Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard
As far as excitement goes, there is not much to get excited about with the first image. Standard fare as we look at the textured plastic lower frame section, with the plastic top-plate attached to it. With a mechanical-style keycap at the top of the keyboard, it allows room for Corsair to make the plunger area clear, allowing for a better display of RGB LED lighting than in almost all other rubber dome options.
At the top of the K57, starting at the leftmost edge, we first run into the dedicated Macro keys. Running vertically from top to bottom, there are six G-Keys, and there is no denying the similarity to the look of many Logitech options out there. These can be programmed through iCUE for the more involved commands, but there is an on-the-fly option built-in as well.
The main section of keys offers cylindrical-shaped keycaps, with a font that is easy to read. At the top, we can see the white painted on Corsair logo in the middle of the keyboard, and we love the contrast of the black frame and caps against the white insert under all of the keycaps.
Typically, the Function keys tend to hold multiple things at once, but on the K57, only three of them have dual functionality. The F5 key is used for wireless connectivity, while F6 and F7 allow one to swap between a pair of Bluetooth devices, with both paired to the keyboard at one time. Think along the lines of gaming with it wired, yet chatting on your phone/tablet or searching on your laptop with the same keyboard.
On the right end of the top of the K57, we run into the number pad, along with many buttons at the top, which we will get to. As for the command keys, arrow keys, and the number pad, it is all as expected, and the extra arrows can come in handy for left-handed users.
Along the back edge, still on top of the K57, we run into the MR or Macro Record button, for those times when programming a Macro on-the-fly is needed. The next button is for the lighting, which offers off as an option as well as three levels of RGB LED intensity. The last of the buttons is a Window lock but is followed by LED indicators as well. The first of which shows the state of the charge, if it is powered on, and if the wireless mode is in use, with various colors. Following that are the number lock, Caps lock, and Windows lock/Macro Record LED, which again will change based on what is being used or done with the keyboard at that time.
- 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]