Roccat Ryos MK FX Mechanical RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Published: 16th March 2016 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
The Ryos MK FX packaging continues the Roccat theme of giving you all the information you need about a particular product without swamping you with logos. The combination of Roccat Ice Blue with the black box and white text looks as classy as ever, and the Ryos certainly grabs your attention.
Something that isn't included as often as we'd like, the Ryos MK FX comes with a moulded dust cover ensuring that you are freed from having to sweep away the dust bunnies that gradually accumulate. The quick start guide is particularly handy on a keyboard such as this, due to the many Fn+x key combinations that control everything from lighting brightness to live macro recording. With five additional macro keys to the left of the Ryos and a built-in wrist rest it might not be the smallest keyboard you've ever experienced but anything that reduces the amount of RSI suffered by heavy users has to be applauded.
The three thumbster keys below the space bar are a regular feature of Roccat keyboards. Not only are they within easy reach, but you don't accidentally hit them nearly as much as you might expect given their prominent positioning. The five dedicated macro keys to the left hand side are all within easy reach of your little finger in frantic moments and the inclusion of microphone and headphone through-ports are a boon for those LAN conventions.
The keys on the Ryos MK FX are nicely angled to give you a smooth typing experience across the board. In conjunction with the wrist rest you can type, or game, on the Ryos for hours without enduring fatigue. Beneath the replaceable keycaps are the Cherry MX switches themselves, here in their Brown guise, and using the clear base for lighting rather than the LED. This should mean a more even hue spread, but we'll discover if that's true on a subsequent page.
Lastly the cable is a very thick 1.8m braided offering. The Ryos MK FX requires two USB cables to fully power the lighting and keys. It's curious that the underside has cable routing options where there isn't a chance in hell you could managed to route the cable on it anywhere at all.