amazon Rocca Suora reviews
Roccat calls Suora’s design “frameless.” Indeed, when viewed from the top down, the border around the keyboard is very thin, with almost no extra space. Suora uses the floating key design, the switches are located on the substrate, so the substrate has a thickness of only 1 cm. Overall, Suora impresses with its compact size compared to a full size keypad and is distinctly different than the usual gameplay keys with boring, fancy design (which previous Roccat products did not have).
Suora’s simplicity is also reflected in the rather “simple” fonts, not the way it is, hard to look like many other gaming keyboards. These fonts and styles make the keyboard not so prominent, noticeable when used in the office environment.
The bottom of the keyboard is firm and cool by the upper side made of aluminum. Another interesting point is that Suora does not have status lights for Caps Lock, Scroll Lock and Num Lock buttons. Instead, these buttons act as the notification: when the button is on, the LED of the button lights up and vice versa.
Suora’s LEDs have only a basic blue color. Light mode is also quite low, including on, off or breath mode (toggle between off and on). The Roccat allows for up to 10 brightness levels, which are suitable for a variety of use situations. Currently RGB LED keyboards are very popular, but at Suora’s price there is no LED RGB or other bright mode is easy to understand.
The key of this keyboard is the quality of the keycap is average, the surface is easy to fingerprint. Because using the Cherry profile is quite common, if necessary, the user can replace the keycap for this keyboard. The cords are solid, on the underside of the key there are no slots for the cords, so it’s a little inconvenient for arranging, wiring in a desk or gaming computer.
Suora is equipped with six macro keys, located in the key cluster above the navigation keys (Home, End, Del, Insert …). At the top of the keyboard is the Game Mode button, when the button is turned on, the normal function of the keypad will be replaced by the macro function, and the Windows key will also be locked.
This is a less common set of keys for most genres of gaming and to maintain a minimalist design, this is also the only location that can place Suora’s macro keys. However, when entering the game, this is not necessarily the right place, because usually the right hand will be used to hold the mouse, so it is difficult to manipulate the button macro continuously.
Roccat Swarm: driver software with loads of customization
The adjustment, assignment function of these keys are done through Swarm software. You can create your own macros or choose from dozens of available games Swarm has to offer. This software also allows you to time between clicks to create the most accurate macro. Macros do not just apply to games, but everyday tasks, repetitive actions, or keyboard shortcuts commonly used in Windows can also be applied to macros.
In the software there are 5 profiles available to store macros for different games, but to switch profiles, it is mandatory to turn on Swarm but not fast on the keys. In addition, Swarm also allows change of function for each key press one, the level of customization is very high. Suora does not have a lot of LED display features and lights adjustments in Swarm can also be done on the keyboard rather than on the software.
An interesting part of SWARM is to enable the typing, as if typing on the virtual keyboard on the phone. This software provides up to four types of audio, in addition to normal click sound or typewriter sound, there are two types of sounds like in the game.
Experience typing and gaming with Suora
Suora uses TTC’s brown switch, a Chinese manufacturer. The company was founded nearly 20 years ago, used to be the button mouse computer and just started to join the keyboard key industry recently. The products using the TTC switch are not many, and this is also considered one of Cherry’s “learning” companies with most of the same switches.
Switch brown is one of the most popular switches, it is popular because it still has tactile feedback when pressed, but noise is not as big as switch blue. So this type of keyboard is also suitable for playing games and when used in the office. Parameters of the switch, the pressure … of the switch that TTC announced brown is similar to the number of Cherry.
The writer tried to compare the typing feeling between Suora and the Leopold FC500R, using the Cherry MX Brown switch. In fact, the typing feeling of the two devices is quite similar, the feedback force of the Suora is stronger but less powerful. Besides Suora’s keystrokes are slightly larger, so when used in a quiet environment, it can be annoying to others. Suora uses a fixed bar with costar stabilizer on the keys, creating a solid feel when placed on both sides, the keys are not moved too much. If Cherry MX Brown is rated as one of the two best switches for text typing, the TTC Brown switch on Suora is not much inferior.
When playing the game, as mentioned above the position of the macro keys is not really reasonable because it can not just hover (right hand), just press the macro continuously. Therefore, this keyboard would not be suitable for tactical games where the player must constantly type commands, while still using the mouse to move and position. It is no coincidence that most gaming keyboards have a macro key set along the left side, where players can easily reach the left hand without moving too far.
In return, Suora still responds to shooting or combat games. In the Counter Strike shooter, I can assign fast gun orders to the beginning of the round, then do not need to move the macro key anymore. With the combat game, moving by four navigation keys, the hand up to press the key to hit combo is quite convenient, of course it will take time to familiarize and remember the button.
Suora is also equipped with a full range of additional function keys. The media control unit is located on the F9 – F12 key, and the three sound controls are separated and placed above the numeric keypad. In addition, the keyboard has four other keys (from F5 – F9) for functions such as open browser, computer … These functions can be turned on quickly using Fn and custom keys in Swarm software.
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Suora is a new wind of Roccat. This keyboard possesses a simple, lightweight design and meets the needs of gaming with some genres like FPS. Suora may be the keyboard you carry to play on LAN.
Another advantage of Suora is the reasonable price, approximately $80. At this price, there are not many full size full size keyboards from big brands, not to mention LED keyboards, enough macro and custom features like Suora. Although the design is somewhat unreasonable for the strategy game, Suora is still a very attractive option.
+ Slim design, neat, LED light
+ Full-featured media controls and functions
+ Equipped with driver software with very powerful customization
– Location of macro buttons is not reasonable with the strategy game
– Keycap quality is average