|Item model number||CH-9000063-NA|
|Operating System||Windows 8|
|Item Weight||2.7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.2 x 6.4 x 0.9 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||17.2 x 6.4 x 0.94 inches|
|Color||VENGEANCE MX Red, RGB|
Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Red (CH-9000063-NA)
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- 100% Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches for ultimate performance
- Multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited game customization
- Display controller driven fast and fluid 16.8M multicolor animation
- Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum for superior rigidity
- Entire keyboard is programmable to assign a macro to any key
- 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
- Onboard memory to take performance and lighting settings with you
- Six dedicated multimedia keys: STOP, PREVIOUS, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT, MUTE, VOLUME UP/DOWN roller
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From the manufacturer
Legendary mechanical gaming keyboard with virtually unlimited customization
The K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary K70, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization. Every key is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. 104 full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay.
Multi color backlighting unlim
Every one of the keys can be assigned a unique backlighting color. This gives you opportunities for key binding that you’ve never seen before in a mechanical keyboard.
Cherry MX Red Key Switches
Cherry MX Red key switches deliver smooth, linear key response with a wide actuation zone. They have the responsiveness you need for perfectly executing double and triple taps, and there’s no audible click or tactile 'bump'.
Aircraft-grade anodized finish
You get impressive looks, light weight, and the rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
Desktop control softwaftware
Design your own per-key lighting patterns, select unique lighting for each key independently for your favorite games, or use the sophisticated macro programming tool.
Assign macros to any key
Just one more reason why the K70 RGB is one of the most advanced gaming keyboards the world has ever seen – you can set up any key to trigger a macro. The all-new Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) makes it easy. FPS, MOBA, or even Minecraft. ..the K70 RGB has it covered.
Fast and fluid RGB animation
The K70 RGB uses a Panasonic display controller for an amazing multicolor light show in a pulsing, waving and cascading array.
Do you take your gaming to go? Built-in storage lets you set it up once, and take it anywhere.
Easy-access multimedia control
You don’t just play games – you play music and video, too. Play, stop, pause, skip tracks and adjust volume directly from the K70 RGB.
100% Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches for ultimate performance Multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited game customization Display controller driven fast and fluid 16.8M multicolor animation Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum for superior rigidity Entire keyboard is programmable to assign a macro to any key 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB Onboard memory to take performance and lighting settings with you Package Contents Package Contents Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard Detachable full length wrist rest Quick start guide
Top Customer Reviews
And this aluminum keyboard is definitely not priced for tweens. I bought mine from corsair directly, so you're paying ~130 before any taxes or shipping. It's expensive for sure, but for being full mechanical and being of such high build quality, to me it's worth it.
Now, the PROS:
-Keys are buttery smooth. I'm currently using an older Razer Tarantula with membrane keys and the difference is HUGE. The K70 only requires slight, even pressure to actuate the keys. My old tarantula took a bit more force and the actuation was gummy instead of smooth and light like the K70.
-Wrist rest is MUCH better than the old K60. The K70 wrist wrest is like the old K90, it's as wide as the keyboard with a slight inclination. I've used the K60 in stores and the wrist wrest was too high relative to the keyboard and forced you to place to keyboard too far away from the edge of your desk due to it's front-back length.
-Individual key backlighting. You hit the backlight program button, then select the keys you want lit, and done. Simple.
Reactive key lighting. Turning this feature on is not in the quick start guide (and mine didn't come with a manual). To turn it on, hold down the right control button and the backlight on-off button at the same time. Now every key you hit will light up temporarily. UPDATE 4/30/13. Reactive lighting is disabled every time you shut down the keyboard. Can't get it to stay on.
-Media controls and volume dial. The aluminum volume dial is GREAT, there's a perfect amount of resistance. I really wish my Logitech G500 had the same type of scrolling resistance. It's firm, unlike the loose-feeling scrolling of most computer mice. And you've got all your media controls in tow as well.
-The pass-through USB female connector is a downgrade from the K60. The K60 female USB plug was NOT flush with the back of the keyboard, it was on a slightly lifted off island on the back of the unit, which made it easy to find. The K70 female USB port is somewhat flush with the rest of the keyboard = more difficult to find. There is a little bit of a notch to the right of the connector to help guide you, but it's still not completely separate like it was on the K60. I personally don't use the pass through either way, but would see this being more of a minor nuisance (and downgrade).
-In the mean time, availability. I purchased mine at corsair, which released it first. I believe NCIX has them in stock, and Newegg should as of this review's posting date. Other than that, good luck finding it.
Cons (update after 2 days of use):
-With full key backlighting, everything looks great except for keys that have symbols above them. Namely the numeric keys above the letters. The backlight illuminates the symbols 100% due to the positioning of the LED, but the actual numbers are only about 30% lit. To me it's not that detracting from the appeal, but it is a shame that it was overlooked. Note, this only applies to the 1-0 keys above the letters. For some odd reason the numeric pad on the right doesn't have this problem.
-It's still new so the quality and durability of the lettering on the keys is yet to be determined. I'll update if any discernible fading is noticed.
-I've also ordered some 50A o-rings to see if they dampen the bottoming out of the keys. I'm hoping to shorten the strokes of the keys, I don't really mind the mild clack from the key bottoming out on the aluminum backplate.
-The 50A orings from amazon are in (Buna O-Ring, 50A Durometer, Round, Black. I installed them on the central keys of the keyboard. Easy install, look up the older K60 keyboard on corsair.com for an install video, then insert each oring on the underside of the key. I just used a pen to push the oring deep into the key.
-Technical data states that cherry reds take 2mm to actuate from the upper position, then another 4mm to bottom out after the actuation point. Installing these orings makes it feel about 2mm on both sides of actuation.
-Ok, so enough of the technical mumbo jumbo. These orings make the keyboard feel GREAT. The movement of the keys was always super smooth, but the problem was that after activation, the amount of travel to bottom out felt VERY long (it's the 2mm vs 4mm discrepancy that you feel). With the orings, the whole key travel is shortened. In essence it feels like my old tarantula's short-travel keys (which is a positive thing!). Travel to actuation is exactly equal to actuation to bottoming out.
-As for bottom out, you don't hear the loud *clack* of plastic upon aluminum anymore, it is much more muted with the orings. If not having orings equaled a clack of 100 points of loudness, installing orings literally halves the noise to 50. Bottoming out the keys is no longer the loudest aspect of the keyboard. When the keys rebound into their upper position, there's another *clack* noise, but this one is ~70ish points of loudness relative to the original bottoming out noise. This rebounding noise is much more livable, I don't think your significant others in the next room will complain.
-And I type more accurately/faster with the shortened throw of the keys, which is what this thing is meant for, hah.
I just finished replacing all the larger keys (enter, shift, space), and I found out that Corsair is AWESOME, they did away with the stabilizer bars. So, in order to pop these keys off, you just center the key remover and pull. No need to fuss around with the steel bar that's under other cherry red keyboards. +1 for Corsair for easy key cap replacement.
-Solid aluminum build quality for the chassis
-Braided cable is nice and thick
-One USB pass-through (I wish there was pass-through for headphone + mic)
-Great wrist rest (I am considering trying mine for a week without it just to see how it feels)
-Adjustable backlight as you can customize your lightning setup
-Includes keycap puller and contoured gaming keys (must be worth $15 minimum)
-Media keys also have mx cherry switches. Sound scroll wheel is nice
-The sides are open, making it easier to clear out dust with compressed air
-I don’t normally care about how something looks, but this keyboard is pleasant on the eyes (except for the red lights)
-keyboard is on the heavy side
-keys feel a bit sharp at the corners. I wish the corners had bit more rounded smoothness
-red LED feels too bright on the eyes. Blue would be significant improvement on the eyes (RGB version is more money)
I have some hand issues, making it a bit tough to type fast. If I tell you this is a great keyboard for typing purposes for me, it should be awesome for anybody! I don’t do as much gaming as I used to couple years ago, but I believe it would be just fine.
What more can I say? This is simply a must-buy. I spent 3 weeks researching for a replacement for my Poseidon Z. K70 had some of the best reviews on the net so I decided to upgrade from $80 keyboard to this $130. Is it worth $50 more? Probably not, but I reckon it will pay for itself in the next few years.