The Corsair Gaming Keyboards and Mice Range: An Experiential Testby E. Fylladitakis on May 14, 2015 10:00 AM EST
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Several months ago, we had a thorough review of the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB mechanical keyboard. It was perhaps the most anticipated keyboard in history, amassing feverish hype months prior to its release on gaming forums. The release of the keyboard also marked the creation of a subsidiary company which would focus solely on gaming peripherals. The new division was baptized "Corsair Gaming", brought in its own marketing logo and focuses on the development of high performance gaming peripherals. In that sense, Corsair has never seemed to be a company that feared expansion and diversification. They initially started as a memory products manufacturer after all, infiltrating market after market, paving the way to the very broad products lineup and global presence that the company has today. The creation of a completely new division just for the peripherals could depict a demonstration of how much faith Corsair has that they can become a major global player in that segment of the market.
The K70 RGB also was perhaps the only keyboard in existence to collect so many negative comments about the newly found subsidiary company logo. So wrathful were Corsair's supporters regarding the new logo that even petitions pleading the company to maintain the old logo were created. That aside, the K70 RGB for the most part lived up to its hype, which was a serious accomplishment to begin with.
Today, we briefly examine the rest of the Corsair Gaming RGB series: the K65 RGB tenkeyless mechanical keyboard, the K95 RGB mechanical keyboard, the M65 RGB laser gaming mouse and the Sabre gaming mouse. Although they look very similar to the K70 RGB, there are notable differences between the keyboards that this article seeks to identify. The M65 RGB is a high performance gaming mouse designed with FPS gaming in mind, and the Sabre was first introduced shortly after Corsair Gaming was founded, ditching the "FPS-specific" design of the M65 RGB for a universal approach.
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Laststop311 - Friday, May 15, 2015 - linkI am actually looking for a tenkeyless keyboard to give me more room on my desk since I can't even remember the last time i used the numpad. If they allowed me to use Blue, Brown, Green or White switches I'd probably buy it. I'd probably rather have a cheaper mono red backlit keyboard as red is easier on eyes. I'm basically looking for a mechanical tenkeyless mono red backlit 1: Cherry mx blue switches 2: Brown 3: White 4: Green in that order. Haven't done the research yet tho. Just not in the budget yet. Gotta save everything I got for my q3-q4 2016 skylake-e build as it's going to be a 3500-4000 dollar build 1000 for 8 core cpu 1000 for pascal titan 1000 for mobo, ram, case, psu, cpu heatsink, and noctua case fans And the final 500-1000 for ssd and hdd just depending on if I can get motherboard with 2x ultra m2 slots since with 40 lanes I'll only use 16 + 4 + 4 so 24. I rly hope the 1TB 3d v-nand version of the sm951 nvme drive is out by skylake-e then I wont need to worry about 2x m2 slots. These insane game install sizes is making my 512GB 840 pro tight on space for my next pc I rly want 1TB of ssd space.
meacupla - Friday, May 15, 2015 - linkYou might want to check out Coolermaster's lineup.
Moderately priced, good build quality and no need for extra software, although no macro or customization either.
Laststop311 - Friday, May 15, 2015 - linkYe I dont use macros just want a nice small tenkeyless mono red backlit with the right cherry switches for a moderate price.
dvinnen - Friday, May 15, 2015 - linkFrom the article title I thought you were going to start doing legit mice tests like esreality did years ago. Kinda a disappointment
Brutuski - Friday, May 15, 2015 - linkAnd I'm confused as to why this wasn't a pipeline story.
rowny - Saturday, May 16, 2015 - linkAnandtech used to be the technical reference on all topics, now it's becoming flashy and shallow.
i7 - Saturday, May 16, 2015 - linkMan, spelling mistake in the title. Someone didn't proof-read their article lol.
I have a regular Corsair K70. Love it a lot, Really wanted a RGB model but the issues are a turn-off. Refuse to waste my time.
TheSlamma - Sunday, May 17, 2015 - linkThe Software for the keyboards is complete garbage. Pass
hypergreatthing - Monday, May 18, 2015 - linkI bought a K70. It worked for about 6 months until i got a few drops of water on the keys. Yup, that's all it takes to ruin the keyboard. Some condensation from a drink got on my fingers and got on the keys. The switches are made of a clam shell design which the part where the two halves meet is right on the surface of the aluminum back. Guess where the drop of water goes straight into?
Go read the number of complaints about keys repeating and whatnot. That's all due to water.
paulemannsen - Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - linki want lag tests with different drivers and operating systems. sry, but reviews like this are useless to me.