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Corsair K70 MK.2 Cherry MX Silver Keyboard Review

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Testing N-Key Rollover and Lighting

Performance

It was a fun experience typing on the K70 RGB MK.2 because of the low-profile Cherry MX Speed switches. These switches felt very similar to Cherry MX Reds because of their linear design but with the low-profile design. Because the actuation distance is shorter than a standard Cherry MX Speed switch, it took a bit of time to become comfortable with this keyboard.

Gaming performance was top notch as the keys responded very quickly without delay. Most modern gaming keyboards do come with a 1000 Hz polling rate, meaning they should not have any problems when it comes to response.

Like most high-end gaming keyboards, the K70 RGB MK.2 did come with a detachable wrist rest for added comfort. This could reduce fatigue in the wrist by allowing the fingers to rest more naturally on the keyboard. I found the wrist rest to be somewhat light and cheaply made, and not as durable as expected. I was expecting a wrist rest similar to the less expensive Fnatic STREAK keyboard.

RGB Lighting Accuracy

Replicating a pure white color can be difficult for some RGB peripherals. When it came to color reproduction, K70 RGB MK.2 did very well compared to most of the previous RGB keyboards I have tested. Although it was not as bright and accurate as the Gamdias Hermes RGB or the Roccat Suora FX, the K70 RGB MK.2 was very close. Reds, greens, and blues looked very good and even the colors in between were mostly spot on. The company logo was still a bit green when set to white.

Color reproduction on the K70 RGB MK.2 was about the same when compared to the Tt eSPORTS Premium X1 RGB. Whites were a bit warmer on the K70 RGB MK.2, but they looked just about right on the X1 RGB. The LEDs did not bleed out colors like what was seen on previous Corsair keyboards, like the K65 RGB. This was most likely due to the design of the low-profile switches.

Textured Keycaps

Corsair had always included additional textured keycaps to their mechanical gaming keyboards. These keycaps added an extra level of customization for the QWER or WASD keys. They worked well with FPS, MOBA, and other genres of games as the keys had more of an inward curve to prevent the fingers from sliding off.

We will end this review with my final thoughts and conclusion in the next section.


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