Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with many Extras The keyboard comes with quite a price tag, but also has a lot of features to offer. After being played two maps, the feel was absolutely great. The keys don't feel high, so I think it's the latter, but don't quote me on that. Personally, using all 4 puts the keyboard at an uncomfortable position for my hands. The keyboard is fully programmable. With 60 cN, the actuation force is quite high.
When your product costs an order of magnitude more than the others, yeah, I'd imagine there are some extra bells and whistles. The K70 Rapidfire is aimed at silence and of course, the speed. So overall there are 5 different variations of the Corsair Gaming K70. A fun mode I came up with is picking the Rain mode and setting it to a green-only color, giving an effect reminiscent of the film The Matrix see video below. The brightness can be manually controlled using a dedicated brightness button on the keyboard, or more precisely customized using the proprietary software. The K95 is fully equipped with 18 macro keys with presets for 108 different combinations as well as 100% anti-ghost, full key rollover and a 1000 Hz reporting rate.
The light indicator of Capslock, Numlock and update function is being fit next to them. The back side is being populated with features in yellow being English while the white consist of foreign language. I have tried switches, but I'm not happy with the click. . They feel the same from the moment you start pressing the key until bottoming out.
The ordinary K70 on the other hand does not support macros at all. The most popular mechanical keyboard switch manufacturer is the German company Cherry. The Romer-G switches already actuate at a distance of 1. I'm using a first revision, and I love the switches on it. Additionally, there are various guides to answer frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards. I've lurked this subreddit for ages and learned so much from this community and the wiki.
I'm pretty sure they are designed to fail intentionally. Below that is the somewhat thin bottom case. No complaints whatsoever and I feel that Corsair offers a board with a decent build quality for the price. After this, you can pull the top plate and bottom case apart. They are linear switches without any feedback. I also drive Volvo instead of Tesla, which consumes like a Russian tank instead of silent and fully tax-deducible Tesla. However, after Corsair delayed my shipment repeatedly for 3 weeks, I decided to cancel my order and place one on Amazon instead.
I was having a hard enough time trying to choose between Reds and Browns, now I need to worry about Silvers, too. I don't actually know how often if at all the K70 has gone on sale, but I know the K65 and K95 both have. As is true on most backlit, translucent keycaps, the secondary legends on all keycaps look darker and fainter because of the uneven lighting shining through them. It is built for speed and targets gamers, who value fast reactions. Alongside, there is a warning printed in orange color and says use of some gaming keyboards may cause injuries and vice versa, well, its rather strange.
The software is also used to configure the illumination. Corsair is building off of what is already a very successful platform for them and have not changed a lot from when we looked at the K60 and K90 years ago. Plan to get the 540 one of these days. In addition to this, some of the fighting games, like Street fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X have highly extensive fighting moves and combos, that takes storm of keys to complete them. Not to mention every keystroke produce a nice metal sound which added for best user experience. As you press the key down, you will notice a small bump, which lets you know, that your key press got successfully registered.
Corsair makes a wide variety of computer peripherals, but its range of mechanical keyboards, aimed chiefly at gamers, has gathered a fair amount of attention. I originally ordered the K70 from Corsair itself since Newegg and Amazon were out of stock of the brown switches. Pros: Only reason im giving this two stars. Disassembly is far from easy and requires partial destruction of the keyboard and removal of all the keycaps. Thanks for contributing an answer to Hardware Recommendations Stack Exchange! The space key is rather soft with metal texture on it, differentiating it completely from the keys above.
Venturing off of the Corsair website for pricing, we first stopped at Amazon. During gaming, I have found that it is indeed very hard for your fingers to slide off these special keycaps, but during typing my fingers constantly snagged on them, which was quite annoying. After installing the utility, we go to main screen and created our own profile for personalized effects. Again, you could get a better keyboard for less, but if you want the Corsair K70, there's nothing that's a major turnoff, it's a perfectly fine keyboard. We mentioned the extra multimedia keys, and they are accompanied with the volume roller-bar that we have seen on Corsair keyboards since the beginning. I would simply give full marks for optimally being great in the typing. Even though cherry isnt the end-all-be-all when it comes to mechanical switches and it really doesn't matter for someone's first mechanical keyboard.