Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

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There are four extra buttons on the Skeltr. We have, from left to right, a call answer button, a button to switch your audio from the game to the phone (should you go mental and want to listen to music rather than your teammates and the game). On the right image we have the button which swaps the keyboard from the PC to your device and, if you hold it down, doubles as the Bluetooth pairing button, and finally the button to activate the Roccat Swarm.

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Around the back we have the USB port to keep your device charged even through marathon sessions. At the left hand corner is the audio inputs, and to the left of the nicely braided cable is the jackplug to connect your device to the keyboard so that you can answer calls using your headset.

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With smart phones costing eye-watering amounts of money these days most of us keep them in rugged cases to protect them from those "fell out my pocket" moments. As you can see the phone/tablet holder on the Skeltr is definitely designed for an uncovered phone. If you leave it in the case it doesn't really fit and stands a little too upright to be viewable at a glance. However, the slot does work whether you prefer your phone in portrait or landscape. It even fit our Nexus 10 Tablet in comfortably, so you can be sure that anything you have will easily remain in place.

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03-10-2016, 10:50:43

Kilbane
Interesting idea. I already have my phone propped at the top of my keyboard. Biggest advantage of the STRIKE 5 is the OLED display section, makes a great rest for my phone. Adding in the communication between phone and keyboard is a very niche feature. Definitely overprice also!Quote

04-10-2016, 18:06:15

jimma47
I've been using Roccat's Power-Grid on a cheap 7" tablet for Elite Dangerous and I can see where they're coming from with this.

I love the idea of being able to hold the tablet in place on the keyboard and power it as it goes. I think the switching between the two devices button is a good idea if you're not in the middle of a game. Well maybe it would work with slower paced games as well. It would be nice to be able to type on the tablet without having to pick it up.

I find I'm often switching over from my main display screens to my ancillary panel and it's reasonably quick as long as you're not in the middle of combat. I usually have a web browser or iTunes open so if you didn't have multiple monitors then yeah this tablet/phone stand would work well.

I don't think anyone would really answer their phone half way through a round of counterstrike or whatever.

Ultimately though it saves a little bit of desk space and the price of either an extra Bluetooth keyboard or a tablet cover with built in keyboard attached.

Probably not worth the price premium but I agree it's an innovative idea.Quote

05-10-2016, 04:43:22

SuB
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
I don't think anyone would really answer their phone half way through a round of counterstrike or whatever.
If someone called me half way through a CS match they'd get ignored and called back later with some abuse lolQuote

05-10-2016, 04:54:43

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
If someone called me half way through a CS match they'd get ignored and called back later with some abuse lol
When are you playing CS again?Quote

05-10-2016, 05:45:51

SuB
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Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
When are you playing CS again?
I'm not, I lost my edge a long while ago :PQuote
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