Corsair recently released a slim version of their popular K70 RGB MK.2 keyboard – the new Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile mechanical gaming keyboard. Yes, they literally just added the words “Low Profile” at the end. It’s still basically a K70 RGB MK.2, but it’s now built with a slimmer or thinner body and features Cherry MX Low Profile keyswitches. The new K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile is available in two variants, the one with Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Red Keyswitches – the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile, and the one with Cherry MX Low Profile RGB Speed Keyswitches – the K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Rapidfire. The Low Profile Speed is a Corsair exclusive keyswitch. You’ll also notice (from the photo below) that the Low Profile switches are slimmer compared to the typical Cherry MX switches. These new Low Profile keyboards are now available, you can check out more of its features, specs and price below.
Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 Low Profile Mechanical Keyboards Released
CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the launch of the new CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE and CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE mechanical gaming keyboards. The newly released duo of K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE keyboards builds upon the renowned heritage of the award-winning K70 RGB MK.2 by combining the fastest actuating CHERRY® MX Low Profile RGB keyswitches with a new slim design, for a more comfortable typing experience while preserving the K70 range’s mechanical precision and gaming performance.
At the heart of the K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE keyboards are new CHERRY MX Low Profile keyswitches, combining trusted CHERRY mechanical switch performance with a new, lower 11.9mm switch height and short actuation distance. Combined with redesigned, low profile keycaps, these switches reduce the full keypress distance to both bottom out the key and actuate the switch, lessening keypress fatigue during extended typing or gaming. The K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE features CHERRY MX Low Profile RGB Speed keyswitches exclusive to CORSAIR, engineered for maximum performance with an ultra-fast 1.0 mm actuation distance, while the K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE uses CHERRY MX Low Profile RGB Red mechanical keyswitches, which offer familiar smooth and linear movement with a low 1.2mm actuation distance.
The housing for these new low profile switches has also been engineered to increase LED diffusion, and combined with redesigned keycaps that sit closer to the LEDs, make each individual RGB backlit key shine brighter and more vividly than ever before. Users can control their lighting patterns and effects with CORSAIR iCUE software, allowing for full customization and synchronization with iCUE-compatible devices across their entire system. In addition, iCUE also offers full control to create powerful macros and custom key remaps.
The K70’s iconic brushed aluminum frame has been redesigned to perfectly complement these new switches. At a height of just 29mm, it’s the slimmest desktop mechanical gaming keyboard that CORSAIR has ever created. Users will immediately feel the difference of the low profile chassis, allowing them to keep their hands closer to their natural position, placing less stress on the palm and wrists. This slim form factor also enables the K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE range to fit effortlessly into any modern desktop setup.
The CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE and K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE come complete with all of the extras that PC gamers demand of a fully-featured CORSAIR K70 keyboard: dedicated multimedia controls, a knurled aluminum volume roller, a USB pass-through port for additional devices, onboard profile storage to take your settings anywhere and 100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover to guarantee that every keypress always registers. Both keyboards also come with additional replacement low profile FPS and MOBA gaming keycaps for the WASD and QWERDF keys—specifically textured, sculpted and color-accented for the most often used keys for gaming.
The CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE and CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE merge the high performance of a mechanical gaming keyboard with the all-day, all-night comfort of low profile design.
Corsair K70 MK.2 Low Profile Keyboards Pricing and Availability
The Corsair K70 MK.2 Low Profile and Low Profile Rapidfire mechanical gaming keyboards are now available to order. Currently, both the Low Profile and Low Profile Rapidfire come with a retail price of $169.99 and are expected to ship starting November 2, 2018. These Low Profile keyboards are backed by a two-year warranty and the Corsair Worldwide customer service and technical support network.
Corsair K70 MK.2 Low Profile Keyboards Specifications
- CHERRY® MX Low Profile RGB Red Keyswitches (K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE)
- CHERRY® MX Low Profile RGB Speed Keyswitches (K70 RGB MK.2 LOW PROFILE RAPIDFIRE) [CORSAIR exclusive keyswitch]
- Anodized Aluminum Frame
- Multicolor, Per-Key RGB Backlighting
- Compatible with CORSAIR iCUE Software
- Detachable Palm Rest Included
- Dedicated Volume and Multimedia Controls
- USB 2.0 Type-A Pass-Through Port
- Textured Replacement WASD and QWERDF Keycaps
- 8MB Onboard Profile Storage
- Windows Lock Button
- 100% Anti-Ghosting with Full Key Rollover
- Weight: 1.08 Kg
- Thickness: 29mm