Game On with Ryos MK Pro Keyboard
The MK Pro is designed for heavy gaming.
Xbox, PS3 and Wii controllers are nice, but a lot of gamers rely on a top-performance keyboard to get the most out of attacking and spellcasting in games like "World of Warcraft" and "League of Legends." ROCCAT is ready for such an occasion with its newest peripheral, the Ryos MK Pro Gaming Keyboard, which we took for a spin at last week's CES.
The first thing we noticed was the ability to select which keys will light up. Users can customize their settings however they please, whether they illuminate just the "W," "A," "S" and "D" movement buttons and attack keys, or the entire board. Using a built-in programming system called Easy-Shift Plus, users can also configure key-combinations to execute complex combat or spellcasting moves.
The keyboard is also quite easy on the hands, thanks to a comfortable wrist-rest and mechanical keys that respond without error. No "jamming" or "gummy" key problems here – they're great, even under the heaviest of fire.
In addition, ROCCAT is packed with processing power. Two 32-bit ARM cortex processors can handle even the most demanding of functions, such as displaying key functions, using those macro functions and displaying your levels of health and mana (strength). You'll be able to save and re-use your best configurations, no matter how demanding your gaming situations get. [See also: Best Budget Fighting Game Controller: MadCatz FightPad S.D.]
In addition, players can switch out the keys on the Ryos MK Pro with four included colors — black, brown, red and blue. They interchange very easily, so you can switch the décor to whatever gaming mood you're in.
ROCCAT hasn't yet revealed the price of the Ryos MK Pro, but most quality keyboards go for around $200. It will be available sometime this spring, the company says.