Corsair Vengeance K70 Keyboard Review

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The Vengeance packaging is both clear and simple. All the main points are covered, although as you'll see below there is one area that's a bit of a mystery.

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The K70 continues the rather singular design of the Corsair Vengeance range, with the main chassis being quite low and the keys sitting proudly, rather than the more chocolate box design that appears to be more commonly utilised. It certainly makes it easily recognisable. 

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The cable is thickly braided and certainly designed more for robustness than softness and flexibility. Round the back we have the USB pass through. You have to plug the USB cable into your machine for this, so really it's more of an extension because you're losing one on your system to gain one on your keyboard.

Next to that is a BIOS switch. This is quite a conundrum. It's not mentioned on the packaging. The documentation is entirely free of pointing it out, and the Corsair website that lists the various features hasn't got a word to say about it. In the end we discovered that it can be used to change the polling rate of the keyboard on the extremely remote chance that your system doesn't support 1000MHz polling.

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As well as the WASD replacement keys the K70 comes with replacements for the 1-6 keys as well. Finished in the same deep red as the LEDs, they are textured to ensure your fingers stay in place under even the most trying circumstances. Beneath each key beats the heart of the K70, the Cherry MX Red switches. Although switches are subjective, the Red variant is our favourite.

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Most Recent Comments

03-07-2013, 08:11:43

AndyM95
Nice review as always So glad you can get them in different switch types now.Quote

03-07-2013, 08:49:26

Excalabur50
I would really like the aluminium version it looks so hotQuote

03-07-2013, 11:58:17

Spiderz
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, 14:41:16

VonBlade
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, 15:05:14

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