There is fierce competition in the gaming peripheral market from the likes of SteelSeries and Razer which makes it difficult for a newcomer such as Corsair. Everything considered, however, we are very impressed with what the Corsair Vengeance K90 has to offer.
Despite the competition, Corsair has managed to create a keyboard which is quite different to the other products out there. While the designers of the Vengeance K90 clearly adopted SteelSeries’ minimalist approach to aesthetics, they have actually put some thought into style. The extensive use of aluminum and soft-touch plastic gives the K90 a sleek and professional look which is far more stylish than what SteelSeries have to offer.
As expected, build quality is also fantastic and all the materials used in construction feel expensive. We do question Corsair’s choice to use a combination of membrane and mechanical switches in the keyboard, however, as the membrane switches have a mushy and unresponsive action compared to the mechanical ones. That said, I do favour the Cherry MX Red switches over the Blue and Black varieties used on the SteelSeries and Razer keyboards, as they have a lighter actuation force.
The Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard can be yours for a price of £98.95 from Amazon.co.uk, which is almost exactly the same price you would have to pay for the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate. Even though Razer is a much more established player in the gaming peripheral market than Corsair, I actually think that the Vengeance K90 is a better buy. The Corsair model feels better built and I prefer the smooth action of the Cherry MX Red mechanical switches.
- Solid build quality.
- Premium materials.
- Eighteen macro buttons.
- Sleek aesthetics.
- Use of membrane switches for some keys.
KitGuru says: Another quality product from Corsair that ticks all the right boxes.