The Ryos Mk Pro is the top-of-the-line mechanical gaming keyboard from ROCCAT and make no mistake, it’s a really solid keyboard.
I love the overall build quality of the product, the plastic keys doesn’t feel cheap. It’s very nice to the touch and it seems to have a kind of glossy feel to it.
Besides the macro keys at the side, another much welcomed add-on is the Thumbster Key (that’s what it’s called) right under the space bar. The keys take a bit of effort to press, which is a good thing as it helps avoid accidental triggers. You might wonder – “thumbster”? Of course, it makes perfect sense as the thumbs of your right hand is around that area when you’re gaming so it makes it easily accessed.
The keyboard comes with audio output and mic ports and USB ports as well, I just wish that the USB port and audio I/O ports are at the same area.
At the bottom, the keyboard comes with huge paddings that make the keyboard absolutely sturdy when placed on surface. Of course the pad’s overall cover is almost nullified when the keyboard is raised. For a keyboard this price, I do wish that ROCCAT allows more choice on how far the platform can be raised, perhaps a 2 – 3 tiered keyboard raise would be good.
The Ryos Mk Pro comes with 1.8 meters of braided cable.
And here’s what the keyboard look like in the dark. It only comes in blue colored LED.
For the product itself, it works great out of the box and works even better once you pair it with ROCCAT’s software.
The keyboard comes with Cherry MX RED Switch (it comes with various flavor of switches but the one for this review is red) and it was a pleasure to use, I like it because it doesn’t give that CLICK sound.
The keyboard worked flawlessly as I battled my way through StarCraft II.
I won’t be covering the details of the software, that’s ROCCAT’s job. 😛 Anyway, I think the “star feature” of this product is that it comes with PER-KEY ILLUMINATION (customizable via software) and it has two units of 32-bit ARM Cortex processors + 2 MB of flash memory for your customization needs.
More details at the official product page.
Going about with this keyboard, I’m amazed at the build quality and how it worked flawlessly as I tried gaming with it. Even on my first session, the keyboard’s key placement doesn’t seem awkward (yes, some do make things really awkward for gamers).
The product isn’t cheap though, coming at a hefty
RM 599 RM 555 but if you’re looking for something great and customizable then this is the one you should be looking at.