Description and Features The K70's basic design has been around for quite some time, and in fact is still the high-end board against which all others are judged. This particular keyboard has been endowed with the Rapidfire moniker reserved for Corsair boards with Cherry Speed switches. The K70 is a rock, immutable. This thing feels absolutely sturdy and 'expensive' from the get-go. You also have a profile switch button, brightness control, and Windows key lock can be programmed to lock off other functions too clustered as a trio along the top edge. Lighting quality is also good with these new switches, with whites looking neutral and other colours represented vividly and accurately. Threaded, reverse-chronological Comment threads started last appear at the top.
On the full-sized K70, cable routes exist at the back of the keyboard, but those disappeared for these special low-profile variants. If you want something sleek and feature-packed, then the Rapidfire fits the bill — and provides the fastest pure mechanical experience around. Corsair already had the best hardware, and nothing needed to change there. The new Cherry switches are the star of the show, of course. It may be better to look for a laser-based keyboard if you do need the fastest keyboard around, then. For example, the '5' key has the '%' below the '5' making it look as if you need to press 'shift' to get a '5'. Thank goodness I spotted the Corsair on display with a gaming pc.
The slimmest mechanical gaming keyboard from Corsair Low profile switches are particularly small switches with a short distance to actuate. I cannot recommend this product enough. The profiles are all encompassing, I also have Corsair Void Wireless headphones and an M65 mouse. Typing still has the mechanical feel and the sound of the new keys sounds like a silenced version of the clicking that we all love. We won't share your email with anybody. The new low-profile model deviates only slightly from the mold, coming in at 17.
Thanks to the integrated memory, different settings are now available on-the-fly, regardless of software. Additionally, there are various guides to answer frequently asked questions about mechanical keyboards. Mentioned in this article And in most respects, the K70 Low Profile is identical to its standard-switch peers. On the right, you get five media buttons and a volume roller. There might be a really good reason for this, but it makes you have to really think about some symbols. If a flat keyboard position is preferred, the two feet can be folded: in that situation, two extra-large anti-slip pads provide grip on the desk. This is appreciated, as cost won't be a factor when deciding between the two.
Nothing makes me happier than typing away on a quality keyboard, and mechanical keyswitches often feel very premium. The low profile was totally different than what I expected. I'm gathering my thoughts and editing pictures of this board for a full-blown review, so keep your eyes peeled. However, it costs a pretty penny at £160. Thankfully, the keycaps are a lot shorter than the name. After getting my Ducky in going back to my K70 is hard to convince myself to do. Durable Aluminum Frame: Aircraft-grade anodized aluminum frame ensures a lifetime of gaming.
We won't share your email with anybody. The K70 Low Profile is not. The keycaps on Corsair boards are also a complete joke. The Low Profile Red switches actuate at 1. The textured keys are also slightly sloped for ease of finger placement.
Even the feet give me a good feeling about their longevity. Well yes, yes I would… But let me say this! This can be used to plug in your mouse, a Bluetooth dongle, etc. Enter the Corsair K70 Mk. Published by Jules B is a Mechanical Geek by trade and Technology Enthusiast by day. It also serves as a home base for all Corsair peripherals you may have in your gaming suite. From here, I wonder what kind of features Corsair has in store for future models, but I have a hard time thinking it can get better than this.
This RapidFire keyboard is notably more low profile by little more than 25%. I find I just assume it's on the right and it's easier when I'm holding a cable in my right hand to plug it in this way. Go there for details about competing products and how we tested them. Corsair was kind enough to send one of these bad boys our way to test out. The switch on the left is the typical mechanical switch originally designed by Cherry and has now been copied and some would argue improved by others.
Not much has changed in four years. The best thing of all is that gamers do not even have to pause their gaming session. Subscriber options: E-mail me when people reply to my comments Comment sorting order: Threaded, dynamic default New replies push comment threads to the top. The whole top of the keyboard including the base the keys sit on is very thick brushed aluminum. What I can say is that the response on these new switches is very nice.
Not really a feature that I miss although it is kinda nice. I am familiar with an earlier version of this keyboard, herein, there is a marked precipitable light processing technology improvement. The design improvements are significant compared to a product that was already amazing. Was this a design choice, or just a coincidence? An all-new slim-line design stands just 29mm tall and effortlessly fits into your modern desktop setup, while the aircraft-grade anodized aluminium frame provides the durability to last through lifetime of gaming in comfort. All other keyboards I have every owned and used are the other way around. I expected the keys to be louder than they actually are as I'm a heavy typer, but I was pleasantly surprised that they weren't much louder than my previous keyboard with cheap non-Cherry keys. While some people prefer to keep everything onboard, the downside is that more complicated functions and effects cannot run on hardware alone, and functions like auto-switching profiles based on the app you have running in the foreground also rely on software.