Friday, April 8th 2022

CORSAIR Launches K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

CORSAIR, a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today unveiled a new optical-mechanical version of the award-winning K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Gaming Keyboard. Featuring the acclaimed K70 RGB TKL tournament-ready tenkeyless design and stylish aluminium build, while adding hyper-fast CORSAIR OPX optical-mechanical keyswitches to its arsenal, the K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical sets the bar higher still for esports-caliber gaming keyboards.

A new addition to the CHAMPION SERIES, CORSAIR OPX optical-mechanical keyswitches boast an incredibly short 1.0 mm actuation distance to swiftly register inputs. Their smooth linear motion is apt for high-level competitive gaming, and each switch is guaranteed for an extraordinary 150 million keystrokes. These premier keyswitches are housed in the iconic K70 aluminium frame renowned for its durability and portability, thanks to a compact tenkeyless profile and a detachable USB Type-C cable that makes it a snap to take on-the-go and connect to any system. Sturdy PBT double-shot keycaps, precision-molded to resist wear and fading, keep your keys looking and feeling like new even after years of use.
The K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard epitomizes competition-level keyboard performance. CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing enables 8,000 Hz hyper-polling, transmitting keystrokes up to 8x faster than standard gaming keyboards, so your commands register and reach your PC faster than ever before. To adhere with strict tournament guidelines, the innovative tournament switch located on the back of the keyboard instantly locks backlighting to a static color and disables macros to ensure your keyboard is prepped for battle.

Everything that makes the K70 RGB TKL a hit with competitive gamers is present in the new optical-mechanical version, including per-key RGB backlighting vastly customizable via CORSAIR iCUE software, dedicated media keys with a solid aluminium volume roller, and onboard storage for saving up to 50 profiles to take on the go. With CORSAIR OPX keyswitches sending inputs to your PC quickly and reliably, the K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical keyboard is built for champions like you.

The CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL CHAMPION SERIES Optical-Mechanical gaming keyboard is available immediately from the CORSAIR network of authorized retailers and distributors in select regions.

The CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical is backed by a two-year warranty, alongside the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For more information, visit the product page.
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32 Comments on CORSAIR Launches K70 RGB TKL Optical-Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

#1
ARF
Don't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
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#2
santis
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
Hi ARF, I used to think the same as you but in many games you don´t use the num pad... and being TKL you can tilt the keyboard to fit on your desk more confortable than full size. I went from a Redragon Mitra full size switch blue to a logitech g pro switch brown and it´s another world.
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#3
m2geek
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
I haven't had/used a full-sized keyboard in more than 10 years.

I have no need for a numpad, none of my friends use fullsize keyboard either, and those that Do occasionally need a numpad have a bluetooth one so it's not in the way for the 95% of the time they don't need it.

Different people have different needs :P
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#4
MxPhenom 216
ASIC Engineer
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
Because the crowd whom these are marketed towards don't need them, or use them. Also saves desk space for LANs.
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#5
ARF
I don't know. I love to have a full keyboard with all keys.

In F1 the games, for instance, I use the arrows and the num pad keys for functions - DRS, etc...
This part of the keyboard is important:



The manufacturers cut the num pads in the notebooks simply to cut the costs and because of lack of space in their small designs.
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#6
noel_fs
ARFI don't know. I love to have a full keyboard with all keys.

In F1 the games, for instance, I use the arrows and the num pad keys for functions - DRS, etc...
This part of the keyboard is important:



The manufacturers cut the num pads in the notebooks simply to cut the costs and because of lack of space in their small designs.
no i hate the num pad, waste of space
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#7
kapone32
One thing I don't like about Keyboards is how stagnant the innovation progress is. I know we have ARGB and Mechanical but where is the replacement for the Logitech G510 or G19? Why do vendors feel that things like LCD screens make more sense on an AIO block than a keyboard. I happily paid for AIDA64 because it supported the screen on my G510. The kicker for me is the tax that we pay so that it works with ICUE software. The lack of a number pad screams of making the most from the least amount of cost. $199 US for a gimped keyboard vs my G510 that cost $99 combined with a G700 mouse is ludicrous.
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#8
Fierce Guppy
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
I use wide sweeps of the mouse when gaming which was problematic when using full length keyboards. Thumb/keyboard collisions are fewer with a TKL keyboard. Besides, my PC ecosystem is not designed around data entry.
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#9
robb
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
What a stupid thing to say. Can you really not comprehend that not everybody has the same needs?
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#10
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Please be respectful of other's opinions.
Carry on!
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#11
Ferrum Master
I also don't dig TKL.

I simply do a lot of counting, price offers, so I need to calculate money... I guess for those lacking that need it is undeed. :nutkick:
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#12
AnarchoPrimitiv
kapone32One thing I don't like about Keyboards is how stagnant the innovation progress is. I know we have ARGB and Mechanical but where is the replacement for the Logitech G510 or G19? Why do vendors feel that things like LCD screens make more sense on an AIO block than a keyboard. I happily paid for AIDA64 because it supported the screen on my G510. The kicker for me is the tax that we pay so that it works with ICUE software. The lack of a number pad screams of making the most from the least amount of cost. $199 US for a gimped keyboard vs my G510 that cost $99 combined with a G700 mouse is ludicrous.
Here you go:

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#13
bonehead123
m2geekDifferent people have different needs
Yes they certainly do, and just in case anyone was wondering, not every single person here is a friggin GAMMER dude/dudette either....

Some of us actually use our rigs to do things like, you know, W O R K or something to that effect, hehehehe :)

Anyways, although I kinda like this KB overall, I will stick with my Logi G613 for now, because it IS full sized, is solid and reliable, has all the keys I want & need, and it is Wireless too !!!
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#14
Gmr_Chick
Full size boards take up a lot of desk real estate. I have a pretty small desk, don't need a num pad, and so TKL and 60/65% are perfect for me. Everybody has their preference.

That said, I'll be gladly skipping this Corsair board.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
santisHi ARF, I used to think the same as you but in many games you don´t use the num pad... and being TKL you can tilt the keyboard to fit on your desk more confortable than full size. I went from a Redragon Mitra full size switch blue to a logitech g pro switch brown and it´s another world.
Depends, although i use the numpad for 98% of my games and still wish they would or some one would add extra keys around the arrow keys. and the numpads much fadter for number input too.
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#16
890zxc
Maybe most of us need something like this:

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#17
Tsukiyomi91
tenkeyless is something I've been considered getting for a long time, but the prices for them isn't worth the extra premium. Some full-sized mechanical keyboards are sold much cheaper anyway.
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#18
Eskimonster
Well there is my new keybord, im am sick of pounding my mouse into the side of the keybord where the numpad is which i never use.
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#19
Archon_Valec
bonehead123Yes they certainly do, and just in case anyone was wondering, not every single person here is a friggin GAMMER dude/dudette either....

Some of us actually use our rigs to do things like, you know, W O R K or something to that effect, hehehehe :)

Anyways, although I kinda like this KB overall, I will stick with my Logi G613 for now, because it IS full sized, is solid and reliable, has all the keys I want & need, and it is Wireless too !!!
And yet, this is a gaming keyboard, targeted at a gaming audience.
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#20
Iain M Banks
Tsukiyomi91tenkeyless is something I've been considered getting for a long time, but the prices for them isn't worth the extra premium. Some full-sized mechanical keyboards are sold much cheaper anyway.
Cost?

Many tkl are great and $60 or less.

Strange.
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#21
ARF
EskimonsterWell there is my new keybord, im am sick of pounding my mouse into the side of the keybord where the numpad is which i never use.
Except that the keyboard still has that right-hand side edge and your mouse will still be hitting it, with or without the necessary keys.
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#22
mechtech
ARFI don't know. I love to have a full keyboard with all keys.

In F1 the games, for instance, I use the arrows and the num pad keys for functions - DRS, etc...
This part of the keyboard is important:



The manufacturers cut the num pads in the notebooks simply to cut the costs and because of lack of space in their small designs.
I would like to try a keyboard with that (numpad) on the left side. So I can uber micro in excel ;)
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#23
rethcirE
Truly, everyone is different. My laptop (17") has a full keyboard with numpad, as does my desk keyboard. I prefer this layout for any/all activities even when traveling. YMMV


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#24
thegnome
Removing the numpad for me is pretty useless, only shave off a little bit and you barely save any space. Numpads pretty important for me anyways since it helps a bunch with some games and using a calculator.
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#25
Mussels
Freshwater Moderator
This fixes the flaws of many existing TKL keyboards, at the expense of a little more height:
media controls, volume bar instead of FN keys (Why does it have a Fn key, if they're not used/labelled on the keycaps??)
optical + PBT + detachable USB-C keeps them on par with competing keyboards, too

That corsair logo at the top should be a basic OLED display, like the old logitech keyboards
ARFDon't like the "tenkeyless" "feature". Why do they cut these so important keys?
To many of us, that's a requirement - not optional. Not everyone wants half the desk taken up by something they dont use.
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