Review: Corsair K70 MK.2 Rapidfire RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — A US$170 gamer's delight


This is largely anecdotal, but gaming on the Corsair K70 MK.2 Rapidfire is a delightful experience, especially for FPS, MOBA, and eSports titles. We played several rounds of PUBG and Battlefield V multiplayer and the faster key response did seem to be an added advantage in taking quick decisions. The ability to set RGB for specific in-game events can be very useful to prevent distractions and have an idea of the game environment with just peripheral vision cues.

While Cherry MX Reds have traditionally been the go-to switches for gaming, they still have a 2 mm pre-travel compared to the 1.2 mm of the Speed. So, if you are used to Red switches, you may find that it takes a little bit of time to train your reflexes for the lower actuation point of the Speed. 

Typing on the Corsair K70 MK.2 Rapidfire is fun once you get used to the Speed switches. Even after getting used to the keyboard for several months now, we did encounter the occasional unintended typo while writing this review. The macro programming feature in iCUE comes across as very handy and the ability to assign keys to redundant tasks such as pasting certain blocks of text without having to type it all over again or recall clipboard history is a great productivity booster.

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