Roccat's Suora Frameless Keyboard Strips Away The Bells And Whistles

Roccat has a new mechanical keyboard -- and it's aimed squarely at gaming purists. The Suora's entirely frameless design means no palm rest, no thick border, no thumb keys, and no unnecessary media keys.

"Just high-quality, mechanical keys mounted on a durable plate," the German peripheral company says. "The Suora channels its philosophy as a pure and efficient mechanical keyboard for no-frills gamers."

It's got a robust, compact build with aluminum alloy housing and aims to provide a consistent, distraction-free platform. The mechanical keys feature TTC switches and boast a 50 million key stroke lifecycle, with back-lighting in "exclusive Roccat blue" that has a breathing effect and 11 brightness levels.

The Suora features an advanced anti-ghosting matrix (with N-key rollover) that Roccat says assures every key stroke will be registered, time and time again -- helped out by the 1000Hz (1ms) polling rate.

Coming in at 125mm wide and 43mm high, the Suora also comes with multimedia features and 6 programmable macro keys.

You'll also get full ROCCAT Swarm support -- the next-gen software incarnation of Roccat's "future ready philosophy". It'll cover you for all relevant gaming platforms and devices, keeping on top of all games, apps and Roccat products in one place.

You can pick up the Roccat Suora from August at EB Games for $169.95.