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    Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Corsair brings vivid colour to mechanical gaming keyboards.
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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    The lighting seems measurably worse than what Logitech are promising - but that's the problem with maintaining the centrally placed opaque Cherry MX stem

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    "- only the small num-lock, caps-lock and scroll-lock indicators are fixed to white -"

    Up until that line I was sold.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    "- only the small num-lock, caps-lock and scroll-lock indicators are fixed to white -"

    Up until that line I was sold.
    Really? They're tiny lights.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    The sooner the Cherry MX RGB switches exclusivity deal with Corsair ends, the better. Corsair (along with many, many other manufacturers) doesn't do alternate layouts so while they can make great keyboards, I refuse to impair my workflow to an extent because of having to use a different layout.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    I've been waiting for this to arrive but sod that price !

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Anyone know if the original K70 will stay in production? I have no interest in the whole fancy lighting stuff - personal option is it looks tacky and something Thermaltake would release.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    £40 premium for RGB lights, you'd have to be a right daft sod!

    I find these keyboards massively overpriced as it is, but that is just a disgusting figure

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    I'm glad I got the K70 before this version came out, really liking the USB passthrough for my mouse so that the cord doesn't come from below my desk getting caught on things. For what I want, and need, the original K70 is better; find the changing of colours to be interesting, it looks really good, but of no use to me.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    I've held out getting a new keyboard as I like the idea of not being nailed down to the one colour but the new 'Corsair Gaming' branding is awful.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    £140!!!..for a keyboard.

    Corsair is laughing at you suckers all the way to the bank.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Quote Originally Posted by JackBeePee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian224 View Post
    "- only the small num-lock, caps-lock and scroll-lock indicators are fixed to white -"

    Up until that line I was sold.
    Really? They're tiny lights.
    Yes, really. Up until yesterday I had the money put aside for this as I wanted to change from the rather odd layout of my 6GV2. Fortunately this review came out before I placed an order. Missing out three RGB LEDs seems a strange economy on a £140 keyboard.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Well at least they added blue and brown switches to the K95 line

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    What really puzzles me is why this is dual-USB2, instead of just a single USB3 connection. Include an adapter for dual-USB2 if necessary, but it feels clunky to have a dual connection on a blingy keyboard that costs as much as a good SSD.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Quote Originally Posted by Bagpuss View Post
    £140!!!..for a keyboard.

    Corsair is laughing at you suckers all the way to the bank.
    So, we're going by Corsair's RRP here. They list the regular K70 at £107. How much does a regular K70 cost them to make? Well, subtract the VAT makes £90, there are 106 Cherry switches on there which cost about 46p each wholesale so that's £49 just on switches. Add in a decent anti-ghosting control circuit, the aluminium backplane, all the keycaps, profit for Corsair, profit for the wholesaler, profit for the retailer, I don't think the price of the K70 is unreasonable (and it's competitive against other full-size mechanical keyboards). So the £33 difference on the K70 RGB, is that a rip-off? Well, the switches are much rarer, so made in smaller batches, so cost more than common switches like MX Red. There's the 109 colour-changing LEDs, and the additional control circuitry.

    Frankly, I think it's well-priced. You could easily spend more for less. A Das Keyboard 4 Professional or Ultimate is £136 on Amazon, non-backlit.

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    Re: Reviews - Corsair Gaming K70 RGB

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    £40 premium for RGB lights, you'd have to be a right daft sod!

    I find these keyboards massively overpriced as it is, but that is just a disgusting figure
    It is indeed a lot of money, but I take the view that if it's something you're going to be use for many hours a week (which I do), it's worth spending a bit more & getting something which is really comfortable to use. I use the same approach for shoes

    A £40 premium is a lot, but then you'd probably spend at least that just to buy a new set of key caps for a Cherry keyboard. As ever, I expect the price will fall in time...
    Last edited by MrJim; 23-09-2014 at 11:21 AM.

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