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Pros / This keyboard has excellent customization options.

Cons / You can't remove the large wrist rest.

 Verdict / The Ryos MK Pro is a powerful tool in the hands of gamers and can improve your gaming experience.

TopTenREVIEWS - Excellence Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

Roccat's Ryos MK Pro sports a solid design, extreme customizability and powerful features, which makes it a compelling option for a gaming keyboard. Per-key backlighting, a wide selection of Cherry MX switches and strong customization software keep the Ryos MK Pro relevant, even when other manufacturers offer things that it doesn't, like RGB backlighting.

Strong design is important in a gaming keyboard because it needs to be functional, durable and aesthetically pleasing. The Ryos MK Pro accomplishes all of these characteristics. The muted colors, understated design and unique shape of the keyboard give off a distinctively Roccat feel. It's also robust and should handle heavy use for a long time.

Since it is a mechanical keyboard, this Roccat model has certain advantages over membrane keyboards. The key switches last much longer, and typing on it is more satisfying. The typing experience is perhaps the most important aspect of any keyboard, whether it's meant for gaming or not. With its four different kinds of Cherry MX switches, you can find a version of the Ryos MK Pro that suits your taste. Our biggest complaint is that the somewhat large and uncomfortable wrist rest is not removable.

The Ryos MK Pro features full N-key rollover (NKRO) via USB. NKRO is a feature found on many of the best gaming keyboards, allowing you to push an unlimited number of buttons simultaneously and have them register immediately. You don't need a PS/2 port or adapter to get NKRO with this gaming keyboard. Gaming often requires you to press multiple keys at once, and you need to know that you can rely on your keyboard for complete accuracy.

Perhaps the most striking feature of the Ryos MK Pro is its backlighting capabilities. While backlighting is not essential, it can be useful as well as attractive. The Ryos MK Pro gives you complete customization of the backlighting for individual keys. You could turn your keyboard backlighting into a health bar, or have it indicate which direction damage is coming from. This level of customization can truly enhance your gaming if you take the time to personalize your keyboard.

With five dedicated macro keys situated to the left of the Caps Lock key, you can quickly set up and use macros. Assigning long sequences of commands to a single keystroke can greatly increase your gaming efficiency, and the ability to create macros in-game means that you won't have to Alt-Tab to the desktop. Along with the dedicated macro keys, each key on the board is remappable, granting you complete control over your gaming keyboard.

The driver software for the Ryos MK Pro is the heart of the keyboard's versatility. With the software, you can control every aspect of the keyboard's features. The software tracks your statistics and gives you achievements when you reach certain milestones, like a certain number of key presses. Essentially, Roccat has made a game out of using a peripheral designed to play games. If you enjoy getting achievements, then this keyboard will certainly make you happy.

While the MK Pro excels in every other category, we were rather disappointed in both the warranty and the customer support. The warranty is only good for one year after purchase. If you need help with any part of the device, you can only contact Roccat support via email. There is no phone number and no forum. A forum would be a useful web space for sharing implementation ideas for the keyboard's outstanding backlight technology.

  • Build Quality
  • Typing
  • Ease of Customization
  • Dedicated Macro Keys
  • Warranty
  1. This is a broad measure of the keyboard's quality.
    Higher is better.
  2. 5  Roccat Ryos MK Pro
    93.0 %
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  6. Category Average
    93.8 %

Summary

The Roccat Ryos MK Pro has many of the things we look for in the best gaming keyboards. NKRO, mechanical switches and customizable backlighting are high-end features that outweigh the short warranty and missing online forum. This is an attractive and high-performing keyboard that gives you easy access to customization options.

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