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CORSAIR - K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Mechanical CHERRY MX Speed Switch Keyboard with RGB Back Lighting-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    9/10 Lighting, 10/10 switches, 10/10 gaming.

    Posted
    SirGalahad
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    Aesthetics: This part is always personal preference. But in my opinion besides the Corsair K70 MK.2 SE this is the best-looking keyboard of their line. LIGHTING: The low-profile switches allow the RGB lighting to come out better than on any of their other boards. They also completely redesigned this switch from the ground up to make the lighting better. The light comes through and surrounds the base of the key and also the letters/symbols on the keys themselves. This means when highlighting only certain keys (for example wasd) you will get minor light bleed on qezxc. Also, due to the double symbols (example: 3 #) the 3 will be bright but the # won’t be. This isn’t a new problem and is better on this keyboard than the normal sized keycaps. I believe Razer has the best RGB lighting out of anyone with their Huntsman Elite and would rate theirs 10/10 and I would rate this board 9/10 for lighting. The black brushed aluminum is 10/10. Looks and feels fantastic. The whole board is also very light and feels SOLID. The length and width are the same as their other boards but height comes in at 29 mm vs 40 mm which is noticeable difference which makes it look like it is almost melding into your desk. There is no cable management on the underside like other Mk.2 boards and I think the K95 Platinum. This is likely from it being low profile which doesn’t allow the extra space needed for that. However, as is common with all Corsair boards it builds dust/hair/debris easily. But can also be cleaned easily. I am still not a fan for the huge gross font of Corsair boards. The font on Huntsman Elite to me is perfect. It is professional enough that I could take it anywhere. This font makes it look to gamer like which is a shame because the rest of this keyboard is very nice. But I suppose they do that to let more light through and for old folk like my Dad who can’t read well without their glasses (he literally said this was a pro for him. I promise I’m not taking pot shots at him lol). Feel: I already mentioned that the aluminum and the overall build quality of this board is fantastic. It feels very well put together and coming in under 3 lbs. makes it very light. With it being so low to the ground it takes a little getting used to because you get used to other boards being so ridiculously tall. The overall construction of the board is top notch. On the bottom of the board itself you have four large rubber pads on the edges to make sure it won’t be moving anywhere and not damage your desk. The actual steps to incline the board came in one stage and is very minor and faced horizontally instead of vertically since I know for some this is important. However, ergonomically speaking you shouldn’t have those up. This keyboard feels solid. It doesn’t feel like it’s going to fall apart. But does it feel like it’s worth $200? I almost want to say yes it does. It feels just as solid as the K70’s if not more so. On the bottom of the board there are some rubber pads which make it not damage the desk that it is sitting on and also makes it so it won’t move. The actual steps to incline the board come in two stages and are vertical instead of horizontal. I know some people prefer those in a certain direction. But ergonomically you shouldn’t have those up. The keys themselves, I think are ABS plastic, which some hate. At this point with a few weeks of normal use I find them to grippy which his nice for typing and playing games. But mileage may vary there. They are also wider than your normal keycaps which makes typing and gaming easier because you have more surface area to hit. Last, due to the short profile of the cap itself you don’t have to raise your fingers much when typing or gaming which makes everything seem fast and snappy. For example, I type about 115 WPM with this keyboard compared to around 100 – 108 wpm on the K70 or Huntsman Elite. The new cherry MX low profile speed switches feel good. They feel solid. There isn’t key wobble that I have noticed. It is strange because they say it has 45 grams of actuation but it feels like I need more pressure than that. Like browns/blacks. The whole key press itself is stiff. It’s linear but not nearly as buttery smooth as I’m used to with their normal speed switches. Or at least what I had with the K70 MK.2 SE which could have been partly due to the more robust/heavier PBT keycaps. For those unaware it also has an actuation point at 1.0 mm with total travel of 3.2 which makes it one of the fastest switches out there. Overall the typing experience is pleasant but not amazing like it was with the MK.2 SE or the Razer Huntsman Elite. But when it comes to gaming these switches feel great. Typing/gaming on this keyboard is less fatiguing simply because it feels like you have to move your fingers less than on a regular board. With the board being so low too you don’t need a wrist rest because the desk is right there. So, for those who struggle with carpel tunnel syndrome or the like might find some relief with these since it puts your wrists at a more natural angle. The profile, brightness, and windows keys feel great. Along with the multimedia keys. The multimedia keys RGB is fantastic. Last, is the volume scroll wheel. It is pretty stiff which is both good and bad. At times I feel like it catches which makes it hard to do fine adjustments because it will give and move up or down too much while other times with it being stiff makes it easier to fine adjustments. Strange I know. On the bottom of the board it’s got some fancy nice look lines. A sticker with information, four large rubber pads, and a small slot that is horizontal to raise the keyboard slightly. All of which is great. Click Test: Stiff, linear, and quiet. Personal Pros and Cons: Pros: A. Silent, speed, keys that are low profile (45 gram force with 1.0 mm actuation with 3.2 total travel). B. Lower to the ground puts wrists in less awkward angle. C. Low-profile caps allow easy gliding across which increases typing speed and gives more precise gaming. Also, are wider which makes finding correct key easier. D. Great RGB. 9/10. E. Light keyboard <3 lbs. No that isn’t a heart saying love lbs. lol F. Excellent braided cable. G. USB passthrough. H. Full key (NKRO) I. Excellent dedicated media controls (play/pause, forward/backward, stop with volume rocker) J. Brushed aluminum finish Cons: a. 1 ms bounce time. (Which is standard, but Razer Huntsman Elite is like 0.3 ms Granted, either is imperceptible to humans). b. Only 3 profiles with 8 mb of space. c. No account/cloud storage. Which makes it so you must recreate your profiles on another computer or if you need to reinstall windows and forgot to save your actual files somewhere. That is assuming they are too large for the stored profiles. d. Lame wrist rest. You pay so much money. Give me some fake leather like Razer does. e. No shortcut key for sleep. Razer has this which I love. I recreated it with a macro though. f. 3 stage brightness. Compared to multistage brightness from Razer. g. Keys are stiff which isn’t the best typing experience. This is also good though to help prevent mis clicks. h. Ugly font on keycaps. i. Uneven lighting for secondary characters. (example 4 and $). Overall Impressions: This is a top tier keyboard. I absolutely love it. I think it’s stupid expensive. But the switches, RGB, features, software, and aesthetics are great and everything that someone would want out of keyboard. Or at least almost everything. There is no perfect keyboard. But this one gets close. Performance: Theoretically, you are buying this keyboard to have an advantage on others through the low-profile keys and speed switch. I can’t attest to this making you faster. Perhaps with something where rapid keypresses would be needed, you’d see a difference. But I have noticed that when playing games that it has increased responsiveness. For example, it feels like the keyboard and my brain are on the same level. It feels like when I press the key it’s already done on my screen. Whereas, previously it felt like I would press the key and very quickly thereafter it would show up on the screen. There is no other keyboard I would want to use for gaming because the fluidity of hitting different keys is easy. This is due to being able to glide across the top, the position of my hand is flat due to the low-profile nature, and the wider keys themselves make it easier to find the offhand keys such as “g” or “t” or “f1” etc... I find it easier for me to make complex moves with this keyboard than others due to those low-profile caps and my fingers not having to move as much. I don’t know if the particular speed function of that makes a big difference or not. The spacebar itself feels AMAZING. Seriously, it doesn’t rattle or make any noise. I love it. The other bonus with these keys is they are silent (or at least as quiet as you can get). This is great for those that stream, play games with others often, or who game/type with other people in the room. Software: The ICUE software is incredibly powerful. You can do pretty much whatever you want. One thing that I missed with my Razer keyboard that this didn’t have was the alternate “fn” key. Through this software I was able to create my own “f” key. Through this software I was able to create my own “fn” key but with a corsair board. The software updates live. It takes a little getting used to but for the most part is very simple. Especially, for basic tasks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So great

    Posted
    Anh423
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    First off, I got this on a deal at $90 while regularly this is at $129.99. This keyboard is so great. Low profile, if you like laptop typing experience, this will get you closer to it. Speed switches is one the the newest, introduced in 2017 but this is my first time using them. Feel great, I can't tell much difference comparing to red switches. I currently own logitech g710+ brown switches which costed $120. This is on upper level at cheaper price. Build quality (aluminum back plate), RGB lighting, better wrist rest, extra keycaps. I am so glad my friend showed me this deal as he got one for himself. Cons: none so far. But I just got it so not sure about durability. One weird thing is this keyboard still use 2 USB ports, like my old logitech keyboard. I thought they would get rid of it by now. Loving this so far, I have not messed with the software yet. May update this review later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I owned several Mechanical Keyboards

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    THEBESTBUY
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    This is a great Keyboard you may not need to wrist rest because of the low profile design. They keys feel really solid I plan on using this keyboard just for gaming. The Corsair ICUE program can be finky but if you delete the program under Windows Settings Win. 10 then in Apps reinstall it you can program your own colors on startup instead of using the Demo Rainbow colors on the memory slots. I hate to delete ICUE totally in order for it to save on the onboard memory. Other than that this key is a pleasure to type on and feels like soft chalk the keys they don't really have to bottom out and hit the metal. I had a K70 regular Cherry board and the problem I had with that board was the W to the shift key while running would cramp my hand up but with this Low profile design there is none of that and plenty of room to sprint in game more room on the layout of the keys. I just put 6 other keyboards in the Basement to make room for two of these babies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Silent for Content Creators

    Posted
    AsteroidFelt
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    I work as a content creator and game 2-3 hours a day. Most mech keyboards are too loud and have poor ergonomics for hovering over the ctrl, alt, and left half of the keyboard 8-10 hours a day. The k70 speed switch is an easy bridge between gaming mechanical and production keyboards. The key height is excellent and there is no sacrifice in key feel. You can easily use this keyboard without the supplied wrist rest. One issue I found is the CTRL key has to be pressed center and will not be as smooth if pressed from the corners. PROS: - SILENT - better ergonomics - less key wobble than regular k70 - floating keycaps CONS: - premium price - ctrl key sticks in corners - no detachable cable

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very nice keyboard with some very specific issues.

    Posted
    MrN2itiv
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    This keyboard (and maybe other Corsair models?) has a specific incompatibility with certain systems. In my case, my HP Omen 870 desktop. Strangest thing I've ever seen, but my Omen would not POST with this keyboard attached. It's a known issue with certain motherboards. This was very unfortunate, because I had all but fallen in love with the keyboard. I attached it while my PC was running and used it for a couple days and was delighted. Then, I had to reboot due to some Windows updates and the system would not POST. At first I thought it was just a bad update, but no - I narrowed it down to the keyboard. After some Google searching, I found others with the same issue. I was very sad to return it. Ended up with a different brand that I have grown to like also, but the feel of the Corsair was absolutely phenomenal. YMMV

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    How low can you go.

    Posted
    Mike777
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    The problem I had with other cherry MX boards is fixed here, the space bar and the stabilizer's have almost no wobble. The actuation is crazy low and the keys feel nice and clacky very smooth. The back plate has a nice textured finish but it does like to hold dust to it so be prepared to clean off the board more often. The media controls are nicely raised compared to the original version of a k70, it has onboard memory to save profiles and is great for gaming and typing the other thing I could ding this board on is the wrist rest it's hard and if you have bigger hands pretty much useless the spare keys included aren't sized right either they are taller then all the other caps making it feel odd other then just being re textured. The board has zero flex and oozes quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Mechanical Keyboard I Have Ever Used!

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    Wraith
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    I know all the benefits of having a mechanical keyboard for gaming but they have always been too uncomfortable (high keys and thick frames) and too loud (klicky keys - ugh!), for me to ever want one. This keyboard takes care of my first problem pretty well with the low profile keys. With those and the integrated wrist-rest, I don't feel like I'm constantly keeping my hands flexed back. While this keyboard is still clicky, the Cherry MX switches in the K70 mk2 are not that bad and the installation of some inexpensive silicone rings took care of much of the rest of the noise. I don't care about the fancy lights (turned those off), but I do appreciate the other controls for volume and media control, but most off, I really appreciate having a great gaming keyboard that doesn't break my hands!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfortable RGB keyboard.

    Posted
    clayzep
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    I have purchased several gaming keyboards and this one is my favorite. The slim low profile design combined with the included wrist rest is very comfortable for my wrists and posture. the keyboard feels solid is very responsive with gaming and typing.(coding for school). I bought this keyboard on sale and it replaced my Logitech G810 which is very nice but uncomfortable for long periods of time on the keyboard. The lights look great and it's not too loud. The pass through USB is had for tidying up cables on the desktop. My only issue with the keyboard is actually the software. It's not very intuitive and sometimes does not recognize the hardware.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard for office

    Posted
    Trevorlujan123
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    I love gaming keyboards but most are way to loud for a professional environment. This Corsair mk2 k70 is perfect for a professional environment. It’s one of the quietest mechanical keyboards I’ve ever heard. Feels great to type on as well. The wrist rest is a great touch and those dedicated media keys are a great touch. Corsairs led functionality is great as always and the slightly raised switches make the led really pop. It is definitely low profile but still a mechanical keyboard so don’t expect something like the apple keyboards. Has a usb pass through as well which is nice for hooking up a mouse.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    awesome keyboard

    Posted
    Manimal
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    its an awesome keyboard only one problem when you shut your computer down the keyboard still stays lit up . so you can either turn the keyboard lights off on the keyboard prior to turning your computer off , or turn your power supply off once the computer it off or unplug it from the usb port. I tried all the usb ports on my computer the board still lights up with computer off. also checked bios for a usb on all the time nothing so there you have it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard for FPS and MMO

    Posted
    tediousCS
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    Coming from Cherry MX Blue, Razer Greens and a fondness for heavy switches, I didn't expect much from cherry mx speed. This keyswitch is AMAZING for even a clunk like me, light enough for quickswitching in csgo or hitting pixel perfect skillshots in lol, and heavy enough for a comfortable typing experience. Quiet enough for streaming as well. Keyboard itself is of K70 quality, with amazing rgb that would make you think this is a lux edition k70.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    FANTASTIC!!

    Posted
    Mw2019
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    This keyboard is the one item my pc has always been missing. The keys are firm, quick, responsive and solid. The low profile of the keyboard keeps my hands in a more comfortable typing position, and the lighting is crazy. It is completely adjustable and with some games like "The Division 2" the keyboard lighting is controlled by the game as an added feedback, which helps immerse you into the game more. Excellent choice for a keyboard!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Quality

    Posted
    navyseal2100
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    My two favorite features of this keyboard is the open build of it and the illumination. It is very easy to clean with a can of compressed air as all the keycaps are very shallow and you can actually see the base of the keyboard. The lights also come out from the keycap and from the base of the keys as well. This keyboard feels very solid and well built, and the keys are very responsive, requiring very little input to actuate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best of Mecha keyboards imo

    Posted
    TechWiz13
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    I don't care for clicky keyboards or the big keys of yesteryear. I wanted a responsive, low-travel, low-pressure keyboard with dedicated multimedia keys. This keyboard delivered when no other would. Tried Razer and was VERY disappointed in performance, noise, and especially that they wanted an account and internet access just to be able to use certain features of the keyboard. Corsair continues to impress me yet again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth, yet crisp...somehow!

    Posted
    turbo
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    It’s really amazing to feel the cherry mx- it’s quite but precise with each stroke. You can program insane stuff like “press + on number pad to insta-type your username and password” and can do that x3 profiles. I control my fan color, speed, rob lighting, mouse buttons, and so much. It’s beautiful, satisfying, and in terms of gaming is the best of three mechanicals I’ve had. Get it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    Spawn
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    I was hesitant initially about the low profile switches in the keyboard, but after using them for about a month, I can honestly say I enjoy them quite a bit. There is less travel in each key and it does take some getting used to, but once you do it is great for gaming, touch typing, and everyday work. I would recommend giving it a go if you can get it on a good sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Board. Mechanical Keyboard with Laptop keys

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    Uber
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    Switches are great. There is a little bit of noise dampening rings on the keys so it’s not too clicky sounding every time you press a key. The Keysville well spaced out. Might be a little bit different than your previous mechanical gaming keyboard however if you’re used to typing on a laptop all day it’s like second nature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Budget Gaming Keyboard

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    Taggewd
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    I bought this for my son and used it for a little while, I'm a corsair fan so I figured I'd get it for him. The Keyboard is what you would expect at $50...keys aren't mechanical so they are a little squishy. Think it has 3 or 4 zone for RGB. Not individual keys. Works fine for what he does, he loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice low profile mechanical keyboard

    Posted
    Al47
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    This is my first mechanical keyboard. I've been using a Dell keyboard that came with my PC and decided it was time for an upgrade. This low profile key board is really responsive, comfortable and quiet. The RGB is customizable with the Corsair software. I would recommend this keyboard without hesitation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Deal When On Sale

    Posted
    YoungMan
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    This is an very high quality mechanical keyboard with a very short actuation distance. The Corsair iCUE software gives you a ton of customization options to make your keyboard light up in an incredible number of ways. If it is on sale for a good amount, it is definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend