Arvo Compact Gaming Keyboard

  • The world's first keyboard to offer a gaming mode integrated into the numpad and includes 3 unique thumbster key for marco functionality.
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Stock Code: KB-005-RC

EAN: 4250288125001

MPN: ROC-12-500

Manufacturer: Roccat

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Arvo Compact Gaming Keyboard

More space on the desktop without the need to forgo all the usual functions. This and a whole lot more besides is offered by the compact ROCCAT™ Arvo. It’s the first keyboard to offer a gaming mode integrated into the numpad and unique thumbster keys. These three extra keys can be assigned macros or the practical timer function, which can’t be found on any other keyboard on the planet.

SIZE MATTERS It’s no coincidence that the ROCCAT™ Arvo is part of the ROCCAT™ Smart Desktop Management System. In contrast to other keyboards, it only has a tiny desktop footprint. As a result, neither the mousepad nor mouse will get in your way – plus optimum use is made of the gaming zone. The Arvo is perfect even for arrow key gamers, who prefer to position their keyboards diagonally to the monitor and mousepad, as it doesn’t collide with the monitor or hang over the edge of the desk.

DUAL-ASSIGNMENT NUM PAD You don’t have sacrifice anything with the ROCCAT™ Arvo. The smaller size has been achieved simply by combining the numpad and arrow-key pad. This means that it has all the usual keyboard functions, yet it takes up considerably less space. It’s easy to switch between normal and gaming mode simply by pressing the mode switch button. In gaming mode the arrow keys are illuminated in blue which means gaming even in the dark isn’t a problem. What’s more, two additional, freely programmable macro keys are available which are positioned for optimum access to the left and right of the arrow keys.

UNIQUE THUMBSTER KEYS You’ll find three further macro keys positioned beneath the spacebar. These can be individually programmed and can be easily operated using the thumb without being pressed accidently. At last, there’s something new for your thumb to do apart from just hitting the spacebar. From now on you can cast healing or attack spells with your thumb. Another unique function is the ROCCAT™ Timer which allows the time it takes for special items to revive to be timed to perfection in many games. The ROCCAT™ Timer can be executed, paused or stopped to within a fraction of a second.

- Compact Design
- Mode Switch Button
- 3 Programmable Thumbster Keys
- 2 Additional Macro Keys
- Anti-Ghosting
- Medium-Height Keys
- High Durability
- 6 Illuminated Status Keys
- Key Deactivation
- Ultra Effective Non-Slip Base
- 1.5metre USB Cable


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Macro keys

Very helpful to have the ability to assign macros to these thumb keys!


Worth the leap (of faith)

I've never used a Roccat product before. Tho I needed to upgrade my keyboard as my Logitech MK250 was utterly usless for gaming and was getting past it's lifespan.

I'm very happy with it. The key presses feel solid and responsive. I'm in favour of the backlit arrow keys, as I'm a lefty :-)

I'm glad there is no gimmicky usb hub built-in. I always feel those things are doomed to fail. As a lefty, I may not use the the thumb buttons but with my left hand on the keyboard, they feel comfortable to use.

Driver software looks simple to use tho I don't think I'll need to use it much.

IMO a well priced gaming keyboard that has the features you really need. I like having space to work around, so the compact nature is a plus as well.

Carl 2011-11-12

Looks good

I basically wanted a compact keyboard that wasn't horrible like a laptop keybaord and has no key travel. The key travel isn't as long on these as I would like but is by no means short like a laptop keyboard.

The keyboard looks very nice, feels solid and the blue leds are cool, I was sceptical about the thumbster keys but they are very easy to access and intuitive.

It is only a 4 as I personally feel 47 quid is a tad expensive. Nevertheless if you are an avid gamer and use a low sensitivity in game and hate banging your mouse into the side of your keyboard, then get this. You will benefit from the compactness and the thumbster keys.

If you are just a casual gamer and do more typing but crave a bit of desk space like me then you won't be dissappointed either. As they say the quality remains long after the price is forgotten, I think that is the case with this keyboard. Furthermore there doesn't seem to be any decent compact keyboards, with proper key travel for less.

Charlie 2010-04-29

Great Keyboard

The Roccat Arvo is an amazing keyboard all around:

build quality perfect
thumbster Keys, perfectly placed
looks are great

This keyboard is great small size so it fits easily along side my roccat kove gaming mouse, sitting on the roccat sota gaming mouse matt. The set up looks great together.

Great space saving keyboard with out compromising on the performance and looks.!

5/5 All around amazing keyboard
cant find any faults with it.!

Overclockers provided a great service as usual.

SkinnyOne 2010-04-21

Lovely Job

Had this now for about 1 month and cannot fault it. I play css and its absolutly perfec! the thumbster key is amazing and dont know how ive used a keyboard without this before. can change profiles quickly and buy right equipment for right round! If you want a keyboard which wont fault, great build quality and great service from OCUK get this keyboard! 5 star easily

Greg Smith 2010-01-11

Fantastic keyboard


Perfect for a small desk, it's about 4 inches shorter than a normal keyboard and a couple of inches saved in depth.

Very well built with a quality feel to it. Same as a normal keyboard to type on, and the 'mode' key to switch the keypad from cursor keys to numbers is easy enough to get used to.

Have typed up several pages of text so far with this and its as easy and speedy as a full size keyboard. Gaming wise have been playing BF2 and COD4 a fair bit with it and the thumb macro buttons are an excellent feature.


If you aren't trying to save space, then why get a small keyboard?

Only illuminated keys are CAPS lock, the MODE button and the cursor keys when active. It would be cool if the WASD was highlighted up too considering it is a gaming keyboard, but fair doo's.

All in, a good buy if your in the market for what this offers.

Shaan K 2010-01-06

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