We took one of the most interesting keyboards in the field of mechanical mechanisms, which also includes unique protection against liquids. How convenient is it in standard use? Let's find out
The world of mechanical keyboards has been developing in recent years with the demand of Gamers, Programmers and other heavy keyboard users, but who has not encountered a case where liquid is poured on the keyboard and have to say goodbye?
- The type of buttons under review is Cherry MX-Red
- The lighting colors on the keyboard are all the colors of the keyboard.RGB, About 16.8 of possible colors
- The keyboard size is standard, and includes the Numpad buttons
- The arrangement of the keys is British, but the one that will be found in stores in Israel is a standard American
- The keyboard has separate multimedia keys for volume and playing
- The price of the keyboard overseas is 120 dollars. The keyboard is expected to be sold in Israel at NIS 600
The keyboard comes with a surface that attaches to the bottom and allows rest to the wrists. I really appreciate this extra on the keyboard and always recommend when there is a possibility. Otherwise, strongly suggest consider purchasing a similar accessory. The relief on the wrist is definitely felt, especially after a few hours of use.
This looks like a keyboard button up close. Cherry makes sure to paint them according to the button type. The No button operation No kind of click in the middle of the road and the noise from the tapping on this keyboard comes solely from the cover contact with the keyboard body itself. As a result, the Red buttons will sound slightly different on each different keyboard, simply because of the change in the keyboard and keyboard changes.
Pay attention to the way in whichCorsair Engineering the protection against damage from spilling liquid on the keyboard. The entire surface under the keys is actually glued and is completely sealed. The entire button environment itself is made of flexible rubber so the only way for liquid to find its way to the button is to actually get under the key and be deep enough. This means - there is a high resistance to liquid that spills simply because it will find its way quickly out of the keyboard and the only way to do damage is to simply immerse the keyboard in water.
As I mentioned there are also multimedia keys. Anyone familiar with Corsair keyboards and their simpler ones, such as K30, knows this set of keys. As far as I know, even under these keys there is the same white surface that separates the printed board of the keyboard from the keys themselves. In addition, there is also a button that locks the Start button Windows So that it will not interfere with the game or at all, and the button where you can choose between different 4 lighting intensities when one of them is a complete shutdown.
Unlike many RGB keyboards that have two different USB connections, I'm glad there's only one. The cable is quite flexible but unfortunately it is not removable from the keyboard to replace one another. CorsairPlease, if we talk about durability, let 's go all the way.
To control the advanced RGB lighting in this keyboard, there is a global program of Corsair Named iCUE. I must point out that this is a very elegant, simple to use and stable software. It is very clear that the amount of engineering here is respectable. The software responds quickly and I have not encountered any crashes or strange effects so far. Here is a demo video (which may include a teaser for another review product):
Also included in the software itself are various profiles where the keyboard behaves differently with a variety of games. Unfortunately, there is currently no built-in profile for the Overwatch game,Diablo 3 so I decided to use this game to demonstrate some of the functionality of the bulbs:
The keyboard actually uses as a means of expansion of the screen itself. I do not know how much time I spend on average when I look at the keyboard instead of on the screen, but I can completely understand for aesthetic reasons the desire for such a function.
Regarding sensitive typing on this keyboard, I think it took me very little time to get used to it in the end. At first I missed the left shift key, but I do not blame the keyboard for anything. This is because it is a British keyboard and the one sold in Israel will be the American one. In British the shift key is shorter in favor of the "|" key additional. I do not know why the British like it, but on the other hand I do not understand many things that the British enjoy.
This criticism and some more I wrote with the K68 RGB. I must admit I am quite satisfied with the writing comfort in it. The big Hunter key is a must for me, and the proper layout of keys like Delete, End and Page Down has become something I have been working with for many years and it is important to edit text files.
Corsair took a simple approach with a standard design with which it has been sticking for some years now and I think the bet is pretty safe. There are no risks here. I really like the milkiness of theRGB, An effect that results from the white surface under the keys. Also, separate multimedia keys is something I prefer over using the Fn key with other keys.
In summary, I recommend the K68 keyboard RGB But think everyone has their own favorite button. I find my favorite Cherry MX Red. This, given that it is quiet and well-responsive to both writing and gaming.
This keyboard accepts the recommended reward of HWzone. She keeps things simple, brings RGB To a table with stable and elegant software and asking for a fairly fair price of about NIS 600. This price is acceptable for the keyboard RGB Fully mechanical. A great bonus is protection from liquid splashes. I've lost one keyboard as a result of orange juice that was a bit too close.