Page 3 - Conclusion
While using a keyboard is not at all similar to picking your nose with a toe, I think ROCCAT has been quite truthful in the claims they made overall. The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro has been a real treat to use because of how well it delivers on a low-profile and compact experience. From the outset, the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro has lived up to the build quality and construction we have seen in previous Vulcan keyboards. This smaller form factor is sturdy while keeping in the same design as its counterparts. The island style keys combined with low-profile keycaps really stand out compared to keyboards from other manufacturers. Furthermore, we still have excellent features like a dedicated volume wheel, removable USB Type-C cable, and NKRO support. There are many useful secondary functions like media controls, a game mode to remap your keyboard actions, and lighting control to cycle through effects and brightness. The lighting is also very vibrant with a neat effect, even if it does not fill out the entire legend on each keycap. The new thing under each key however is the Titan Optical switch, which operates quite well. Not only do we have an uptick in the longevity of the switch, but I really like the quick feel and low force required to actuate a keypress while maintaining a smooth linear travel. The Vulcan TKL Pro only comes in this single flavor of switch, but I really like what we have here. On the other hand, there are still areas of improvement for our ROCCAT keyboard. For one, the ROCCAT Swarm could use a modern UI update, even if it still functionally a good utility. I also would have liked to see more durable PBT keycaps and an included wrist rest. At a retail price of around $160 USD, the ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro is on the pricier side of keyboards, especially as the full-sized Vulcan 121 AIMO is also available at this price. However, if you are looking for a smaller size, the Vulcan TKL Pro delivers an excellent, compact, low-profile experience.
ROCCAT provided this product to APH Networks for the purpose of evaluation.
APH Networks Review Focus Summary:
8/10 means Definitely a very good product with drawbacks that are not likely going to matter to the end user.
7/10 means Great product with many advantages and certain insignificant drawbacks, but should be considered before purchasing.
-- Final APH Networks Numeric Rating is 7.6/10
Please note that the APH Networks Numeric Rating system is based off our proprietary guidelines in the Review Focus, and should not be compared to other publications.
The ROCCAT Vulcan TKL Pro is a brightly-lit and compact keyboard equipped with responsive Titan Optical switches.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look - Hardware and Software