Corsair Revamps K70 Mechanical Keyboard with MX Brown, Blue

By Published April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am
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Corsair just announced the release of an updated Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard. The new options feature Cherry MX Blue and Brown switches in addition to the existing Cherry MX red K70. This is first time the Cherry MX Blue and Brown key switches will be offered for the K70. In case you haven’t had the chance to try them out before, here are the primary differences between the switches:

 

 

  • Cherry MX Red - for smooth, linear key response for ultra-fast double- and triple-taps without a tactile “bump” or audible click.
  • Cherry MX Brown switches - for fast and precise actuation with a light tactile feedback “bump” for comfortable typing and minimal audible click.
  • Cherry MX Blue switches - for great gaming performance with an assertive tactile feedback and audible click that can be helpful when typing.

The keyboard's Blue and Brown versions, which will be available this month and should retail for around $130, will be made of black aluminum with red backlit keys. It’s not as colorful as the keyboard we got to check out at CES, but does feature four levels of brightness and each key can be independently turned on or off for your ideal style. Customization of lighting for individual keys can be saved directly onto the K70’s onboard memory, so no fear of losing the look you like when upgrading or switching systems.

Some of the other features Corsair is pushing for this keyboard are:

  • 100% anti-ghosted matrix, full n-key rollover, and 1000Hz reporting rate.
  • Multimedia controls for volume, skip tracks, play, stop, and pause.
  • USB port.
  • Removable soft-touch pad (wrists).
  • Red-colored, contoured keycaps for the WASD keys and 1-6 keys for additional customization.

This announcement comes out just in time for PAX. Thankfully, GN's Steve already has plans to check it out and see how it feels. To find out more, keep an eye on our PAX coverage.

- Scott "Abibiliboop" Griffin.

Last modified on April 10, 2014 at 6:30 am

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