Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6
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