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Corsair K70 MK.2 Cherry MX Silver Keyboard Review

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Corsair K70 MK.2 Cherry MX Silver Keyboard Review

By Meng Vang

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: K70 MK.2 Low-Profile Cherry MX Silver Mechanical Keyboard
Model Number: CH-9109018-NA
UPC: 0843591017305
Price As Tested: $129.99 (Amazon | Newegg)

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

The K70 is one of Corsair’s most popular full-size mechanical gaming keyboards with a wide variety of genuine Cherry MX switches. With the K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard, it includes all the essential features from the standard K70 but in a low-profile form factor. With the cooperation with Cherry, both companies developed the Cherry MX Low Profile switches exclusively for Corsair. At the time of this review, these switches come in red and silver (speed) variants. They are still linear but have a total travel distance of just 3.2 mm compared to the 4.0 mm of a standard switch. Other keyboard features include RGB illumination, a USB pass-through port, volume scroll wheel, and onboard memory for storing up to three different gaming profiles. Benchmark Reviews is excited to test out the K70 MK.2 Low-Profile with Cherry MX Low Profile Speed switches.

Features

  • All-day Comfort Low Profile RAPIDFIRE Keys
  • Modern, Slim Design
  • Durable Aluminum Frame
  • Dynamic Multicolor Per-Key Backlighting
  • Programmable with CORSAIR iCUE Software
  • Detachable, Soft-Touch Palm Rest
  • Dedicated Multimedia Controls
  • USB Pass-Through Port
  • 8 MB Onboard Profile Storage
  • 100% Anti-Ghosting with Full-Key Rollover (NKRO)

Specifications

  • Warranty: 2 Years
  • Weight: 1.08kg
  • Keyboard Backlighting: RGB
  • Keyboard Layout: NA
  • HID Keyboard Report Rate: 1000Hz
  • Key Switches: Cherry® MX Low Profile Speed
  • USB Pass-through: USB 2.0 Type-A
  • Matrix: 104 Keys
  • Keyboard Connectivity: Wired
  • Adjustable Height: Yes
  • Additional colored and textured keycaps: FPS/MOBA
  • Media Controls: Yes
  • Keyboard Type Size: K70
  • Keyboard Product Family: K70
  • Keyboard Rollover: Full Key (NKRO), 100% anti-ghosting
  • Size(Full/TKL): Full Size
  • Wired Connectivity: USB 2.0 Type-A
  • On-Board Memory: Yes
  • Number Onboard profiles: 3
  • WIN Lock: Yes
  • Media Keys: Dedicated Buttons (Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next)
  • Wrist Rest: Included, detachable, with soft touch finish
  • Keyboard CUE Software: Supported in CUE 2.x
  • Keyboard Cable Type: Braided


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