Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation
The packaging is typical to most other Corsair products, using the bright yellow front panel to grab the eyes of those walking past it. Once that has been accomplished, you will see the company and product name across the top of the panel, with a smaller than life-sized image of the K57, illuminated with CAPELLIX RGB LEDs. At the bottom of the panel, there is a sticker noting that this is the English version, while to the right we find mentions of iCUE software and SLIPSTREAM wireless.
On this smaller end of the packaging, we see the Corsair name and logo at top-left and the full name of the K57 below that. On the right side, we see the tagline "play through whatever," but, we are unsure of what that means, exactly.
We broke up this longer side of the packaging so that it is much easier to see what is being offered. On the left end of the panel, we see the minimum system requirements, which are not tough to meet at all. You will need a free USB 3.0 port, although, it works with USB 2.0 also. You will need Windows 7 or newer, macOS 10.13 or newer, and if you want the software, you will need an internet connection to obtain them.
After a few repeats of what we just covered, in various languages, at the right end of the panel, we see the legal information first. We also see the indication of the warranty coverage, and the sticker offers a serial number along with the CH-925C015-NA part number.
As we make it around to the second smaller end of the box, we get all of the naming presented to us on the left. The right side is then used for a much smaller version of the image seen on the front panel. You will not see the second long side of the box in this review, as it is identical to what we see here, just that there is a ton more blank blackness between the names and the image.
The back of the box matches the front as far as the background color, and the image of the keyboard is much smaller, but this time includes the wrist rest. To the right of it, the Slipstream wireless and Bluetooth compatibility is shown with icons near the top, and are again repeated in the list. Following are mentions of the CAPELLIX RGB LEDs, the six Macro keys, the detachable palm rest, and the dedicated multimedia and volume keys are mentioned as well. The last bits are visual indicators of the package contents, while to the right of them are mentions of iCUE, CAPELLIX, and that RTX A/S powers it.
Inside of the box, once opened, we see the K57 on full display, wrapped in a layer of plastic to protect the finished from being rubbed off or scratched in transit. It is resting in a tightly fitting compartment to keep it from moving about, and the folded bit of cardboard at the back contains the cable. Once the keyboard and cable are removed, the bottom of the box can be folded up to expose the paperwork and wrist rest.
The included cable is detachable, and offers a USB 3.1 Type-A (even though it looks much like a Micro USB 2.0 connection) with six-foot of rubberized cable, terminating in a Corsair logo sporting USB 3.0 connection. The wrist rest below it is made of plastic and has a pair of clips to lock it into the front edge of the K57. The top of which is highly patterned with the rubberized coating that helps keep your hands in place, even in the warmest of environments.
The literature is broken down into three separate books. On the left is the main guide, which offers charging information, keyboard layout with text explanations, wireless and Bluetooth indicator LED information, and then goes on to explain the built-in lighting profiles, the Macro capabilities, and then repeats itself in many languages. The second booklet is all about the wireless safety and compliance information, because the K57 included a Li-Ion battery inside, and that they have particular use and disposal requirements. The last one is to cover information about the warranty, should you have any issues, or need to contact them. It is all there for you in black and white, and they do offer an address to use when looking to make contact with Corsair.
- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation]
- Page 3 [Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard]
- Page 4 [K57 RGB Wireless Continued]
- Page 5 [Inside the K57 RGB Wireless]
- Page 6 [iCUE Software]
- Page 7 [Gaming and General Impressions]
- Page 8 [Final Thoughts]