Pros: Extremely comfortable to use, key illumination is great. The software was really easy to use as well.
Cons: The "Roccat Talk" feature is only usable if you own both the keyboard AND a Roccat mouse. I would love to use that feature with my Cyborg R.A.T. 5. Also note that the device software was not included in the package, you have to download it from Roccat's website and for some reason, all the driver info on the site was in some Northern European language, even after I switched it to English at the top.
Summary: I was bummed that New Egg shipped this only in its display box - but it came through fine. Whew! I wanted a Razor keyboard to match my mouse - but the reviews were bad. Processing an RMA on a Cooler Master board - so I went with Roccat, and now I'm satisfied.
Pros: Good key feel - very responsive - slight tactile and audio feedback - reasonably quiet - slightly concave keys - adjustable backlighting - programmable macro keys - thumb macro keys - works as advertised - software is very functional (but you need to download it)
Summary: Overall excellent keyboard, i went with the isku because it was one of the only good-looking, backlit, gaming keyboards I could find for under 85$. I noticed they just discontinued this keyboard and released the Roccat isku FX version which for 25$ more, it only provides a timer and color-changing backlight.
Pros: Looks spectacular Medium height keys Bright backlit keys Large palm rest Plenty of macros/live recording macros
Cons: Glossy finish around keys may attract fingerprints, but most of keyboard is matte plastic so I dont find myself cleaning it all to often.
Pros: The box this keyboard comes in is a work of art, its glossy beautiful and eye catching. It was packaged well, the keyboard itself is matte black with certain parts glossy black. The blue LED lights are plenty bright, their is 5 different levels of brightness including off. The keys are fluid and quiet. Like many have said the LED needs to be viewed a certain way to fill in the whole character but its really not bothersome, especially if you know where the characters a...
Summary: Let me start by saying that the biggest features you should be looking at are the THUMB KEYS and the EASYSHIFT+, unique to the ROCCAT ISKU. The other reviews go over the other things quite well, so I'm going to elaborate on these two features. The thumb keys are not just a gimmick - I honestly would not imagine playing without them on purpose ever again. I like using the middle thumb key to activate SLOMO in the FPS series FEAR, for example.
Pros: Going to compare to the RAZER ANANSI, since it's the only other keyboard I know of with thumb keys. -THUMB KEYS. Main selling point, IMO. 3 vs 7 keys - easier to learn - and they are backlit (the Anansi's are not. Seriously, not backlighting keys the only keys are almost definitely new to you? Not cool). -EASYSHIFT+. Now you have four modifier keys, not three! -Blue light is a nice, dark shade. Anansi has only light blue (ew), but has other color choices, even color c...
Cons: -May have 5 profiles. Anansi allows 10. -May not customize every key - only the function keys, the media keys, the M1-5 keys on the left side, the T1-3 keys (thumb), and the first five keys going from left to right on the main portion of the keyboard (ie 1-5, Q-T, A-G, Z-V). With the Anansi, you may fully customize every single key to do anything. Probably doesn't matter to the extremely vast majority of customers. -Overall, I found the Anansi's software more intuitiv...
Pros: Looks, free t-shirt, macros, ghosting did i say it looks awesome?
Cons: If you seat properly ull see the lighting just fine but if you the type that likes to lay back in ur chair the letters will obscure about half way bc of the angle but still, half a letter I don't know about you, I can still figure out which one it is, some people are to picky. Maybe i take off 1/2 egg for that. The free T-shirt says XL but no way is maybe a medium at most, which worked out great for me.
Summary: I have had this keyboard for a week or two, and I couldnt be happier with it. The keys are easy to type with, as said above, and for games, its one of the best keyboards you could ever own. If your looking at this over the Logitech G19, get this one. The only thing that is good about the G19 is the screen, which can be useful, but the keys are cumbersome. BUY THIS KEYBOARD!!!
Pros: Easy to type on, macro keys are amazing, Almost everything about this keyboard is a plus.
Cons: Only cons I can think of, is that you cant remove the wrist rest, but thats easy to get used to pretty quickly. The only other con I can think of, is that the back lighting could be a bit brighter, but thats about it.
Summary: Have not been able to find one way or another on the keys being mechanical or not. I am assuming not, but it definitely reacts much faster than a standard keyboard. I switched to the Roccat from the Razer Anansi and the action is much much quicker.
Pros: Sleek, sexy, fast, backlights, essentially plug-n-play. Extreme degree of customization and user-defined settings. German-quality engineering. Keys are fast and easy
Cons: None so far, for the price it's hard to beat it. Adjusting for the M1- M5 on the left side can take a little getting used to, but fat-fingering them does not have any consequences that I've found.