Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5 out of 5 by TomaShen cool keyboard
this keyboard is my first mechanical EVER.
its pretty cool looking with al these lightining effects.
the keys feel soft, sometimes i accidentally press keys because i am used to scissor keys and i tend to leave my fingers hang on the keys, but this keyboard is sensitive.
i still have to get used to these big keys, i most of the time misstype or missclick a gun ingame... but other than that i love it. should last me for 5 years.HOPEFULLY.
27 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HenryF A quality keybaord, if a little bit pricey.
Firstly, I'm no PC gamer...I bought this keyboard because I need backlighting and I prefer mechanical keyboards over the rubber dome type.
I mentioned it's pricey but I have to say, you do get what you pay for I guess.
Very well built keyboard; albeit all plastic it's very robust and has a good weighty feel to it.
The backlighting is excellent; ALL keys are well and evenly lit with 3 levels of intensity as well as OFF.
In regards to the 'silent' aspect, which is what will be attracting a lot of people I would imagine, it's not silent in the true sense of the word but then I think anyone knowing mechanical keyboards wouldn't expect it to be but...it is only marginally louder than a rubber domed keyboard and certainly a lot quieter than the previous mechanical keyboard I owned.
The illumination...to be honest, just blown away by how configurable the lighting actually is; for me, I have profiles set up for various programs to colour code individual keys and as I switch between these programs so the keyboard alters the colour scheme accordingly. If you want to be amazed just go to your favourite video channel and take look at the demos.
The software for configuring lighting and macros etc also covers Corsair RGB mice which was a bonus.
I really can't fault this keyboard...well, maybe a couple of things but they are personal preference I suppose:
For the price I would have liked a braided cable and not a thick rubber/plastic thing and possibly the addition of a scroll wheel for volume. I realise though that this is predominantly a gaming keyboard so I doubt that the latter is a big deal in the middle of a game, especially when using headphones.
If you're in any doubt about laying at this sort of money for a keyboard like I was but you have the money...buy it, you'll be happy with the result.
15 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Apexs Worth a buy
Very well made, solid, leds are very bright, you can customise just about everything on the keyboard, but the options are very complicated, you can download other people's configs though and use them if they are to your liking
06 March 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by snapster Strafe RGB
Nice keyboard, unlimited colours, easy to set up and oh so quiet.
I had a clicky clacky mechanical keyboard that kept the house awake during late night gaming sessions, got this, and the house sleeps soundly while I save the universe.
Highly recommended if you are after a quiet mechanical keyboard with spangly colours.
25 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Vicky27 Really solid, colourful piece of kit!
Fantastic keyboard, i purchased this for gaming purposes because the customization is endless. Keys feel almost silky and very solid. WSAD and space bar key have a rubber type grip making them easy to feel for. I'm glad i purchased this particular keyboard as the MX SILENT keys really are quiet. Individual key colour combinations are endless, and fun!
11 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by indy nicely made quality keyboard
great keyboard - takes a while to set-up lighting - quality feel to keyboard
09 January 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by davidc10 One trick pony...
This keyboard is not really for typists. I wanted it for the new silent MX switches and assumed that the complicated lighting tricks the keyboard can do would include plain white backlighting. But no. I could not get plain white - light blue was the nearest I got. The worst aspect is the white backplate on which all the keys sit as this reflects the colours too strongly and delineates the gaps between keys distractingly. So, good if you play games and like the funny lighting, not so good for typing. However, the silent switches are good to type with.
01 January 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by sarge2sav Decent keyboard but not worth the money
Ordered this with the Scimitar rgb mouse for christmas for myself. The mouse is a total let down (review waiting to go live) but I'm happy to report the keyboard is much better.
Firstly unlike the mouse, this just works. The lighting is great and CUE although a bit cumbersome to start with is capable of some amazing lighting effects. The silent keys are actually good to type on (touch typing is good on this keyboard).
My major criticism would be the build quality, it feels cheap to be bluntly honest. Feels a bit rubbish compared to a ducky shine or the logitech g910 spark (both which I have). Safe to say that the Corsair only (for the time being) "mx silent switches" are inflating the price of this keyboard well beyond what its actually worth. They aren't silent as the name suggests rather produce a dull thud than click when pressed, but are still quite audible.
All in all a nice keyboard but at this price there is much better to be had, Corsair quality seems to be seriously lacking since they first made their name.
Great service from Scan no complaints there at all :p
29 December 2015