Along with a price, a rough release date for the K70 has been revealed and the fully mechanical Corsair Vengeance gaming keyboard is set to be debuted to the public at PAX East in Boston, which runs from today, March 22 through to Sunday. Like the K60 in the same line, the WASD keys and those numbered 1 to 6 are contoured, textured and differently colored, making the device more suited to playing FPS titles.
The device comes with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches for each individual key. This gives gamers the fast and linear response they need, while keeping noise to a minimum. In addition, there is a full key matrix anti-ghosting mechanism ensuring better signal quality, as well as 20-key rollover and 1000Hz reporting rate for better accuracy.
Built on a rugged brushed aluminum chassis, the keyboard also features a removable wrist rest that’s soft to the touch. Each key is separately backlit and the lighting of each can be individually enabled or disabled. This means that users can highlight only the keys they choose and save the setting on the keyboard’s in-built memory. It comes with software, using which gamers can program each key’s lighting independently for custom-lit key binding which is then tied to each game.
In addition, the overall backlighting can be set to one of four levels of intensity, allowing for a bit more customization. There is also an extra USB port on the device so that another USB device such as a mouse or a headset can be connected. And the keyboard can be used for other things besides gaming. It integrates multimedia controls, allowing users to play, pause, stop, skip tracks and adjust the volume from the K70.
The Corsair Vengeance K70 will go on sale sometime in April this year for $129.99, the same amount as the K90 mechanical gaming keyboard which is optimized for the quick responses needed when playing MMO and RTS games. It will be made available in two color schemes – silver aluminum and anodized black. The former will be given blue backlighting, while the latter receives deep red backlighting. When compared with the K60, this lighting feature is the only change of significance.