Roccat Isku FX Keyboard Review
Published: 18th March 2013 | Source: Roccat | Price: |
As with all Roccat packaging the Isku FX comes in a black box with the ice blue highlights. All the key features of the Isku FX are clearly laid out to grab the eye and help those who believe that documentation is a last resort.
With a built in wrist-rest, media keys and the five dedicated macro keys, it takes up a lot of real-estate on your desk. The underside is bare except for the feet and the cable is only able to be routed out the middle. Above the main keyboard are the media keys, which like nearly everything on the Isku FX are customisable to your preferred function.
The version we have for review is a US layout, hence the rather large left shift key. The 5 dedicated macro keys are within easy reach in the heat of battle. Above F3 is the button for live macro recording. Always useful for those games that you don't play often enough to dedicate a key to, but still find handy to have a set of keystrokes within easy reach.
As well as the ridiculous piano black cover that hasn't been changed since the original Isku, above the scroll lock key we have the button that adjusts the lighting intensity. Handy for that stealth look if the lighting distracts you in a dark LAN room.
The USB connector comes with the always handy label. Anyone who has gone round the back of their rig only to find 8 identical black cables will appreciate being able to spot which is which at a glance.
The keys on the Isku FX fall in the middle ground between a scissor laptop style and the full on Cherry switch mechanicals.