If you are thinking of picking up a new Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, then this might just be your next gaming keyboard. In this review, I’ll be giving you guys and gals a full run down of the pro’s and cons of these mechanically engineered gaming keyboards.
Corsair K70 RGB Rapid Fire Backlit Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
This is Corsair’s newest release, the all new Corsair K70 RGB Rapid Fire keyboard and one of the most compelling keyboards on the market.
• Nice brush aluminum finish
• High black gloss metal finish
• A dedicated scrolling wheel
• Bios and on and off switch
• USB 2.0 Switch
With key switches that are 40% faster than normal keyboards and an ultra fast 1.2mm actuation distance that could mean kill or be killed in a heavy firefight. While on normal keyboards you need to travel 2mm pressing down vs. the 1.2mm distance from the K70 RGB Rapid Fire Keyboard from Corsair which means you will be 40% quicker than everyone else.
Underneath the key caps, you will find LED lights that deliver multi-color lighting when you download the RGB Rapid Fire Keyboard software. With this software, you can customize the keyboard’s lighting effect to your liking.
These mechanical keyboard keys sound nice and perform great. This gaming keyboard even comes with a detachable soft-touch wrist rest and dedicated multimedia controls. Unlike its predecessors, this spacebar has a textured finish for better grip. A not so great quality of this mechanical gaming LED keyboard is the not so bright LED lights which were far brighter on the STRAFE RGB Keyboard. The overall performance of the Corsair K70 RGB Rapid Fire Keyboard is awesome and which is expected from Corsair keyboards.
Razer Blackwidow X Chroma Gaming Keyboard
This X Chroma Mechanically engineered keyboard is build with extremely light weight military metal with features like 80 million keystrokes, anti-ghosting and on the fly macro recording. In addition, the Chroma has a very sturdy feeling with a nice black gloss finish. The illuminated Razer logo is still visible on the bottom of the keyboard which is still very distinctive from Razer.
To prevent scratching you will notice that there are two elevated feet stands and 5 little rubber patches. There is even a cable channel to run the keyboard’s cable through so your workstation won’t look so cluttered.
While most gamers really on macro keys for recording and editing it can be done through the software where you’ll be able to program your own macro keys directly from your flat screen monitor.
When buying the Razor Blackwidow X Chroma you will notice a big difference in the brightness of the LED switches, that’s because these LED lights are installed not underneath the key switches but on top which will ultimately have a brighter LED light. The laser green key switches have a life span of up to 80 million keystrokes per key before it will actually start to fail. With a 50g actuation point, these mechanical switches don’t need much force to actuate. The downside of this backlit mechanical gaming keyboard which shouldn’t be a major factor is the cable channel which is a bit too narrow for the braided cable itself, which causes small rips on the cable when using it for a few days.
• 80 Million keystrokes with a 2-year warranty
• Convenient media keys for easy access to volume control and media
• Programmable keys with 5 additional gaming keys
• On the fly macro recording
• Lightweight military metal body
This above mentioned backlit mechanically engineered gaming keyboards is the latest and hottest gaming keyboards from Razer and Corsair. With their award winning performance in actuation, multi-color back-lighting, customization and durability it is obvious not an easy task to choose the best performing backlit mechanical gaming keyboard. So I’ll leave the ultimate decision to you.
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