Tuesday, January 30th 2018

Corsair Introduces the Water-Resistant K68 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the release of the new CORSAIR K68 RGB water-resistant mechanical gaming keyboard. Equipped with 100% CHERRY MX RGB keyswitches, every key on the K68 RGB is individually backlit and programmable, giving PC gamers virtually unlimited lighting customization in a vivid array of colors. Every keyswitch is also individually shielded from dust and liquid spills to an IP32 protection rating, defending against accidents so that gameplay never has to stop. Loaded with extras, from a removable wrist-rest to dedicated multi-media keys, and fully programmable with CORSAIR Utility Engine Software, the CORSAIR K68 RGB offers ultra-durable RGB gaming.

Like all CORSAIR mechanical keyboards, the K68 RGB uses only German-made Cherry MX gold-contact keyswitches for the utmost in reliability and consistency. Each switch is rated to over 50 million key presses, ensuring that the 50 millionth key press feels just as good as the first. Available with Cherry MX RGB Red switches, which provide a smooth, quiet and linear action, the K68 RGB's keys feel instantly familiar, whether you're typing or gaming.
With stunning RGB lighting embedded into every keyswitch, it's easy to light up K68 RGB in almost any way you can imagine, from smoothly shifting colors and transitions to dynamic reactive effects. Choose from dozens of pre-programmed presets, thousands of user-made downloadable profiles, or create a unique custom lightshow, all from with the powerful CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software. CUE also offers complete lighting synchronization between compatible CORSAIR mice, headsets and accessories with a single click, making it easy for gamers to make all their gear match. Every key is also fully programmable in CUE, from simple re-maps to complex multi-function macros, giving gamers the crucial edge when they need it the most.
CORSAIR has long been the industry leader in RGB mechanical keyboards, and K68 RGB adds a new dimension with the addition of IP32 water and dust resistant shielding. Each Cherry MX RGB key is surrounded by a rubberized shield that stops liquids and blocks dust, without blocking the RGB lighting from shining brightly beneath. Late night soda slip or snack spill? No problem.

With an affordable MSRP of $119.99, you'd be forgiven that K68 RGB's features stop there, but instead it's fully loaded with all the CORSAIR extras gamers have come to expect. A removable full-length wrist rest provides complete comfort, dedicated volume and multi-media controls made audio adjustments instant and a Windows Key Lock Mode prevents those game-breaking interruptions. K68 RGB is also 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover, ensuring every key press registers faultlessly.
Equipped with the best in CORSAIR lighting, customization and durability, the K68 RGB ensures that whatever happens while you game, you'll be able to play on.
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4 Comments on Corsair Introduces the Water-Resistant K68 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
Legacy-ZA
But! Does it have low profile mechanical switches? Sadly no. :(
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#2
Crustybeaver
Corsair, please would you be so kind to release the wireless Strafe RGB keyboard. My bank balance is waiting.
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#3
Fx
I like their software, but I don't like their keyboard. I tried two different models (red and speed) both similar in design to this and the spacebar felt foreign and also depressed way too easily. I liked the Win key disable and how it presents its status.
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#4
Brusfantomet
uhgg, IP 32....

from wikipedia:
Vertically dripping water shall have no harmful effect when the enclosure is tilted at an angle of 15° from its normal position. A total of four positions are tested within two axes.

Test duration: 2.5 minutes for every direction of tilt (10 minutes total)
Water equivalent to 3 mm rainfall per minute
so the frase
Late night soda slip or snack spill? No problem.
only olsd true if the spill is eqivalent to 3 mm rainfal per minute, sadly a splash of soda is usually more that that.

Had it been rated at IP44 it would have been more correct, and coseidering that if tested a standard MX switch woudl be at IP31 a "water resistant" rating of IP32 is not that impressive.
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