We review the Corsair Vengeance K70 cherry red mechanical keyboard. The K70 is the successor of the popular K60 in terms of the overall basis and concept, but it adds some more features, is much more cool looking with full LED lit keys and has a trick or two encompassed in the new design as well.
Today's tested set of keys for example comes in black anodized aluminum, and it' just looks incredible. Though I'll immediately acknowledge that taste is a very subjective thing. Still have a look at what Corsair offers with the Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard brings a smile to my face, especially since it now kas full LED lit keys. So from an aesthetics view, Corsair just gets it.The K70 is intended to replace the K60 from Corsair and is a mechanical FPS gaming keyboard. it received some criticism on the K60, so t was changed for the K70, every key is now mechanical, using Cherry MX Red key-switches. So yes, the K70 is 100% mechanical. New is also per-key adjustable back-lighting, using red LEDs, so that you can customise which keys are lit, according to the game you’re playing. Corsair keeps the the contoured red WASD and 1-6 key-caps. Though we received the black anodised aluminium version, the standard brushed silver aluminium frame is available as well, though I definitely prefer black anodised aluminium.
Another change for the K70 is the addition of a full-sized wrist rest in fact it is quite similar to the one used on the K90. The specs overall remain the same, including a 1000Hz polling rate, 100% anti-ghosting, and the media keys and USB pass-through on the rear remain too. The one change is that the K70 is actually a full n-key rollover keyboard now and if you like choice, Corsair will also offer versions with Cherry MX Brown and MX Blue keys. Standard is Cherry MX red though, as used in this review.
A funny addition to the K70 is a four way BIOS switch located at the backside of the keyboard. It allows you to reduce the polling rate from 1000Hz to 500, 250 or 125Hz, or even strip it back to a basic BIOS mode. Corsair states that this is basically just to aid compatibility with some BIOSes. So in general very few people will ever need to touch the switch.
The K90 also features a full length wrist rest and red LED back-lighting. Let's have a peek at that first ... and then browse our way into the review.
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