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Roccat Suora Review

Roccat Suora Review

A few weeks ago we tested the Roccat Sova, a keyboard which really took things to the extreme with its built in mousepad, USB hub. etc. That certainly has a set of consumers who have been crying out for a high-end device like it. It’s not for everyone though and others just like nice, simple no frills approach. That is where today’s review product comes in. A mechanical keyboard with macro, media and LED functionality in a compact chassis, welcome to our Roccat Suora Review.


Roccat Suora Review – Frameless Mechanical Keyboard


The Suora is shown above and it should be immediately obvious that this is a fairly compact board. Frameless is the term Roccat use. The chassis is a mix of matt and glossy plastic with aluminium alloy and the keys sit above the surface rather than within it. These are low noise mechanical keys and each is backlit with blue LEDs which can vary in brightness as well as offering effects such as breathing. As far as measurements go, the Suora comes in at 12.5 cm x 43.0 cm x 3cm approximately.


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Each of the keys on the Suora has a lifespan of 50 million strokes and Roccat add some media functions as a second option on the F keys. Over on the right, we get some extra functionality through a game mode button on the top right. This turns the six buttons above the Roccat logo into Macro keys. As far as other key features go, we get anti-ghosting with N-key rollover and 1000Hz polling,

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Flipping the board over we find that there are four rubber sections along the front edge which help keep the board stable on our desk. Towards the two back corners are two legs which can be extended to give the Suora some extra tilt if needed. Finally, at the end of a braided cable is a single USB connector.

Roccat Suora Review – Software

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As with Roccats other recent peripherals the Suora uses their Swarm utility for configuration. The main settings for the keyboard are split over four screens. The first is a collection of some major functionality from the other screens, then we move on to sound feedback/repeat rate. Next up is the ability to re-assign keys and we end on LED settings. It is also possible to update firmware from within Swarm if required.

Roccat Suora Review – Conclusion

It is clear from the marketing for the Suora that Roccat was out to create a good, solid, no-frills board for gamers and they have very much achieved that. The board feels solid and sturdy, very well manufactured and the finish is flawless. There are nice little touches such as the braided cable and although the LED options are fairly basic, the lighting itself is bright and uniform across the board.

The software provided by Roccat is, as always, simple, intuitive and responsive. They still have issues with scaling it on 4K displays but otherwise a pretty much spot on control panel which allows us to manage multiple Roccat devices in one place. As far as the typing experience goes, again great. Those who like clicky/tactile feedback from their mechanical keys will be disappointed but for the rest of us who like a more silent approach, the Suora is ideal. Gaming functionality is good thanks to the N-key/anti-ghosting and macro functionality too.

Summary: Well built, simple, great feel when in use, good software and a very competitive price.


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