Corsair K70 PRO RGB keyboard review

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Introduction

Corsair K70 RGB Pro keyboard
Is the K70 exclusively intended for use by professionals?

The Corsair K70 RGB Pro keyboard is the one we’re reviewing today. It’s not the first one from the K70 series checked on guru3d. Previously those were K70 RGB Rapidfire Mk2, also in a low-profile version, and as a TKL, so overall, there shouldn’t be any significant surprise as far as the general concept goes. Corsair K70 RGB Pro takes some K100 RGB and (most of) K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION (already mentioned) features. The suffix “Pro” wasn’t used yet, so probably it was the right time for that. The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is powered by CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology, which should allow transmission of inputs to your PC up to 8x faster than in conventional gaming keyboards with 8,000 Hz hyper-polling and 4,000 Hz key scanning. We find here 8 MB of onboard storage. Thus, it’s possible to save up to 50 onboard profiles, with custom macros and your RGB lighting effects, with 20 lighting layers. It won’t surprise you also that you get 100% anti-ghosting technology and full n-key rollover in the K70 RGB Pro.

Again (like in the TKL CHAMPION), PBT's keycaps bring more durability than ABS. Wear, fading, and shine should be much less significant, and with 1.5 mm of thickness, stability will be improved as well. But that’s still not everything. The provided braided USB Type-C cable is detachable, which makes this keyboard more mobile (and it’s nice that they’ve used the Type-C connector, which you’ll find, e.g., on mobile phones). There are a lot of Cherry MX RGB switches to choose from:

  • Brown (and this was in our sample)
  • Red
  • Speed
  • Blue
  • Silent
 

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The Cherry MX Brown that we got features a tactile bump mid-press for gamers and typists looking for light feedback. It is up to be 100 million keystrokes guaranteed, so the reliability shouldn’t be an issue. MX Browns (used here) are possibly the best choice for experienced users first-time buyers. Why’s that? The crucial features here are 55 g of actuation force and tactile response. These (and Blues) work best for writing. The K70 RGB TKL uses a solid and sturdy brushed- aluminium finish frame that comes as black/anodized and an ABS plastic case. The keyboard is priced at 159.99 USD (and it’s 169.99 USD for the Cherry MX RGB Silent and Speed variants). On paper, it seems to offer high-quality workmanship and innovative features, but it is a product aimed at players with a wealthy wallet who are willing to pay more for a higher-end product. Is it worth it? Let’s check the Corsair K70 RGB Pro in practice on the following pages.



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