Here we are again with yet another review of a keyboard 🙂

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.

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6 Thoughts on “Paul’s Review of the Roccat ISKU FX Multicolor Keyboard

  1. Remmy2013 on January 8, 2017 at 12:10 am said:

    Wow and such a kewlio looking keyboard too! So Sad. I bet you are going to review hundreds of keyboards huh?

  2. James Tate on January 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm said:

    Your reviews of keyboards have cost me money. I kept looking at my well used keyboard that has the letters worn off of some of the keys. I have also been getting some strange keystrokes that I don’t believe were all bad typing. Thus I decided to get a new lighted keyboard. I finally opted for the Corsair K70 LUX at around $200.00. It took a couple of weeks for it to show up. One of the main reasons that I opted for this keyboard is that it has built in memory and processor so that macros and etc actually run within the keyboard.

    This means that I can program the keyboard and then move it to my work laptop where I am allowed to attach keyboards but not allowed to download and install any software.

    I would have liked it to have has some standalone macro keys, but I have used the media keys for macros as I never use the media keys. It has a detachable wrist rest, with it attached and the rear legs raised the keyboard fits be extremely well. I have been using it for about a week and so far am very happy with the keyboard. Need to spend some time playing around with the colors, but happy as is for now.

  3. Remmy2013 on January 8, 2017 at 9:11 pm said:

    I am happy we were able to help James… I think. You should have waited until Paul found the perfect keyboard for under $200 though, it would have saved you money, but I am so happy you replaced your old one. Keep the receipt, and the box, you may want to get the one that Paul Keeps!

  4. James Tate on January 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm said:

    I went and checked what I paid to be sure and it was only $129, they have increased to $139 in about three weeks. I played around with some macros last night and got some things working that I thought would be hard to do, turned out to be real easy.

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