have different preferences when it comes to what kind of switches come on their keyboard, and luckily Roccat’s got you covered with the choice of blue, black, brown, and red switches; all of which are Cherry MX of course.

The most exciting part of the Ryos to me is the programmable function displayed in their promotional video with examples such as LED health bars and vibrating hit detection, which instantly made me interested in getting my hands on one, but unfortunately it’ll be a bit of a wait until this baby hits the ground running.  Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time to train so I can be sure to catch it.

If you’re interested in finding out more, check out the promo video on their Youtube page for a little more info.


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