Corsair makes a wide variety of computer peripherals, but its range of mechanical keyboards, aimed chiefly at gamers, has gathered a fair amount of attention. I also enjoyed playing the more deliberate The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Before I forget, the richness and brightness of the Reds are spectacular. This makes it virtually impossible to set up macros that require precise timing because you have to recreate them in the recording interface, test them in the game, tweak them in the interface, retest them in the game, etc. Once a keycap is removed or an experienced user presses a key, the difference between the Blue, Brown and Red switches become apparent. Profile names can be whatever you want them to be within Actions, Lighting Effects, and Performance screens.
But once you learn your way around, you can do some incredibly cool things with the extensive lighting options. Looks Keyboard is not too heavy but feels total rigid. The included wrist rest is nice though, and a key cap puller is always useful, as are the convenient, dedicated media control buttons. The Platinum looks like it has it and my old K90 has it. I have yet to have any flickering in my K95 but might be different from the K70. However, if you can muster the patience and dedicate your time, you can get some awesome results. As is true on most backlit, translucent keycaps, the secondary legends on all keycaps look darker and fainter because of the uneven lighting shining through them.
Proceed to click Update and let the software proceed with the firmware update. The Reactive Typing setting causes keys light up or change color as they are used or based on the frequency of use. Overall I think the lighting on mine is quite good. Although the logo looks very good on a silver keyboard, I feel it was a poor choice to keep the same logo on the black version of the Vengeance K70. At first, none of the macros actually worked.
The keyboard is built on a brushed aluminum chassis, with the keys levitating over it rather than being embedded into it. To the left of those is the Windows lock button which turns off Windows specific keys and a brightness button which you tap to move through three brightness settings, with the final tap turning the backlighting off completely. Pros: Nice backlighting, volume roller, key switches are nice Cons: Keys keep snapping off. Type Lighting will work with both Foreground and Background Lighting simultaneously upon key press. There are four choices available, and you can pick any-and-all.
I love the simplistic design, and brushed aluminum build. Most companies, having already created a nearly perfect gaming keyboard, would pat themselves on the back and leave well enough alone. Furthermore, the cap tops have almost no texture, making them slippery, and fingerprints stand out on them rather prominently. Chucked the keyboard into the garbage and bought another logitech. You can also set up profiles for individual games, record macros and reprogram just about every key. The spacebar is textured by default, but for everything else, you can swap between smooth and textured key caps.
Performance I tested the K70 Mk. The finish on the keyboard is quite attractive and appears to be fingerprint resistant. Therefore, unless you are planning to use the keyboard exclusively for playing games that are making use of these exact keys, replacing them each time you want to play a game feels like too much of a hassle. I can't find much to complain about. Keys made of cheap brittle plastic because they break like crazy and Im not a rough user, owned a logitech and razer keyboard before this one and never had this problem.
The Win Lock button solves this issue. Over the years however, the production cost of the mechanical key switches also came down, making them more and more affordable by the day. Slow response times or heavy key resistance may cause a poor gaming performance, where low resistance and high-speed actuation can potentially improve your stats. So this is essentially a toy for gaming and not a serious keyboard. Personally, I found that a simple monochrome red light was the most striking.
The one that comes with it isn't bad. A profile is also what is saved to the keyboard that contains a list of your modes, actions, and lighting you assigned to your key s. This feature enables you to take the lightmap with you everywhere. While I liked the simple white and red backlight options of the previous model, the ability to assign specific colors to any given key is excellent. Pros: Best mechanical keyboard I have ever used. Both sets are contoured and textured. To make a macro, you right-click the key you want to configure left click does nothing and assign an action.