We last took a look at a Corsair keyboard with their flagship K95 Platinum earlier this year, and at $200, it was well outside the price range of most people if our front page poll with over 5000 responses is any indicator. What that poll tells us also is that the $80-$120 price range for keyboards is over twice as popular as anything over $150, so it is perhaps fitting then that we are today taking a look at a new keyboard from Corsair that falls into the cheaper of the two categories. Thanks a lot to Corsair for providing a review sample of their K68 mechanical keyboard.
The Corsair K68 is a full-size keyboard that comes in many different layouts - of which one is ANSI given the sample I have here. It is a mechanical gaming keyboard, which has us infer that it presumably comes with genuine Cherry MX switches because of Corsair's close relationship with Cherry Americas, and it has backlighting with support for CUE (Corsair Utility Engine). The biggest feature here, which the title image above makes abundantly clear, is some form of water-spill resistance, and we will examine this and everything else in greater detail, but let us begin by taking a look at the specs below.
|Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard|
|Layout:||104 key ANSI layout|
|Material:||ABS plastic case and keycaps, steel plate|
|Weight:||1.12 kg / 2.47 lbs.|
|Anti-ghosting:||Full N-Key rollover via USB|
|Dimensions:||170 (L) x 455 (W) x 39 (H) mm|
|Cable Length:||1.8 M (6')|
|Switch Type:||Cherry MX Red mechanical switches|