hey what’s going on guys its brain beating here again today we’re gonna be taking a look at the new Corsair k70 mark – now the k7 T’s been a very solid keyboard and I’ve been recommending it since I did my original review of the Corsair k70 and this one is available in two different varieties they have the standard edition and you can get that with five different Cherry MX which varieties then they have the special edition which is what we’re going to be looking at today specifically .
Corsair K70 mk.2 Gaming Keyboard Review
But I’ll be talking about the differences between both keyboards in the video as well but for now let’s go ahead and just take a look at this keyboard the case of a new mark 2 is the newest iteration of Corsair flagship keyboard and brings with it some of the features that we saw introduced with the k95 platinum which makes an already great keyboard better and it comes in a more accessible price point than the original k95 platinum did upon release the mark tube keeps with it the familiar styling of Corsairs exposed switch design over a brushed aluminum backplate which has always looked pretty snazzy but especially in this special editions case the silver backplate looks really nice the board is nice and weighty and very solidly built there’s virtually zero flex when mashing down on the board and one of the best things about the silver backplate is that it really enhances the RGB of the board by reflecting a lot more light up at the user and when you pair that with the white key caps it makes for a much more accented RGB experience than any of Corsairs previous keyboards in terms of lighting the K 70 mark 2 gives us full perky RGB illumination and uses the power of Corsairs cue software to create custom profiles which you can save up to 3 up on the keyboards memory and take with you on the go you can also create macros and unique custom multi-layered lighting effects q is by far one of the most robust lighting softwares on the market but it does have a little bit of a learning curve when making more intricate profiles but if that’s not really your style you can of course just choose one of the many great looking lighting presets and use those as well now like I mentioned the K 70 mark 2 uses Cherry MX RGB switches and really I don’t want to bore you guys by getting super repetitive especially if you’ve seen my reviews of the previous versions of these boards the quality of Cherry switches is undeniable and in the standard mark 2 it’s awesome that you get the ability to choose between five different switch styles blue brown red speed and for the first time in the K 70 the very silent switches I just really wished that the special edition was available in anything other than the speed switch for me that one point two millimeter actuation distance is just too sensitive as I do a lot of typing and I personally prefer a little bit longer travel but again that’s just my personal preference it’s still a really great switch especially when used primarily for gaming the clear switch bodies look sharp as ever and really allow for a lot of light to bounce around those white PB Tiki caps which creates a really nice ambient glow around the board and speaking of the key caps like I said one of the best additions in the special edition k70 mark 2 is the key caps and if you remember in my review of the Corsair pbt key cap set I was sold on their quality and the feeling you get when switching over from ABS and I’ve seen countless comments on all of my keyboard reviews asking why manufacturers don’t just include pbt key caps on their high-end boards all the time and it looks like coarse hair is listening and it just makes the mark – special edition that much easier to recommend the PBT key caps not only enhance the lighting but also give a feeling of quality that will make you hate going back to boards with ABS key caps and just so you guys can hear what I’m talking about here’s a quick sound test of the Cherry MX speed switches with those PBT key caps in terms of extras the K 70 mark 2 has all the goodies we know and love from the luxe version like the removable plastic wrist rest although I would have liked to have seen them elevate the wrist rest some on this go around even if it’s just rubberized like the K 95 platinum also included is the two sets of textured key caps in a key cap puller you get a set of WASD and QW erdf as well the board does still come with USB pass-through on the back of the board and the RGB enabled media keys with the metal volume scroll wheel are back as well the new editions basically break the improvements that we got with the K 95 platinum over to the K 70 like three buttons at the top left of the board one for changing of the three onboard profiles the brightness settings and the windows lock or gaming mode the underside of the board has extendable legs for more options positioning the board and the cable routing management system from the K 95 Platinum is back as well which I really like as it lets you run something like a headset cable into a much more manageable position I’m still personally a little bit bummed that the K 70 line remains macro key free and while I get that’s what the K 95 Platinum is for as somebody who likes having some dedicated macro keys that’s pretty much gonna have to be one of my only negatives here thecable on the special edition does have that nice bright silver color and as always as nicely braided overall the K 70 mark 2 is a fantastic keyboard personally I wish they would have just made it all one version and included the pbt key caps and all switch options for both the black and the white versions as it would give everybody the option to get the exact board that they want I don’t know if the special edition is a limited run or why they made this standard not have the PBT key caps especially considering that they already sell caps for both colors even more boggling is the difference in price between the two as it’s only about in the special edition being a if you were going to buy a set of course there’s PBT keycaps it’s gonna run you about so if you like linear switches you’ll definitely get a much better deal going with the special edition if you don’t then you’re basically going to have to use the ABS caps or a fork over another for the PBT ones so rant aside the K 70 mark 2 is a positive step for the iconic K 70 series due to the unwavering quality Corsair as shown I’ve been confidently recommending the K 70 for almost two years now and I can continue to say that the K 70 mark ii just might be the very best gaming keyboard on the market well that’s it for the video guys let me know in those comments down below what you think about the K 70 mark 2 and also if you agree with me that they probably should have just offered a black version with the 5 switches and the pbt key caps and then offered the same thing with the white and silver version give.
In this Corsair K70 mk.2 Gaming Keyboard Review (Updated), I have explained the good and bad things about this product that allows you to make a better decision.
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