Review: Roccat Vulcan II Keyboard (PC, Xbox, Playstation)

Roccat, the PC accessory arm of Turtle Beach, has built a reputation for providing devices that rival those considered to be the best on the market. Their latest offering, the Vulcan II, attempts to take things to the next level with a clean-looking, ultra-responsive, feature-packed device. Buckle up because we’re about to embark on a deep dive into the Roccat Vulcan II Keyboard. Whether you’re a seasoned gamer in search of your next keyboard or you’re just starting and looking for your first, we’ll help you decide if the Roccat Vulcan II is the perfect fit for you.

Right out of the box, the Vulcan II shows us that it’s not just another mechanical keyboard; it’s a keyboard so full of options that they barely fit on the base. One look at the Vulcan II showed us that we were in for an experience that we hadn’t yet had with a Roccat keyboard. Right off the bat, the keyboard impresses with its sleek design and aesthetic appeal. The brushed aluminum frame feels sturdy and durable, while the customizable RGB lighting adds a touch of personal flair to your gaming setup. But it doesn’t just look good; the Vulcan II performs exceptionally well. The keyboard is equipped with Roccat’s Titan Switches, offering a lightweight yet tactile feel that is both responsive and satisfying. The keycaps are also low-profile, leading to quicker actuation and a faster response time. This is in part to pre-lubed keys that offer minimal resistance. This can make all the difference in those high-stakes gaming moments when every millisecond counts.

Another positive that can’t be overlooked is the keyboard’s functionality. The Roccat Vulcan II comes with a dedicated volume wheel and multimedia controls, a detachable wrist rest, and full macro support. The Roccat Swarm software also allows for deep customization, enabling you to tailor the keyboard’s functionality and lighting to your precise needs and preferences.

While the Roccat Vulcan II Keyboard is a remarkable piece of gaming equipment, it does have a few areas of opportunity that are worth noting. First, the price. While it is less expensive than other comparable devices, the keyboard sits at a higher price point compared to many other gaming keyboards on the market, which might deter budget-conscious buyers.

Secondly, the keyboard’s unique low-profile design, while beneficial in some aspects, might not be everyone’s cup of tea. The short travel distance and flat keycaps might take some getting used to, however, Roccat has thought of this, so the Vulcan II is compatible with most third-party keycaps.

Finally, while the Roccat Swarm software offers extensive customization options, the software could make setting up and customizing the keyboard a bit of a challenge, particularly for those who are not tech-savvy.

So, where does this leave us with the Roccat Vulcan II Keyboard? There’s no denying that this keyboard is a formidable tool for any gamer. Its robust build quality, responsive Titan Switches, and extensive customization options make it a standout in the crowded gaming keyboard market.

In the end, the Roccat Vulcan II keyboard is not just a tool, but an experience. It’s for those who want to take their gaming to the next level, who value performance as much as aesthetics, and who are willing to invest in a keyboard that goes beyond the ordinary. If that sounds like you, then the Roccat Vulcan II may just be the perfect match for your gaming needs.

  • Richard Booth

    Rich has been involved in the gaming industry for over ten years, working with such companies as Jace Hall ShowTwin Galaxies and Nintendojo. He began GamesRelated in order to bring positivity to gaming journalism. Much of what is out today is completely negative, and GR aims to be the place where that stops and the news is simply reported.

Review performed using Roccat Vulcan II keyboard provided by Turtle Beach
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