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The 3 Best Corsair Keyboards of 2022 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 have a similar design, with sharp corners and a minimal gamer aesthetic, meaning it wouldn't look out of place in a professional work environment. Other than the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard, their focus is strictly on gaming keyboards. Most of their boards use genuine Cherry MX switches, but there are a few, like the Corsair K100, that use Corsair OPX, which are optical-mechanical switches. 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 155 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

    The best Corsair gaming keyboard with a full-size layout that we tested is the Corsair K100 RGB. It's an incredible choice for gamers, especially if you like having many programmable buttons to assign game actions to. There's a row of six dedicated macro buttons on the right, along with a multi-function wheel that adjusts brightness, rewinds or fast-forwards your music or video, and zooms in and out of windows. That said, you can program it to do anything else that would be more useful for you. It has an 8000Hz polling rate and an exceptionally low latency, so the performance should please casual gamers and competitive gamers alike. It's available with linear Cherry MX Speed switches, which feel very light and responsive, and don't need much force to activate the key. It's also available with proprietary Corsair OPX switches, which are optical-mechanical, and they're advertised to be even more responsive and durable than standard mechanical switches.

    Unfortunately, it's wired-only, so you can't pair it wirelessly with multiple devices, which may disappoint you if you use one setup for both your work and gaming computers. That said, this won't be an issue for you if you only use one PC for all of your uses. If you sit at your desk for hours at a time, you'll be happy to know that it offers two extra incline settings and comes with a magnetic, plushy wrist rest. Overall, this is one of the best keyboards you can get from Corsair if you're looking for a full-size model with lots of customizations.

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  2. Best Corsair Wireless Gaming Keyboard

    The best wireless keyboard for gaming we've tested is the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This TenKeyLess board is one of Corsair's very few wireless models, and it can pair with up to two devices at once via Bluetooth and its USB receiver. It's compatible with many operating systems, though some function keys only work on Windows. If you need to control the audio, it has dedicated media keys at the top right. While it doesn't have a row of macro keys like some of Corsair's full-size options, you can set macros to any key on the board, including the F-row and home cluster keys. Also, there's a Windows Key lock, which disables the Windows key to prevent you from accidentally hitting it right before you're about to make a critical headshot. Despite being wireless, its latency is still low when used with its receiver, though we don't recommend gaming over Bluetooth since you notice some lag. The Cherry MX Red switches need a bit of force to actuate, especially for linear switches, but they should feel responsive.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't have onboard memory, so you can't keep your settings when you switch to a computer. While the board comes with a detachable wrist rest, it's hard and feels a bit cheap. Also, if you're a fan of RGB, you'll be disappointed that both variants of this keyboard have blue backlighting only. That said, this is an excellent option if you're looking for a wireless gaming keyboard, and it's among the best gaming keyboards under $100 that we've tested.

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  3. Best Corsair Compact Gaming Keyboard

    The best compact Corsair keyboard we've tested is the Corsair K65 RGB MINI. This 60% model frees up a lot of space on your desk, making it a good choice if you're in a tight setup or if you want more space for mouse movements. It feels incredibly well-built and sturdy with PBT keycaps and a metal base plate. Like other Corsair gaming options, it has extremely low latency. It also has an 8000Hz polling rate, a rare feature for a gaming board, which means games will feel responsive and fluid no matter the genre. Every key is macro-programmable, and you can program the macros either directly on the board or using the Corsair iCUE software. The RGB backlighting is bright, and you can customize it on a per-key basis, and this unit comes with onboard memory, meaning you can save your settings. This board comes with linear Cherry MX Speed switches, which have a short pre-travel distance and a low operating force, making the overall typing experience feel light and responsive.

    Unfortunately, you can't adjust the incline of the board, and it lacks a wrist rest, which can increase the chance of discomfort as the board has a fairly high profile. Also, it's wired-only, so it's not a good choice if you're looking for a keyboard to use with mobile devices or in a multi-device setup. With that said, it's a remarkably well-built board that is an excellent choice if you're looking for a high-performing compact board.

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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 many 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 for keyboards, as they have options for gaming and productivity. G HUB is one 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. However, Logitech keyboards don't feel as well-built since there's more use of plastic and cheaper-feeling keycaps.

Corsair vs Razer

Razer, like Corsair, makes keyboards 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 comparable to genuine Cherry MX switches. Build quality is just as good as Corsair's, though with more use of plastic. 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 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.

Recent Updates

  1. Mar 10, 2022: Text updated for clarity; picks verified for accuracy; no changes to picks.

  2. Dec 10, 2021: Verified picks are still available; reworded text for clarity.

  3. Aug 18, 2021: Removed the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard and made the Corsair K65 RGB MINI the 'Best Corsair Compact Gaming Keyboard'.

  4. Apr 20, 2021: Updated text for clarity and accuracy; no change to product picks.

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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