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 large illustration of the keyboard and the company and product name. Specifications and marketing features continue on the back and sides in multiple languages, along with printed renders that highlight more of the salient aspects of the keyboard.
Two seals on the side and a double flap help keep the contents inside in place. Opening the box, we see the keyboard immediately, inside more plastic. The attached cable is found in the cardboard compartment to the top, and as with the rest of Corsair's lineup, there is layered packaging to separate the keyboard from the accessories.
CORSAIR includes a warranty guide, as well as a multi-language manual that summarizes the various parts of the keyboard when it comes to functionality. It can be a handy resource given there are so many things pre-programmed onboard outside of the standard keyboard keys themselves, making it well worth a look early on. We also see replacement keycap sets WASD/QWERDF with backlighting support for FPS and MOBA gaming, with a textured gray surface with thin ABS plastic and laser etched legends typical of mass-market keyboards. There is also a plastic ring-style keycap puller, which can potentially scratch the sides of keycaps when used but is still better than no keycap puller at all. The included wrist rest comes in a third plastic wrap and has a dimpled plastic surface on top. There are two clip sets to pair it with the keyboard, which goes well with the bottom surface that is angled to fit the side it touches, and rubber pads on the bottom add friction against the resting surface.