This time it’s the ROCCAT Isku FX – Multicolor which uses non-mechanical keys, but as the name suggests it still has a lighting system that can be programmed from the supplied software.
First impressions when I opened the box were pretty good and I plugged it in to try it out. The keyboard layout is slightly unusual as it contains five macro keys on the left, multimedia keys at the top and three keys that Roccat call Thumaster below the space bar. When I connected it to USB the keys started to glow in a blue colour that looked quite good and I had no issues when using the keys to type. The big problem I did have though was that the non-detachable wrist rest is way too big for me to comfortably rest my palms on to type. It made the keyboard sit way too far back on my desk to be able and as the angle of the keys was low this made it even worse.
I am not saying that it is a bad keyboard as the keys felt responsive with a nice weight, but the wrist rest meant that my arms were reaching forward and I am sure after long term use it would prove tiresome. If the wrist rest was detachable I would have happily kept this keyboard, but as it is yet another return is required.