ROCCAT Skeltr Keyboard
|ROCCAT Skeltr Keyboard|
|Feel and First Impressions|
|Apps and Features|
If I had to describe myself I'd say I'm a bit of a keyboard junkie. There are few things in life that are better than plugging in a brand new fresh keyboard. Now with that being said, reviewing keyboards is a bit of subjective endeavour since everyone is different. I'm pretty sure if I got 10 gamers into a room and had them pick the best gaming keyboard on the planet the results would probably be a list of 10 different devices and everyone calling each other offensive names.
Probably the biggest part of buying a new keyboard is picking a keyboard that feels good to you. Gaming keyboards lately have been going towards mechanical switches, however, not everyone likes the noise and feel of mechanical switches, and if you're one of them you are probably pretty excited to see a high-end gaming keyboard that has membrane switches, which is what the ROCCAT Skeltr features.
Of course a keyboard can feel great, but gamers want a few bells and whistles. The ROCCAT Skeltr gives you a ton of options in order to customize the look and feel of your keyboard, as we'll explore further in this review.
Let's get going and put this keyboard through the ringer.
Specifications & Features:
The full list of specifications and features can be found here. Below are a few interesting highlights.
- UNIVERSAL DEVICE DOCKING SLOT - holds all smartphones/tablets + charge via USB
- MANAGE AUDIO - quickly toggle between mobile device and PC audio
- CALL BUTTON - take smartphone calls through connected headset
- TYPE TO DEVICE - toggle between PC & device typing via Bluetooth
- RGB ILLUMINATION - five configurable illumination zones in 16.8m colors
- ROCCAT® SWARM + APP - control Skeltr; monitor APM, CPU, GPU, RAM etc.
- POWER-GRID™ + COMPANION APP - ideal for use with computer & game companion apps
- DETACHABLE WRIST REST - easy to add/remove, suits all gaming styles
- TALK® FX + ALIENFX™ SUPPORT - lighting effects for your favorite games
- SILENT & PRECISE TYPING - with improved rubber dome technology
- 20-KEY EASY-SHIFT[+]™ ZONE - for easy key duplication
- 3 programmable thumbster keys
- 5 programmable macro keys
- Easy-Shift[+]™ with 20-key EasyZone
- ROCCAT® Talk™
- Multimedia functions
- Bluetooth V3.0
- 1.8m braided USB cable
- 512kB memory + 32-bit Arm IC
- 1000Hz polling rate
- Membrane Keys
- Windows® 7 64 Bit, Windows® 7 32 Bit, Windows® 8, Windows® 10
- Internet connection for driver installation
- USB 2.0 Port
On the next page, we'll feel up this keyboard and share our thoughts as we dive in.