Corsair Vengeance K70 Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Vengeance K70 Keyboard Review 


About 18 months ago we first saw the fruits of the Corsair Vengeance line appear with the K60 and K90 mechanical keyboards, along with the M60 and M90 mice. All of which proved to be hugely popular. Partly because they were Corsair products and the value of a brand name can't be overstated, but equally because Corsair had got them right, straight out the box.

Now there is a new model that fits between the K60 and K90, rather obviously called the K70. If you are a regular reader of our humble pages then you'll recall that we liked both the keyboards but desired something that was a combination of the standard size of the K60, with the bling of the K90. A couple of days later and we had a backlit standard sized keyboard that we dubbed the TTL edition.

It seemed Corsair were watching and, whilst we'd never claim to have been the inspiration, the K70 reminds us of that home built piece of kit. So let's see how a more professional attempt at combining the K60 and K90 has worked out.

Technical Specifications

There are a few different versions of the K70 available. There is the silver chassis with blue lighting that we've seen before with the K60 and K90, and the one we're looking at today which is a black chassis with red LEDs. Apart from that you can also choose between the Brown, Blue and Red Cherry MX switches. Today's model comes equipped with what we believe to be the best of the bunch, the Cherry MX Red. 

  • Black anodised aluminium chassis
    Replaceable contoured, textured WASD and 1-6 keycaps
    • A standard set of WASD and 1-6 keys is included for normal typing
  • Red LED lighting with individual key programmability
  • Six dedicated multimedia keys
    Windows lock key for uninterrupted game play
    USB through-port
  • Dimensions 436mm x 165mm x 38mm
    Cherry MX Red mechanical switches
    • 45g actuation force
    • 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
    • Rated to 50 million operations
    • Gold contacts
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Most Recent Comments

03-07-2013, 12:11:43

Nice review as always So glad you can get them in different switch types now.Quote

03-07-2013, 12:49:26

I would really like the aluminium version it looks so hotQuote

03-07-2013, 15:58:17

Good review as always from the guys at OC3D and got to agree with the price being the big sticking point. When it first was announced as a k60 "replacement" I was expecting it to hit the same pricepoint as the current k90 because some more mechanical switches were added, lighting and the full size wrist rest and didn't think they would put it over the £100 mark.

That said when I join the mechanical keyboard brotherhood this is top of the list due to sheer build quality and being packed with features whilst not having the unnecessary (for me) macro keys.

Any word on there being a price difference between the 3 different switch types?Quote

03-07-2013, 18:41:16

As far as we know the three different switch types will be the same price. They cost the same from Cherry and the only difference is actuation pressures and the blue's have the click, so I wouldn't imagine they would be differently priced.

It is a monster of a keyboard. Words really don't do justice to how incredibly well-built it is. Personally I prefer the black to the silver, but it's all a matter of taste and thankfully Corsair offer it in both colours.Quote

03-07-2013, 19:05:14

Nice review. Tempted to get this keyboard, if only they had this K70 with white lightingQuote

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