Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent Switches: Linear and Quiet - £114 at Amazon
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Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Silent Switches: Linear and Quiet - £114 at Amazon

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Posted 24th Jul

  • 3268970.jpgGerman Cherry MX Silent Switches - linear switching characteristics without audible click: Ideal for streaming, Teamspeak and office: Quality, precision and reliability in its quietest form: The patented noise damping reliably minimizes any operating noise
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminium frame, built to withstand a lifetime of gaming
  • 8 MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback allow access to up to three stored profiles on the go, independent of external software
  • Per-key dynamic multi-color RGB backlighting offers near unlimited color customisation and control
  • USB Pass-through port provides convenient access to an additional USB port for your mouse or headset


Lowest price its ever been for the mk2 with silent switches.
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Thanks for sharing! Still bloody expensive though.
Ordered!
kovitch24/07/2019 11:40

Thanks for sharing! Still bloody expensive though. Ordered!


Had it sitting in my basket for about 6 months waiting for a price drop, had to order at this price lol
nightshot24/07/2019 11:42

Had it sitting in my basket for about 6 months waiting for a price drop, …Had it sitting in my basket for about 6 months waiting for a price drop, had to order at this price lol


I've created an alert yesterday for this keyboard and today BOOM!
38139644-SAIju.jpgNext best price £171
Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys for ages!

OP and/or others:
- would you say this keyboard is 'overkill' just for typing (as I won't be gaming)?
- is the Mark 2 a massive improvement on the Mark 1?

Thanks for any and all advice!

(Voted hot btw!)
Edited by: "Over.The.Knee" 24th Jul
Over.The.Knee24/07/2019 11:50

Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX …Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys for ages! OP and/or others: - would you say this keyboard is 'overkill' just for typing (as I won't be gaming)? - is the Mark 2 a massive improvement on the Mark 1?Thanks for any and all advice! (y)(Voted hot btw!)



All depends what you are looking for, I didn't know how noisy mechanicals were until I got an Aukey with blue switches. Which is why Ive been watching this one with silent switches for so long.
The other reason I wanted this is for the rgb to match the rest of my corsair setup with icue.
Over.The.Knee24/07/2019 11:50

Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX …Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys for ages! OP and/or others: - would you say this keyboard is 'overkill' just for typing (as I won't be gaming)? - is the Mark 2 a massive improvement on the Mark 1?Thanks for any and all advice! (y)(Voted hot btw!)


I was wondering the same thing. I did watch a Youtube video Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Keyboard Review and was shocked at how loud it was. I don't know much about these and perhaps it's using different switches but that would drive me nuts!!
Edited by: "stealth00" 24th Jul
Over.The.Knee24/07/2019 11:50

Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX …Thanks for posting, I've been after a mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Silent keys for ages! OP and/or others: - would you say this keyboard is 'overkill' just for typing (as I won't be gaming)? - is the Mark 2 a massive improvement on the Mark 1?Thanks for any and all advice! (y)(Voted hot btw!)



I mean I think general typing is still a good reason for a mechanical keyboard. I don't game on my office pc but I've still got a mechanical keyboard there too. It's just far more satisfying to type on.

stealth0024/07/2019 13:03

I was wondering the same thing. I did watch a Youtube video Corsair K70 …I was wondering the same thing. I did watch a Youtube video Corsair K70 RGB Mk.2 Keyboard Review and was shocked at how loud it was. I don't know much about these and perhaps it's using different switches but that would drive me nuts!!


Some switches can be loud yeah. It's a preference thing though.

I love the clickiness sound and feel of the Cherry MX Blues. It's just super satisfying to me.
Edited by: "Zafir" 24th Jul
Why cold? A decent mechanical keyboard will always set you back a pretty penny. This is a great price and clearly the cheapest it has been.
acogshot24/07/2019 13:59

Why cold? A decent mechanical keyboard will always set you back a pretty …Why cold? A decent mechanical keyboard will always set you back a pretty penny. This is a great price and clearly the cheapest it has been.


I think people just see a keyboard at over £100 and just click cold.
As long as it helps those who are looking for these then I'm happy with that.
Hopefully mine comes tomorrow.
Same price in pc world now if people prefer to go that route, personally prefer amazon for the returns if needed though.
@nightshot@stealth00@Zafir - thanks so much to all of you for your kind advice, it's very much appreciated!

@nightshot - I've heard lots about how noisy some mechanical keyboards are, so I've also been looking for one with silent keys.

@stealth00 - I saw some of the YouTube video you kindly posted - that one has Cherry MX Brown switches, so presumably is louder than the Silent ones posted here.

@Zafir - Appreciate your advice, I think I'd like typing on a mechanical keyboard too, even if that's the only thing I do with it. May I ask which keyboard you have in the office (and maybe at home too)? (Not important question, just curious!)

I'm thinking of ordering this keyboard later today - but one thing is putting me off: the Enter key seems smaller than I'm used to - and I'll be using it for typing only - unless the photos on Amazon are of a different version to that supplied? Do any of you (or anyone else) know for sure?

Thanks again!
Over.The.Knee24/07/2019 18:15

@nightshot @stealth00 @Zafir - thanks so much to all of you for your …@nightshot @stealth00 @Zafir - thanks so much to all of you for your kind advice, it's very much appreciated! @nightshot - I've heard lots about how noisy some mechanical keyboards are, so I've also been looking for one with silent keys.@stealth00 - I saw some of the YouTube video you kindly posted - that one has Cherry MX Brown switches, so presumably is louder than the Silent ones posted here.@Zafir - Appreciate your advice, I think I'd like typing on a mechanical keyboard too, even if that's the only thing I do with it. May I ask which keyboard you have in the office (and maybe at home too)? (Not important question, just curious!)I'm thinking of ordering this keyboard later today - but one thing is putting me off: the Enter key seems smaller than I'm used to - and I'll be using it for typing only - unless the photos on Amazon are of a different version to that supplied? Do any of you (or anyone else) know for sure?Thanks again!



Images on Amazon often show the US layout in their screenshots which does indeed have a smaller enter button. It's not always reflective of what you'll actually get. In this case, it specifically mentions UK layout in the title so you should get the UK layout you're likely used to.

If you're interested in different Switch types I'd kind of recommend trying them to find out which Switch you'd like more. Like either go to a shop that has some different keyboards around that you could try, or you could get a switch tester which allows you to test the different types of cherry(or other manufacturers like Gateron, kailh etc) switches.

As for what I'm using, I've gone through a few keyboards the past few years actually. I used a g810 at home for a bit which has "RomerG" switches. They have a tactile feel but are pretty quiet(I think they do linear versions as well as tactile ones these days too) but last year I decided I wanted to go back to a tenkeyless keyboard for space and ergonomic reasons(also I kind of missed the clicky noise lol). So now I'm using that g810 at the office.

The keyboard I got to replace that was a Razer Black Widow Tournament Edition, that had the Razer Green switches which are somewhat similar to Cherry MX Blues. The US layout version was on sale for quite cheap (like £50 which is good for a mechanical keyboard), and at the time I thought the US layout wouldn't bother me. Unfortunately it kind of did bother me a bit more than I thought so after using it a year I decided to swap again even though I thought the green switches were fine.

Finding a replacement with the right switches(I wanted MX Blues) and the uk layout was more difficult than I expected. There wasn't actually many choices for a tenkeyless keyboard which had a uk layout and had Cherry MX Blue switches since tenkeyless keyboard have kind of been marketed towards tournament gaming and blues really aren't a gamers usual choice. In the end I went for a Asus ROG Claymore keyboard as it was on a steep discount, and came with a detachable keypad which sounded interesting. Unfortunately the first one I got had a broken key so I had to get a replacement which interestingly enough arrived today. The replacement seems better so far so fingers crossed.
Edited by: "Zafir" 24th Jul
The Fnatic Gear Rush and Streak also have cherry MX silent (cherry pinks) - wonder this or one of them? Had a bad experience with Corsair keyboard in the past (K55 driver/iCue software causing PC to hang)
Zafir24/07/2019 19:06

Images on Amazon often show the US layout in their screenshots which does …Images on Amazon often show the US layout in their screenshots which does indeed have a smaller enter button. It's not always reflective of what you'll actually get. In this case, it specifically mentions UK layout in the title so you should get the UK layout you're likely used to.If you're interested in different Switch types I'd kind of recommend trying them to find out which Switch you'd like more. Like either go to a shop that has some different keyboards around that you could try, or you could get a switch tester which allows you to test the different types of cherry(or other manufacturers like Gateron, kailh etc) switches. As for what I'm using, I've gone through a few keyboards the past few years actually. I used a g810 at home for a bit which has "RomerG" switches. They have a tactile feel but are pretty quiet(I think they do linear versions as well as tactile ones these days too) but last year I decided I wanted to go back to a tenkeyless keyboard for space and ergonomic reasons(also I kind of missed the clicky noise lol). So now I'm using that g810 at the office. The keyboard I got to replace that was a Razer Black Widow Tournament Edition, that had the Razer Green switches which are somewhat similar to Cherry MX Blues. The US layout version was on sale for quite cheap (like £50 which is good for a mechanical keyboard), and at the time I thought the US layout wouldn't bother me. Unfortunately it kind of did bother me a bit more than I thought so after using it a year I decided to swap again even though I thought the green switches were fine. Finding a replacement with the right switches(I wanted MX Blues) and the uk layout was more difficult than I expected. There wasn't actually many choices for a tenkeyless keyboard which had a uk layout and had Cherry MX Blue switches since tenkeyless keyboard have kind of been marketed towards tournament gaming and blues really aren't a gamers usual choice. In the end I went for a Asus ROG Claymore keyboard as it was on a steep discount, and came with a detachable keypad which sounded interesting. Unfortunately the first one I got had a broken key so I had to get a replacement which interestingly enough arrived today. The replacement seems better so far so fingers crossed.


Thanks so much for your very comprehensive, detailed, helpful and all-round-wonderful reply! I really learned so much from it, I truly appreciate it!

Great advice about trying out different keyboards but I may want to buy this one before the price goes up, I'll hopefully decide at some point this evening! Thanks again for being so wonderfully helpful and informative!
nightshot24/07/2019 14:15

Hopefully mine comes tomorrow. Same price in pc world now if people …Hopefully mine comes tomorrow. Same price in pc world now if people prefer to go that route, personally prefer amazon for the returns if needed though.


@nightshot - did you receive your keyboard today? May I ask, does it have a larger Enter key (UK layout)? How do you like it so far?

I ordered last night, due for delivery next week.

Thanks again!
I have the Cherry MX K65. It was a bit too noisy for me. To help, I bought some silicone O rings for about £6 and it made a whole heap of difference. Still has decent key travel but takes away the click as it can’t bottom out.

I’m sure this keyboard as standard will be quieter but handy for those wanting a cheaper mechanical option.
Edited by: "Oneday77" 25th Jul
Oneday7725/07/2019 18:20

I have the Cherry MX K65. It was a bit too noisy for me. To help, I bought …I have the Cherry MX K65. It was a bit too noisy for me. To help, I bought some silicone O rings for about £6 and it made a whole heap of difference. Still has decent key travel but takes away the click as it can’t bottom out.I’m sure this keyboard as standard will be quieter but handy for those wanting a cheaper mechanical option.


@Oneday77 - is that the Corsair K65 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Red Switches? Would you say it has good build quality and is durable (if you've had it a while)?
Cheers!
Over.The.Knee25/07/2019 18:49

@Oneday77 - is that the Corsair K65 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Red Switches? …@Oneday77 - is that the Corsair K65 LUX RGB with Cherry MX Red Switches? Would you say it has good build quality and is durable (if you've had it a while)?Cheers!


Yeah pretty sure it’s the LUX. Individually addressable then keys.
Build quality is good. Aluminium chassis with well constructed keys. You can certainly get it for less than Amazons £115.
Oneday7725/07/2019 18:57

Yeah pretty sure it’s the LUX. Individually addressable then keys. Build q …Yeah pretty sure it’s the LUX. Individually addressable then keys. Build quality is good. Aluminium chassis with well constructed keys. You can certainly get it for less than Amazons £115.


Thanks! I like your solution to make it quieter.
@nightshot - thanks again for posting a pic of your keyboard in the thread about dishwasher tablets!

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Only if you get a spare moment, could you kindly measure the length and width of your keyboard and tell me what it is? No problem whatsoever if you don't get time! Thanks!
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