Roccat Introduces the Vulcan II Mini 65% Gaming Keyboard with Optical Switches

ROCCAT, Turtle Beach’s award-winning PC gaming peripherals brand, today revealed the all-new Vulcan II Mini Optical-Mechanical PC Gaming Keyboard. The latest addition to ROCCAT’s highly lauded range of Vulcan keyboards, the Vulcan II Mini furthers the brand’s keyboard evolution with groundbreaking features, including the world’s first Dual LED Smart Keys, and improved TITAN II Optical Switches. At 65% the size of a standard keyboard, the Vulcan II Mini still retains the arrow keys and provides ample room for broad, sweeping mouse movements needed to win fast-paced games, making it an ideal addition to any PC gamer’s arsenal.

The Vulcan II Mini is the world’s first keyboard with Dual LED Smart Key technology. PC gamers can feel confident in their keystrokes with 30 multi-function Smart Keys featuring Dual LEDs that allow gamers to better visualize when secondary functions are active. The Smart Keys combine with ROCCAT’s EasyShift [+] functionality, where users can program a second function layer, allowing the mini keyboard to retain the functionality of a full-size keyboard.

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Additionally, the Vulcan II Mini features ROCCAT’s new TITAN II Optical Switches, an evolution of the brand’s original, fan-favorite optical switch. The improved TITAN II Optical Switches deliver the same light speed actuation and 100 million keystroke durability rating, and are now optimized for third-party keycap compatibility, with an improved transparent housing and lubrication for even smoother movement. The Vulcan II Mini’s TITAN II Optical Red/Linear Switches are designed with a smooth and instant actuation, perfect for competitive games that demand speed, precision, and rapid keystrokes.

The Vulcan II Mini is available for pre-order at and participating retailers worldwide for $149.99 MSRP (£129.99/€149.99) and launches September 29, 2022.

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“We knew we created something very special with the original Vulcan. Our community and critics alike have been passionate fans of the series ever since, and now it’s time for the next evolution,” said René Korte, ROCCAT Founder and General Manager of PC Peripherals at Turtle Beach. “The Vulcan II Mini is small in size and big on innovation. Another benefit for the 65% size is that with the extra five keys, the Vulcan II Mini is great for people who want to spend their time working, creating, and gaming from the same setup. I believe the Vulcan II Mini will set a new standard for what gamers should expect in smaller mini PC gaming keyboards moving forward.”

PC gamers using the Vulcan II Mini can save up to five profiles of custom RGB lighting, key reassignment, and more directly on the keyboard, providing convenient portability. The Vulcan II Mini’s anodized aluminium backplate ensures structural integrity and sets the stage for ROCCAT’s AIMO RGB lighting technology, which produces vibrant lighting displays right out of the box and can sync with other compatible AIMO-enabled products. The Vulcan II Mini has double the RGB lighting refresh rate of standard gaming keyboards, producing smooth and vibrant effects that take the immersive desktop lighting experience to the next level. The detachable USB-C cable makes it easy to take the Vulcan II Mini on-the-go and offers another option for personalization. ROCCAT’s Vulcan II Mini comes in Ash Black or Arctic White, and PC gamers can add their own personal touches with third-party cross-shaped mount keycaps or equipping colorful custom USB-C cables (sold separately).

For more information, visit the product page.

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