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Corsair Unleashes Black K70 Gaming Keyboard With Cherry MX Blue, Brown Switches

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Corsair's black Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard is now available with Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches.

The Corsair Vengeance K70 mechanical gaming keyboards have been on the market for a while now, but they were only available in a limited selection of colors. For those of you who wanted Cherry MX Red switches, you could choose from all three colors, but for Cherry MX Blue and Cherry MX Brown switches, you couldn't opt for the anodized black version of the K70 keyboard; it only came with Cherry MX Red switches.

Now though, Corsair has announced that it will be bringing this version of the keyboard to the market with Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches. Availability is set for sometime this month, with pricing set at $129.99.

In order to reduce costs, Corsair looked into non-Cherry branded switches. Cherry's patent on mechanical switches has expired; therefore, many manufacturers are making their own switches or using third party switches. Despite that, Corsair came to the conclusion that it was best to stick to the original Cherry MX switches.

"We re-evaluated all of the available key switches on the market including new clones of the Cherry MX," said Jason Christian, product manager for gaming keyboards and mice at Corsair. "None could match the consistent performance and reliability across the keyboards like the original German Cherry MX switches."

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    ferooxidan , April 10, 2014 3:27 PM
    looks gorgeous. nice angle
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    rpmrush , April 10, 2014 5:14 PM
    It's not fully mechanical and the LEDs fail quickly, but the extra keys are neat. I almost got the K95 for full mech, but it quickly had LED failure reviews as well. Ended up getting the Rosewill RK-9200 with Reds. Extremely happy thus far.
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    Mlim666 , April 10, 2014 5:31 PM
    Still waiting for the RGB :(  Super happy to see that Corsair is sticking Cherry MX's though.
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    NorCal79 , April 10, 2014 8:55 PM
    Quote:
    It's not fully mechanical and the LEDs fail quickly, but the extra keys are neat. I almost got the K95 for full mech, but it quickly had LED failure reviews as well. Ended up getting the Rosewill RK-9200 with Reds. Extremely happy thus far.


    The K60 was not fully mechanical, the F-Keys, and System keys were dome. The
    K70 IS fully mechanical, function keys and all. I have a gunmetal K70 with MX browns, works great, backlights are all working fine, and it has a 2-year warranty. I bought it to replace my Rosewill RK9000 that broke after a year.

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    classzero , April 11, 2014 5:52 AM
    Quote:
    It's not fully mechanical and the LEDs fail quickly, but the extra keys are neat. I almost got the K95 for full mech, but it quickly had LED failure reviews as well. Ended up getting the Rosewill RK-9200 with Reds. Extremely happy thus far.

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    Cherry MX Brown mechanical key switches provide fast and precise actuation, along with light tactile feedback for comfortable typing. Since the K70 is fully mechanical, you’ll get that response with any key you press. There’s a full key matrix anti-ghosting mechanism for perfect signal quality, and the full key rollover on USB ensures accuracy no matter how fast you play. The aluminum frame is lightweight and durable for hours and hours of intense play. 100% Cherry MX Brown Mechanical Key Switches
    Cherry MX Brown switches provide fast and precise actuation for fast, competitive play. There’s light tactile feedback for comfortable typing, but no audible click that might be a distraction. http://www.corsair.com/en-us/vengeance-k70-fully-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-cherry-mx-brown
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    rpmrush , April 11, 2014 6:44 AM
    My bad..I was thinking K90. Yes this is a fully mech board.
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