Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review
The packaging is big and bold with every important element highlighted, yet without turning the box into a cluster of arrows and descriptors. The most important element of the K90, the macro keys and aluminium construction, are nicely visible with the clear cut-out on the left hand side.
Sturdy would be the first word that came to mind when taking the K90 out of the box. It's a weighty thing indeed and with the all-metal top it's as rigid as a tank. Round the back we have two height feet and some decent rubber feet, although you'd have to be trying really hard to shift the K90 when it's in situ.
Included in the box is a very nice wrist rest that screws into the front of the keyboard (although it hasn't been in these photos). It's of a good quality and perfectly fine for just taking the pressure off your wrists, although hardcore typists will need something softer and higher.
Although it's not minimalist, the shallow profile is really emphasised when looking side on. The keys appearing to float above, rather than be an integral part.
The two business bits of the K90 are, as always, to be found on the extremities. The 18 (count them) macro keys are within easy reach on the left hand side, although the decision to use a black background makes them appear to be more of an afterthought than they actually are. It would look much nicer if the whole keyboard was finished in the brushed aluminium. Above the escape key are the three memory bank buttons and the macro record button, all handily placed.
On the right hand side we have, from left to right, lighting adjustment (three levels), Windows Key lock, Mute, and a volume barrel that feels as well hewn as anything we've ever seen. Below that are the regulation media keys.
Time to look at the all important software.