Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review

Introduction and Technical Specifications

Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review


Although we can't imagine that anyone considers the global economic downturn to be a positive thing, there are nonetheless some positives that have come out of it. One of the primary ones as far as we're concerned is that more and more manufacturers are branching out from the product ranges that have made their name, and into uncharted waters.

When Corsair first took to new ground it was with the Obsidian 800D case which, barring a couple of issues, was a damn good effort.

The peripheral market is absolutely swamped with keyboards and mice to cover every single budget, use and almost anything you can think of. Seeking to take a foothold into this sector, which nearly has every nook and cranny already filled, is a brave move indeed but if anyone can manage to succeed here it's Corsair.

Technical Specifications

Certainly the specifications for the K90 is replete with nearly everything one could hope to see with multiple macro buttons and the excellent Cherry Red switches.

  • Light, responsive  Cherry MX Red mechanical switches for fast, efficient gaming action
    • 45g actuation force
    • 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
    • Rated for 50 million operations
    • Gold contacts
  • Tuned silicon dome keyswitches: F1 through F12, Esc, PrtScn, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up Page Down, Delete, and End
  • Three banks of eighteen G Macro Keys with Macro Record and Bank Select hot keys
  • 36Kb of onboard memory for storing up to three sets of eighteen G keys for gaming on the go
  • On-the-fly macro recording
  • Laser-etched, backlit keys with four illumination levels (off, 66%, 75%, and full illumination) selectable from the keyboard
  • Six multimedia keys — Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, Mute, Volume Up/Down — with Solid metal, weighted volume “drum roller”
  • Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
  • Metal top plate for increased strength, durability and rigidity
  • USB pass-through connector giving easy access to a USB port on the back of the keyboard (USB 2.0/1.1/1.0)
  • USB Connector with gold plated contacts
  • 2m non-tangle cable Adjustable feet tilt for optimum personalization and positioning
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Most Recent Comments

23-01-2012, 09:11:05

When the light's on, it's not exactly eyepleasing to me, but DAMN does that backlighting make my weener go "boing!" xDQuote

23-01-2012, 10:03:37

Great review Bryan. I really like the look of this keyboard, but the lighting does seem kind of uneven. Not a deal breaker though as overall it look's like another fantastic product from Corsair.Quote

23-01-2012, 12:24:45

classy looking keyboard

if the G-keys were lit too, i'ld buy one Quote

23-01-2012, 12:25:54

Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post

classy looking keyboard

if the G-keys were lit too, i'ld buy one
The G keys have the numbers lit just not backlitQuote

23-01-2012, 12:30:00

it looks damn easy to clean too - i hate having to turn my G19 upside down, and banging it, to get **** out of it. the k90 would just need can-o-air (or a make-up brush) Quote

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