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Corsair Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: May 1, 2014 6:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Corsair





After downloading and installing the software for the K40, we opened it up to find this. In the assign keys section, this is where the Macros are addressed. Simply pick the M-key for the profile you want, then select a G-key and start the programming process. There are plenty of default actions to open programs and basic commands under the playback and advanced options, but the delay options offer ways to leave delays between commands to wait for the program to catch up with what you are trying to accomplish before moving to the next keys in the Macro chain.




Managing the profiles is pretty simple, and this is where you can stack as many as you want as they are all stored on the PC if not assigned to a profile. This way, you can store all the gaming and normal day-to-day profiles and select them and add them as needed depending on what you plan to do so that you are not hard locked to only three profiles' worth of settings. Here you can also import and export, as well as saving it to the onboard memory of the K40. When they are used, you can also have notification of the activation of the profile along with an on-screen display if you want those to be active.




While choosing just one color may be a bit of a challenge for some, the K40 offers 16.8 million to try out and see what suits your needs best. There are three ways to pick them, too. Simply click on the large color pattern to the left wherever the color most attracts you, use the eight presets in the middle, or you can insert the RGB code for a specific color.


True color is exactly that: it shows the color set, but the Max Brightness helps some colors, but we did notice it turns the white lights purple when active. The brightness can also be set via the slider if the LED button on the keyboard does not hit the exact level you wish to achieve. At the bottom, they do offer "FX" for the lighting as well. Here you can pulse the lighting, cycle through all the colors available, and even tell it when to apply the "FX" by adjusting the idle timer to the right as top when it should kick in.

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