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Corsair Vengeance K90

Posted May 16, 2012 by Jake in Peripherals







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Specifications and Package

Below are the specifications of the Corsair Vengeance K90:

  • Light, responsive Cherry MX Red mechanical switches for fast, efficient gaming action
    • 45g actuation force
    • 2mm to actuation and 4mm to bottom
    • Rated for 50 million operations
    • Gold contacts
  • Tuned silicon dome keyswitches: F1 through F12, Esc, PrtScn, Scroll Lock, Pause/Break, Insert, Home, Page Up Page Down, Delete, and End
  • Three banks of eighteen G Macro Keys with Macro Record and Bank Select hot keys
  • 36Kb of onboard memory for storing up to three sets of eighteen G keys for gaming on the go
  • On-the-fly, macro recording
  • Laser-etched, backlit keys with four illumination levels (off, 66%, 75%, and full illumination) selectable from the keyboard
  • Six multimedia keys — Stop, Previous, Play/Pause, Next, Mute, Volume Up/Down — with Solid metal, weighted volume “drum roller”
  • Windows Lock key for uninterrupted game play
  • Metal top plate for increased strength, durability and rigidity
  • USB pass-through connector giving easy access to a USB port on the back of the keyboard (USB 2.0/1.1/1.0)
  • USB Connector with gold plated contacts
  • 2m non-tangle cable
  • Adjustable feet tilt for optimum personalization and positioning
  • Key Rollover: KRO20 20 key rollover on USB
  • Anti-Ghosting: Full Key Matrix anti-ghosting system
  • Windows lock key
  • 2 year warranty

The Corsair Vengeance K90 comes packaged in a rather large black and silver box, following the colour scheme of their Vengeance product lineup. The front has some essential information overlaid with an actual clear plastic "window", quite a nice touch, to better see the product itself. The rear of the box has some closeup images, features and specification info.

Inside the box is a rather minimal accessory package: some basic documentation, though a removable wrist rest is also included. There are no swappable keys here, so no key remover. There’s no software disk either, so you’ll need to visit Corsair’s website for the download.

Let’s take a closer look at the keyboard itself.

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    I have this keyboard and I believe this is the best keyboard ever made! It is quite pricey though…


    Believe the hype! The K90 really is that good. I have owned numerous high-end keyboards over the years, all the major brands really and very expensive too. The K90 destroys every single one of those for me. It is literally the keyboard of my dreams. I do a lot of typing as well as FPS gaming and Photoshopping. This keyboard excels at all three of those tasks, thanks to the mechanical keys and eighteen G Key configuration. It is of course designed for MMO gamers, so if you are looking for a more sophisticated and grown up keyboard, with the afore mentioned uses in mind, this is IT! *****

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