Corsair K70 LUX RGB Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅21-09-17
Corsair has developed CUE, the Corsair Utility Engine, to unify their plethora of peripherals into one centralised system.

As you can see, we have the K70 LUX RGB and the VOID Wireless RGB connected, though it’s compatible with multiple products at any one time.

Upon opening, the software will detect any Corsair hardware connected. From there, you can set up a profile on the left-hand side, or plough straight in and set up your device.

Within the Actions tab, you’re able to set up macros, strings of text, application launches and the like. Unfortunately, the K70 LUX lacks any dedicated macro keys, so keyboard shortcuts have to suffice, or you can sacrifice keys entirely.

The Lighting Effects are excellent within CUE. There’s a “simple” and “advanced” toggle option at the top of the screen, which related to the lighting section. The simple selection is good for those wishing to use the built-in effects, some of which are truly stunning.

Following on, within the Advanced section, you’re able to create just about anything you can imagine, with a bit of patience and a touch of creativity, the results can be awesome. Gradient curves can be adjusted, along with timings and tail lengths. The layers can be stacked and rearranged to produce the exact effect you’re aiming for. Of course, you’ve got 16.7 million colour to play with, so the world’s your oyster.

In the final tab, you can adjust the effects and LEDs of those two rogue buttons near the playback keys. Colours can be adjusted, along with the entire keyboard. It’s a shame the LED indicators next to them can’t be altered.

The final area is the Global Settings, for adjusting overall keyboard brightness, though this can be achieved via the physical button as well. Polling rate is greyed out due to the switch on the rear of the keyboard which controls this function.

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