Best Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020:

With the K57 RGB Wireless, Corsair seeks to appeal to players looking for the most affordable wireless gaming keyboard possible. Does he have the right arguments to convince them?

Best Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2020

1. CORSAIR K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard – <1ms response time with Slipstream Wireless. Connect with USB dongle, Bluetooth or wired – Individually Backlit RGB Keys, Black

CORSAIR K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard - <1ms response time with Slipstream Wireless - Connect with USB dongle, Bluetooth or wired - Individually Backlit RGB Keys, Black
  • Connect with hyper-fast sub-1ms Slipstream wireless low-latency Bluetooth or USB wired
  • Light it up anywhere with dynamic per-key RGB Backlighting from capellix LEDs shining brighter and consuming far less power than conventional RGB LEDs

2. CORSAIR K55 RGB Gaming Keyboard – Quiet & Satisfying LED Backlit Keys – Media Controls. Wrist Rest Included – Onboard Macro Recording (Renewed)

CORSAIR K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard - <1ms Response time with Slipstream Wireless - Connect with USB dongle, Bluetooth or Wired - Individually Backlit RGB Keys, Black (Renewed)
  • Connect with hyper-fast, sub-1ms Slipstream wireless, low-latency Bluetooth, or USB wired.
  • Light it up anywhere with dynamic per-key RGB Backlighting from capellix LEDs, shining brighter and consuming far less power than conventional RGB LEDs.

3. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED, CHERRY MX SPEED RGB Silver, Black

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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED, Cherry MX Speed RGB Silver, Black (CH-9127414-NA)
  • Per-key RGB backlighting and a 19-zone LightEdge across the top of the keyboard delivers dynamic and vibrant lighting effects with near-limitless customization
  • Tuned for low noise operation even at full load; MTBF hours

4. Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Backlit Blue LED, Cherry MX Red – Quiet & Linear

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Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, backlit Blue LED, Cherry MX Red - Quiet & Linear
  • Connect using ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz gaming-optimized wireless technology, low latency Bluetooth wireless, or USB wired
  • 100% Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches with Gold contacts for fast, precise key presses

5. Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – 6x Programmable Macro Keys – USB Passthrough. Media Controls – Fastest Cherry MX Speed – RGB LED Backlit – Aluminum Finish

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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - 6x Programmable Macro Keys - USB Passthrough & Media Controls - Fastest Cherry MX Speed - RGB LED Backlit - Aluminum Finish
  • Aircraft grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Built to withstand a lifetime of gaming. Lightweight and rugged durability, necessary for a keyboard that's going to see a lot of action
  • 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback: Allow access up to three stored profiles on the go, independent of external software. Wrist rest: Full length, detachable, dual sided with soft touch finish. The keyboard report rate is 1000 Hz

The essential to remember

The K57 RGB Wireless is the wireless version of the K55 RGB that we tested recently. It incorporates most of the components of the latter, with an introductory price of € 99.99. It is a membrane keyboard with dome switches, with 111 keys (including 6 dedicated macro keys), dedicated multimedia keys, a removable palm rest, RGB backlight, anti-ghosting function and a 8KRO system. The build quality and typing experience are extremely close, not to say similar. We invite you to take a quick tour of the K55 RGB test side to find out more.

The K57 RGB Wireless differs from the K55 RGB in the first place in terms of connectivity. This model offers a wide variety of connection possibilities: it can be connected wirelessly by 2.4 GHz connection (called Slipstream) using the small dongle provided, in Bluetooth to two different devices, or even wired via the micro-USB port located on the back of the keyboard. In all cases, the connection is very easy – a small LED indicates the connection status of the keyboard. In wireless connection with the USB dongle (recognized elsewhere on PS4), the manufacturer indicates an ultra-low latency of one millisecond. We have not detected any problem at this level, even on very demanding games.

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The autonomy promised by the K57 RGB Wireless can vary from 35 h to 175 h depending on the intensity and the effect of the backlight. We were able to confirm this first fact in practice, which is much more generous than the 3 pm offered by Corsair’s other wireless keyboard, the K63 Wireless. On the other hand, nothing allows you to easily and precisely know the battery level directly on the keyboard (only a small red LED lights up when the battery is low). You must rely on the indication given in the advanced menus of the iCUE application.

The second and last difference with the K55 is identifiable in the backlight. The integrated LEDs of the K57 RGB Wireless benefit from Capellix technology for a backlighting key by key and a lower consumption of the latter. Aesthetically speaking, the result is more successful than on the K55. On the other hand, we would have greatly appreciated further customization in order to take full advantage of this key-by-key backlighting. Unfortunately, you have to be satisfied with the predefined effects, and it is not possible to illuminate only or differently certain useful keys in the game, for example. Like the K55, it is possible to switch between three levels of light intensity thanks to the dedicated button on the keyboard.

STRONG POINTS

  • Full keyboard with macro and dedicated multimedia keys (+ possibility to assign a macro to all standard keys)
  • Ultra-versatile use (2.4 GHz wireless with dongle, pairing to two Bluetooth devices, wired)
  • 8KRO system and anti-ghosting
  • Key-by-key backlight
  • Presence of a removable palm rest

WEAK POINTS

  • Improved typing experience (significant stroke and pressure to activate the keys)
  • A little rudimentary construction on certain aspects…
  • … That we would like to use other than for aesthetic purposes (no advanced customization possible)
  • A little rough contact

CONCLUSION

The K57 Wireless is a wireless keyboard that has many features specific to gaming models , but which ultimately turns out to be more appropriate and comfortable for multimedia use. The typing experience offered by its rubber dome switches is correct, but clearly a good step below what the mechanical switches of all other models of the genre can deliver. We think in particular of the K63 Wireless from Corsair, but also the G613 from Logitech, for example. We advise you to turn to the latter if you want to seriously invest in a good wireless gaming keyboard with macro keys, dedicated multimedia shortcuts and as many connection possibilities.

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