Corsair has freshly launched their new K63 Compact Mechanical Keyboard and is available on Corsair’s website as well as Amazon. The K63 keyboard is a tenkey-less design and features Cherry MX Red switches (linear), per-key red LED backlighting, full key rollover, and dedicated media keys. The K63 appears to be based off the Corsair Vengeance K65; however, the K63 is built on a plastic body instead of the aluminium chassis on the K65. Both feature dedicated media keys, although the K63 does add a bit of functionality not found on the K65 with Stop/Start, Fast Forward, and Rewind keys on the top-left side.
The K63 keyboard is an interesting product for Corsair to put out, given its $80 retail price, whereas the aluminium bodied Vengeance K65 retails for $70. As previously stated, the K63 does add more media keys over the Vengeance K65, but that’s about it. The more expensive Corsair K65 RGB is an option at $120, if RGB LEDs, an aluminum frame, and USB passthrough are absolute musts.
Let us know what you think of the new K63!
Editorial: Ryan Greenberg