Roccat Isku FX Keyboard Review
Published: 18th March 2013 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
There has been a big shift lately to manufacturers not including driver CDs with their peripherals. Given how fast driver changes occur, and that most of us look for up-to-date versions before installation this is a good thing, especially for the environment.
The software itself is easy to use, with clear tabs offering each element of control beneath your fingertips. The Easy-Shift[+] modifier really expands what the Isku FX is capable of, and combines nicely if you have a Roccat Mouse to put your world at your command.
The media keys are, like everything else, customisable. Although they're so well chosen that we think the only change most people will make it to switch the browser from IE to something usable.
The major upgrade from the standard Isku is an array of colour choices for the whole keyboard. You have a choice of colour levels, hue, whether you want the lighting always on or breathing, and finally if you just want it to sweep through it's varied colours.
Roccat support is always swift to respond and has a realistic selection of FAQs. So often FAQs are "where can I buy more of your fabulous products" that it's worth noting when a company actually answers things you want to know. Although it could equally be asked why their documentation leaves such obvious questions unanswered.
One thing that is vital in software such as this is the ease of creating your own macros. Roccat supply a huge amount of pre-built ones, covering titles from Call of Duty, via World of Warcraft to Photoshop. Should you wish to expand the repertoire it is simplicity itself, using either the on-keyboard recorder or the macro editing software. You have control over everything you could wish to adjust, from delays to multiple key presses at once.