ROCCAT Hellfire Powerpack Competition Gaming Set £69.91 @ PC world
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ROCCAT Hellfire Powerpack Competition Gaming Set £69.91 @ PC world

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Found 17th Jan 2014
Hunting for a keybaord myself and stumbled across this. It has been posted previously at a higher price and thought it was worth another post with yet a further £20 reduction in price over the last week or so.

Click and collect only, home delivery seems to be out.
Don't forget cashback sites.
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Blurb:

Enjoy a truly epic gaming experience as you take on and defeat your friends and foes with the help of the Roccat Hellfire Powerpack Competition Gaming Set.

Coming with a high performance gaming keyboard and mouse, as well as a top end gaming mouse mat, you'll be able to take on all comers thanks to the variety of features and functionality this gaming pack presents you with.

Get creative with your keyboard

Utilising Easy-Shift[+]™ technology, the Isku FX keyboard gives you 36 easily-customised macros in three clever WASD locations – letting you give orders without adjusting your hand or looking down thanks to a mechanism which is as simple as typing an uppercase letter.

There are also 28 macro keys under this feature with eight dedicated keys that can be double-programmed. Since you can switch between five profiles, there's potential to enjoy up to an incredible 180 macros – giving you the control you need to dominate the playing field.

With a 1000 Hz polling rate, this ultra-fast keyboard feels right every time, its lag-free performance enhanced by advanced anti-ghosting technology. You can press multiple keys at once, taking full advantage of all the complex commands at your fingertips.

Ensuring that you always hit the right keys, there is a choice of 16.8 million backlighting colours, which can be adjusted to one of six brightness levels. Particularly effective in low light conditions, this engaging feature also helps to combat eye strain during marathon sessions.

A mightier mouse

Complimenting this killer keyboard, micro-manage your movements thanks to the Roccat Kone Pure Laser Gaming Mouse.

Built with the 8200 dpi Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor at its core, bring high precision performance to your gaming sessions.

With 576 KB of on-board memory, you can store macros and profiles straight to the mouse. With seven fully-programmable buttons and a 2D mouse wheel, take on intense games with all the vital commands sitting at your fingertips. Thanks to a 32-bit Turbo Core V2 processor, the Roccat laser mouse ensures that it delivers rapid and reactive performance which allows you to take advantage of your custom settings without any lag or delay.

A mat to game on

Helping you pull of the moves that matter and make the difference between a win and a loss, the Roccat Taito Mini Gaming Mouse Mat is also supplied, rounding out a trio of top end gaming technology.

Constructed from a unique, heat-blasted Nano Matrix surface, this mousemat provides the ultimate mouse glide for seamless and precise control. A non-slip rubberised backing ensures a steady grip on all flat surfaces, even when mouse tracking becomes intense.

When you take your gaming seriously, make sure you have the power and control you crave by taking advantage of the technology provided by the Roccat Hellfire Powerpack Competition Gaming Set.

Product code: 072970

Print product details
OVERVIEW Type Gaming
Connectivity USB
Numerical pad Yes
FEATURES Backlit keys Yes
Anti-ghosting Yes
GENERAL Colour Black
System requirements - Window XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- Windows 8
Accessories included - Kone Pure mouse
- Taito Mini mousemat
Dimensions 570 x 345 x 205 mm
Weight 2.5 kg
Manufacturer’s guarantee 1 year

26 Comments

Original Poster Editor

As you would also expect, also available at Currys.
If you don;t have a PC world near but do a have Currys.... Currys link

Mouse alone

Keyboard

Mouse mat



Edited by: "NeoTrix" 17th Jan 2014

Original Poster Editor

http://static.scan.co.uk/images/products/1756816-b.jpg

http://www.vortez.net/articles_file/20542_roccat%20isku%20fx%20banner%20image.jpg


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Edited by: "NeoTrix" 17th Jan 2014

I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found something that at the start seemed trivial but now annoys the crap outta me......

The keyboard does NOT have a CAPSLOCK key.

Oh, and I also tried the Kone Pure mouse. Unlike the Kone XTD, the Pure doesn't have any adjustable weights and seemed far to light and flimsy.

Swapped it for a Corsair M65 and it's so much better than the Roccat one
Edited by: "Waterboy8535" 17th Jan 2014

Original Poster Editor

Waterboy8535

I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found … I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found something that at the start seemed trivial but now annoys the crap outta me......The keyboard does NOT have a CAPSLOCK key.



Ahh wow! not seen that before, wouldn't bother me personally but worth noting. Thanks

Heat added - I can confirm stock in PCWorld Newtownabbey branch...

Original Poster Editor

aLV426

Heat added - I can confirm stock in PCWorld Newtownabbey branch...



Thanks for that!

just bought this last week at £90, going to take it back and re-buy at this price.

Shame its red, red to me means danger, stop and tomato sauce!

I have been waiting for Isku itself in this price - great find!!!
Ordered.
Thanks OP!

snappyfish

Shame its red, red to me means danger, stop and tomato sauce!



Not blood!!

Aliens everywhere!

If you're buying this, just remember you're paying for the looks and extra keyboard features. Just be sure you will actually use them.

There's better quality stuff out there for those interested more in performance and luxury (against multitudes of shortcuts and macros).

Waterboy8535

I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found … I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found something that at the start seemed trivial but now annoys the crap outta me......The keyboard does NOT have a CAPSLOCK key.Oh, and I also tried the Kone Pure mouse. Unlike the Kone XTD, the Pure doesn't have any adjustable weights and seemed far to light and flimsy.Swapped it for a Corsair M65 and it's so much better than the Roccat one




I also have this keyboard in blue lighting but the Caps Button is right HERE https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/258x237q90/534/vw8e.jpg
Edited by: "Jhey" 18th Jan 2014

Jhey

I also have this keyboard in blue lighting but the Caps Button is right … I also have this keyboard in blue lighting but the Caps Button is right HERE


That's not a capslock key. You don't just press it once and the capslock stays on like a normal keyboard. I know as I've got the same keyboard. Many reviewers say the same thing

Since I switched to mechanical keyboard, I can't see any point in spending so much on rubber dome one...

Shift+T1 (on the bottom) turns the shift on and off.

hamza_tmIf you're buying this, just remember you're paying for the looks … hamza_tmIf you're buying this, just remember you're paying for the looks and extra keyboard features. Just be sure you will actually use them. There's better quality stuff out there for those interested more in performance and luxury (against multitudes of shortcuts and macros).



Just remember that this deal is for the set of keyboard+mouse+mouse pad for the lower price than the keyboard itself...

Waterboy8535

That's not a capslock key. You don't just press it once and the capslock … That's not a capslock key. You don't just press it once and the capslock stays on like a normal keyboard. I know as I've got the same keyboard. Many reviewers say the same thing



Dood it's the Cap Lock key lol, in the software on the main control tab on the standard function side:

CAP-LOCKS - Acts As:
Standard (Caps Lock)

Fixed. Them Reviewers suck!
Edited by: "Jhey" 18th Jan 2014

Waterboy8535

I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found … I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found something that at the start seemed trivial but now annoys the crap outta me......The keyboard does NOT have a CAPSLOCK key.Oh, and I also tried the Kone Pure mouse. Unlike the Kone XTD, the Pure doesn't have any adjustable weights and seemed far to light and flimsy.Swapped it for a Corsair M65 and it's so much better than the Roccat one


It does have a Caps Lock key - it's the one above the left Shift key, as on any other keyboard!

It's just that, by default, it's set to 'Easy Shift'. You can easily remap it to Caps Lock.

EDIT - Just realised other people have already pointed this out (forgot to refresh page).

Remember that if you're paying £70 for a keyboard, you're getting a 'professional' one - so you're basically paying for features like the ability to customise keys. I can't believe anyone would buy a keyboard like this and not bother learning how to use it.

Edited by: "reddragon105" 18th Jan 2014

hamza_tm

If you're buying this, just remember you're paying for the looks and … If you're buying this, just remember you're paying for the looks and extra keyboard features. Just be sure you will actually use them.There's better quality stuff out there for those interested more in performance and luxury (against multitudes of shortcuts and macros).



What better quality stuff would you suggest? I have a Roccat Kone[+] mouse and I can't fault it - it's ridiculously high quality. It has the kind of rubber finish on it that normally wears off over time but I've had it for 2 years and it still looks as-new - and it's outlasted two decent Logitech keyboards. I'm tempted to get this set for the keyboard and sell the mouse on because, as far as I'm concerned, Roccat stuff is top quality - up there with Razor.

Waterboy8535

I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found … I have the ISKU keyboard and whilst it's pretty good I've also found something that at the start seemed trivial but now annoys the crap outta me......The keyboard does NOT have a CAPSLOCK key.Oh, and I also tried the Kone Pure mouse. Unlike the Kone XTD, the Pure doesn't have any adjustable weights and seemed far to light and flimsy.Swapped it for a Corsair M65 and it's so much better than the Roccat one


What's the m65 like? How big would you say your hands are and what grip do you use? I've tried 2 gaming mice now and both have been very uncomfortable for my small hands, The cm storm inferno and mionix naos 8200. Was looking at the m65 since it's supposed to be more of a claw grip mouse.

reddragon105

It does have a Caps Lock key - it's the one above the left Shift key, as … It does have a Caps Lock key - it's the one above the left Shift key, as on any other keyboard!It's just that, by default, it's set to 'Easy Shift'. You can easily remap it to Caps Lock.EDIT - Just realised other people have already pointed this out (forgot to refresh page).Remember that if you're paying £70 for a keyboard, you're getting a 'professional' one - so you're basically paying for features like the ability to customise keys. I can't believe anyone would buy a keyboard like this and not bother learning how to use it.


If you're going to spend £70 on a keyboard I can't see why you wouldn't get a mechanical one. Granted it doesn't have customizable LED's or as many macro's, but seriously, do you need 180 macros?!

AST3R

If you're going to spend £70 on a keyboard I can't see why you wouldn't … If you're going to spend £70 on a keyboard I can't see why you wouldn't get a mechanical one. Granted it doesn't have customizable LED's or as many macro's, but seriously, do you need 180 macros?!


To be fair - this isn't £70 for a keyboard, it's £70 for a keyboard, mouse and mousemat, and it's great value for that money.

But yes, if you were spending £70 on just a keyboard then mechanical is a good option. I've never had one before though - like I said, I'm in the market for a new keyboard and would consider getting this bundle and selling on the mouse (keeping my Roccat Kone [+]) but I'd be tempted by a mechanical one in the same sort of price range. Are there any you'd recommend?

reddragon105

To be fair - this isn't £70 for a keyboard, it's £70 for a keyboard, m … To be fair - this isn't £70 for a keyboard, it's £70 for a keyboard, mouse and mousemat, and it's great value for that money.But yes, if you were spending £70 on just a keyboard then mechanical is a good option. I've never had one before though - like I said, I'm in the market for a new keyboard and would consider getting this bundle and selling on the mouse (keeping my Roccat Kone [+]) but I'd be tempted by a mechanical one in the same sort of price range. Are there any you'd recommend?



I couldn't recommend one since I'm in the market for my first mechanical keyboard (new pc gamer). The one that looks to be the best value around that price is the cooler master quickfire.

Quickfire TK (browns) @£71

Func KB460 @£67

Or this one if it ever comes back in stock

Quickfire pro @£60

AST3R

What's the m65 like? How big would you say your hands are and what grip … What's the m65 like? How big would you say your hands are and what grip do you use? I've tried 2 gaming mice now and both have been very uncomfortable for my small hands, The cm storm inferno and mionix naos 8200. Was looking at the m65 since it's supposed to be more of a claw grip mouse.



M65 is great. Adjustable weights, sniper button just in the right place, nice clicks. Had a RAT9 before and this, although half the price, feels so much better

Just picked this up. Last in the store. Been pensive about it all week but fate decided for me as I spilt lemonade all over my old keyboard! Thanks OP!

reddragon105

What better quality stuff would you suggest? I have a Roccat Kone[+] … What better quality stuff would you suggest? I have a Roccat Kone[+] mouse and I can't fault it - it's ridiculously high quality. It has the kind of rubber finish on it that normally wears off over time but I've had it for 2 years and it still looks as-new - and it's outlasted two decent Logitech keyboards. I'm tempted to get this set for the keyboard and sell the mouse on because, as far as I'm concerned, Roccat stuff is top quality - up there with Razor.



Sorry just saw this. As someone else suggested too, I would personally buy a mechanical if I was spending this much.

I have had a Kone[+] myself and loved it, there is nothing wrong with the quality of Roccat as a brand, in my post I was referring to the fact that you are paying a lot of money for a keyboard that is not mechanical; and as such it is simply not as good in terms of typing quality. Brand is irrelevant, I would feel the same if this was a Razer, or a Logitech, or whatever.

For this amount I would buy a CM Storm Quickfire Rapid for around £55 - £60 from Scan, or alternatively import a Keycool for £45. There are various equivalent or comparable quality mice out there for £20 or so. The Taito pad is nothing special, any popular £10 pad matches it.

That's just me though.

To be fair I have tried and tested zillions of mice/keyboards/pads over the past few years, so I personally think I know what I'm talking about but hey, I could be wrong. Different things are important to different people.
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