CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Gaming Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2018-11-16

While with the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE sporting regular MX Speed switches we needed a bit of adjustment time due to the fast 1.2mm mechanical actuation distance and was sometimes difficult typing documents without making mistakes, with the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile we felt that no training time was needed. We are dealing with a 35% lower key height versus the regular Speed switch and people that enjoy typing on laptop keyboards will really enjoy the new LP series. Another aspect that we did really enjoy is that the LP Speed switches are quiet, if not more quiet versus the regular MX Silent variant.

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Packaging, A Closer Look Part I

Recently, the well-known CHERRY manufacturer has released their MX Low Profile RGB switches, which do represent a novelty on the market in more than 30 years. The new switches allow implementation of slimmer keyboard designs and have a lower travel of 3.2mm; while they share the same cross-pattern mount as the full-sized model, the MX keycaps cannot be exchanged with LP ones due to their increased side height. For allowing better LED lighting circulation, the bottom housing of the switch is translucent and the top is transparent; currently there are two available LP switches available, the Red and Speed. In this review, we will take a look at the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile keyboard that sports LP Speed switches, with a white step color. The product is shipped inside a medium-sized cardboard enclosure, with a slightly modified artwork:




On the side of the packaging, we are greeted with the Minimum System Requirements list, but also the Technical Specifications:




The bottom layer of the box does explain the differences between a regular switch and a LP one, but CORSAIR also presents the user the main keyboard highlights:




After unsealing the box and lifting the top cover, we will get to see the main product, which is also wrapped inside a transparent plastic bag:




As we have seen with other high-end keyboard models from CORSAIR in the past, the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile does include a wrist rest, documentation but also some extra keycaps and a key puller as bundle:




Regarding the documentation, we can remind of the User Manual, the Warranty Guide and a Warranty Against Defects leaflet:





As expected, the Low Profile model does borrow the design elements from the K70 RGB MK.2,with a brushed aluminum frame for extended durability and per-key RGB dynamic backlighting:




In the top left corner, we have a Profile switch button, a LED brightness button (tree levels plus off) but also a Windows Lock button:




The middle area does come with a RGB-lighted CORSAIR logo, which is configurable with two separate segments:




Moving on to the right, we can spot the status LEDs:




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