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Corsair K70 RGB TKL Keyboard Review

Rating: 9.0.

Today we are going to take a look at the latest addition to Corsair’s popular K70 series, the K70 RGB TKL. This 80% keyboard has a whopping 8000Hz polling rate and is aimed at esports gamers, with a tournament switch that disables any on-board functions and software. Coming in at £139.99, does this board deserve a place on your desk?

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Video Timestamps:

00:00 Start
00:15 Introduction / unboxing / keys
01:52 Build Quality / underneath / rear
02:45 Speed is the focus – 8000Hz polling rate
03:42 Switches discussion / sound test
04:41 Lighting capabilities
05:41 Software overview
07:35 Gaming experience
08:15 Closing Thoughts

Specifications:

  • Switches: Cherry MX RGB Mechanical
  • Actuation: 45G
  • Actuation distance on Reds: 2.0mm
  • Keycaps: PBT double shot 1.5mm
  • FPS and MOBA keycaps: ABS
  • Connectivity: USB 3.0 Type A
  • USB report rate: up to 8000Hz polling rate
  • Keyscan: 4000Hz
  • Matrix: Full Key rollover with 100% anti-ghosting
  • On-board profiles: up to 50 depending on complexity
  • Media keys: 5
  • Cable: 1.82m USB type C to type A, detachable black braided
  • Dimensions: 360mm (L) x 164mm (W) x 40mm (H)
  • Weight: 0.93KG

You can purchase the Corsair K70 RGB TKL from Overclockers UK for £139.99 HERE.

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Pros

  • Brushed metal plate.
  • Spare keycaps for MOBA and FPS.
  • USB-C detachable cable.
  • 8000Hz polling rate.
  • Great quality, specs and aesthetics.

Cons

  • Spare keycaps are just ABS.
  • Stiff cable.
  • No option for clicky/tactile switches.

KitGuru says: It may be aimed at competitive gamers, but this is an all-round excellent TKL keyboard.

 

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Rating: 9.0.

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