Usage & Final Thoughts
I have been using the RYOS TKL Pro for a couple of weeks now and have really been enjoying it. I was using the Tt eSPORTS Poseidon ZX before this keyboard and it has the same TenKeyLess form factor so it was not a major change. The RYOS TKL Pro still felt quite big though, this is because of the built-in wrist rest. I think for some people looking for a pure TenKeyLess form factor keyboard this keyboard might be a little too big for them, but some may welcome the included wrist rest. The Cherry MX brown keys are nice and responsive and for people who don’t like the “click” of other Cherry MX switches these are great.
I have been playing mostly FPS games using the RYOS TKL Pro and again the TenKeyLess form factor seems pretty perfect for that. It was also nice having only the keys I use for specific games illuminated. The per-key illumination makes this possible and gives you the ability to pretty much set the illumination to whatever design you wish to have. Also having effects like the Fade FX and Ripple FX definitely make things interesting. The keyboard is very comfortable and I had no issues having very long gaming sessions or typing using the keyboard.
Being a ROCCAT keyboard you get all of those great ROCCAT exclusive features like the thumbster keys, EASY-SHIFT[+] technology, ROCCAT Talk ability, the ROCCAT software and much more. ROCCAT really makes sure you are getting the most out of a keyboard. Not only can you completely remap each key on the keyboard, but EASY-SHIFT[+] technology gives you a second set of keys. There is also built-in memory on the keyboard so all of your settings are saved on the keyboard.
I think if you are looking for a TenKeyLess form factor keyboard that packs in a little bit more this keyboard is a great choice. Again, the actual larger size is a preference thing. ROCCAT always seems to impress and the RYOS TKL Pro is no exception to that. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ROCCAT TKL Pro Gaming Keyboard a 9 out of 10 score.
– Available in 4 Cherry MX flavors
– Per-key illumination
– EASY-SHIFT[+] technology
– Great companion software
– Thumbster keys
– Built-in wrist rest makes it larger than other TenKeyLess form factor keyboards