K70 Packaging

K70 Packaging

 

We received the K70 keyboard inside a large box with an ominous black/red color theme. The main attraction of the box is a picture of the keyboard itself and information on the basic features of the keyboard are printed on the sides of the box.

 

K70 Packaging (open)

K70 Packaging (open)

Inside the box, the keyboard is wrapped inside a thick nylon bag and protected virtually only by the thick walls of the packaging. Considering the construction of the keyboard, it is unlikely that it requires any protection at all anyway.

 

K70 bundle

K70 bundle

Inside the box we found only a very basic quick-start guide, a full size wrist rest and a vacuum bag with ten textured keys and a key removal tool inside it. Why Corsair decided to package the textured keys like yellow cheese, we will likely never know. The full size wrist rest is the first major upgrade of the K70 over the K60, which only had a short wrist rest for one hand.

 

K70 keyboard, without palmrest

K70 keyboard, without palmrest

Even though the K60 came only in silver, the K70 now comes in both silver and black. We received the black version from Corsair, as displayed above. The chassis of the keyboard is made out of aluminum and the keys are not “embedded” in the chassis but rather appear to be “floating” over it. This gives the K70 a unique appearance and a distinct advantage when it comes to cleaning, since it is very easy to keep the area beneath the keys clean, even if not compressed air is available.

 

K70 keyboard cable

K70 keyboard cable

The K70 has a thick two meter-long braided cable with, unfortunately, two red USB connectors. This is likely the case because the keyboard has both higher power requirements than a standard device and an on-board pass-through USB port.

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