Corsair K70 Reviews on Amazon

Discussion in 'Mice and Keyboards' started by bonus, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. bonus

    bonus [H]Lite

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    Was looking to see if Corsair got their led problems sorted out out yet so I went to the K70 reviews to see what the scoop was.

    Something looks stinky to me. Four of the last five reviews are real short and titled 'Five Stars'. Ugh. Looks gamed to me.

    Can't freaking trust anyone any more.
     
  2. trick0502

    trick0502 [H]ardness Supreme

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    I have a k70 and all my LEDs work fine. You know there is a newer k70 rgb out right?
     
  3. Archmage

    Archmage 2[H]4U

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    My friend has the K70 with MX-Browns (non-RGB). He likes it a lot, but wishes he had spent the extra on the K95 for the macro functions.

    I wish they had something in-between...
     
  4. Joseph_Ocbina

    Joseph_Ocbina OFFICAL CORSAIR REP

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    This is a good testament that all those dead LED reports are insignificant less in #s in comparison to the units that we sold in the field that are working flawlessly.
    You will see other satisfied K70 owners on other community forums and they will tell you how happy they are with their KB.

    That said, I will not deny that dead LED cases does not exist, they do. People complain about them on a daily basis on different chatters online. And it is because those guys are the more vocal ones compared to those who does not have an issue.

    LED issue might be the most common complaint that we get, but it does not mean that K70 it is plagued with dead LED issue.

    Edit: I didn't even realize that the OP was talking about RGB KB (my fault). In that case, Dead LED issue with our RGB KB is very minimal to almost non-existent due to the way the LEDs are mounted to the PCB.
     
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  5. trick0502

    trick0502 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Hour and a half for a corsair rep to respond. Very nice, very nice.
     
  6. wrangler

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    I came into the thread to see what the deal is with the K70 because I am trying to do a total Corsair build so I can't be accused of being off topic. ;)
    But I just gotta say that this is one of the main reasons I just bought and Air 540, an 850 RM and a H110 GTi.
    And some Corsair memory. And I want one of those tasty keyboards. And I might even try a mouse for the total Corsair build.
    Only fly in the ointment, is the Neutron XT.
    Watching like a hawk for a sale. :)
     
  7. trick0502

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  8. Comixbooks

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    Get a Logitech Orion G910

    I have a K70 which is also good
     
  9. Exyia

    Exyia Limp Gawd

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    the dead LED issue is so overblown imo (like everything on the internet). I've been through two K70's and wouldn't hesitate to buy another

    but with MX Blue RGB discontinued and my complete lack of interest in the overkill of macro buttons on the K95....I had to look elsewhere to get white LED backlight on MX Blues. oh well.
     
  10. bonus

    bonus [H]Lite

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    Thanks Guys. Appreciate all the feed back and especially from the rep - that goes a long way.

    Tired of getting seemingly getting burnt on PC hardware these days (Samsung EVO 840 is the current culprit), so I'm having a tendency to read everything lately and buy nothing which sucks.
     
  11. Joseph_Ocbina

    Joseph_Ocbina OFFICAL CORSAIR REP

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    Job security ;) you have a clean set up btw!

    Thanks for sharing your experience with your K70s, that is good to know. But yeah, I'm a bit bummed out when I found out about the MX Blue's fate. hopefully in the future, we take a shot at it again.

    No problem at all :) Its always a plus to get factual information rather than just rumors.

    If you have concerns regarding any Corsair hardware, feel free to message me anytime.
     
  12. DejaWiz

    DejaWiz Oracle of Unfortunate Truths

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    The standard K70 with MX Browns will likely be my next keyboard since it offers everything I want in a mechanical keyboard: red backlighting, media/volume keys, tactile but non-clicky, clean layout, and under $130.

    BTW - is there a severe shortage on the K70 non-RGB w/MX Browns? I seems to be out of stock everywhere way, way more often than it's in stock, which is a rare event. The fact that I can't seem to find one at (or below) MSRP when they are actually in stock at my usual shopping place (Amazon, primarily) is pushing me to really consider the Ducky Shine 4 with MX Browns instead, despite carrying a higher price tag.
     
  13. trick0502

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    I thought I heard that there wasn't going to be anymore brown kbs by corsair.
     
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    This is why you always should look through the reviews, check if they are a verified purchase, and actually read them instead of just going off of stars.
     
  15. Joseph_Ocbina

    Joseph_Ocbina OFFICAL CORSAIR REP

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    MX Blues are the ones that got discontinued unfortunately.
     
  16. SRTie4k

    SRTie4k Gawd

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    I'm still waiting for an OD green version of the keyboard to match my C70 and M65. I know it'll never happen, but why'd you drop the ball with a consistent color scheme, Corsair?
     
  17. Puterguru

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    I have the K70 since June 2014. No dead pixels however, i'm not sure I would buy it again just because of something that doesn't suit me well, not necessarily others. There's something about the keys...maybe they are just a tad closer together than other keyboards or something. I can't really put my finger on it (no pun intended).
     
  18. darkpark

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    I'd like to chime in that I just picked up the K70. I like it so far, but I'm concerned about the LEDS for the capslock, numlock and scroll lock not liting up.
    I have this KB connected to my linux computer. Everything seems to be working (as can be expected since this kb isn't officially supported under linux), but shouldn't the above mentioned LEDS work regardless of what OS/PC it's connected to?
     
  19. Pylor

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    I bought a vengence k70 mx brown for work shortly after I bought a vengence k95 mx red for gaming at home. For whatever reason, the k95 which has its LEDs on low has no issues with them, but the k70 at work, whose LEDs I turned off, are half dead. It's not a big deal for me since I leave them off anyways, but it's slightly annoying on, what I consider to be, an expensive keyboard (compared to a cheap rubber dome one anyways).

    I'm not sure who makes the LEDs for corsair, but hopefully they've found a different/better supply/supplier. My LEDs in my H100i started blinking and dying out about 5 months after getting the thing. It's just not worth the time and effort to RMA due to LEDs though.
     
  20. Dan_D

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    I have a K70 with Cherry MX Blue switches and red LED backlighting. The build quality is excellent, all my LEDs work and its generally fine. The problems I have with it are randomly dropping USB connections (for the USB ports on it I'm guessing since it doesn't fail to accept keyboard inputs) and when playing games keys sometimes repeat endlessly. I updated to the latest firmware and that didn't solve the problem.
     
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  21. hdgamer

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    Have my corsair k70 on for the past few years and no problems whatsoever. Best keyboard I owned. People gave it bad reviews because not all keys are mechanical. Doesn't bother me one bit though.
     
  22. Dan_D

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    That bothered the hell out of me. I literally didn't buy the keyboard on that basis alone.
     
  23. DejaWiz

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    Wait, wait, wait.... Not ALL the keys are mechanical on the K70? Damn, that is likely going to get it scratched off my short list.

    Which keys are not mechanical?
     
  24. 5150Joker

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    All the keys on the new vengeance k70 are mechanical. Old one had silicon dome keys for the function keys. I've got the k70 rgb and like it quite a bit. The software needs a lot of work.
     
  25. trick0502

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    Stop the press?? They pulled an nvidia? I can't find anywhere that says the k70 isn't all mechanical.

    Can someone confirm this?

    http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/k70

    I see the older k60 wasn't all mechanical, but not the k70.
     
  26. KrylonArt

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    The K70 RGB currently has issues relating to each key only being able to display approximately 8 levels of color for red, green and blue instead of the full 256 per color. This limits the color output to 512 colors instead of 16,776,704 and results in stutter or pop instead of a clean transition when changing colors. According to Corsair it is an issue that will be fixed in a future software update:

     
  27. _PixelNinja

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    They've been promising an update since October...
     
  28. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    No, you are correct. The K60 was mostly mechanical with membrane keys for the function keys. The K70 is all mechanical.
     
  29. Filter

    Filter [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Have they gone back to their standard logo or still a tramp stamp?
     
  30. 5150Joker

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    Their gaming line will continue having the dual swords logo. They do have a new SKU sold at NewEgg for K70 RGB with the old logo. Personally I don't get what the big deal is over the logo. It's small and doesn't really stand out.
     
  31. Dan_D

    Dan_D [H]ard as it Gets

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    Tramp stamp.
     
  32. File

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    I too am another satisfied owner of the K70 with Blue switches and Red backlighting. The bottom row has non-standard layout for keys, but adapted to my needs.

     
  33. Joseph_Ocbina

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    You are right, OS nor PC platform has nothing to do with the KB's LED, it should work regardless. I would try to re flash the firmware and see if you can get those LEDs back in commission. If flashing the FW does not change anything, I would then recommend that you take advantage of your warranty and get that unit replaced via RMA.

    Half of the keys are dead? that doesn't sound right. Try flashing the KB's firmware as well to reset the LED controller. If its still the same, submit an RMA request and get it replaced.

    As for the H100i LED pump blinking, its possible that the LED/pump is not getting continuous power. Check the SATA power lead and make sure its properly seated. I'd also keep an eye on your CPU temp and your pump's rpm, if its running way off spec, that's an indication that your pump block including the LED is not being powered properly. I understand that to some folks RMA is not worth the effort, just be sure its just the LED and not the pump. But If your pump is affected, I'd strongly suggest that you get the cooler replaced.
     
  34. Joseph_Ocbina

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    Have you tried it on a different USB port? or perhaps a different system and see if the problem would persist?
     
  35. Dan_D

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    Different USB ports yes, but not on a different system.
     
  36. Joseph_Ocbina

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    Ah I see. Well I would try on a different system and see if the behavior is the same, if it is, it would be best to get the KB replaced via RMA.


    And for those who are curious on what the latest update is regarding the 16.8 Million colors, here is our official statement from our CEO, just in case you guys haven't seen it yet;

    Statement from Andy Paul (CEO) regarding 16.8 Million Colors and RGB Keyboards

     
  37. ranviper

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    I have an RGB K65 with reds. I love it. No LED issues, or any other issues for that matter. My buddy picked up an RGB K70 (my recommendation to him) with browns and he loves it, again, no LED issues or any other issues. +1 cosair. Well played.
     
  38. Joseph_Ocbina

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    Thank you for sharing your experience with our KB :) and I'm glad to hear that both your KB and your friend's are working perfectly fine.

    A very good testament that in spite we see complaints with this keyboard more often on forums, there are also folks out there that are very satisfied with the KB and never had an issue since the point of ownership.
     
  39. SRTie4k

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    FWIW I also have a K70, black with red LED's, Cherry Red keys, and am very happy with it. Have not had a single LED problem in the time I've had it.

    But as I stated above, what would have made me 100% satisfied was if Corsair had continued with the military green theme and released an OD green K70.