Being multi-color per key backlighting, it has an innovative, jaw dropping design that is sensible and most complete around. Rivalling the top peripheral brands, Corsair offers highly innovative and most featured mechanical keyboards to date. And we found issues with it. And yes, K70 is the best among old news. Consider those, um, droplets of gravy. From a practical point of view however, this design is extremely helpful to those that like to keep their keyboards clean, as a simple blow can remove all debris from the surface of the keyboard. It has a matrix of 104 keys across the keyboard.
Interested to see that designers have advertised everything they could related to product on front. But why mess with what works? The idea was that if you were to push the keyboard forward by accident, the feet weren't going to fold down on you. The spacebar, which is not replaceable, is textured as well. You can also see above a pair of selections for triggering lighting by pressed key with either the key lighting up alone, or in a ripple effect. You can edit the default profile by attaching a custom profile icon, adding a background image, and turning the tabs transparency up or down to give the interface a personal touch. The actual distance a key must travel between its idle position and making a full electrical contact is around 3. Once you pitch in the software, you will find default profile with simple lighting effects to choose, however with the complicated, in-explicitly detailed options that appears all over the menus and subs.
Far and away, my favorite feature is the new backlighting. The lack of an option to take the keyboard apart without damaging it is a big disappointment especially as the keyboard holds together excellently even without the hidden screws , as is the amount of trouble needed to open it at all. The central claims behind the K68's release, however—the dust and water resistance—we find underwhelming. A fun mode I came up with is picking the Rain mode and setting it to a green-only color, giving an effect reminiscent of the film The Matrix see video below. Bottom Line The K70 Rapidfire is not so much a brand-new keyboard as simply another option for the already-excellent. Both mechanical-switch keyboards and multi-colour backlit keyboards have been around for a while.
The black, anodized-aluminum deck is sturdy and luxurious. The Platinum looks like it has it and my old K90 has it. Therefore, I found sticking to primary colors—red, green, and blue—gave the best results. None of the feet tilt the keyboard far though; you can, at most, achieve just four or so degrees of elevation. While there are other switches used in mechanical keyboards, like Blue and Brown, the Red one is considered as highly durable and preferred by most gamers.
There are four main effects: solid, gradient, ripple, and wave. They're neither noisy like Cherry Blues, nor entirely silent like Cherry Browns. There's also a profile-switching option, because like so many Corsair keyboards, this one lets you store an unlimited number of executable-specific profiles on your drive. It is a switch designed specifically for gaming by combining light actuation force and higher actuation speed. It will most certainly be dark with yellow accents, aesthetically focused on a picture of the keyboard itself, like they produce since 2014.
Below that is the somewhat thin bottom case. During gaming, I have found that it is indeed very hard for your fingers to slide off these special keycaps, but during typing my fingers constantly snagged on them, which was quite annoying. So, for example, you can create a macro that flashes several keys on the K68 when a timed power-up in a game comes back to full strength. We suppose you could use this to tilt the keyboard backwards instead of forwards. Included in the package is an adequately-sized wrist rest which is made of mostly plastic and features soft-touch rubber surface which features a dimpled-patten for added grid. I have yet to have any flickering in my K95 but might be different from the K70.
In short, don't come to the K68 for water and dust resistance first and foremost. The top frame is black, Aluminum made with brush finishing on it having top quality. Every stroke of a key meets an immediate reaction. But the associated peripherals need to be just a responsive, because input lag could cost the gamer points or even the match itself. Profiles The Profiles tab contains the basic profile settings. The latter features four states: off, low, medium and high. Guys with the good typing speed i.
The keyboard did not react correctly, and it would have massive lag spikes where it would take forever to show the text I wrote, and most of the time it was just a lot of 1 character, and no actual sentences. Want to move any of the K68's seven media keys anywhere else on the keyboard? On a mix color like yellow, for example, the individual red and green lights which yellow light is made up of are clearly visible as reflections on the keycaps see pictures. Windows Key Lock button - good for gaming. Other Thoughts: Comes with a little key to pull the keys, recommend taping that to the bottom when you need to deep clean it it saves the day. The included wrist rest is nice though, and a key cap puller is always useful, as are the convenient, dedicated media control buttons. In several previous Corsair keyboards, such as the , the spacebar had a slightly roughened texture to make for easy identification by feel alone.
Cons: - Keyboard bricks completely upon updating it with the latest firmware from Corsair's official page. With macros you might have an edge that will indeed ease things up for you. Therefore, several companies are now trying to innovate on the design of the mechanical key switches themselves, and we are starting to see new switch designs coming into production in 2016. What you do get are a set of multimedia keys consisting of a volume wheel and buttons for Mute, Play, Pause, Back and Forward. We believe, Corsair K70 is a one best deal that has offerings no less than a premium keyboard, in fact, I consider it as a premium keyboard.