Thursday, March 7th 2019

Corsair Announces the K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard

CORSAIR , a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the new CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard, bringing unprecedented control and versatility to living room PCs and home entertainment setups. Merging refined style and aluminum construction with advanced navigation and flexible control over a range of multiple devices, including smart TVs and streaming media players, the K83 Wireless is the centerpiece of any modern living room entertainment center

Alongside its stylish anodized aluminum frame and white LED backlit custom CORSAIR ultra-low profile key switches, the K83 boasts an intuitive key layout that puts all the entertainment essentials within easy reach, whether you're searching for the next episode, controlling playback, or exploring the latest game. Its contoured keycaps help your fingers settle in comfortably with a host of media shortcuts and hotkeys.
But browsing large media libraries requires more than keys, and the K83 Wireless includes a wealth of ways to browse content or even play games casually from the couch. An analogue joystick makes easy work of menus and content browsing and plays games like a gamepad when combined with the familiar WASD keys. A precision multi-touch touchpad and dedicated right/left click buttons make mouse cursor movement and clicks easy, with separate left and right click buttons also found on the keyboard's shoulders. Whether you're navigating through menus on your TV, streaming media player, or living room PC running Windows 10, the K83 Wireless offers a huge array options to make browsing content easier, while also uniquely capable of driving a great casual gaming experience.

CORSAIR's proprietary wireless technology connects to USB-compatible devices for easy setup and ultra-fast 1 ms 2.4 GHz wireless speed, using 128-bit AES wireless encryption to protect your personal data. The addition of low-latency Bluetooth wireless offers further flexibility to quickly connect to even more devices without a USB port. A USB-rechargeable battery powers the K83 Wireless, providing up to 40 hours of continuous use.

Finally, the K83 Wireless takes advantage of CORSAIR iCUE software for powerful customization through a single intuitive interface. Users can recalibrate and fine-tune the joystick, create macros and remap keys, adjust the LED backlighting, and configure Windows touchpad gestures.

With the ability to control PC's, compatible smart TV's, streaming media players and more, the K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard lets you take command of your living room entertainment like never before.
The CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors, as well as direct from the CORSAIR webstore.


For more information, visit the product page.
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11 Comments on Corsair Announces the K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard

#1
notb
It seems ok, but I have an issue with this being Corsair. I just feel some of the gaming/RGB lunacy will strike at the worst moment... Not a brand that comes to mind when thinking about sleek and robust PC accessories... If only it had a Logitech logo. :-)

And going back to gaming. Is this going to work with Xbox? Any educated guess?
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VSG
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notb, post: 4007634, member: 165619"
It seems ok, but I have an issue with this being Corsair. I just feel some of the gaming/RGB lunacy will strike at the worst moment... Not a brand that comes to mind when thinking about sleek and robust PC accessories... If only it had a Logitech logo. :-)

And going back to gaming. Is this going to work with Xbox? Any educated guess?
You might need something similar to the Apex Xim adapter to make the most of it.

Our review of the K83 is here, for those interested: https://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/CORSAIR/K83_Wireless/
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#3
BumbleBee
notb, post: 4007634, member: 165619"
It seems ok, but I have an issue with this being Corsair. I just feel some of the gaming/RGB lunacy will strike at the worst moment... Not a brand that comes to mind when thinking about sleek and robust PC accessories... If only it had a Logitech logo. :)

And going back to gaming. Is this going to work with Xbox? Any educated guess?
have you been scrolling the news lately? RGB Fever is everywhere.
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newtekie1
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notb, post: 4007634, member: 165619"
It seems ok, but I have an issue with this being Corsair. I just feel some of the gaming/RGB lunacy will strike at the worst moment... Not a brand that comes to mind when thinking about sleek and robust PC accessories... If only it had a Logitech logo. :)

And going back to gaming. Is this going to work with Xbox? Any educated guess?
Luckily it is white LED only. But I bet a mor expensive RGB version isn't that far off.
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VSG
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newtekie1, post: 4007676, member: 20670"
Luckily it is white LED only. But I bet a mor expensive RGB version isn't that far off.
Doubt it, battery life will suffer a lot. Maybe their new Capellix LEDs will help, but it will be used in the more traditional mechanical wireless keyboard market first.
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newtekie1
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Doubt it, battery life will suffer a lot. Maybe their new Capellix LEDs will help, but it will be used in the more traditional mechanical wireless keyboard market first.
People that will buy a RGB livingRoom keyboard don't care about battery life. :D
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#7
nemesis.ie
@notb Logitech are at least as bad IME. Neither are great with warranty, Logitech likely being the worse of the two.
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#8
Th3pwn3r
newtekie1, post: 4007686, member: 20670"
People that will buy a RGB livingRoom keyboard don't care about battery life. :D
Is there no way to turn it off? I may grab one of the instead of my Lapboard.
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Th3pwn3r, post: 4009445, member: 74037"
Is there no way to turn it off? I may grab one of the instead of my Lapboard.
There is no RGB lighting on this, and you can easily turn off lighting entirely as mentioned in the review linked previously.
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#10
las
I'd buy one if it was not for the colored WASD
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Th3pwn3r
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There is no RGB lighting on this, and you can easily turn off lighting entirely as mentioned in the review linked previously.
I've barely had time to browse anything. I'll get around to reading that review eventually.
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