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  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Keys, Lighting

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute Mini RGB keyboard for Gamers

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    Corsair K65 Mini as advertised is 60% form factor keyboard intended for travel purchase or minimizing desk space and its not targeted for everyday use unless you are used to not using arrow keys and other important keys. It does take less space on your desk and comes with detachable USB C to USB A cable. Unboxing and What’s included: In the box, keyboard, braided USB 3.0 cable (Type C to A), Corsair Logo imprinted ABS ESC keycap, Radiant ABS space bar, plastic ring style keycap puller and user manual. Keyboard’s minimalistic design is good and measures 11.6 x 4.14 x 1.74 inches and weighs around 1.28 pounds. Detachable cable is 6 ft black braided fiber USB Type-C to Type- A. This detachable cable option makes its portable for travel and is easy on the go and connect to any system. This Keyboard does not have all the keys from the full-size Keyboards. I have posted pictures with my Corsair K95 full size keyboard for comparison on the size. No volume wheel, no dedicated mute button or the dedicated profile switch. Logo is not seen anywhere on the front of the keyboard and is on the back right side. Very clean design. Space bar attached is the radiant ABS and comes with PBT keycap that can be easily switched if you need a plain look. Personally, like the printed ABS spacebar for its look. This keyboard has no height or elevation adjustment feet tabs at the back and sits flat on the desk. Also, this one has no wrist pad like K95 and the cable management at back so it took few hours to get used to it. It does have a four rubber pads on each corner to avoid the keyboard from sliding when typing. As always RGB lighting on this keyboard is very good and looks premium. Backlight is individually lit and per-key programmable. Keycaps are PBT double-shot keycap set and is 15mm thick. Keyboard has lot of shortcuts and for those who are not comfortable with mini or laptop keyboard will definitely find this keyboard annoying at first as you will need to use shortcuts for most functionality like arrow keys, delete, media control keys. You will need to use the function key quite often if you need to use any of the shortcuts. For ex: if you need increase volume then you need to hold the FN key and press the corresponding shortcut key O. It does take time to get used to this keyboard for the most part, I still have trouble with the arrow keys placement and the function key. Shortcuts for lighting, profiles, macros, mouse cursor, media controls are allowed. Like other corsair keyboards, this mini also runs on the iCUE software. You will need to download the software iCUE 4 from the website. iCUE software is compatible with both windows and macOS, and is required to change RGB lighting control, key remaps, macro programming and to achieve the full customization of this keyboard. This keyboard has 8MB of onboard storage that allows to store up to 50 profiles with custom macros including 20 lighting layers. You can operate this keyboard in two operating modes – Hardware mode & Software mode. When you connect this device to a system that doesn’t have iCUE software then its on hardware mode and the onboard stored profiles and lighting effects can be used. To change the lighting effect, you can use shortcut by pressing the FN key and C and for changing profile its FN+Z. iCUE software has been updated and it’s recommended to download the latest version directly from the website. It’s recommended to update the firmware, by selecting the device settings. I had to update the firmware from v.0.12.26 to v.0.14.28. This new software has updated options to start programming and its very intuitive. It has various options for key assignments, hardware key assignments, lighting effects, hardware lighting, performance and device settings. Overall, it’s a good value for 60%form factor mini keyboard that is great for travel. Takes less desk space and looks great and powerful with its 8000Hz polling rate with Corsair AXON hyper-processing.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Keys, Rgb feature
    Cons mentioned:
    Noise

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Mighty Little Keyboard

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    I am a member of Best Buy’s Technical Insider Network, TIN for short. Reviewers in this invitation-only program are provided products for the purpose of writing honest, unbiased reviews. Initial impressions: I thought my Corsair K65 LUX RGB keyboard was small. The K65 Mini is only five rows high, does away with the traditional dedicated F-keys, Arrows keys, media player controls, any key that traditionally exists to the right of the Enter key, and any programmable macro keys that you find on some gaming keyboards. The keyboard has a rear facing USB-C connection. You can have this disconnected from your rig and in your travel back in seconds. I cannot do with my larger K65 LUX. What do I lose by having such a small keyboard? Answer: a number-pad. That is it! Everything else has been worked into the keyboard as a Function key. FN+ (U,H,J, and K) are your arrow keys. You can refer to Corsair’s instruction manual for a full list of FN+ functions. The feature set of this keyboard is dense. There are FN keys to control mousing functions. Corsair chose to print the alt-function graphic on the side of the each key. Not an issue in a well-lit room. It is an issue in a darker room. The RGB backlighting does not solve this issue. This is because the keys cast their own shadows up the sides of the keys. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to see the side graphics without the aid of an external light source. The keys shape, texture, and actuation will be familiar to anyone who has used a Corsair gaming keyboard before. The keyboard I received uses the Cherry MX Speed keys. I do not know that exactly actuation force for these keys. However, I can tell you that the actuation force is more than Cherry MX Red keys that are on my K65 LUX keyboard. The good news is that it will take more force to commit an accidental key press. The downside is it may take a while for your fingers to get used to the increased force necessary to depress the keys. The keys themselves feel solid and actuation is smooth from top to bottom of keystroke. I do notice a strange metallic ring when depressing a key. The keyboard, like most gaming keyboards, is loud. But this is the first I have used that rang. It is not annoying. Just odd. There are key cap kits available for Corsair keyboards that include O-rings for that quiet the keys. If this is annoying, then maybe this is an option for you. Gaming: For my tests, I plugged the K65 Mini into my gaming computer that also hosts my K65 LUX. iCUE recognized both and treated each as an independent keyboard. My goal was to have another keyboard to compare to if I so wish. I ultimately ended up comparing RGB profile between the two keyboards so that I could sync up my game profiles for both keyboards. I did not do any gaming on my old keyboard during this period. First, I loaded up Mechwarrior Online. This is my most robust gaming profile that I personally configured. About half the keys on the keyboard have specific color assignments and, in some cases, animations. To my surprise, the K65 automatically adopted as much of the profile as was possible. I had to remap a few keys in game because certain F-keys do not exist on the K65 Mini. The profile automatically activated when I loaded the game. I had to re-map a few in game key assignments to align with the limited keys on the K65 Mini. I was good to go within a few minutes. My in-game performance was as expected. All keys depressed were presented in game instantly. At no time did I notice any missed key commands or ghosting when depressing multiple keys simultaneously. For FPS games, I turned to Titanfall 2, Fortnite, and Middle-Earth Shadows of War. I also chose to repurpose some iCUE profiles I downloaded from Corsair’s website instead of making my own custom profiles. There are a few reasons I did this that I will cover in the iCUE portion of this review. For TitanFall 2, I chose a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 iCUE profile I downloaded from Corsair’s site. I used FN+Z to cycle through the iCUE profiles until I landed on this one. Responsiveness was instantaneous. I did not notice any ghosting or missed key presses as I was running through the map, wall running, or Titan piloting. For Fortnite, I used a Fortnite iCUE profile that I also downloaded from Corsair’s website. The colors are light blue, purple, and include Rain and Type Lightning special effects. Again, gaming was smooth and without issue. I spent some time in the Easter lobby world jumping around and doing general silly stuff just to see how responsive the keyboard was. I did play a single multiplayer deathmatch game. I was the first to be forced into spectator mode; if you know what I mean. Watching the remainder of the match made it clear to me that the path to victory was Macro creation and Macro management. I do not play Fortnite enough to make it worth my time to make macros. However, if you want to be competitive in games like Fortnite then you will want to invest some time writing macros. iCUE makes macro building relatively easy and pain free. You will find macro building under “Key Assignments” and “Hardware Key Assignments” in your K65 Mini gaming profile. Corsair should just call it “Macro” to avoid confusion. You can build these macros to live in your iCUE profile or build them directly into the keyboard’s hardware. That’s some nice flexibility if gaming on the run are and find yourself using a computer that does not run iCUE. Next, Middle-Earth Shadows of War. For this, I created a new profile by copying the Fortnite profile. I also adjust the polling rate to 4000hz. The game played smoothly and without any issues. This game slower pace for me but still requires anti-ghosting. For example, I press W+D+L-Shift to sprint at an angle to my enemy. Then, while depressing all three, hit the spacebar to jump. Everything worked as expected. Finally, I chose to see what 100% anti-ghosting and the new AXON processor could handle. As a non-gaming test, I loaded up MS Word to have a keyboard smashing exercise. I loaded a blank document in MS Word, picked a key for each finger, and then proceeded to simultaneously smash down all ten keys as quickly as I could. Word printed out every key, strangely in an exact repeating pattern, of all my keys for as many times as I smashed down on the keyboard. I think Corsair met their 100% anti-ghosting goal with their new AXON controller. Comfort level: The keyboard offers a comfortable typing experience. As mentioned earlier, the actuation force of the Cherry MX Speed keys are more than the Cherry MX Red keys. My fingers are still adjusting after a week of typing. It serves as a good reminder to take breaks during long gaming sessions. I ran into a few challenges. My first challenge was keyboard size. I did not realize how much I visually depended on seeing the edges of my “normal” sized keyboards for an activity as mundane as finding my home typing keys. My second challenge was the use of FN+ (function) to navigate with arrow keys, the delete key, and access to my F-keys. It will take time to build muscle memory. The final challenge is the exclusion of a wrist rest. Many other gaming keyboards include a wrist rest. It may have reduced the portability of the keyboard but, if detachable, not by much. It is a comfort I have grown accustomed to. Otherwise, this feels like any other Corsair keyboard I have owned. iCUE software: Corsair makes rock solid keyboards. What makes them special is the iCUE software. This is a powerful programming suite for all your Corsair devices. iCUE manages all your Corsair products. My gaming PC consists of 6 Corsair RBG fans, the H100i CPU cooler, ST100 RGB headset stand, the MM800 RGB gaming mouse pad, K65 RGB keyboard, and the Carbide Spec Omega RGB case. I can customize each LED individually, as a group, or across the entire group of devices. For example, I can assign each light on each device individually or I can assign all devices to do a rainbow wave in sync. This includes customer color profiles for each game. For example, when playing Battletech, all my fans turn green, my keyboard theme activates, I have a chase light running along the mouse pad, and my computer case has a blue light chasing a red light from the bottom of my case to the top. The K65 Mini integrates perfectly into this ecosystem. Working with iCUE will take some work and experimentation. You can get some great results with little effort. For example, my default profile is a dim red color assigned to every key with a secondary layer using the pre-defined Type Lightening 1 lighting effects. This results in a keyboard with red lit keys that explode with multi-colors when I depress any key. The iCUE software is also where you have access to adjust the pooling rate of the keyboard, setup macros, create and upload new hardware color profiles to the K65 Mini, disable certain key functions such as the Windows Key or Alt-Tab combinations, and many other functions. Finally, you can leverage exported profiles provided by the community for some great affects. Sometimes it is easier to use someone else’s profile. It is also a good way to learn by seeing what others have done. There are also helpful videos in the iCUE help section. I recommend watching these. Final thoughts: I have not come close to scratching the surface on how feature dense this keyboard is. All I have done is list a few high points and a few places where I feel Corsair can improve the experience. Bottom line, Corsair did a stunning job of shrinking their already amazing keyboards into an ultra-portable package. If you are looking for an ultra-portable keyboard that has all the power and flexibility of a full-sized gaming keyboard, then I encourage you to give the K65 Mini a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Tiny...

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    When I first opened this keyboard I thought to myself, wow, this is so tiny, I wonder how functional it is? Well, I'm here to say that is highly functional, but there is a learning curve. For starters, every special function requires use of the "FN" key. This includes the arrows. After a couple days I got used to it, but I still find myself going for the normal location for them. The keyboard is solid and keystrokes feel natural and confident. You can do a lot with the keyboard without the iCUE software, but when you install it it opens a whole other world of customization. One issue I have with the software is that it overrides my AURA software that controls my motherboard and video card whenever I open it, and I haven't yet figured out how to get back of control of them. An option in the software would be nice, like a check box next to them as to whether or not you want the software to control them. Overall, it's a great keyboard if you're limited on space. Likes: 1.) Small form factor gives you more room for mouse pad on smaller desks 2.) Feels solid, high quality. 3.) Confident keystrokes. Dislikes: 1.) Having to use "FN" key for everything other than normal keystrokes, this includes arrow keys 2.) iCUE software overrides AURA for RGB settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Content creators' can regain desktop real estate!

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    With standard Cherry MX switches, this keyboard really shines with a custom keycap set from Drop. The included iCue software lets one customize the colors for particular applications. The small footprint frees up valuable desk space if you have multiple devices that compete for your desktop.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Corsair

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Very good keyboard. takes a couple days to get used to. but overall it’s a nice little compact mechanical keyboard.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Pc gaming accessories

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    This keyboard looks really good at night and also feels good with the keycaps while gaming and doing productivity throughout the day.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Great product , built like it’s going to last. Best choice I’ve done was to change from a full keyboard to a reduced version for gaming.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Corsair peripheral

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Girlfriend bought me this for our month Anniversary and I’ve been eyeing this keyboard for a while! Really great keyboard and recommend

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Corsair mini

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Best gaming keyboard I’ve used. Amazing responsiveness.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Perfect 60% keyboard for gaming or everyday use. One of the prettiest little keyboards on the market.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best KeyBoard I have owned

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    Good keyboard I used it for office and gaming upgraded from a Ducky One 2 Mini

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Dope RGB mini keyboard

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Awesome keyboard, already upgraded the keycaps to the Crystal Crown caps by G.Skill.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very pleased!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    So easy to set up and use my son absolutely loves it!!!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Mostly Great

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Keyboard is great minus it disconnecting from ICUE constantly.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Keys, Rgb feature
    Cons mentioned:
    Noise

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Gaming Keyboard - no arrows is tough

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    Some thoughts on the: CORSAIR - K65 RGB MINI 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED, CHERRY MX SPEED Keyswitches - Black It has a tiny footprint - which is great. USB-C - the way to be! Very responsive - key clicks have no delay whatsoever. The missing keys with this being a 60%er are given a new life on other keys via the Function key and alternate key bindings. As I had never looked at that before apparently it's pretty common. So, if you’re missing the Up, Left, Down, Right buttons, you can press U/H/J/K while holding the Function (FN) key on the right side of the keyboard next to Alt and get them back (in a way). A few misses. The “home row” bumps are smaller than normal - makes it harder to get centered during a game. The alternate key bindings aren’t part of keys lights - so you can’t see what things are in the dark. LEDs - great range & options with the iCue software Cool space bar design that’s reactive like the keys are. I found the hollow sounding clicks interesting; much different than other linear / red switches which sound more dense. The keys themselves have a nice feel to them; they aren’t slippery / glossy like other keyboards, these are more matte and have a slight resistance to them when sliding your fingers down the keys. The USB-C cable is pretty solid - it’s a weaved cable that appears to be pretty rigid and looks like it’ll have a decent amount of longevity. Overall, I like this keyboard and think it’ll be my daily-gamer for a while to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Keys, Lighting, Switches

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Small form factor packed with gaming tech features

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    I've been tempted to get a TKL (tenkeyless) keyboard for awhile for my gaming rig to help with some of the aches and pains of having my arms spread apart so wide during long gaming sessions, so I was excited to see Corsair was taking it to the next level by not only making a TKL keyboard, but also creating a keyboard that was even more compact down to 60%. They were able to accomplish this additional downsize by removing the F-keys at the top, removing the arrow keys and home/end cluster. The functionality is not gone however, as they've cleverly used a FN key to allow you to combo with existing keys to get your F-key functionality along with a host of other commands at the press of 2 keys rather than 1. One of the best features of the K65 Mini is that it requires no additional software to get most of its functionality since all of the FN key macros and even the LED controls are already stored onboard. There's a number of basic lighting profiles that you can cycle through and you can also change the speed and direction of the LED effects. The keys themselves are Cherry MX Speed switches which are designed for maximum performance and responsiveness. To me, they feel like a mix between Red and Brown switches, a little bit more tiresome typing than some of the Reds I've used in the past and a little bit louder when typing compared to Red, Black and Brown switches. The key tops also feel a bit smaller to me, so this leads to more missed strokes at first but I am getting more accurate even as I am typing this review with the Mini. Overall the keys are fast and responsive, however the larger keys around the edges like shift, enter, backspace and control seem to be a bit stiffer. This may change as the switches break-in. Also while writing this review, I realize how much I miss physical arrow keys to move around text blocks and edit. I am sure I will miss them too when navigating game menus or inventories. It would've also been nice if the FN keys on the front of the keycaps were laser etched out and illuminated as well, but over time muscle memory should take over if I want to use the arrow keys a lot. Other tech Corsair has included is their AXON gaming tech which is probably more important for their gaming mice since it can register up to 8K inputs, not sure how much good that does for a gaming keyboard since typing speeds and actions per minute are probably nowhere close to needing that. The keyboard also features some expected gaming requirements like non-ghosting and blocking. In terms of gaming responsiveness it performed as expected, fast in FPS and RTS games. You can also record Macros still if you want help reperforming some mundane tasks in your favorite MMO. Overall the size and weight of the keyboard are impressive, its actually no wider than my work laptop and it is indeed 60% maybe even 55% the size of my gaming keyboard. This actually works out great since during Covid, I move my laptop and Gaming keyboard back and forth so this K65 Mini makes it much easier to share space. It would also be great for those who are transitioning back into the office and home and want to bring their keyboard with them. Just be mindful this keyboard is not super quiet in an office environment. In terms of some negatives that should be mentioned: -The keyboard is small in terms of total footprint, but it is actually kind of tall from bottom to top. There's no legs to allow you to adjust and the normal height is probably a bit higher and more angled than most keyboards with their legs out. It also makes it a little bit uncomfortable when resting your wrists on a table, so make sure to get a good gel wrist rest. -I verified the keyboard works with a USB-C to USB-C cable, but it would've been nice if Corsair included either a USB-C to USB-C cable, or a cable that was USB-C to USB-C with a USB-A to C adapter instead of the A to C cable. -The keyboard switches sit in an overall well, which means over time gunk will get in that well. Overall I prefer keyboards including a few offered by Corsair that have their key posts flush on top of the keyboard so they can be easily cleaned with a can of air. Overall this is a great concept keyboard that will take some time to get used to, but I would still probably look to a TKL keyboard for some of the features I've mentioned mainly the arrow keys to navigate text bodies or menus/inventories in game quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best gaming keyboard

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    BEST KEYBOARD OUT THERE! This keyboard is so comfy and so smooth! They feel so good! And the key caps are even better!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Keys, Lighting

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    So Tiny

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    this is my second mini keyboard that i’ve tried sold my first one that was bought on amazon, but now I think it’s time to maybe give a mini keyboard a second try, or even have it as an alternative to my daily use. corsair finally made their very first mini keyboard, i’ll be listing my pros and cons like. see how my experience with the keyboard. Pros - first thing yes it’s small it is 60% mini keyboard, even the gag between keys are closer compare to standard size keyboard - the design is pretty simple on the left corner you will see “k65” branding that’s very minimalist, and on the top right corner is corsair main logo - you also get a basic corsair usbc cable, an extra space bar/ key and key puller - all the rgb glows and shine perfectly with the white bottom base. the animations of the lights looks amazing by the way. corsair iCUE app will be needed if you want to fully customize this keyboard - the app has tons of functionality, you have the ability to assigned certain keys to adjusting lighting effects, creating lighting profiles that can be programmed to your keyboard - if you have other rgb by corsair on your computer setup, the iCUE app could sync them all together - the key caps is basic With huge fonts, you will need to use the FN key to get access to alternative buttons, you might hate it or love it - it’s Cherry MX red, for me they sounded great not too loud, just a great sounding keyboard, i’ve always prefer cherry red to this is perfect. Cons - the key caps looks cluttered, you’ll need memorize where most alternative keys are located, or you’ll be stuck like me when I game in dark, it’s sometimes hard to tell where to find the alternative key since it’s 60% keyboard - the keyboard have zero personality than it’s logo, it almost looks like an off brand keyboard that you can order online, I wish it had little more something to separate it from other, because without looking you wouldn’t think this a corsair, just how simple it look. - wish they added a height adjustment on bottom, I mean does it cost that much to add that? my cheap red dragon even have it so I don’t see why corsair felt like cutting corners here - for the price I guarantee you can find the same similar feel keyboard for less, the only thing you’ll be missing is the rgb features that the app offers for some that’s not a bad deal at all I think i’d still keep the keyboard it would look basic by the time i’m done with it, i’m planning on buying new key caps and cord for this, that would give it more of a personal if you choose to do so, overall for the price and for corsair fan, you might be ok paying $110 for this keyboard, but I know for those that are very familiar with mini keyboard would prob give this a pass.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Design, Keys, Lighting

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good mini keyboard

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    This keyboard is just not a regular gaming keyboard it is a very small one. The size of this thing is very noticeable next to my regular gaming keyboard. The amount of space saving is also something you can't ignore. This keyboard is very nicely built you will notice once you get it out of the box. Don't be fooled by its size this thing has a little weight in it and is thick. It does not have kickstand legs, instead the back was built higher giving the look and feel that the keyboard is raised. Setting it up is relatively easy plug N play pretty much. However to take full advantage you need to download the dedicated iCue software. With the software installed you can create profiles, assign keys, change lighting, create macros and more. The lighting effects are pretty cool, the "rain" setting is one of my favorites. The colors on this keyboard are bright and vivid. There's plenty of features to play around with the lights in this keyboard. The mechanical keys have good feedback when playing or typing and that's because of the CherryMX mechanical switch . However, the clicking sound is a little louder compared to my other keyboard. With the small size it comes with some disadvantages meaning you're losing some of the keys you are used to like the arrows and number pad. Now, using the iCue software you can actually remap those keys or pressing the Fn key will give you access to them by default, now that being said you have to have the FN button pressed. It would have been nice to be able to lock that Fn button. You can also control the mouse cursor and adjust the speed with this keyboard using the WASD keys, and yes the Fn has to be pressed. Most of the keys will have a function to it and they are labeled too and of course you will have to press the Fn to activate it. How will this keyboard improve your gaming experience, that will be in the space saving to be honest and the ability to carry it around due to its size. Even with the 8000hz hyper-pooling I did not notice a difference in my game play. Overall if you want a sweet gaming keyboard with most of the perks, be able to customize the keys however you like and save a lot of space at the same time, this keyboard got your back. In the box includes the Keyboard, detachable braided USB-A to USB-C cable, keycap puller, Corsair keycap with logo, space bar, manual and other documents.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Rgb feature, Switches

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tiny and awesome!

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    PROS: - Corsair finally has a 60% keyboard! - Cherry MX Speed switches - 8000Hz polling rate - Stabilizers are excellent - Sturdy/well-built - USB cable (USB-C to USB-A) is very long - Customizable macros - Customizable RGB CONS: - Can't adjust elevation - No USB passthrough for mouse == Setup == Setting up the K65 is super easy, regardless of the OS you're using. To take full advantage of what you can do with this keyboard, I would recommend using Windows. While it works just fine connected to my Linux laptop, you're going to want to use Corsair's iCue software. While you can just plug in the K65 and use the on-board storage to map macros and adjust the RGB, I find it easier to do through iCue. From here you can do just about anything you could imagine for macros and lighting effects. You can even have different macros/colors for multiple profiles. Using iCue is also the only way you're going to be able to toggle the polling frequency (up to 8KHz). == Daily Use == If you've never used a 60% keyboard before (like me), it's going to take some time to get used to taking advantage of the function shortcuts. Anything that you could do on a full-sized keyboard, you can do on the K65. While I don't use it all the time, I still think it's cool that I can use the function shortcuts to control the mouse cursor. Since working from home, I love how much desk space has been freed up by going with a 60% keyboard. Since the K65 is so small, you can even have a full-sized ergo keyboard for work and still keep the K65 on your desk for gaming in the evening, without feeling like your desk is cluttered. == Performance == While I can't say that the K65 has turned me into a better player, I absolutely enjoy using an actual mechanical keyboard for gaming over using my ergo keyboard (shocking, I know). If you like to angle your keyboard for FPS games, having a small keyboard makes all the difference for comfortable playing. Having such a small footprint really lets you position your arms to whatever angle/reach is the most comfortable for you, even if you don't have a very large desk. The accuracy of the K65 is amazing! I never felt like there were any missed keypresses, there were no duplicate hits, and everything was lightning quick. Cranking up the polling rate really does make a difference. == Minor Complaints == Honestly, I really love this keyboard, it's perfect what I need for balancing work and play. I can have my full-sized ergo keyboard for work and switch to the K65 for when I want play. However, it's not a perfect keyboard. I really wish that you could adjust the angle/elevation of the keyboard, but Corsair did not include tilt legs under the keyboard chassis. It may not be an issue for some people, but it would have been nice to have the option. There's no USB passthrough, something that's common on many of Corsair's other mechanical gaming keyboards. While I can live without it, it would have been nice to have. == OVERALL == I'm sure I'm not the only person who's been waiting a long time for Corsair to make their own 60% keyboard, so it's great to finally have the K65 on my desk. This is a fantastic gaming keyboard without taking up a lot of space. If you're thinking about getting a smaller keyboard, I would HIGHLY recommend going to your local Best Buy and try out the K65 in person. It performs great and has a very satisfying sound and feel when typing.

    I would recommend this to a friend