Product Comparison: Corsair K70 Rapidfire vs Corsair K95


General Specifications
Brand
Corsair
Corsair
Model
K70
K95
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.
The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary K95, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization. Every key is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. 122 full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay, and the 18 G-keys can hold up to 108 macros for faster gaming.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
105
122
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
1.5 in.
0.9 in.
Width
17.1 in.
19.8 in.
Depth
5.4 in.
6.4 in.
Weight
42.3 oz.
48 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 K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • This is a great keyboard. Looks good, feels good and sounds good. Only issue I have is the size of the keys are a little small and take some getting used to if you have come back from a Mac laptop life. Apart from that it is great.
  • The keyboard is heavy which helps keep it in place, so you will not have to worry about it moving around. The lighting also looks great.
  • Fantastic piece of equipment. I am heavy-handed, especially on keyboards, and this thing can really take it.
  • It seems very well built. Like a tank. The G-Key pad seems like a kludge add-on but overall it's a good looking keyboard. Fun to see the swirling colors.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
3 switchable backlight colors
Multicolor per-key backlighting
Rollover
105
122
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 K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The colors can be set, the values can be set, you can even bind commands to them. For example, I can bind "gedit" to one of my macro keys, and that command will be executed when I press it. Instantly, a text editor pops up whenever I hit that key!
  • Huge customization potential for macros to fit any situation or game. Saves precious seconds in games like StarCraft II when you can program repetitive sequences you often perform in the game.
  • I can't hype enough how much I love the Cherry Reds either. They do away with an artificially exaggerated click and leave you with a smooth depression and return of the key. All the tactile and audible feed back you receive is exclusively from the key itself.
  • Excellent quality on the keys and the programmable visual effects are amazing. Anyone who knows what Cherry switches are will not be disappointed with this offering and the aluminum construction is top notch.
  • Keystrokes are VERY LOUD, so this will probably disrupt a quiet space. You can buy little rubber rings and use them to dampen the keys.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
Yes
Yes
Compatibility
Windows
Windows
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
ARM Cortex 32-bit processor, individual key LED backlight, CHERRY MX Blue technology, Corsair Utility Engine, Panasonic display controller, Windows Lock key, any key macros, detachable wrist rest
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 K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The wrist rest is removable, and the connection is well designed. The rest itself is more pretty than comfortable.
  • The USB cable is practically armored in heavy plastic and nylon braiding.
  • This keyboard is truly great. The lighting features are awesome. The programming features are awesome.
  • For gamers this is nirvana, the macro keys are useful and the software is intuitive and friendly. For those who simply type a lot the key traversal leads to fewer errors and the feedback means you know precisely when a key is pressed.
  • While the keyboard was as expected, the lights began flickering and failing within a week of purchase.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Other Information
MSRP
169.99 $

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