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Corsair's Cherry MX RGB Mechanical Keyboard Video Preview

By , video by Alex Davies - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 10 comments

Each key's brightness and color can be customized by the user.

Last week, Corsair introduced us to a brand new keyboard based on its K70 mechanical keyboard. This one is a little bit different though. Thanks to new Cherry MX RGB keyswitches, users have 16.8 million colors to choose from when it comes to their backlit keys.

Corsair, along with German Cherry Corp., debuted the keyboard at CES this year, but the former won't actually launch the world's first Cherry MX RGB-based gaming keyboards until  later this year. Luckily, we were able to catch up with Corsair at CES to get a little peek at the peripheral, so you can see what it looks like outside of press renders and demo reels ahead of its scheduled launch.

Corsair Cherry MX RBG

No word on pricing or specific availability, but we'll keep you posted.

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    PCGAMING4LIF3 , January 14, 2014 1:14 PM
    How. Much. Money. - ?????????????????????????????????I just bought a CM Storm QuickFire XT with browns months ago, Why soo late ? :/ ///
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    g4bandit , January 14, 2014 2:26 PM
    According to other sources, it should be anywhere from 150-200 dollars.
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    gamejunky74 , January 14, 2014 2:48 PM
    My ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro blows that thing out of the water. You can program the keys to do too many lighting effects to list here. It has Per-key illuminated, 113 keys, Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover, Choice of four CHERRY MX key switches, 3 programmable thumbster keys, programmable macro keys, 94 other programmable keys, 1000 hz polling rate, 1 ms response time, 1.8 m rear-exit braided cable, 1 x audio in, 1 x audio out, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, dual 32bit Arm Cortex Processors, 2mb flash memory.Roccat also has the program Power Grid. Turning your wireless devices into touch screen hotkeys, macros and function buttons. http://www.roccat.org/
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    gamejunky74 , January 14, 2014 2:50 PM
    That Roccat Ryos MK Pro is available now for around 169 dollars.
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    grndzro , January 14, 2014 2:52 PM
    Quote:
    My ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro blows that thing out of the water. You can program the keys to do too many lighting effects to list here. It has Per-key illuminated, 113 keys, Advanced anti-ghosting with N-key rollover, Choice of four CHERRY MX key switches, 3 programmable thumbster keys, programmable macro keys, 94 other programmable keys, 1000 hz polling rate, 1 ms response time, 1.8 m rear-exit braided cable, 1 x audio in, 1 x audio out, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, dual 32bit Arm Cortex Processors, 2mb flash memory.Roccat also has the program Power Grid. Turning your wireless devices into touch screen hotkeys, macros and function buttons. http://www.roccat.org/


    Sorry I cant support Roccat..Their mice are way too clicky to the point where the weight of your finger will click the buttons. pretty uncomfortable to have to tense your hand to avoid misclicking all the time. Corsair have better mice, and with that I'll trust their engineers over Roccat any day.
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    phazeshifta , January 14, 2014 2:53 PM
    Your keyboard only lights up 1 color. Maybe you missed the fact that this one does 16.8 million colors?
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    gamejunky74 , January 14, 2014 3:53 PM
    Here is a link and no I didn't kiss the facthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrWnyFhw2tA&list=UUJYOx0a2eU_lKmYAOX7Cxxw&feature=player_embedded
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    gamejunky74 , January 14, 2014 3:54 PM
    Sorry about link issue.
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    sevags , January 14, 2014 4:22 PM
    It is an amazing keyboard, great switches, very durable yet simple design (I don't want my keyboard looking like a stealth fighter or a billions extra keys like I am in a helicopter), awesome lights.... but the price bette be right! It should be SUB ~200, anything more and I would rather just save up for an OLED Maximus keyboard or something.
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    phazeshifta , January 14, 2014 4:53 PM
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    should be SUB ~200, anything more and I would rather just save up for an OLED Maximus keyboard or something.


    The Maximus keyboard is closer to $1600 and isn't available anymore. You'd have to be saving for a while and then have to source one, too.

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