|Item model number||CH-9101030-NA|
|Item Weight||2.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.6 x 8.3 x 3.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||18.6 x 8.3 x 3.34 inches|
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Corsair Gaming K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Blue LED, Cherry MX Red
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- Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame for superior durability / Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps deliver dynamic, vibrant backlighting
- CUE support enables advanced macro and lighting programming for virtually unlimited game customization
- 100% Cherry MX Red key switches with gold contacts for fast, precise key presses / 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
- Detachable soft-touch wrist rest and dedicated multimedia controls / USB pass-through port for easy connections
- Textured and contoured FPS/MOBA keycap sets
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Choose Your Advantage
With virtually unlimited customization directly integrated into Corsair's legendary construction, the LUX line of gaming keyboards is the key to breaking through the competition.
Choose between three unique Cherry MX switches to match your play style, express yourself with programmable advanced lighting control and large font keycaps, and transform your gameplay with on-the-fly macro programming.
Loaded into a rugged aluminum body, Corsair LUX keyboards provide the ultimate experience for every situation.
K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard
Legendary mechanical gaming keyboard performance for gamers who don’t need RGB lighting.
Cherry MX Red
100% Cherry MX Red key switches - Fast linear actuation with no audible click.
Actuation Distance: 2mm | Operating Force: 45g.
100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB
Reliably accurate performance, no matter how fast you are.
Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame
With lightweight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
The power of CUE
Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
FPS and MOBA keycap sets
Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel.
Detachable soft-touch wrist rest
The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
Dedicated multimedia controls
The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
USB Pass-Through Port
Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter.
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|Color||Blue LED||Black||Red LED||Black||White LED||RGB|
|Hardware Connectivity||USB||USB 2.0||USB||USB 2.0||USB 2.0||—|
|Item Dimensions||8.3 x 18.6 x 3.34 in||6.5 x 14 x 1.5 in||1.88 x 8.6 x 17.6 in||6.7 x 18.3 x 1.4 in||6 x 17.5 x 1.4 in||6.67 x 18.24 x 1.3 in|
|Item Weight||2.65 lbs||1.9 lbs||—||2.92 lbs||2.6 lbs||2.1 lbs|
The K70 LUX gaming keyboard has Cherry MX Red switches backed by a lightweight, durable aluminum frame. Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps deliver dynamic, vibrant backlighting. Harness the power of CUE for sophisticated macro programming and dramatic lighting effects and animations. Customer Service / Tech support: 1-888-222-4346 opt. 1
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God! It feels so good to type on. That and sound makes me feel like I'm doing important work - even when writing a review on Amazon that only 5 people would see.
I have owned in the past
-Corsair K70 RGB [Cherry MX Brown]
-Corsair K65 RGB [Cherry MX Red]
-Razer Black Widow Ultimate [Razer Greens]
-Logitech G910 Orion Spark [Romer-G]
-Logitech G810 Orion Spectrum [Romer-G]
Corsair took their K70 and turned it into something that people like me would love, without the hassle of buying things like "o-ring switch dampeners" to lessen noise and reach the lowest possible actuation point. My ideal keyboard for my living and gaming situation is something not annoyingly loud, doesn't feel like it takes forever to bottom out, and doesn't feel "mushy". I was looking at getting Cherry MX Browns and new several companies used those switches, but Corsair was my answer when I found out how fantastically built their keyboards were compared to the competition. Their Brown switches were pretty ideal for my situation but the actuation point was just not what I wanted, and it still would require o-ring dampeners for what I wanted . Then I saw they made a Rapid Fire Edition for their K70 and I absolutely had to try it, and i'm glad I did.
Lighting - Everyone who's owned a Corsair RGB keyboard in the past is already aware how awesome their software is, but how complicated it CAN be. Even if you're unable to comprehend what on Earth you're supposed to do to make the sickest lighting possible for your set up, there are always downloadables from the Corsair Forums that people have shared. Someone like me just doesn't want to take the time to fiddle with programming their own lighting. It's a fun feature to have, but I'm just not THAT into getting into the nitty gritty of it. I simply don't have the patience for it, so it's awesome that there is a community dedicated to creating and sharing their creations for everyone to use. As far as the actual lighting, it's as stunning as can be..even better than the Original K70 and K65 by a small margin. It looks sharp, has smooth transitions between colors, and the letters on the keys are actually larger than on Corsair's original K70 and K65 RGB. I like this because a lot more light can shine through to the user and makes it that much more pleasing to look at, without the size of the letters being too odd looking. It may not seem like much but I directly compared them side by side and the Rapid Fire is a lot nicer to look at with only changing such a small detail. Who woulda thought.
Build - No one, and I mean no one, makes a better keyboard than Corsair from what I've experienced. Razer and Logitech feel cheap and their products are made of plastic. Corsair really has outdone themselves building keyboards made of a heavier, sturdy, brushed aluminum. It really makes the keyboard look and feel like it's built to last. It's just a really nice looking piece of hardware to add into anyone's setup. I'm also a huge fan of Corsair building their keyboards in a way that sits the keys above the back board rather than within the keyboard itself, like Razer's older models of RGB keyboards and all of Logitech's current ones. It makes cleaning the keyboard much easier. Hair and dust cannot settle anywhere you cannot reach, you will be able to clean it ALL. I also think it improves the lighting by helping light shine through to the user. Also, Corsair put the Sail Logo on the keyboard and not the silly tattoo looking "gaming" logo.
Rapid Fire Switches - This was the most exciting part for me. Having owned previous Corsair keyboards, I knew what to expect when it came to the quality of lighting and build. I got this keyboard FOR these switches because of the "1.2mm" actuation. I play a lot of Counter Strike Global Offensive and want equipment that just feels right for me when I'm trying to, very quickly, strafe left to right between shots. The faster my keys bottom out, the better. I had Logitech's Orion Series keyboards because of their shortened actuation key switches, and they were enjoyable, but the Romer-Gs just don't compare to the Cherry MX switch feel. These Rapid Fire Keys are NOT CLICKY switches like the Razer Greens or Cherry MX Blues, or even MX Browns. The Rapid Fire Switches are very comparable to Cherry MX Reds or Blacks, but with a much shorter actuation. Very smooth and pretty quiet unless you like to really really slam on your keys and bottom them out hard. It'll make a noise when it bottoms out with normal typing, but it's nothing too crazy, again unless you like you slam on your keys. When I owned my Cherry MX Reds and Browns I took time to install those darn o-rings that took forever to put on. Although they helped on my older K70 and K65 with actuation, it took away the true mechanical feel because you were no longer able to bottom out on the backboard. It may seem like a really small thing to worry about, but I really that satisfying "clack" you get at the bottom of the key press against the aluminum backboard. Building a keyboard with a shortened actuation without the need of o-rings really solved my own personal issues I've had with other companies products. Thanks a million Corsair!
The keyboard also comes with 2 sets of grey mouse key caps. One of which I have installed as you may be able to see from the pictures. One for FPS, the other for MOBA gamers.
- High quality build
- Brushed aluminum body
- Enlarged letter sizes to enhance lighting effects
- Easy to clean
- Corsair's sail logo
- Comes with wrist rest [rubberized plastic]
- Media Keys are always helpful to have on these keyboards
- Switches feel smooth and are pleasant to type with
I will update as needed if something breaks, stops working, etc.
Edit: Corsair..If you happen to come across this review...if you guys make a Rapid Fire Edition with a small additional tactile bump while somehow maintaining a similar actuation....It would be my perfect, flawless, no complaint, love it till I die, keyboard. I hope you guys are working on something like this. Fingers Crossed :)
Odds are if you're considering this keyboard, you've already come to the conclusion that you want a mechanical keyboard. One of the biggest problems people have are which switches to use. This is entirely preference, and my advice is to test them out in person, either on a display model or a sample switch pad. No amount of reading will give you the feel for the keys.
Overall Look - this thing is beautiful. It does not scream "gaming" with aggressive logos and screen-printed color. Instead, it is just plane black with a black aluminum plate. It has a professional look, and it wouldn't be out of place in an office. If you want a loud keyboard, that's where the RGB customizing comes in.
RGB Backlighting - This is a great feature, although its often sold for gaming purposes, I generally use my keyboard for work. Making the color something more gentle than "gaming red" helps, and switching it every few days makes my day-to-day a bit easier. Even though I don't look down at my keyboard to type, its a nice ambiance, and brings some color to an otherwise dull environment. One useful utility I found for the RGB control is to make the Caps Lock key change to red if I hit it. Another thing is if I ever catch myself in the middle of a pride parade, my keyboard can double as a virtual rainbow flag.
Brightness - The RGB backlighting on this isn't nearly as bright as some of the other keyboards (Razer), but it is bright enough for me. The LUX model has larger letters that allow more light to shine through than the K70. As a result, the keyboard allows a lot of light to reach the eye without being too bright. I saw someone online paint the backplate of the keyboard white, which dramatically increased the brightness. I'm not 100% sure how you could do this neatly.
Dedicated Media Controls - these are by far the best media controls I could find on the market. The volume is a knob, and not a pair of buttons, which is very rare for keyboards. Additionally, the 5 dedicated controls (Mute - Stop - Back - Pause/Play - Next) have RGB lighting in them. You can make them whatever color you want as well.
Comfort - The keyboard is very comfortable to use, and the optional handrest is perfect without being "too much". The full-sized keyboard is nice if you're using the numberpad/arrows, or generally like "more room" on a keyboard. The one thing I don't like is that they flipped the keys "<>?" so that ",./" would be on top. This is because most of the keyboard light shines through on the top of the key rather than the bottom. It makes sense, and works well with the number row on the top of the keyboard, but personally, I don't like how it looks on the punctuation keys.
Non-Standard Bottom Row - This is the major complaint I see from "keyboard enthusiasts" online. The bottom row (the one with the space bar) has non-standard key sizing. This means that it would be hard to find a set of key-caps if you wanted to replace or customize the look of the keyboard. This doesn't bother me, but I understand why it would bother some people. Anytime a company doesn't adopt an industry universal or standard, it should raise some red flags. Unfortunately, Corsair dropped the ball on this one. Other major brands also use non-standard sets as well (CM, Razer) so just check if this is important to you.
Backplate - I was looking for a keyboard with a backplate that would allow me to remove the tops/stems of individual keys. These are generally hard to come by even if you're building a custom keyboard by hand. Personally, I think it should be the market standard. Just know that if you have a problem with a switch, you will not be able to open it up without a significant amount of desoldering. That also means you can not switch out stems (ie; tired of Blue and want to switch to Red? Gonna need a new keyboard). Again, this is no fault of Corsair, but part a problem in the Cherry switches and "plate mounting". The alternative is PCB mounted switches, which very few companies mass produce.
USB - This monster takes up 2 USB spots on your computer. Its ok, because unlike the K70, the K70 LUX gives you an extra USB port on the back. The other problem I have is that the USB cable is not removable unlike other brands; which would be nice if you ever had to switch it out.
Audio - It would be nice if there were audio ports directly in the keyboard. This feature is rare to find on keyboards.
Overall, this is a very solid mechanical keyboard with most features you would expect. It isn't my idea of a perfect keyboard, but it was by far the best one available that met most of my criteria. While there are some other rare features I wish this keyboard had, it essentially has the most features of any other keyboard on the market. The construction is sturdy, and it has a very professional look.
Brown: the most premium feel of the bunch, though typing a length felt a bit fatiguing due to the longer throw of the keys. Returned due to a broken volume control, which had what I believe to be a faulty volume potentiometer.
Red: quietest keys of the bunch, but lacked the premium feel of the brown switches. I had no difference in type speed between brown or red. Returned due to a faulty space bar. Had the same issue with key fatigue so swapped it for the...
Rapidfire: loudest keys of the bunch, doesn't "feel" as nice as the browns, but I type fastest on this (despite the warnings that it's not great for typing) with little fatigue due to the shorter key throw. I'm used to membrane keyboards at work, so the Cherry MX Speed switches felt more natural but still wholeheartedly mechanical. No issues with more mistaken key presses than either brown or red. This also marked the first of three keyboards that didn't have any defects, a testament to the lack of QC from Corsair.
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