In the limited exposure I’ve had to ROCCAT, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. While they’re not the most mainstream of names in the computer gaming peripherals space, they’re doing an excellent job of grabbing some much-deserved attention. Their latest effort is realized in the form of the Vulcan 120 AIMO keyboard.
Simply put, this thing is one of the most unique gaming keyboards that I’ve ever come across, either in reviewing product or just in passing at trade shows, and so on. The gorgeous aluminum chassis will certainly stand out on any desktop. But then, you power the computer on and the Vulcan 120 just lights up the room. The slim keycaps make the backlit LED design pop in ways that I’ve never seen on any other gaming keyboard. It’s pure magic. And the subtle wave motion of the LEDs just adds to the experience, making it seem like the keyboard is breathing underneath your fingertips as you seamlessly hack away at the keys.
To that end, the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 is the company’s first keyboard to feature their new in-house Titan Switch mechanism. Designed from the ground up by ROCCAT, the Titan Switch features a 1.8mm actuation point with a 3.6mm travel distance. The housing around the switch is designed to reduce the wobbling feeling you get as you glide from one key to the next. And the plastic casing over the switch makes the Vulcan 120 about as dustproof as a keyboard can be.