Corsair Gaming k70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
- RGB LEDs
- Built in USB
- Windows disable button
- Free wrist rest and extra keys
- The price is steep
- Takes up a lot of space
- Fairly heavy
- Loud clicking of keys
- Requires 2 USB ports or 1 3.0 port
Hey guys! I wanted to create a review for the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB mechanical keyboard. I’ve had this keyboard for a year now and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I was at work and this guy was showing me his old keyboard and I was like “Let me show you my Corsair Gaming K70 RGB mechanical keyboard.” Well, he was mighty impressed. He went and bought one the next day!
Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Overview
Let’s just say it is straight metal, like Slayer level metal. This keyboard is fairly hefty and I have dropped mine five times without a scratch. I have a cheap Walmart desk that is slowly falling apart. The keyboard tray just falls out sometimes. Although, it does give me good back posture because I am ready for the tray to fall off and slam on my feet.
There are some awesome buttons, like the one for toggling the Windows key. It also comes with free WASD keys with grips so you can find your finger positioning. All keys can be replaced with extraordinary ease by using the FREE tool that comes with it.
Let’s not even get me started on the Red, Green, Blue(RGB) function of this keyboard. The LED back-lit keys are amazing. You can customize each key independently and make every single key a different color if your heart desires it.
The only real negatives are price and software which we should go over.
The Software for RGB
I want to expand on this topic because I spent a good deal of time trying to get my keyboard looking pretty, as you can see. I have made 12 beautiful profiles but I’m not sure I want to give my ultra cool color schemes away (Well I might, but you’d have to ask real nice.)
My tip for you is to NOT use the latest Corsair software. You can try the new software if you really want to. They might have made it better, but when I used it, it wouldn’t let you color individual keys. You will not see your color scheme when your computer is locked or on a different user, but other than that, the software is amazing!
As I said earlier, one of the great things that come with this keyboard is grip keys. People that play FPS and MOBAs would love these keys. The keys have grips on them to let you feel your way across the keyboard back to the correct keys. This is super useful for when you are moving around your keyboard often and need to reset.
Also included is a soft wrist-rest for typing and gaming which is so useful. It is extremely comfortable and gives great wrist support. It does take up a lot of room, however, which can be annoying depending on your setup.
The keyboard also has an extra USB port on top. It’s great for anyone who does not have easily accessible USB ports. However, it is only a USB 2.0, so you won’t get the fastest transport speeds out of it.
Cherry Keys and What This Means
Cherry MX Red switches have a low actuation force — coming in at 45 cN (centinewtons) — tied with Brown switches for the lowest force of the four most common switches. Red switches have been marketed as a gaming switch, with the lightweight allowing for more rapid actuation, and have become increasingly common in gaming keyboards.
However, with this keyboard, it gets better still. Red switches have a 2mm travel distance, which is pretty small, but the K70 used Silver switches, which have an even smaller distance. Silver ones have a 1.2mm travel distance, so it’s insanely fast. Which sometimes makes typing really hard if you are like me and hit 3 keys at once with your fat fingers.
My Brief Review
I like to keep things short and sweet. When I read reviews I am looking for pertinent information, not the fact that keyboards were created 50 years ago or whatever random facts people include. Its evident, here are a lot of great qualities with the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB mechanical keyboard.
The negatives are the price, weight, size, and loudness of clicking from the keys. I could see how someone gets easily annoyed by “clickclackclickclack” when you are typing 50+ words per minute. Now that you have your professional keyboard, maybe learn a professional hobby! Please comment below with any questions!