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Corsair CGK70 MX Cherry Red Mechanical Keyboard £99.99 @ Amazon
Corsair CGK70 MX Cherry Red Mechanical Keyboard £99.99 @ Amazon

Corsair CGK70 MX Cherry Red Mechanical Keyboard £99.99 @ Amazon

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Surprised no one has noticed this has come back in stock.

Was going to hold out for the RGB version but this has dropped back to down to a decent price I think.

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Original Poster

http://i.imgur.com/ZeTciB7.png

Hoping the RGB version will drop in price soon....

have some heat.

Just bought the K95 version from the deal on here last week and very happy with it

Can you change the backlighting color?

hot if this is the specific keyboard you have your heart set on I suppose! I do want a mechanical but don't think my first foray will be so close to £100

Original Poster

snappyfish

Can you change the backlighting color?


Not on this version. The new RGB has custom lighting settings but it carries a price premium and has had some set backs.

Reds - Ewww

snappyfish

Can you change the backlighting color?




MrCollective

Reds - Ewww



Guys! You guys! I've solved both of your problems with one fell-swoop!

The Cherry MX Brown Switched RGB keyboard is in stock! Plus, you only need to re-mortgage your house to afford it at ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY BLOODY POUNDS?!?!!
Edited by: "thetwistedblue" 6th Jan 2015

I do really want one as I know mechanical keyboards are the best. But just why are they? People say they are without really explaining how the justify the extra cost

mattturner756

I do really want one as I know mechanical keyboards are the best. But … I do really want one as I know mechanical keyboards are the best. But just why are they? People say they are without really explaining how the justify the extra cost



Yep, I know they're way better, but I have no idea why. I've never actually used one.

I just know that I want to blow £100 on a keyboard because it's.... better somehow.

Original Poster

It's all in the key press.

Until you've tried it, you do not realise what you are missing.

Think of it like your mouse, if it's not the right shape for you, it is still functional but obviously becomes uncomfortable after a while.

It's the same for the keyboard.

Some people prefer the wave shape over the flat keyboard. Some prefer the chiclet keys over the membrane keys, and some of us prefer the faster response/springiness/click you get from mechanical keyboards.

I personally love having backlit keyboards even in a lit room, looks nice and makes it easier to find the keys (I don't have an issue with touchtyping).

Edited by: "Glix" 6th Jan 2015

I have a mechanical switched gaming device (Razer Orbweaver) and I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about, it's nice and the mechanical button press can lead to some amusing hijinks within a game due to the nature of the switch meaning you can bash out many more commands than a conventional membrane input but I wouldn't value it as a £100 worth of improvement.

If you can nab a decent mechanical keyboard for £50-60 then I'd say it's worth it if you're a dedicated gamer (or a touch typist?) otherwise you're really not missing much imo.

I would agree with what a lot of the other people are saying on this thread, I don't think that a first mech is worth 100 pounds.
If you really must have this model, then it's a good price.

There are a lot of other keyboards that are cheaper and offer better value for money.
You might want to look at banggood.com (search 'mechanical keyboard) for good deals, but you need to check every so often, and they ship from China. You can also get really good prices on eBay, and buying second hand isn't that much of a big deal with mechanical keyboards as they are usually very well made and will last a long time.

On the topic of red switches, it really doesn't make that much of difference between red and brown honestly. The tactile bump in the browns is so subtle that they pretty much could be linear. If you really want to a good tactile bump then go with mx clears or topre (big price difference on the later though).
Edited by: "Stabilized" 6th Jan 2015

thetwistedblue

I just know that I want to blow £100 on a keyboard because it's.... … I just know that I want to blow £100 on a keyboard because it's.... better somehow.



I think it depends on the user, some people love them (like me, I have about seven mechanical keyboards) and some people don't think it's worth the money. You're probably best buying from Amazon as you can return it if you don't like it.
I would really recommend trying out all the key switches you can in a keyboard (I don't believe in the switch testers people try and sell you). That might mean buying and selling on eBay for a bit, or buying and returning to Amazon, but try something like a brown or a red (or blue if you like a click) and see if it's for you.

If you really want some features specific to mechanical keyboards then I would go with:
-- Further key travel, with keys that rebound quickly (with the aid of a spring)
-- Usually better build quality (many mech keyboards come with metal plates the switches are clipped into)
-- Actuation point that is not right at the bottom of the key travel (i.e. you can press down a key about half way in order to activate it)
-- Very long lasting! You can buy Cherry mx based keyboards from the 80s that still work well.
-- Highly customisable; you can change the key caps on a cherry mx keyboard really easily, or do some pretty crazy mods with things like aluminium cases and under pcb lighting. Some keyboards even come with completely programmable keys.
-- Variable weighting of the keys; this means that you can choose a switch that is right for you. If you type or game while hitting the keys hard then a light linear switch (reds) might be good for you, whereas if you type lightly and don't press the key down all the way you might want a heavier tactile/clicky switch (clear, green, blue).

Gone back up again

The tramp stamp logo though, bah.

Was gonna go for this after Christmas but was put off by the reports of LED failures etc. Went with the Func K460 when it became available at Dabs for £40. Suppose this is still hot though, good price.

Glix

It's all in the key press.Until you've tried it, you do not realise what … It's all in the key press.Until you've tried it, you do not realise what you are missing.



This!

I was happy enough with non-mechanical until I actually tried a mechanical.

Then you need to work out which switches you like. Personally, I don't like the ones with the deliberate clicks (blues). And I've yet to try a brown one ....
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