15 Dec, 2016   Rakesh Sharma    Reviews .  Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

PC keyboard with mechanical keys have recently started showing a great popularity among PC Gamers and enthusiasts. Although the use of mechanical keys inside keyboards is as old as the PC itself, but soon due to its very low price, membrane based keyboards took majority of the keyboard market. But still there was a great demand of mechanical keyboards among DTP operators, programmers and gamers who like the “click” sound and the typing sensation of the mechanical keys .

Now a day’s mechanical keyboards are not just an array of bulky spring loaded keys, rather they are installed with mechanical keys with precise movement and wide range of sensitivity, allowing users to choose a mechanical keyboards according to their comfort and like.

Today we are reviewing Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard loaded with Cherry MX RED keys. Cherry MX Red switches are top to down linear switches, with require a low actuation force to press the key when compared with Cherry MX Black keys, this light actuation force makes keys easy to spam and is favored among gamers. Along with Cherry MX Red keys Corsair K70 LUX keyboard also offers great aesthetics with integrated programmable advanced lighting control with red LEDs, a large font keycaps and a on-the-fly macro programming features for gamers.

Now let’s see what Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard has for us.

Features

K70 LUX MECHANICAL KEYBOARD
Legendary mechanical gaming keyboard performance for gamers who don’t need RGB lighting.

CHERRY MX RED
100% Cherry MX Red key switches - Fast linear actuation with no audible click.
Actuation Distance: 2mm | Operating Force: 45g

100% ANTI-GHOSTING WITH 104 KEY ROLLOVER ON USB
Reliably accurate performance, no matter how fast you are.

AIRCRAFT-GRADE ANODIZED BRUSHED ALUMINUM FRAME
With lightweight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.

THE POWER OF CUE
Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.

FPS AND MOBA KEYCAP SETS
Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel.

DETACHABLE SOFT-TOUCH WRIST REST
The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.

DEDICATED MULTIMEDIA CONTROLS
The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.

USB PASS-THROUGH PORT
Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter.

Specifications

Package

The keyboard comes in a black-yellow colored theme box with Corsair Gaming Logo along with product image highlighted on front of the box . Back of box covers details about the product features along with specifications.

Inside the box

Along with the keyboard, the box also includes detachable full length wrist rest, FPS and MOBA keycap sets kit and quick start guide.

Looks

Keyboard is not too heavy but feels total rigid. The aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame with matching matte finish on the keys gives the entire board a premium quality feel.

A row of dedicated media control keys can be found right above the number pad along with the superb volume control scroll wheel for easy adjustment of audio level during gaming.

104-keys with anti-ghosting and rollover on USB, which protects against incorrect or missing key signals when more than one key is pressed.

On the back side of keyboard we have four rubber pads to keep keyboard on place on your table. Also there are four rise-up stands to adjust the keyboard height according to users need.

On the back near cable outlet there is a USB pass-through port and a BIOS switch. This BIOS switch is used when some motherboard BIOSs won’t recognize this keyboard. Then you can select different switch positions and retry until your motherboard recognizes the keyboard.

Keyboard comes with a long and thick braided cable with two USB connectors , one for the keyboard itself and another for the USB pass through..

FPS and MOBA keycap sets kit comes with easy key removal tool and interchangeable keys, having a textured design with beveled edges to increase finger grip over the keys.

A closer look at the actual Cherry MX Red keys under.

Testing

Keyboard connected to the test system

Bundled Softwares

Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) Software Package, used for macro programming and have different light effect to select from.

Pros

  • Cherry MX Red switches
  • Solid feel
  • 2 years Warranty
  • Nice CUE Software
  • Programmable Macro Keys

Cons

  • No Dedicated Macro Keys

Conclusion

After spending about a week of time with the Corsair K70 LUX keyboard and we have to admit that it is a very comfortable keyboard to work with. Cherry MX Red keys give the perfect finger movement, leaving no stress on my fingers after long typing session. No dough one of the best keyboard I have ever experienced.

At a price of approx Rs.8.5k to 9k the Corsair K70 LUX keyboard is well worth the money and the experience. With just red LED lighting it may not go with your build theme, but black keyboard and red lighting virtually blends with most PC build themes.

At the conclusion Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is a fantastic keyboard giving a great gaming and typing experience and worthy of our PC TeK REVIEWS CHOICE Award.

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