CORSAIR - RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Black

Customize the LED backlighting on this CORSAIR RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboard for your favorite PC and online games, and enjoy the quick response of Cherry MX key switches. Full-key rollover and 100 percent anti-ghosting on this CORSAIR RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboard ensure you stay in the game, and the detachable wrist rest lets you play all day.

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Overview

What's Included


  • CORSAIR RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Detachable full length wrist rest
  • Quick start guide

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (365 out of 374)

Features


Cherry MX Speed

Gaming key switches with ultra-fast 1.2mm actuation and light 45g force.

Backlit Red LED keys

Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps deliver dynamic, vibrant backlighting.

CUE support

Enables advanced macro and lighting programming for virtually unlimited game customization.

Keyboard controls

Six dedicated multimedia keys, including Volume Up/Down roller. Lightweight aluminum chassisAircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame for superior durability.

USB connectivity

For compatibility with most systems. Has USB pass-through port.

FPS/MOBA keycap sets

Textured keycaps keep you in control.

100% anti-ghosting and full key rollover

Ensures every keystroke translates directly into accurate gameplay.

Windows compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars with 371 reviews

98%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a gamer but nice

    Posted
    Metairieman55
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    If you're into hallucinogenic drugs, you won't need this keyboard! It can do it for you. On the other hand if you just want to see your keys in either low light or fully lit rooms with a logical color code to your keys, check this one out. Sure, there are scripts to make your keybd look like a Las Vegas marquee on full tilt, but it has a lot to offer for simpler folks like me, too. The keys are mechanically very tactile but NOT quiet by design. I like to hear myself hit the key. But if you leave a finger too heavy, she will machine gun on you! And if find my presses misaligned touch typing but I never was one anyway. After using my last Logitech G19 for many years, I think the key spacing may be slightly different but after about a month of using this one, I've adjusted. I decided on this keybd for two reasons: the ample lighting (and adjustments) and the "open" nature of the layout. With its heavier construction of an aluminum frame & raised keys, it doesn't move around as much. And who has not been eating while typing with greasy fingers or crumbs falling in between keys? Ever try to clean 100+ keys of grime and debris? That's life, huh? With no shell covering the key base, it's so much easier to brush in between keys. And for grease build up on the key face, ASUS also provides a nice tool to extract each key for wipe down and it snaps right back on afterwards. Overall, it does the job I wanted. A little more than I wanted to spend but the aluminum construction (weight), the "open" keys and customized lighting feature made it worth the extra cash from the typical plastic trash collectors.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard, love the cherry speed

    Posted
    Dominator
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    I have to admit. I am really enjoying the k70 and the Cherry Speed switches. I have noticed my typing speed increased a bit. However, this only came after a few days with the switches and getting use to it. If you are coming from a heavy switch, like a cherry black, you will notice right away that you do not need to bottom the key out to register. This is where the learning curve comes into play. If you lightly type and not bottom out the key, you can fly through the keys much faster. There is one small caveat to this though, the switches are very very sensitive and you can easily push a key while moving to another key. This still happens to me every so often, even after weeks of use. I am using a different keyboard at work and I believe that contributes to this. However, just something to think about. The RGB is pretty good. I have to admit, I do not use it very often. However, when I want to show off my RGB lighting on whole setup, it fits in nicely. There are TONS and TONS of custom options you can do in terms of light. Each key is lite from the middle portion of the switch. This make the light spread nicely and helps show the light through the key caps. The key caps are really my only down side. They do not look quality at all. Almost feel cheap to me. The included WASD textured keys are just as bad. The D is already starting to wear after a few weeks. I only play WoW or HoTS, so its not like I am gaming 24-7. I would like to see nicer keycaps for sure, but I will not let that hold back its perfect rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Keyboard

    Posted
    SaucePump
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    To keep it relatively short and sweet, this keyboard is great. After using this keyboard for the better part of a year I can honestly justify the premium price to it. The switches are no joke, and really do hold up to the title of "rapid fire." It took some getting used to since they keys require almost zero effort to press, the slightest touch makes them go, it is highly sensitive. Some people may not like that, but for me I really enjoy it for gaming and typing. It is very efficient. The full RGB is pretty sweet too. If you dowload the corsair utility program on your rig, you can do some pretty cool and 100% pure customization for color schemes, macros, and if you have other corsair rbg devcies, you can even do synchronized lighting. Cleaning the keyboard is pretty easy too. The switches are slightly raised from the base of the board allowing easier access for cans of air and Q-tips to get in there. Cool added features: It comes with a detatchable wrist guard for addded comfort if you have long sessions. Has a cool little volume controler that lets you adjust your system volume which I found myself using a lot more than I expected. It also has a USB port so if you quickly want to plug a usb stick or charge your phone, you can do it staright from the keyboard. Only "con" I can really think of is that the keyboard requires 2 free usb ports on your computer to plug it in. So if you dont have many USB ports to spare then consider getting a usb hub. Overall this keyboard is solid and I dont plan on getting a new one any time soon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The 1.2mm is noticeable.

    Posted
    TCGNekoKing
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    So, I bought this a month or two ago as my keyboard I had died. I was going to get a quality one and found this on Amazon, but decided to go through Best Buy. I am very happy with my purchase. It's very aesthetically pleasing, The LEDs are nice and bright and it doesn't attract any fingerprints (even after I ate pizza and popcorn which amazed me). The keyboard comes with two sets of keycaps as well, one for MOBA games like League of Legends and one for WASD games like Overwatch. These come with a keycap puller so you don't have to worry about damaging your keys when removing them. The lower actuation is noticeable and now I have issues typing on other keyboards because i expect that lower actuation to actuate keys when it doesn't. Now, I do have to take a star off for a couple of reasons, the first being it very easy collects dust. Now, it's a brushed aluminum keyboard, so while it doesn't collect fingerprints, dust is a HUGE problem with this keyboard. I've already sprayed it out with canned air 2-3 times. The other area I have to ding it on is I wanted the RGB version as it was the same price at the time of my purchase. I thought I saw RGB on the keyboard itself but it wasn't the RGB. I never got it replaced, though, as the red is still very aesthetically pleasing and actually went with the scheme I had accidently starting making with my mouse and headset. Another thing to note is the keyboard itself is relatively small compared to Razer keyboards, but becomes big and clunky with the wrist rest on. I am VERY happy with my purchase and even though I did not get the RGB keyboard I had wanted, I still have a very nice keyboard that is both aesthetically pleasing and very durable. If you need a mouse or a keyboard I definitely recommend Corsair!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    Matt
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    Coming from a Logitech G910 Orion Spark this keyboard is much more comfortable and I find typing on it much easier than the Logitech keyboard. It seems that keys are easier to locate when typing fast and the fast button response when playing games is very noticeable. There is very little key travel to activate the switch. Being Cherry MX keys also means that getting custom key caps is much easier to find ones that fit. The Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software is very easy to use and provides certain functionalities that are extremely neat. You can search and download profiles that other people have created so you don't have to set up your own you can just click a button and be ready for any of your favorite games. This keyboard is great and I love the build quality of it, for the price it feels like you are getting what you pay for compared to standard plastic keyboards. It is also very light weight for anyone that needs to take it places. The USB pass through is also a nice touch so you can connect your phone and charge it while playing games and have it right in front of you. Definitely would recommend this for anyone looking for a fantastic mechanical keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing typing and gaming experience

    Posted
    bsorn
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    I previously used a Dell membrane keyboard for over 5 years before this. After finally fighting with that freakishly $150 price tag, I don't regret it. The typing experience is simply amazing at best due to the Cherry MX Speed switches having a 1.2 mm actuation with smooth and fast rebounds for quick typing. Gaming was also great simply because of the switch and realized my hands had less fatiugue unless my previous keyboard. My only gripes with this keyboard would be its loud noise, almost as loud as the infamous cherry MX blue switches. If you are worried about noise, I recommend going with the Corsair Strafe RGB has those have the MX Silent switches. I also have problems with the CUE software as it is somewhat confusing at first and needs to be running in order for the keyboard to work. The build and design is simply amazing however with its aluminum base plate and the wrist pad is a nice touch. If you have the money and want the best keyboard for gaming and even typing, go with the K70 Rapidfire.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    Posted
    Exzanthia
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    Got this keyboard a few months ago because I needed a new one a decided why not just go big, was not disappointing. Had gotten one, brought it how, tried it for a bit but the lights kept going out randomly for some reason. Tried everything under the sun to fix it but nothing worked for long. Brought it in to exchange, got a new one and the same thing happened. Later found out it was just my USB driver needed an update (made me feel like a bit of a fool for exchanging a perfectly good keyboard because of the only thing i didn't think of). Takes a little time to figure out how to change lighting and set some profiles, but after you figure it out they keyboard is great. Makes click sounds when you type but its just load enough for you to know you hit your key and don't have to spam them (yay no more smashed keys). Colors are very vibrant, typing is very smooth, is a bit smaller then the keyboard i was using and possibly a bit smaller then a normal keyboard you might find at a library so it does take some getting used to at first, but after you do you wont be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    MX Speed Switch Just Fine For My Typing Work

    Posted
    DocHollidey
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    I almost didn't get this keyboard for my work-at-home job due to "bad for typing" reviews, but I had already ordered the K95 RGB Platinum MX Speed keyboard for my gaming rig, and I really wanted to use the same keys for work and games, to synchronize the feel and thus be more efficient in both areas. So I took a chance ($50 off helped) and bought this day before my K95 arrived to test out the keys on my business computer - it works great! I like it better than the Razer Greens, MX Blues and Romer Gs I've used on my work computer before. The MX Speed keys were a nice touch and feel for me right out of the box. Keyboards and mice are a personal preference. For instance, I use a DeathAdder Elite for both work and gaming because it fits my hand like a glove. Mice and keyboards are a personal choice.You might not like the Speeds like I do. But you have to try it for yourself - you might like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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