Corsair K70 RGB TKL

Corsair K70 RGB TKL

The Corsair K70 RGB TKL is a compact mechanical keyboard packed with many features. It is available since April 2021.

Keyboard for Professional Gaming and More

The keyboard was built from ground up for competitive players. In this context, the keyboard’s polling rate of 8,000 Hz is advertised, it therefore doubles the already high polling rate of the Corsair K100 RGB. You might ask, if this really makes a difference or if it is rather a marketing gimmick. In everyday play, you surely won’t notice it. However, at tournament level, milliseconds sometimes change the outcome of a game, so it seems natural to optimize for the fastest possible response time. Be that as it may, it definitely won’t hurt to have it.

The Corsair K70 RGB TKL is provided with a detachable USB-C cable which comes in handy when transporting the keyboard. Also the novel tournament switch is useful, it deactivates macros (which are usually forbidden in tournaments) and changes the lighting to a static color. In normal mode, the keyboard profits from all the customization possibilities of the iCUE software, offering per-key RGB lighting, key remaps and more. The box contents include the USB cable, a keycap puller and structured keycaps for FPS and MOBA games.

K70 RGB TKL: with tournament switch and detachable cable
K70 RGB TKL: with tournament switch and detachable cable

While the keyboard is clearly optimized towards gaming, it also offers features convenient in everyday life. The Corsair K70 RGB TKL has dedicated media keys to control playback, a mute button and a volume wheel. Furthermore, if features durable double-shot PBT keycaps.

Corsair K70 RGB TKL vs K70 RGB MK.2

The keyboard is a compact successor of the popular K70 RGB MK.2. The new tenkeyless version drops the numpad, but introduces a detachable cable, tournament mode and PBT keycaps. Moreover, there are some small differences regarding the available switches: The K70 RGB TKL features linear Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Red Silent or Cherry MX Speed. The K70 RGB MK.2 however, is also available with tactile Cherry MX Brown or Cherry MX Blue.


Tech Specs for Corsair K70 RGB TKL

Dimensions: 360 x 164 x 40 mm
Weight: 900 g
Connection: USB
Illumination: Yes (RGB)
Cable Length: 180 cm
Key Rollover: NKRO
Numpad: No
Macro Keys: No macro keys
Media Keys: Dedicated media controls
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: Apr. 2021

Further Information on Amazon.com

CORSAIR K70 RGB TKL – Champion Series Tenkeyless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Speed Keyswitches - Durable Aluminum Frame - Per-Key RGB LED Backlighting - Detachable USB Type-C Cable
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Mechanical Keyboard Score

91

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Reviews


TechRadar

April 9, 2021

4.5 out of 5 stars

"From hyper responsiveness and buttery smooth keystrokes to customization options, the feature packed Corsair K70 TKL is a tenkeyless mechanical gaming keyboard that’s slightly held back by its high price."

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Kit Guru

April 8, 2021

9.0 out of 10 points

"It may be aimed at competitive gamers, but this is an all-round excellent TKL keyboard."

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Tom's Guide

April 8, 2021

4.5 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series is a fantastic tenkeyless gaming keyboard, particularly if you play in the competitive scene."

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Tom's Hardware

April 8, 2021

4.5 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair K70 RGB TKL is a powerful yet compact gaming keyboard. We didn’t notice an immediate benefit from the 8,000 Hz polling rate, but with a sleek look plyus premium media controls and keycaps, this keyboard’s in a league of its own."

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Tweak Town

April 8, 2021

99% overall rating

"So close to perfect, but it does lack a number pad, which is a deal-killer for many. We do also wish it was a tad more affordable, but otherwise the K70 RGB TKL Champion Series mechanical gaming keyboard is something you have to see for yourself."

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Vortez

April 8, 2021

Ultimate Award

"Living up to CORSAIR’s reputation for build quality and aesthetic excellence, the K70 RGB TKL is a compact mechanical keyboard ideal for gaming enthusiasts who appreciate more than the bare bones. Yet despite unique features tailored to competitive gaming, you don’t need to be the next Faker to appreciate what this has to offer. It deservedly earns our Ultimate award."

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PC Mag

April 8, 2021

4.5 out of 5 stars

"The Corsair K70 RGB TKL Champion Series is tuned for both high-performance esports play and luxury, a rare, welcome combination in a tenkeyless keyboard."

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