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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 6)

By Chad Sebring from Dec 4, 2018 @ 22:00 CST
TweakTown Rating: 99%Manufacturer: Corsair


There are a few things that come to mind that favors the K70 RGB MK.2 when it comes to gaming. Initially, we liked the profiles since we tend to play many games and from various genres. We could set up things to favor an MMO, so our spam commands are all there and ready to go when needed, and quickly swap to "normal" for the typical FPS and MOBA titles. The latter two game types bring in the extra keycaps, which are handy to use.

The slight curve keeps your fingers in place, and is easy to find your way in the dark if needed. If the curve is not enough, the highly textured finish will guide your fingers to the proper keys. The software also comes into play here, as it is much easier to go into iCUE, set everything up, having the LED lights flash when macros are used, so you know what is happening with just the peripheral vision.

We tend to like the stronger switches with a tactile actuation point, which helps us be able to rest our fingers and not strafe or lean when we mean to be running ahead. Overall, the K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard is up to the tasks that its gaming moniker stands for.

Windows and Productivity

As a daily driver and with many reviews under its belt, the K70 RGB MK.2 has been a pleasure. Productivity is as good as it got, with switches we are used to, under our fingers. Realize too, that games are not the only place for Macros. They can be used for anything, any series of commands, and could, say, load your browser, open specific tabs, display whatever you desired, with the press of a single key.

For us, when checking the same places for pricing amongst many other tabs in a browser when writing a review, over time, you can see how it pans out to do whatever you want with a single key press. The multimedia keys come into play here more so than with gaming, as there is usually music or some video playing while we are doing desktop-oriented tasks or chatting with friends about memes.

While they are rubber dome switches and not mechanical, it does not keep them from being useful when the need arises to mute things or move videos along to the point you need to see. While it may not be the best idea in a cubicle setting where all of the clicks and clacks will bother your neighbors, it is a reliable daily driver with no issues to report.

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Linear & Quiet - Cherry MX Red - RGB LED Backlit retails for $119.99 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red, NA retails for £118.30 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $209.99 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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