Corsair News: Vengeance K70 Mechanical Keyboard, Custom Backlighting

By Published March 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

In addition to Rosewill's custom-painted Throne case, PAX East 2013 will see the return of Corsair, one of the fastest-rising stars in the tech sector. Corsair has announced that its new Vengeance K70 keyboard (first teased at CES 2013) will be present at PAX East this weekend, apt to show-off its key-by-key LED backlighting.

 

Corsair originally made claims at CES that the renewed Vengeance line would be the first mechanical keyboard to feature individually-lit keys, where users would be able to customize the color distribution per-key. One use would be to light the WASD / 1-6 keys differently from the rest of the keyboard, for instance.

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The Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard uses Cherry MX Red mechanical switches (considered "light" and "linear" by deskthority), has 20-key rollover on a 100% anti-ghosted matrix, and reports at a frequency of 1000Hz. Corsair's new keyboard ships in either silver/aluminum with blue backlighting or anodized black with "deep red" backlighting; the backlight can be modified as noted above, with each key's intensity (four levels) and color optionally adjusted. The K70 also has the option to mount custom WASD and 1-6 "contoured keycaps" for gaming users. Finally, as with several of Logitech's new boards, the Vengeance K70 has a media control-panel for music/video integration with the OS (play/pause/skip, etc).

Corsair's Vengeance K70 keyboard release date is roughly placed "in April," and will MSRP at $130.

The board will be at PAX East for preview.

You can read more here: http://www.corsair.com/k70

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Last modified on March 21, 2013 at 11:38 am
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