Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Software

Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Gaming Keyboard Review

Software

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.

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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. 

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21-04-2016, 09:34:21

Helix
Am I the only one who doesn't like the light bleeding in between the keys? I haven't seen one in person so it might look better, but it just looks "messy" and not too elegant to me.Quote

21-04-2016, 09:39:47

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by Helix View Post
Am I the only one who doesn't like the light bleeding in between the keys? I haven't seen one in person so it might look better, but it just looks "messy" and not too elegant to me.
I think that will always be a difficult taskQuote

21-04-2016, 09:49:06

Helix
Examining it for a bit, this might be because of the flat metal sheet that the switches are located on. The switches are on top of the sheet and the only barrier for the light is the key cap above. Changing that would mean positioning the switches recessed in the sheet, changing the whole design of the board. Guess corsair keyboards are not for me.Quote

21-04-2016, 12:26:29

Flux
I'd really like one of these when they release a K95 variant of it, to replace mine. I had the Gigabyte Osmium keyboard before and a K70, and the Osmium had less bleed but its not RGB just blue. Corsair make the Strafe or the Razer Blackwidow Chroma and such might be more to your liking HelixQuote

23-04-2016, 23:56:14

Jaxel
Wireless and Natural is all I want with this...Quote
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