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The new mechanical keyboard K70 RGB by Corsair is a favorite for programmers and gamers alike. We like the mechanical keyboard because the keys have a springy and precise feel to them. With the K70, Corsair has introduced the “Cherry MX Speed” keys, which definitely have enhanced the keyboard experience.
Corsair’s LUX line of keyboards for gaming are often in the top 10 list of many reviews. There are three types of Cherry MX switches to choose from, and all are designed to match your play style. Especially with their large front key caps and programmable lighting schemes, this has the potential to up your gameplay with the on-the-fly macro programming.
The Rapidfire features are great to use, and makes good use of space, letting the keys have room. The textured wrist wrest was also a big plus, as it can come on and off at your whim. The media buttons are very discreet, and there is an option for ‘game mode’, which disables keys that could interrupt gameplay.
The keyboard comes in at 18.6 x 8.3 inches, so it isn’t small by any means. However, it does make good use of space. It gives the keys breathing room, which is great if you like to not have your fingers cramped together during play. It also has the large detachable wrist wrest.
The big difference between the standard RGB and the Rapidfire is the alternative textured keys. These keys helped us immensely during gaming. If your fingers get sweaty from intense gameplay, particularly from first person shooter matches, the textured keys ensure you always know and feel which buttons you are pressing.
We were very happy with the performance of the Corsair K70. The extremely responsive Cherry Red keys make for accurate and fast typing. The soft touch on the surface of the keys makes for a good grip for all those long gaming sessions.
The labeling on the keys as well as the backlighting on the keyboard really made it easy for us to see a clear readout. The contoured keys aren’t as clear, as they don’t display the secondary function of the particular key. We found the backlighting on the media keys to be a little weak, but this is not a huge issue.
The contoured keys were our favorite part of the keyboard, and they worked really well. They provide the right amount of tactile cue, which in turn made it easier to locate and relocate the right finger position when in the middle of a game.
PROS & CONS
Most Corsair K70 RGB reviews have it listed as being one of the fullest featured keyboards for e-sports on the market. The responsive switches and lighting are huge pluses as well. It also performs better than most keyboards out on the market. The main downside to this keyboard was the lack of programmable G keys, but those are necessary for all gaming situations. If you’re buying the keyboard for gaming or for typing, you really can’t go wrong with this model. But if you're still looking for other models, check out our review of the best gaming keyboards for 2018.
Hey You Guys! (Sorry I can't resist a good Goonies reference), as you may have guessed I'm a child of the 80's. I've grown up playing video games such as Doom, Quake, Quake 2 and Half-life which obviously lead me to a serious Counter Strike addiction.
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