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Corsair K70 MK.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

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Corsair K70 MK.2 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review

By Jason Vaught

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: K70 RGB MK.2 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard – Cherry MX Blue
Model Number: CH-9109011-NA
UPC: 843591061193
Price As Tested: $159.99 (Amazon | NewEgg)

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

Corsair has revamped their K70 series with a new MK.2 edition. The K70 RGB MK.2 is a gaming mechanical keyboard featuring 100% Cherry MX Speed, Red, Brown, Blue, and Silent switches with RGB illumination and a slew of lighting effects. The Cherry MX Blue switches, the variant we’ll be reviewing today, offers an audible click, prominent tactile bump, and a 2.2mm actuation distance.

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 K70 MK.2 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 Full
Weight 1.25kg Media Keys Dedicated (MUTE, VOL DOWN/UP, STOP, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT)
Key Switch Cherry MX Blue Wrist Rest Yes- Detachable
Keyboard Backlighting RGB CUE Software Enabled
Dimensions 17.2″x6.5″x1.5″ Cable Type Braided
Report Rate Up to 1ms / 1000Hz WIN Lock Yes
Matrix 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover Keyboard Layout NA

 

Package contents

  • K70 MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Detachable full length wrist rest
  • Rubber topped gaming keys: W,A,S,D, Q,W,E,R,D,F
  • Keycap puller
  • Warranty card
  • Quick start guide

Compatibility and System Requirements

  • PC with USB 2.0 port (two ports if using USB Pass-through
  • Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
  • An internet connection is required to download the Corsair Utlity Engine software (CUE)


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