iRocks Rock Series K10 Gaming Keyboard Review
Peter Donnell / 4 years ago
The iRocks Rock Series K10 Gaming Keyboard is one of the most budget friendly keyboards we’ve seen, with an average price of just £20-22 from major retailers such as Amazon, it is hardly going to hurt your wallet. The low price may fool many to thinking this is just some cheap knockoff product, but that is hardly the case and when compared to keyboards such as the Corsair K40, which features similar plunger type switches, the K10 wins hands down for costing less than half of the Corsair offering, while being every bit as good! Sure the Corsair has a few macro keys, but you would have to think very hard before spending £30 extra for one extra feature.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this keyboard, it’s really cheap to buy and as a consequence I expected it to be a little lifeless and dull. There is nothing wrong with a budget keyboard, even a boring one that doesn’t perform especially well, so long as it is priced to reflect that. The iRocks K10 is priced like a cheap keyboard, but performs well above its price bracket. Had the iRocks brand have a more established name, they could likely get away with charging 50% more for this product.
Build quality is really good, the chassis is sturdy and made of good quality plastics that have a nice finish to them. The key caps are especially well crafted and feature a good quality finish to them, and little touches like the brushed metal effect and the red plastic trim make the rest of the keyboard stand out from the crowd, if only by a little.
Performance is certainly better than I expected and those wanting a gaming keyboard with solid performance will not be disappointed, features such as 30 key rollover and a 1000hz polling rate mean you’ll never miss a keystroke. The light typing action is great for fast paced gaming, but also brings benefits to those who have a lot of typing to do in general. So while I do think this is a great low-budget gaming keyboard, it’s just as suitable for everyday tasks. Plus your average office keyboard of a similar price often won’t look anywhere near as good.
iRocks may be a fairly new name to many of you, but from the mouse we reviewed a few weeks ago and the K10 keyboard we have here today, the company is certainly off to a great start. We look forward to seeing what their next range of products will be.
“Rock solid performance, great build quality and a stylish design make this one of the best budget keyboards on the market today, you’ll struggle to find anything similar without doubling your budget first.”
- Good build quality
- Great aesthetic
- Very competitive price tag
- Funky key cap design
- 30 N-key rollover
- Unfamiliar brand name may put some people off