ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro Overview
Taking a first look at the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro we can see it is much smaller than the Vulcan 120 AIMO we took a look at back in 2019. That is because the Vulkan TKL Pro is a tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard. Basically the tenkeyless form factor cuts off the numberpad section of a full-sized keyboard. Many gamers appreciate this form factor as it takes up far less space on their desk. For those wondering the official dimension of the keyboard are 13.33cm x 36cm x 3.4cm (LxWxH) and the keyboard weighs in at 660g.
The thing I noticed right away about this keyboard is how sleek it looks with its black brushed aluminum top plate.
Besides your normal keys, at the top right corner of the keyboard there is a volume knob and a mute button. Also the F9-F12 keys have alternate functions as multimedia keys, which is nice so you don’t have to leave your game to adjust volume or change a song.
One thing that has really sets ROCCAT keyboards apart from others are the keycaps themselves. These are actually low-profile keycaps, all of which are concave in shape. These definitely will give this keyboard and entirely different feel. Typically low-profile keycaps are found on keyboards that have low-profiles switches, but that is not the case there. These keycaps have longer stems, giving you the same actuation as a full-sized switch.
Under those keycaps you’ll find ROCCAT’s new optical Titan switches. These are based off ROCCAT’s original mechanical key switches. For those not familiar with optical switches they use an optical light sensor inside the switch. Upon pressing a key, you allow a receiver to be activated by this light signal, instantly actuating the switch command. These type of switches are considered faster and more accurate than mechanical switches. The linear (red) version of these switches have a 1.4mm actuation point and have a lifespan of 100 million clicks.
Location centrally on the top edge of the keyboard is a USB Type-C connection, which is for the included USB cable. The included cable is nicely braided and seems pretty heavy duty.
Flipping the keyboard over to the back there are 5 rubber feet, which will keep the keyboard from moving around on your desk. There are two pop-out feet which give you one level height adjustment.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see at its default position it sits at a slight angle. The keycaps themselves are pretty much flat. Flipping out the feet you get a slight height and angle adjustment.