Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard Review – The Ultimate keyboard

Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard
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Hello, gamer and enthusiasts out there RGB is the highlight out there which is hugely the trend in 2018 for a player. No doubt we can ultimately make a system assembled of the RGB. Today we have a keyboard from Corsair. Earlier on this website, I did review Corsair K70 R on the site which is indeed the best in class for a mechanical keyboard. Today we have a successor to the line-up with Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard.

Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard
Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard

InBox Content 

  • Keyboard itself
  • Detectable Palm rest
  • Warranty Paper and Quick Start guide
  • Extra Grey keys (MOBA Keycaps set)
  • Key Removal Tool

Build of the Corsair K70 RGB

When I unboxed the keyboard I was a totally avid fan of the huge and amazing font used for the keys. Yes, It has become much better than the previous version but I was a more avid fan of the keys. The RGB key felt much better than a single tone keys but at the same time we are here to talk about the low profile keys. 

Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard
Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard

Yes Low profile makes the keys less taller and making the keyboard less at height but making the overall typing and gaming experience much better than the cherry MX red keys which I had reviewed.  Overall keys are much better than the once which I had used, but the smaller appearance of the key made the typing and overall gaming much better to me than my expectation. 

Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard keys
Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard keys

One thing to notice is this keyboard is for the setup of the beast computer but traveling with this keyboard place to place can be an issue because it doesn’t has detectable cable to it. No detachable doesn’t means it’s weak but it’s most sturdiest and thick braided cable I’ve ever seen bundled to a keyboard.

Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard keys
Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Low Profile Keyboard keys

To talk more about the keyboard we have detachable soft touch palm rest. Dedicated Volume and Multimedia controls, USB Pass Though port which can connect mouse, headset. For the complete build of the keyboard I will rate the Keyboard 9.75 out of 10.

Keys and Experience

My daily driver keyboard for a past month had been HyperX Alloy FPS Pro, which I reviewed earlier on this website. The first thing I noticed is the keys; The low profile key is tiny compared to primitive cherry MX red keys. These are cherry MX speed keys which let you get addicted to the keys. 

It has the 8 MB profile storage lets you store the macros, lighting profile and shortcuts. Once stored you can use it without drivers.  More important plug and play without hefty software installation.  Macros are just game changers, but the only thing is you’ve to use existing keys to use the macros, and there are dedicatedly new or extra macro keys present. 

The low profile is the one you should definitely upgrade to if you are willing to seek an RGB setup right from the Cherry MX Red or brown I felt it much comfortable to switch to these keys.  There are MOBA Keys capset for the FPS gamers.

Software

The iCUE is the software which you need to install to do all the important stuff. Controlling the lights profile and more importantly set Macros. There isn’t any Macro specific keys, So you are left with to use the existing keys for the macro. The Macros are stored in the 8 MB profile so you don’t need to install the software each time. That is what makes it completely perfect.

You have instant lighting effects as the above screenshot mentions of the same. And if you want to see how you could set the Macro the screenshot below refers to the same

Verdict

We definitely give the Corsair K70 RGB a complete pick for the price. The features and key it packs and more important the durability of the product for the long term is extremely brilliant.

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