Product Comparison: Corsair K70 Rapidfire vs Corsair K70 LUX


General Specifications
Brand
Corsair
Corsair
Model
K70
K70 LUX
Origin
China
China
About the Product
To compete at the highest level, you need the fastest mechanical keyboard there is. RAPIDFIRE’s lightning-quick responsiveness and 100% anti-ghosting technology lets you strike with an unmatched combination of speed and precision. And the forged aluminum frame is built to withstand storm after storm of keystrokes, so you’ll always live to fight another day. Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) enables sophisticated macros and dramatic lighting effects. The USB pass-through port is positioned for uninterrupted game play, and a detachable wrist rest keeps you playing for hours.
With virtually unlimited customization directly integrated into Corsair's legendary construction, the LUX line of gaming keyboards is the key to breaking through the competition. Choose between three unique Cherry MX switches to match your play style, express yourself with programmable advanced lighting control and large font keycaps, and transform your gameplay with on-the-fly macro programming. Loaded into a rugged aluminum body, Corsair LUX keyboards provide the ultimate experience for every situation.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
105
104
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
1.5 in.
1.5 in.
Width
17.1 in.
17.17 in.
Depth
5.4 in.
6.5 in.
Weight
42.3 oz.
42.32 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • The K70 is a full 104-key keyboard and it has the size and weight to show for it.
  • Also it’s full size with a number pad which is also a big plus.
  • It has a very premium feel as it's aluminum and has some weight to it.
  • Plenty of weight makes it feel secure. Rubber feet keep it in place well.
  • Because of its weight the keyboard doesn't slide around on my desk, there is no feeling of "cheapness" or of being flimsy.
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • The keyboard is very comfortable to use, and the optional handrest is perfect without being "too much". The full-sized keyboard is nice if you're using the numberpad/arrows, or generally like "more room" on a keyboard.
  • The lux is basically the revision to the standard K70, with an updated lighting controller and new keycaps with a wider, larger font. I have to say though once I got the lux and saw how much more light the new font lets though, I really appreciated it.
  • I love the metal frame and heaviness of the keyboard. I'm still getting used to the mechanical keys but i love everything about his keyboard and would recommend it to anyone.
  • Very heavy, nice construction, great cable, USB pass through port carries enough power to operate things like controllers, thumb drives, etc. You won't be charging anything, but it works as a basic cable, allowing you to use much shorter cables for peripheral devices.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
3 switchable backlight colors
Red backlit
Rollover
105
104
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • Enlarged letter sizes to enhance lighting effects.
  • Since I do a lot of typing at night. It's nice to have backlighting. The lighting has 3 brightness levels.
  • I used to think backlighting on keyboards was pointless until I discovered this one. I just use the red one which is the cheapest because red lighting is the most gentle on the eyes, especially at night when you are most likely to actually need the backlighting.
  • The multimedia keys and pass-through USB are a big plus. The keys easily work with my iTunes and I have not had any problem using them.
  • The multimedia keys and volume scroll wheel are just the icing on the cake.
  • The keys stick out really far since there's no bezel around the edges of the keyboard or around the outside of the keys even. You can't pick the keyboard up to reposition it without pressing keys. The keys around the edges seem very susceptible to damage with no protective bezel.
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • Dedicated Media Controls - these are by far the best media controls I could find on the market. The volume is a knob, and not a pair of buttons, which is very rare for keyboards. Additionally, the 5 dedicated controls (Mute - Stop - Back - Pause/Play - Next).
  • The new keycaps are really good. They feel a bit more premium than the standard K70 caps, and for some reason they actuate much smoother. I think they are great overall.
  • Great keyboard, I've had it for a week or so now, the keys feel extremely smooth and well made.
  • The brushed backplate looks very slick and makes for a nice finish to the look. Another thing I love about the keyboard is that it has open faced keys. It's extremely easy to clean with compressed air or even just a quick blow to remove those pesky particles that get under the keys.
  • After only three weeks of normal use, the plastic on the bottom of my CAPS LOCK key-cap cracked rendering the key-cap unusable. Disappointing for a brand new keyboard, but really no big deal.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
Yes
Yes
Compatibility
Windows
Windows, Mac OS X
Cable Length
6 feet
6.5 feet
Spill Resistant
Yes
No
Palm Rest
Yes
Yes
Extras
Unbeatable Speed, Legendary Durability, Anti-ghosting = Anti-losing, Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps, CUE Support
USB pass-through, Anti-Ghosting, Full key rollover, Braided cable, Dedicated multimedia controls, AIRCRAFT-GRADE ANODIZED BRUSHED ALUMINUM FRAME, Corsair Utility Engine
What customers say about "Features"
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB Backlit Mechanical Keyboard
  • Comes with a removable wrist rest that tilts depending on the incline of the keyboard. It's very easy to snap on and off.
  • The keyboard has little pop-out tabs for supporting the keyboard to tilt it away from you if you're using the wrist rest, and towards you if you're not (though I highly recommend you do use it). They're strong, and they won't break off.
  • Software is available for Windows which allows you to animate they keyboard but on Linux you'll have to settle for the default red.
  • The palm rest was a must for me personnaly and it is very comfortable.
  • It also has a strong tilt forward that I do not like. setting the front feet up levels the keyboard, but makes it feel even taller.
  • The biggest issue is all the big keys such as space enter and shift are not balanced properly. Meaning if you press on one side of the key cap instead of on the center, the key tilt by a lot.
  • The only problem I got is when I used the software on windows 7, it became unusable, and since I got no free usb 3 on the PC in that moment, it was very horrible to use with compatibility for BIOS, it somewhat hanged (Well, also my PC was very old.).
Corsair K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Backlit Red
  • Overall Look - this thing is beautiful. It does not scream "gaming" with aggressive logos and screen-printed color. Instead, it is just plane black with a black aluminum plate. It has a professional look, and it wouldn't be out of place in an office.
  • I was also hesitant because my standard K70 with red LED does not require the CUE software to run, it's plug and play.
  • The media keys are in the right spot, the keyboard layout is nice (I have large hands and fingers and this is very comfortable to type on).
  • Very good tactile feedback, and the best response key by key basis. I could say it was a beauty to have and work with. I wished I bought the K70 RGB, but in the end I was pretty satisfied with it. The aluminium body is gorgeous and sturdy, but you would need to clean it on a regular basis.
  • The number keys and others that have a symbol are inverted - the number is at the top of the key, and the symbol at the bottom.
  • I love the keyboard, but the software that runs it and all other Corsair products (Corsair Utility Engine, 'CUE') is a hot mess.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
169.99 $
119.99 $

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