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Corsair K65 Review

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mi1ez 20th August 2013, 11:49 Quote
I think I've just found my next keyboard...
Lance 20th August 2013, 12:03 Quote
I really like it, but for LAN it has two big disadvantages.

1) LAN is the one time I want a backlit keyboard.

2) No lock for the cable, means that you can't secure your keyboard to your desk, and as something that I am currently discussing on the I-series forum is the security of peripherals this is an issue.

If they backlit this for an extra £10 I think I would probably get one, but for now I will have to hold back or consider an alternative.
Meanmotion 20th August 2013, 12:08 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
I really like it, but for LAN it has two big disadvantages.

1) LAN is the one time I want a backlit keyboard.

2) No lock for the cable, means that you can't secure your keyboard to your desk, and as something that I am currently discussing on the I-series forum is the security of peripherals this is an issue.

If they backlit this for an extra £10 I think I would probably get one, but for now I will have to hold back or consider an alternative.

A good point about the lack of lockability. Yet more reason why I feel it should be considered simply as a compact quality keyboard for the home rather than a portable option. A version with tethered cable and backlighting for LANs would make sense though.
Lance 20th August 2013, 12:10 Quote
Has anyone tired putting a kensington lock point onto a keyboard yet?
law99 20th August 2013, 12:31 Quote
I like, but I want browns and the numpad. :'(

also, **** me... you need to lock up your keyboards?
Lance 20th August 2013, 12:39 Quote
LAN theft is actually quite the issue. I was thinking more along the lines of on a high end keyboard.
law99 20th August 2013, 12:41 Quote
I had pictures of gun cabinets filled up with keyboards...

I don't do much in the way of LAN parties, so I wouldn't know. And that is a gross overestimation of how many LAN parties I go to.
Lance 20th August 2013, 12:48 Quote
Theres still tickets for I49 on Thursday....
law99 20th August 2013, 12:56 Quote
Fifa contest would be interesting to watch... like super fast football. Just a shame that people concede rather than playing it out half the time on the interwebs.
Baz 20th August 2013, 13:05 Quote
I heartily endorse this product...
GeorgeStorm 20th August 2013, 13:07 Quote
There are quite a few other TKL boards available, the CMStorm Quickfire Rapid being the obvious one since it's in the same price bracket (although it doesn't have the backlighting)

I actually quite like the look of it, am definitely tempted, although would have to sell on of my current boards methinks.
andrew8200m 20th August 2013, 13:20 Quote
Got the US layout of this keyboard (apple useage means I am quicker on US than UK lol) and I find this to be fantastic!! I would however want the back light from the new K70 in the K65 compact form.
LordPyrinc 20th August 2013, 14:17 Quote
Less space on the desk and it looks like it would be a lot easier to clean in between the keys. A backlit version would be nice. If it had a detachable num pad, then I would consider it. I don't use it much, but there are times when its almost essential depending on the task.
Kovoet 20th August 2013, 14:35 Quote
I had the k60 k90 but now have the k70 of which I much prefer. Trust me the k70 looks a lot better as well.

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longweight 20th August 2013, 14:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
Less space on the desk and it looks like it would be a lot easier to clean in between the keys. A backlit version would be nice. If it had a detachable num pad, then I would consider it. I don't use it much, but there are times when its almost essential depending on the task.

Get a separate Logitech numpad, I love mine!
SuicideNeil 20th August 2013, 16:30 Quote
10keyless?

*looks at keyboard*

You mean 17keyless, surely? :D
Shirty 20th August 2013, 17:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by longweight
Get a separate Logitech numpad, I love mine!

Or if money's no object get a mechanical one. Keycool, Filco, Cherry, Goldtouch and several others do them now, and if you're really mental you can even get a Topre one from Realforce.
Grimloon 20th August 2013, 18:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lance
2) No lock for the cable, means that you can't secure your keyboard to your desk, and as something that I am currently discussing on the I-series forum is the security of peripherals this is an issue.

£3.99 for an adhesive kensington lock slot - clean, stick and pray you don't get any of the glue on your hands as it won't be coming off without some skin as well. You just have to love the sheer overkill of industrial adhesives, I still have some double sided tape that makes cyano look like PVA in comparison :D
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Originally Posted by LordPyrinc
Less space on the desk and it looks like it would be a lot easier to clean in between the keys. A backlit version would be nice. If it had a detachable num pad, then I would consider it. I don't use it much, but there are times when its almost essential depending on the task.

I did have concerns with that before buying my first TKL keyboard, a few weeks down the line and I was entering numeric sequences faster with the number row using both hands than I ever was using just one on the keypad. As others have mentioned there are plenty of USB ones available if you really do find you need one but I've become so used to not using one that I forget it's there on the Quickfire TK.
Spreadie 20th August 2013, 19:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Baz
I heartily endorse this product...
Splitter! :p

On topic - it looks frikkin gorgeous but I liked the look of the alu volume control on the earlier boards, and I'd want a choice of switches.
ObsCure 20th August 2013, 22:39 Quote
No numpad I can do without.

Not backlit in this day and age on a keyboard priced at £70, myght as well use a £5 dell.
longweight 20th August 2013, 22:58 Quote
You should go do that.
captain caveman 20th August 2013, 23:01 Quote
The best feature on K60 has a really cool hand rest on the LHS for making the WASD keys easier to use, does the K65 ???
greigaitken 21st August 2013, 09:58 Quote
I already got the k70, had regret when i saw this then no backlighting and relief.

lan theft, lol - the minute it stops being freindly i'm not interested. If you wanna game with scum.... use the internet.
xaser04 21st August 2013, 10:09 Quote
I REALLY like the look of this. Definitely tempted for my next keyboard.

Note sure I could deal without the numpad though (I use one alot for budgeting).
t5kcannon 21st August 2013, 10:23 Quote
Looks a lovely keyboard. Thanks for the review :)
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