Comparing Roccat Vulcan 121 and SteelSeries Apex 5

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Consumer Score
In comparison:
Roccat Vulcan 121 ranks #47 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
Consumer Score
In comparison:
SteelSeries Apex 5 ranks #43 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
Roccat Vulcan 121: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Roccat Vulcan 121 more than SteelSeries Apex 5

As of 4 Sep 2022, experts prefer Roccat Vulcan 121 over SteelSeries Apex 5, but both Gaming Keyboards have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Roccat Vulcan 121 received 2 recommendations: from GamesRadar+ (30 Aug 2022) and Tom's Guide (11 Aug 2022). SteelSeries Apex 5 was also endorsed 2 times: by GamesRadar+ (30 Aug 2022) and Tom's Guide (11 Aug 2022). However, experts generally ranked SteelSeries Apex 5 lower than Roccat Vulcan 121 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Laptop Mag
Rtings.com
TechRadar
PC Gamer
Tom's Hardware
T3
GamesRadar+
Tom's Guide
Digital Trends
PCMag
20
- $95
Roccat Vulcan 121
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
7
-
-
23
+1 $87
SteelSeries Apex 5
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
10
-
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 30 Aug 2022 GamesRadar+ ranked Roccat Vulcan 121 as #5 and SteelSeries Apex 5 as #8
    Rank Gaming Keyboard Comment
    ... ... ...
    #5 out of 11 Roccat Vulcan 121
    The best mechanical switches in a gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
    #8 out of 11 SteelSeries Apex 5
    The best hybrid gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
  • On 11 Aug 2022 Tom's Guide ranked Roccat Vulcan 121 as #7 and SteelSeries Apex 5 as #10
    Rank Gaming Keyboard Comment
    ... ... ...
    #7 out of 12 Roccat Vulcan 121
    The most stylish gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...
    #10 out of 12 SteelSeries Apex 5
    The best hybrid gaming keyboard
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 108 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Roccat Vulcan 121 outranks SteelSeries Apex 5. This is not to say that SteelSeries Apex 5 is a bad option. Like Roccat Vulcan 121, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like SteelSeries Apex 5 a bit more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Roccat Vulcan 121
SteelSeries Apex 5
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

SteelSeries Apex 5, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Roccat Vulcan 121.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling gaming keyboard receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Both Roccat Vulcan 121 and SteelSeries Apex 5 receive customer reviews that average out above that median threshold.

Roccat Vulcan 121
In comparison:
Roccat Vulcan 121 ranks #47 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.3
Amazing
SteelSeries Apex 5
In comparison:
SteelSeries Apex 5 ranks #43 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.5
Amazing
Median best-selling Gaming Keyboard
In comparison:
Patriot Viper V760 ranks #97 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





SteelSeries Apex 5 is more popular than Roccat Vulcan 121

It's fairly safe to say that SteelSeries Apex 5 is a more popular gaming keyboard than Roccat Vulcan 121, based on its 7,000+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Roccat Vulcan 121 and SteelSeries Apex 5 often consider Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro, a pricier option with better reviews.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Roccat Vulcan 121 and SteelSeries Apex 5
Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro $100
In comparison:
Roccat Vulcan TKL Pro ranks #14 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.8
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Better Reviews
HyperX Alloy Origins $80
In comparison:
HyperX Alloy Origins ranks #3 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Cheaper Better Reviews
Corsair K70 RGB TKL $109
In comparison:
Corsair K70 RGB TKL ranks #24 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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9.7
Amazing
7 expert recommendations Better Reviews
Razer Huntsman Elite $100
In comparison:
Razer Huntsman Elite ranks #6 out of 192. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
No expert recommendations Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Roccat Vulcan 121 outranks SteelSeries Apex 5 by 3 positions. This indicates that, as of 4 Sep 2022, Roccat Vulcan 121 is more critically acclaimed than SteelSeries Apex 5.
Rank Change Price Gaming Keyboard
Laptop Mag
Rtings.com
TechRadar
PC Gamer
Tom's Hardware
T3
GamesRadar+
Tom's Guide
Digital Trends
PCMag
1
+1 $229
Razer Huntsman v2 Analog
6
-
1
-
8
-
1
9
6
9
2
-1 $200
Corsair K100 RGB
1
1
-
7
6
12
-
-
-
8
3
- $109
Corsair K70 RGB TKL
11
-
-
-
4
4
11
5
4
3
4
- $184
Logitech G915 TKL
-
-
6
-
-
14
4
8
3
-
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [11]

89
Total expert reviews: 11
  • with a score: 9
  • without a score: 2
Highest score by gdgtme.com
95
Average score based on 11 reviews
89
Lowest score by thesixthaxis.com
80

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [20]

81
Total expert reviews: 20
  • with a score: 8
  • without a score: 12
Highest score by Rtings.com
91
Average score based on 20 reviews
81
Lowest score by powerup-gaming.com
68

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Roccat Vulcan 121: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • TITAN SWITCH MECHANICAL (TACTILE) - Designed and built entirely by ROCCAT engineers and developed for gamers who love the feel of mechanical switches, but demand the feel of the crisp, tactile bump and instant responsiveness
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From Seller:
  • Hybrid mechanical gaming switches – The tactile click of a blue mechanical switch plus a smooth membrane
  • OLED smart display – Customize with gifs, game info, discord messages, and more.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame – Manufactured for unbreakable durability and sturdiness
  • Read more
From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 4250288113251, 4250288197657
Model Numbers: ROC-12-671-BN-AM, ROC-12-671-RD, ROC-12-671-RD-AM
EAN Numbers: 0813682026721, 0813682028442, 5707119042642
UPC Numbers: 813682026721, 813682028442
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Roccat Vulcan 121 is a popular and one of the more expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling gaming keyboards and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Asus ROG Strix Flare or Hexgears Impulse .

Roccat Vulcan 121 is $20 more expensive than an average gaming keyboard ($79.99).

SteelSeries Apex 5 is a very popular option in the middle of the gaming keyboards price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling gaming keyboards and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as HyperX Alloy Origins 65 or Patriot Viper V765 .

SteelSeries Apex 5 is $6.98 more expensive than an average gaming keyboard ($79.99).

Roccat Vulcan 121: Buy | Customer Reviews
SteelSeries Apex 5: Buy | Customer Reviews

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