Corsair's Vengeance K70 Mechanical Keyboard Features Key-by-Key Backlighting

Paul Lilly

The Vengeance K70 is available in black or silver.

Can there ever be enough mechanical keyboards to choose from? As a big proponent of mechanical planks, my answer is ' Hell no! ' there can't be. One of the newest models comes from Corsair , which just introduced its Vengeance K70 mechanical keyboard that it plans to demo at PAX East in Boston. The Vengeance K70 features Cherry MX Red key switches and individual backlighting for each key, Corsair says.

It's built on a brushed aluminum chassis that's supposedly rugged and comes in two color options, silver aluminum with blue backlighting or anodized black with deep red backlighting. The backlight is user adjustable to four levels of intensity, and since each key is independently lit, you can enable or disable lighting on a key-by-key basis, if you wish. Where that might come in handy is lighting up common key controls, such as WSAD.

"When we launched the Vengeance K60, customers loved the look and quality, but some wanted a backlit version," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of the Peripherals Business Unit at Corsair. "In typical Corsair fashion, we over-delivered and created Vengeance K70 with key-by-key backlighting, mechanical switches on every key, and two color schemes."

Also with gamers in mind, the WSAD and 1-6 keys are contoured and textured so you can find them more easily without looking at the keyboard.

The Corsair Vengeance K70 will be available in April for $130 MSRP.

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