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    Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Corsair has an exclusive on the new Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Speed keyswitch.
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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    When they decide to implement USB 3.0 pass through I may be bothered.

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    But have they actually sorted the awful key ghosting ? I use a K70 RGB at the moment and I think it is the worst keyboard I have ever used, I am sick of it always typing the wrong key or the same one multiple times.
    I also dislike the CUE software, it just isn't reliable.
    I have also used a K95, and K65 and they were both as bad as this K70.
    I will never buy another Corsair product again, I have noticed a serious downward slide in quality over the past few years.

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Hi Corsair, have you sorted the key chatter yet?

    A quick google forCorsair key chatter reveals: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=corsair+key+chatter&oq=corsair+key+chatter

    Yours,

    A purchaser of one of your K70's who thought spending decent money on a keyboard meant it would last more than a couple of years!

    Even a £5 jobby lasts longer!
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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    I have a keyboard based on cherry blue. I got it as it's basically a total copy (key size, shape, angle, spacing, etc) of the keyboard I had as a kid (with the addition of backlighting and macro keys) and as a result I can FINALLY touch type properly again without making endless mistakes (can I point out however that ironically it took me 5 attempts to type "without").

    The problem is that at work we have these stupid low profile membrane keyboards and I can not type on them anymore with any kind of speed or accuracy. It's horrific. A decent keyboard design for typing properly on really does ruin you when you end up having to type on something shoddy and cheap.

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Potbellieddwarf View Post
    But have they actually sorted the awful key ghosting ? I use a K70 RGB at the moment and I think it is the worst keyboard I have ever used, I am sick of it always typing the wrong key or the same one multiple times.
    I also dislike the CUE software, it just isn't reliable.
    I have also used a K95, and K65 and they were both as bad as this K70.
    I will never buy another Corsair product again, I have noticed a serious downward slide in quality over the past few years.

    I bought the K70 RGB a few years ago as well. Haven't noticed any ghosting since one of the old firmware updates though. The new CUE software is miles better than the original software (whatever the name of it was). So, overall I'm pretty happy with it.

    To be fair to Corsair though, the ghosting issue is actually a Cherry issue and affects other branded keyboards using the same/similar keys.

    But having said that, I can't disagree with you entirely. I once invested in a (Corsair) wireless headset and it was absolute excrement. That ended up in the bin. And then there's their PSU's...

    I'm 50/50 about Corsair. Had both good and bad experiences.

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    I must be too old, I never ever thought you could spend £159 on a keyboard!

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Troopa View Post
    I must be too old, I never ever thought you could spend £159 on a keyboard!
    Either that or not old enough to recall the pricing on the first electronic word processors

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Faiakes View Post
    When they decide to implement USB 3.0 pass through I may be bothered.
    having owned a k70 cherry brown for a couple years now i was interested to see a mk2 version- i find it very difficult to believe that corsair missed out such an obvious and simple upgrade.
    can`t cost much either- what is the matter with them?

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Strawb77 View Post
    having owned a k70 cherry brown for a couple years now i was interested to see a mk2 version- i find it very difficult to believe that corsair missed out such an obvious and simple upgrade.
    can`t cost much either- what is the matter with them?
    I just have two USHB hubs with switches an external power supplies. Worth it definitely. I wouldn't reject a keyboard for a feature that could be replaced with a long wire if you needed it.

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    Quote Originally Posted by Potbellieddwarf View Post
    But have they actually sorted the awful key ghosting ? I use a K70 RGB at the moment and I think it is the worst keyboard I have ever used, I am sick of it always typing the wrong key or the same one multiple times.
    I also dislike the CUE software, it just isn't reliable.
    I have also used a K95, and K65 and they were both as bad as this K70.
    I will never buy another Corsair product again, I have noticed a serious downward slide in quality over the past few years.
    You are either really unlucky or have something else on your machine effecting your keyboard, I've got both and never had any of those issues..
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    It didn't fall off, it merely became insufficient at it's purpose and got a bit droopy...

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    Re: Corsair launches K70 RGB MK.2 low profile keyboards

    I got one of the first K95s and it works perfectly. Not a single issue at all over the years. The fact that it needs 2x USB ports is a bit inconvenient but that's all.

    Less key travel and a lower profile, I would need to test it before I can say I'll like it. I am pretty used to MX browns now and will probably feel that something was off with this keyboards.

    £160 is in line with the price of this kind of keyboard I suppose. I've paid more for a membrane one back in the days.

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