Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

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There is no doubt that the USP of the Skeltr is writ large upon the box. Even the model name is confined to the corner to allow the keyboard with its attendant Phone and Tablet to dominate. As you would expect from the front the reverse is much the same with all the key features highlighted.

Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review     Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review  

Even though keyboards are generally plug and play, the new elements to the Skeltr require a little clarification and it’s nice that Roccat have utilised the wrist rest to bring it to your attention. A wise move considering the first thing most of us do with the manual is bin it.

Because the Skeltr supports answering your calls from the keyboard the need to plug in the audio port extensions is more vital than it normally is. Although if you’re a USB headset user then you’re out of luck. The extra USB port is necessary because there is a phone charge pass-through, as we will see soon.

Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review     Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review  

With the need to be able to balance your phone/tablet in the Skeltr that has a small effect on the design, but we like the balance of the black elements of the top echoed with the thumbster key area below the spacebar. The side areas are hollow to allow for additional lighting, something that you can see clearly from below.

Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review     Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review  

Like most Roccat keyboards the Skeltr includes dedicated macro keys to the side of the main element, and the always useful thumbster ones below the spacebar. The Caps Lock key doubles as the Easy Shift [+] key, expanding your macro options. So far it’s pretty much what you would expect from a keyboard. Of course that phone slot at the top is where the real action is, so let’s take a look at that.

Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review     Roccat Skeltr Smart Communication RGB Gaming Keyboard Review