Packaging and Accessories
CORSAIR operates a web shop in the USA; however, this sample came from a marketing hub, so we begin with a look at the product packaging. A plastic wrap covers the packaging, which I maintain is not very practical, and removing it shows off the product box in more detail. We have the usual CORSAIR Gaming black and yellow color scheme with a print of the keyboard, the company and product name, and Cherry MX switch label on front, which corresponds to the switch your keyboard inside uses. Specifications and marketing features continue on the back and sides in multiple languages, and here is also where we see an illustration of the rubber mold used to provide the aforementioned water-spill resistance.
There are two seals and a flap to help keep the contents inside in place. Open the box and we see the keyboard itself in a plastic wrap with the keyboard cable in the cardboard cutout compartment above. The accessories are housed in separate layers of the cardboard packaging - not the best I have seen, this setup will suffice provided the shipping packaging is done well. We have two sets of accessories with the K68 RGB, and the first set contains the product's quick start guide (online copy in the downloads tab here), a warranty guide, and a warranty note specific to Australia.
The second accessory, also in a plastic wrap, is a removable wrist rest. It is completely made out of plastic with no reversible surface, which their flagship K95 Platinum had, and instead has a dimpled, hard surface. There are two clips on the back and rubber pads to help prevent the keyboard and wrist rest from moving around on your desk.
No replacement keycaps or keycap puller here; their absence and the plastic wrist rest are two of many ways CORSAIR has toned down the keyboard to hit a lower price point.