Tuesday, October 13th 2020

Corsair Announces K60 RGB Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the new K60 RGB PRO, the first CORSAIR keyboard to feature CHERRY VIOLA keyswitches. Delivering an essential gaming experience without compromising on style or substance, the K60 RGB PRO is built with a durable aluminium frame, vibrant, per-key RGB backlighting, and new 100% German-made CHERRY VIOLA mechanical keyswitches, featuring smooth linear travel and reliable inputs to secure clutch victories when they matter most.

Equipped with new CHERRY VIOLA keyswitches, the K60 RGB PRO offers gamers the precision, feel, and reliability made possible by mechanical keyswitches. Created by CHERRY, the inventor of the mechanical keyswitch, the new VIOLA keyswitches utilize a patented self-cleaning V-Shape contact system and a two-stage, CrossLinear activation. The result is a smooth linear keypress and a satisfying fast reset ready to take on whatever your fingers can throw at it.
Topped by sturdy and stylish brushed aluminium, the K60 RGB PRO continues the CORSAIR legacy of streamlined looks and battle-tested durability. Vibrant dynamic per-key RGB backlighting, with custom keycaps for an enhanced underglow, illuminates your desktop in rich, customizable color. The K60 RGB PRO's full range of colors and RGB lighting effects are unlocked with CORSAIR iCUE software, synchronizing with all iCUE-compatible CORSAIR devices for spectacular system-wide displays. iCUE also offers in-depth personalization, such as key remaps and custom macro programming, to make K60 RGB PRO your own, while iCUE game integrations enable all iCUE compatible devices to dynamically react to in-game actions and events when playing select games.

The K60 RGB PRO also delivers a range of premium features that have long defined CORSAIR mechanical gaming keyboards. Full N-key rollover ensures that every keypress registers precisely as intended, and Windows Key Lock mode guarantees that you'll never interrupt your game at crucial moments. Convenient keyboard shortcuts control media playback, volume, and onboard lighting effects on-the-fly, keeping you focused and immersed.

Also set to join the K60 PRO lineup are the K60 PRO, which features the same CHERRY VIOLA keyswitches and single-color red LED backlighting, the K60 RGB PRO SE, which adds a premium magnetic detachable cushioned palm rest and wear-and-shine resistant PBT double-shot keycaps, and the K60 RGB PRO LOW PROFILE, which offers the lower 11.9 mm switch height and short actuation performance of CHERRY MX Low Profile RGB SPEED keyswitches. These three variants of the K60 PRO will launch in select regions and retailers over the coming months.

With an iconic brushed aluminium frame, 100% CHERRY mechanical keyswitches, and brilliant lighting, each K60 PRO keyboard is a stylish and strong choice to make you the key player in every game.
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16 Comments on Corsair Announces K60 RGB Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
AnarchoPrimitiv
Well, there's definitely not enough black, full sized keyboards available to consumers currently, and definitely not enough from corsair...
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#2
TheLostSwede
AnarchoPrimitiv
Well, there's definitely not enough black, full sized keyboards available to consumers currently, and definitely not enough from corsair...
But, but... It's the first Corsair keyboard to feature these switches, so it makes it unique...
www.cherry-switches.com/cherry-viola-switch.html
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AnarchoPrimitiv
TheLostSwede
But, but... It's the first Corsair keyboard to feature these switches, so it makes it unique...
www.cherry-switches.com/cherry-viola-switch.html
Haha, yeah, I suppose it's good cherry is addressing the budget market, but outemu, gateron, and others have already done that and done it quite well. Maybe it's just that I'm biased against corsair, especially their keyboards and I don't think they're anything special, especially considering that they incure the "corsair" tax on price. But that might also be do to the fact that you're talking to someone who enjoys blue/click switches with a lot of resistance, thinks red/linear switches are the worst typing experience possible and is slightly annoyed by those who think they somehow make them a more competitive "gamer". That, and I'm a fan of unique/different keyboards from smaller and "no name" brands that are preferably white and TKL or smaller (but always have to have arrow keys)

P.S. I've been a fan of your comments for a while now, and you've defended my comments in the past... Just wanted to share my appreciation
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#4
bob3002
Interesting that Corsair isn't using the same keyset as the recently-released K100 (which, like the K60, also has a standard bottom row, unlike the previous K70/K95).

I wonder if there was a compatibility issue with the new switch. Despite the standard MX cross-stem, the exterior shape is different enough that the deep standard keycaps on the K100 might have clearance issues on the K60. It's the reason I can't use standard keycaps on my K70v2 low-profile, even excluding the non-standard bottom row.
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TheLostSwede
AnarchoPrimitiv
Haha, yeah, I suppose it's good cherry is addressing the budget market, but outemu, gateron, and others have already done that and done it quite well. Maybe it's just that I'm biased against corsair, especially their keyboards and I don't think they're anything special, especially considering that they incure the "corsair" tax on price. But that might also be do to the fact that you're talking to someone who enjoys blue/click switches with a lot of resistance, thinks red/linear switches are the worst typing experience possible and is slightly annoyed by those who think they somehow make them a more competitive "gamer". That, and I'm a fan of unique/different keyboards from smaller and "no name" brands that are preferably white and TKL or smaller (but always have to have arrow keys)

P.S. I've been a fan of your comments for a while now, and you've defended my comments in the past... Just wanted to share my appreciation
Didn't try to defeat you, not saying you're wrong here either, it looks like a fairly typical keyboard overall.
I ended up backing Wooting and I have to say that I'm quite happy with the Wooting Two and the optical switches. The only Corsair keyboards I've ever really liked is the ones with the low-profile switches.
I guess that's the thing with keyboards, everyone has their own personal preference and some people don't seem to really care what they're typing on. My first love will always be Keytronic... :love:
bob3002
Interesting that Corsair isn't using the same keyset as the recently-released K100 (which, like the K60, also has a standard bottom row, unlike the previous K70/K95).

I wonder if there was a compatibility issue with the new switch. Despite the standard MX cross-stem, the exterior shape is different enough that the deep standard keycaps on the K100 might have clearance issues on the K60. It's the reason I can't use standard keycaps on my K70v2 low-profile, even excluding the non-standard bottom row.
Aren't those PBT keycaps on the K100 though? I doubt they could make ABS keycaps in the same moulds.
At least both keyboards are using the same fonts for the keycaps, but even the number row has a different layout which is odd.
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#6
Dammeron
AnarchoPrimitiv
Well, there's definitely not enough black, full sized keyboards available to consumers currently, and definitely not enough from corsair...
And yet they still haven't made a wireless low-profile one...
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#7
chstamos
We want a G613 clone from a company that doesn't use switches that break within a year.

Wireless, mechanical, months worth of battery, AA replaceable batteries, but quality switches and construction unlike Logitech's junk. How come no company is releasing such a model? Closest we've got is Corsair's K63, and that one has a both a non removable battery and ridiculous battery life. :-(
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#8
kiriakost
chstamos
We want a G613 clone from a company that doesn't use switches that break within a year.

Wireless, mechanical, months worth of battery, AA replaceable batteries, but quality switches and construction unlike Logitech's junk. How come no company is releasing such a model? Closest we've got is Corsair's K63, and that one has a both a non removable battery and ridiculous battery life. :-(
I have a friend computer builder here in Greece, he is not in position any more of him to recommend any keyboard this using switches.
Now I am thinking that any such a product with out 10 years offered warranty this worth 10 Euro retail as they do all no-name ones.
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#9
silentbogo
TheLostSwede
The only Corsair keyboards I've ever really liked is the ones with the low-profile switches.
Not at those prices, though. I've settled on Kailh Choc v1. Got me a cheap-ass Modecom Volcano Blade (pretty much a rebranded chinese TKL LP board, like all other Modecom products), and so far I'm more than happy with it. Just a comfy and relatively quiet keyboard with adjustable monochrome backlight that won't give you an epileptic seizure in the middle of the late-night gaming session. Heck, the only other low-profile TKL keyboard I can get locally is G915 TKL, but that's wa-a-a-ay out of my budget.
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#10
bonehead123
chstamos
We want a G613 clone from a company that doesn't use switches that break within a year.

Wireless, mechanical, months worth of battery, AA replaceable batteries, but quality switches and construction unlike Logitech's junk. How come no company is releasing such a model? Closest we've got is Corsair's K63, and that one has a both a non removable battery and ridiculous battery life. :-(
Well...they G613's I bought in early 2019 are still going strong, despite my unrelenting banging away at them for 10-12 hrs every day at work and home, and I have yet to change the batteries, which are Duracell's "best, longest-lasting" line of products....

The other 67 people in my team all use them too, and they have no complaints...

Not saying they are the best KB's out there, as I know there are betters ones available (albeit more expensive too) but the batch we got have been a blessing to our productivity :)
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#11
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bob3002
Interesting that Corsair isn't using the same keyset as the recently-released K100 (which, like the K60, also has a standard bottom row, unlike the previous K70/K95).

I wonder if there was a compatibility issue with the new switch. Despite the standard MX cross-stem, the exterior shape is different enough that the deep standard keycaps on the K100 might have clearance issues on the K60. It's the reason I can't use standard keycaps on my K70v2 low-profile, even excluding the non-standard bottom row.
The K60 PRO SE uses the same keycaps, which are PBT plastic with doubleshot injected legends. I have that here on me, but there are some issues with it that is keeping me from doing a review. More on that in due time when the review is published.
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#12
AsRock
TPU addict
just another keyboard, see nothing special about it tbh, keys are not even configurable ?. i would of been far more interested if just that was possible.

be nice to see more true gaming keyboards, for example rumble option :P. like OMG RGB is a thing but rumble keyboard :P.
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VSG
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AsRock
just another keyboard, see nothing special about it tbh, keys are not even configurable ?. i would of been far more interested if just that was possible.

be nice to see more true gaming keyboards, for example rumble option :p. like OMG RGB is a thing but rumble keyboard :p.
All keys are remappable
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#14
Vayra86
TheLostSwede
But, but... It's the first Corsair keyboard to feature these switches, so it makes it unique...
www.cherry-switches.com/cherry-viola-switch.html
So great, we've got a Cherry switch that will likely still be more expensive than its probably better Chinese knockoffs :D
Dammeron
And yet they still haven't made a wireless low-profile one...
Or a solid scissor switch.... one of the most underrated switches IMO.

Typing on a Thinkpad equivalent board here and its god damn glorious, even for gaming. Short travel, tactile but not clicky, great resistance, mechanical, snappy feel... And very light typing. Its also great when you work with laptops in general, no awkwardness switching input devices during the day. I believe they also sell a wireless version of it. You also don't wake the rest of the house at night with key presses.

I'm never going back and I might buy another five to last me a lifetime. Maybe an optical switch once the jury is in on how they last long term... but good old mechanical has definitively gone byebye over here.
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VSG
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Vayra86
Or a solid scissor switch.... one of the most underrated switches IMO.

Typing on a Thinkpad equivalent board here and its god damn glorious, even for gaming. Short travel, tactile but not clicky, great resistance, mechanical, snappy feel... And very light typing. Its also great when you work with laptops in general, no awkwardness switching input devices during the day. I believe they also sell a wireless version of it. You also don't wake the rest of the house at night with key presses.

I'm never going back and I might buy another five to last me a lifetime. Maybe an optical switch once the jury is in on how they last long term... but good old mechanical has definitively gone byebye over here.
Kailh CHOC mechanical switches and their scissor switches might be for you then.
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#16
Vayra86
VSG
Kailh CHOC mechanical switches and their scissor switches might be for you then.
Thx for pointing them out, will check
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