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Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Update on review below 02/02/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches

Pros: Updated
- solid construction overall
- fingerprint resistant
- small footprint (no macro keys taking up space on desktop)

Back-lighting specifics
- each key is lit individually
- four levels of brightness (off, low, medium and blinding)
- I use the medium as it's good in both light and dark rooms
- the blinding setting is not just too bright on the eyes, it is distracting
- keyboard has two lighting positions
- all keys on is first
- second is only AWSD/1-6, and arrow keys
- Windows button can be disabled with a single toggle key
- multimedia buttons work well and are not positioned where they can accidentally be hit
- the special key toppers that are included are great even for just typing (they are designed for gaming)
- I could actually see using this keyboard for my job and would like a set of the same keys for the home keys for business use

Yes, it really is that good that I could see using it for work instead of just gaming.

Cons: The keys take very little push to activate. I am getting used to it, but be advised that if you have lazy fingers that you rest on the keys, you will end up activating some of them inadvertently.

No other real cons other than having to get the first one replaced (see review below).

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is so good that it has overcome my annoyance at having to spend extra money to get a replacement due to an OBF on the volume bar. If only it had worked originally it would not have gotten the two egg review that I cannot figure out how to edit (I rarely leave reviews unless something just blows me away).

I recommend this keyboard or others in the Corsair line. This is just a better keyboard than it's competitors, though I would rate Logitech right there with it if you are looking for something with less key noise as they still make the best in that world.

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Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Update on review below 02/02/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches

Pros: Updated
- solid construction overall
- fingerprint resistant
- small footprint (no macro keys taking up space on desktop)

Back-lighting specifics
- each key is lit individually
- four levels of brightness (off, low, medium and blinding)
- I use the medium as it's good in both light and dark rooms
- the blinding setting is not just too bright on the eyes, it is distracting
- keyboard has two lighting positions
- all keys on is first
- second is only AWSD/1-6, and arrow keys
- Windows button can be disabled with a single toggle key
- multimedia buttons work well and are not positioned where they can accidentally be hit
- the special key toppers that are included are great even for just typing (they are designed for gaming)
- I could actually see using this keyboard for my job and would like a set of the same keys for the home keys for business use

Yes, it really is that good that I could see using it for work instead of just gaming.

Cons: The keys take very little push to activate. I am getting used to it, but be advised that if you have lazy fingers that you rest on the keys, you will end up activating some of them inadvertently.

No other real cons other than having to get the first one replaced (see review below).

Other Thoughts: This keyboard is so good that it has overcome my annoyance at having to spend extra money to get a replacement due to an OBF on the volume bar. If only it had worked originally it would not have gotten the two egg review that I cannot figure out how to edit (I rarely leave reviews unless something just blows me away).

I recommend this keyboard or others in the Corsair line. This is just a better keyboard than it's competitors, though I would rate Logitech right there with it if you are looking for something with less key noise as they still make the best in that world.

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Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Good keyboard, with one cheap component 01/01/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Red LED - Cherry MX Red Switches

Pros: Built well. Looks to be fingerprint resistant.

Cons: Volume control wheel will only turn volume up. It will not turn volume down. This is apparently a common issue based on the Corsair forums. It doesn't matter if you use USB 2.0 or 3.0, what order you plug the two cables in, or how many PC's you try it on. To have a part with that many problems on an otherwise solid keyboard is a very poor decision.

This is NOT a quiet keyboard despite some reviews. It is mechanical and to call it quiet is laughable. It might be 1 or 2% quieter than other Cherry MX key types, but it is still extremely loud compared to the higher tier non-mechanical keyboards that work just as well. There are some very solid non-mechanical keyboards out there with anti-ghosting and quick double key action that you won't keep the girlfriend up at night while gaming two rooms away.

Other Thoughts: NewEgg is replacing it via RMA, which shows outstanding service, but because of one bad component I will be out around $15 shipping (not sure if that is round trip for replacement coming to me).

If it fails again that will be $30+. If that happens it will be the last Corsair product I buy given I have had to Logitech G11's that are at least 8 years old and running strong. All this just because I thought I would give a newer keyboard a try. I will go back to Logitech if this thing fails again.

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Display Name: Steve M.

Date Joined: 07/26/04

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  • First Review: 12/22/08
  • Last Review: 02/02/15
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