Product Name: Suora FX
Product Type: PC Keyboard
Works With: PC
Release Date: Out Now!
Here at TheProGamer, we love gaming peripherals. We love the fact that many companies will try to get the upper hand on their competition and throw at us some fresh new gear. ROCCAT is one of them, they love new equipment always upping their game to be one of the best there is out there. ROCCAT have pretty much nailed the gaming market, especially in the keyboard area. Now, ROCCAT has dropped their next in line, the Suora FX.
Appearance & Features
With many gaming keyboards at this time, they’re all on the skeleton design. Why not? It is easy to clean, it’s great to look at, and when it is built well it’s a solid piece of equipment. Not the small keyboard we have reviewed but it isn’t the biggest either. The keys are quite compact together not spread apart. Allowing it to be kept clean for long from your grubby gaming fingers. Although when something does get down in between, you have your skeleton design to help clean it. Or just pop off one of the keys, since it’s a MX button keyboard, easy access and easy to put back on. Kept clean and smart.
The keyboard does actually feature a number keypad. For you gamers out there, I know, some of you are picky with this. Some love it but have to pay extra to get it, some hate it and want to keep it as small as possible on the desk. ROCCAT has done both well. While the keyboard is in the higher end of its competition the price is quite minimal compared to other keyboard manufacturers out there that, when featuring the keypad, make it that little bit more pricey. While also keeping it as compact as possible. Again, not the smallest but it ain’t the biggest. But if you’re like me, I love that extra bit of RGB featured on there.
With advanced anti-ghosting as well as 1000hz polling rate, any key press doesn’t go a miss, wether this be a gentle tap or quick one, it get the register it needs. Building on the RGB side of things, it does feature its own software which is extremely customisable. The RGB lighting is gorgeous and bright and each individual key can be changed if you’d like. Give more variety on how you want your layout on your keyboard to match with your current PC set up.
The design of the keyboard is quite simple. No dramatic change, nothing that will put you off. Similar sleek design to many keyboards out there but the advantage that ROCCAT here is the build quality of the design. The design isn’t revolutionary but sturdy with a nearly all metal build. The key caps are at a nice height, with a nice lengthy press if needed and good ol’ tick tack noise coming from it. I just love the sound premium keys. With the keys being at a nice height, they’re easy to take off and clean if needs be, sometimes putting them back on can be a bit of a difficulty if other keys nearby are on just to how compact they can be but once they’re on, it’s solid. However, we did come across, the more you do it, the more it gets a bit slacker.
There is no function keys on the keyboard. More than likely keeping with the compact design of the Suora FX however you can key map some of the F buttons along the top if you require.
It’s difficult to confirm the performance of a keyboard as there is little you can put it through other than constant gaming for sometime to get a good idea how the keyboard lasts over time. We have had the keyboard and used it for about 3 weeks now and I can say it’s a great keyboard. There was some slippage at times with the keyboard moving, this is because of the lightweight feel to it but other than that the keys were spot on and extremely responsive and gave you exactly what you needed. While we didn’t need to use the function keys for the games we were using. The location of them being F9 onwards were a little bit fiddly having to reach over to get them. I like them close to my WASD keys so a quick flick of the wrist and it’s pressed. Compact size and the look on my desk made it one fo the better looking keyboards.
The more I used it the more I liked it. With some slide to the keyboard on the desk, if you had a XL mouse pad it was fine. The key presses were extremely responsive and just what you want from a gaming keyboard, you don’t want missed keys on competitive matches causing issues or even losses. The design is simple but the build quality is premium, lightweight for a keyboard of this size and the RGB tool is spot on. While I use a Corsair Scimitar now for my function buttons so I didn’t had to use the function buttons on the keyboard. I can imagine this will grow a bit annoying at how far they can be. Great little keyboard overall.