Clean, Sleek, Stylish

Everything that can be said about the Vulcan 121 AIMO can be said in a few short words, the keyboard itself at first glance is very stylish and great to look at but how does it hold up in performance?

To begin with, the keyboard is a little on the heavier side weighing in at 1.150 kilograms, it isn’t a lot by any means but realistically this is meant for desktop gaming, the good news is that it will stay in place and not move and it is practically impossible to knock it even accidentally. If you are looking for a keyboard to use on your lap then this isn’t something I recommend.

After setting up the Vulcan 121 AIMO it lights up an array of vibrant Orange colours, this is the default setting and while it looks great it can be changed through the Roccat Swarm Software which can be downloaded and set to your preference. Not only can you change the colours but you can also change the style of the key illuminations. You can also change specific keys to have a different brightness than others and have different colours to the rest of the keyboard, the customisation here is something and you can spend quite some time playing with the settings alone. At the top right hand of the 121 AIMO is 3 smaller buttons, a mute, FX and a Volume button with a controller, turning the dial after selecting the appropriate button you can control the brightness off the keyboard or the volume of the computer itself, very handy for myself especially when choosing to use headphones and I am able to select a lower volume and not be overpowered by loading up a video games music without the need to go into the settings or mess around in Windows settings.

There are many other options that you can change with the 121 AIMO such as playing sounds through each keypress although I have found these not necessary and I can’t imagine too many using this feature. If you have an AIMO Headset or Mouse you can synchronise these to the keyboard through the software.

The 121 AIMO comes with a detachable plastic wrist wrest that is comfortable, my biggest gripe comes down to the fact that the USB cord is not removable and is fully attached, there is no option for a second USB port either.

The 121 AIMO uses raised keys from the board itself meaning dirt and crumbs and whatever else won’t be lost inside for eternity and makes cleaning it a lot easier and everyone knows a clean keyboard is a happy keyboard and with great care, you can be sure it is a keyboard that will last a very long time.

General Specifications

1.8mm actuation point, tactile (Titan Switch Tactile)
1.4mm actuation point, linear (Titan Switch Speed)
3.6mm switch travel distance
512kb integrated macro & settings memory
All keys remappable
ROCCAT Easy-Shift[+] technology
32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 based processor
1.8m USB cable
1000Hz polling rate
ROCCAT Swarm software suite
RGB per-key illumination with 16.8m colors
Removable ergonomic palm rest


Height:3.20 cm
Width:46.20 cm
Length:23.50 cm
Weight:1150 g


USB 2.0 Port
Internet connection for driver
Operating system:Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10

Source: Roccat