The 3 Best Corsair Keyboards of 2021 Reviews

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Best Corsair Keyboard

Corsair is a very well-known brand in the world of PC components and gaming peripherals. Their products are usually well-built, with plenty of features to satisfy every type of gamer. Most of their keyboards follow a similar design language, with sharp corners and minimal gamer aesthetic, so it wouldn't look out of place in a professional work environment. Other than the Corsair K83 Wireless, their focus is strictly on gaming keyboards, and they don't produce their own type of mechanical switches, instead relying on genuine Cherry MX switches for all of their mechanical keyboards. All of Corsair's gaming keyboards are highly customizable through their great iCUE software, which is available for both Windows and macOS.

We've tested over 105 keyboards, and below are our recommendations for the best Corsair keyboards. You can also check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best RGB keyboards, and the best mechanical keyboards.

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Best Corsair Keyboards


  1. Best Corsair Full-Size Gaming Keyboard

    9.6
    Gaming
    2.8
    Mobile/Tablet
    8.2
    Office
    8.2
    Programming
    5.5
    Entertainment / HTPC
    Connectivity Wired
    Size
    Full-size (100%)
    Mechanical
    Yes

    The best Corsair gaming keyboard with a full-size layout that we’ve tested is the Corsair K100 RGB. This outstanding model has excellent build quality, with a plastic base and metal top plate that exhibit only a slight amount of flex. The doubleshot PBT keycaps feel solid and durable, while the thick and grippy feet prevent the board from moving around. It also has good ergonomics thanks to the detachable wrist rest and adjustable incline setting. The full RGB backlighting is easily customizable within the fantastic Corsair iCUE software, which also allows you to reprogram any key to a macro or a preset action and save up to 200 profiles to the onboard memory.

    Unfortunately, it’s a wired-only model, so you won’t be able to connect it via Bluetooth, and it doesn’t support any type of multi-device pairing. However, it comes with many extra features such as six dedicated macro keys, a volume wheel, media keys, and a unique multi-function iCUE wheel. Our unit uses linear Cherry MX Speed switches, which feel very light and responsive due to their low pre-travel and actuation force. It’s also available with Corsair OPX optical switches, which are advertised to have an even lower pre-travel distance. All in all, the Corsair K100 is an exceptional gaming keyboard that should satisfy most gamers.

    See our review

  2. Best Wireless Gaming Corsair Keyboard

    8.5
    Gaming
    6.2
    Mobile/Tablet
    7.9
    Office
    7.9
    Programming
    6.7
    Entertainment / HTPC
    Connectivity Wireless
    Size
    TenKeyLess (80%)
    Mechanical
    Yes

    The best Corsair wireless keyboard for gaming that we've tested is the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This is one of the few wireless gaming models that Corsair has made, but it works just as well as their other wired options. This small, TenKeyLess (TKL) model is comfortable to use thanks to its incline settings and wrist rest, although the wrist rest feels a little cheap. It has a dedicated row for its media keys, brightness control buttons, and a Windows Key lock to prevent you from accidentally minimizing your game. Also, you can connect it with two devices at the same time, one via Bluetooth and another via the USB receiver, and you can easily switch between them with the press of a button.

    It uses linear Cherry MX Red switches that feel very responsive, although they don't provide tactile feedback and require quite a bit of force to actuate. Nonetheless, it feels great to type on and doesn't cause any fatigue even after long periods of time. Unfortunately, it's not available with other types of switches, so you'll have to consider another keyboard if you want something other than Cherry MX Red. Also, it only comes in two shades of blue backlighting, and there aren't any dedicated macro keys, though you can reprogram any key to suit your needs. On the plus side, it comes with the iCUE software, which allows you to easily customize it to your liking, whether on Windows or macOS. All in all, this is a great wireless model, and it's one of the best gaming keyboards under $100 that we've tested.

    See our review

  3. Best Corsair Keyboard For TV

    8.2
    Mixed usage
    9.0
    Gaming
    8.1
    Mobile/Tablet
    7.5
    Office
    8.4
    Programming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Size
    TenKeyLess (80%)
    Mechanical
    No

    The best Corsair keyboard for use with TVs and home entertainment systems we've tested is the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard. This model has outstanding connectivity options, as it has a wireless USB receiver for use with home theater PCs, and it's Bluetooth-capable, which allows you to use it with a wide variety of devices, such as TVs and media streamers. Also, thanks to its multi-device pairing feature, you're able to connect it with three different devices at the same time. The whole thing feels impressively built and has a rather premium look, and even though there aren't any incline settings or wrist rest, it's still decently comfortable.

    The K83 comes with plenty of extra features and controls, such as a trackpad, dedicated media controls, a joystick, and L/R mouse click buttons. Also, although it's designed for multimedia, you can still reprogram almost any key to a macro by plugging it into a computer with the iCUE software installed. It uses scissor switches with low travel and light actuation force, which gives it good typing quality, though some people may find them a bit too mushy. The keys are backlit with customizable white LEDs, which is great for when you want to watch TV in the dark. On the whole, this is a great keyboard that offers a surprisingly good typing experience in a small and lightweight form.

    See our review

Compared to other brands


  • Good build quality. Corsair keyboards are generally well-built; even the budget options have a decent build quality with very few issues.
  • Genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches. Corsair usually uses genuine Cherry MX switches, which is great, as you know exactly what kind of typing experience you'll get depending on which switches you get.
  • Excellent customization software. Corsair's iCUE software has a large number of customization options, and it's compatible with Windows and macOS.
  • Expensive. In general, Corsair products are a bit more expensive than their competitors.

Corsair vs Logitech

Logitech has a much wider range of choices when it comes to keyboards, as they have options for gaming and productivity. Logitech keyboards aren't as well-built, as there's more use of plastic and cheaper-feeling keycaps. However, G HUB is some of the best customization software on the market, with an interface that's clean and easy to understand. Unlike Corsair, Logitech often uses their proprietary switches, like their Romer-G switches and their low profile GL switches. Logitech keyboards are also somewhat more affordable, but there are exceptions like the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED, which is quite expensive.

Corsair vs Razer

Razer, like Corsair, makes keyboards that are mainly marketed towards gamers, and they also have a modern and clean design that fits into any work environment. However, Razer tends to use proprietary switches, with offerings that are comparable to genuine Cherry MX switches. Build quality is just as good as Corsair's, although with more use of plastic, and Razer keyboards also tend to be on the expensive side. Razer's Synapse 3 software offers similar functionalities, but it's only compatible with Windows.

Corsair is one of the biggest manufacturers of gaming peripherals, with a reputation that's built on reliability and good quality control. For keyboards, they focus almost entirely on gaming, making their portfolio much smaller than a company like Logitech, which makes keyboards for productivity and various devices. Corsair keyboards stand out for their good overall build quality and their stylish and modern design.

Notable Mentions

  • Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM XT: The Corsair K95 PLATINUM XT and the Corsair K100 RGB are both remarkable gaming keyboards, but the switches on the K100 have lower pre-travel and are more responsive, which is great for gaming. See our review

Conclusion

Overall, although Corsair mainly advertises their keyboards for gaming, they're perfectly suitable for a wide variety of uses and won't be a sore thumb in an office setting. They have great features to suit nearly any need, and you're sure to get a good typing experience with their use of genuine Cherry MX switches.

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