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Corsair K70 RGB TKL Mechanical Keyboard Review

A Closer Look

The new Corsair K70 RGB certainly looks like a Corsair keyboard. You can even see traces of this design going back many years. Just look at the K63 Mechanical Keyboard I reviewed almost 5 years ago, it’s certainly got a few bits in common. However, it’s clear that times have moved on, and this looks much more high-end and professional compared to the older lineup of keyboards.

You’ll find some dedicated media controls in the top left, allowing you to quickly skip through your songs or play/pause as you see fit. I love these, as I’ve almost always got music on while I work and game.

Some tiny LED lights here, but you’ll have to look very closely to see them!

A lovely Corsair logo in the middle, but remember to pull off the plastic tag to see the gorgeous mirror finish.

Here you’ll find a profile, lighting and lock button. You can do all this stuff in the software, but why bother when it’s literally just a button press away. I love the profile button, as I can switch from work to gaming modes easily.

There is a master mute button on the right side, and you’ll find a gorgeous aluminium scroll wheel for volume control next to that. We’ve seen this design on many Corsair keyboards, but I’m happy to see it included again.

The K70 RGB features a stunning aluminium top panel, which is shaped to form a lip at the front and back, with the keycaps mounted slightly above the slim body. Despite the switches mounted almost externally, it’s still surprisingly slim though.

Both the aluminium and the keycaps have a surprisingly dark black finish. However, when the light catches it just right, you can see the brushed finish of the metal and the light texture of the plastics.

There’s a recessed Type-C port around the back, and while Corsair provides a cable, there’s no reason why you couldn’t substitute your own.

This funky little thing is the tournament mode switch.

It flicks from left to right. However, you can flip this plastic guard up to lock it into the on position, and a bright red LED will show when it’s on. More on that shortly.

It may be a small and heavy keyboard, but Corsair went big with the rubber grips. They’re thick and super grippy, so this thing is not going to slide around at all!

Even the feet have their own rubber grips.

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Peter Donnell

As a child still in my 30's, I spend my day combining my love of music and movies with a life-long passion for gaming, from arcade classics and retro consoles to the latest high-end PC and console games. So it's no wonder I write about tech and test the latest hardware while I enjoy my hobbies!

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