A compact mech board for the number-phobic gamer
We’re really trying hard not to be too cynical about the Ryos TKL Pro, but Roccat hasn’t made it easy. It’s a cut-down version of the full-fat Ryos MK Pro, just £10 cheaper, but you lose a hell of a lot in the switch. And we’re not just talking about the absent numpad either.
Essentially that’s what the TKL stands for in the name – tenkeyless. And by the 10 keys we assume that refers to the 0 to 9 keys on the missing numpad, and not the seven other keys which traditionally orbit those numerals. That makes this board a compact design, laid out specifically for gamers, and notably FPS gamers at that. Roccat claims the fact there’s less distance between a gamer’s mouse and keyboard hands is “perfect for those who game optimally when there’s less space between their wrists”. We’re guessing that’s a gaming niche we were previously unaware of and somewhat ironic given the board’s name puts us immediately in mind of a professional Mr Tickle.