Corsair: Back into the Mechanical Keyboard Wars with a Vengeance K70

Posted on March 22, 2013 9:00 AM by J.D. Kane

Corsair leapt into the mechanical keyboard wars with two barrels blazing in 2012 with the FPS-oriented Vengeance K60 and the MMORPG-friendly Vengeance K90. Both were well-received, scoring hits with their respective target markets.

But what if you wanted a Corsair mechanical keyboard that has the best of both models? Then the new Vengeance K70 just might fit your bill. Featuring the K90’s backlighting of each individual key, onboard memory, and full-width wrist rest as well as the K60’s smart contoured and textured W-A-S-D + 1-2-3-4-5-6 keycaps, Corsair’s newest reflects a smart approach of giving its customers exactly what they want.

Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard Silver

The company’s VP and General Manager of the Peripherals Business Unit, Ruben Mookerjee, had this to say about the K70: “When we launched the Vengeance K60, customers loved the look and quality, but some wanted a backlit version. In typical Corsair fashion, we over-delivered and created Vengeance K70 with key-by-key backlighting, mechanical switches on every key, and two color schemes.” To wit, it will be available in two colors. One version is the familiar silver with blue backlighting found on the K90; the other is an aggressive black with red backlighting.

Corsair K70 Mechanical Keyboard Black

Being a Vengeance keyboard, though, the new K70 shares a lot of design DNA with its elder sisters. It has a brushed aluminum chassis, CHERRY MX red key switches (notably on every key, unlike the K90 which had dome switches on its eighteen G macro keys), multimedia controls, 20-key rollover on USB, and full key matrix anti-ghosting capability. It also has USB pass-through capability, which is not something you find in every premium keyboard.

The Vengeance K70 will be available in April at a MSRP of $129.99.

  • Mysticode

    A missed oppertunity sticking to MX red switches. Generally, from looking over many of the top mechanical keyboard forums around the web, the general consensus is that Brown/Blue are among the top favourites, with Blacks following suit. After that is red. In my opinion realeasing two types of the K70, one Blue and one Brown, would have been a better idea.

    • Rob Williams

      I might have to agree. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who’s preferred red over anything else. Brown and Blue do seem very popular.

  • madmatTG

    So, the K90 is $129, any ideas on how much the K70 is going to run?

    • madmatTG

      No speculation?

      • Rob Williams

        Based on the model name alone, I’d say $99. Not the best way to assume but it’s all I got…

        • madmatTG

          If you’re right I am so in on this. I hate this stupid Lycosa with a passion.

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