Corsair Vengeance K60 Keyboard Review
It's difficult to sum up the K60 without repeating all that we've said about the K90, because it all holds true here too. So if you've already read that you can skip to the bottom.
The primary thing you come away from the K60 feeling is how incredibly well it's engineered. It reminds us of the SteelSeries 7H and we can't think of much higher praise. Despite being the 'lesser' of the two Corsair Vengeance Keyboards it hasn't lost any of the build-quality of its bigger brother.
The chassis is aluminium and not the thin type that fizz cans are made from, but really thick stuff that could probably double as a bullet-proof vest in a pinch. The media keys are equally hardy and the quality of the volume control has to be felt to be believed. It's such a well designed product that it will certainly last you for many many years.
As for the keys, those Cherry MX Red switches have earned their reputation as providers of a very tactile, enjoyable typing experience that requires far less pressure than you expect. So often people look at a mechanical keyboard and assume you need to press hard and deep for the key to actuate. This is piffle. 45g of pressure and only 2mm of depth will see your key appear, and that's equivalent to all but the extreme end of the laptop keyboard scale. Yes they can be pressed down a lot, but you don't need to.
The sculpted keys take a tiny bit of getting used to, but allow you to get quite vicious without fear of sliding off, if such a thing is your bag. The K60 can certainly take a pounding.
Unfortunately there is a slight fly in the ointment. The K60 is only £20 cheaper than the K90, currently retailing for £85 at Aria. Now you're getting a lot of keyboard for your money, but the K90 has 18 macro keys, software, lighting, three memory banks and yet only costs £20 more. So relative to another product we think the K60 is about a tenner too expensive. It's bulletproof and wonderful, but £85 is a bit steep for what is basically a standard keyboard just built extraordinarily well.
For that reason we can only award it our OC3D Silver Award. The product is definitely worthy of the Gold, just the pricing needs a tiny tweak.