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CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO: For core- and pro-gamer

CORSAIR's K70 product family is getting a new addition: with the K70 RGB PRO, the high-end manufacturer enriches the gaming market with another outstanding mechanical gaming keyboard. The newest family member of the K70 series not only shines due to its renowned design but also convinces thanks to the AXON Hyper-Processing technology. The full-size keyboard with a robust aluminum frame and excellent RGB illumination is a real must-have for every gaming style due to the large selection of popular CHERRY MX switches. In this blog post, we'll tell you which further features the CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO has to offer.

Features at a glance

- Keyboard Layout: Full-Size

- Switch Type: CHERRY MX RGB (Red, Brown, Speed Silver, Blue, Silent Red) *

- LED Color: RGB (16.8 million colors)

- Macro Keys: No

- Response Rate: Up to one millisecond

- Matrix: Full-N key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting

- Software: CORSAIR iCUE

- Integrated Memory: 8 MB

- Media Keys: Five dedicated hotkeys

- Palm Rest: Yes

- Dimensions: 444 mm x 166 mm x 40 mm (without palm rest)

- Weight: 1.15 kg

CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO: Distinctive Look

The newest member of CORSAIR's K70 series lives up to its name in terms of material and design. With the proven brushed aluminum frame, the K70 RGB PRO appears in an unmistakable look. This is not only a real eye-catcher but also gives the mechanical gaming keyboard a durable and high-quality base. But it's not just the frame that's designed to serve gamers faithfully, as the K70 RGB PRO also features PBT double-shot keycaps. This is meant to prevent wear and tear on the keys so that they look new even after years of use. Thanks to the material, the keycaps are not only abrasion-resistant but also particularly stable due to the thickness of 1.5 millimeters.

Full-size keyboard with functional features

The full-size keyboard is not only convincing due to the use of qualitative materials and stylish design, but also offers the user a variety of functional features: On the upper right corner, the manufacturer has integrated a dedicated media control with the typical aluminum volume roller, enabling intuitive operation. Thanks to the removable palm rest with soft-touch overlay, the CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO not only offers sufficient comfort but also provides better grip due to its textured surface. Without any time-consuming plugging together, the pad can be quickly and easily attached to the keyboard due to the magnetic attachment.

In addition, the K70 RGB PRO comes with three dedicated hotkeys. This enables a quick and easy switch between the individual keyboard profiles, brightness adjustments of the illumination can be regulated and a classic Windows Lock key is also integrated. The latter takes on yet another function here, whereby a convenient macro recording can be started without switching to the software. Although the K70 RGB PRO does not have additional macro keys but allows saving macros via individual FN key combinations without having to forgo the functions of the standard keys.

For all gamers who primarily compete in professional competitions, CORSAIR has included a special tournament switch on the back of the keyboard that switches the key illumination to a distraction-free static color and disables macros at the same time. Competition requirements in terms of illumination and occupancy can thus be met with the push of a button. Thanks to the sleeved and completely detachable USB-C cable, transporting the CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO is hassle-free and straightforward.

Hyper-Processing Technology AXON and iCUE Software

A new level of performance is achieved by the integrated hyper-processing technology called "AXON". This enables up to eight times faster processing and transmission of inputs thanks to 8,000-hertz hyper-polling and 4,000-hertz key scanning without any loss of speed. AXON ensures that all game commands are processed and implemented as quickly as possible. For reliable, error-free input, the keyboard also features Full-N-Key Rollover and 100 percent anti-ghosting.

In addition to the integrated Hyper-Processing technology, the keyboard is also compatible with CORSAIR iCUE software. This not only allows specific macro assignments to be set and player profiles to be configured, but also allows the RGB backlighting of individual keys to be customized for expressive lighting effects and personalized color combinations. Nearly every key can be individually programmed and saved in iCUE. Thanks to the onboard memory, up to 50 different profiles can be created. All settings, including macros and key assignments, can be configured as desired.

Large selection of CHERRY MX RGB switches

To take full advantage of the feature set of the company's iCUE software, you need not only a powerful keyboard but also proven technology under the keycaps. CORSAIR of course also installs high-quality mechanical key switches from CHERRY MX in its K70 RGB PRO, whereby the high-end keyboard shines in a breathtaking RGB illumination. Depending on the region, users can choose between five MX RGB switch types: CHERRY MX Red, MX Speed Silver, MX Brown, MX Blue, and MX Silent Red. Thanks to Hyperglide, the first four of the aforementioned switch types come with more than 100 million actuations without any loss of quality. Due to the CHERRY MX mechanical key switches in combination with the CORSAIR iCUE software, nothing stands in the way of a winning gaming session.

Conclusion

The CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO offers durability throughout whether it's the case, keycaps, performance, or components like the high-quality CHERRY MX switches. The integrated hyper-processing technology "AXON" additionally sets new standards for fast processing and transmission of inputs, which is underlined by the precise triggering of the mechanical CHERRY MX switches. In addition to numerous configuration options regarding the RGB single key illumination in terms of colors and effects, the keyboard provides the user with countless customization options due to extensive macro assignments. The CORSAIR K70 RGB PRO is a worthy member of the award-winning K70 series and convinces with an excellent interplay of proven and technical progress. The high-end manufacturer delivers another keyboard alternative with an appealing design, extensive functionality, and maximum feature set for both, core gamers and professional use in competition.

* The availability of the individual switch variants depends on the respective region

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