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Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard Review

Everything USB is pleased to announce our latest review on Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard.

It used to be that keyboards were indestructible feats of engineering that were a dream to type on. And yet in a concerted race to the bottom, the major hardware manufacturers stopped shipping mechanical keyboards in favor of the cheap silicone dome design that’s prevalent today. Mechanical keyboards were all but dead, relegated to a niche market of bearded geeks for the better part of a decade. But at long last, this dark era is coming to an end as mechanical is once again entering the mainstream, thanks largely in part to a small handful of companies that aren’t afraid to sell $100 keyboards to the very same gamers who can somehow justify spending $3000 on a watercooled SLI rig. As part of their rapid expansion into gaming peripherals under the Vengeance brand, Corsair have now entered the fray with two mechanical keyboards of their own, the K60 and K90. Both share many common features such as Cherry MX Red keyswitches, 20-key rollover and more, but otherwise differ on features that split the market for FPS and MMO gamers respectively. Naturally, we’ve taken an in-depth look at both. In this review, you’ll learn all there is to know about the Corsair Vengeance K60 keyboard for first person shooters, shunning glitzy features like dedicated marcro keys and backlighting in favor of pure tactile ergonomics.

Corsair Vengeance K60 is a swell mechanical keyboard that knows its target audience well, but could stand to use a firmware fix and ditch the membrane dome-switched function keys. The Good:

  • Driverless
  • Contoured WASD, 1-6 keycaps as swaps
  • Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches
  • Dedicated media controls
  • Smooth volume roller
  • Optional reverse tilt, gaming wrist rest
  • Windows key lockout
  • Standard 104-key layout
  • Rear-mounted USB 2.0 port

The Bad:

  • Function keys are membrane dome-switched
  • Current firmware results in occasional repeating key
  • No backlighting
  • USB port is single-port passthrough
  • Replacement 1-6 keycaps lack special characters
  • Only available with Cherry MX Red keyswitches

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