Roccat Isku Keyboard

There are many kind of keyboards available on the market nowdays. In addition to the traditional wired basic keyboards there are wireless keyboards, media keyboards, and gaming oriented keyboards. Today we will take a look at the gamer oriented keyboard from Roccat which is called “Isku”. Isku offers some unique features which are meant to help gamers to do tricks which are not possible with other keyboards. Let’s take a look how it performs.

About Roccat:

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Specifications & Features:

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
25+ assignable functions
Medium-height keys
with an optimum keystroke & pressure point;
advanced anti-ghosting; 1000Hz polling rate
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
Ultra-fast profile switching
5 Profile-Status LEDs
by combining products

Technical Specifications
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

Additional Info

24.7cm x 50.9cm

System Requirements
Windows® XP, Windows Vista® 32/64-bit, Windows® 7 32/64-bit
Internet connection (for driver installation)
USB 2.0 port
Package Contains
ROCCAT™ Isku – Illuminated Gaming Keyboard
Isku Driver CD
Quick Install Guide

Art. No.: ROC-12-700

The Product:

Roccat Isku Keyboard
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Roccat Isku Keyboard
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One of the features I personally liked about the Roccat Isku keyboard were the thumb macrokeys. These three macro keys are conveniently placed just below the space bar button. These buttons are perfectly placed for thumb use and like the other macro keys in this keyboard, the possibilities in using them are unlimited. Unfortunately the palmrest of the keyboard is not removable and therefore might reduce the amount of potential buyers. Personally, I like palmrests so it not being removable is not a big deal for me.

Roccat Isku Keyboard
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In the top section of the keyboard there’s eight media buttons. Alongside with the typical play/stop, next song, and previous song buttons there’s button for volume, mute, browser, and my computer. Each of these buttons can be configured to do something else than what it has been configured by default. Configuration is done from Roccat Isku’s control panel in Windows.

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