Corsair’s K68 keyboard doesn’t care about coffee

Are you so accident-prone that your friends suggest you should star in an infomercial? If you fear buying a mechanical keyboard because coffee spills are a weekly occurrence for you, then Corsair has the product for you. The company's K68 keyboard marries Cherry MX switches with a water- and dust-resistant design to create what is likely one of the most durable mechanical keyboards we've seen.

The key to the K68's contaminant resistance appears to be "silicone rubber" shells that rise up from the base of the keyboard to mostly-encircle the keyswitches themselves. The Cherry MX keyswitches' cross-shaped stem protrudes through a gap in the shells, and a semicircular cutout allows the single-color LED backlighting to shine forth. With the keycaps in place, the K68 should be well-protected against typical spills, although obviously we wouldn't advise submerging it. Corsair says the keyboard passes IP32 certification, meaning it's resistant to dripping water.

Aside from the keyboard's improved durability, the K68 is fairly similar to Corsair's Strafe keyboard, albeit with a little less emphasis on gamer features. It has a Windows key lock, but there's no mention of macros or other programmability. That said, the K68 does support Corsair's Cue software, so it's possible that it may be customizable. In any case, you get large, separate media and volume control keys—no fiddling with Fn-key combos here.

Corsair already has the K68 spill-resistant mechanical keyboard available on its web shop, although we'd be very happy if you bought one from Amazon using this link right here. Either way, the privilege of not having your heart jump into your throat every time you bump a drink at your PC will run you $100.

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    • DancinJack
    • 2 years ago

    I can’t stand that font. Ugh.

    • ronch
    • 2 years ago

    Sure, it doesn’t care about coffee, but I don’t drink [s<]covfefe[/s<] coffee in front of the computer, I drink jet fuel.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      I got tiger blood bro.

      • DrCR
      • 2 years ago

      You’re OK. Avtur has a lower octane rating than coffee.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    Read the title, assumed this was going to be incompatible with the coming CoffeLake CPUs.

    • curtisb
    • 2 years ago

    What about beer spills? I’m looking at you, jbi… 🙂

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      I was wondering the same thing.
      [url<]https://techreport.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=119019[/url<]

      • just brew it!
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]Corsair says the keyboard passes IP32 certification, meaning it's resistant to dripping water.[/quote<] The beer spill was more of a tidal wave than a drip, so I'm not sure it would've made a difference. The soda spill at work was smaller, and I suspect this keyboard would've survived that. Another thing I'm wondering is whether you can still use o-rings with the Corsair. O-ring compatibility is almost certainly a tradeoff, since it would mean a larger opening around the key stem, reducing the effectiveness of the spill protection.

    • tay
    • 2 years ago

    Does it care about covfefe??

      • ColeLT1
      • 2 years ago

      Nobody puts covfefe in the corner.

      • ronch
      • 2 years ago

      Oops, guess you beat me to it. 🙂 Made my post before I saw yours tho.

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