Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spudguntripp10 MLG KEYBOARD
This keyboard is great for gaming and the price is awesome THANKS SCAN
17 April 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TechFanatic Good Keyboard for casual gamers
This keyboard is not what you would expect for your money. the Rubber-Dome keys are nice and tactile with good feedback, although most people would lean towards the Cherry-MX line, those genre of keyboards tend to be closer to the £65 and up mark meaning that this is a steal for the quality that you are getting.
The keys aren't as clicky as the Cherry-MX switches which I kind of like because the Cherry-MX can be a annoyance after extensive use.
Since this is a very cheap gaming keyboard, I can forgive some of it's minor faults, but there is one that I have to include here. I've had my K30 for around a year now and over that time I have been annoyed by the quality of some keys. after a while, some of the keys seem to jam up meaning that you would have to press them harder than the others. I have taken the keys out and had a good clean of the bottoms of the keys and the spaces where they are placed but this seems to have no effect on them. This could be a manufacturing defect so if you buy this keyboard definitely look out for that.
That's really it for this keyboard, I don't mind the issues I've had with it because for the price you really can't go wrong.
Please reply if you have any queries :)
14 December 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by GlennF30 Awesome for the price
For the money I really can't complain with this keyboard. It feels very well made, doesn't have any flex and the typing response is very good. If I was being picky it needs a wrist rest for gaming as you end up holding your wrist of the desk specially when using the wasd keys. For the money though there's no complaints and the backlight is nice and bright. As always great service from scan, even delivered it on a Sunday when I'd just paid for next day, so extra thumbs up for them.
12 October 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by adr0b Great value for money.
Keys feel great, much better than standard membrane keyboard. Very accessible macro bank and an overall clean, modest look. Could definitely do with a full width wrist rest included, only gripe.
04 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flynn just what i needed
The quality is good, its mechanical and you dont get ghosting so you always get the letters/nubers in the right order.
im using it for gaming, graphic design and post production work and it is amazing in all,
one thing that did take a bit of getting used to is the accidental hitting of the G-keys on the left,
i've not got a bat word to say about it, its amazing
12 March 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by AbigailBuccaneer Fairly nice for a rubber-dome, ruined by rollover issues
Bought this because my old keyboard was PS/2, and wasn't willing to upgrade to a mechanical keyboard (as my new PC had already gone quite a bit over-budget).
It's fairly nice - media keys are sensible, adjustable backlight is nice, winkey lock is lovely - but there are some really nasty rollover collisions that make this a pain to type on.
The one that I run into much too often (and I've only had this keyboard a few days) is that LeftShift+I+O and LeftShift+O+P both result in the second letter pressed becoming lowercase: this is fairly annoying when searching for info about some BIoS configuration options or trying to find out about the latest physics events at the Iop.
It's a real shame, as it ruins what would otherwise be a quite nice keyboard for the money. Maybe I should save my pennies and go mechanical.
09 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MCPD Corsair Keyboard
The Corsair Raptor K30 Rubber-Dome Backlit Gaming Keyboard has programmable keys and responsive keys.
Good value for the price.
03 January 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Benji42 Decent keyboard, not too pricey but dodgy problem with keys
This is a good mid range offering from Corsair for a gaming keyboard with backlighting.
It's rubber dome, not mechanical, but for the average person it's absolutely fine. Decent quality keys, good response when typing, not too loud either, and good for gaming (fps,rts whatever!).
The actual look of the keyboard is very nice, much like the premium vengeance keyboards, using the brushed aluminium frame etc. Decent cable (not braided). Except that, it definitely isn't a vengeance keyboard and kind of reminds you that it isn't by substituting some of the better quality parts...
The red lighting is slick, you get 3 settings, but tbh the maximum brightness and off are probably the only ones you'd ever use. The low and mid brightness are seemingly pointless, low looks like it's dying and mid just looks rubbish, mainly because the high (max) is nice and bright and makes the keys stand out... though, as expected of the price tag, it's not that bright and a few of they keys don't light up as well as others...
The software is ok, but you can't remap all the keys and though I didn't give it much time, I couldn't work out how to get the media playback buttons working...
I had to return this keyboard unfortunately, as the c and u keys were somehow broken! (c printed cf instead of just c! and u printed ui!)
This is a good keyboard though and I don't believe the problem I had is widespread... yet! It is very new... Anyway, it's good keyboard, for anyone who wants a good backlit one without paying top dollar.
However, I would say that to be honest, it just feels like Corsair took a vengeance keyboard and thought 'how can we make this cheap?' and removed most of the good stuff! For £40, I'd rather save up and buy a vengeance keyboard instead, even though it's more than double the price, when you see the vengeance ones, you'll wish you'd bought one of them instead!
11 November 2013