Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

  • Loaded with revolutionary gaming tech found nowhere else – like Easy Shift[+]™ and ROCCAT™ Talk© -- the ROCCAT™ Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard lets gamers master any game the easy way and be legend.
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Stock Code: KB-011-RC

EAN: 4250288127029

MPN: ROC-12-702

Manufacturer: Roccat

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Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard

The Isku is the world’s first keyboard to feature groundbreaking Easy Shift[+]™ technology, which puts 36 easily-customizable macros in 3 spots in the easy-to-find WASD zone -- so players can give a multitude of custom orders without ever having to re-adjust the hand position.
Exclusive ROCCAT™ Talk© protocol lets the Isku and other ROCCAT™ TALK- enabled products, like the ROCCAT™ Kone[+] Max Customization Gaming Mouse, talk to each other – opening up a new world of Set Bonus gaming advantages.
For example, this groundbreaking tech works great with Easy Shift[+]™ technology on compatible ROCCAT™ mice, letting gamers use the Isku Easy Shift[+]™ key to activate macros for both the keyboard and mouse – offering one-stop macro activation that lets gamers concentrate more on playing and less on controls.
ROCCAT™ Talk© also allows gamers to take advantage of exclusive EasyAim technology like never before. When a game demands precise marksmanship in sniper mode, a player can simply press and hold a single keyboard key and EasyAim will instantly optimize the DPI setting on the ROCCAT™ Talk©-compatible mouse.
New enhanced Macro Live! Recording makes in-game macro recording a joy. Gamers simply hit the dedicated Macro Live! Recording button and the Sound Feedback tool will talk them through the quick and easy recording process. Players can program up to an amazing 500 actions for each of the 180 possible macros – giving them freedom to lay down any orders they can dream up.
Backlit with ROCCAT™ Extreme Ice Blue Lighting in 6 adjustable brightness levels, the Isku makes it easy to always hit the right key -- even in low lighting. The optimized illumination also means the Isku is perfect for avoiding eye strain during those long gaming sessions. Plus, gamers can program the Isku to automatically switch its lights off if a key hasn’t been hit for a predetermined time – great for a quick break.

- Blue key illumination with 6 brightness levels including off setting
- Easy Shift[+]. for simple key duplication and activation
- 3 Easy Shift[+]. zones featuring 28 easy-to-reach macro keys, including 5 doubly-programmable dedicated M-keys and 3 doubly-programmable Thumbster Keys
- Macro Live! recording button for in-game macro setting; 180+ macros in 5 profiles
- 8 media & hotkeys; 25+ assignable functions
- Medium-height keys; optimum keystroke; advanced anti-ghosting
- ROCCAT. Driver & Macro Manager, incl. macro presets for games, multimedia & office apps
- Integrated Extra-Large Granulated Wrist Rest with optimized surface texture
- Cable channels for better device organization
- Non-slip base with lock-on keyboard feet
- Fast profile switching; 5 Profile-Status LEDs
- ROCCAT. Talk: Set Bonus by combining devices


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Pros and Cons

Like many of the previous reviewers have stated the keyboard is excellent, when it works!

I used mine for about 6 weeks before the q key would jam in whenever I pressed anything in the region of that key. Also the half illuminated keys were a bit of an annoyance in a relatively expensive keyboard.

I sent it away for repair via OCuk and whilst it took 4 weeks (nothing to do with OCuk there) I have now received back what I think is an improved keyboard.

I'm not sure if this is the case but the keys seems a little flatter, making it easier to touch type and the illumination on the keys is definitely MUCH better than before, in fact its 100% visible, regardless of the angle I look at it, even in total darkness.

I can only assume Roccat have addressed concerns and that can only be a good thing, as problems aside it is fantastic, especially when paired with a Kone[+] mouse.

Only down side is that the media keys should be back lit, but that's a small gripe.

Alan Bain 2012-12-19


Hadn't seen the keyboard in the flesh and so took a gamble on the Roccat due to the fact I had just purchased the matching Roccat mouse. When it arrived I was impressed with the solid build quality and blue lighting. The integrated wrist guard is solid and comfortable to use.

I agree with some of the other negative comments about the lack of lighting on the media keys and appearance that the keys aren't fully illuminated when you view them at an angle. Haven't really found that to be too much of an issue though.

All in all, I'm pleased with the purchase and would happily buy a Roccat product again.

James Rees 2012-11-25

not tea proof

Visually it is a great keyboard, and it looks great inside even if covered in tea stains.....

great to use and i would reccomend this to anyone just dont spill tea over it as Roccat didnt make it waterproof the fools!

Achmed Binface 2012-06-04

Good Keyboard

Well it was a great keyboard when it worked. I had it four months. It worked fine and I left it for a short sleep and when I came back it would not detect. Roccat have terrible customer services. I've already returned a Roccat Kone+ mouse. So I'm very disillusioned with the company now. I'd seriously think twice about purchasing their gear now.

Craig 2012-04-28

Could be better

Ok first off, I am not a gamer, so I can not say anything about its gaming performance but looking through the set up options, wow I was impressed with what you can do and what it offered as standard as well as the profiles for gamers and non gamers had.

I knocked off 1 start because of 2 things:
#1 Being that the multimedia keys at the top are not illuminated, and I am sure most of us use them a great deal.
#2 the keys are not illuminated fully unless you are looking down on the keys from above, that is to say, the tops of most of the symbol keys are missing if looking at the keys from a 45 degree typing angle. and the " symbol is not visible at all unless you look at it from above at a 90 degree angle.

The wrist rest is very comfortable for typing and the keys have a nice mechanical kind of sound although the keyboard is not mechanical.

I will take a while to get used to, even now, after 2 weeks of use, I have forgotten how to set the caps lock to on. Lights are pretty though.

samantha Pia Owen 2012-01-19


Got this for Christmas and loving it, as with all of the Roccat products I've bought over the years, top notch quality, really nice feel to the keys, great, just great, if you're dubious about buying just do it! you wont regret it!

Rob 2011-12-25

Classy performer

I've had this keyboard for a week or 2 now. It looks the part straight out of the box, even unlit the mirror finish and the branding on the wrist rest draw the eye. Easy to set up and get going, creating custom profiles is easy and the live macro recording works brilliantly. The illumination levels are great, and provide 5 levels of brightness for differing lighting situations.

Overall a brilliant keyboard with wonderful functionality. Reviews on other sites harp on about poor build quality. Personally I prefer the more lightweight build over its competitors.

5/5, another quality Roccat product.

TheCatsPjamas 2011-12-12

Stylish yet pure gaming

Recieved this in the post last week and first impression packaging is great, very proffesional. It would win an award on packaging lol Have been using the keyboard for a week and position for hands is great so good for long hours of use. It is not mechanical but keys have a nice feel to them not dead like most keyboards. The macro and gaming profiles are for proper gamers, I have half got used to them but need more practise. Illumination is nice with 5 setting I just use the brightest tho which is really nice in the dark, no need to turn ur lights on in the room. I am now looking at buying the Kone + as there is a roccat talk feature i havent even used.
All in all Roccat is a brand not to be messed with from what I have seen they dont compramise and I have been converted. Look at other reviews online they explain this keyboard alot better than I eve could. 5 stars :)

Luke Donnely 2011-11-28

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