Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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ROCCAT ISKU FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review

Last year we took a look at ROCCAT’s ISKU Illuminated gaming keyboard and we really did like it, especially for the fact that was not a mechanical keyboard, but was still very comfortable and had many features that gamers would enjoy. While the original ISKU did have blue backlit keys many gamers wanted customization over the color of the backlighting. This is where the ISKU FX comes in, it adds customizable backlighting to the ISKU keyboard enabling you to change the color to any color you would like and it also adds in some cool lighting effects. Read on as we take a look.

Special thanks to ROCCAT for providing us with the ISKU FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard to review.

MULTICOLOR KEY ILLUMINATION – with 16.8 million colors of your choice; with 6 brightness levels
3 EASY-SHIFT[+]™ ZONES – for easy key duplication
36 EASY-TO-REACH MACRO KEYS – including 3 Thumbster keys
MACRO LIVE! RECORDING – with dedicated M-Rec button; 180+ macros in 5 profiles
8 CONFIGURABLE MEDIA & HOTKEYS – 25+ assignable functions
MEDIUM-HEIGHT KEYS – with an optimum keystroke & pressure point; advanced anti-ghosting; 1000Hz polling rate
ROCCAT™ DRIVER + MACRO MANAGER – incl. Sound Feedback; Macro Presets for games, multimedia and office apps
EXTRA-LARGE GRANULAR WRIST REST – with special surface texture
INTEGRATED CABLE CHANNELS – for better device organization
NON-SLIP BASE – with lock-on keyboard feet
ROCCAT™ TALK® – SET BONUS – get more out of your ROCCAT™ devices by combining their functions
ROCCAT™ TALK® FX – translates on-screen action into sensory effects on your Isku FX

Tech Specs
– Illuminated keyboard with 123 keys
– Enhanced anti-ghosting capability
– 3 programmable Thumbster Keys (T1-T3)
– 5 programmable Macro Keys (M1-M5)
– 20 additional Macro Keys (Easy Zone)
– 5 Profile-Status LEDs
– 3 Status LEDs (Caps Lock, Easy Shift[+]™, Num Lock)
– 1000Hz polling rate, 1ms response time
– 2m USB cable

The ISKU FX comes in ROCCAT’s always colorful and informational packaging. On the front there is a photo of the keyboard in action and it lists some of the main features. On the back there is even more information and specifications listed in quite a few different languages.

ROCCAT ISKU FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard ROCCAT ISKU FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

Opening up the box inside you will find just the ISKU FX keyboard and a getting started guide. There is no driver or utility CD included. The keyboard will function normally without any drivers installed, but once you download the official drivers from ROCCAT you will really be able to customize things.

ROCCAT ISKU FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

For a full unboxing and overview video of the keyboard check out our video below.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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