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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 corsair.com). 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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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Matthew T.
  • 8/5/2015 2:23:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUpdated review. Purchased ~2012

Pros: -Fairly quiet for a mechanical keyboard.
-Sturdy! I'll admit, I've got some anger issues while I play, but this keyboard was definitely sturdy. Held up strong to my abuse and some accidental drops.
-Has a very nice feel while typing. It didn't take me long to get used to the transition to mechanical.
-LED life was very long as well. I didn't have a single LED go out on me in the 3ish years that the keyboard was alive.

Cons: -Firstly, RIP keyboard. It lived a long life. The ONLY complaint that I have, which is why it's now 4 eggs instead of 5, is a single slot which has open circuit board under it. I'm not sure if there was an actual purpose to having an opening under the spacebar, but all it took was one or two drops of soy sauce (Darn you soy packet) and it completely shorted out my keyboard. I soaked the interior with some isopropyl alcohol solution to maybe bring her back to life, but I'm 99% sure that the board is fried.

Other Thoughts: The rest of the keys look like they are sealed by their bases, so why is it just the spacebar that has open circuit board?

If it doesn't work, I'll likely be shopping for another Corsair product anyway.

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  • Phillip S.
  • 6/12/2015 12:04:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat gaming KB, but started having issues after about a year.

Pros: Mechanical keys that feel very substantial and durable. Adjustable key backlighting, 18 macro keys with memory configurations, and onboard media buttons make this a gamer's dream.

Cons: After about one year (of heavy use mind you) a few of the keys started double and triple tapping on single key presses, and a couple keys would not press until pressed several times. Noticed the worst of it in the number pad. Typically I would deduct two or more stars for this, but considering I can rarely find a good keyboard that will last for more than a year of heavy gaming, I just deducted one. The profile software for setting up the macro keys, works decently, but leaves a bit to be desired.

Other Thoughts: If you're like me and only get about a year or two out of a gaming keyboard, then this one will do dandy. In the end, this model is actually a bit more durable and reliable than most.

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  • Randall H.
  • 5/15/2015 7:59:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing

Pros: Lasted me this long; the only issue with it now is that I have made it too dirty. I am upgrading after 2 long years of heavy usage, and I have loved every second. I loved it so much that I'm just buying a K70.

Cons: The macro bank turned out to be useless and the software isn't fantastic. If you are buying it for the macros, there may or may not be better options out there. It is phenomenal for the keyboard though

Other Thoughts: RIP keyboard, 2012-2015. You will be missed.

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 2/7/2015 2:59:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsLow environmental resistance

Pros: Satisfying feedback
Feels nice

Cons: Zero liquid tolerance
Switches are mounted at surface

Other Thoughts: While a nice keyboard, the switches are essentially mounted at the surface... It has absolutely zero tolerance to even a drop of liquid, and fails catastrophicly to any contact with liquid until it dries out. So If you are one to have a drink at your computer, do not buy this keyboard. Membrane keyboards tolerate much worse spills than this will, which is just a drop on a switch.


3 stars due to nice keyboard but 0 tolerance to environment

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  • John D.
  • 12/22/2014 10:15:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsGreat, while it works...

Pros: The keyboard is really solidly constructed and looks great. The LEDs are pretty and the braided USB is a really nice feature. While the keyboard is functional, it's an absolute joy to type and game on.

The macro keys are super useful, the shortcut playback and volume keys are convenient, and even though not all the keys have mechanical switches, it was one of my favorite keyboards I've owned.

If not for its awful reliability and short lifespan, I probably would have given this thing 4 eggs.

Cons: As other users have mentioned, this keyboard is prone to failure. You'd think a mechanical keyboard would be reliable and Corsair would have more faith in their product to warranty it for more than 2 years.

So, of course, shortly after the 2 year mark, the LEDs start flickering and going out on the keyboard. If it was just the lights, that would be annoying, but when the lights go out, none of the keys work anymore either. The light flick out and the keyboard becomes non-functional.

Unplugging and plugging it back in would usually fix it, but it's still annoying and troublesome.

A few months later, the lights went out for good and the keyboard was beyond saving. The keyboard died. An incredibly short lifespan for the investment.

Other Thoughts: I've had cheap, bargain bin membrane keyboards that have lasted longer than this thing.

I am incredibly disappointed with this K90 keyboard.

I've used mechanical keyboards from other manufacturers and have been greatly pleased with their performance. I'd recommend checking out some other brands before considering a mechanical keyboard from Corsair.

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  • David P.
  • 11/12/2014 10:18:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNever fails me

Pros: - Beautiful Brushed Aluminum.
- Cherry MX Keys.
- More Macro buttons than anyone could ever need.
- Usb pass-through.
- Sturdy braided cable.
- Many more little things.

Cons: - Price.
- Not all the keys were mechanical in this keyboard.
- The light colored aluminum is a magnet for hair/crumbs/blemishes.
- Macro keys do not have the same brushed aluminum finish around them.

Other Thoughts: I've spilled water, juice, soda, and tea on this kayboard. After a few hours of air dying upside down, it's always good to go again. I must have gotten a lucky board, as I've never had a single light go out or key fail. The only minor thing that I could think of at this point is that my left arrow key comes off little easy when I take the caps off off to clean the board. Really wish corsair would make boards in this color again, I'm not a fan of the black aluminum keyboards.

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  • Canadian 0.
  • 10/28/2014 2:39:58 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Fantastic feeling Keyboard. Fast response and awesome sound. Also have owned it for 2 years now and its still going strong.

Cons: 2 years later have yet to find one.

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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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  • Charles 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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