DOOM & PUBG
When it comes to gaming, the K57 shines. For Corsair to mention 8KRO support, we figured we might run into an issue here or there, but we did not see any problems versus others with NKRO. Anti-ghosting works as intended as well, and with volume keys, Macro keys, and the ability to remap most of the keys, there is no end to the possibilities of what the K57 Wireless RGB can do for you.
When it comes to PUBG, all movements were recorded and registered in the game, we were not accidentally heavy-handing keys to where the keys would accidentally activate, and this is due to the hybrid design and stiffer feel of the actuation force. Of course, PUBG is a tad slower-paced than something like DOOM, where movement is critical. That being said, we still found nothing to complain about in any aspect. The keyboard does its thing, the software makes things better, and with all the options offered, there is not a single reason why you cannot have your cake and eat it too.
We also tried some wireless gaming for a while as well, to thoroughly test things out. Shockingly, the first four days we used the K57 on our gaming rig, it went four days before we needed a charge, and that was with full RGB LED display, with only a shutdown timer set. We did not game with Bluetooth connectivity, but when it comes to productivity, it turns out to be very handy.
Windows and Productivity
When it comes time to write reviews, search the internet, or chat with friends and business associates, we found ourselves liking the K57 more and more with each day we used it. The feel of each press reminds us a lot of a fully mechanical keyboard, just without the hollow tick from bottoming out the keys, and instead of potential vibration, the rubber dome switches ensure a soft landing. Again, we used SLIPSTREAM Wireless for this as well, and if you are a screen watcher while typing, you can see there is just the slightest bit of input lag between key presses and said presses registering on screen.
Using the keyboard wirelessly for a few days has up totally out at roughly 34 hours before we felt it needed a charge again, which could be something as simple as a longer sleep timer setting eating that last hour of rated time. All the same, still very impressive. The one thing that we do not like about the K57, something we never caught gaming, is the plastic on plastic squeaking that can happen from off-center key presses, especially in the larger keys, like the space bar. While it could be annoying in an office setting where things are kept to a whisper, we cannot call it a deal-breaker with any ambient noise in the background.
- 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]