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Roccat Ryos MK Glow

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Posted November 8, 2013 by Joe Kershner in Peripherals
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Price at time of Review: $139.99
 

WHAT WE LIKED:

Fully customizeable, Re-mappable keys, Durable build quality, Affordable price, Quiet Black Cherry keys, Anti-smudge
 

WHAT WE DISLIKED:

Low warranty, USB cable not braided, Software CD is not included in package and must be downloaded
 
BOTTOM LINE:
If you're looking for a fully programmable keyboard with massive customization options (and is also easy to use while gaming at night), the RYOS MK GLOW is worth your money.
by Joe Kershner
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Introduction

ROCCAT has been known for delivering exceptional peripherals like keyboards, mice, headphones and mouse pads. They also have notebooks available but only in Germany. However, when it comes to keyboards, they have been a bit behind the times. After taking a year in development, they are ready to introduce gamers to the Ryos Series. We have the opportunity to review the Ryos MK Glow. It features a built-in palm rest, individual LED keys, an anti-smudge surface, fully capable macros and individual key remapping.

When it comes to their first Mechanical keyboard, ROCCAT makes a bold statement, “The most advanced, most customizable mechanical keyboard ever – NOBODY comes close! Introducing the illuminated ROCCAT™ Ryos MK Glow mechanical gaming keyboard. With an eye-watering number of configuration options and high-quality CHERRY MX key switches, you can break out – and unleash the gaming beast within.”

We have to ask ourselves, Is ROCCAT being overly confident with their first keyboard? There’s plenty of other manufacturers who have been releasing Mechanical keyboards for years and haven’t claimed to be the most customizable. If their statement is true, will there be room for improvement? These are just a few questions that come to mind after such a bold statement.

Before we find out if the Ryos MK Glow will live up to their statement, let’s find out a bit more about the company.

 

Founded in 2007, ROCCAT™ develops high quality and innovative accessories in Germany for ambitious computer gamers. In close collaboration with the gaming community, outstanding input devices and headsets, which excel through their first-class precision, high level of ease-of-use and unique design, are designed at ROCCAT™ Studios in Hamburg. The ROCCAT™ Kone Gaming Mouse was the first product to be launched by the Hamburg-based developer, and has played a leading role right from the outset in the world’s premiere league of gaming mice. A host of international awards confirm the first-class quality and outstanding range of functions of ROCCAT™ products.

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