It was less than a year ago when Legit Reviews took a look at ROCCAT’s original Isku gaming keyboard. Today we’re looking at another Isku keyboard that’s not very different as the only real changes found on the Isku FX are the multicolor backlights and accompanying lighting software. The expected outcome of this is for the Isku and Isku FX to coexist, but it’s a shame really to see the pricing of the two keyboards differ only by $10.
That puts the Roccat Isku FX (ROC-12-901)at $99.99 shipped and it looks like a better value than the $89.99 shipped Isku (ROC-12-701) considering their similarities. We’re still interested in innovation and so let’s take a look at the advertised features that differentiate the Isku and Isku FX.
Roccat Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard (ROC-12-901) Features:
That last feature really grabbed our attention. One most interesting features of this product is ROCCAT Talk and Talk FX. There’s a bunch of words on the product box and website about “Set Bonus advantages” and “sensory effects” and even a picture that shows the Isku FX and Kone XTD together with their lights synced in purple. This feature was really interesting to me and as a result, I’ve elected to discuss the Isku FX’s lighting in a fair amount of detail beginning with this video demonstrating the lights on the Isku FX and Kone XTD mouse reacting to on-screen actions.
Hopefully you just watched the video and it managed to get you excited about how the keyboard and mouse react to the game. If you are, then you’ll be disappointed. ROCCAT hasn’t implemented reactive lighting in its driver software – at least not yet. Nevertheless, it’s unfortunate that ROCCAT has heavily promoted a really cool and unique core feature only to not have it included in the final product. I’ll get more into that later, but let’s start looking at the package first and then the keyboard.