Corsair Vengeance K90 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard Review

Let’s face facts here. The K90 is basically the K60. The construction of the keyboard matches. The key layout matches. Hell, even the USB “pass-though” and cable match.  The big question is where does “basically” end and the K90 begin?

Obviously, with any manufacturer you have products separated in lines according to cost and features. The K90 is considered the top feature packed input device that Corsair offers. The question that I had ever since Bob asked me to review the big brother to the K60 was, “Is this going to be ‘better’ than what I previously reviewed”

With the exception of the CM Strom Trigger, I’ve mentioned in the closings of every input device review I’ve ever written what could be done to make it better. If you go back to the review of the K60 I did the same thing. “This, this and this could take this unit from good to great”. I may have not said it in those same words but you get the gist.

The K90 is the product in the line of “those” products that actually did the “This, this and this”. Take all the good things of the K60 and subtract all the “faults” and you have the K90. Is this the perfect keyboard? If it isn’t I’d love for someone to show me something that compares to the “it”.

The K90 has everything that I would look for in buying a new gaming keyboard.

  • Mechanical: ✓
  • Illuminated: ✓
  • Comfortable: ✓
  • Going to last a long time: ✓ (Solid Construction)
  • USB port(s): ✓
  • NORMAL keyset: ✓
  • (Hidden) Media Keys: ✓
  • Software: ✓
  • Dedicated Macro keys: ✓
  • Good Price: ✓

This thing has it ALL. I can’t find a single fault to this keyboard. I’ve never felt so comfortable giving a perfect 10 score for a product since I started reviewing for ThinkComputers. I’d be on the lookout for the K90 Illuminated Gaming Keyboard to take keyboard of the year. If you are in the market for a mechanical gaming keyboard and let’s face it, if this is the type of keyboard you want, you’ll have around $100 to spend, THIS IS THE KEYBOARD TO BUY! No, not WOAH CAPS. That CAPS LOCK was quite intentional.  Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair K90 Gaming Keyboard a 10 out of 10 score and our Editor’s Choice Award!

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  • Incredible Constriction
  • Extremely Comfortable
  • Abundance of Dedicated Macro Keys
  • High Speed USB Hub
  • Cost


  • None