Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile RAPIDFIRE
Mark II and low profile
Right, let me start with a disclaimer: this article has been typed on the very same keyboard we review today. Yes, Corsair has released a new revision in their RGB MK.2 series keyboards, and it adds something that I have been yearning for a long time with a low profile design. As such we review the Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile RAPIDFIRE.
I know, I know, we've tested and reviewed pretty much all corsair keyboards to date and sure they do look a bit similar. However is hard to improve on really good products, the K70 RGB MK.2 series are sounds and extremely well developed, now with that nice iCUE software suite as well. As stated, the new iteration has everything the K70- RGB MK.2 offers but has been fitted with low profile keycaps and the4 latest rapid-fire Cherry MC switches. Now I cannot hide the fact that I like Corsair keyboards and have been wishing a low profile one for ages. See low profile means a shorter switch/keycap, not only offers that slightly improved and faster keystrokes, but for regular keyboard usage and typing a lot of stuff (as I do at this moment) it's just a bit more comfortable on the fingers.
The new model follows the updated MK.2 line, a restyled and refreshed look with aesthetic tweaks over the older models. You'll notice a selection of Cherry MX switches and of course full iCUE compatibility for all your profiles, macros, and RGB needs. The K70 RGB MK.2 series is the successor of the K70 RGB and in terms of the overall basis and concept, it certainly 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 a selection of Cherry MX switches, this round fewer choices as you get to choose from red or the new Speed switches, all RGB backlit of course. Our 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. So how big of a deal that is to you, I dunno as they both have the very same 45g actuation force, too.
The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile RAPIDFIRE keyboard oozes build quality and has been plated with the formidable-looking black anodized aluminum, it just looks awesome if you dig that kind of thing. The MK.2 series also is delivered with a detachable full-sized wrist all dimpled with a rubberized feel. But hey, let's start up this review, shall we? Next page, please.