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Gaming K68 Mechanical Keyboard, Spill Resistant, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX RedThe Corsair K68 Gaming Keyboard is reminiscent, in design terms, with its RGB-LED lighting and removable wrist rest, of the K70. Despite that the K68 differs in several fundamental ways: For one it is water resistant and dustproof. This mechanical keyboard employs Cherry MX Red switches to optimise your gaming experience. Thanks to the nearly limitless configurability and the unique Corsair construction, the K68 has become virtually a necessity for success in online competition.
The Features of the Corsair K68 at a Glance:
- Water resistant Ingress Protection 32 (IP32)
- Premium Cherry MX Red switches
- Impressive RGB-LED backlighting
- Full Anti-Ghosting with 104-key USB rollover
- Removable soft touch wrist rest
- 1ms polling rate, connected via USB 2.0
- Dedicated multimedia controls with volume control
- Powerful CUE software for extensive configurability
Mechanical Cherry MX Red SwitchesThe Corsair K68 is a premium keyboard with fantastic mechanical switches that are ideal for players of adventure games and First Person Shooters (FPS). Cherry MX Red switches offer a very light, almost imperceptible activation point and are characterised by their low activation force. This makes them ideal for multiple clicks in short succession, such as in FPS games, since a tactile activation point is not necessarily important, especially as keys will be quickly and repeatedly in the heat of battle in any case.
Technical Refinements of the Corsair K68 Gaming KeyboardThe K68 is connected to the computer via a rubberised cable with two USB 2.0 connectors. The polling rate is just 1 ms at 1.000 Hz. Full-Key Anti- Ghosting and 104-key rollover over USB enables a huge number of simultaneous inputs with each being cleanly transmitted to the computer. The K68 is equipped with individual switches and special diodes for each switch. As a result, each keystroke is registered and ghosting does not occur without having to make any other compromises.
The unique feature of the K68 is its Ingress Protection 32 (IP32), which rates the keyboard as being water- and dust resistant. Although that doesn't mean you can take your K68 swimming - it does mean you don't have to worry about the occasional accidental splash from your fizzy drink or coffee cup. To achieve this Corsair laid a silicon membrane over the switches, which also helps to keep out small crumbs and dust particles, thereby greatly increasing the durability and robustness of the keyboard in the long term.
Design, Aesthetics & MaterialsThe already extensive features of the K68 are complemented by an easily accessible media control in the upper right area, which allows you to control music or videos perfectly. The laser- etched keycaps have a large font, which not only makes them much easier to read, but also enhances the RGB lighting. The spacebar has a textured and contoured surface which greatly improves grip and feel. The case is supplemented by the addition of a removable soft-touch wrist rest that provides a fantastically comfortable experience during long gaming sessions.
Extensive RGB-LED Background lightingAn additional highlight of the K68 is certainly the RGB-LED lighting which allows you to express your creativity in all kinds of patterns of colours. The key lighting can be conveniently adjusted in brightness levels and can be partially or completely deactivated at the touch of a button. But wait, there's more! Corsair's CUE software (Corsair Utility Engine) even makes it possible to control the LED diodes of each individual key, allowing everything to be customised exactly to your wishes.
Last but not least, in addition to static lighting, the keyboard offers a range of pre-defined effects like colour shifting and wave effects while typing. It is also possible to use custom effects that were developed by the community. The bundled software also allows macros to be allocated to individual buttons.
- Dimensions: 455 x 39 x 170 mm (W x H x D)
- Weight: 1,12 kg
- Colour: Black
- Layout: UK
- Type: Mechanical
- Keys: Cherry MX Red (mechanical)
Activation Force: 45 g
Actuation Height: 2 mm (4 mm to bottom)
- Polling Rate: 8ms, 4ms, 2ms or 1ms
- Lighting: RGB LEDs (effects, static, can be deactivated)
- Connection: USB 2.0
- Manufacturer's Guarantee: 2 Years
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