Corsair K68 RGB Mechanical Keyboard Review
The Corsair packaging is always good, managing to combine clear product shots with obvious features and all in a very recognisable box. With MSI giving up on yellow on their XPOWER offerings only Zotac and Corsair still use the sunshine hue, and it really stands out from the crowd.
The K68 will be very recognisable to anyone who has looked at a Corsair keyboard before. You would imagine that a keyboard is such a standard shape it's impossible to have one that is unique, but the placement and design of the media keys along with the texture on the space bar means that - even without the Corsair logo - we all know what this is straight away.
Beneath the crisp font on the keycaps we find the Cherry MX switches, here in our favourite red variant. The reds are the lightest and, this side of special quiet editions, the quietest ones too. A lovely linear response free from the tactile bump of browns or the click of blues gives the most enjoyable typing experience. Naturally if you prefer a click or a bump then other options exist, but for us we love the reds.
With the K68 being spill proof the switches are also surrounded by a silicone cover which should hopefully keep the worst of the liquid away from the vital components underneath. Additionally Corsair have included channels beneath those to direct what little liquid enters away from the important stuff and to the drainage holes on the underside of the K68.
Lastly the K68 has a fairly low profile which, along with the supplied wrist rest and little feet at the back should ensure the most comfortable typing experience. We cannot overstate the importance of good ergonomics. Our wrists wish that this importance existed in the 80s and 90s when the damage was done. The cable isn't braided which is a little bit of a surprise, and even though it has been the case for a couple of years now we still miss the yellow Corsair USB plug.