One of the biggest splashes made in 2012 in the ThinkComputers universe was caused by the asteroid known as Roccat. A long time player in the Europe, Roccat decided to step up their game and compete with the big dogs in the US market. Apparently German dogs are just as mean as SEA dogs because the products that Roccat showcased at the LVH suite on the first day of CES would even impress Michael Vick. With the inclusion of one of the sickest mechanical keyboard options and the further development of the ‘Power Grid’ product, Roccat is poised to plant some roots in the US and not let anyone tread of that ground.
Every once in a blue moon I’ll be perusing the interwebs and I’ll see a nifty ad that I’ll actually click on. God forbid that I actually click on an ad with the chance that I might inadvertently install a virus that will eat my computers insides, BUT when that blue moon happens I set all care aside and do it anyways. During one of those very select times I saw an ad for a rather compelling keyboard made by this company that I’ve never heard of: Roccat. After clicking on the ad I was transported to a black and blue world of epic gaming peripherals. After flipping through a couple of the very sexy products it took me about negative 4 seconds to message Bob via Facebook and say, “You need to get products from this company called Roccat”. He replied instantly with something that made me quite happy, “They’re already on their way, a keyboard and mouse.” First on the agenda is the ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. From what I saw on the website I should be expecting a lot but after reviewing more keyboards and mice than I care to think about I know that I should never judge a book by its cover, even though this book looks cool as funk.
ROCCAT has been making a name for themselves over the past year or so. Their products have been exclusively sold overseas, but starting this year they have moved into the US. We first talked to them at CES and today we are checking out our first ROCCAT product, the Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. This keyboard has so many features geared toward gamers and also looks great. Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video to learn all about this new keyboard.