Corsair Gaming K70 RGB keyboard review

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Technical Specifications

The Corsair gaming K70 RGB keyboard for FPS gaming will finally become available in etail and retail short term. The K70 RGB keyboard is advanced with Cherry MX interchangeable keys for rapid fire, full-key rollover, windows key lock, a contoured wrist rest as well as support for a 1ms report rate and more. This is a 100% fully mechanical gaming keyboard which has Cherry MX RGB key switches, the K70 RGB allows for 16.8 million per-key color animated backlighting by utilizing an onboard ARM processor and a powerful lighting controller that uses new Corsair Gaming software to display fully customizable lighting effects such as gradient and ripple patterns. The included software will allow for powerful key sequencing actions across multiple modes and profiles in conjunction with the lighting. Furthermore, all standard keys on the K70 are re-mappable, replacing the need for dedicated macro keys. The K70 RGB also features all of the attributes of the original Vengeance K70 such as  black anodized brush aluminum, 100% anti-ghosting technology with 104-key rollover, dedicated media control keys, adjustable dimming, and a removable, perforated wrist rest.

Technical Specifications

  • 100% German-made Cherry MX Red/Blue/Brown RGB mechanical key switches for ultimate performance
  • 16.8M color backlighting per key for virtually unlimited customization
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum chassis for superior strength, durability, and rigidity
  • Custom display controller for fast and fluid 16.8M multicolor animation
  • In development – Advanced point-and-click scripting and SDK to enable gamers and developers to integrate effects and lighting features into games
  • Key Switch Cherry MX RGB Red/Blue/Brown Mechanical Switches
  • Backlighting -RGB (16.8 Million Colors) Macro Playback Yes
  • Onboard Memory Yes 
  • Multimedia Keys Yes
  • Report Rate - 1000 Hz (USB) Rollover 104-Key with 100% Anti-Ghosting
  • Warranty 2 Years

Designed for performance gaming
Cherry MX mechanical key switches provide fast, linear response and low-noise operation. Since the K70 is fully mechanical, you’ll get that response with any key you press. There’s a full key matrix anti-ghosting mechanism for perfect signal quality, and the full-key rollover ensures accuracy no matter how fast you play. The aluminum frame is lightweight and durable for hours and hours of intense play. Not only is the K70 RGB a remarkable gaming keyboard – it looks amazing, too. The brushed aluminum frame is black anodized for an impressive look, and the brilliant red backlighting gives it the unmistakable look of serious gaming machinery.

Cherry MX  Mechanical Key Switches
You get smooth, linear key response for ultra fast double and triple taps without the audible click. For the k70 you get to choose from Blue Brown and Red Cherry MX switches.

Key-by-Key Customizable Backlighting
Bright RGB LEDs with adjustable brightness and key-by-key programmability to light up just the keys you need. It’s great for illuminating your key bindings for each game, and you can store multiple presets.

Brushed Aluminum Chassis
The K70 frame has a professional-grade look and feel, plus the rugged durability you need for hours of gaming.

Full key Matrix Anti-Ghosting with full-Key Rollover
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.

Easy-Access Multimedia Controls
You don’t just play games – you play music and video, too. Play, stop, pause, skip tracks and adjust volume directly from the K70.

Soft-Touch Wrist Rest
Give your wrists a break, or take it off if it gets in the way.

THE RGB Cherry MX switches can withstand over 50 million key presses. Each key switch is mounted directly onto a top metal (aluminum) plate that ensures structual rigidity, topped with a translucent ABS laser-etched keycap to enable backlighting. Backlighting on a Cherry MX switch is much sharper than that of a membrane keyboard because each key is lit by an individual LED and not in an array. This means that if the user removes the keycap, he or she should see an LED directly under it that maximizes the lighting effect. Due to the current design of the Cherry MX switch, there is only room for a single 3mm LED that could mount directly onto the key switch (side view above). Since the minimum size for a RGB LED requires 5mm, this meant that all manufacturers who incorporated LED backlighting onto a Cherry MX Switch would be limited to a single color without any type of adjustments. Even if a user wants to customize the type of LED used in the switch, it would be extremely difficult because of the way in which the key switch is mounted to the PCB.


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