Corsair Vengeance K70 Detailed Features
In this section we will look at the Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in much more closer detail and pick out the individual interesting features.
Shown above are the unique function keys and also the media keys. The media keys include: Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, Mute, and a textured volume up/down scroll wheel. The unique function keys are as follows: Key illumination program button, Key illumination brightness button, and the Windows key ‘Lock’ button.
You can decide which keys you want illuminated by simply holding down the illumination program button for a few seconds until it starts flashing, then simply hit the keys you want lit or visa versa. When you selected the keys you want illuminated you once again hold down the program button until it stops flashing. You can then use the program button to switch between full illumination and custom illumination modes.
The Vengeance K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a thick tangle free braided cable which splits into two separate USB connections. One is for the USB pass through port and the other is for the keyboard itself (each are labelled as such).
On the rear of the K70 is a backwards compatible USB 2.0 pass through port for connecting other peripherals, headsets and USB flash drive storage etc. The switch to the right of the USB port is for selecting polling rate of the Vengeance K70 Keyboard, and there is also a setting for legacy BIOS compatibility. The number of each setting equates to latency in milliseconds; 1ms, 2ms, 4ms and 8ms.
The detachable wrist rest included with the Vengeance K70 has a textured soft touch rubber coating for added looks and comfort. The textured space bar is a nice touch as it’s the one key that is not illuminated on top.
On the underside of the Vengeance K70 keyboard is the product info sticker with ratings and compliance info. Corsair have also printed info on the underside that pertains to repetitive strain injury (RSI) and other conditions that can occur through bad posture and such.