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Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review
Corsair Vengeance K90 raises the bar to new heights for gaming and mechanical keyboards alike, but could stand to lose its dome-switched function keys that greatly diminish the backlighting and feel. A driver and firmware update couldn’t hurt either.
Mechanical keyboards, despite their clear superiority over conventional dome membrane keyboards, have long been on life support. Major hardware manufacturers have abandoned the keyboards in droves for cheaper, quieter, mushier replacements that cost less than $5 to mass produce in China. And yet despite this, the mechanical dream has been kept alive for many years by a bunch of neckbeards who clutched onto their Model M keyboards for life. Usually for the improved feel, but also sometimes in a literal sense because that 6-pound behemoth is generally closer at-hand and much heavier than a baseball bat for fending off home intruders.Thankfully, mechanical keyboards are finally making a comeback now that companies have realized that gamers care more about performance than they do maintaining a budget. Corsair’s entered this ripe market with two mechanical keyboards of their own under the Vengeance brand, and naturally we’ve taken an in-depth look at both. The Vengeance K60 and K90 share many common features such as 20KRO, dedicated media controls and Cherry MX Red keyswitches, but otherwise split the FPS and MMO markets with a number of other features. In this review, I’ll be going over the Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard for MMO games, which distinguishes itself by having a sturdy wrist rest, backlighting, and a full complement of 18 macro keys.
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- Individually-backlit typewriter keys
- Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches
- 18 macro keys with 3 shift states
- Dedicated media controls
- Smooth volume roller
- Full wrist rest included
- Windows key lockout
- Standard 104-key layout
- Rear-mounted USB 2.0 port
- Membrane dome-switched function keys
- Current firmware results in occasional repeating key
- Backlight for function keys is very dim
- USB port is single-port passthrough
- Lacks the reverse tilt of the K60
- Only available with Cherry MX Red keyswitches
- Only available with blue LEDs