eTeknix Visit Corsair Rapidfire Keyboard Launch Event in London

A few days ago, we were invited down to London for a top-secret event, giving us the opportunity to check out the latest gaming keyboard from Corsair. Of course, now that the NDA has lifted, we’re able to share with you what we say at the event, as well as bring you a full review of the new K70 in all its glory and boy is it good!

Of course, we have to share this fantastic teaser from Corsair first.

Equipped with an innovative new switch that was created in a partnership between Cherry and Corsair, the new K70 Rapidfire features the MX Speed switch (they’re the right most row on this block).

MX Speed is very much like MX Red, in that it is a lightweight and fast linear switch, but the major change comes from the fact that the switch has a 40% reduction in actuation distance, meaning less force is needed, response times are cut and the keys return rate is quicker, allowing you to touch-type and game at an increased pace vs the regular red switch.

Corsair were kind enough to set up some cool games and plenty of the keyboards for us to try out.

Some of our friends at Dignitas putting the keyboards through their paces.

There are two models available as of today, The full-size K70 and the shorter K65.

Both keyboards follow the iconic K70/K65 designs, and are fully equipped with RGB lighting, although a non-RGB version is also available for the K70.

The return of the USB pass-through port and BIOS switch!

 

K70 Quickfire RGB is to be £149.99 and non-RGB is £119.99, while the smaller TKL version, the K65 RGB, will also be £119.99. Expect all major retailers to have stock or pre-orders from today.

Want to know even more about this keyboard? Check out our full review here.

Corsair RGB Keyboards, Mice and Headsets Now Available

Following their official release, the Corsair Gaming RGB peripherals are now available! We’ve already reviewed their impressive Corsair Gaming RGB K70 Mechanical Keyboard here, but that’s not all Corsair have to offer.

“For 20 years, Corsair has equipped gamers with high-performance, precision hardware to build their dream PCs. Corsair Gaming now introduces new ways for PC gamers to optimize how they play,” said Andy Paul, Corsair President and CEO. “We’ve brought together our engineering expertise and our passion for gaming to build a line of products that delivers performance, customized for however you play.”

The new Corsair Gaming range now plays host to three mechanical gaming keyboards; The K95 RGB, K70 RGB and the K65 RGB. All of the keyboards are revisions of previous Corsair models, but all now come equipped with a choice of Cherry RGB MX switches and the new Corsair Utility Engine software.

The M65 mouse has also been given the RGB treatment; perfect for creating colour coordinated effects between your keyboard and mouse. The M65 RGB is available in both black and white.

Finally we have the H2100 and H1500 headsets, which don’t feature the same funky lighting, but they do come with the Corsair Gaming branding that will match up with the new range of peripherals.

Thank you Corsair for providing us with this information.

Images courtesy of Corsair.