Not all mechanical keyboards and key switches are created equal, and if you do not know your kind, you may need a troublesome time deciding what to purchase. Do you like a clean and quiet keystroke, or one which drops like a hammer and resonates an audible “click” that will get everybody’s consideration? Choose the precise keyboard and you will not need to be married to your choice.
That’s a part of the concept behind Corsair’s newly introduced K70 Pro Mini, a wi-fi mechanical keyboard with scorching swappable key switches (like Logitech’s Pro X). You do truly need to choose out of the gate. Corsair presents two choices: Cherry MX Red (clean/linear and comparatively quiet) and Cherry MX Speed (additionally clean and comparatively silent, however with a shorter actuation level for quicker motion).
I’m personally a fan of loud and obnoxious Cherry MX Blue key switches and want Corsair would have provided these as an preliminary possibility. That mentioned, the usage of scorching swappable key switches means you’ll be able to change them out on a whim for one thing else, “or even mix and match for different keys.” It’s normally a less expensive proposition than shopping for a complete new keyboard, if and if you determine to vary issues up.
Corsair’s additionally touting “wear and shine resistant PBT double-shot keycaps” paired with an aluminum body, RGB lighting, and an accent bar that can be swapped out for additional customization (you will have to purchase extra colours individually, in fact).
The K70 Pro Mini trades a devoted quantity pad for a compact footprint. It’s wi-fi through an included dongle or by Bluetooth, and can be plugged in with a USB twine for a “lightning-fast 8,000Hz hyper-polling” price.
Other options embody per-key RGB backlighting with as much as 20 layers of onboard lighting results, customized macro assist, a braided USB-C cable, and battery life that is good for as much as 32 hours of use with RGB lighting turned on or 200 hours with it turned off.
Corsair’s K70 Pro Mini wi-fi keyboard is out there now for $179.99.