Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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Looking Closer at the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB (Part 1)

The K70 RGB has a typical keyboard size of 17.2(L) x 6.5(W) x 1.5(H) in / 4.36 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm. It doesn’t have too much extra bezel sticking out from the sides.Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

The thick sleeved USB cable is 6 ft long and ends at two plugs. Only one of the USB plugs is needed to power and use the keyboard; the other plug only handles USB passthrough.

A slider switch near the USB passthrough controls the keyboard polling rate. By default, “1” is 1000 MHz and goes down to 750 MHz, 500 MHz, and 250 MHz. Sliding the switch all the way to “BIOS” puts the keyboard into a compatibility mode used for a BIOS that may not recognize the K70 RGB.Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

On the top right of the keyboard are media keys for Play/Pause, Next, Back, Stop, and Mute. A rolling bar controls system volume. To the left of the mute button are the three lock keys, and further left is the Windows Key lock and backlight brightness adjustment button.Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

Four flaps can be pulled out at the four bottom corners to adjust keyboard height and angle.

Corsair Gaming K70 RGBAn included textured wrist rest can be attached to the K70 RGB. The wrist rest is secured by sliding and snapping the tabs into the slots on the underside and can be removed by pinching the tabs.Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Corsair Gaming K70 RGBCorsair Gaming K70 RGB

The Microsoft Keyboard Ghosting Demo confirms that the K70 RGB has N-key rollover.Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

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  • Mariusz

    Problems:
    poor colors
    weak light
    leaking light around the key
    simple looks much worse than original single color version.
    Also it is more difficult to customize. No option to switch between gaming mode and full back-lighted writing mode (without using the software).

  • KPunch

    I see they’ve decided to keep the stupid ass tramp stamp logo…gg corsair, next gen’ mad catz more like.