Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅20-08-19
Corsair are hot stuff within the PC Gaming industry, producing everything from mice, keyboards, headsets, SSDs, watercooling loops and cases. A far cry from a once budget DRAM manufacturer. However, their reputation has been hard-earned and well-deserved with many excellent products; it’s a shame that the same can’t be said for the K57 RGB Wireless.

For £90/$100, you get a wishy-washy typing experience on a flexible keyboard, something that many other manufacturers have remedied at the same price point, and something that Corsair should definitely be capable of fixing themselves. A well-designed aluminium backplate wouldn’t add too much to the weight of the keyboard but would considerably improve the overall feel of the keyboard; while adding a more mechanical feel to the key switches, or just any feel whatsoever, would improve the typing experience.

If you’re a fan of RGB lighting, you’re going to love what Corsair have done with the CAPELLIX RGB LEDs in the keyboard. We’ve made a big song and a dance about them in this review but we’ve been blown away with their vibrancy and brightness. The Corsair iCUE software bolsters their effectiveness incredibly well, offering multiple different built-in lighting effects or allowing full control over how you set them up to match your own style.

The wireless performance is equally as impressive. The setup process was instant with the included USB dongle and pairing the keyboard to other devices was just as seamless when following the included instructions.

The keyboard has plenty of positive features but the negatives stack up too high for us to recommend this keyboard at the current price point.

The K57 RGB Wireless offers a decent wire-free experience and truly looks the part but the typing experience is less-than-desireable and the build quality isn’t what we expect from Corsair

+ Beautiful RGB lighting
+ Multiple connectivity options
+ Included wrist rest
+ iCUE Software is excellent
+ Dedicated Macro keys
+ Dedicated Media keys

+- Volume buttons instead of a roller wheel

- Spongy and numb typing experience
- Too flexible for the asking price
- Costly

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