Corsair K70 PRO RGB keyboard review

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Technical specifications

The reviewed keyboard was introduced on the 10th of February’22:


“The CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the latest addition to the popular K70 line. The K70 RGB PRO combines the acclaimed design and aluminium structure of the full-size K70 with CORSAIR RGB lighting and tournament-grade performance.  The K70 RGB PRO is available with various trusted CHERRY MX mechanical switches and features to help gamers get the most out of their setup. K70 RGB PRO is available with a range of German-made CHERRY MX mechanical keyswitches, delivering the exceptional durability and quality synonymous with CHERRY. With five switch types on offer, from the linear and silky smooth keypress of MX Red to the lightning-fast actuation of MX Speed, the K70 RGB PRO delivers a top-notch gaming and typing experience guaranteed for years of continuous use.* These are complemented by durable, high-quality PBT double-shot keycaps, precision-molded to resist wear and fading so your keys still look and feel fresh even for years to come, while allowing stunning per-key RGB lighting to shine brilliantly through.

The K70 RGB PRO is built around the needs of today's PC gamers. The signature brushed aluminium frame and full-size layout for which the K70 is synonymous returns, giving the K70 RGB PRO an iconic look, unmistakable CORSAIR style, and renowned durability. The aluminium volume roller and dedicated media keys put instant control over your media at your fingertips, while a new soft-touch palm rest offers extended comfort with a patterned surface for grip, with a simple magnetic attachment that seamlessly snaps onto the keyboard. The K70 RGB PRO gives tournament-grade a whole new meaning with a dedicated tournament switch that instantly locks to distraction-free static backlighting and disables any accidental macro activations as you compete at the highest level. K70 RGB PRO connects via a detachable braided USB Type-C cable, making it easy to take on the go and set up at your next competition - plug in and flip the switch, and you're ready to do battle. Competitive PC gamers want every edge they can get, speed most of all. The K70 RGB PRO's AXON technology ensures that all your commands in the most critical moments of the most critical games are processed and delivered as fast as possible - up to 8x faster than standard gaming keyboards. When even a split-second of latency can mean the difference between victory and defeat, gamers can play with confidence knowing the K70 RGB PRO will transmit their inputs virtually instantly. Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software lets you customize per-key RGB backlighting and synchronize it with the rest of your iCUE setup for stunning system-wide light displays. Nearly every key is programmable through iCUE or via onboard macro recording, putting advanced control at your fingertips whenever you need it to gain the edge in battle. Modern tech meets illustrious design in the K70 RGB PRO, culminating in a stunning new addition to the CORSAIR lineup that lives up to the legendary K70 name.”



Key Features:

  • The K70 RGB PRO retains the iconic elements of our award-winning K70 series with a durable aluminum frame, CHERRY MX mechanical keyswitches, and per-key RGB backlighting while setting a new bar for performance with AXON technology and a tournament switch. Smart Dual-Touch Volume and Media Control
  • AXON delivers a new level of performance by processing and transmitting your inputs up to 8x faster than conventional gaming keyboards with 8,000Hz hyper-polling, 4,000Hz key scanning, and up to 20 layers of hardware RGB lighting processing while maintaining speed performance.
  • A precision-molded keycap set with a standard bottom row layout resists wear, fading, and shine, with 1.5mm thickness for rigid stability
  • Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software on both Windows and macOS enables dynamic RGB lighting control; key remaps and macro programming, and exclusive iCUE integrations with select games that turn your entire system’s lighting into an extension of the action.



Form Factor



Frame - Aluminum, Keycaps - PBT


Gunmetal Gray/Black


Cherry MX RGB (Brown in the sample)


RGB, Individually lit and per-key programmable


1x USB 3.0 or 3.1 Type-A

USB Report Rate

Up to 8,000Hz polling

Media Keys

Dedicated Hotkeys, Volume Roller

Adjustable Height


Palm Rest

Magnetic detachable, soft-touch


1.8 m (detachable)


444 x 166 x 40 mm


1150 g


159.99/169.99 (MX Cherry RGB Speed/Silent) USD

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