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CORSAIR K83 Wireless Keyboard


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The CORSAIR K83 Wireless keyboard attempts to be an integral part of your living room, bringing with it a deluge of relevant features. Multiple connection options and modes give it a role with many host devices, including PCs and smart TVs, with navigation in the form of a keyboard, touch pad, and even a joystick to boot!

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From the initial picture. I thought Corsair had made a DJ Station.
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So this competes against the $20-30 logitech k400 with a 1.5yr battery life, more really in my experience.
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Corsair looked very good at the Logitech K830. I like that Corsair added a volume scroll wheel and standard-sized function keys but the battery life...
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If this had the new Cherry low profile switches, it would be an interesting product. I've looked at the K63 Wireless before and it looks like it would be a better choice than this for gaming, and the Microsoft All-In-One Media keyboard is more than enough for HTPC usage and costs 1/3 the price. I'm just not sure there's a point in having a scissor switch media keyboard at $100. Bonus for the Microsoft keyboard, it is waterproof (and beerproof, personally tested).

I ended up with a Logitech G613 that I got for a deal during Christmas for $65. The Romer-G switches aren't Cherry, for sure, but they have to be better than these scissor switches. It's really big, but that can be a nice thing for stability when gaming. Paired with a Logitech MX Master 2S mouse, I have a serviceable gaming setup from my couch. With the Microsoft keyboard for light use (media, web surfing, starting up a controller game).

I would consider this kind of keyboard at a price around $60 as a step up from the Microsoft keyboard for light use, but at 3X the price it's just in a weird state of compromise.


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the Microsoft All-In-One Media keyboard is more than enough for HTPC usage and costs 1/3 the price.
The biggest thing the Microsoft All-In-One Media keyboard is missing is the backlight, otherwise, you're right.
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To be honest, I like keyboard far more than the review. I struggle to understand why TPU felt the need to publish this.

Sorry, but this review feels very generic and hardly focused at what the product actually is.
It's like those headphone tests that only have a single page for sound quality and comfort, but they somehow manage to fill 5 more with things like battery life and design. :)

So in this case, we have one looong page about bundled software, but only 3 short paragraphs about actual user experience: writing, noise, comfort. And they're put on the last page before the verdict, for some weird reason called "Performance" (like if you were using some CPU review template ;-)).

These 3 paragraphs were clearly written from a POV of someone who, I presume, normally uses a long travel, mechanical keyboard. You find low-profile scissor switches awkward, when they're the mainstream solution today. Corsair aims this keyboard at general PC/TV users. The last time most of these people used a mechanical keyboard was in the 90s (the younger generation, obviously, never).
But even more surprising is this: "good luck trying to use the Up and Down arrow keys". Corsair used a layout that's ubiquitous in laptops, so majority of PC users will be at least accustomed - and possibly using it most of the time.


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Will keep using my Logitech K400 for my HTPC I Guess. Battery life with 2x AA is unbeatable. I change once a year or so. I use it alot.

I prefer square touchpad too.


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The biggest question about this would be: which devices support it.
But the (incredibly) short battery life renders the above moot.


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