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Sharkoon Skiller

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews of Sharkoon Skiller. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviews about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the usability, and there are some mixed views about the durability.

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usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Sharkoon Skiller is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sharkoon Skiller

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sharkoon Skiller from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the price and design, but many are critical about the usability.

design, price

usability

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sharkoon Skiller Gaming Keyboard (QWERTZ Layout)Sharkoon Skiller Gaming Keyboard (QWERTZ Layout)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Zele (maximumpc.com)

Sharkoon Skiller Review

 

Sharkoon has stepped into the gaming-keyboard ring with its new budget plank called the Sharkoon Skiller, which is loaded with hotkeys and a macro-recording software suite. Those of you not familiar with Sharkoon should know that the company started...

Membrane keys feel mushy; power and sleep too easy to hit; media keys only work with WMP

Membrane keys feel mushy; power and sleep too easy to hit; media keys only work with WMP

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Broden D. (newegg.com)

Awesome Keyboard

 

I would use this keyboard again without hesitation if my current keyboard breaks down in the future. I highly doubt it will, but there is always that possibility.

I originally bought this keyboard off a different website (too long to remember) about 2 years ago, and I have loved this keyboard ever since I had gotten it in the mail. I never really bothered with macros or anything, so using macros or issues with...

-Lost my install disk for the Macro configuration (I didn't use them anyways, so not really a Con). -When I replaced the regular keys with the rubberized keys for WASD, they broke down pretty fast, especially the tops of my W key, they also got dirty...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Alexander B. (newegg.com)

Feels really good.

 

People have said in the comments that the LEDs is very bright, but I really don't find it that bright. I also read that someone said it was very loud. Compared to a lot of the keyboards I've used its either the same volume or lower. I haven't tried the...

-The rubberized keys are nice. -The tool they give you to remove keys works very well. -There seems to be holes in the keyboard for spelt liquids. -The cable is thick and feels like quality. -The "S" on the bottom of the keyboard lights up and is nice....

-There is a power and sleep button on the top right. (But you can disable them through windows, which is what I did) -The backspace button is a bit small.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

would buy again and probably will

 

Pretty good keyboard for $30

glows, blue comfortable keys. lasted long time (until i broke it)

none

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Good Keyboard

 

Overall I would say that this is a very nice keyboard and if you're looking at it over the original Skiller, I would say definitely it is worth the extra $5 to get this one. The backlit keys are neat and the keyboard overall has a good feel. My main...

Neat blue glow ; Font is nice and futuristic ; Buttons for profile modes ; Quiet typing / gaming ; 6 Macro / custom keys ; Slightly textured keys ; Good look (better than regular Skiller) ; Braided cloth covered USB cable ; Remembers settings through...

No way to save settings for non-profile mode ; Only 3 profiles (but can save / load profiles) ; HUGE Enter button (Moves '| \' key next to smaller RShift) ; Defaults to 'breathe' mode when turning off gaming profile ; Also defaults to 'breath' mode on...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Matt S. (newegg.com)

Good Plank..... for a year

 

I bought this on sale. I expected a bit more.

Nice board. Responsive, macro capability.

Software is a bloated joke. 18-key roll-over is laughable. You cannot use keys on the bottom and top alphabet row simultaneously.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Bryan L. (newegg.com)

Great for your money

 

Very decent price for what you're getting. Great gaming keyboard, keys are very responsive and it never lags.

None whatsoever. Just wish keys were illuminated with a huge price jump. Still a great keyboard!

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Richard B. (newegg.com)

good

 

Worth it. I average 1 year per keyboard, fine. Haven't had it long enough for 5 stars , historically this brand is solid for me.

software does a lot, keys are comfortable, good enough build for the price

no lights, I need lights., thought this was lit. I'll get a keyboard light till my lit one arrives, long key throw, key decals seem thin, but I can swap keys if a problem

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Gregory W. (newegg.com)

Not What I Was Expecting

 

It works

Skiller Keyboard Review I have given this 2 stars because of the cosmetics. Within seconds of removing the keyboard from the box I was disappointed. The decals for the keys (the letters/numbers/etc) look as if they were put on by a child. I remember...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: Andrew H. (newegg.com)

Solid

 

Rosewill sells the same keyboard with some esthetic changes but at a lower price

Extras are great, keys are solid & responsive( I can pound the keys & they take it like a champ)

I wish I knew rosewill absorbed sharkoon they sell the same thing for less $

Oct, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Adjustable backlight:Y
Anti-ghosting: Yes
Backlight:No / Yes
Backlight color:Blue / White
Backlight type:LED
Color of product:Black
Connector contacts plating:Gold
Country of origin:China
Ergonomic design: Yes
Form Factor:Right-hand
Illumination:Y / Yes
Internal: No
Material:Aluminium / Plastic
Surface coloration:Monotone

Energy Management

Power Source:Cable
Power source type:USB

Ergonomics

Built-in memory:Y / Yes
Built-in memory capacity:16
Cable Length:59.1 / 70.9
Card reader integrated: No
Customizable weight:Y / Yes
Extension cable length:59.1
LED Indicators:Power, Status
Maximum Lift Off Distance (LOD):0.0787
Microphone in: No
Plug and Play:Y / Yes
Retractable cable: No

Input Device

Buttons quantity:12
Buttons type:Pressed buttons
Customizable movement resolution:Y
Device interface:USB
Frame rate:8000
Movement detection technology:Optical
Movement Resolution:10800
Number of movement resolution modes:7
Number of scroll wheels:1
Programmable mouse buttons:Y / Yes
Purpose:Gaming
Recommended usage:PC/notebook
Scroll type:Wheel
Scrolling directions:Vertical

Keyboard

Actuation force:1.59 / 1.76
Adjustable key response time:Y
Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Built-in memory:No / Yes
Built-in memory capacity:16 / 64
Cherry MX switch type:Blue / Brown / Red
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint reader: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:Belgian / CHI (SIMPL), DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, JPN / English / French / German / German, English / Spanish / UK English / US English / US International
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:104 / 122 / 124 / 127
Keyboard style:Curved / Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keys operating life:10 / 50
Multimedia Keys:Y
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device: No
Polling rate:1000
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Programmable profiles:Y
Purpose:Gaming console / PC/server / Universal
Recommended usage:Gaming / Home
Rollover:N-key rollover
Split keyboard:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Hub:N
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest:No / Yes

Logistics data

Master carton height:13.8
Master carton length:14
Master carton weight:17.6
Master carton width:16.9
Quantity per master carton:20

Mouse

Illumination color:White
Illumination colour:White
Mouse included: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50 / 0 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 50 / 0 - 55
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60 / -22 - 65 / -40 - 65
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60 / -22 - 65 / -40 - 65

Other Features

Bluetooth: No
Built-in touchpad: No
Color: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Depth:8.35
Height:0.984
Width:19.1

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Y
Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Bundled software:Y
Cables included:USB
Number of products included:1
Package depth:6.3 / 8.86 / 9.84
Package height:2.17 / 2.56
Package type:Box
Package weight:12.5 / 2.78 / 3.48
Package width:18.7 / 20.1 / 8.07
Packaging type:Box
Quick start guide: Yes
User guide: Yes

Power

Power Source:Cable
Power source type:USB

System Requirements

Optical drive required: Yes
USB required: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8.1, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Cord Length:59.1

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.8
Height:1.65
Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):18 x 8.66 x 1.73 / 18.9 x 7.48 x 1.26 / 19.1 x 8.35 x 0.984 / 7.48 x 18.9 x 1.26
Keyboard Weight:2.91 / 21.3 / 26.9 / 31.3
Mouse weight:4.59
Weight note (metric):4.59
Width:3.23