Corsair K100 RGB Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

Corsair K100 RGB Optical Gaming Keyboard Review

A good gaming keyboard is more than just flashy RGB and some decently fast response times. Sure those are important, but there needs to be a little more, especially when it comes to esports or games that require more than just directional buttons and a gaming mouse. There needs to be the whole package. Corsair has attempted to do just that. The company has taken its flagship, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT keyboard, thrown in its in-house switches, added a dial, and refined the design for what has become the new king of the hill. The result is the Corsair K100 RGB optical-mechanical keyboard. Is it perfect? Not quite. Like its predecessor, it’s among the more expensive options available. But it does a whole lot and does it well. The unit we tested features Corsair’s OPX switches, but it will also be available with Cherry MX speed switches for a fully mechanical experience. [widget path=”global/article/imagegallery” parameters=”albumSlug=corsair-k100-rgb-review&captions=true”] Corsair K100 RGB – Design and Features The Corsair K100 RGB is big. It has a large band across the top which carries the control dial, profile, and Win key disable button on one side, an LED in the middle that indicates when certain functions (like caps lock) are engaged, and a volume scroll and mute button on the other. This adds a bit of desk real estate to the keyboard’s profile, which also includes a full keyboard layout and a column of customizable “G keys” situated on the left. Add in a robust wrist rest and you’ll see that this is going to need some room to fit on a desk. But it also looks good. It has plenty of gamer aesthetic, but not so much to detract from its gorgeous looks. The top of the chassis is made of anodized, brushed aluminum while underneath is made of durable plastic with large rubber pads to keep the keyboard stable. [poilib element=”poll” parameters=”id=65f35e6c-3767-4ff5-809a-a1d00c7c2601″] The keys themselves are raised above the chassis and have a lovely textured feel to them. That texture is supposed to help resist wear on the key caps. Also helping to resist wear and fading is the fact that the keycaps are 1.5mm thick and made of PBT, which is known for its durability. The G keys stand out with grey topped key caps while the media keys just below the volume scroll have a glossier look and feel to…
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