Corsair K70 is a mechanical keyboard which is primarily targeted for hard code gamers. Mechanical keyboards are not very common today since they are much more expensive than keyboards with electronic switches. Despite that gamers and typist still love mechanical keyboard due to their smoothness and breeze while using them and of course to hear that “click sound” while typing. So let’s check out Corsair K70 keyboard and see if it’s worth to spend you hard earned money on them :-
Design and Aesthetic
Corsair K70 is a full size mechanical keyboard which is not very different to its previous generation version of K60 in terms of built and size. It comes in various switch combination and colour keys such as Red, Blue and Brown but we are reviewing the crimson or cherry Red version. The keyboard has a striking vibrant Red LED’s on the back of keys. When lit, it surely looks stunning. You would want to brag them in front of your friends when they come to visit. The brightness of the LED’s can be adjusted to various levels as per you choice.
Corsair provides additional keys like WASD and numbers from 1 to 6 which are conventionally used heavily while gaming. Corsair K70 slightly differs from K60 as it has more wrist rest support. This helps to rest your other hand on the keyboard while gaming and yet be ready to use it quickly when required.
Coming to the most important aspect of the keyboard, the KEYS. The keys on K70 are raised above the aluminium chaise on the base. The overall look of the keyboard is clean and simple. I could figure out some rough edges like visible screws (which I doubt anyone will ever notice). On the top right, there are multimedia and volume keys along with playback buttons like start, stop, forward, back, mute. In the top centre, we have light control keys which control backlights and are quite small in size.
Corsair provided additional keys for gaming are red in colour and layered/rough textured on top which can be used by first detaching the keys on keyboard with a provided clip. It does help to quickly identify these red keys while gaming although I personally preferred the standard keys. These red keys are not very convenient to type on. Other than gaming, I highly doubt you would want to use them. Moreover, I did not want to detach and reattach these keys again and again which is quite inconvenient.
The USB cables coming from the keyboard are strong and their cable diameter is quite big giving it a rough and tough feel. Although we would have liked if these cable were detachable as carrying the keyboard is not very easy with two giant big cable flying around it. Again, you would rarely need to move around your keyboard. The gaming experience while using this keyboard was great. Above that these are also very good while typing. The keys are very smooth to type on and click sound feels good while typing. Beware that after using this keyboard, you would find it very hard move back to conventional cheap keyboards. These are so smooth that that sometimes I thought that I had not pressed the key hard enough yet the key was typed on screen.
At the end, if you are not a hard code gamer but someone who types a lot then we would recommend you to look somewhere else as there are better options in mechanical keyboards segment which are built solely for typing quickly. If you are gamer then this keyboard will be like your friend which would help you pass those tough level in varied games. If you are not a heavy gamer but like to enter in mechanical keyboard world then it’s worth to give them a try. Overall, Corsair K70 is decent keyboard for the price. They are not complete value for money in this segment but are still good enough for a purchase.