Roccat comes up with Optical Switch keyboards
Roccat, a PC gaming peripheral brand, is making a move from mechanical to optical switches with its upcoming new Vulcan Pro keyboards. Headset maker Turtle Beach is the owner of Roccat and Roccat has used its Titan Tactile and Titan Speed switches in its other previous keyboards. The new Titan Optical switches are built to have a lifespan of 100 million clicks and approximately be 40 times faster than classic mechanical switches.
What’s Different and New?
It is different from the traditional mechanical switch that uses physical contact. The new Titan Optical makes use of a beam of light which is interrupted by the optical switch. The very first models by Roccat to use the new switch are the Vulcan Pro and TKL Pro. The Vulcan Pro is a full-size keyboard with low-profile keycaps, with an anodized aluminum top plate and adding to these features, it has AIMO-enabled RGB lighting that lets you sync light schemes with other AIMO products. A removable magnetic wrist rest comes along with the keyboard. The TKL Pro is a version of the Vulcan Pro minus the 10-key no number pad leading to a reduced-size chassis.
The new two Pro models are joining the lineup of a TKL version of the full-size Vulcan keyboards like the Vulcan 120 AIMO. This series will be available with both the Titan Tactile or Titan Speed mechanical switches, the existing technology.
Pricing and Availability
The expected availability of the Vulcan Pro and TKL Pro is around October 30 with both priced at $200 and $160, respectively. Whereas the Vulcan TKL is expected to be out by October 4 for a price of $130. On another hand, the pricing of the products in the UK is £180 and £150 for the Pro and TKL Pro, respectively. And the Vulcan TKL will be priced at £120. For Australia, the product Vulcan Pro will be priced at AU$279 and AU$223 & AU$181 for TKL pro and Vulcan TKL, respectively.