Roccat Announces Ryos MK FX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
John Williamson / 2 years ago
Roccat is one of the leading peripheral manufacturers and produces a huge array of products including mice, keyboards, headsets and more! Some time ago, the company unveiled the Ryos MK Pro mechanical keyboard which features a wide selection of switch options from Cherry MX blue to blacks. Furthermore, the keyboard offered superb durability and a wonderful wrist rest. It seems the current trend revolves around RGB backlighting and allows the end-user to choose a colour scheme which matches their PC build. Even some motherboards have started to adopt RGB lighting directly onto the PCB.
To keep up with the current market, Roccat has updated their keyboard line-up and launched the Ryos MK FX. This particular model sports per key RGB illumination and supports 16.8 million colours. Additionally, it’s possible to create a custom mode or select from a number of special effect presets. This is made remarkably easy via Roccat’s Swarm software package and gives the end-user a great deal of flexibility. As you might expect, the Ryos MK FX is powered by two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors and 2MB of flash memory to store custom configurations. Roccat’s Easy-Shift[+] technology means each key has a secondary programmable function with options for simple commands or complex macros. This is incredibly useful in certain games where repeated key presses for a particular command are a common occurrence. On another note, the keyboard has a microphone/headphone passthrough, braided USB cable and media function keys. At first the media keys’ positioning seems a little strange, but it works rather well. In terms of pricing, the Ryos MK FX will cost $169.99 in the US market and should be available from today. Unfortunately, I haven’t received information regarding the European price, but I’m guessing it’s around the £120 mark.
Are you a fan of RGB lighting or feel it’s a gimmick?