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Old 24th Jun 2013, 13:30   #1
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Corsair Vengeance K70 Review

We take Corsair's latest mechanical keyboard for a spin to see if it's worth its 115 price tag.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/per...e-k70-review/1
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Old 24th Jun 2013, 13:43   #2
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You know, despite being a stickler for more "standard" looking keyboards, I don't mind this design from Corsair. The exposed switches works pretty well, particularly on this black model.

One thing I think Corsair need to do is to either release a new revision of the K60 with full mechanical keys, or maybe a K65 - but keep it at the lower price point. This will massively increase the company's reputation amongst mechanical keyboard enthusiasts.

However now that the Ducky Shine II has had its price slashed by 30 that puts it in direct competition with this keyboard, and unless you are a stickler for the look of the K70 then I'd still point you in the Ducky's direction. More choices, proven design. But this keyboard (and the K95, for that matter) does look like it's improved on the previous generation of Corsair mechanicals.

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Always nice to read keyboard reviews. Worth pointing out that the bottom row of the K65 and K70 is non-standard (tiny windows keys) so they'll be fairly difficult to replace.

Shame, as the aluminium versions actually look very nice, and there are a decent variety of switch types available this time around.
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I have this keyboard and honestly it is staying on my desk till it literally falls to pieces. Absolutely love this design
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Hmmmm...... now do I buy this or the Carbide Air 540.....

Decisions,decisions.....
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Very nice review, seems a good board, can't wait for mine to be delivered soon.

Another one that caught my eye is the smaller K65, very intrigued by it and may get that also.
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Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?
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Don't you understand, I need you to tell me that this is absolute rubbish, not even remotely worth the money and people should look to far cheaper alternatives to this extravagant waste of money.
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The BIOS functionality isn't redundant. The keyboard utilises a 16 bit connection which gives it problems with some USB KVM's. The BIOS switch allows it to run in 8 bit mode for compatibility as well as allowing Corsair to update the BIOS for further KVM compatibility.
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Even if I tried I couldn't. Never thought I would like a stupid keyboard this much
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The BIOS functionality isn't redundant. The keyboard utilises a 16 bit connection which gives it problems with some USB KVM's. The BIOS switch allows it to run in 8 bit mode for compatibility as well as allowing Corsair to update the BIOS for further KVM compatibility.
Ohhh that might help me. Running the k60 through my KVM causes some weird audio feedback, I wonder if that's related
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Ohhh that might help me. Running the k60 through my KVM causes some weird audio feedback, I wonder if that's related
Drop me a PM, I am running a K60 through an Aten KVM (but not audio).
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Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?
I think the uber k90 has white back lights, and the K70 is also available in silver with blue back lights.

Matt was very quick to nab this for himself - always the sign of a good piece of kit!
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This keyboard does seem to have everything I want, except for being about 60 more than I could possibly justify to myself (I could buy an HP Micro sever for less).
Guess I'll be sticking to my bog standard Dell keyboard for a while longer.
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Come on Corsair, get off the band wagon and try a board with something besides red lighting. Sheesh... whats so bad about white?
I think the uber k90 has white back lights, and the K70 is also available in silver with blue back lights.

Matt was very quick to nab this for himself - always the sign of a good piece of kit!
Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option
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Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option
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Truth, but unfortunately I find blue lighting almost as annoying as red haha. Thats what I get for not being part of the main stream market I guess. I will likely still end up buying it. I've been waiting for the right keyboard to drop the beans on a mechanical and this looks like a prime option
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Yeah but its so expensive! Guys... I just want my cake and eat it too alright? Cripes!!
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I've had this keyboard for a couple of weeks now, and got to say its the best keyboard I have ever put my hands on. No delay, USB passtrough works like a charm, actually use it to connect my M65 Corsair mouse, and I have no problems or delay on that either in FPS games.

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I have a K90. It had a serious problem: https://www.google.com/search?q=k90%...0key%20problem

Buy at your own risk. I wouldn't.
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It's only a fiver more than this...
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