Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Gaming Keyboard Review
Published: 21st April 2016 | Source: Corsair | Price: |
The CUE software manages to neatly straddle that difficult line between being powerful whilst also being easy to use. Whenever you give the user the maximum control it's hard to do so in a manner that doesn't require a fortnights course to understand, and whilst the more complicated elements of the CUE do require some familiarity and understanding, the basic bits that most of us will want (change the lighting colour) are simple enough to perform. Each key can be adjusted to perform anything from a simple "Hi Mum" style output to multiple timed macros with attached lighting indicators. As you can see from the fourth screenshot of this group you can even remap the WinLock key, should you be so inclined. We did say it was powerful.
Most keyboards that support full spectrum lighting have a rainbow effect built in, and the Corsair one is slightly different in that it's a spiral rather than a wave. Useful if you want to demonstrate to your significant other why you've spent this much money on a keyboard. Beyond that the lighting can, like the rest of the K70, be as simplistic or as complicated as you desire. Everything from a single solid colour to a background colour with animated colour overlays, keypress ripples and multiple speeds.