BenchmarkReviews.com: What we are going to find out today is whether they can follow that success with the Roccat ISKU Illuminated Gaming Keyboard. Like the KONE[+] gaming mouse, the ISKU gaming keyboard has EasyShift[+] and when these two devices are paired together they can communicate with each other using the Roccat Talk protocol. There are three EasyShift[+] zones featuring 28 easy-to-reach macro keys, 5 doubly-programmable dedicated M-keys and 3 doubly-programmable Thumbster T-Keys.
Jamie Laike Tsui of Capsule Computers writes:
"Roccat’s new top of the line gaming keyboard is the Roccat Isku. It is an illluminated rubber domed type keyboard with medium height keys, eight physical macro keys, a large wrist rest, and eight media keys. It features a powerful set of drivers and it is the first Roccat keyboard to support the Roccat Talk feature. Paired with a Roccat Kone[+], Kone Pure, or a Kone XTD, the two devices are able to work together to create macros that can perform functions on both devices at the same time."
Illuminated Gaming Keyboard is the result of intensive research and extensive design studies centered around meeting gamers’ needs in particular. The result is a keyboard equipped with extensive macro functions plus, as a special set bonus, it’s also the first keyboard in the world to feature the latest technologies: ROCCAT™ Talk and EasyShift[+]™. The ROCCAT™ Talk protocol allows mouse and keyboard to talk to each other for the first time ever, opening up a host of unprecedented options for gamers. The 123 medium-height, standard-layout keys offer an optimum keystroke response and perfect pressure point. With 6 brightness levels, gamers can hit the right key even in the dark.