Friday, January 4th 2013

Roccat Debuts 2013 Lineup of PC Gaming Peripherals

ROCCAT will be showing its new product developments in gaming peripherals and software at CES in Las Vegas on January 8 - 11, 2013. Some of the ROCCAT highlights at this year's show will include the brand's first-ever mechanical keyboard and the first software project for the company from Hamburg, Germany – the Power-Grid app, which has now passed Beta testing. In addition, several ROCCAT products at CES are newly available to US gamers, including the gaming mice Kone XTD and Kone Pure along with the multicolor gaming keyboard Isku FX.

ROCCAT founder and CEO, René Korte, on the significance of CES for the company: "We announced ROCCAT's entrance to the American market here exactly 12 months ago. The feedback from gamers and media worldwide has been overwhelmingly positive and we're here again to prove that ROCCAT sets the rules when it comes to gaming peripherals."

ROCCAT Ryos – Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Series with unique per-key illumination
With Ryos, ROCCAT has succeeded in defining a new standard for mechanical gaming keyboards. The Ryos is the first gaming keyboard ever that features per-key lighting and up to two 32-bit ARM cortex processors. The keyboard can display key functions, macros and even health or mana bars thanks to this technology. The included SDK makes what's possible limited only by the player's imagination. 2 MB internal Flash storage makes the Ryos ultra responsive. The ROCCAT Ryos Keyboard Series comes with up to four different CHERRY MX key switches (black, brown, red, and blue). The release is planned for the first quarter of 2013.



ROCCAT Power-Grid – PC control via smartphone passes beta
The ROCCAT Power-Grid turns a smartphone into a fully customizable remote control for the PC. Users can set up different grids to control, for example custom settings for Windows, Skype, Media Player or games. The app provides pre-set grids for several games, e.g. Starcraft 2, Skyrim and League of Legends. But it also lets users set up their own grids that fit their individual needs. And not only does the Power-Grid control the PC – it works in reverse as well. The app can provide the user with additional information on his smartphone touchscreen. For instance, maps or high scores can be displayed. The user can call up the central news feeds from different hardware and gaming sites via the now standard integrated Media-Grid. ROCCAT has also completed the development of an accompanying SDK, which will provide developers with the opportunity to code unique features that benefits their users. One example is the integration of Born Ready Games' long-awaited space shooter, "Strike Suite Zero". At a glance, gamers will be able to see in-game statistics about their accuracy, the number of missiles fired, and much more. This information isn't available anywhere else in the game, and it provides additional advantages to the user: if you increase your accuracy, for example, you'll get more points.

New ROCCAT hardware for the American market
With the gaming mice ROCCAT Kone XTD and Kone Pure and the gaming keyboard ROCCAT Isku FX, the gaming peripherals manufacturer from Hamburg is launching all of its new products onto the American market. Now US gamers can enjoy the latest ROCCAT hardware, too. ROCCAT will also be presenting these products again for interested visitors at the CES 2013 in LVH #2065.
Add your own comment

12 Comments on Roccat Debuts 2013 Lineup of PC Gaming Peripherals

#1
urza26
It all looked very promising... until I saw that the QWERTZ layout had a shortened left Shift key with a Larger than/Smaller than key next to it.
I hope the QWERTY version does not have this...
Posted on Reply
#2
TheLostSwede
by: urza26
It all looked very promising... until I saw that the QWERTZ layout had a shortened left Shift key with a Larger than/Smaller than key next to it.
I hope the QWERTY version does not have this...
That's a standard European layout...
I'm sure the US one will be just as you're used to it...
Posted on Reply
#3
3870x2
This looks pretty good, all until I saw "4 cherry MX colors available".

Is the marketing team confused? It isn't the colors that are important, it is what the color represents.

The marketing team needs to do a bit more research on what cherry MX switches are.
Posted on Reply
#4
urza26
by: TheLostSwede
That's a standard European layout...
I'm sure the US one will be just as you're used to it...
Thanks, but I remember one of the Corsair keyboards came with a short Shift key on the QWERTY (International) version in Europe. That was what got me worried ;)
Posted on Reply
#5
tacosRcool
I like this cuz you can choose to only light up certain areas on the keyboard, good for late night fragging
Posted on Reply
#6
AsRock
TPU addict
Looks promising although wish it was not so big. Although tempted to pick one up later this year.

by: 3870x2
This looks pretty good, all until I saw "4 cherry MX colors available".

Is the marketing team confused? It isn't the colors that are important, it is what the color represents.

The marketing team needs to do a bit more research on what cherry MX switches are.
I believe it's saying the type color of switch and not the same switch and different colors lol..
Posted on Reply
#7
3870x2
by: AsRock
Looks promising although wish it was not so big. Although tempted to pick one up later this year.



I believe it's saying the type color of switch and not the same switch and different colors lol..
Not from what they insinuate in the video. The marketing team obviously think the switch colors are cosmetic. The video should have said 4 cherry MX switches available.
Posted on Reply
#9
AsRock
TPU addict
by: 3870x2
Not from what they insinuate in the video. The marketing team obviously think the switch colors are cosmetic. The video should have said 4 cherry MX switches available.
Try listening to the switches in the video which pretty much says every thing.
Posted on Reply
#10
Delta6326
Hahahahahaha man that was a good laugh, that whole video had me laughing. The whole story was so cheesy, but I must say this keybaord does look nice I really like that you can have what ever keys light up. I would say this will be $150+

Also they know what they're talking about for the keys.

Posted on Reply
#11
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Oh ok, so now they just release their mechanical keyboards after several years of using crappy rubber domes. Way to go for their r&d team
Posted on Reply
#12
Widjaja
Looks promising.
Not a fan of the extra plastic though but with the reputation Roccat have so far I am sure it will be a decent product at a reasonable price....REASONABLE price huh Razer?
Posted on Reply
Add your own comment