Corsair Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard Review

by - 7 years ago

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A Closer Look


The K40 comes hard-wired with a durable USB cable and a custom moulded red USB connection.

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The keyboard is nicely laid out overall and short of a few minor tweaks and changes, it does look like the much more expensive Corsair Mechanical Keyboards, even mimicking (from a distance) the brushed aluminium effect of the more expensive models.

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Unfortunately this keyboard isn’t made of brushed aluminium, it features a plastic chassis that actually feels a little cheap to the touch, but still overall pretty durable.

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The black key caps are contrasted with some silver coloured caps on the WASD keys.

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As well as on the UDLR keys, obviously highlighting the most common used keys for any PC gamer.

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Up in the top right of the keyboard you’ll find dedicated multimedia keys, which is a very welcome feature at this price range.

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Equally impressive inclusion is the macro recording and profile switching keys in the top left.

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Down the left side you’ll find six dedicated macro keys, perfect for deploying complex commands in the heat of battle, or more practical solutions such as Photoshop shortcuts.

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The mechanical “look” of this keyboard is done by putting the membrane keys on what I can only think of calling stilts, they’re raised quite high from the chassis of the keyboard.

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The rubber dome is triggered by the long stem under the key cap. The caps are fully removable and this is certainly a big win for those who like to strip down and clean their keyboard.

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Around the back you’ll not find anything of interest, just the hard-wired USB cable contact point.

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The underside of the keyboard features four rubber grips and two flip-out feet.

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The feet are pretty standard, but more than enough for raising the angle of the board a little, giving a better hand resting position.

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