Corsair K70 RGB Pro Mini Wireless
Corsair's new 60% keyboard, all wireless and 32 hrs of RGB battery life
Let me start with a disclaimer: this article has been typed on the same keyboard we review today. Corsair has released a new revision in their 60% Mini-series keyboards, and it adds something that I have been yearning for a long time a wireless model. As such we review the Corsair K70 RGB PRO Mini Wireless. I know, we've tested and reviewed pretty much all corsair keyboards to date and sure they look a bit similar. However is hard to improve on really good products. The Corsair K65 RGB Mini is a completely unique offering from Corsair. There have been several K70s in the past, but not a 60% one. Yes, it's a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting, but this time it comes in a compact design.
What comes first? Let's start with the basics, such as Cherry MX Red key switches or dynamic per-key RGB backlighting that is fully customizable via CORSAIR's iCUE software, which gives you access to a robust set of features such as lighting, profiles, macros, media, volume, and mouse cursor controls. It's able to save up to dozens of onboard profiles with custom macros and your own particularly colorful RGB lighting effects, with up to two dozen lighting layers, thanks to the onboard storage. You also get complete n-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting technology.
This is the form factor of 60%. (i.e., 60 percent of a standard keyboard). This should allow you to fit it into even the tiniest gaming spaces. The keycaps are composed of PBT (double shot), which should last longer than ABS. Wear, fading, and shine should be much less noticeable, and the 1.5 mm thickness should help stability as well. AXON Hyper-Processing Technology in the Corsair K70 RGB Mini should allow inputs to be transmitted to your PC up to 8x faster than in traditional gaming keyboards with 8,000 Hz hyper-polling. There's also key scanning at 4,000 Hz. The switches employed here are guaranteed for 100 million strokes (quite an accomplishment). The linear switching characteristic is present in Cherry MX Red. It activates directly when combined with a low spring resistance. The CHERRY MX Red is the go-to switch for mechanical keyboard newcomers. The fast-running technology strikes an appropriate mix between typing and gaming activities. For 2.0 mm pre-travel and a total trip distance of 4.0 mm, 45 cN of actuation force is required. The black frame of the K65 RGB Mini is solid and sturdy. The keyboard costs $139 USD. Is it worthwhile? On the following pages, we'll put the Corsair K70 RGB Mini through its paces.