Roccat Sova MK Mechanical Gaming Lapboard £99.99 / ROCCAT Ryos MK FX RGB Mech Keyboard £69.99 @ Box
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Roccat Sova MK Mechanical Gaming Lapboard £99.99 / ROCCAT Ryos MK FX RGB Mech Keyboard £69.99 @ Box

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Good price for the mechanical version of the Sova. Would love to try one of these out, I normally stream to my living room TV, then use a controller. Usually that rules out a lot of games for me though. I do like my FPS gaming, but I get smashed on consoles as it is, I just don't play with controllers much, so never got used to them. Hats off to those that can though.

Anywhoo... The lowest this has been to my knowledge was at Christmas when it went to £89.99, so considering the sales that were around at the time, £99.99 seems a good price.

I'd be interested to see what you guys think to this, if you have one or something similar. One of my main reasons for something like this, would to be to get away from the desk and get comfy so I can chill out for a bit.

ROCCAT Ryos MK FX RGB details under specs of Sova


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Features

  • Superior Ergonomics?, Comfortable Even After Long Periods of Use
  • Replaceable Components, Replaceable Mousepad, Wrist Rest & Cushions
  • Mouse Bungee + Cable Channel, Easy Cable Management for Distraction-free Gameplay
  • Indestructible Build, Ideal for the Wear and Tear of Comfortable Gaming
  • Totally Lag-Free, for Couch Gaming without Technical Limitations
  • Docking Rail, Securely Supports Mouse Bungee + Custom Clip-on Parts
  • High-accuracy Mousepad, Long-lasting Composite Material Built for Max Precision
  • ROCCAT Swarm + App, Swarm Software Suite & Companion App Optimized
  • Configurable Key Back-Lighting, ROCCAT Blue, Configurable on Per-key Basis
  • TTC Mechanical Switches, Newly Developed, with Near Infinite Key Stroke Durability

Technical Specification

  • 275mm × 240mm Mousepad, Replaceable
  • Replaceable Wrist Rest and Lap Cushions
  • Easy-Shift[+] with 28-key EasyZone
  • 2× USB 2.0 Ports
  • ROCCAT Talk
  • Multimedia Functions
  • 4m Break-away Cable
  • 512kB Memory + 32-bit Arm IC
  • 1000Hz Polling Rate
  • Advanced Anti-ghosting with N-key Rollover
  • TTC Mechanical Key Switches
  • Dimensions (WxHxL): 64.6 x 28 x 3.7 cm
  • Weight: 2350g
  • System Requirement: Windows 10/8/7, Internet Connection for Driver Installation, USB 2.0 Port



ROCCAT Ryos MK FX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard £69.99

Another one worth a look is the Ryos RGB. It has Cherry Mx Brown switches, which I really like. My first Mech keyboard was a Logitech G710+ and it felt good to move over from membrane to them. We all have different preferences there though, but I found them my happy medium for gaming and work.

Has Per-key Colour Illumination, which before I got my G910, I'd not see as a selling point for me personally. I tend to set different colours for different functions to make them stand out on games like ARMA 3, where I forget the keys all the time Also I'm an arrows and numpad gamer, so shifting all the way over there quickly is a bit of a task, I end up hitting the wrong buttons, haha. (only on games with a load of binds though) What i'm trying to say is that there are other things that you can get from RGB keyboards like this, besides them looking pretty (awaits stick for being an arrow keys gamer)


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Features

  • RGB Per-Key Illumination, for Endless Options in 16.8 Million Colours
  • Easy-Shift[+] Becomes Easy-Keyboard, for Completely Re-Mappable Customization
  • Advanced Anti-Ghosting, Thanks to N-Key Rollover (30 Keys, Plus 8 Modifier Keys)
  • Pure Processing Power via 2 × 32-Bit ARM Cortex Processors, Plus 2MB Flash Memory
  • Cherry MX Key Switches, with 50 Million Key Stroke Durability
  • Smudge-Proof, Glossy Look, Means Style Isn’t Sacrificed for Substance
  • AlienFX Support, for Coloured Lighting Effects in Your Favourite Games
  • Rock Solid Support, High-Comfort, Jumbo-Size + Headset Ports
  • Super Stable, Clutter-Free, Five Rubber Feet and Integrated Cable-Channel
  • ROCCAT Talk, Set Bonus, Get More Out of Your ROCCAT Devices by Combining Their Functions
  • Over 500 Programmable Macros, Meaning You Can Get the Most Out of Each Key

Technical Specification
  • RGB Per-Key Illuminated Keyboard
  • Mechanical Keys with Advanced Anti-ghosting with N-key Rollover (NKRO)
  • Cherry MX Brown Key Switches with Keystroke Feedback: Soft Pressure Point, Key Stroke with Soft Tactile Contact Feedback
  • 3 Programmable Thumbster Keys (T1 – T3)
  • 5 Programmable Macro Keys
  • 94 Total Programmable Keys
  • 1000Hz Polling Rate
  • 1ms Response Time
  • 1.8m Braided USB Cable
  • 1x Audio In, 1x Audio Out
  • 2× 32-bit ARM Cortex Processors + 2MB Flash Memory
  • Dimensions (WxHxL): 50.8 x 4.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Weight: 1600g
  • System Requirements: Windows 7/8/10, Internet Connection for Driver Installation, 2x USB 2.0 Ports, 1x 3.5mm Jack (Sound), 1x 3.5mm Jack (Mic)
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Really good price for the mechanical version - usually the membrane version is around this price (or more).

I have one of these for gaming from my sofa using a PC next to the TV, it's excellent.
Good quality paid £140 for mine and use it most days
Awesome price. Have some buttsweat heat.
If I did not already own an RGB mech. I would ordered this straight away.
Logitech G810.
Logitech G910 keyboard here, don't currently PC game on a TV, so why am I considering buying a lapboard?

Is it still comfortable to use on your lap at a desk?
StolenDiagram43 m ago

Logitech G910 keyboard here, don't currently PC game on a TV, so why am I …Logitech G910 keyboard here, don't currently PC game on a TV, so why am I considering buying a lapboard?Is it still comfortable to use on your lap at a desk?


Was thinking the same. My back isn't so good, so to recline back a bit at the desk and get some use out of it that way too, could be an idea. Also on a G910
Cheaper at GAME? game.co.uk/en/…BwE




I know these are designed to be used on your lap while on your couch. But how about on a TV dinner folding table? Unfortunately that is how i play my pc games. With a keyboard and mouse on a TV folding dinner table with very little room for mousr movement I wonder if this will be better for me?
ocelot2035 m ago

Cheaper at GAME? …Cheaper at GAME? https://www.game.co.uk/en/m/roccat-sova-membrane-lapboardkeyboard-1401105?cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Shopping+Accessories-_-Shopping+Accessories-_-+-+&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInemM9uaP2gIVUmUZCh1njgibEAkYASABEgIif_D_BwEI know these are designed to be used on your lap while on your couch. But how about on a TV dinner folding table? Unfortunately that is how i play my pc games. With a keyboard and mouse on a TV folding dinner table with very little room for mousr movement I wonder if this will be better for me?


Hey, that's the membrane model. I think that's a pretty good price on that version if that's your limit though. I'd presonally spend the £10 extra. I'm currently caught in limbo over whether or not i'd be in the dog house if I bought one
ocelot2054 m ago

Cheaper at GAME? …Cheaper at GAME? https://www.game.co.uk/en/m/roccat-sova-membrane-lapboardkeyboard-1401105?cm_mmc=Google+Shopping-_-Shopping+Accessories-_-Shopping+Accessories-_-+-+&gclid=EAIaIQobChMInemM9uaP2gIVUmUZCh1njgibEAkYASABEgIif_D_BwEI know these are designed to be used on your lap while on your couch. But how about on a TV dinner folding table? Unfortunately that is how i play my pc games. With a keyboard and mouse on a TV folding dinner table with very little room for mousr movement I wonder if this will be better for me?


That's the cheaper, membrane keyboard. This one is the much pricier mechanical keyboard.
NeoTrix36 m ago

Hey, that's the membrane model. I think that's a pretty good price on that …Hey, that's the membrane model. I think that's a pretty good price on that version if that's your limit though. I'd presonally spend the £10 extra. I'm currently caught in limbo over whether or not i'd be in the dog house if I bought one



If it's only £10 more for a better keyboard then ill buy it. I just need to know if this is ok to use on a little fordable dinner table.

Like this one:

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Roccat, so it will break in 2 months
I own an RGB Ryos mechanical and Tyon mouse and they're reasonably well made. The same can't be said of roccat's software and drivers however. This is a good deal if you're willing to take chance with slightly flaky software; I'll be moving away from Roccat when it comes time to change.
Edited by: "Lovemoose" 20th Apr
How are 'lapboards' for general PC use (ie web, coding etc)?
Rgb strafe silent, best keyboard ever.

Good deal though, heat.
Roccat products are garbage.
Never had issues with Roccat - Ordered. Thanks OP!
ChrissehP1 h, 35 m ago

Never had issues with Roccat - Ordered. Thanks OP!


Ditto, have used Roccat products for years and rate them pretty highly
Both of these use 'brown' style keys.

Personally my favorite key type, you get a smooth motion when pressing down with a silent, light click sensation at the point the key registers. Not as loud as other key types comfy to use and still satisfyingly precise.

Other people may prefer more clicky keys though.
I have a Roccat headset. Both hardware and software seems pretty solid to me and have been for the last few years.
Edited by: "nicholson101" 21st Apr
Old and slightly confused, what is wrong with a tray a rubber mat and your normal wireless mouse and keyboard?
lothburn11 h, 5 m ago

Old and slightly confused, what is wrong with a tray a rubber mat and your …Old and slightly confused, what is wrong with a tray a rubber mat and your normal wireless mouse and keyboard?



They're wireless, for a start - note this uses wires. I think wireless is now more accepted in gaming, but even just for office use it always seems to be more hassle than it's worth. (My boss swears by his wireless mouse - but also often swears AT it... he kindly bought me one and within a few days and I'd gone and bought a wired one.)
Then - you've got the wire routing, while making sure it can be easily disconnected in a case of a foot-interface with the cable, getting it all setup at comfortable angles (note this is bigger than a typical dinner tray) and so on.
For me - £100 is still too high and I'd make my own at that price. But now I know the concept exists - I will keep an eye out for second hand options.
ocelot2028th Mar

If it's only £10 more for a better keyboard then ill buy it. I just need …If it's only £10 more for a better keyboard then ill buy it. I just need to know if this is ok to use on a little fordable dinner table.Like this one:[Image]


For the price i would just invest in a decent Keyboard without numpad (for space) and mouse combo and a USB hub and USB extender if u need the long wire. Maybe a Large mouse mat to cover the entire table too (to reduce the bumps on the table).

These are great for what they are made for but i dont think you will find it comfortable on a table. Or just sack off the table and game on your lap, this device definately makes it a viable option
Themadcow28th Mar

Really good price for the mechanical version - usually the membrane …Really good price for the mechanical version - usually the membrane version is around this price (or more).I have one of these for gaming from my sofa using a PC next to the TV, it's excellent.


+1 to this. Love it. Good layout. Good feeling in the keystrokes. Tis a tad noisy, which is to be expected. Comfort with it will also depend on the chair/couch you are playing from
I got one second hand in the end - a bit more than I wanted to pay, but despite arriving a bit damaged (works fine, but ebay case going to have to be created), I'm pretty happy with it - so far pretty happy with it for using my 50" 4k curved Tv as a monitor (this was one of the original intentions for it and why I chose the one I did) - haven't got a chair setup so close yet, but a little further away I can be coding in comfort without a table to have to worry about.
Great deal. Ordered the membrane one from Zavvi for £59.99 last week.
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