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Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

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Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

By Jason Vaught

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Red LED – Cherry MX Red
Model Number: CH-9102020-NA
UPC: 843591094696
Price As Tested: $99.99 (Amazon | NewEgg)

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

Corsair has released a unique mechanical keyboard, the waterproof (ish) and dust proof (ish) K68 mechanical gaming keyboard. The K68 is a gaming mechanical keyboard featuring 100% cherry reds with red LED illumination and is CUE software compatible. The cherry red switches offer a linear actuation with no tactile feel or audible feedback.  The K68 also features rubber dome surrounds on each key to provide an IP32 waterproof and dust proof rating.

What is the main reason to spend money on a “gaming” mechanical keyboard vs a regular keyboard? With membrane based gaming keyboards, your purchase depends mainly on features that you can only utilize during gameplay. But with a gaming mechanical keyboard, your priorities in performance to value are more broad. You’re looking for a long life keyswitch that offers tactile feel and a comfortable typing experience as well. This is what we should all look for in a gaming mechanical keyboard, does the K68 live up to these expectations? We’ll find out in this article for Benchmark Reviews.

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Features & Specifications

Warranty Two years Keyboard Size Standard
Weight 1.12kg Media Keys Dedicated (MUTE, VOL DOWN/UP, STOP, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT)
Key Switches Cherry MX Red Wrist Rest Yes
Keyboard Backlighting Red LED CUE Software Enabled
Dimensions 455mm x 170mm x 39mm Cable Type Tangle-free rubber
Report Rate Up to 1ms / 1000Hz WIN Lock Yes
Matrix 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover Keyboard Layout NA

 

Package contents

  • K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Detachable full length wrist rest
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide

Compatibility and System Requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
  • An internet connection is required to download the Corsair Utlity Engine software


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