The K68 RGB is a substantial step up and beyond what the original K68 offered. The feel is the same, most of the features are the same, but the things Corsair changed with the latest K68 RGB is well worth the investment. Two of the deciding factors are the RGB LED lighting, which is a massive bonus to us, and secondly is the use of iCUE software. The former allows any user to pick from many predefined lighting modes, or set things up in a completely customized display. The latter delivers ease of control, much more intuitive interfacing, and the ability to have all of your Corsair products controlled in a single location. The use of Cherry MX Red switches as the only option may limit who will buy this keyboard, but from what we read online and seeing what people like to use for gaming, we feel they played their cards right. The vast majority of potential customers will be more than happy buying the K68 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard, and we even see enough changes to warrant a move from the K68 as well.
Whether your thing is to game all hours of the day and night, or if you spend the majority of the day typing away on a keyboard as we do, you will not be disappointed in either aspect. With games, you have NKRO, which means not a single key press is missed, and anti-ghosting to back it, so you can press as many keys at once as your hands can accomplish. On top of that, you can customize profiles for each game, set the keyboard to display differently on each profile, add Macros, or even remap the keyboard. All of this leads to a more user-friendly gaming experience, which will have you appreciating the K68 RGB more and more as you go. For the typist, this may not be the first choice to use, but there is not a single reason we would advise against the use of this keyboard. Even for those in the office, who cannot stand to use a rubber dome keyboard, the lack of clicks on the press of each key is something many co-workers won't harp about, where tactile switches are typically not allowed in such an environment.
At just $118.79 we feel you get a tremendous amount of bang for the buck. It is hard to deny Corsair in any way when they offer what they do in the K68 RGB. Everything you have seen from us today all bodes well for this product, and if shopping comparatively, many other solutions with similar specifications and feature sets will cost you well over $150. What it all boils down to is what you want from your keyboard. If you like having the option of any color possible, prefer quieter switches, want the ability to customize nearly every detail of the feature set, and be assured that you aren't missing a single key press, then this is the perfect keyboard for you. In our opinion, with everything you get, including a palm rest and the spill-resistance, this might be the ideal solution for any keyboard user's needs.
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- OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit - Buy from Amazon
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST
The Bottom Line: While it does not come with a metal top, the K68 RGB hits the nail on the head with everything else it offers. Fully customizable, affordable, inclusion of iCUE software, and a pleasure it has been to point to why we have given the K68 RGB such high marks!
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