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The story of the switch

The Titan Switch was imagined and built inhouse in its entirety by ROCCAT. It creates an inseparable bond between functionality and aesthetics with a design that lets you see the performance of the switch. It was developed for gamers who love the tactile feel of mechanical switches but crave something more swift and precise.

But what does it mean to be more swift and precise? For ROCCAT, it meant making speed and precision the entire focus of the development. Every single design consideration for every single part of the switch was made with that goal in mind. It also meant breathing new life into the idea of a mechanical switch and innovating design aspects ignored by many for years.

The major design optimizations include a tactile 1.8mm actuation point, debounced switch contact, reinforced transparent housing and tuned firmware. All combine to create the most responsive and best-feeling key stroke ever.

Debounce mechanics

Contact bouncing is a common problem with mechanical switches. With each key stroke, the switch tends to bounce or chatter on the electrical contact, cycling rapidly between being on and off. This can result in a single key stroke being recognized as multiple, or even not being recognized at all. Keyboard firmware is typically designed to account for this and features a delay in reading the signal until it settles.

The Titan switch tackles this problem by utilizing high quality mechanical components that bring the physical bounce of the switch to an absolute minimum. This allowed for a complete re-programming of the firmware to take advantage of the reduced bounce. It reliably reads the key stroke signal at a much earlier point after actuation, making the Titan switch 20% faster than its competitors.

Press your key at the exact same time as your opponent? Your key stroke registers first, it’s as simple as that.

The best-feeling key stroke

Speed for the sake of speed benefits nobody. For ROCCAT, it was important that the feeling of swiftness and responsiveness was balanced with a feeling of control and precision. It was crucial to maintain the crisp and tactile sensation when pressing a key.

To achieve this goal, ROCCAT aimed to optimize the speed but not in the typical way. The actuation point was shortened to a silent and tactile 1.8mm with a 3.6mm travel distance, similar in feeling to most liked brown switches.

The Titan switch was also developed to feature a special housing, reinforcing the switch and making it much sturdier. It gives the keys a solid feel and eliminates wobble, even when keys are pressed aggressively or bottomed out. It also has the added benefit of protecting the inner part of the switch from dust and making it easy to maintain.

Together, these features create an exceptional key stroke that is swift and responsive, tactile and crisp, and solid and reliable – the best-feeling key stroke around.

Spreading the light

The Titan switch was developed to take full advantage of the advanced AIMO lighting engine and
provide the best possible stage for its living light.

Each switch features a long-life LED that can be individually configured to display multiple illumination effects in 16.Mm colors. The housing of the Titan switch is also completely transparent, which has the effect of spreading the powerful LED lighting farther.

The illumination is noticeably brighter, more brilliant and more vivid.

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