Roccat is back in the spotlight with a new keyboard – well, a new version of an existing model. We’re talking about a wireless version of the Vulcan II Mini and Roccat’s very first battery-powered keyboard. In short, the Vulcan II Mini Air!
Vulcan II Mini Air: Roccat’s first wireless keyboard!
This Air version is a little larger than the wired model, measuring 325 (W) x 124 (D) x 33 (H) mm. In terms of weight, we’re dealing with a light model, at 576g in practice, without cable or dongle. In addition, we have an aluminum faceplate, but the keycaps remain in ABS.
Otherwise, the presence of a proximity sensor is noteworthy. This will adapt the power of the backlight according to whether you’re there or not. The aim is to maximize battery life. Speaking of the battery, its autonomy will greatly depend on your use. However, Roccat claims a maximum autonomy of 750h without RGB lighting. With full lighting, this drops to 90h.
Otherwise, internally, we find all the usual panoply of this type of device. The polling rate is 1000 Hz, while latency is 1 ms. There’s also 4 MB of built-in memory for up to 5 profiles. N-Key rollover and integral anti-ghosting are also included. Last but not least, the keyboard is powered by a 32-bit Cortex-M4 CPU.
Well, now all that’s left to do is mention the retail price, which doesn’t make us very happy, at $179.99 or €179.99. Compared with the wired model, the price increase is massive!