Corsair originally made claims at CES that the renewed Vengeance line would be the first mechanical keyboard to feature individually-lit keys, where users would be able to customize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.
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.