Any high-end PC gaming setup isn’t complete without a mechanical gaming keyboard, but with dozens of brands and seemingly endless options, it can be difficult to find just the right one. One brand that seems to consistently put out high quality PC gaming hardware is Corsair, and the company’s K68 mechanical keyboard is no exception, delivering just about everything one could want from a mechanical gaming keyboard.
The K68 is a painless setup, with no additional software to install, unlike some other gaming keyboards on the market. Users simply have to plug it in and it’s good to go in seconds, ready to be used for gaming, typing, or whatever else. The keys themselves are responsive, as is typical of mechanical keyboards, with no issues in regards to accuracy. Overall, the K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard gets the job done, though there is a certain looseness to the keys that may feel off to those used to stiffer keys.
The keys themselves are easily programmable, making it a breeze to customize the keyboard for specific gaming experiences or to one’s tastes. One aspect of the keyboard that can’t be customized much is the LED backlighting, which can only be cherry red, with no other colors available. While a purely aesthetic issue, those that want more variety with their keyboard’s lighting may want to consider something like Corsair’s K70 RGB Rapidfire keyboard instead.
Those that like the color red shouldn’t have a problem with the keyboard’s LED backlighting, though. The red color actually looks rather sleek, especially if it matches the color scheme of one’s rig. Keyboards with a wider variety of colors are available, but they tend to run a bit more than the K68, at least when it comes to Corsair products.
Speaking of price, the K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard from Corsair currently costs $99.99. The price tag may be a turnoff for some consumers, especially since there are cheaper mechanical keyboards on the market that do almost everything the K68 can do for a fraction of the cost. Of course, those keyboards aren’t quite as impressive as the K68, and likely lack some of its more notable features, like its spill resistance.
Besides the keyboard itself, there is also a detachable wrist rest that comes in the box. While the keyboard itself is sturdy, the wrist rest is not, and seems to come loose a little too easily. Anyone who is having difficulties with the wrist rest can simply leave it detached from the keyboard, so while it’s disappointing that it isn’t the same level of quality as the keyboard itself, it’s not a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
As far as mechanical gaming keyboards go, it’s hard to go wrong with the Corsair K68. The keyboard is reliable, accurate, and easy to maintain, even if it doesn’t have some of the fancier bells and whistles as other keyboards available from Corsair. However, there are mechanical keyboards on the market that do just as good a job for a cheaper price tag, so the K68 may be a product more suited for those that like to splurge a bit on their PC gaming setup.
The Corsair K68 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is available now for $99.99.