In February 2022, Corsair extended its K70 gaming series with another model: the Corsair K70 RGB Pro.
Gaming Keyboard with K70 Flair
The new Corsair K70 RGB Pro introduces several small updates while still strongly implementing the look and feel from previous K70 keyboards. The gaming keyboard in its brushed aluminum frame offers RGB lighting, programmable keys and macros, full n-key rollover, dedicated media controls, cable management and 8 MB on-board-storage to save up to 50 different profiles. Moreover, a wrist rest is included, it snaps into the keyboard with its magnetic attachment. The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is available with five different Cherry MX switch options (Blue, Brown, Red, Speed, Silent). However, not all options are available in all regions.
Corsair K70 RGB Pro – What is new?
The keyboard features a new tournament switch which can be used to switch to static lighting and disable all macros. Also, the fact, that the USB cable is now detachable, will be appreciated by esport athletes and travelling gamers. Additionally, Corsair upgraded the previous ABS keycaps to PBT doubleshot keycaps which resist wear and fading. Also worth noting is that the USB passthrough from its predecessor Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 apparently did not make the cut.
Comparison between Corsair K70 RGB TKL and Corsair K70 RGB Pro
In April 2021, the Corsair K70 RGB TKL introduced the tournament switch and PBT keycaps for the K70 series. With the K70 RGB Pro, Corsair now wrapped up a full-sized keyboard offering these features. Apart from the missing numpad in the TKL version, there are some other small differences between the two keyboards, for example the placement of multimedia controls. But for the most part, both keyboards are very similar. In order to make a buying decision, just ask yourself if you need a numpad. If that’s the case, take the K70 RGB Pro, if not, take the cheaper K70 RGB TKL.
Tech Specs for Corsair K70 RGB Pro
Mechanical Keyboard Score
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June 30, 2022
"If you want a capable, robust, RGB gaming keyboard from a reputable brand with a healthy spattering of handy features, the K70 RGB PRO is the keyboard for you."
April 29, 2022
"While the cost is a touch high, you are getting one of the most technologically advance keyboards on the market with all of the bells and whistles. The K70 RGB PRO was the next logical step for Corsair, and could be the next step for you too!"
March 21, 2022
"The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is a worthy follow-up to its best-in-class predecessor. If you’re in the market for a wired mechanical gaming keyboard, this is the one to get."
March 3, 2022
"The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is one of the best all-round gaming keyboards out there. It's incredibly sturdy and premium-feeling, and features both an immense polling rate and snappy switches. This does all come at a high cost though, so it may not be for every gamer."
February 11, 2022
"The Corsair K70 RGB Pro is a high-end gaming keyboard that offers a variety of mechanical switch options in a solidly built case, making it an excellent choice for deep-pocketed esports gamers seeking a competitive edge."
February 10, 2022
"A lot of gaming keyboards come across our desk but few are as good as the new Corsair K70 RGB Pro. Assuming its within budget, this is a strong choice for your next gaming keyboard."
February 10, 2022
"The Corsair K70 RGB Pro enters rough waters with its $160 price point, but its build quality and high level of customization makes the cost totally worth it."
February 10, 2022
"The K70 RGB PRO certainly adds a few new features to the K70 board, though considering the price tag that is to be expected. There’s room for improvement, but it’s overall a solid offering."