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."