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K55, K63 , K65 , K68, K70 , K95 … we no longer count the keyboards for players of the famous K series from Corsair. Equipped with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, 16.8 million color button-by-button backlighting and IP32 resistance. The K68 RGB (€ 149.90) is right in the middle of the manufacturer’s range.
Sober and solid, the K68 RGB reminds us of other keyboards of the brand and cannot deny its belonging to siblings. However, unlike high-end models, the chassis here is entirely made of plastic. It is nonetheless heavy enough to hold in place (1.41 kg), aided by its 4 non-slip pads (2 pads only if the feet are extended to tilt the keyboard a little more).
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Three other pads arranged under the palm rest guarantee good stability for the whole. Note however that this palm rest is perhaps not deep or thick enough – it also lacks padding – for the larger hands, whose wrists will remain a little too broken.
The frameless type chassis (bases of the keys that protrude from the chassis and facilitate cleaning) reveals the membrane surrounding the switches and protects them against splashes and dust. This protection to the IP32 standard is also one of the elements that distinguishes the K68 (here in RGB version) from the K65.
The USB 2 cable is not reinforced with a braid and is satisfied with the most classic plastic, but turns out to be quite long (2.2 m).
For the rest, the keys are placed in accordance with Azerty standards and the font is clearly legible, except perhaps for the parentheses whose symbols look a little too much like square brackets. The 105 classic keys are completed by three keys dedicated to volume ( mute , plus and minus) at the top right, four multimedia keys above the numeric keypad (stop, play / pause, forward, back) and two buttons dedicated to backlighting (switching off and adjusting the intensity of the backlighting activated; see box) and in game mode (here called Win Lock, to deactivate as desired – adjustable in the software – the key combinations Alt + F4, Shift + Tab, Alt + Tab and the Windows key).
The three LEDs which indicate the locking of the numeric keypad, capital letters and screen scrolling are present to the left of the dedicated volume keys.
Only one or more K68 RGB USB ports are missing, keys dedicated to macros and headphone and microphone jacks to be truly complete and meet the expectations of almost all players.
Unlike other models, including at Corsair, the K68 RGB is only available with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches. As a reminder, these switches are linear and clickless, that is to say that there is no resistance point just before activation and that they are “silent”. Silent is however a big word for this K68 RGB, as the keys resonate when pressed. Only the rare users who do not go to the end of their travel (activation at 2 mm with a force of 45 cN over a total travel of 4 mm) will suffer slightly less from the noise. The many players who press the keys until the end stop will hear a very audible noise. Special mention to the particularly annoying space bar, whatever the typing style.
For the rest, the typing is rather pleasant, provided you like this style of switches. Those who prefer touch switches (with a resistance point before activation) or with a click (a click just at the time of activation) will therefore have to opt for another model.
Like all keyboards for players, the K68 RGB offers a complete rollover and 100% antighosting .
- Very effective Cherry MX Red switches for gamers.
- Customizable button-by-button backlight with well-designed software.
- Dedicated multimedia shortcuts (no key combinations).
- Palm rest a little short, not very thick and not padded.
- Quite noisy keys, especially the Space bar.
- No additional connectors (audio, USB, etc.).
- Available only with Cherry MX Red switches.
The Corsair K68 RGB is a particularly efficient mechanical keyboard for players, mainly thanks to its. Cherry MX Red switches and its very well designed and complete CUE 2 software. We regret however the noise of the keys a little too audible for switches said “without click”, particularly that of the Space bar. To be reserved for gamers who play alone therefore.
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