News: Vulcan II with New Mechanical Switches

Roccat Vulcan II
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The Vulcan II is Roccat’s latest full-size gaming keyboard with their new Titan II mechanical switch in Red (linear) or Brown (tactile). These switches are:

  • Factory lubed
  • Transparent housing for better lighting
  • Tested for 80 million keystrokes
  • 1.4mm actuation
  • 45G force

It comes with everything a gaming keyboard should have, like full NKRO, 100% anti-ghosting and is customizable with SWARM software and EasyShift[+] secondary keys. It’s a lot like their flagship keyboard, the Vulcan II Max, but with mechanical (instead of optical) switches – and a price difference of $80.

On the bottom of the keyboard, I gleefullly noticed on/off lights for caps lock, num lock and such – something the Vulcan II Max does NOT have. Which tells me the Titan II mechanicals have single LEDs as opposed to Titan II opticals with dual LEDs. But I rather prefer having those indicators. At least this way, I can see at a glance if caps lock is on or off, rather than guess with dual lighting. Because sometimes the lit LED color is the same as the “capslock on” color – so you can never tell if it’s on or off.

Pre-ordering is available now at for the Vulcan II mechanical gaming keyboard and will be available on July 19th, 2023 for MSRP $149.99 US. Comes in white or black.

Full press release below:

Roccat Vulcan II
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A New Mechanical Masterpiece, ROCCAT’s New Vulcan II PC Gaming Keyboard Debuts the Brand’s Ridiculously Fast & Buttery Smooth TITAN II Mechanical Switches

White Plains, NY – June 21, 2023 – ROCCAT, the award-winning PC peripherals brand from best-selling gaming headset and accessories maker Turtle Beach Corporation (Nasdaq: HEAR), today unveiled its new mechanical masterpiece, the Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. The successor to ROCCAT’s multi-award-winning and best-selling Vulcan 120 series keyboards, the Vulcan II is the first in the esteemed keyboard family to debut the brand’s ridiculously fast and buttery smooth TITAN II Mechanical Switches. ROCCAT’s TITAN II Mechanical Switches come factory pre-lubricated for ultra-smooth actuation, have an optimized transparent housing for improved RGB lighting, and will deliver a durable lifespan up to 80 million keystrokes.

The Vulcan II keeps the series’ award-winning design, with the brand’s signature sleek, low-profile ID, premium aluminum top plate, and beautiful AIMO RGB lighting powered by ROCCAT’s Swarm software suite. It also includes key features like ROCCAT’s Easy-Shift[+]™ button duplicator technology, full NKRO (n-key rollover), and anti-ghosting technology to ensure every keystroke and combination of key presses register as intended. The Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard launches July 19, 2023, and fans can pre-order now at and participating retailers in select territories. The Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available for $149.99 MSRP (€159.99).

“ROCCAT’s Vulcan 120 series keyboards are synonymous with impeccable quality, top performance, and premium design elements, and the new Vulcan II pushes these areas further to create yet another full-size PC gaming keyboard unrivalled in its class,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Since the original Vulcan keyboard debuted at Computex 2018, the series has earned countless editorial accolades and design awards, and has been a best-selling keyboard in Germany in 2022/2023. We expect these trends to continue with the Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, as evidenced in the extremely strong reception to the Vulcan II Max and Mini optical keyboards that launched late last year.”

The Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard joins its Vuclan II Max and Vulcan II Mini optical keyboard siblings, both of which have received high praise from fans and reviewers alike. Noted as one of the most beautiful gaming keyboards on the market, IGN added the Vulcan II Max to its best gaming keyboards list (Best Mechanical Gaming Keyboard), as did Tom’s Hardware (Best Looking Gaming Keyboard), PCMag (Best RGB Gaming Keyboard), and CGMagOnline (Best Keyboard 2023). RTINGS noted, “The ROCCAT Vulcan II [Max & Mini] keyboards are outstanding for gaming,” while TechRadar gave the Mini a 4.5/5 review score. Additionally, consumer reviews on Best Buy show a 5/5 rating, along with a 4.7/5 rating on Amazon.

ROCCAT’s new Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the first to debut the brand’s redesigned TITAN II Mechanical Switches and offers two options. TITAN II Red/Linear switches have a smooth actuation with minimal resistance making them ideal for competitive gaming, while TITAN II Brown/Tactile switches have a gentle bump mid-press for those who appreciate light feedback. The Vulcan II keys are compatible with many third-party cross-shaped mount keycaps so PC gamers can further personalize the look of their keyboard. ROCCAT’s Swarm software and AIMO lighting lets gamers further customize their setup to enjoy a vivid and immersive RGB lighting experience with 16.8 million color options. AIMO lighting technology also allows the Vulcan II to sync with other AIMO-enabled ROCCAT peripherals to create a stunning desktop PC gaming station. 

Providing additional comfort and support during long gaming sessions, the Vulcan II comes with a detachable cushioned wrist rest. Its anodized aluminum top plate reinforces the keyboard’s structural integrity, helps protect against wear and tear, and adds to the Vulcan II’s premium and stunning aesthetic. The Vulcan II also comes equipped with a full set of media keys and a push-to-mute volume knob, and 4MB onboard memory to save four profiles of custom lighting, key reassignment, and more. ROCCAT’s Vulcan II Mechanical Gaming Keyboard comes in Ash Black or Arctic White.

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About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (the “Company”) ( is one of the world’s leading gaming accessory providers. The Company’s namesake Turtle Beach brand ( is known for designing best-selling gaming headsets, top-rated game controllers, and groundbreaking gaming simulation accessories. Innovation, first-to-market features, a broad range of products for all types of gamers, and top-rated customer support have made Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand and the market leader in console gaming audio for over a decade. Turtle Beach’s ROCCAT brand ( combines detail-loving German innovation with a genuine passion for designing the best PC gaming products, including award-winning keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and other PC accessories. Turtle Beach’s shares are traded on the Nasdaq Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.


Young is a Jack-of-many-trades. He's lived/worked on several continents for all sorts of companies (and has had his own too.) He meditates with origami and likes coffee, though he really should lay off that stuff.

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