Written by Alex Maidment
So, amongst all of the bad in the world right now, something wonderful happened in my household – my brand new, Corsair K68 RGB Mechanical Keyboard arrived.
This is the first mechanical keyboard I’ve owned in recent years, and this fantastically over-the-top RGB backlit keyboard is replacing a cheap 5-year old membrane keyboard.
The specs – it’s a Corsair K68 RGB Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue switches.
The looks – One of the things I love about this keyboard is that from a first glance, it looks like a fairly standard, albeit chunky, black computer keyboard. It’s only when the PC is switched on that it comes to life with the dancing RGB LEDs that light the keys up.
The effects are pretty great too and as I type the colours ripple away from the keys I hit.
The feel – Although plastic, the whole keyboard feels solid. It’s got some weight too which nicely keeps it in place and as you type or game away, the loud clicky clacky keys that come courtesy of the Cherry MX Blue switches give it a really nice tactile feel.
As a relatively fast typist, I love the feedback you get from every click and despite the keys being tall, I’ve had no problem at all with touch typing and sliding along the keyboard in the way I do my work MacBook Pro keyboard.
As well as the great feel of the keyboard itself, the wrist rest is a great addition to make using the keyboard all the more comfortable.
As I said, this is my first mechanical keyboard in years, so I don’t have much to compare it too – but so far, it’s been a dream to use and I love the blend of flashy RGB keys with the solid feel and clacky keys that orchestrate your every keystroke. I’ll let you know how I feel about it in the weeks and months to come and whether my wife has been driven crazy by the fairly loud clicks!