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Corsair K70 MK.2 Cherry MX Silver Keyboard Review

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Gaming Keyboard Final Thoughts

The K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard is a solid gaming keyboard for typing and gaming purposes. I did not notice anything too different from the regular K70 aside from the low-profile switches. In my opinion, one of the best features about these later Corsair keyboards is the onboard profile storage. This is something I want to see on every gaming keyboard as it eliminates the need to have the software running to switch between profiles. This also makes room for portability as the user can take the keyboard from one computer and connect it to another without having to lose their profile settings. Overall, I am very happy with the K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard and hope to see if Cherry will release a brown or blue variant of these low-profile switches.

K70 MK.2 Low-Profile Conclusion

In terms of performance, the K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard performs very well with its Cherry MX Low-Profile Speed switches. They respond well and sound great as expected, but could be a bit sensitive to users who are coming from standard Cherry MX switches. If MX Speed switches are not your type, Corsair does offer this keyboard in Cherry MX Low Profile Red switches too.

The K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard does not look too different from the standard K70, but the low-profile design does give it a premium look and feel to the keyboard overall. RGB illumination is brighter than before due to the design of the switches, and lighting effects transition very smoothly across the keyboard.

The Cherry MX Speed switches have been known for their reliability with a 50 million click life cycle. This is pretty standard among mechanical gaming keyboards, so they should last a good long while. Body construction is very solid with no flexing with the metal top and plastic bottom. Although the K70 MK.2 Low-Profile keyboard is smaller than the standard K70, there is also a good amount of weight on it to prevent it from sliding around the table.

Functionality wise, this keyboard met most, if not all, of my expectations. What really got my attention was the ability to store up to three profiles on the keyboard without the software running. Although you lose the flexibility of running creative lighting effects, just having a static lighting theme along with other settings stored on the keyboard is important for portability and Windows startup.

As of January 2019, the Corsair K70 MK.2 keyboard with Cherry MX Low Profile Speed switches sells online for $129.99 (Amazon | Newegg). This is a good price when compared to other competing mechanical gaming keyboards, but prices do fluctuate quickly within the gaming market. For someone who is coming from a basic membrane keyboard and wants a good upgrade, this keyboard is not a bad choice as it includes many features and of course, the low-profile design.

Pros: Benchmark Reviews Silver Tachometer Award Logo (Small)

+ Great build quality
+ Onboard profile storage
+ MX Low Profile Speed switches
+ USB 2.0 and audio pass-through port

Cons:

– Wrist rest is not the best in terms of durability

Ratings:

  • Performance: 9.75
  • Appearance: 9.75
  • Construction: 9.25
  • Functionality: 9.00
  • Value: 8.75

Final Score: 9.30 out of 10.0.

Quality Recognition: Benchmark Reviews Golden Tachometer Award.

NewEgg.com

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