The choice of keyboard does not require much effort on the part of the average PC user. Either one of these is already included in the scope of delivery, or it uses the cheapest model available. If the PC is only used occasionally, the choice of keyboard is actually irrelevant. However, gamers and other frequent users place much higher demands on their keyboards. This should be easy to operate, at best ergonomically designed, as quiet as possible and visually suitable. In addition, precision, writing and typing feel, workmanship and comfort functions are of course also important.
In general, a distinction can be made between high-quality mechanical switches and cheaper, less precise keys based on underlying rubber mats. The former guarantee much higher precision, are usually better processed and generally of higher quality.
The Corsair K70 Lux RGB (MX Silent) uses mechanical Cherry MX Silent switches, RGB LED lighting and many other extras. There are also many other Cherry MX switches to choose from if the Silents are not for you.
The keyboard is available with a German layout – so there is no need to change the layout of the keys. It is connected via USB cable. The RGB LED backlight allows you to customize the look of the keyboard. The user can set any color combination. Thus, practically unlimited lighting effects are possible, which can provide a very special experience. In order to be able to use the effects, software is required, which is described in more detail in the next subitem.
The highlight of the keyboard are not only the lighting effects, but also the Cherry MX silent switches. These completely mechanical switches ensure maximum precision while keeping noise levels as low as possible. This creates not only optimal performance, but also the most user-friendly environment possible. Particularly during prolonged use, some users feel disturbed by the noise atmosphere that increases with every press of a key with conventional keyboards – with the Corsair K70 Lux RGB, this should be a thing of the past. As always, the service life of the Cherry MX switches is 50 million keystrokes.
Other special features include anti-ghosting with full-key rollover, the Corsair Utility Engine and a set of FPS and MOBA keycaps included in the scope of delivery. There are dedicated multimedia keys and a BIOS switch. The sampling rate of the USB port can be changed in four steps (1,000, 500, 250 or 125 Hz).