It has been twenty years since Corsair's first retail products hit the shelves and the company has undoubtedly come a very long way since then. What started as a small memory manufacturer is now a major global supplier of advanced computer components and peripherals. Today is the dawn of a new era for Corsair, as the company announced the establishment of their own gaming brand. The new division has been christened "Corsair Gaming", and with the name comes a new department and logo. The focus will be on the development of high performance gaming peripherals.

Alongside the announcement of their new department, Corsair is also releasing several new products, with the much-anticipated RGB keyboards being among them. The company dropped the "Vengeance" series name and the new keyboards are just called by the brand name and model. That means we're now looking at the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB (and not the keyboard formerly known as Vengeance K70 RGB or some variation on that theme).

This keyboard has probably had more hype between its announcement and release date than any other keyboard in the history of humankind. Ever since the first demos of the keyboard found their way into pictures and videos back in January, there have been myriad rumors about the capabilities of the keyboard and the new Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software. Some people even suggested that this is "just a Vengeance K70 with RGB LEDs", which could not be further from the truth. The truth is that the new Corsair Gaming K70 RGB introduces many new functions and far greater customizability than any previous Corsair mechanical keyboard.

Today we finally have a chance to go hands-on with the shipping hardware. Join us as we examine the keyboard, its capabilities, and the new CUE software.

Packaging & Bundle


We received the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB in a well-designed, attractive cardboard box, capable of providing more than enough protection during shipping. Inside the box is a minimalist bundle of just a few leaflets and a full size wrist rest. The wrist rest has a corona-treated surface that gives it a soft, comfortable rubber-like feeling. Corsair apparently ditched the extra set of contoured, textured "gaming" keycaps that we saw supplied with the Vengeance K70 and the Vengeance K60. As we mentioned in several previous articles, very few (if any) gamers would actually swap keycaps before gaming so Corsair understandably realized that this was little more than an unnecessary extra cost.

The Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
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  • staiaoman - Monday, September 22, 2014 - link

  • Stephen Barrett - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    Wowwwww Jarred hits the finishing move!
  • Dustin Sklavos - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    That was one of the fun parts when I was writing here. Jarred almost never curses, but the creativity of his pwnage is staggering.
  • WithoutWeakness - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    The whole comment is a copy/paste of Ach3r0n's posts from that thread. You can google any line you wish with quotes around it and you'll get 2 results: this page and that thread from 2009. I'm not sure who this guy is but I've seen him in a few comment threads now and he only seems to copy and paste user complaints from old posts on other forums and user sites. I saw him post something similar in the article about the Synology DS415+.
  • just4U - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    I am going to go out on a limb here and suggest that it's more likely to be a competitor comment inserting from a list of approved talking points to insert in a comment section. I see it mostly on political forums (as seen in the BC Canada provincial election with 50% of all comments made on tons of sites coming from the same 100 ip addresses) So it certainly wouldn't surprise me to see similar tactics used on merchandise. Hell maybe they started it and political manipulators refined it who knows.. (it's a observation I have no concrete evidence or first hand knowledge about)

    Anandtech's strength is it's willingness by it's staff to engage in the feedback section where the comments can sometimes be more important than the actual article and the space is at times very busy so it's quite possible anyway.
  • SilverRubicon - Monday, September 22, 2014 - link

    Excellent review.
  • Ryun - Monday, September 22, 2014 - link

    Can't stand the new logo. Ew. Looks like a design someone would get for a tramp stamp.
  • Gunbuster - Monday, September 22, 2014 - link

    I have to agree, that is a terrible logo.

    What are the other choices for RGB mech keyboards? Razer and Ducky?
  • singulariter - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    +1000. More gaming hardware with crap branding. Seriously no more dragons or horns or stars please.
  • oleguy682 - Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - link

    Great, now you've gone and given them an idea for some horned dragon among the stars for the next product line.

    I hope you're proud of yourself. :-P

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