Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Corsair Announces Dust and Spill Resistant K68 Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware today announced the new CORSAIR K68 mechanical gaming keyboard. Continuing CORSAIR's commitment to mechanical keyswitch quality, the K68 uses 100% CHERRY MX LED-lit mechanical keyswitches, combining them with a per-key silicone rubber shield to make the K68 both dust and water resistant tested to an IP32 rating. Preserving all the mechanical touch and feel that has made CHERRY switches gamer's first choice, K68 also boasts per-key dynamic back-lighting and dedicated multimedia controls, allowing for simple customization and on-the-fly audio adjustment. CORSAIR K68 - ready for everything you, or your games, can throw at it.

It can happen to any gamer's setup. In a brief lull in the action you reach for a drink or snack, only for an unseen threat to suddenly appear on screen. As you instinctively reach for your WASD keys to respond, it's already too late to stop your falling snack or spilling beverage and the loss is often much greater than just a round, quest or mission. CORSAIR K68 was designed with those moments in mind, surrounding its CHERRY MX Red mechanical key switches with individual silicone rubber shields to allow spills to flow right through and keep dust and grime out.
While it's designed to survive action outside of the game, the K68 also has everything you need to enable a high-performance gaming experience. Per-key red LED dynamic backlighting is completely configurable using CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software, allowing gamers to choose from a wide-range of dazzling pre-set lighting effects, or download hundreds of user-made profiles. CUE also enables in-depth Macro support, allowing any key on K68 to be remapped to any other command or complex multi-function macros. Dedicated volume and multi-media controls put play, pause and skip at the touch of a button to minimize alt-tabs and interruptions, while dedicated windows-key-lock and lighting brightness buttons eliminate distractions or interruptions when you need to focus most.

Water resistant, dust resistant and made for gaming, K68 is mechanically tough.

Specifications:
  • 100% CHERRY MX Red keyswitches: Gold contact CHERRY MX mechanical gaming keyswitches deliver the ultimate competitive advantage.
  • Dust and spill resistant: Help protect from accidents so your gameplay never has to stop.
  • Dynamic backlighting: Brilliant RED backlighting enhances the experience with virtually unlimited lighting adjustability.
  • Dedicated volume and multimedia controls: Adjust audio on-the-fly, without interrupting your game.
  • 100% Anti-ghosting with full key rollover: No matter how fast your in-game actions are, every keypress registers correctly.
  • Fully programmable with CUE: Intuitive and powerful CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) enables sophisticated macro programming and dynamic lighting effects.
  • Windows Key lock mode: Stay focused and prevent accidental Windows and Context Menu key presses.
For more information, visit the product page.
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8 Comments on Corsair Announces Dust and Spill Resistant K68 Gaming Keyboard

#1
Chaitanya
Saw the promo video, looks quite promising. hopefully they will update the K70 line up soon to be water resistant.
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#2
AsRock
TPU addict
I thought of doing some thing like this months ago, how ever i thought if the dirt did make it over the rubber that it would trap it making sure it went in to the switch.

Although done right it could work, how ever best solution is not eat food over a keyboard and if you cannot help your self remove the caps before cleaning it and no compressed air until you taken the caps off.

Would of thought the rubber would add resistance too.
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#3
LocutusH
Its not water resistant... its spill resistant.

A feature, wich already my 2+ year old G910 also has... ive spilled coke on it once, cleaned it, and no failure at all.
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#4
PowerPC
LocutusH said:
Its not water resistant... its spill resistant.

A feature, wich already my 2+ year old G910 also has... ive spilled coke on it once, cleaned it, and no failure at all.
Because if it happened to you it must be true... Care to replicate that a few hundred times and then report back?
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#5
Brusfantomet
LocutusH said:
Its not water resistant... its spill resistant.

A feature, wich already my 2+ year old G910 also has... ive spilled coke on it once, cleaned it, and no failure at all.
IP 32 is not even spill resistant, IP X2 is "Dripping water when tilted at 15°" with a "Test duration: 2.5 minutes for every direction of tilt (10 minutes total) Water equivalent to 3 mm rainfall per minute"

So at best it will survive a short rainfall.

IP 3X is protection from ">2.5 mm Tools, thick wires, etc" i do not know about you, but most of the dust i have seen is smaler than that.

If it realy was "dust and splash proof" it would be IP 54.
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#6
wiak
" But is it bulletproof? " :D
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#7
Bayfront Benny
Now we can really get lazy and just eat and drink right at our keyboards al the while knowing our electronics are safe from our own food.
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#8
Chloe Price
I better get one of these, last time I spilled beer to my keyboard saw several days ago. :laugh:
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