Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Review

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Sticking with the yellow which was made famous back when the peripherals were under the Corsair Gaming brand is something which has left Corsair with one of the most recognisable product ranges around. So often manufacturers go with an all-black box that tends to blend together on shelves, but the Corsair yellow grabs your attention immediately.

Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Box  
Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Packaging  

Within the box we have a supplied wrist rest which is more comfortable than you might expect at this sub £100 price point, as well as a long cable for charging or running wired. The receiver slots neatly into the back of the keyboard to ensure you don't lose it on the move, whilst the manual covers the majority of functions, albeit in a font which is too small for our old eyes to comfortably read.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Contents  

The keyboard itself is slightly larger than full-size with an extra row of dedicated macro keys on the left hand side. Additionally the battery and receiver needs extend the top part slightly, leaving the K57 Wireless with a fairly large footprint. If you use the supplied wrist rest, and you should, then it ends up being 48cm wide by 23 deep.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Keyboard  

On the underside we have decent rubber feet although the keyboard is pretty easy to move across your desk as well as the ergonomic feet that place the keys at an angle less likely to strain your wrist.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Back  

On the left as well as the six dedicated macro keys we can see the switch type. These are translucent which aids the backlighting effect as we'll see shortly, but are the square style thanks to the rubber dome keys. Still the Corsair font choice is amongst the clearest so changing out keycaps is something you're unlikely to want to do.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Keycaps  

At the top right we have the indicator lights as well as some extra controls for media keys, disabling Windows Key (or whichever keys you setup in the iCUE software), lighting brightness in four stages from off to fully lit as well as the on-the-fly macro record button.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Media Keys  

Lastly around the back we find the USB port for charging or running the K57 connected, as well as the on off power switch. It's worth noting that even if you're running wired you need to have the K57 turned on.


Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Keyboard Power  

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Most Recent Comments

23-09-2019, 10:19:18

Jaxel
Looks like a carbon copy of the Logitech G613... which is a shame. Doesn't look as good, and still has those awkward G-keys in an terrible spot.Quote

27-09-2019, 05:54:47

Giggyolly
Have they done a mech version of this yet?Quote

27-09-2019, 06:50:07

Warchild
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Originally Posted by Jaxel View Post
Looks like a carbon copy of the Logitech G613... which is a shame. Doesn't look as good, and still has those awkward G-keys in an terrible spot.
I was thinking the exact same thing. Quality wise, it could be good though, because Im still using the same Strafe that I bought when the straife initially released. No a single issue with keys or lighting yet.Quote

27-09-2019, 12:25:00

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Warchild View Post
I was thinking the exact same thing. Quality wise, it could be good though, because Im still using the same Strafe that I bought when the straife initially released. No a single issue with keys or lighting yet.
That's because the most important part, the key switch, isn't made by corsair. So quality is good Quote

27-09-2019, 17:57:21

Warchild
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That's because the most important part, the key switch, isn't made by corsair. So quality is good
I see what you did there. The Corsair CEO even felt the burn.Quote
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