|Item model number||CH-9000068-NA|
|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||CHERRY MX Red, RGB|
(OLD MODEL) Corsair Gaming K70 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red (CH-9000068-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 104 key rollover on USB
- Onboard memory to take performance and lighting settings with you
- All-new desktop control software
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K70 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Legendary mechanical gaming keyboard performance with virtually unlimited customization
The K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary Vengeance 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 and full key rollover and anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay.
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.
100 Percent anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB
Every keystroke translates into accurate gameplay, even when multiple keys are pressed. There’s no signal degradation, and it keeps up with you, no matter how fast you play.
Compatibility and system requirements
- A PC with high power USB 2.0 port (+500mA).
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista.
- At least 35MB of hard disk space.
- Two USB connectors are required.
Multi color, per key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization
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.
Mechanical key Switches for ultimate performance
Corsair Gaming mechanical keyboards exclusively use Cherry MX key switches. They provide an unmatched combination of responsiveness, key feel, durability, and breadth of range to let you choose precisely the performance and response you need.
Aircraft-grade black anodized brushed aluminum 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.
All-new desktop control software
Design your own per-key RGB color 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 control panel software makes it easy. FPS, MOBA, or even Minecraft, the K70 RGB has it covered.
Onboard memory to take performance and lighting settings with you
Do you take your gaming to go? Built-in storage lets you set it up once, and take it anywhere.
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The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the durability, styling and responsiveness of the legendary K70, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually endless lighting combinations. It's built with 100% Cherry MX RGB key switches for fast, precise actuation and superior feel. Each key can be individually programmed to display any of 16.8M colors and multiple brightness levels for a level of customization never before seen in a mechanical keyboard. 104 key rollover and anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay. And, the K70 RGB is built to last, with a black anodized brushed aluminum finish that's sturdy and lightweight.
Top customer reviews
First startup: So the keyboard contains two usb ports, which wasn’t a surprise to me as my past mechanical keyboard with backlight also contained these. So I plugged them in and started up the keyboard. It was a pretty nice experience with the keyboard all the keys were red except for the arrow keys and the WASD keys. When using it everything seemed to work smoothly. The keys seemed a little stiff at first but as I have been using the keyboard for some time now they seem to actuate nicely now. I previously used MX Browns, and have switched to reds for this keyboard. I am still getting used to them and I’m not sure how I like them compared to browns. I think it will take a bit longer of just typing on the keyboard to really get used to how they work.
Note: I have been typing on them for a while since I started the review and they seem to be less stiff. I’m not sure if this is getting used to the keyboard or if they really have become less stiff. Either way it’s a smoother typing experience than when I first started using the keyboard.
Software: So when you get the keyboard up and running in order to configure the LEDs properly you need to go to Corsair’s website to grab the software. It didn’t take long to install and once that was done I was able to mess around with the software to get my keyboard looking like I wanted it to. For now I have only made all the keys blue as that is what matches with my computer scheme.
At first I thought that I would be able to mess around and configure all the colors to do what I wanted without reading the manual. Well that won’t go over very well. There are lots of little details that are hard to understand without reading the manual. That being said, the manual is laid out fairly easily and it only took me about an hour of reading it and messing around with the settings to get an idea of how to make my keyboard do exactly what I wanted to do. And there are tons and tons of different options to mess around with so it’s definitely worth the time and effort to be put in.
I don’t do much with macro’s and keybindings because I don’t play a ton of video games. The games I do play are usually FPS and so they don’t require all the fanciness of some RPGs. But if you are into that type of gaming, this keyboard has all the types of profile settings and macro settings you could ever want to really customize your keyboard for each different class of each different game. It definitely makes the experience a lot easier if I had to guess.
Hardware: so obviously this is a mechanical keyboard made by Corsair. I already have a few things by Corsair, the main being my 750D Case. Which is a fantastic case. Anyways, much like the case the front of the keyboard is all brushed aluminum and it really looks awesome. It matches my case perfectly so bonus points to Corsair for allowing that design to carry through. The wrist rest that comes with it is made out of high quality rubber it would seem. It is dimpled which I’m not sure really makes a difference but so far it feels great. I have never used a wrist rest before with my keyboards but I haven’t noticed any issues by using it, so I will see how that goes.
The keys are made out of what I believe to be a high quality plastic. I’m pretty sure the keys are laser etched so you shouldn’t have to worry about them wearing out over time. They feel great to type on and they cup your fingers nicely. My one complaint with these keys and it is pretty specific to anyone that deviates from QWERTY, is that if you rearrange your keys, some aren’t at the same height because they vary from location to location on the keyboard. Not a huge deal but it would be nice if you could customize your keyboard upon ordering for the desired layout. I type dvorak which means my home keys don’t get the indicating dimples and the – and = buttons are higher than everything else due to their location. I can’t really fault Corsair for this because I’m sure that this would affect maybe 1% of the people buying the keyboard, but it is worth noting regardless.
Something else I noticed that I don’t personally use but might matter to some, is that the keyboard contains no extra USB ports on it. For systems that have a limited number of USB ports this could be an issue if you are taking up 2 for the keyboard and you might need some for other peripherals. I have plenty so it doesn’t bother me but it could for some.
Other thoughts: So I have been using this keyboard over several months now and I’m pretty pleased with it. The volume roller and media keys are really useful once you get to using them and you wonder how you lived without them. The keyboard really has a premium feeling and feels like it will last for a long time. Which is a good thing because keyboards aren’t something you want to have to keep replacing after a few years.
The software is really fun and you can do a bunch of cool things with the lighting. I have it on the feature which will change each color through a gradient of colors once you depress the key.
If you want to use it on a linux platform, which I do since I dual boot, you’ll have to install some drivers that a 3rd party has been working on. If you google around “corsair rgb keyboard linux drivers” you should find the Git repo that has what you need to install.
I can't even come up with any other quibbles about this keyboard. I've heard it get a bad rap from people for the software, but I believe it has been improved over time. I managed to set up a basic color scheme with little effort. The more complicated you want it to be, the more complicated it is to create. It comes with a number of preset effects and you can also download user made ones from the Corsair website.
The build quality is amazing, you can pick which cherry switches you want, it's compatible with custom cherry keycaps and sound dampening o rings, unlike all these new "custom" switches being released these days. The media keys are helpful and light up like the rest of the keyboard. It would be nice if it came with some dedicated macro keys, but I guess Corsair didn't want to cannibalize sales of their step up k95 keyboard (it has 18 dedicated macro keys). As it is you can program macros to any of the existing keys, including custom profiles for games and all that jazz.
The keycaps are raised above the board instead of set into it, which makes cleaning a breeze (especially if you pickup any $5 keycap puller).
In short, I would give this product 6 stars if I could.
I'll get right to MY pro's and con's of this board.
- Every key click feels rich and smooth.
- The colors are vibrant (look great with the lights off in your room if that's your thing) and have tons of different light settings that you can choose from in the forum site for this keyboard.
- has a decent feed back from every key click that isn't too loud or too quiet.
- If you didn't have a mechanical keyboard before and this is your first one for gaming i think you might notice a slight difference in carpel tunnel effect. The key clicks are way smoother so u don't feel it as much when you're spamming those keys.(if you do arena you know what i mean)(in wow)
-Sometimes in your gaming you might get a little relaxed and at this point you might start to realize that your keys are REAALLLLLLLYYYYYY sensitive. Yup.... if u have your game setting on key press, then you will most likely be hitting keys you don't want to when u let your hand relax a little bit. Even if u don't have your game on key press it will still register a key release when u unrest your hand a little bit which is a huge deal depending on person to person.
-i'm sure this will vary from device to device but i have had mine since the end of Jan to now in the middle of April and it's been giving me problems where it flickers on and off showing that it disconnects and reconnects with none of the keys working after a while it starts to work again but something to think about for new buyers i guess??? No, i have not found a solution yet but if i do i'll post it. This is the main reason why it's not 5 stars for me atm.
Overall good keyboard
Does what i need it to for gaming
Flickering is unfortunate but i can deal with it
tons more things i can say but that's all for now.