ROCCAT Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard ReviewWaco - June 5, 2013
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ROCCAT Isku FX Multicolor Gaming Keyboard Conclusion:
Overall I have mixed feelings here about the ROCCAT Isku FX. On one hand, the Isku FX is quite good as far as non-mechanical keyboards go and the lighting and customizability is unmatched by anything else on the market. There is one huge caveat though: the price. The ROCCAT Isku FX debuts at a very mechanical-tier price of $99.99, which is above and beyond the pricing of its non-mechanical peers by a significant chunk of change.
So while the Isku FX really is a good keyboard without any obvious faults in terms of gaming, there's not quite enough here for me to want to drop 100 bones on it. That's the price territory of the much sturdier and much more mechanical Corsair K90, CM Storm Trigger, and the Rosewill RK-9000. For quite a bit cheaper, you can get any number of non-mechanical keyboards from Logitech, Razer, SteelSeries, and others.
So there you have it. The ROCCAT Isku FX really doesn't have any problems aside from the price. At $70 it would be a good keyboard to consider. At $80 it would be a hard sell, but the full-RGB backlighting could be a swaying factor for some. At $100, I just can't find a way to justify the cost compared to the features it offers. I'd pass, but if you really want full RGB backlighting for your keyboard and you don't really care if it's mechanical or not, perhaps this keyboard needs a home on your desk.
- Full 24-bit RGB backlighting
- Quiet non-mechanical keys
- Easy macro recording
- Price is a little high compared to comparable non-mechanical keyboards
- Annoying software
- Backlighting not very intense for most keys
- Mushy non-mechanical keys