CORSAIR K100 RGB Evaluation (with OPX Optical-Mechanical Switches) – The CORSAIR K70 (each the RAPIDFIRE and MK.2 LOW PROFILE) have been my favorite gaming keyboards from CORSAIR (be certain to test my evaluations out), however their newest CORSAIR K100 RGB is on an entire new stage.
It has a surprising aluminium design with CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing expertise that permits 4,000Hz polling fee – which is quicker than the normal 1,000Hz. Mixed with the CORSAIR OPX RGB keyswitches, you can be handled by the quickest response time from the second you press that key.
CORSAIR K100 RGB Evaluation – Unboxing and Packaging Contents
CORSAIR K100 RGB Evaluation – Design & Options
With the aluminium materials, the keyboard feels actually sturdy however heavy at 1.31kg. It’s most likely not the keyboard you’d wish to carry round with you continuously. There’s a cool, comfy, padded wrist relaxation as an possibility within the packaging too.
The K100 RGB, because the title suggests, gives per-key RGB backlighting accented by 44-zone three-sided RGB LightEdge (left facet, proper facet, and the again that faces your monitor). They’re actually cool to have a look at, however the issue is that you could be not have the ability to see them as they’re out of your eyes’ view, and it additionally is determined by the color of your desk and your room’s lighting.
There are 6 devoted macro keys on the left facet of the keyboard, a quantity curler, devoted media controls, and in addition a novel management wheel. This iCue Management Wheel can be utilized to regulate the RGB backlighting, as an utility switcher, a zoom wheel, music observe jogging, and so forth.
A USB move by means of can be utilized to plug a wired mouse just like the CORSAIR NIGHTSWORD RGB, for instance, or the CORSAIR HS60 HAPTIC gaming headset that I’m nonetheless reviewing in the meanwhile.
The K100 RGB I’ve right here comes with CORSAIR OPX Optical-Mechanical keyswitches however you may also seize the one with CherryMX Velocity switches on the identical value.
CORSAIR OPX Optical-Mechanical keyswitches use a beam of infrared mild to register an actuation in comparison with mechanical switches. This delivers a hyper-fast and exact keypress registration at a 1.0mm actuation level with zero debounce.
With zero debounce, you may principally sort or press actually quick in fast succession and they’re going to all register. These keyswitches are additionally extra sturdy with 150 million keystrokes assured by CORSAIR. The keycaps are 1.5mm thickness and manufactured from PBT for additional sturdiness.
As of typing expertise and the texture of the switches, they really feel considerably hole however undoubtedly quick and comfy to sort even at fast tempo. Utilizing typingtest.com, I received a rating of 114 WPM with the K100 RGB.
CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing expertise permits the keyboard to have 4000Hz hyper-polling and 4000Hz key scanning, delivering inputs 4x sooner than the normal 1000Hz polling fee. This setting might be set by means of the iCUE software program.
Whereas that sounds actually superior, the distinction doesn’t really feel like an evening and day while you sport. Somebody most likely wants to essentially unpack and check these deeper however if you would like one of the best and quickest gaming keyboard potential, then the K100 RGB is wanting actually good right here.
CORSAIR K100 RGB Evaluation Conclusion
CORSAIR K100 RGB with CORSAIR OPX Optical-Mechanical Switches is a sturdy, stable, and nice wanting gaming keyboard with quick efficiency – all because of the unique, optical keyswitches and 4000Hz polling fee.
The keyboard is unquestionably worthy to be CORSAIR’s flagship keyboard as a result of it has all the things you need in a gaming keyboard: macro keys, RGB backlighting, profiles, devoted media controls, USB passthrough, sturdiness, consolation, and customisability.
It’s obtainable at retailers round Australia for A$379, additionally obtainable at Amazon.
Disclosure: CORSAIR K100 RGB with OPX keyswitches assessment pattern was provided for reviewing
CORSAIR K100 RGB Evaluation (with OPX switches)
CORSAIR’s quickest, finest gaming keyboard with all of the bells and whistles
- Premium feel and appear
- Quick and stable optical-mechanical keyswitches
- 4,000Hz polling fee
- Devoted controls, macros, and so forth
- USB passthrough
- Dynamic RGB backlighting; 44-zone three-sided RGB LightEdge
- Can save as much as 200 profiles onboard
- To sum it up, just about has all the things you may consider from a gaming keyboard
- Fairly dear
- Do we want a 4,000Hz polling fee but?