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ROCCAT Isku FX Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review

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   Although most recent games have been huge disappointments there is light at the end of the tunnel and so after the latest Tomb Raider, Warframe, Planetside 2, Crysis 3 and the expansion packs for The Elder Scrolls IV Skyrim (Dragonborn) and StarCraft 2 (Heart Of The Swarm) both EA and DICE have also joined the fun by releasing the quite impressive trailer of the upcoming Battlefield 4 FPS. On top of these latest and soon to be released game titles add the fact that the summer is not far away and the result is no other than consumers heading out to purchase both hardware parts to make their computers capable of supporting these games and of course gaming peripherals to help them have the best possible experience when playing. Now a keyboard may not be as important as the mouse when playing fast passed games (i think we can all agree to that) but that doesn't mean that a good keyboard can't help you win your battles. Today on our test bench we have the latest Isku FX illuminated gaming keyboard by ROCCAT which judging by its name and design it's an improved version of the original Isku.

 

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   As mentioned above the Isku FX is an updated version of the membrane based original Isku and so basically ROCCAT replaced the single blue key illumination with a fully adjustable 16.8m color key illumination and also added their TALK FX technology which basically changes the illumination of the keys according to the environment of the game you are currently playing (something like the amBX lights). Everything else however pretty much remains as is and so you still have 6 different brightness levels to choose from, a grand total of 36 macro keys, the extra-large granular wrist rest and finally the ROCCAT TALK technology that allows you to use the Easy-Shift[+]/Easy-Aim features for your Kone XTD/Pure mouse directly from the keyboard. So let's continue to see exactly just what ROCCAT has done with the latest Isku FX.