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Written by Joey Peng   
Monday, 09 April 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
Corsair Vengeance K60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Closer Look: Corsair K60
Corsair K60 Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Corsair Vengeance K60 FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Manufacturer: Corsair
Product Name: Vengeance K60
Model: CH-9000004-NA
Price As Tested: $87.99 Amazon / $109.99 Newegg

Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.

The Vengeance K60 FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is one of Corsair's latest introductions. This keyboard is a rare cherry MX red keyboard (similar to cherry MX blacks), offering very light resistance to key presses, and no tactile "click" during presses, perfect for quick successive key presses like double taps. Benchmark Reviews will review this keyboard for its FPS gaming capabilities as well as general usage.

The Corsair Vengeance family has two pairs of mice/keyboard combinations. The K90/M90 are designed for MMORPG games with macro capabilities. The K60 is designed for FPS games with heavy emphasis on maximizing comfort for WASD and 1-6 keys. The M60 is the mouse counterpart to this keyboard with dedicated snipe mode. Making this split was a great choice for Corsair to capture both enthusiast groups while being able to differentiate the Vengeance series from numerous competitors.

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The Vengeance K60 is priced at $109.99, about average among mechanical gaming keyboards. However the feature set present in this keyboard is very different from the rest of the group. In the next section we'll start our dive into the main features of the Corsair Vengeance K60.

Corsair K60 Features

  • Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches
  • Contoured, textured WASD and 1-6 Keycaps
  • Full key matrix anti-ghosting
  • 20-key rollover on USB
  • Professional-grade brushed aluminum chassis with laser etched keys
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Easy access multimedia controls
  • USB Pass-through

Corsair K60 Specifications

  • 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
  • Ten (10) additional sculpted FPS keys (W, A, S, D and 1 to 6) for superior reaction and control - interchangeable with the standard keyboard keys gaming palm rest with soft-touch surface for superior gaming comfort. Storage for sculpted keys and key extraction tool included
  • 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
  • 438(L) x 163(W) x 24(H) mm / 17.2" (L) x 6.4" (W) x 0.94" (H)



 

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