The keyboard ships in a well-padded box. The first thing you notice when you get your hands on it is how heavy Corsair's new keyboard is.
Cable-wise, Corsair has gone for a very thick, woven jack one. The strain relief is mighty and so are the over-molded y-split and two USB connectors.
Corsair's background with gaming cases seems to shine through on their keyboard designs. The K70 RGB is an aluminum-clad plastic construction that seems incredibly sturdy.
This keyboard features a completely standardized layout with full spacing around the arrow keys and no shrunk down buttons.
Like their cases, the K70 is packed with features. You get media keys, the windows-key lock, customizable back lighting, a volume dial, and a nice driver suite.
The K70 is highly adjustable, with two sets of stands for optimum comfort.
The K70 RGB is a gaming keyboard, and you do get some extra keys that can control all the added functionality. Near the media keys are a windows key lock, which disables all the windows keys, and a light intensity selector. The lights have three intensity settings and an off option.
One of the more distinct design features on the K70 RGB, aside from the aluminum top plate, are the floating keys, as no protrusions cover a key mechanism's travel time.