Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Review

👤by Weston Dakin Comments 📅28-11-18

Corsair hasnít changed too much with this iteration of the K70, and that is understandable as the K70 is one of the best mechanical keyboards on offer. What Corsair have done are made some small incremental changes that have altered the dynamic of the K70 MK.2 LP, and these are highly welcomed.

Though the main recipe hasnít changed too much, the changes made have altered things in a way that does take some getting used to. Usually, with a mechanical keyboard, you can plug it in, get going and crush it, but with the K70 MK.2 LP that isnít the case. We noted during our testing that the low profile nature of the keyboard took longer to get used to than usual. This adjustment period wasnít bad as such, it was just different trying to adjust to the new feel this offers.

The design hasnít changed too drastically which is again good as the K70 is an attractive keyboard. Corsair has achieved this with the sleek Aluminium top plate, colour neutral scheme and just enough of their Corsair style. The build is mostly superb too as the main keyboard feels very solid and well put together. The wrist rest though is another issue entirely as it doesnít live up to the rest of the keyboard, this is due to it being all plastic and rather flimsy. We would have liked to have seen more effort put into the rest as itís expected at this price point.

Now to the new low profile Cherry MX switches and they are great, but they still require some polish. As is the Silvers are fast and work extremely well though they just donít feel as smooth as the full-sized MX Silvers do. Considering these are a first gen switch, Cherry has done a fantastic job, but there is still room for improvement. The RGB is fantastic too, and itís clear that Corsair really knows what they are doing in this department. iCUE continues to impress also and is one of the better software packages out there.

Overall for the price of £159.98 ($169.99 US / $249.99 AUS), the Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile is easily worth it, as the whole package is very impressive. Though it does have a few quirks, it still retains enough of what made the previous model and gen so great. We will still say that it does take some time to get used to, but if you have that time and want something different, then we can highly recommend the K70 MK.2 LP.

Even though the Corsair K70 MK.2 Low Profile is leaner than ever, it still manages to pack the same weighty performance punch that the previous gen did.

+ Excellent RGB
+ Dedicated media controls
+ USB pass-through
+ Comfortable typing experience
+ 8MB storage for profiles
+ Solid construction
+ Great gaming experience

+- Slightly flimsy feeling wrist rest
+- A touch on the pricey side
+- Switches are solid but not as polished as their full-sized counterparts

- Only USB 2.0 pass-through
- No dedicated macro keys

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