Testing & Conclusion
Over the past few weeks I have been using the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard around the office and the house. I will have to say it is one of the most feature rich keyboards I have ever used. The software is amazing and helps walk you through all details on everything you are doing. One of the other really nice things about the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard is that there are many different brightness levels which is another thing you can change in the ever detailed software. There is also a 32 bit ARM processor and 2MB of flash memory which helps make sure all macros and keypresses are in real time with no lag.
I have used the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard for everyday tasks and of course gaming. While using it for everyday stuff it was nice as I setup a profile with some basic macros for some of my tasks that I use in Word and Excel. The lighting for the Roccat Ryos MK Glow is pretty nice for typing and working in the day or night. The F1-F12 keys work as media keys with the added press of the FN key or if you set up the Windows key to be an FN key in the control panel. Now as for typing on the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard, it feels a little different than other keyboards with the same Cherry Switches. The keys seem to need a little bit more of a firmer press to them. It seems after a while of typing or gaming my hands seem tired.
For gaming we are going to test out the Roccat Ryos MK Glow with the following games, Titanfall, Battlefield 4, CS:GO, and World of Warcraft. The Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard was nice for FPS games with the quick snapback of the keys due to the keyboard being mechanical. Being able to set up some of the macros for Battlefield 4 and Titanfall, I was able to do a few things faster with the Thumbster keys after setting up macros. In CS:GO I set up some of the macro keys for some fast buying items and chat. Now while playing some World of Warcraft we all know we can setup a million different combos of macros in the game alone and we already know you can set up different macros with the 102 different programmable keys with hundreds of combinations you can do with the Easy Shift[+], even though it does take some time to get used to using Easy Shift[+]. While setting up some of the macros I really enjoyed setting up and using the Thumbster Keys. The Thumbster keys happen to be my favorite as far as setting up macros considering they are in area that I normally don’t have any keys setup for.
The Roccat Ryos MK Glow has been one of the most feature rich keyboards I have ever reviewed. The software is so in depth it allows you to change almost any key on your keyboard and change brightness at 20% at a time from 0% to 100%.
Currently you can find the Roccat Ryos MK Glow keyboard for $139 at most retailers. Which is an amazing prize for the features you get with the Roccat Ryos MK Glow. Overall ThinkComputers gives to ROCCAT Ryos MK Glow Gaming Keyboard a 10 out of 10 score.
– Quick response Cherry MX Black keys
– Illumination brightness settings
– Thumbster Keys
– Almost full custom settings for all keys
– Keys seem hard to press at first
– Only lights up blue