Corsair K60 RGB Pro Overview
The Corsair K60 RGB Pro is a full-size keyboard so you have a full compliment of of keys as well as a full number pad. The keyboard is all black and there really is not a lot of wasted or extra space, which I personally like. The keyboard is all black and features an aluminum top-plate, which is all but standard these days on gaming keyboards.
There are not macro keys or dedicated multi-media controls, but you do have some alternative functions on the function row, these are activated by holding in the “FN” key on the keyboard. F1 is Windows lock, F2-F3 is brightness controls for the lighting, F5 is mute, F7-F8 is volume up and volume down, and F9-F12 and your typical multimedia keys (stop, back, play/pause, forward).
On the top right of the keyboard you have small white indication LEDs for number lock, caps lock, scroll lock, and Windows lock. There is also a small Corsair logo.
The keycaps themselves are all black and have see-through legends. Sadly Corsair has decided to go with ABS keycaps instead of the awesome PBT keycaps that we saw on their K65 RGB Mini and K100 RGB. As I always say PBT keycaps feel better and they are far less prone to shine and wear. Corsair has also gone with low-profile keycaps here.
Under the keycaps we have the switches, which are Cherry Viola mechanical key switches. If you’ve never heard of these switches before they were designed specifically for the value market and are made to replace rubber domes and hybrid solutions. The switch itself is only made up of 4 parts (compared to 8 of a Cherry MX switch), has a linear response, actuation force of 45 cN, pretravel of 2.0mm and total travel of 4.0mm. The outer housing and stem are a single piece which actually makes for a more wobble-free operation. The switches support standard Cherry MX keycaps so if you wanted to swap out the keycaps you could. One thing that is interesting about these switches is that they are supposed to be hot-swappable, but Corsair does not advertise this so I would assume you would be voiding your warranty if you tried to do so.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see that the keyboard is set at a slight angle with the first three row of keys angled up, while the last three are angled up. Lifting out of the pop-out feet we can add even more of an angle to the keyboard.
The USB cable on the keyboard is not detachable and is rubber, which is a little disappointing.
Flipping the keyboard over to the back there are five rubber feet as well as those pop-out feet which put the keyboard at an 8 degree angle.