ROCCAT Suora FX RGB Illuminated Frameless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Closer Look, Features and Specifications

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ROCCAT Suora FX RGB Illuminated Frameless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Closer Look, Features and Specifications
Software Setup and Testing

Closer Look:

The build quality and feel of this keyboard is very nice. The keys are solid and they don't rock on the switches and feel cheap. As you can see in the images below, there are a couple of features that ROCCAT has added their custom touch to. One is the custom "Windows" key logo - their ROCCAT logo. This key can be disabled by the touch of a dedicated button located at the far top right of the keyboard. It is listed "Game Mode" and this will disable the Windows key so accidentally pressing it won't kick you out of your favorite game.

The other think worth noting at the moment is the key bunch located above the arrow keys. These are traditionally Insert, Delete, Home, End, Page Up and Page Down. By default, these keys still function in that regard, but these are the M1 - M6 keys that can be assigned Macro functions. In fact, you can assign all keys on the keyboard (except the top row) to pretty much any function you want through the SWARM software.

Close - Profile Macro Keys

 

I've mentioned several times that this keyboard is "Frameless" and perhaps you can get an indication of the idea in the pictures above, but until you see the beauty that is frameless up close and personal, you don't really understand the design element and how much is slims down a keyboard. The image below shows it best, but again, it's something to witness and enjoy first-hand. That being said, it's not a life-changing feature, but it is a nifty design that I really enjoy and find super attractive in a keyboard.

Frameless

Frameless

 

Features and Specifications:

We'll share some of the key features and specifications of the Suora FX keyboard below, but for all the latest information and updated drivers, support and enhancements, please check the product page right here.

Overview:

The Suora FX is unmistakably the mechanical keyboard of choice for gaming purists. It boasts a frameless design, the result of which is a pure and efficient keyboard for gamers who like to plug and play right from the box. Its philosophy is raw and undiluted performance, which is exactly what gamers get thanks to its robust, compact build. Built with a durable aluminum-alloy housing, its features include solid mechanical keys with a 50 million keystroke lifecycle plus a comprehensive 16.8m illumination system, and much more. The Suora FX is the mechanical keyboard that gives you raw power, unchained.

  • ADVANCED ANTI-GHOSTING - thanks to n-key rollover
  • FRAMELESS BUILD - with focus on raw performance
  • 16.8M COLOR KEY BACK-LIGHTING - with quick access to stunning effects
  • 6 MACRO KEYS - programmable zone above arrow keys
  • ROBUST DESIGN - with tough-built metal housing
  • DURABLE KEYS - with 50 million keystroke lifecycle
  • 1000HZ POLLING RATE - for rapid-response keystrokes
  • MEDIA & HOTKEYS - for convenient control over media
  • GAME MODE BUTTON - quick launches custom gaming profile
  • F1-F4 KEY LIGHTING FX PRESETS - quick toggle: wave, breathing, ripple, solid 

Bottoms Up

 

Features:

16.8M COLOR ILLUMINATION
Configure the theme of your Suora FX in a style totally unique to you thanks to its illumination system with next-level configuration possibilities. What’s your poison? Choose from 16.8 million vivid colors and a plethora of stunning visual effects to suit your mood. Use the F1-F4 keys to quick toggle through a variety of inbuilt lighting FX presets, including wave, breathing, ripple and solidly lit. A raw-performance keyboard with style.

COMPACT & FRAMELESS
The Suora FX features a unique build in that its design is entirely frameless. No palm rest, no thick border and no thumb keys – just high-quality, durable mechanical keys mounted on a durable plate. This raw design lets you get closer in touch with the action, for lightning-fast and distraction-free gameplay. While your enemies are tying their fingers in a knot while they’re lost in a sea of keys, you’ll be one step ahead with your instinctive control.

ANTI-GHOSTING
It isn’t much good having an intuitively designed keyboard built for speed if the keys can’t keep up with your hot action. But you won’t have that problem with the Suora FX. It rocks an advanced anti-ghosting matrix that ensures every key stroke will be registered, time and time again. With its 1000Hz (1ms) polling rate will be with you every key stroke of the way, each and every time.

SOLID & DURABLE
If you play hard, you might be worried that your devices won’t be able to last the distance. No need to worry about that with the Suora FX. It might have a compact and frameless build, but make no mistake – this is a keyboard that’ll safely see you through war after war. It features a robust aluminum housing that provides a consistent gaming platform. Its solid construction is complemented by tough mechanical keys with a staggering 50 million key stroke lifecycle.

 

TechSpecs:

  • Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover
  • 1000Hz polling rate
  • 50 million keystroke lifecycle
  • Multimedia functions
  • 6 programmable macro keys
  • Width 12.5 cm , Height 43.0 cm
  • Requires:
    • Windows® 10, Windows® 8, Windows® 7 64 Bit, Windows® 7 32 Bit
    • Internet connection for driver installation
    • USB 1.1 Port 

 

On the next page we'll jump right into software setup and then testing.