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CORSAIR - K68 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with Backlighting - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Going the way of the Dodo...?

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    AugustJohnson
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    *PLUG-N-Play works fine; No need for CPU & RAM usage dragging down an older PC. I really like this keyboard! This is the first mechanical keyboard that I’ve ever owned. Initially, I was leaning towards the K70 LUX RGB; however, the lack of those online for sale, even on CORSAIR’s own web site may indicate that the K70 LUX RGB model may be dropped by CORSAIR (Well, that's like... just my opinion, man). A few of the keys have a lower ‘clunk’ sound, like the Space Bar key, the Back Space key & 0 key on the keypad, but I can live with that. The most amazing feature, IMO, is the back-lighting of the keys. I also purchased the M65 RGB ELITE Mouse - also lighted, a scaled down version of the M65 Vengeance. Now I don’t have to turn on any lights to work or game at night. OUTSTANDING! I run both the mouse and the K68 as Plug & Play; which doesn’t bog down my 7 year old PC with over weighted software running in the background. Unlike the OEM membrane keyboard that came with my PC, the K68 has raised above the deck keys. NICE! The keys are also more sensitive and I find that my larger fingers brush a neighboring key from time to time. IMO, you can’t go wrong buying one of these. Best Buy has a great delivery service and I am quite impressed with their speed and the care that they take in packaging items for shipping. With the price of this keyboard fluctuating as much as it has within the time of purchase and this review / 18,Jan - 29-Jan / = from $89.99 - $69.99 and in between, it may well be going the way of the Dodo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and functional

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    tls11823
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    I had been using wireless keyboards for a few years, but they ended up being too fragile. So I decided to go back to something wired. I wanted something with backlit keys because I often work in low-light conditions. This keyboard doesn't have a lot of options (it comes in any color you like as long as you like red), but it gets the job done for me and it feels very sturdy. I expect it to last a long time. The keys are a little noisy, but I guess that kind of comes with the territory. All-in-all, I believe this to be a good value for a reasonable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard I've ever owned

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    Footnote
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    I'm assuming that unlike most people looking at this keyboard, the main reason I considered this one was not for gaming. I type two to three hours a day and a good keyboard is essential. The K68 fits all my needs. Solidly built, it has some weight to it with little or no flex. The Cherry MX Red key switches are perfect for someone like myself who has arthritis and types with a light touch. Although not stealthy, the keys switches are on the quieter side. It comes with a removable wrist rest, and aesthetically its adjustable red backlighting is pretty darned sexy. I have literally owned more than a dozen keyboards, and this by far is my favorite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Mechanical Keyboard

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    Timmy
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    I was a little overwhelmed looking at Keyboards, specifically Corsairs lineup, but after some very long thought I decided to go with this one for a few reasons. 1, I didn't want to spend too much. (Got this one on sale for $80). 2, as much as I love RGB lighting, I knew I was going to set it to red anyways. 3, I am okay with the lack of USB pass through, the non metal wheel volume adjuster, the "lesser" of the wrist rests, and the non aluminum frame. (The K70 offers the above) This keyboard has a VERY sturdy feel to it and has been great for me and my typing/gaming needs. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Like most Corsair products - Amazing

    Posted
    Taylor
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    Just a great, sturdy, quality KB by Corsair. If you don't need RGB this is the model to go for. The cherry red went with the theme of my rig, but otherwise I'd go for the RGB variant. Keys aren't very clicky, but I personally appreciate the quieter design. It's weight is indicative of a solid build. Like all my other Corsair peripherals and components, I recommend highly. I use anything Corsair with total confidence

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a solid keyboard!

    Posted
    Pierre
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    I had previously owned a cheap plastic keyboard that started to fall apart on me. I had friends tell me to spend a bit more money on a keyboard and I didn't listen. This isn't a high quality, top of the line keyboard, but when I tell you this has such a great response compared to my old one! Very sturdy build that has some weight to it. I would highly recommend this product if anyone is looking for a mechanical keyboard that doesn't want to spend more than a $100!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard with Lights

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    cyaclone
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    It is a keyboard with bright red keys that allow you to to work on your computer in a room no matter what the ambient lighting. Normally, if you want to see the keyboard it is necessary to turn on lights bright enough to illuminate the room. With these, youcan see the keys no matter what the surrounding conditions. It is a comfortable keyboard with keys that have adequate space between them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

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    Nicole
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    Ended up getting this keyboard as a gift and so far so good! Never thought I’d like a mechanical keyboard since I have always been dealing with apple products but I’ll never go back if I had to be honest. The cherry red switch makes typing and gaming feel phenomenal. I have a couple other Corsair products and definitely would recommend them to anyone, especially if they game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything is Perfect

    Posted
    Eddie11240

    This keyboard is amazing. I purchased it as a replacement for a crappy laptop keyboard and for a gaming pc I will be buying in the future. I tested it out on my Xbox and I absolutely love the linear feel of the red switches. The backlighting is beautiful and the keys are extremely sensitive for quick movements. For beginners, the high actuation point may be a bit troublesome, but you will get used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performance Keyboard

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    Icee
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    Keyboard is great. Background color is red only. The keys are very responsive. Does not give you the full clicky sound that most people enjoy so it is not as loud. Yet you still get the mechanical key feel. I've noticed a couple times it feels like my key was not recognized but it is rare. Recommended for the casual gamer who wants an edge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Eh

    Posted
    JessB
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    It's okay. It's a nice mechanical keyboard for the price, but it is a lot quieter than I thought it would be. I know some people prefer the quiet keyboards, but I like to hear my typing, especially when I game. Other than that, it works really well. The space bar has a raised design in it, which was a little weird at first, but not very noticeable now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    love the backlighting

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    blue
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    I traded in my laptop for a desktop that was much faster without it costing me a lot of money. So I had to buy a new keyboard. This was the perfect size for my desk and the backlighting is amazing. I can sit at my desk in very low light and still see the keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Spectacular, but touchy

    Posted
    jfishy
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    It performs well, where the keys can never stick, so response is superior to any keyboard I have used. HOwever, I have spent too much time deleting what I type since a little key press responds as a full press. Wondering if the iCue can change that (another pro about it)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the function, does go clackity

    Posted
    Tanap
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    I love the responsiveness of my keyboard. Don't care about the color but it is backlit well. The only thing some people may not like is the clacking noise of the keys. I used to have a type writer, I love hearing my key strokes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Wife loves it

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    Medezark
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    Purchased as aearly birthday present for my wife, who has been longing for the old IBM AT style keyboards. She loves the tactile feedback and the lighting, and is enjoying her gaming sessions much more than with her old membrane keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    solid keyboard

    Posted
    Wolverine
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    Great feel to the keys and the backlit letters will not lead to rapid erasure of common key letters. Very satisfied as I used as a replacement for the basic keyboard supplied with my gaming computer

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you want a gaming keyboard get this one

    Posted
    SERGIOFLORES72
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    So I have my Alien keyboard which is good but I guess I used it to much so replace it with this and overall its got its pad for your wrists helps so you aren't hurting when typing a lot and its freaking great when gaming

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keybroad

    Posted
    Sergio
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    Overall I got the keybroad because I need a new one but I got to say I love it corsair's K68 just feels right when using plus been to program to change keys for gaming and for when just doing work is also great

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard!

    Posted
    derekxec
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    Great keyboard and built solid. Very heavy and solid metal and love the red key switches. I would recommend this keyboard and will be buying another if this one breaks. Liquid proof and easy to clean is a bonus too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average Sale

    Posted
    Trilok
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    Pros: Mechanical, Cherry MX keys Cons: Has only Red light with 3 levels. Not recommended for productivity. Unfortunately my key "I" failed to work. It worked intermittently. Had to return and get another KB.

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