Corsair Vengeance K90 Performance MMO Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2012-02-17

The K90 Performance MMO Gaming Keyboard from Corsair is a solid product and comes with a combination of MX Red switches and silicone domes (the domes are only used for the less frequent used keys). On the left we have no less than 18 programmable keys and thanks to the extra 3 memory banks, we can assign a total of 54 macros on a single profile. The product integrates very well with the previously reviewed M90 mouse and the software is unified so we can access both mouse and keyboard interfaces from the same menu.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

The Vengeance K90 Gaming Keyboard from Corsair is shipped in a large cardboard box with a plastic window, so we can see how the keys and product body do look like:




On one of the box laterals, we are shown some of the product main features, like the extra 18 programmable keys, the Cherry MX Red switches and the easy to access multimedia controls:



The technical specifications are not left out, they are shown on the opposite box lateral:



On the back side of the box, we will find some words regarding Vengeance product line, along with the full list of specifications, further down, in multiple languages:



For security and to avoid accidental openings during transport, the box is sealed on both sides:



After removing the outside packaging, we can find the keyboard sitting inside a cardboard mold, the top being covered with a transparent plastic cover:



Thanks to the brush aluminum chassis, the keyboard has a professional, clean look and typing now seems a little more silent compared to the offering from Diatec we tested a while ago; the keyboard a combination of Cherry MX switches and tuned silicon dome key switches. The silicon dome keys are F1 though F12, Esc, PrtScn, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up, Page Down, Delete, End and the G keys :



On the left side, we can find no less than 18 programmable buttons, which have lower height compared to the rest of the keys; from my opinion, this is excellent because while using keyboards in the past with extra keys placed on the same left side, we can mistake the CTRL key as one of the programmable buttons and we may ask ourselves why operations like Copy or Paste do not work:



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