Revoltec FightBoard Advanced keyboard review

This is my last review of products from Revoltec's gaming gear lineup. Earlier this month I've already published a review on the Precison Pro and Precision Advanced mousepads, along with a test of Revoltec's FightMouse. These products performed pretty well and most of them are available at a fairly low price. In this review I'm taking a closer look at the Revoltec FightBoard keyboard, this is a keyboard specifically designed for gamers.

The FightBoard Advanced ships in this blue box which features some tribals. The front has a see-through window and the back features lots of information about this keyboard.

The keyboard is black and just like the Revoltec FightMouse Advanced gaming mouse it features a carbon-like look. This is quite subjective but personally I think the keyboard looks pretty good.

Also included was a gummed palm rest which can be attached to the keyboard for a bit more comfort:

The FightBoard advanced also ships with a quite detailed manual and a CD ROM with the software to activate the special function keys.

The most special features of the Revoltec FightBoard advanced are the:
  • Carbon-like design
  • Interchangeable fightkeys, the standard movement keys can be replaced
  • A Windows key deactivation button
  • Ten programmable macro keys + 2nd function key = 20 programmable buttons
  • Specifications:
  • Dimensions: 495 x 200 x 28 mm (L x B x H)
  • Weight: 0,9 Kg
  • Layout: 104 keys
  • Hotkeys: 11
  • Macro keys: 10 (20 with dual allocation)
  • Connection: USB 2.0 (compatible with USB 1.1)
  • Compatibility: Windows Vista / XP 64 / XP / 2000
  • Added: April 19th 2007
    Product reviewed: Revoltec FightBoard Advanced keyboard
    Reviewer: Thomas De Maesschalck
    Score: 8/10
    Page: 1/3

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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    Comment #1 posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-10 16:52:08
    Dont really need these macro keys :) just a good keyboard for game and normal usage with with a "big" enter key and not a notebook layout :)

    Thanks for your help ;)

    Comment #2 posted by Thomas on 2007-05-09 22:37:34
    Most keyboards from Logitech are pretty good IMO and they have lots of good keyboards that cost less than $50. If you really need all the programmable keys you can take a look at the Logitech G11, I haven't tested this keyboard yet but it's priced around 50EUR and has lots of programmable keys, multimedia features and key illumination.

    Comment #3 posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-09 20:49:01
    oh, ok thanks :)

    You dont know another nice board ? (around 50euro) thats good for gaming and normal use ? thanks ;)

    Comment #4 posted by Thomas on 2007-05-09 20:24:22

    I suppose you are looking for a FightBoard with a Belgian AZERTY layout? When Revoltec asked me to review this keyboard I asked them if they had a FightBoard with a Belgian AZERTY layout but their PR person told me they didn't have these in stock because they aren't selling their products in Belgium yet.

    They do have FightBoard keyboards with a French AZERTY layout but the text on the buttons of that layout is in French and two or three of the punctuation buttons are different than the Belgian layout.

    Comment #5 posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-09 19:24:08
    Nice review ;)
    I really wanna buy this keyboardn its the only one that i like..
    But i cant find it in azerty :(

    Can you tell me where i can buy it please ? (with a dutch or english lay-out)

    Thanks ;)