There is no denying the fact the K60 is a durable keyboard. I’ve found that Corsair is a company that really prides themselves on build quality. They embrace the idea that build quality is important from the thick brushed aluminum finish all the way to the sturdiness of the packaging. But, where Corsair’s durability fell short was in regards to the most important part of the product; the Keys. The “laser etched” plastic keys wear extraordinarily fast. Now, I don’t have much experience with “laser etched” products but I don’t think this was the intention of Corsair due to the fact that it’s one of the features that they advertise with the keyboard. The lack of a wrist pad that spans the entire length is also an issue for me. Due to me having larger hands the wrist rest that they provide for gaming propped my hand up too high. Even with the legs popped on the bottom of the unit I still feel like my hand was over-reaching on the keys.
The wearing keys and my freakishly large hands aside Corsair has a solid product on its hands. The Cherry Red MX Key Switches make the keyboard feel precise and the Brushed Metal finish makes the board feel indestructible. The “FPS” keys and wrist pad are a nice addition if you intend fragging endlessly. Would I recommend this product to someone in the market for a new keyboard? Yes, if your budget is limited. Knowing that the Corsair Vengeance K90 is roughly $30 more I think I would lean more towards it. The amount of extra features you get on top of the already solid construction of the K60 is more than enough to warrant the extra money. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair Vengeance K60 Gaming Keyboard an 8 out of 10 score.
If there is one thing you take from this review is that Corsair makes quality products that expand beyond memory. It’s starting to seem that every time I review a Corsair product I say the same thing…
• Incredible overall build quality
• Mechanical Key Switches
• Additional Gaming Oriented Keys
• Wrist rest is uncomfortable
• Designed to fit smaller hands
• Laser Etched Keys wear quickly