|Item model number||CH-9109011-NA|
|Item Weight||2.76 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.24 x 6.53 x 1.53 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||17.24 x 6.53 x 1.53 inches|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Date First Available||June 12, 2018|
CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Tactile & Clicky - Cherry MX Blue - RGB LED Backlit, CH-9109011-NA
|Number of Buttons||104|
|Number of Keys||104|
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- Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame built to withstand a lifetime of gaming
- 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback allow access to up to three stored profiles on the go independent of external software
- Per-key dynamic multi-color RGB backlighting offers near unlimited color customization and control
- 100% CHERRY MX mechanical key switches provide the reliability and accuracy you demand
- USB pass-through port provides convenient access to an additional USB port for your mouse or headset
- CORSAIR iCUE software enables vivid dynamic lighting control sophisticated macro programming and full-system lighting synchronization across compatible CORSAIR peripherals coolers fans and more Matrix - 104 keys
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|connectivity technology||USB||USB||USB 2.0||-||USB 2.0 Type-A||USB|
|number of keys||104||-||104||110||104||110|
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CHERRY MX BLUE
German-made CHERRY MX keyswitches provide the reliability and accuracy you demand with an audible and tactile response.
100% ANTI-GHOSTING WITH FULL-KEY ROLLOVER
No matter how fast your in-game actions are, every keypress registers correctly.
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The CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 is a premium mechanical gaming keyboard built to last. Equipped with a lightweight durable aluminum frame and 100% CHERRY MX gold-plated contact key switches, it boasts the reliability and accuracy you demand. Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software enables sophisticated macro programming, vivid dynamic multicolor illumination and full-system lighting synchronization. With 8MB of dedicated onboard memory and hardware playback, you can take all your settings with you. A host of extras put your PC at your fingertips, with USB pass-through, dedicated multimedia controls, a detachable soft-touch wrist rest and textured FPS and MOBA keycaps making it easy to call the shots and minimize interruptions. It's the most amazing K70 keyboard yet.
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-Solid construction, including a gorgeous brushed aluminum back plate.
-Authentic Cherry MX switches.
-Plenty of features, including a very satisfying volume scroll wheel and extra gaming key caps for FPS and MOBA games.
-Bright back lighting
-iCue works well for assigning lighting patterns and macros, although I wish they allowed for double-layered macros.
-Font looks great on this keyboard, but it's not for everyone.
-Key caps are ABS plastic rather than PBT and began to develop a shine over the course of a year.
-Not RGB, if that matters to you
-Space key began to double space and exhibit other odd behavior, which led me to RMA the product.
The RMA experience was, all-in-all, quite pleasant. I submitted a ticket through the Corsair website and described the problem. My ticket was accepted and I shipped my keyboard to Corsair. I paid around $25 for this, since it was going from the east coast to the California. I also picked the cheaper shipping option, and it took a full 14 days to arrive. The turn-around from there took only about a week. Corsair chose to send an entirely new keyboard rather than send me my old one refurbished. This seems like a win to me, but I really hope the other one doesn't end up in a landfill somewhere and is recycled or refurbished somehow.
All-in-all, it took about $25 and 3 weeks to get a replacement keyboard. This isn't terrible. However, I'm quite disappointed that the space key switch failed after just one year. The replacement they sent me also seems to have an issue with adding an extra space occasionally (Maybe less than .05% of the time). I'm really unsure why this phenomenon exists, but I've heard it's not uncommon on Corsair K70s. I am hoping the issue doesn't progress as it did on my old K70.
At present, I do think this variant of the K70 sits at an attractive price point. I would not pay over $100 in 2019 - there are far too many great alternatives out there for that price that offer full RGB and a standard key layout with PBT key caps. If you can pick this keyboard up for under $90, it is well worth it.
Keeps entering values without my pressing of the keys. Thought i had a virus. Tried keyboard on laptop, same problem.
Looked online and wouldn't you know, there's like 1000 other people with the same problem. I bragged about you Corsair, i have your H110i, commander pro, Void Pro, ML140's
This is a big let down, only lasted 1.5 years.
This thing is an absolute dream, I'm actually using it to type this review. This is my first Mech keyboard. I chose Cherry Mx Blue because im an Engineering student and that comes with a lot of typing. I also like to play games, i'm left handed and the extra rugged keys for WASD allowed me to cover the 8,4,5,6 keys with instead because i use the keypad for movement. The keystrokes are so SATISFYING!!! Clickity clack click click clack its wonderful
**09/30/20 - It is dead. Was sent a file to reinstall the bios of the keyboard. It is now bricked.
Transcript of the review below:
There’s a couple of different versions of the K70 you can pick up in stores. Depending on what type of switch you like, Corsair makes keyboards with Cherry MX red, blue or brown switches. There is also a version with Cherry MX speed switches, but I’ll review that one separately. When it comes to backlighting, you can pick between red, blue, or RGB. Now, my version came with blue switches and red backlighting and costs around $120 on Corsair’s website. Anyway, if you choose to go with RGB backlighting, be ready to shell out close to $170 depending on availability. The K70 is Corsair’s middle of the lineup offering, above the $100 Strafe series but below the $190 K95 series.
The K70 is a full 104-key keyboard and it has the size and weight to show for it. It measures roughly 17 inches by 6 and a half inches and weighs in at around 2 and a half pounds. Part of the reason this keyboard is so weighty is because of its metal construction. The top of the frame is made from anodized aluminum, giving it a super solid build quality. The keyboard also includes two feet to angle or raise up the keyboard, and features a detachable soft touch wrist rest. The braided USB connector is one of the thickest cables I’ve come across, but that’s because it actually contains two USB cables depending on if you’re connecting to USB 2.0 or 3.0. The only neat features are a USB passthrough and polling rate switch, which are pretty standard among keyboards in this range.
The layout of the keys is as expected, there’s nothing really out of the ordinary here. The most interesting buttons lie in the top right corner. There’s a backlight brightness control that toggles between three brightness levels and off and a windows lock key which stops you from accidently opening up the start menu when pressing the windows key.
To the right of that is the set of dedicated media buttons.There a mute button, track control buttons, and probably one of my favorite aspects of this keyboard: a textured volume scroll wheel. I love that Corsair added this feature since it makes changing volume a breeze.
Moving on to the typing experience, all I can say is that it’s pretty much as expected. The Cherry MX blue switches feel similar to others that I’ve used in the past, meaning Corsair hasn’t done anything to significantly impact the typing quality. When switching to the K70 from my laptop keyboard, I didn’t really notice any drops in my words per minute, if that’s any indicator of quality. As these are blue switches, they have are both clicky and tactile with a peak actuation force of 60 grams. I have a tendency to bottom out my keystrokes, so I really like the feedback I get from blue switches. Right now I’ll play a small sample of me typing so you can hear what it sounds like.
Perhaps one of the biggest selling points of this laptop, apart from build quality, is the backlight. It’s very bright and makes it a piece of cake to see the keycaps in a totally dark room. Each key has a red LED that lights up the top of the key. This means the primary function of that button is in bright red, while the secondary (or shift) function is more dim.
You can program the keyboard backlighting using Corsair’s Utility Engine, also known as CUE. From here you can edit macros, remap keys, and do a wide variety of other actions. You can also change the backlight pattern on the keyboard. There are 7 presets available and I’ll be showing them off in the videos here. Some, like visor and rain function, without input, but others like key type lighting and ripple type lightning respond to your key presses. You can also create your own custom pattern with just specified keys being lit up depending on your preferences. The CUE software features a graphical representation of the keyboard and shows you the live coloring effects so you can see exactly what your keyboard will look like even if you don’t have it next to you.
My overall impressions of the keyboard have been positive for the most part. I absolutely love the metal build and appreciate that Corsair stayed true to the Cherry MX switches. The multimedia keys and volume scroll wheel are just the icing on the cake. Probably the only downside I can find with this keyboard involves the USB cable. With more and more people switching over to USB 3.0, I would have liked to have seen this model come with just a single USB connector. As it is right now, I’m left with an unnecessarily thick cable and a second USB connector that kind of just dangles in the air.
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Las teclas son mecánicas, las famosas y las mejores, las Cherry MX blue (color azul), que son muy ruidosas pero son las más cómodas y que menos cansan para la escritura y mucho trabajo de teclado. Si el ruido es insoportable para tus compañeros, tendrás que ponerle anillos amortiguadores, que puedes encontrar fácilmente en Amazon para este propósito.
El modelo terminado en -NA como este es distribución de teclas inglés americano, si quieres la incómoda y mal diseñada distribución española busca el modelo terminado en -ES, pero que sepas que te equivocas, la americana es "la buena" y la eñe / tildes se pueden escribir con cualquier teclado de todas formas (función componer). Por algo la distribución americana es la preferida por programadores y sysadmins.