Conclusion: On the whole, the Roccat Isku is a solid keyboard that takes keyboard customization to another level. With more programmable buttons than most anyone will ever need and backlighting that’s done right, the Isku should be high on any serious PC gamer’s shopping list. And in the end, its suitability for the money hinges entirely on how much use you would make of its extensive shortcut-ability.
Pros: Subtle blue backlighting, Wealth of customizable keys, Highly intuitive customization software
Cons: A little pricey for a non-mechanical board, Partial piano-gloss finish is prone to fingerprints
Summary: ROCCAT has finally come to the United States and I’ve got the Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard up for review today. This keyboard is truly a gamers delight or dream come true really as it has tons of features that a gamer would want in their keyboard. The Isku is programmable via the software to create your own macros, up to 180 of them in fact so you’ll be getting top scores in no time surely.
Pros: Well made, Tons of features gamers will appreciate, Works in combination with ROCCAT Kone+ Mouse
Cons: Not mechanical, Rather expensive, Very big keyboard, Really can’t see keys without light on, Some keys can be hard to see at angles
Conclusion: The Bad No USB or audio ports Integrated wrist-rest makes it a huge keyboard You feel compelled to buy the mouse with it to take advantage of all its features ROCCAT Isku Keyboard is available to buy from SCAN. At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.