The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is full-sized variant of the TKL keyboard we reviewed earlier. The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is aimed at professional esports gamers, it even has a dedicated tournament button on the back that disables distracting RGB lighting and accidental macro triggers.
The competition-grade mechanical keyboard features CORSAIR AXON hyper-processing technology that provides 4 times faster input, a hyper-polling rate of 8,000 Hz, and a tournament mode switch for battle-readiness.
The keyboard has a removable USB-C cable. The frame is made of aluminum and comes with Cherry MX Red switches, per-key RGB illumination, 8MB on-board profile storage, dedicated media keys and the ability to reprogram keys via Corsair iCue software.
|USB Polling Rate||Up to 8,000Hz with AXON|
|Keyboard Rollover||Full Key (NKRO) with 100% Anti-Ghosting|
|Key Switches||CHERRY MX RGB, mechanical|
|Lighting||Dynamic Per Key RGB Illumination|
|Connectivity||Detachable USB 3.0 or 3.1 Type-A|
|Number Onboard profiles||Up to 50|
|Dimensions||444mm x 166mm x 40mm (L*W*H)|
The packaging comes in a newly designed stylish yellow-black packaging with photos and specifications on the sides. The box is durable and the keyboard and accessories are protected by cardboard and plastic. You have to download the Corsair iCUE software manually.
The packaging includes the below:
- CORSAIR K70 RGB Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
- Braided USB Type-C to Type-A cable
- Quick start guide
- Warranty card
Design & Features
The K70 RGB Pro can be purchased with different types of switches: Cherry MX Brown, Red Speed, Blue and Silent. This is a wired keyboard but detachable via the included 1.82m braided cable. In terms of dimensions, the keyboard measures 444mm x 166mm x 40mm (L*W*H) and weighs 1.15kg.
The keyboard has a brushed aluminum top plate and the rest of the case is made of plastic. Along with its full-sized layout, the keyboard features dedicated profile, illumination and media buttons and a programmable volume roller. It also has N-key rollover and full anti-ghosting for swift, uninterrupted typing experience.
The K70 RGB Pro comes with CHERRY MX switches, providing lightning-fast response times with an extremely short actuation distance of just 1.2mm, perfect for fast-paced competitive gameplay and a total travel distance of only 3.4mm. Corsair also promises 100 million keystrokes with these switches.
The keys are PBT double-shot keycaps, a precision-molded keycap set with a standard bottom row layout that resists wear, fading, and shine, with 1.5mm thickness for stability. The keys are RGB illuminated and supports up to 16.8 million colors with up to 20 layers of lighting effects. They can be further customized via the iCUE software.
At the rear is a tournament switch to automatically swap to static backlighting and disable accidental macro activations. Also located here is the USB port for the detachable cable.
The K70 Pro also features a magnetic wrist pad and height adjusters with two-stage tilts which makes typing a more convenient experience when it comes to productivity tasks.
In terms of performance, the keystrokes are clearly audible, the buttons are very sturdy. The keys are well spaced and the click sound is quieter than other mechanical keyboards we’ve used. When it comes to gaming, you will love these switches, the slightly curved keys help a lot with hitting the keys perfectly every time. There is also 8MB of onboard storage that can store up to 50 onboard profiles with custom macros and effects.
Just like the tenkeyless version, the K70 RGB Pro features the company’s proprietary AXON Hyper-Processing Technology, registering keypress inputs up to 8x faster with a native 8,000Hz hyper-polling. To put it simply, the keyboard requests eight times more from the USB port than a conventional keyboard to reduce input lag, but we were not able find a difference from the other keyboards in our daily use.
Adjusting the RGB lighting, recording macros, polling rate, profile settings and upgrading the firmware can be done via the iCUE software which can be downloaded from Corsair’s website. You can also sync all your iCUE supported peripherals using the same software.
Corsair K70 RGB Pro Review Verdict
Just like the tenkeyless version, The K70 RGB Pro comes with an elegant design that looks good on any desktop and comes packed with features. The PBT double-shot keycaps are durable and the Cherry MX switches are guaranteed for 100 million keystrokes. The detachable USB-C cable is useful for easy removal and placement. The keyboard is perfect for gaming and everyday work. This is a top-of-the-line mechanical keyboard that’s great for enthusiast gamers and is built to last long.