Corsair K68 A Dust & Water Resistant Mechanical Keyboard Review
Well worth the $100 investment.
Corsair is most definitely a name to be recognized with the PC gaming community. The company has held an incredible reputation when it comes to PC products which include cases, mice, components, to keyboards. Today, we’re going to look at one of their latest product releases to hit the market, the K68 mechanical keyboard.
PC gamers have a wide assortment of aspects that must be finely tuned to how the player goes through their video games. Keyboards, for the average PC user, may look all the same when in reality, there are a ton of variations specifically designed for a variety of uses.
As mentioned, Corsair has been a household name with keyboards, in particular, the company has a wide line of models to choose from. This includes the more defined Corsair K95 Platinum, a top of the line Corsair mechanical keyboard, to their K63, which is more of a basic entry into the mechanical keyboard market.
With the K68, the latest model to be released, players are given a great entry mechanical keyboard that can handle gaming perfectly along with everyday average uses with no issues. To top it off, its claim to fame is its resistance to spills and dust.
The K68 certainly feels like a premium product. It has some heft to it and the overall feel is quite nice with the added bonus of a detachable wrist rest. Outside of the normal keys, you’ll find on just about any keyboard that’s not a tenkeyless, you’ll find a backlight button to switch through three levels of RGB background brightness, a Windows key lock, multimedia playback buttons, along with buttons to adjust the PC audio levels.
What you might have expected, the Corsair K68 comes with Cherry MX Red key switches, which is somewhat the norm for mechanical keyboards, though depending on your preference, you might be swayed away to a different keyboard entirely.
Again, as stated above, the call of fame for the K68 is its dust and spill resistance. The manufacturing of the keyboard has made it in such a way that dust and water will not seep into your keyboard and destroy the inner components, however, there is included drainage holes located on the bottom just in case that slightest bit of water that does make its way into the keyboard won’t be stuck.
Similar to other Corsair mechanical keyboards, downloading the appropriate software from Corsair you’ll have additional options to make hotkeys, various locks, along with adjustments for the background lighting effects.
Overall, you can’t go wrong with the K68 as it will likely meet your needs when it comes to gaming, performance, and also it won’t break the bank for just $100. This is one mechanical keyboard to be considered if you’re in the market for a replacement or even your first jump into the mechanical keyboard market.
Full Disclosure: A unit was supplied by Corsair for purposes of this review.
- Key Switches: Cherry MX Red
- Backlighting: Individually lit and per key programmable
- IP rating: Tested up to IP32 for dust and water resistance
- Chassis Color: Black
- LED Color: Red
- USB Pass-through: No
- Macro Keys: All keys
- Matrix: 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover
- Media keys: Dedicated multimedia and volume controls
- Windows Lock key: Yes
- Wrist rest: Yes, included
- CUE (Software): Enabled
- Cable: Tangle-free rubber
- Dimensions: (w/out wrist rest) 455(L) x 170(W) x 39(H) mm / 17.9”(L) x 6.7”(W) x 1.6”(H)
- Weight: 1.37 kg / 3.02 lbs.
- Warranty: Two years
- MSRP: $99.99