Usage & Final Thoughts
I’ve been using the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard for the past few weeks as my main keyboard and I really like it. It is not much different than other mechanical gaming keyboards out there, except for the fact that it is wireless. You have the same overall design you’ll find on other Corsair keyboards and they same great feel from the Cherry MX Red mechanical switches.
Being that this keyboard is wireless there are a few things that could be of concern, the biggest being input lag. With the super-fast 1ms 2.4 GHz wireless technology I could not tell the difference between typing / gaming on this keyboard and a normal wired gaming keyboard. Another thing is battery, which seemed to last all day at full brightness on the backlighting. I do spend a lot of time on my PC each day and at the end of the day I would plug the K63 Wireless in at the end of each day. If you do happen to run out of juice you can use the keyboard as a wired keyboard and it will charge it as well. Corsair says up to 25 hours at low brightness or 75 hours with backlighting off so you shouldn’t be running out of power with frequent charging. For all of those security nuts out there the K63 Wireless does feature 128-bit AES wireless encryption too.
In the world of RGB that we live in having only blue LEDs on the K63 wireless is a bit of a bummer, but I think that has a lot to do with battery life. Maybe we will see an RGB version down the line. With the blue LEDs you have the ability to adjust the brightness as well as set a few different effects.
Corsair back this keyboard up with their CUE software which is one of the best pieces of software for gaming accessories. It is extremely easy to use and allows you to completely reprogram the keyboard, setup macros, save profiles, and adjust the lighting.
Being that many PC gamers are moving into the living room Corsair has designed a lapboard that is made for the K63 wireless. You simply slide the K63 right into it and use your favorite wireless mouse, like Corsair’s own Dark Core RGB and you have a real PC gaming setup in your living room! You know you don’t want to play your favorite games with a controller. Using the lapboard is very comfortable and the mousing surface is big enough for most game / playing styles. I really like how easy it is to install / remove the K63 from the lapboard, it literally takes 2 seconds!
Now if you are looking to pick up the K63 Wireless the keyboard itself will set you back $106.95, if you want to get it in a bundle with the Lapboard it will be $165.59. The lapboard by itself is $59.00, so there really is no savings by buying the bundle, at least on Amazon. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard & Lapboard a 9 out of 10 score and Recommended Award!
– Great build quality and Cherry MX mechanical key switches
– Wireless and no input lag at all
– Can easily switch between using it with the lapboard and at your desk
– Wrist rest included
– 128-bit AES wireless encryption
– No RGB lighting