The ROCCAT Vulcan series is available in three expansion stages and is the first keyboard generation with the titanium tactile switches developed by ROCCAT, which come along with a fast, precise and at the same time tactile keystroke. The new ROCCAT switches are said to be up to 20% faster than conventional mechanical switches and at the same time have a particularly long service life thanks to their dustproof housing.
In this test we will look at the ROCCAT Vulcan 80, which is the entry-level version of the Vulcan series. This does without some of the features, but is also available for a correspondingly lower price. Of course, the ROCCAT Vulcan 80 retains the primary feature of the series: the Titan Switch Tactile push button.
Design and Workmanship
The design of the ROCCAT Vulcan 80 is relatively straightforward and does not require any unnecessary gimmicks. While the top model of the Vulcan series has an “AIMO” RGB LED illumination with 16.8 million colors, the ROCCAT Vulcan 80 uses a monochrome illumination with blue LEDs.
The silver brushed aluminium cover also gives way to a matt black thin aluminium cover, so the ROCCAT Vulcan 80 is indeed a basic version. But what ROCCAT saves on features with Vulcan 80 is fortunately not missing in the workmanship. This is very high-quality, but ROCCAT saves on the braided cable, so that the Vulcan 80 only has a rubber sheath instead of sleeves for the 1.8 meter long USB connection cable.
The narrow frame has anti-slip pads on the bottom and fold-out keyboard stands allow you to adjust the angle of the gaming keyboard. The matt black of the gaming keyboard is accentuated by a discreet strip of clear plastic at the top edge and side edges, which is particularly accentuated by the light reflections on this strip.