Corsair K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile Review

Published by Luca Rocchi on 25.10.18

With their K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile, Corsair has a high-end keyboard in its portfolio which sports Cherry MX Low Profile RGB mechanical switches. Therefore there is going to be a good looking backlight that you can customize with the vendor's iCue software. Like with the previous model, with the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile you will get a sturdy gaming keyboard made out plastic and aluminum.




Today we are going to have a close look at the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile keyboard coming from Corsair. This model ships with Cherry MX switches and RGB LEDs. As you might have guessed from the name, the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile is essentially an updated version of the K70 RGB. Compared to the previous version the main difference regards the switches but overall it's the same keyboard.

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Features



Model number K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile
Keys: Cherry MX Low Profile RGB
Keycaps: ABS, grip coated
Materials: ABS
Interface: USB 2.0
Cable : 1.5 m
Backlight: RGB
Dimensions: 455 mm x 170 mm x 29 mm    
Weight: 1200 g


Closer Look

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  • K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile
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  • K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile
  • K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile
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As soon as you lift the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile, you realize how sturdy and solid it actually is. Corsair has created a keyboard that gives a sense of maximum quality to the user at any given time. The keyboard is made of different plastic materials and there is also an aluminum faceplate, which is typical for Corsair keyboards. Apart from that the palm rest features a soft-touch surface. A closer look at the keycaps reveals they come with a slightly rough surface, which makes the keys feel very smooth and not sticky even if you should have sweaty hands yet over time the coating is going to wear off. The K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile is one of the smaller mechanical keyboards we've had for testing so far but as we've already mentioned, it still features a comfortable, detachable palm rest. The new Cherry MX Silver Low Profile RGB switches are Corsair exclusive forever and they sport a rather low actuation force. Compared to a regular Cherry MX switches, we can say that the MX low profile are very silent and perfect for both gaming and fast typing.

The back side of the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile unveils two small feet which allow changing the inclination of the keyboard while four rubber feet under will glue it to your desk. We actually like it when the keyboard is not glued to the desktop, since we're the type of gamers/typists who like to move the keyboard around every now and then.

Software

 


As soon as you installed Corsair's software, which you'll have to download from the manufacturers website first, you can start to program macros as well as change the lighting. When it comes to macros you can assign them to any key you like, which means you're not limited to different keys on this device. Therefore you can configure pulse, ripple as well as wave effects. Basically it's only your imagination that could set limits to what lighting effect can be set.

Conclusion

General + -
With the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile, Corsair created a high quality gaming keyboard, which has almost no flaws at all. We like the fact, that this keyboard feels very sturdy, which is partially because of the weight as well as thanks to the rather thick aluminum face-plate. Apart from there are the Cherry MX Silver Low Profile RGB switches, which are great for gaming as well as for typing.   - Weight
- Design
- Backlight
 
 
Manufacturing quality / Ergonomics   + -
The Corsair K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile gaming keyboard is very comfortable to use as all the keys are well placed and easy to reach which means you will not find yourself pressing a wrong key by accident. Regarding the Cherry MX Silver Low Profile RGB switches we can say, they're precise and linear as usual while providing excellent feedback. Furthermore we really like the RGB lighting, which looks great and in combination with the Corsair iCUE software there are infinite possibilities in terms of looks.   - Build quality
- Comfort
 
 
Software   + -
The software is essential but has everything you need, it is free and fast to get. We do like the fact, that macros can be programmed to each and every key on the K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile and apart from that also the backlight is highly customizable.   - Easy to use  
 
Recommendation / Price   + -
A closer look at the price of the Corsair K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile reveals that you have to pay 179 Euro in order enjoy this keyboard. For this price you get a gaming keyboard, which features low profile mechanical switches, a very high build quality and a nice RGB backlight. We can definitely recommend this keyobard although the price is a bit steep.  

- Gaming
- Typing

- Price
 
Rating
The K70 RGB MK2 Low Profile from Corsair receives good 4 out of 5 stars.
 




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