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

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 229 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice but LOUD

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    Karen
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    Looks nice, well made, very heavy and solid. However it is VERY LOUD. You wouldn't want to use this if anyone else is nearby and would hear you (or even a few rooms away). I need something that I can use while on conference calls and this is definitely not it! It was even louder than my 10+ year old cheapo keyboard, loud enough that I drove myself crazy. Maybe if you are gaming and have the speakers cranked, this wouldn't bother you so much. I also did not like the textured space bar. I only used this one day and the texture was irritating my thumbs!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      Corsair Art

      Sorry to hear that, Karen, please note pretty much every mechanical keyboard would be quite loud compared to membrane keyboards. If you do you have problems with the performance of the keyboard other than the sound you can always contact us for help: support.corsair.com CorsairGaming

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard

    Posted
    DanS5
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    The color options are amazing. Mechanical keyboards are a bit loud by nature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It Clicks, It Clacks, It RGBs

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    closetcat
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    I wanted a very basic, floating keycap, mechanical keyboard. Picked this one out on a whim and the fact that it would sync with the mouse and mousepad I had selected. It's excelling at everything I throw at it, and per-key backlighting is exceptionally slick. Also, its dust and spill resistant, and that comes with a slightly translucent rubber membrane that covers the keyswitch up to the actual connection to the keycap. This has the added benefit of diffusing the lighting and spreading the glow around the keys. Very nice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Responsive Keyboard

    Posted
    Aptgriller
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    Great response time in Simulation games. Highly customizable, easy to set up Hot Keys and backlight colors. Keyboard is comfortable to use for extended periods of time. Positive key strikes eliminate guessing if you've hit it. Being a "Mechanical" keyboard it is loud but easy to get used to. Would prefer smooth Space Bar, don't need different texture from other keys. Razer software seems buggy but updates are consistently improving functionality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Top Quality Keyboard

    Posted
    Bennett912
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    This keyboard is good quality and a great price. Unfortunately, I was unable to test the switches before I purchased it. It was not what I was looking for. I really wanted the loud, clicky switches for games and light office work. I returned the product. The keyboard was good quality and representation, just not for me. I highly recommend you test the different switches before making a purchase. The cherry MX switches are good for gaming, but if you enjoy the loud, clicky switches like I do, this keyboard is not for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic keyboard at a reasonable price

    Posted
    Kendi
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    I'm using this keyboard to play Stpmania, so key accuracy is essential to me. It's a great mechanical keyboard. It's a bit loud and clicky, but that's to be expected of mechanical keyboards. It's quieter than some of the other models I tested on display at the store (I'm looking at you, Razer) and a bit cheaper too (looking at you again, Razer) and I'm so happy I got it! I originally purchased a cheaper membrane keyboard (the Corsair K55) that I had to return due to defects. Taking the next step up in quality and price to get this one instead was absolutely worth it. The RGB lights on it look great, and there are tons of customization options using the CUE software. I might be a bit biased because I'm a Corsair fan, but regardless it's a great keyboard that I'd highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the cost

    Posted
    Raelsto
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    This keyboard is amazing. It does so many different things with the lights and it isn't distracting. I was afraid it would get annoying over time but I still enjoy the light show. I have 3 kids one who is quite small so I was nervous about having an expensive keyboard but it has withstood the testing of a two year old. He even pulled off one of the keys and I was pleasantly surprised by how easily it went back on! My husband had never used a gaming keyboard before and he really enjoyed the feel of it. It is much more comfortable to use then a regular keyboard and he is thinking about buying one for his work. Another good thing about this keyboard is the clacks and clicks from typing are not overly loud. Louder then a regular keyboard certainly but so much quieter then many of the other gaming keyboards I have tried. I am now a big fan of this brand!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    mighy fine keyboard

    Posted
    ravedave
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    I had a 5 year old back lit keyboard that I have used for several years. This is for sure step up. The keys are nice and brightly lit. You do NOT have to install the software to make it work. I plugged it into my Windows 10 computer and it worked fine. If I ever get robbed, I am pretty sure I can use this as a self defense weapon. I love the wrist rest. I have of course already spilled coffee in it, and it did not die. Only a few minor cons my old keyboard was at a better angle. I like it more facing toward me. The RBG colors are super cool, not why anyone would want dancing color changing lights but that me. I have not figured out how to program individual keys (or to save a setting). There are NO instructions. The keys are highly raised from the keyboard itself. If you look at the pics you can see it but may not notice. Kinda annoying. If you live in a dorm or close roommates, these keys are LOUD. The caps lock notification is a tiny white dot, NOT on the caps lock key. Overall, ya this is a great upgrade if you have an older keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard, either for typing or gaming.

    Posted
    Saitzev
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    Corsair K68 Review. Having used a previous Cherry Red MX Mechanical Keyboard by Corsair I wasn't expecting much of an actual difference aside from the RGB and Spill/Dust proofing of this particular model. Pro's . The backlighting is fantastic on this keyboard. There's 3 settings to choose from and depending on your colors, they can get pretty darn bright. . Dust Proofing and Spill Proofing. Naturally I have no intention to test the latter lol. I'm at ease though knowing if I do, it'sn't going to fry and go out on me. There's a rubber piece that's in between the circuit board and the keys so that if something does happen, it's hitting the rubber, not the electronics. That's a nice dose of peace of mind. . One thing I noticed on reviews of other RGB model keyboards is that on a lot of them there was a tremendous amount of light bleed where you'd end up either with more light going outside the keys than through the letters on the keyboard. This doesn't really have that'ssue. The rubber that's in between the keys and the circuit board helps to soak up a lot of the bleed so you get a very even amount of lighting. . The media keys are well placed and respond perfectly. I believe these are membrane based as there's no audible click like when using the rest of the keys. . There's a good amount of tactile feel and audible feedback from the keys. Once you use a mechanical keyboard it's quite difficult to go back to using your standard cheap membrane based keyboards. There'sn'thing better than hearing the audible clickity clack of the keys when you're typing. . There's Windows Key lock. Helpful if you don't want to be kicked out of game or have your Start menu suddenly pay you a visit. . Backlight Profile Switching. Set by default to the Pause/Break key. Because who uses that anyways lol. This is intuitive and helpful when you have multiple profiles. You can adjust the order from within the Corsair CUE software. . Corsair CUE, I do like that you can import other people's profiles. Some of these are astounding. You can have something from Zelda (one allows you to play Ocarina songs using specific keys) to Marvel to PUBG. There's one that I have that has the lighting mimicking Cap's Shield that moves side to side. There's even one that mimic's a Lightsaber turning on along with audio cue of one powering up in several colors. Once you learn the software it's pretty straight forward. There's lots of settings and customization that can be had such as such as a wave, strobing, slow burn that fades over time and many other effects. Con's . I do miss the USB Pass-through that was on my old Corsair Keyboard. However, it's just one less cable. It was quite bulky too and it was also braided, which this one isn't. The cable not being braided isn't really much of a con, but not having a USB 2.0 port right there on the rear of the keyboard means I have to run a longer cable for my Wireless Mouse to charge it. . Corsair CUE. This is an incredibly powerful piece of software. If you have other Corsair product, such a mouse, headset, headset stand, mouse pad, you can sync your lighting among all of them. Sadly I only have this keyboard, everything else is a competitor lol. Anyways, the software is very difficult to use. It'sn't for the faint of heart. It takes time and learning. I imagine there's tutorials out there on the interwebz on how to best learn it. . The other thing I do miss from other keyboard and this is entirely just me, but my old K60 had a volume roller. On this model it's just two buttons that have replaced the volume roller. It's really just a nice thing to have, but I found using the roller much more intuitive than have to look down and make sure I'm pressing Volume up and not Volume down or mute by accident. Would I recommend this keyboard? Absolutely! For the type of keyboard and its features, at its current list price it's really a bargain. There'sn't many quality RGB keyboards that match the feature set or quality as this one at this price. I really do love this keyboard. I forgot just how nice it's to have backlighting on a keyboard and have gone around 4 or 5 years without. You won't be disappointed with the keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Precise Corsair Quality!!!!

    Posted
    Dragonhunter281
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    The Corsair K68 RGB keyboard is another fabulous entry in Corsair's line of quality PC gaming accessories. While sporting somewhat of a smaller footprint than other gaming keyboards, the K68 offers razor sharp performance with extensive customization options using Corsair's Utility Engine software (CUE). Connectively, I was excited to test the K68's capabilities to the fullest including how it performs in games as well as how it compares to my Razor Chroma and the Alienware AW-768. Once opened, the K68 screamed quality and had a sturdy feel to it nor did it feel cheap. Appearance wise, the K68 is quite compact and appealing. It has a slick and simplistic look that matches my other Corsair accessories. Additionally, I think the K68 would even appeal to non-gamers as the customizable RGB is a real treat to behold once it is seen in person! Towards the top of the keyboard, there is a toggle for the RGB brightness as well as Windows button lock. You can also disable the lights completely by pressing the brightness button four times (assuming default rainbow spiral effect; other patterns differ). Physically, the K68 is not as bulky as I was expecting, and is shorter in length than both my Razor and Alienware AW-768. As for the weight, the K68 was the lightest of the three that I have used, but it is still fairly heavy. The Razor was definitely the heaviest of the bunch. As for key strokes, I was pleasantly surprised with the response of the keys, as well as their smooth texture. Pressing them felt really good and precise. Additionally, while typing, the keys were not overly loud like some gaming keyboards. The keys on my Alienware AW-768 sounded a bit more spring-like than the K68, which seemed to have a more duller sound. I think most people will be fairly happy here. In addition to the key response, one of my other favorite features of the K68 was that the multimedia controls were located above the number pad. Thus, you do not have to press and hold a function key to pause or change your music as found typically on some keyboards. Furthermore, while my music was set to max volume, I was able to quickly decrease the volume by holding the button down. The response was lighting quick. In addition to the button response, one last thing I did notice on the K68 was that the feet are a bit short compared to my other keyboards. As such, the keyboard raised is not as angled towards you as you might be accustomed to and appears somewhat flat. Thus, the K68 will require some adjustment, especially if your current keyboard has larger feet like mine did. However, the K68 does include an armrest that may facilitate the adjustment period. Overall, I think most will be pleased with the K68. As for the Corsair software, I will not go into extensive detail of all the features as it is pretty extensive, however, I would like to mention a few of the basics. Once installed, at the top of the window, you will note all your Corsair attached accessories along with their respective options. Additionally, I was able to connect my Corsair ST100 Headphone Stand and my Corsair Polaris MM800 mouse pad to go along with the K68. Once you select the K68, you will note the lighting effects tab on the left that includes all of the preset RGB patterns as well as the ability to create your own or modify existing ones. Furthermore, under the performance tab, you can disable certain key combinations while your win lock button is enabled such as disabling ALT+TAB or ALT+F4. Under the actions tab, this will allow you to create your own macros. Lastly, if you click on the gear symbol near the device selection, it will take you to the global settings where you can change the brightness of the RGB backlight as well as the polling rate of the K68; default was set at 1,000Hz at 1millisecond. I thought this feature was extremely useful. Overall, the software is fairly straight forward and easy to learn. As for game performance, I wanted to see how it felt while actually playing a game. I fired up the latest Doom (2016) and ran through a few multiplayer matches. Other than getting use to the more flat nature of the K68 as mentioned previously, I did not have any complaints. My movements and melee felt extremely responsive. Barely pressing the key, perhaps maybe a quarter of an inch down, I was able to register in game movements. After playing for a couple of hours, my hands were not sore and I had adjusted quite easily with no issue. It was easily one of the most comfortable experiences I have had with keyboards. Overall, I think gamers will be excited with the in game performance. In conclusion, the K68 represents another quality product that you have come expect from Corsair. As someone who has used both their computer accessories and hardware, I have no doubt that the K68 will perform exactly as gamers demand, all the while adding a bit of flair to your gaming setup. In addition, the K68 was compact, precise and easy to setup and is atheistically pleasing to look at. Furthermore, I was able to customize the RGB lighting using the Corsair software and hop into a game with little effort. Key strokes while playing games was extremely responsive. Despite the minor adjustment to the flatter orientation of the K68, I had a fairly comfortable experience all around. Conclusively, the K68 clocks in at a reasonable price point and offers stellar performance as well as an impressive and extensive list of RGB customizations. In addition, the Corsair software was fairly easy to use. I am confident that gamers will enjoy the K68 and have no doubt that it will perform to expectations. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend