Corsair K55 RGB
The K70 MK.2 has a simple and clean design, with all its additional buttons (multimedia, among others) well incorporated in the keyboard design. It is not the most compact keyboard we have ever seen, but it is also not “giant”.
The keyboard base is made of good quality plastic, while the entire upper part of the keyboard is made of aluminum, which, according to Corsair, is the same type of aluminum used in the manufacture of aircraft, with the advantages of its lightness and durability. . In fact, the texture and appearance of aluminum is very interesting, and clearly gives a premium feel.
Personally, we like the fact that there are no dedicated macro keys on the left side of the keyboard, as with the K55 that we reviewed a few months ago, or even with other Corsair keyboards, as they add too much size to the keyboard and many people they end up not using them enough, so that the increase is justified.
Due to the design adopted by Corsair, the K70 MK.2 is very easy to clean
The switches are on the same level as the aluminum base, so that the keys are elevated in relation to the base, instead of being submerged inside it, as in other brands.
At the rear we find what you would expect, the famous “paws” to raise the keyboard, and large rubbers in the four corners of the keyboard, which ensure that the keyboard does not move unintentionally on the table while it is used.
In addition, there is also an X-shaped cable guide, which allows you to arrange cables from other peripherals that we have on top of the desk.
As usual with Corsair, the K70 MK.2 comes with a removable accessory for resting your wrists.
Despite being made of a somewhat hard rubber, it is very comfortable and very similar to what we find in cheaper branded keyboards, being only slightly more robust than what is found in cheaper models. Here we are of the opinion that Corsair could have used a magnetic fitting instead of the typical plastic fitting which is sometimes not very practical.
The USB cable is braided and of very good quality, despite being quite thick, as it contains 2 USB connections. In this regard, we think that although it doesn’t make a big difference, USB’s should be gold-plated, as with other brands at much lower prices, after all, we’re not talking about a “low-cost” keyboard.
Each USB port is personalized by the brand with both the Corsair symbol and the symbol that identifies its function. In this case we have two USB ports, one for the keyboard, and a Pass Through port , since the K70 has an integrated USB port that we will talk about later. Obviously, those who do not want to use the USB port on the keyboard do not have to connect it to the PC, thus avoiding occupying 2 USB ports.
In addition to all this, the K70 also comes with some extras.
The extra keycaps are for MOBA and FPS players, and are textured, similar to what happens with the space bar that comes by default on the keyboard, so that players can more easily identify the keys when playing. In addition, there is also a keypuller to facilitate the removal of keycaps whenever you need to change them or clean the keyboard.
Corsair K55 RGB
The K70 MK.2 is a high-end keyboard, and as such, you can’t expect anything other than the best hardware.
The refresh rate is 1 ms and has full anti ghosting (NKRO), two indispensable things even on cheaper gaming keyboards.
The keyboard of this review uses the famous German switches : Cherry MX Red, however, the K70 RGB MK.2 is available with 4 more different switches : Cherry MX Brown, Blue, Speed and Silent.
For those who do not know, the Cherry MX Red are very sensitive switches with a linear stroke, with a total stroke of 4mm and the activation point at 2mm, which makes them activate very easily at the minimum touch. They are generally indicated for the gamer audience, but they are still interesting for writing.
The sound level is pleasant and not too noisy for a mechanical keyboard, however, you can get a better idea of the noise by watching the next video.
In addition to the switches , there are some extra buttons that give access to multimedia features and more.
The multimedia buttons are easy to locate without having to look at the keyboard, and the scroll to change the volume level is large enough, in addition, it has an extremely smooth slide, allowing precise control over the sound level.
Regarding the buttons on the left side, these are also easy to locate and are very useful, as they allow you to switch between the 3 profiles recorded in the internal memory of the keyboard (essential when we do not have iCUE installed), change the brightness intensity and block the Windows key.
Finally, even with regard to functionality, the keyboard comes equipped with a USB 2.0 port, useful for those users who need a USB port close to them.
Due to the design adopted by Corsair, the Corsair K55 RGB is very easy to clean