Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 RAPIDFIRE review

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Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE MK.2
That classic K70 going Mark II

Corsair is altering and revamping some of the products and SKUs in their keyboard line, the admired K70 RGB today gets released as an updated MK.2 version. You'll spot some aesthetic tweaks, a broad range of Cherry MX switches and iCUE compatibility. The K70 RGB MK.2 is the successor of the K70 RGB and in terms of the overall basis and concept it looks and feels the same. Obviously as the name indicates you get that cool RGB lighting (per key configurable), and with the all-new iCUE software you can animate, and add some macros and profiles with your RGB setup all synced up from the iCUE software suite. 

Corsair released their new K70 RGB MK.2, as always, based on Cherry MX switches (Speed, Red, Blue, Brown), RGB backlit of course. In terms of the overall basis and concept, it is an improvement over the previous model(s), including a choice for speed switches which we test. The K70 RGB MK.2 is the successor of the regular K70 and RGB models in terms of the overall basis and concept, but our review sample is based on that newer type of switch called the MX SPEED-switch, which Corsair also refers to as RapidFire. Simply put, the actuation point on these linear switches is shorter than on Cherry MX Reds, now 1.2mm compared to 2mm, respectively. Now realistically you’re looking at a small slash short change here switch-to-switch, on average, from cherry reds to the new fast ones. In fact, they share the same 45g actuation force, too. It's not just all about the RGB LEDs and faster switches though, the keyboard once again comes in excellent looking black anodized aluminum, it just looks fantastic. The MK.2 comes with a detachable full-sized wrist rest that has had an update, it's a bit bigger and has a dimpled rubberized feel, rather comfortable. The specs otherwise remain the same, including a configurable 250 up-to 1000Hz polling rate, 100% anti-ghosting, and the media keys and USB pass-through on the rear remain too.  The K70 RGB MK.2 is a full n-key rollover keyboard. That four-way BIOS switch located at the backside of the keyboard ion the older models now has been removed and can be controlled with the iCUE software. But hey, let's have a peek at the revamped model, shall we? Next page, please.


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