The Roccat Vulcan Pro is another modification of the Vulcan 120 / 121 / 122. It was released in October 2020.
Vulcan Pro: Well-established Design of Vulcan 121 with new Switches
It is hard to spot a difference between the Vulcan 121 and the Vulcan Pro. Both keyboards have the same layout and the same dimensions, only the logo is placed a differently. Also the feature set is completely the same, both keyboards offer RGB lighting with AIMO, n-key rollover, dedicated media controls, elevated keycaps and a magnetic wrist rest. The only difference is that the Vulcan Pro features new opto-mechanical switches instead of the traditional mechanical switches of the Vulcan 121. These optical switches use a light signal to detect actuation which allows to cut the bounce time and therefore recognize inputs faster. In the past few years, opto-mechanical switches have found their way into premium models of various manufacturers, for example, the Razer Huntsman series and the Corsair K100 make use of similar technology.
Vulcan TKL Pro
The keyboard is also available as a tenkeyless version. The so called Vulcan TKL Pro features a detachable USB-C cable and has no numpad. Furthermore, the media controls and some secondary key assignments were changed and the keyboard comes without wrist rest. Apart from that, all other features remain unchanged in the tenkeyless version.
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Mechanical Keyboard Score
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April 20, 2021
"Roccat’s legendary Vulkan is back, but in a compact form this time. A tenkeyless gaming keyboard, it boasts the brand’s Titan optical switch that’s both impressive in performance and quiet in operation. It’s a beaut as well, with a classy brushed gunmetal finish and floating keys that showcase its customizable RGB lighting brilliantly."
December 17, 2020
"A stunning, well-built mechanical keyboard with great optical switches for both typing and gaming."
December 9, 2020
"The Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro doesn’t quite settle the optical mechanical versus traditional mechanical switch debate, but it’s still a quality keyboard that excels in fast-paced games."
November 3, 2020
"The Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro makes an eye-catching addition to any gaming setup. Everything about it feels premium — except for the software."