Roccat Isku Keyboard Review

Software

Roccat Isku Keyboard Review

Software

There is a huge amount of customisation available with the Isku. One thing it's worth noting is that the Caps Lock key defaults to Easy Shift, rather than Caps Lock. Considering how many buttons the Isku already has it's a surprise to see it hasn't got either a dedicated Easy Shift button, or at least doesn't default to being a keyboard arrangement. The tabs on the software make it clear which part of the Isku you're current adjusting, which is a nice touch given how overwhelming the variations can initially seem.

The Easy Shift being able to double the usefulness of each key can be particularly useful if you're playing something that requires you to move your hand from the WASD+Mouse position for other functions. So you can assign, for example, the number arrows to your WASD and they're only an Easy Shift away.

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The ability to disable the Windows Key is always vital. Even with huge amounts of practise it's easy to catch it in the heat of the moment. The illumination controls also include an auto-dim function so you can have the Isku lit up, but if you switch to an all-mouse game, or other input device, you don't have to manually deluminate the keyboard.

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As I said before, the Isku uses Roccat Talk to pair up with your Roccat mouse, which gives an extra layer of control and flexibility to your gaming experience. Of course it's not only games that shortcuts can be useful for, as anyone who uses their computer artistically can attest.

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02-12-2011, 05:19:33

tinytomlogan


Roccat have firmly entrenched themselves as a big player in the peripheral line. Does the Isku keyboard maintain this momentum?

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02-12-2011, 06:02:09

dipzy
I have got this exact keyboard from LITS 2011 and its just brilliant. I recommend it to anyoneQuote

02-12-2011, 06:04:51

yassarikhan786
Great review Bryan . I am not a big fan of the glossy finish, but it does look the part. The software seems to be top notch as well.Quote
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