Corsair K65 RGB Mini

Corsair K65 RGB Mini

With the introduction of the Corsair K65 RGB Mini, the company is finally joining the 60% keyboard market in 2021.

60% Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Switches

The keyboard features a 60% form factor which means that it has about 60% of the keys of a full-size keyboard. It lacks the function row, numpad and navigation block. Shortcuts are required to use the functions of these missing keys. That’s basically the case for all mini keyboards, the concrete assignments of shortcuts however differ from model to model. The Corsair K65 RGB Mini puts for example media controls in the bottom right corner and has the arrow keys in the center of the keyboard. Those are not set in stone though, since the keyboard is compatible with Corsair’s iCUE software, any key can be freely remapped. Moreover the software is used to configure the RGB illumination and manage profiles. If you don’t want to install any software, you can also control lighting and profiles via keyboard shortcuts.

Corsair K65 RGB Mini USB

Just as usual, Corsair features switches from Cherry. You can choose between Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Silent Red and Cherry MX Speed. All three are linear switches, a tactile option is not available.

Standard Bottom Row and PBT Keycaps

The keyboard is shipped with durable double-shot PBT-keycaps. Additionally, a keycap puller and extra keycaps for the spacebar and the ESC key are included. For further modification, you can buy one of the colored keycap sets from Corsair, they are available in white, red, blue, green and pink. Since size and spacing of the keys confirms to the commonly used standard, you can also take any other keycap set that fits MX stems. All things considered, the Corsair K65 RGB Mini is a quite customizable keyboard.

K65 RGB Mini Keycaps

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Tech Specs for Corsair K65 RGB Mini

Dimensions: 294 x 105 x 44 mm
Weight: 850 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Yes (integrated)
USB Passthrough: No USB Passthrough
Switches: Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Silent Red, Cherry MX Speed
Keycaps: Double-shot PBT keycaps
Extras: Fully programmable, extra keycaps, keycap puller
Available since: Mar. 2021

Further Information on Amazon.com

Corsair K65 RGB MINI 60% Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Customizable Per-Key RGB Backlighting, CHERRY MX Speed Mechanical Keyswitches, Detachable USB Type-C Cable, AXON Hyper-Processing Technology) Black
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Mechanical Keyboard Score

76

The mechanical keyboard score is our overall score for a keyboard. The score is based on the available ratings and critics and makes an easy comparison between different mechanical keyboards possible. It is also used for our mechanical keyboard ranking.


Reviews


PC Mag

April 7, 2021

3.5 out of 5 points

"With the K65 RGB Mini, Corsair successfully shrinks its basic mechanical keyboard design down to 60 percent comfortably, but otherwise, it's a bit bland."

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ThinkComputers

March 16, 2021

9 out of 10 points

"For Corsair’s first 60% gaming keyboard I think the K65 RGB Mini is a good entry. "

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Tom's Guide

March 16, 2021

3.5 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair K65 RGB Mini has incredible key switches and an impressively small profile, but a few strange design decisions hamper this keyboard."

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Tom's Hardware

March 16, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair K65 RGB Mini is a well-performing highly customizable keyboard that should help raise awareness for the 60% form factor despite a few (mostly cosmetic) flaws."

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Tweak Town

March 16, 2021

99% overall rating

"Scoring almost identical to the One2 Mini, the Corsair K65 RGB MINI is a solid yet tiny addition to your desktop. It has all of the functionality of its big brothers, all of the iCUE support you could need, and a price we cannot complain about!"

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