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Corsair Announces the K70 Mechanical Keyboard

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Corsair's latest peripheral is the successor to the popular Vengeance K60 keyboard and features Cherry MX switches, backlighting and onboard memory.

The Corsair Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard is based on a brushed aluminum chassis that will be available in two color and backlighting variants: silver with blue lighting and anodized black with a red backlight. The keyboard is fully mechanical and features Cherry MX switches, a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, 20 key roller, and a 1,000 Hz reporting rate that are intended to deliver "fast, accurate input for gaming." For an additional level of customization, 10 additional contoured and colored keycaps are included that can replace the default numbers one through six and WASD keys on the keyboard.

Corsair also notes that each key features an individual backlight that allows the backlighting to be adjusted through both four distinct brightness levels as well as on a key-by-key basis. These settings can also be saved directly onto the K70's onboard memory, which will allow users to store their preferences without requiring proprietary software to be installed.

Also included are dedicated media keys, a USB connector, and a removable soft-touch wrist pad that is advertised to provide "comfort for long gaming or typing sessions."

The Corsair Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard will be formally unveiled during PAX East from March 22 to March 24, 2013 and is expected to release in April 2013 with a retail price of $129.99. Further information is available on Corsair's website.

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    SneakySnake , March 23, 2013 4:25 PM
    What kind of cherry switches? They've used red in the past, which I really don't like. Give me brown or blue switches
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    Juan Paul , March 23, 2013 4:25 PM
    I personally dislike it
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    SneakySnake , March 23, 2013 4:25 PM
    What kind of cherry switches? They've used red in the past, which I really don't like. Give me brown or blue switches
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    alidan , March 23, 2013 4:44 PM
    doesn't look all that bad, i wouldn't get it, as i want plate mounted mechanical, but its not as bad as some i have seen
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    Elwenil , March 23, 2013 5:11 PM
    SneakySnakeWhat kind of cherry switches? They've used red in the past, which I really don't like. Give me brown or blue switches


    Their site says they are Cherry MX Red switches.
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    w0_od , March 23, 2013 5:49 PM
    Looks good, the individual backlighting will be fun to play with. Wonder if one day they will do an ergo mechanical board
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    chumly , March 23, 2013 5:59 PM
    No macro keys and a price point almost 50% higher than the competition. Next.
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    SirTrollsALot , March 23, 2013 6:24 PM
    I have this board with the Macro keys on left side. Its solidly built. The only gripe I've had is the weak plastic on the wrist rest that attaches to keyboard, mine have broke. I game on my lap sitting on a bean bag, so from constant moving around I figure it was bound to happen... Also its sustained plenty of rage quits, masterbation, and silly fits with plenty of beer! Holds up well!!!
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    sublime2k , March 23, 2013 7:05 PM
    $130 for a keyboard? Too bad you can't buy skill.
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    hero1 , March 23, 2013 7:07 PM
    Is it fully mechanical or is partially mechanical? There's a difference you know like K90 being partially mechanical and Logitech 710+ being fully mechanical. We need more info on this kind of things.
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    vestibule , March 23, 2013 8:11 PM
    sublime2k$130 for a keyboard? Too bad you can't buy skill.


    A skilled gamer would notice a significant difference between an average rubber dome KB and a great mechanical KB. Mostly depending on the game, strafe jumping in Quake Live is much harder on a cheap rubber dome KB.

    Besides that, I've spilled beer on my Ducky Shine twice and it still works perfectly fine. It was completely filled with beer for hours while on/lit the first time. As long as you get one of the best mech KB's they should last decades.
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    pocketdrummer , March 23, 2013 9:03 PM
    ElwenilTheir site says they are Cherry MX Red switches.


    Well, that's disappointing. What do gamers have against MX Browns? They're light, the actuation and release points are very close, they're quieter than blues, and you don't sacrifice regular everyday typing.
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    Brendy , March 23, 2013 10:07 PM
    Yeah, I think I'll stick with brands that actually how to make mechanical keyboards (Ducky, Filco, Leopold). The amount of marketing from these gaming-oriented devices is sickening.
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    nebun , March 23, 2013 10:23 PM
    ugly
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    ALANMAN , March 23, 2013 10:53 PM
    1,000 Hz reporting rate? I can see the point for a mouse, but for a keyboard??
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    crazekid362 , March 23, 2013 10:58 PM
    Wonder if they fixed the "stuck key issue" that's plagued the K60 keyboard.
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    Novuake , March 24, 2013 12:20 AM
    My Facebook feed from Corsair had this on Wednesday...
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    christop , March 24, 2013 5:30 AM
    I know it is designed that way but it looks like it is missing its top..
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    nforce4max , March 24, 2013 6:41 AM
    I am happy with an old Model M or a cheap AT101 but this one does provide eye candy lol.
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    devBunny , March 24, 2013 6:50 AM
    Luv my K90 with a gazillion macro keys on the left hand side. This K70 looks bare. ;o)
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    xomm , March 24, 2013 10:46 AM
    chumlyNo macro keys and a price point almost 50% higher than the competition. Next.


    Also at the same price as their current K90 keyboard, which is virtually identical, but DOES have macro keys. Not quite sure what they're thinking here.
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