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ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO gaming keyboard review

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Quick verdict: The ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO is a slick, well-crafted mechanical keyboard undermined by lacklustre software.

  • Sleek metal design is both attractive and durable
  • Custom Titan switches deliver tight, responsive performance
  • Detachable wrist rest enhances stability and comfort
  • Customisation options are lacking compared to most gaming keyboards
  • ROCCAT Swarm app is frustratingly opaque on multiple fronts

The ROCCAT brand has gained a lot of attention over the past several years. While the German PC hardware manufacturer has been around for more than a decade, it's only fairly recently that its products have started to appear side-by-side with the likes of Razer and HyperX in comparisons and on store shelves.

Having tested the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO wired mechanical keyboard, it's clear that ROCCAT has earned its place in the conversation. From its robust design to its top-notch performance, the Vulcan 120 AIMO is a shining example of ROCCAT's engineering capabilities. Unfortunately, excellence on the hardware side is hamstrung by an obtuse software package that fails to live up to the industry standard.


Design

Design

  • Slim metal frame is sleek and hardy
  • Firm and supportive detachable wrist rest
  • Curved keycaps and more-visible status lights are smart tweaks
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO angle view

Performance

Performance

  • Custom Titan switches deliver reliable and responsive performance
  • Firm feedback and good key spacing allows for fast keystrokes
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO low angle

Features

Features

  • Tight and precise volume wheel
  • Remapping keys is more obscure than it should be
  • Plenty of RGB customisation, but AIMO doesn't add much
Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO close-up

Should you buy the ROCCAT Vulcan 120 AIMO?

Finder score: 3.5

ROCCAT could have had a real gem on its hands with the Vulcan 120 AIMO. From a hardware perspective, it's a tremendously well-built keyboard with a sleek style, a resilient design and tight, responsive switches. On the software side, industry-standard features are either missing, obscured or bizarrely limited in their functionality.

With a similar price tag to keyboards like the Logitech G815 and the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB – both of which are more-complete packages – the Vulcan 120 AIMO is in a tough spot. It's a keyboard with caveats. For some, those caveats will be a cost too steep to pay. For folks who can look past its software shortcomings, though, there's an excellent gaming keyboard waiting to be found.


Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $289

Where to buy

AmazoneBayJB Hi-Fi

Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO

Specifications

Roccat Vulcan 120 AIMO
Finder score: 3.5

Build

Keyboard Type
Mechanical
Build Material
Aluminium
Depth
235mm
Width
462mm
Height
32mm
Weight
1,150g
Cable Length
1.8m
Colours
Black

Connectivity

Wired/Wireless
Wired
Connection Type
USB

Features

RGB
Yes
USB Passthrough
No
Dedicated Media Controls
Yes
On-board Memory
4 profiles

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