|Item model number||ROC-12-411-BN|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Item Weight||2.17 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||6.3 x 18.19 x 1.26 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||6.3 x 18.19 x 1.26 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||October 15, 2018|
ROCCAT Vulcan 100 Aimo RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches
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- Technology - switch bounce is reduced thanks to premium components, allowing firmware to recognize input faster; tactile 1.8millimeter actuation point balances speed with responsiveness
- Durability - a sturdy anodized aluminum top plate provides robustness while reinforced key switches give a solid feel to each key stroke and are designed to resist dust build-up
- Illumination - Powered by the AIMO intelligent lighting system, long-life LEDs coupled with transparent key switch housing Display bright, vivid per-key illumination in 16.8M colors
- Media keys - mixer-style media keys and wheel with integrated leds add a level of sophisticated function that provide you with quick and Easy access to comillimeteron Audio and video settings – for rapid control on the fly
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The switch chatters less during actuation thanks to high quality materials and componentry. This allows the firmware to reliably identify key stroke signals 20% faster than competing keyboards.
The housing of the Titan switches is designed to resist the dust build-up that typically affects keyboards that are used often. Together with the shortened key caps, the Vulcan is easy to clean.
The debounced switch, tactile-feeling 1.8mm actuation point and solid switch housing to prevent wobble combine perfectly with the Vulcan’s overall durability. The result is a keyboard built for performance.
Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, ROCCAT combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for what we do. The result is a forward-looking product portfolio adaptable to the gaming trends of tomorrow. The industry-leading experiences we develop are born of a deep affinity with gaming community that we ourselves are very much a part of. We achieve this by having an outstandingly talented team comprised of gamers, visionaries and industry experts.
Vulcan 100 Aimo RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The ROCCAT Vulcan mechanical gaming keyboard features a refined trio of speed, durability and illumination. Custom keys developed from the ground up feature crisp and tactile ROCCAT Titan Switches, providing swift and responsive key strokes. An anodized aluminum top plate reinforces the keyboard and provides rigidity while switches resist dust. Powered by the AIMO lighting engine, long-life LEDs coupled with transparent switch housing display bright, living per-key illumination in 16.8M colors.
- 1.8mm actuation point (tactile, silent)
- 3.6mm switch travel distance
- RGB per-key illumination with 16.8m colors
- 512kb integrated macro & settings memory
- All keys remappable
- ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] technology
- 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 based processor
- 1.8m braided cable
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The ROCCAT Vulcan mechanical gaming Keyboard is fast and robust and features exceptional lighting. It boasts keys that were imagined and designed entirely by ROCCAT, Featuring crisp and tactile TITAN switches, for speedy yet precise key strokes. The anodized aluminum top plate of the keyboard makes it sturdy and solid, and the switches are designed to minimize dust build-up. Long-life LEDs can display 16.8M colors and multiple effects, while transparent switch housing spreads the light evenly, providing the best possible stage For AIMO’s living light. The Vulcan represents a gaming tool built for precision using the pragmatic concepts of German design and engineering.
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As for other features, the aesthetics of the board are stunning in person. It's very well designed with the increasingly ubiquitous open/floating key design paired with a gunmetal grey aluminium back plate, giving it a nice weight and rigidity. It has a prominent volume dial in the top right corner that can be used to adjust both system volume and lighting brightness. It seems like an insignificant feature, but trust me, using a keyboard without it as a feature will feel like a crime after a few weeks. The keyboard's cable is also nice. While this seems rather irrelevant, it shouldn't be taken for granted. Certain keyboards such as the Corsair K95 and Razer Huntsman utilize massive chords which occupy two USB slots. The fact that this board is able to achieve such brilliant lighting with a simple, thin, braided single-port USB is great (though some may be annoyed that it cannot be unplugged from the keyboard itself).
Then of course, there's no ignoring the half key-caps and clear switch housings, which are probably the reason that you're looking at this in the first place. It's an amazing look in my opinion, very reminiscent of a typewriter, and it allows this board to easily have the brightest and most impressive looking RGB lighting on the market. Note: the key layout itself also sports a slightly greater distance between keys, as well as slightly smaller keycaps. Experienced typists will most likely notice the difference immediately, and it may take a few days to adjust. I don't know if this provides any tangible benefit, but I do feel as if it has reduced fat-fingering multiple keys by accident for me.
This board has very few weaknesses, and while they are quite small and fairly subjective, they are worth mentioning. The lack of media keys and a row of macro keys to accompany the volume dial and existing additional keys is disappointing. Neither of those features are standard on most boards, but given the sheer attention to detail on this one, it's just a strange design choice to omit them. There is also no USB bypass port on it, not a feature that I would take advantage of anyway, but I know that some people do (much in the same way that lacking a volume dial would now be a deal-breaker for me). The Roccat Swarm software is pretty good as far as they go. However, the "AIMO intelligent lighting" setting for the keyboard (the coolest looking one imo) disables changing its brightness with both the dial and the software. A bizarre choice, as the maximum brightness is absolutely ridiculous, and I hope that they patch it in the near future (Edit: Which they now have as of 03/03/19, Yay!). Also, the lack of a good wrist-rest. While this model lacks one intentionally, the Vulcan 120's rest, while sleek looking, is just a terrible slab of uncomfortable plastic. I recommend buying a memory foam one like the XXL one from Metratonic, which I found to fit the long length of this keyboard best (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0755T773V/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1).
TLDR: keyboard is pretty swell
- The Titan Switches, which are supposed to be a sort of "in-between" of Cherry MX Browns and Cherry MX Reds that are both ideal for gaming (responsiveness) while remaining tactile and clicky (for typing)
- The aesthetics: the attractive aluminum chassis, the RGB lighting, and the exposed switches.
I've primarily used Cherry MX Blues and Browns, and I find the Roccat Titan switches to be interesting and fun. I fell in love with them from day one, though it's up-in-the-air whether I prefer them more than the Cherry MX switches I'm used to.
The action on the presses is smoother, sort of like pressing a knife through butter. They definitely take less force than Blues, and match the description of being in-between Browns and Reds. There is less of a tactile response, but enough that you know the actuation point.
The key-caps feel like they're constructed of a slightly slippier material than typical keycaps, which "stick" to my fingertips. These key-caps also have a slightly different form-factor than injection-molded keys and the DasKeyboard keycaps I'm accustomed to. As a result of these ergonomics, my fingers ten to slip just a bit. Combined with the heightened sensitivity of the switches (and their lower actuation point), I have a greater tendency to slip and hit the wrong keys as I'm typing. This is my perception, and others may feel things differently.
The default RGB illumination which swathes the keys in shades and gradually cycles is pretty, but subtle. You can use FN + F1-4 to cycle through colors. The defaults are not distracting, which is great.
Unfortunately, the Roccat RGB customization software (Swarm) only works on Windows, so I can't even comment on its usability and options. You're out of luck customizing on OSX and Linux, which are my primary operating systems.
The workaround: customize the RGB settings and save to the on-board memory using Windows, then use the keyboard on OSX. It isn't ideal, but it does work.
At their price-point, these Roccat Vulcans offer a beautiful and competitive mechanical keyboard that easily stands with the best of them. I tip my hat the aesthetics of the chassis, visible switches, and default lighting configurations. Not only does this keyboard feel great, it looks good too.
If you're a programmer or typist and:
- care more about switch feel than responsiveness,
- don't care about RGB illumination,
there are plenty of other mechanical keyboard/switch combos that may be more up your alley.
If you're a Windows gamer and this is your first mechanical keyboard, it's a great choice. You probably won't have (m)any of the minor gripes I do and will enjoy this well-designed product.
If you're an aficionado considering another quality board for your collection, I would suggest that the Roccat Titans are proprietary and aimed more at gamers, so you would be better off with other well-known switches within the mechanical keyboard community.
If you're a gamer who has used mechanical keyboards before and are looking for a solid combination of tactile and responsiveness, you will find these Titan switches superior to Romer-G in my humble opinion (both the tactile and linear). If you prefer responsiveness over tactile response, the Romer-Gs and perhaps other switches are slightly more responsive.
Hopefully these thoughts help you in deciding whether this keyboard is right for you.
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Dislike: cost, and the u.i.
Likes: everything else.
UPDATE: Sent it in to Roccat Customer Support and have not heard anything back. Guess they just stole my broken 100$ keyboard. 🤷♂️
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The the price it's not nearly durable enough to be worth purchasing.