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Corsair Vengeance K90 Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance, MMO Mechanical Keyboard

  • Cherry MX Red Mechanical
  • 18 macro keys/3 banks
  • Backlit illumination
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The Corsair Vengeance K90 is a premium performance mechanical keyboard designed for superior Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) and Real Time Strategy (RTS) gaming. It features Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches which are of the best of the best key switches and coveted by gamers. They are defined by their low-operating force (45g) and smooth, linear key switch design so you can get quicker double and triple clicks, without the annoying click of a typist’s keyboard.

18 dedicated, customizable macro keys provide easy access to your most frequently used macros, presets and key combinations. Full Key Matrix Anti-Ghosting and 20 Key Roll-over on USB detects and reports any simultaneous combination of key-presses with each key press being reported independently. Professional grade brushed aluminum chassis with laser etched, backlit keys provides a comfortable, yet rugged design with outstanding illumination.


  • newegg Cherry MX Red Mechanical Key Switches Cherry MX Red key switches are the best of the best — they provide the sensitivity and low operating force that professional gamers love. Reaction times are ulra-fast and responsive for quicker double and triple taps. The action is predictable and linear unlike lesser gaming keyboards that have a tactile bump or the annoying click of a typist’s keyboard.
  • newegg 18 Dedicated, Customizable G-Keys Easily access to your most frequently used macros, presets and key combinations even during the most intense action. You can record up to 54 programmable functions accessible from three separate banks, ideal for grouping macros by function, or access. Macros can be created on-the-fly, customized, and activated with a single keystroke.
  • newegg Full Key Matrix Anti-ghosting Our expertly designed anti-ghosting technology provides flawless control even when you're pressing multiple keys at once. The K90 has individual switches with dedicated diodes for each switch so every key press results in an input and is 100% ghost free without tradeoff or compromise.
  • newegg 20-key Rollover (20KRO) on USB Typical USB gaming keyboards are limited to the USB standard six-key rollover. The K90 features increased performance with a 20-key rollover implementation on USB at a blazing fast 1ms (1000 reports per second) reporting rate.
  • newegg Professional Grade Brushed Aluminum Chassis with Laser Etched, Backlit Keys The rugged aluminum chassis provides increased durability and stability compared those that are primarily plastic. The stiff suspension chassis and the laser etched keys are made for durability so they won't degrade over time. And the K90 has over 90 LEDs that provide outstanding illumination even in dim light. The soft-touch wrist rest helps you play for hours without fatigue.
  • newegg Vengeance Gaming Keyboard Software and More Create up to 50 profiles and share, import and export macros with the Vengeance keyboard gaming software (free download at 36Kb of memory built into the K90 lets you take your customizations and profiles with you and use them on any system. Control all of your music with the easy access media controls. A USB port on the back of the Vengeance K90 gaming keyboard makes connecting your mouse or other USB devices a simple task.

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Vengeance K90

Keyboard Connection Type

Keyboard Interface

Keyboard SPEC

Design Style
Mechanical Keyboard
Keyboard Color



Mouse Included

Mouse Included


Cherry MX Red Mechanical, key switches for fast, efficient gaming action
- 45g Actuation Force
- 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
- Rated for 50 million operations
- Gold Contacts

18 dedicated, customizable macro keys

Full Key Matrix Anti-Ghosting

20 Key Roll-over (20KRO) on USB

Professional grade brushed aluminum chassis with laser etched, backlit keys

Three banks of eighteen G Macro Keys with Macro Record and Bank Select hot keys
Tuned silicon dome keyswitches: F1 through F12, Esc, PrtSc, Scr Lk, Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up Page Down, Delete, End, and 18 G macro keys
36Kb of onboard memory for storing up to three sets of eighteen G keys for gaming on the go
On-the-fly, realtime macro recording
Laser-etched, backlit keys with four illumination levels (off, 66%, 75%, and full illumination) selectable from the keyboard
Six multimedia keys — Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, Mute, Volume Up/Down — with Solid metal, weighted volume ?drum roller?
Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
Metal top plate for increased strength, durability and rigidity
USB pass-through connector giving easy access to a USB port on the back of the keyboard (USB 2.0/1.1/1.0)
USB Connector with gold plated contacts
Report rate: 1ms / 1000Hz response time
2m non-tangle cable
Adjustable rear and front feet tilt for optimum personalization and positioning


Package Contents
Vengeance K90 gaming keyboard
Soft touch, detachable wrist rest
Quick Start Guide
Warranty card

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years

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  • Justin F.
  • 2/3/2014 12:41:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't buy

Pros: Backlit keys and macro buttons

Cons: The keyboard is not recognized during POST. I went to reinstall windows, but was unable to push a key to boot to the disc. Other posts and help forums say the only fix would be to flash an updated BIOS. The keyboard arrow keys worked in the BIOS, so although I was hesitant to flash the BIOS, I did so. The flash went fine and when it came time to click the OK button after the flash was completed successfully, the enter button wouldn't work and my Corsair M90, which also didn't work in the BIOS, was unable to click the OK button. I ended up pressing the reset button which ended up bricking my motherboard.

Other Thoughts: I won't recommend this buy. Any keyboard that is built and then only works with certain motherboards in this day and age is unacceptable.

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  • Jane I.
  • 11/4/2013 9:33:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCorsair's beauty.

Pros: Excellent keyboard. Typing takes some getting used to coming from non mechanical to mechanical. smooth keypress, excellent layout.

Cons: I dont know if others out there have this same issue, but key ghosting. I use "WASD" keys frequently, and every so often one of the keys seems to stick. the switch itself isnt stuck, which is weird. also wish all the g keys were mechanical, unfortunatly the K95 came out about 2 weeks after purchasing this.

Other Thoughts: score one for corsair, although the ghosting is annoying.

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  • Anders H.
  • 11/3/2013 5:22:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Keyboard

Pros: Love the feel of the keys. Not loud and obnoxious. All features have worked great and lighting is very cool.

Cons: none

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  • Jonathan J.
  • 10/22/2013 12:56:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBuilt like a tank

Pros: I like the keyboard. My first mechanical. Types fast. Solid construction. Thick braided cord is great quality.

It survived spilled tea (1/3 cup) and when I picked it up the tea came pouring out there was so much.. Thankfully I didn't have sugar or cream, just straight tea. Let it sit for a few days to dry out and then it 'just worked' again with no problems whatsoever.

The corsair vengeance software hasn't bothered me at all. Seems to use very low resources and doesn't nag popups. I don't use the software much at all.

I like the volume dial a lot. Was unable to get the media control keys to work with Winamp. They work with VLC.

From a construction and build quality perspective this is the best keyboard I've ever owned in 30 years of computing.

Cons: The MMO keys have proven useless to me, even though I've been playing some MMOs. They make the keyboard too wide. The LED backlight reflects too much off the aluminum frame. I would prefer the light only come out of the keys themselves. The media control keys are too out-of-the-way (recessed) for regular use. Braided cord doesn't bend/flex easily (minor issue). At first the num-caps-scroll lock lights were a little too bright for my taste so I covered them with sticky paper, but now I'm used to them. They're not very bright, though.

Other Thoughts: Many reviews complain that they keyboard isn't 100% mechanical but that hasn't bothered me. Their new revision is fully mechanical so get that if you want that (the K95, I think).

Any keys you use a lot, such as WASD will lose their finish and start to shine with wear but the letters will not wear off since they're obviously not painted on.

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  • Victor B.
  • 10/12/2013 3:42:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsUsed to work until just NOW

Pros: Awesome keyboard when it was working....

Cons: All of the sudden, it just died on me, luckily NOT while in game, but just randomly typing an email...was working just fine while chatting a few seconds before that....restarted PC, reinstalled drivers, nothing, it doesn't even show up anywhere and won't register as being ON, it DOES weirdly flash it's blue LEDs while hitting random buttons on it... but no INPUT/OUTPUT to screen. Using a logitech for substitution in the meantime.

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  • Gloria G.
  • 7/16/2013 6:05:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStyle and Performance

Pros: Cherry MX Red mechanical keys are a vast improvement from the typical rubber dome type keyboards that I've used all my life. Typing speed and accuracy have gone through the roof. Pre-mech keyboard speed approx. 80WPM, now I'm at about 100WPM. Fatigue is also lessened due to the keys needing less force to activate etc.

Awesome, bright blue blacklighting on the silver aluminum backplate of the keyboard was a great choice by Corsair. The reflective silver metal really brings out the backlighting even more than just behind the keys.

Media keys on the upper right hand side are very useful. Along with the macro keys, depending on how much of their functionality you need from them. I just use mines to quick launch programs like calculator, run..., etc.

Cons: At the time of purchase, this was one of the two mechanical keyboards Corsair offered. And both of them used mechanical keys on the main typing section, arrow keys, and numpad.

The entire F-Key row, Page Up/Page Down section, and G-Keys were still using membrane switches. Which wasn't a complete deal breaker for me, but after a long time with the board, I often imagine what it would be like to have a complete fully mechanical K90. Which Corsair have remedied be doing an update to the their mechanical keyboard line over a year after the original release of the K90 and K60.

Key cap puller accessory would've been a nice addition.

Other Thoughts: Amazing keyboard, with added function and style. My kind of thinking, as I care about styling and design a whole lot.

Could have been a perfect score, but at the time of purchase (more than a year before Corsair launched their FULL mechanical keyboards) these were the best looking keyboards in my opinion, with the important keys being mechanical.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/1/2013 3:45:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsCorsair k90

Pros: Cherry MX red switches (mechanical), comfortable, clicky and tactile, good media keys, backlit, keys are easy to remove and put back again, anti-ghosting <--( i really like this feature)

Cons: Not all keys are backlit and fully mechanical, that takes away an egg.

Other Thoughts: I do spam alot while gaming and this is really helpful in sticky situations while gaming. My old 5$ keyboard didn't give as much responsiveness, and it was not tactile or clicky. This is a really big improvement when i bought this keyboard.

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  • charlie s.
  • 6/25/2013 10:12:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing keyboard

Pros: Best performing and looking keyboard that I can think of. Very strong and beautiful LEDS. Very nice feel and amazing aluminum finish. Definitely worth the money.

Cons: wrist rest material is starting to fade and gets to be kind of an eye sore after awhile, good thing it's detachable.

Other Thoughts: If you're going to buy this to replace your crummy old keyboard, you'll be blown away. Planning on buying another as a gift.

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  • Michael D.
  • 6/16/2013 7:51:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Simplicity

Cons: All are lit but certain have the full brightness when back lit

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Kyle V.
  • 5/15/2013 7:43:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsK90 Solid gaming board

Pros: -Solid build, feels quality and sturdy
-Thick/solid cord
-Utility software to assist in setting up macros (Basic macros like copy/paste, open specific .exe)

Cons: -I have zero prior macro recording experience with keyboards. The basics are super easy using utility software, but anything advanced is very tricky to work into macros.
-After extensive searching on corsair sight, conclusion is that they also don't know how to macro in-game controls. It's frustrating I can't find anything helpful to assist in setting up basic key inputs on the macro-board in-game.

Other Thoughts: It's a great keyboard, fantastic upgrade over ANY non-mechanical. There are plenty of macro-keys for the taking; however, setting them up for any specific in-game control has been impossible for me (lack of info online & lack of prior experience).

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