Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard Overview
The K63 Wireless is a tenkeyless (TKL) keyboard so you have a full compliment of keys as well as arrow and function keys. This design is very popular with many gamers as it does not take up a whole lot of space on your desk, which makes it ideal for taking to LAN parties. We have an all black design with black keycaps. This design is the typical Corsair design we are used to seeing, the chassis is plastic, but the unit has some good weight to it, which is good.
This is a true mechanical gaming keyboard rocking Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, which currently seems to be the only option for this keyboard at the moment. Each switch has a blue LED positioned towards the top, which will shine through each keycap. You’ll also notice a blue top plate which will make the illumination of the LEDs better, which you’ll see a little later in this review.
Besides all of our normal keys you do have some extra keys as well as a few different alternate function keys. First at the top left there are multimedia keys: Stop, Back, Play / Pause, and Forward. The F1-F4 keys are as follows: Back, Home, Alt-Tab, and Search.
Moving over to the right side there is a illumination button which switches between two different illumination levels and turning the backlighting off, a Windows key lock button, then larger Mute, Volume Down, and Volume Up buttons. F9 is Wireless mode (to be used with the Corsair dongle), F10 is Bluetooth mode (to be used with any Bluetooth receiver), and F12 is Sleep (Windows).
I really like that Corsair has included a wrist rest with the K63 Wireless, so many TKL keyboard do not have them. The wrist rest is slightly textured and is easily removable if you happen to not want to use it.
At the top front of the K63 Wireless you will find a power switch and microUSB connection. The microUSB connection is used to charge the keyboard as well as use it in wired mode. Remember Corsair does include a cable for this.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see that the keys sit at an angle with the first three rows (from the bottom) being angled down and the last three rows are angled up. This is a typical layout for a gaming keyboard. There is a slight angle adjustment given by the two pop-out feet on the bottom of the keyboard.
Finally as we flip the keyboard over we can see four rubber feet on the keyboard itself as well as three more on the wrist rest. These will keep the K63 Wireless in place, even during the most intense gaming sessions.