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Corsair Vengeance K70 Review

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Shirty 24th June 2013, 14:43 Quote
You know, despite being a stickler for more "standard" looking keyboards, I don't mind this design from Corsair. The exposed switches works pretty well, particularly on this black model.

One thing I think Corsair need to do is to either release a new revision of the K60 with full mechanical keys, or maybe a K65 - but keep it at the lower price point. This will massively increase the company's reputation amongst mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.

However now that the Ducky Shine II has had its price slashed by £30 that puts it in direct competition with this keyboard, and unless you are a stickler for the look of the K70 then I'd still point you in the Ducky's direction. More choices, proven design. But this keyboard (and the K95, for that matter) does look like it's improved on the previous generation of Corsair mechanicals.

** DISCLAIMER - I DO NOT WORK FOR, NOR AM I AFFILIATED WITH DUCKY CHANNEL OR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES. BUY THE KEYBOARD YOU WANT! **
Yslen 24th June 2013, 14:45 Quote
Always nice to read keyboard reviews. Worth pointing out that the bottom row of the K65 and K70 is non-standard (tiny windows keys) so they'll be fairly difficult to replace.

Shame, as the aluminium versions actually look very nice, and there are a decent variety of switch types available this time around.
Kovoet 24th June 2013, 16:13 Quote
I have this keyboard and honestly it is staying on my desk till it literally falls to pieces. Absolutely love this design
B1GBUD 24th June 2013, 16:38 Quote
Hmmmm...... now do I buy this or the Carbide Air 540.....

Decisions,decisions.....
Noob? 24th June 2013, 16:47 Quote
Very nice review, seems a good board, can't wait for mine to be delivered soon.

Another one that caught my eye is the smaller K65, very intrigued by it and may get that also.
sixfootsideburns 24th June 2013, 18:04 Quote
Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?
Hustler 24th June 2013, 19:23 Quote
NO..NO..NO!!!!

Don't you understand, I need you to tell me that this is absolute rubbish, not even remotely worth the money and people should look to far cheaper alternatives to this extravagant waste of money.
Fingers66 24th June 2013, 23:57 Quote
The BIOS functionality isn't redundant. The keyboard utilises a 16 bit connection which gives it problems with some USB KVM's. The BIOS switch allows it to run in 8 bit mode for compatibility as well as allowing Corsair to update the BIOS for further KVM compatibility.
Kovoet 25th June 2013, 00:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hustler
NO..NO..NO!!!!

Don't you understand, I need you to tell me that this is absolute rubbish, not even remotely worth the money and people should look to far cheaper alternatives to this extravagant waste of money.

Even if I tried I couldn't. Never thought I would like a stupid keyboard this much
bdigital 25th June 2013, 00:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Fingers66
The BIOS functionality isn't redundant. The keyboard utilises a 16 bit connection which gives it problems with some USB KVM's. The BIOS switch allows it to run in 8 bit mode for compatibility as well as allowing Corsair to update the BIOS for further KVM compatibility.

Ohhh that might help me. Running the k60 through my KVM causes some weird audio feedback, I wonder if that's related
Fingers66 25th June 2013, 00:47 Quote
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Ohhh that might help me. Running the k60 through my KVM causes some weird audio feedback, I wonder if that's related

Drop me a PM, I am running a K60 through an Aten KVM (but not audio).
Baz 25th June 2013, 10:34 Quote
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Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns
Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?

I think the uber k90 has white back lights, and the K70 is also available in silver with blue back lights.

Matt was very quick to nab this for himself - always the sign of a good piece of kit!
phuzz 25th June 2013, 12:34 Quote
This keyboard does seem to have everything I want, except for being about £60 more than I could possibly justify to myself (I could buy an HP Micro sever for less).
Guess I'll be sticking to my bog standard Dell keyboard for a while longer.
sixfootsideburns 25th June 2013, 13:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns
Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?

I think the uber k90 has white back lights, and the K70 is also available in silver with blue back lights.

Matt was very quick to nab this for himself - always the sign of a good piece of kit!

Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option
Shirty 25th June 2013, 14:28 Quote
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Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option

Shine... Shine... Shine... Shine...

Purple, Yellow, Blue, Green, White, Pink, Orange or Red LEDs and all four mainstream Cherry MX switch options ;)
sixfootsideburns 25th June 2013, 20:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
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Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns
Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option

Shine... Shine... Shine... Shine...

Purple, Yellow, Blue, Green, White, Pink, Orange or Red LEDs and all four mainstream Cherry MX switch options ;)

Yeah but its so expensive! Guys... I just want my cake and eat it too alright? Cripes!!
ProZac 25th June 2013, 20:25 Quote
I've had this keyboard for a couple of weeks now, and got to say its the best keyboard I have ever put my hands on. No delay, USB passtrough works like a charm, actually use it to connect my M65 Corsair mouse, and I have no problems or delay on that either in FPS games.

Really impressed of the new gaming series Corsair is pushing out :D Keep it going.
barrkel 26th June 2013, 00:05 Quote
I have a K90. It had a serious problem: https://www.google.com/search?q=k90%20stuck%20key%20problem

Buy at your own risk. I wouldn't.
Shirty 26th June 2013, 01:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by sixfootsideburns
Yeah but its so expensive! Guys... I just want my cake and eat it too alright? Cripes!!

It's only a fiver more than this...
B1ackbeard 26th June 2013, 10:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by barrkel
I have a K90. It had a serious problem: https://www.google.com/search?q=k90%20stuck%20key%20problem

Buy at your own risk. I wouldn't.

barrkel, this has been fixed since February. Have you tried the update?

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115831
VipersGratitude 26th June 2013, 15:24 Quote
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The extra set of red FPS keys (WASD and 1-6) also makes a reappearance. Being contoured, textured and a different colour from the other keys, they're designed to be easier to locate, but, as before, being already used to these key locations meant that we struggled to find any real benefit in them

I guess bit-tech won't be reviewing the Oculus Rift then? ;)
barrkel 26th June 2013, 23:39 Quote
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barrkel, this has been fixed since February. Have you tried the update?

http://forum.corsair.com/forums/showthread.php?t=115831

Fool me once, etc.
B1ackbeard 27th June 2013, 10:28 Quote
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Fool me once, etc.

Not sure I understand, did you try this and it not work?
sixfootsideburns 27th June 2013, 14:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
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Yeah but its so expensive! Guys... I just want my cake and eat it too alright? Cripes!!

It's only a fiver more than this...

Yeah, but you could say that for everythign and before you know it an extra $10 turns into an extra $100 turns into an extra computer. wait... what just happened...

More than price I dont like chopped keyboards, I have the desk space and as such I like my keyboard with a full numpad
Shirty 27th June 2013, 15:19 Quote
As far as I can see the tenkeyless Shine 2 is 'only' £106, I was referring to the full size model at £120 :)

At least in the UK that is, I'm not up together on US pricing.
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