Inside the Raptor K40
As we tear into the K40, with the top section removed, we can now see the clear plastic sheets with the traces to send signals to the MCU and then onto the PC. Under the rubber dome layer and plastic sheets, there is a milky white layer of plastic; that is how each of the keys is provided with lighting.
Flipping the top section of the keyboard over and looking at things from the inside, we see that they have used tall clear plungers to make the contact and compress the rubber domes. Their length also helps the keys to stand tall on the top frame for a simpler look and, in our opinion, a much better feel of use for these keys.
Corsair chose to use the Freescale Mc9S08JM32 MCU. This offer dual 16-bit interfaces, runs at 48MHz, and to be blunt, this is way more MCU than this board really needs to get the features and programmability the K40 brings to the table.
With the Raptor K40 now all back together, we connected it up to run through a couple of things. The board boots with red LEDs illuminating the keys, Macros, profiles, and even the multimedia sections. The brightness is fair, but could be brighter, but we will get into that in just a moment.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Destiny 2 trailer shows Cabal invading Last City
- AMD's 12C/24T and 16C/32T CPUs called 'ThreadRipper'
- FMV games are coming back with Late Shift on April 18
- First Dolby Vision 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs announced
- AORUS GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Edition 11G announced
- AnyRactive GoTouch Portable Whiteboard Review
- AORUS GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Edition 8G Review
- Cannot get rid of Asus Secure Delete
- NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler Review
- Window side panel for PC-V1020
- MSI announces frosty limited edition Trident 3 Arctic gaming PC
- ADATA adds the i-Memory AI920 jet black flash drive
- FinalWire releases AIDA64 Extreme 5.90 benchmark software
- ASUS announces support for Intel Optane memory
- Thermaltake releases new View 28 RGB Gull-Wing window ATX mid-tower chassis series with Tt LCS Certified and unique 256-color RGB matrix design