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Corsair Shows Off Most Colorful Mechanical Keyboard at CES

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Somewhere over the rainbow...

Mechanical keyboards with Cherry MX switches are nothing new, but what if those keyswitches were backlit with the colors of the rainbow?

 

Corsair today announced the world's first gaming keyboard with Cherry MX RGB keyswitches. That means backlit keys with 16.8 million colors, guys. It's definitely the most colorful keyboard at CES. Corsair, along with German Cherry Corp., are debuting the keyboard at CES, but the former plans to launch the world's first Cherry MX RGB-based gaming keyboards later this year. 

 

No word on when, specifically, you'll be able to get your hands on these keyboards and their near limitless per-key lighting combinations, but when they do become available, you'll be able to pick 'em up with Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Brown, or Cherry MX Blue switches.

 

Check out the video below!

Corsair RGB Keyboard

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    Lutfij , January 6, 2014 7:17 PM
    Absolutely insane - I'm glad I didn't snag me a K65 and waited out...
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    maximiza , January 6, 2014 7:23 PM
    WOW
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    super-smashman , January 6, 2014 7:25 PM
    Very cool.

    I'm thinking about all the cool pixel-art-like images you could make on it.

    A Creeper, anyone?
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    deadbc77 , January 6, 2014 7:27 PM
    Love it....finally cherry mx blues with any color led i want to set.Time to put the K70 in the closet.@Jane awesome find.
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    Charlie Sim , January 6, 2014 7:47 PM
    K70 owner here. LEDs always broke. Sent for warranty twice. built well but I would be very very skeptical on any LEDs from Corsair
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    Yuka , January 6, 2014 7:55 PM
    Why use WASD? Isn't better to use ESDF?

    I've used that combination since Q2 RA days until I got the Belkin Nostromo n52 and now the Orbweaver (I hate your software Razer, HATE IT!).

    Still pretty nice keyboard.

    Cheers!
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    ShadyHamster , January 6, 2014 8:15 PM
    Quote:
    Why use WASD? Isn't better to use ESDF?

    I've used that combination since Q2 RA days until I got the Belkin Nostromo n52 and now the Orbweaver (I hate your software Razer, HATE IT!).

    Still pretty nice keyboard.

    Cheers!


    Unless you have monster hands trying to press the control key is extremely hard, as well as tab, 1 and ~ buttons.

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    vaughn2k , January 6, 2014 8:47 PM
    wicked cool! I want one!
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    TomsSound , January 6, 2014 8:50 PM
    ESDF for the win...
    oh yeah nice keyboard too .
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    Mlim666 , January 6, 2014 9:06 PM
    Lol, so many used MKB are going to be on the market after this.
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    ccarroz , January 6, 2014 10:13 PM
    My MSI laptop has something similar to this. the other week the flight attendant commented on how cool it looked :)  Steal series makes the keyboard in my laptop, do they not make a color keyboard like this as well?
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    rayden54 , January 6, 2014 10:30 PM
    Ugly.
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    voreo , January 6, 2014 10:39 PM
    no doubt itll be 120+ too, knowing corsair :( 
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    Vladimir Davidov , January 6, 2014 11:47 PM
    But really ..... why would you need one?! Why is it any worse than just a back-lit kb? You do not spend time at the keyboard looking at it, you are typing, and if you are any good at it, you are blind-typing .... if you are even looking at the keyboard, you should be concentrating on what you are typing, rather than on "OMG, it looks so colourful and pretty!" IMO - useless.
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    gio2vanni86 , January 7, 2014 12:15 AM
    This looks good, i'm hooked. Waiting for it to release :) 
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    cats_Paw , January 7, 2014 3:18 AM
    I have a Corsair K90 and in general its a bad keyboard for professional gaming (Keys are simply not well spaced). I use it for random gaming, where Leds are rather useless unless you are trying ti impress someone.Id Like Steelseries to relese their 6vG2 keyboard with this thou. Id use they lets for Starcraft hotkeys, in different coleors for different races :D .
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    house70 , January 7, 2014 4:24 AM
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    K70 owner here. LEDs always broke. Sent for warranty twice. built well but I would be very very skeptical on any LEDs from Corsair


    +1000.
    I think they get their LEDs from the rejects bin. A widespread problem with their KB, will never get another LED-lit KB from them.
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    SessouXFX , January 7, 2014 4:27 AM
    Seriously, they're trying to get me to retire my Das Keyboard. I've requested Das to build a gaming board, but they just won't do it.And I think they already know I confessed my love for their products. Can't wait to see this plank. Make mines Cherry MX Brown please?Haters are gonna hate, but I won't hear them.
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    lastnewbie , January 7, 2014 4:44 AM
    perfect when you are playing in the dark.
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    tomc100 , January 7, 2014 5:11 AM
    This will be my next keyboard!
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