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Hands-on review: Corsair K70 RGB MK-2 mechanical keyboard

20 Aug 2018

If you’re in the market for a new mechanical gaming keyboard, I may have just found the product for you. Corsair, once again, have come up with the goods - the K70 RGB MK.2.

A couple of years after the release of its predecessor, Corsair have decided that it’s time to emulate the popular K70 LUX with a stunning keyboard that, as usual, stands out from the moment you open the box.

Unsurprisingly, Corsair’s packaging is both sleek and practical, with the device on full display as soon as you open the box. On first sight, the K70 RGB MK.2 looks almost space-age thanks to the floating keys that protrude the brushed aluminium frame - it truly is a fantastic piece of kit.

Included in the box are the FPS and MOBA keycap sets, as well as a detachable wrist rest for interchangeable comfort.

Downloading the innovative iCUE software upon installation is an absolute must. This allows you to customise your keyboard with endless different lighting effects. It even allows you to link up multiple Corsair peripherals in order to sync your devices to illuminate your entire setup with colours and sequences of your choice. The only limit is your imagination.

To further improve your experience, iCUE also allows you to reassign any key and set up complex macros to customise your keyboard to the most minute detail.

The K70 also includes 8MB of onboard profile storage, allowing you to take your customised gaming profiles with you on the move.

Speed and precision

For me, the most impressive feature of the K70 RGB MK.2 were the Cherry MX RGB Blue mechanical key switches, which were a breeze to use. They allow speed, precision and accuracy, all with an incredibly satisfying audible click.

Made in Germany, the switches allow for an industry-leading 50 million acquisitions.

On top of this, the 100% anti-ghosting technology means that your touches will register, no matter how fast you play.

The K70 RGB MK.2 continues Corsair’s latest trend with the easy to use volume and  multimedia controls, allowing you to adjust your audio whilst you seek your next headshot.

There is also a handy USB 2.0 passthrough port at the top of the device for you to connect your mouse or headset.

I’ve been using the keyboard over the past seven days, and even now I’m struggling to find any downsides. If you are in the market for a new gaming keyboard, make sure Corsair’s K70 RGB MK.2 is at the top of your shopping list. It does not disappoint.

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