Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is With the Isku, Roccat has given us a a keyboard that can do all but author books. An imposing gaming monster where no feature was spared, all designed to provide the most complete gaming experience. Now with the Arvo, Roccat has taken a different turn.
Conclusion: The keyboard also has rubber pads at the bottom of each edge to hold the keyboard in place (we all know how annoying it can be to have a the keyboard sliding on the desktop in heated gaming moments), as well as two retractable stands in the upper corners to lift the keyboard and give you the ideal angle for gaming.
Summary: The ARVO from ROCCAT is a perfect keyboard for gamers on the go, because it is light and smaller thanks to its direction keys integrated into the Numeric Pad and it is also durable thanks to its robust metal base. The software application that comes with it allows us to set different functions, build macros or even disable some of the keys.
Conclusion: At a price of £45.99, the Arvo offers a reasonable set of features for the price. We feel that the Arvo is most appropriate for gamers who frequent LAN events as its compact size and durability make it very suitable for transportation.
Conclusion: To start with I have to say that this is a very compact keyboard but still serves as a normal sized one, but I know there are people that want big keyboards to type on so this might not be for you.
Conclusion: There's only that much to say about a keyboard that doesn't even have any flashy LCD-screen or other gizmos, but overall the Arvo turned out to be a very good product. The things you'd expect from a premium keyboard are there, the construction is solid and typing feels responsive and smooth.
Pros: Very small size, Nice "touch", Solid construction
Cons: Not for heavy users of "extra keys", No USB hub
Conclusion: The Arvo is 100% the best compact keyboard I’ve encountered to date. The combined arrow keys and numpad is the best solution to reducing keyboard length with the mode button switching between the two key sets. This means that other keys haven’t been compromised in size and so the typing experience is just as good if not better than the vast majority of larger keyboards.
Pros: Styling and design, Keys/typing experience, Macro keys and management, Compact, Very high quality
Cons: Limited to just 5 macro keys, Tiny wrist rest
Excerpt: So you're a hardware junky? You've got your PC all neat and tidy? Most probably in matching colours too. You might even have swayed towards a certain item of hardware such as a graphics card or memory because it matches the rest of your system, rather than a blue motherboard and a black graphics card for example.
Pros: Macro ability, Quality, Nice typing feel, Very cool design, Thumbster keys are a stroke of genius