K70 Corsair logo

K70 Corsair logo

The company logo at the middle top side of the keyboard does appear a bit weird; the black logo is being devoured by the black color of the keyboard and the text is virtually unreadable. A silver logo would be much more suitable to the theme of the keyboard.

 

K70 Media keys

K70 Media keys

Multimedia controls can be accessed through the top right side of the keyboard. Four keys control media navigation (Play/Pause, Stop, Forward and Back) while a fifth key above them serves as the mute button. A metallic wheel next to the mute key controls the volume levels.

 

K70 Control keys

K70 Control keys

Three small indicator LEDs can be seen between the multimedia controls and the Windows key lock button. Corsair is using discreet white LEDs, matching the futuristic theme of the keyboard. Next to the windows lock key, there is a key to control the brightness level and another to control which keys will be lit.

 

K70 rear side, USB port + polling switch

K70 rear side, USB port + polling switch

A USB 2.0 port can be found at the back side of the keyboard, which can be very handy. Next to the USB port there is a switch which can adjust the polling rate of the keyboard from 1000Hz down to basic BIOS mode. Corsair informed us that this is for compatibility purposes and only users with old keyboards and systems are likely to fiddle with that switch.

 

K70 height adjustment

K70 height adjustment

Corsair installed four height adjustment legs instead of only two, allowing users to lift both the rear and front part of the keyboard. Lifting the front of the keyboard can reduce fatigue when using the same set of keys for several hours (gaming).