Usage & Final Thoughts
I’ve been using the K60 RGB Pro as my main keyboard for a couple of weeks now. This included my daily tasks of writing news, reviews, and articles for ThinkComputers as well as getting in same gaming. First off lets talk about the Cherry Viola switch. As I mentioned these switches are designed for the value market and are made to replace many of the hybrid or mem-chanical solutions we’ve seen in the past. I like that Cherry came up with this switch, giving budget users a true mechanical key switch, but I do have to say these do feel very much like a value switch. They are comfortable, responsive, and very stable, but they do not even come close to what a Cherry MX mechanical key switch feels like. At least to me (someone who tests a lot of keyboards) it is like night and day really. With that said I would much rather use these than membrane or scissor key switches.
Corsair has put together a pretty solid board in the K60 RGB Pro. You have the sleek design with little room wasted on the board itself, the aluminum top-plate which not only looks great, but also feel real solid, and of course the RGB lighting. Corsair backs this keyboard up with their iCUE software, which by now if you are buying a Corsair product you know you’ll be using iCUE. While not the best keyboard software we’ve seen it does get the job done and allows you to reprogram the keyboard as well as set your RGB lighting effects.
There are a few things I wish Corsair would have done differently with this keyboard, but I understand them given the price of the board. First the keycaps themselves are ABS not PBT, which if you’ve used PBT you know how much better they feel and definitely appreciate the fact they are less prone to shine or wear. Secondly we have the USB cable, which is rubber. I might have been able to get over the fact that we don’t have a braided cable here if the cable was removable, but it is not, so you are stuck with it. Also it is worth noting that this keyboard does not come with a wrist rest either.
At the end of the day I think that this is a good value keyboard at its price. As I mentioned this keyboard is selling at our favorite online retailer for $109.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair K60 RGB Pro Gaming Keyboard an 8 out of 10 score.
– Sleek design
– Per-key RGB backlighting
– True mechanical key switches
– Very comfortable
– Easily configure the keyboard with iCUE
– Cherry Viola switches do not compare to Cherry MX switches
– Rubber USB cable
– USB cable is not detachable