80

conclusion:We're mixed

80

The Roccat Isku has a lot of good things going for it, including a large comfortable wrist rest, blue LED backlighting, and the rather neat Roccat Talk function, which allows the Isku to interact with the Roccat Kone[+] gaming mouse, activating macros and changing settings on both at the touch of a single button. Gamers will be a little less thrilled by the keyboard though, as Roccat has forgone the mechanical keys traditional to good gaming keyboards in favor of a less responsive (and less noisy) membrane keyboard.

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Critic reviews

8.0
21 reviews
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    7.9
  • Tactility / button-feel
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    7.0
  • Noise
    7.5
  • Configurability
    8.9
  • Portability
    6.2

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User reviews

8.0
1 review
  • Ergonomics / comfort
    10
  • Tactility / button-feel
    10
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Noise
    4.0
  • Configurability
    8.0
  • Portability
    6.0
9.0
PC World Apr 10, 2013

The Roccat Isku FX lacks mechanical keys, but delivers an otherwise excellent typing and gaming experience.

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7.0
PC Mag Jun 21, 2012

The Roccat Isku is a solid gaming keyboard with good overall functionality, but a few details about it might not appeal to everyone.

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9.0
CNET AU Oct 10, 2011

The Isku is a good gaming keyboard, with very few flaws. We certainly wouldn't complain if this was under our Christmas tree this year.

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8.0
PC World Australia Jun 14, 2013

The Isku FX is solid keyboard that stands out through its practical design and macro functionality. However, lack of mechanical keys and design quirks stop it from being a must have.

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7.0
Kotaku Jun 28, 2012

This isn't the sturdiest gaming keyboard out there, and the color scheme is not good at all, but that's a hell of a lot of macros to fool around with.

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9.0
TweakTown Apr 12, 2012

You are going to be very hard pressed to find a keyboard to beat the Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard in sheer amount of features and customizability you get for the measly sum of $80!

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9.0
TechRadar Oct 24, 2011

The aesthetics may divide opinion, being rather angular and industrial, and the blue backlight isn't so easy on the eye in a bright office, but it's a board that pretty much has it all.

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8.0
Techgage Jun 13, 2012

Even with the above average price tag and shortcomings on the Isku, none of which came at the expense of performance, these are two feature-rich products with well designed software.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Mar 14, 2012

The Isku has more customization potential than most PC-gaming keyboards on the market, with outstanding driver software that makes tweaking easy. It's a great fit for macro- and shortcut-happy PC gamers (though definite overkill for productivity apps).

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6.0
Digital Versus Nov 8, 2011

It's hard to imagine who the Roccat Isku would be suitable for. Hardcore gamers will find that rival models offer better performances, while general computer users will be put off by its design and noisy keys.

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10
Gadget Review Feb 15, 2012

I immediately knew that this was the keyboard for me. Even if you’re not as picky as me, there’s a lot to love about a keyboard that goes so above-and-beyond the normal like the Isku does.

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9.0
Benchmark Reviews Oct 28, 2011

This price is quite high but the ISKU has quite a few tricks and unique features up its sleeve that almost merit this price, making this a tough one to call.

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9.0
Bjorn3D Jul 20, 2012

The ROCCAT Isku gaming keyboard has an extraordinarily level of features. It has a large number of possible macro combinations, and is extremely gamer-friendly. It’s made for the dedicated gamer, and for its rich features, it earns the Bjorn3D Gold Bear Award.

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8.0
Hardware Heaven Sep 12, 2011

Lovely to type/game on, some great advanced gaming features and excellent software package all combine to create a desirable gaming product.

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8.0
Destructoid Jul 10, 2012

The ROCCAT Isku is an excellent keyboard, and really has some nice features. There are a few things that would make it a must have, like mechanical keys and a detachable wrist guard, but all in all, the lack of those features doesn't detract from it being a very good keyboard.

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8.0
Digital Trends Jul 9, 2012

Roccat doesn’t force your hand by bundling the Isku gaming keyboard and Kone+ gaming mouse together at retail, but the two peripherals make such a great combo that you will lose key features if you pair either device with another manufacturer’s alternative.

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6.0
bit-tech Dec 10, 2011

While Roccat’s aim of shifting fiddly mouse controls to a keyboard is a good idea, the Isku is unpleasant to use thanks to its flimsy build quality and poor key action. ... Talk has potential, but it deserves better-quality devices than the Isku and Kone+ to see it reach it.

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8.0
Overclock3D.net Dec 2, 2011

All in all the Isku is a very capable keyboard that looks great and has more customisation than you could hope to use. ... Despite the membrane design and a period of adaptation for heavy typers, you're getting a serious amount of keyboard for your money.

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8.0
MMORPG.com Mar 31, 2012

If you are in the market in searching for a reliable keyboard that has a lot to offer, the ISKU should be near the top of your list.

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8.0
Thunderbiscuit Thunderbiscuit

This is a great keyboard for an MMO game player. For those who are FPS gamers, there are better keyboards. When you combine this with Roccat's kone keyboard, you will get the most out of your purchase. There are, however, two major things that I find wrong with the product. The first is the...

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