In the lab: Corsair’s K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire gaming keyboard

Jeff took a look at Corsair's updated K70 RGB Rapidfire gaming keyboard earlier this year, but Corsair isn't done building on its K70 platform. The company recently announced that it has partnered with Cherry to bring the world the first keyboard with Cherry's new Low Profile (LP) switches. Corsair was kind enough to send one of these bad boys our way to test out. 

It'd be easy to mistake this keyboard for a regular K70 MK.2. The primary visual giveaway is the presence of low-profile keycaps. The only other surface-level visual marker between this low-profile deck and its full-height siblings is a refreshed USB connector shroud. 

The new Cherry switches are the star of the show, of course. These LP switches have a total travel distance of 3.2 mm, as opposed to the 4-mm total travel of Cherry's MX switches. This particular keyboard has been endowed with the Rapidfire moniker reserved for Corsair boards with Cherry Speed switches. The clicker company has made some special LP Speed switches exclusively for Corsair, and they require less initial force and have a slightly shorter pre-travel distance compared to LP Red switches. I'm gathering my thoughts and editing pictures of this board for a full-blown review, so keep your eyes peeled.

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    • moose17145
    • 1 year ago

    Very interested in this as I am one of those people who prefer the lower profile and shorter key stroke of a good scissor switch board.

    • Voldenuit
    • 1 year ago

    M.2 keyboard? Those would be [i<]tiny![/i<].

      • Usacomp2k3
      • 1 year ago

      That was my thought too. Then I saw it was a keyboard and was much less excited.

      • K-L-Waster
      • 1 year ago

      Sounds awkward to have to reach inside the case to type tho…

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