Just a couple years ago there were not many good quality built lit keyboards out there. I was happy to find out that Corsair joined the club for good keyboards. Read full review...
What makes the keyboard great is the mechanical key switches. They provide fast and prices actuation. K70 is fully mechanical so you'll get a very good response. Another great thing about the keyboard is the frame. It's made of aluminum, so the keyboard is pretty lightweight and strong.
They keyboard comes with a 6ft cord with two USB outputs (one for powering the keyboard and another for USB plug on the keyboard. You also get 1-6 buttons and WASD buttons as well. In addition to all that you'll get a little key puller, detachable wrist rest, and obviously a user guide.
They keyboard comes in two colors. Black and silver. The black keyboard provides red backlight and the silver provides blue backlight. I personally like silver a lot more. The keyboard will make your whole system look better, adding that aluminum silver finish.
You can choose with buttons on your keyboard will lit, each button separately. To me personally it's not a big deal as I'd rather have just all lights up. I didn't like the output of the backlight though. In my opinion it was little brighter than I would prefer. You can adjust the brightness, but even lowest settings was a little too bright for me.
I liked the multimedia controlls. You can a nice volume knob, which is definately better than any other way to increase or decrease a sound volume. If your keyboard is on tray under desk, the volume knob is a must. You can play, pause, stop, go to next track with the K70 as well.
I really like the soft touch wrist rest. So far it is the best one I've seen in all the keyboards out there.
One of the coolest things I like about this model of keyboard is that you can choose Cherry MX, the way your keyboard response.
Here are the three Cherry MX, Red, Brown, and Blue.
Cherry MX Red
Choose this model and you’ll get smooth, linear key response for ultra-fast double and triple taps without a distracting audible click. There’s no tactile “bump” that’s traditionally built in to general-purpose keyboards. It’s available in two finishes: black anodized with brilliant red LED backlighting, or a natural silver finish with brilliant blue LEDs.
Cherry MX Brown
Want superior gaming performance on a keyboard that’s also good for typing? Cherry MX Brown switches provide fast and precise actuation for fast, competitive play. There’s light tactile feedback for comfortable typing, but no audible click that might be a distraction. The Cherry MX Brown version of the K70 has a gunmetal gray anodized brushed aluminum chassis and brilliant blue LED backlighting.
Cherry MX Blue
If you do a lot of gaming when you’re not writing long forum posts or working on your novel, Cherry MX Blue switches provide a combination of great gaming performance along with tactile feedback and an audible click that can be helpful when you’re typing. The Cherry MX Blue version of the K70 has a gunmetal gray anodized brushed aluminum chassis and brilliant blue LED backlighting.
Currently the keyboard goes for about $130. I personally believe its a good buy. Only thing I recommend is first double check you'll be happy with the light output. It might not matter much if your keyboard is on a tray under your desk, but if your keyboard is on the desk and the light is too bright, you'll be out of options there. I'd say stop by a local store or youtube the keyboard to see if you'll be comfortable with the light output.
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