Monday, August 29th 2016

Corsair Announces the LUX Series Mechanical Keyboards

CORSAIR, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate and worldwide availability of its new LUX range of mechanical keyboards. Building on the phenomenal success of the CORSAIR K70, K70 RGB and K65, the new LUX range adds a host of new features and improvements. With enhanced lighting, USB pass-through and a back-lit optimized key cap font, CORSAIR LUX keyboards retain the core-design, premium materials and commitment to quality that has earned the CORSAIR K-series over 300 global media awards, making them the benchmark for high-performance keyboards.

Alongside the signature CORSAIR aluminum construction and 100% German-made Cherry MX keyswitches, the LUX range adds an enhanced internal lighting controller, allowing for finer color adjustment and even more vibrant patterns and effects. Paired with CUE (CORSAIR Utility Engine) software, stunning lighting effects are just a few clicks away.
Adding to the light show is the LUX family's new larger, modern key cap font. Designed to maximize the keyboard's ultra-bright LED backlighting, the new precision laser-etched key caps have the durability to last through years of key presses while looking their best.

The full LUX range also adds a long requested feature to the CORSAIR family of RGB keyboards - USB pass-through. Now standard on all CORSAIR LUX keyboards, USB pass-through allows users to conveniently connect a mouse, headset or other USB device directly to the keyboard for uninterrupted gameplay and easy access.

The sleek aircraft grade aluminum frame grants both a premium feel and superior durability. Every CORSAIR LUX keyboard also boasts a range of essential extras for gamers, including built-in volume controls, dedicated media keys, a detachable soft-touch wrist rest and 100% anti-ghosting / full key rollover circuitry offering the complete package of quality, features and performance.

With a choice of six different Cherry MX keyswitch types, two different sizes and three different back lighting options, whichever way you play, there's a CORSAIR LUX keyboard to suite your style and gameplay.

Specifications
  • 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB circuitry: No matter how fast you go your key presses will always register.
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Light-weight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that's going to see a lot of action.
  • 100% Cherry MX keyswitches: Your choice of 100% German made Cherry MX Blue, Brown or Red switches, with either Red LED, Blue LED or stunning RGB backlighting.
  • Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps: Experience dynamic, vibrant multi-color backlighting.
  • The power of CUE: Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest: The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
  • Dedicated multimedia controls: The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
  • USB 2.0 Pass-through port: Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or headset.
  • FPS and MOBA keycap sets: Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel.
  • MSRP: K70 LUX RGB - $159.99, K65 LUX RGB - $129.99, K70 LUX - $119.99
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9 Comments on Corsair Announces the LUX Series Mechanical Keyboards

#1
RejZoR
Glances at ENTER key... It's small. WHAY?????!!!!
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#2
Brusfantomet
RejZoR
Glances at ENTER key... It's small. WHAY?????!!!!
Because they use the inferior American layout for the press photos, I have a Scandinavian K95 RGB and it has the proper, full sized enter key.

Good to see them fixing the lighting controller, the old one (in K70 RGB and K95 RGB) could only reliably do 12 bit colors or 24 bit unreliably.
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#3
Caring1
I recently swapped keyboards and my replacement has a small vertical enter key.
I'm constantly hitting two keys at once and find I have to think about it and look too, to make sure I get the right one. :shadedshu:
I prefer the large enter key.
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#4
Chaitanya
These keyboards have been available at newegg for quite sometime now. I dont know how TPU has missed the press release? I guess while you guys were sleeping over weekend CM also announced two new cases.
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#5
Vlada011
I will never again to buy keyboard with LED light. I search keyboard with one-white backlight, but I never use them...
Now I see that LED was not necessary and I'm glad because I didn't sacrifice PBT keycaps for ABS only because LED is better there.
If I need to choose again keyboard I would again go on these three

1. Deck 87 Francium PRO DS PBT - MX Brown
2. Filco Majestouch 2 87 - MX Brown (keycaps replacement for DS PBT or DS ABS Filco)
3. WASD V2 87 DS PBT - MX Clear

CORSAIR should launch TKL non RGB. Easy to disable and customer will not overprice RGB function if don't need.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Just another reason to charge you more $$$ for their already expensive keyboards.
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#7
Vlada011
I don't look any more keyboards... :)
I will not pay anything without good reason.


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#8
AsRock
TPU addict
RejZoR
Glances at ENTER key... It's small. WHAY?????!!!!
Not only that but the crappy caps lock too.

Not even programmable ?, pssh price is way to high and not to have that.
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#9
Vlada011
People need to decide what they want. Quality or Good look and RGB lights. Because both not work together.
If they want good keyboard for typing than LED is not necessary because we look in screen and should use Double Shoot PBT keys.
Even best ABS keys as Filco Double Shoot ABS become glossy after some time and such keyboard work very long time. I hear ABS plastic react in long contact with human skin and keys become glossy. You can see that this is keyboard from some gamer. This is result of long use of ABS keys and these are not poor quality ABS.



And everyone buy mechanical keyboard with plan to use longer. Because we become familiar with our keyboards if they work good.
From other side PBT never look glossy, always look as new and from angle and can't become glossy.
For gaming sometimes is not so important what you use mechanical or normal keyboard. I like more mechanical but for typing is necessary.
And I would like to more brands use Cherry MX Clear because they are as Brown only even harder.
Mechanical keyboard bottom out sound without DS PBT keys never could sound so quality as with PBT keys.
And for me that's best of mechanical keyboards. My Cherry MX Brown is louder bottom out click because better keys but sound far better.
Even if you don't see keyboard, only on sound you have impression of heavy and quality keyboard. But RGB Light never could look so good on such keyboards.
Because of that people could decide. I would maybe even use WASD, Deck, Filco for typing and for gaming there are 100 keyboards excellent for gaming but not so good for typing.
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