The Corsair K68 is a dust and spill resistant mechanical keyboard. It was introduced in June 2017 and is available in North America, China and South Korea.
Cheap mechanical gaming keyboard
The K68 fills the spot of an entry model in Corsair’s mechanical keyboards, as it is distinctly cheaper than other keyboards from the manufacturer. Keyboards from the K70, K95, or STRAFE series are about 15% to 100% more expensive than the K68. Nevertheless, with a price tag of about 100 USD, it surely is not the cheapest mechanical keyboard. But you also get quite some value for your money. The keyboard features full anti-ghosting via n-key rollover, original Cherry MX Red switches, a gaming mode to lock the windows key, red backlighting, a detachable wrist rest and dedicated media controls. Macros and illumination can be configured via Corsair Utility Engine.
About the dust and spill resistance
Corsair says, they tested the K68 keyboard up to IP32 (http://www.dsmt.com/resources/ip-rating-chart/) for dust and water resistance. At the first glance, that sounds impressive. But if you read up the rating standards, you will find out, that it only means, the keyboard is protected against dripping water. It is uncertain, whether the keyboard survives an incident like pouring a soft drink over it or not. Therefore, unless you want to demolish the Corsair K68, you should probably treat it with the same cautiousness as any other keyboard.
Tech Specs for Corsair K68
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August 1, 2017
"The K68 isn't the most amazing keyboard Corsair released, but it is spill resistant, the software takes it up a notch, and it is affordable! "
July 7, 2017
"In this day in age this is more of a standard keyboard. You only have single-color (red) backlighting and no extra keys besides multimedia keys. "
July 5, 2017
"We wouldn't buy it based wholly on the water- or dust-resistance claims, but this entry-level gaming keyboard's first-rate software, media keys, and mechanical switches carry the day. "
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