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access_time April 21, 2016 at 7:18 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Corsair unveils RAPIDFIRE family of gaming keyboards


Corsair was excited today to announce the newest entries to its celebrated line-up of mechanical keyboards. These are the Corsair RAPIDFIRE series, and include the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE, and K70 RAPIDFIRE.

These are the first keyboards in the world to feature the all-new Cherry MX Speed switch, allowing them to actuate at a distance of 1.2mm, which is 40% faster than a standard Cherry MX key switch. Thus the RAPIDFIRE range can help give gamers an edge when every millisecond counts.

“With the new Cherry MX Speed key switch, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE offer a new choice for those who demand the fastest key switches available,” Corsair stated. “An ultrafast 1.2mm actuation point and light 45g actuation force make them ideal for split-second key presses or clutch gaming moments where every millisecond counts. With the speed you need to stay ahead and the accuracy you need to win, Cherry MX Speed is the standout choice for gamers who demand the shortest path to victory and is exclusive to Corsair.”

The K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE also feature upgraded per-key multi-color dynamic vibrant back-lighting, allowing users to customize the color, pattern, and lighting effect of every key. The K70 RAPIDFIRE offers the same effects in its single-color red LED lighting, and there are a number of profiles online users can download for instant customization.

The three RAPIDFIRE keyboards utilize 100% anti-ghosting gaming-grade circuitry and full key rollover over USB. In addition, replacement textured and contoured key caps are included for both FPS (WASD) and MOBA (QWERDF) layouts, with a key-puller to make removing the keys for either replacement or maintenance quite simple.

They feature a USB 2.0 pass-through port to allow gamers to easily connect a mouse, headset, or other USB device, as well as full media controls and a volume scroller. Here are the full specifications, as presented on the official press release:


  • Ultrafast mechanical gaming keyboard: Ultrafast 1.2mm actuation and light 45g switch force for truly unrivaled response time.
  • 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB circuitry: No matter how fast you go your keypresses will always register.
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Light weight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
  • 100% Cherry MX Speed RGB key switches: Ultrafast performance with the precision and durability of Gold contact Cherry MX mechanical gaming key switches. (K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE Only.)
  • Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps: Experience dynamic, vibrant multi-color backlighting.
  • The power of CUE: Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic multicolor illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest: The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
  • Dedicated multimedia controls: The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
  • USB Pass-through port: Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter,
  • FPS and MOBA keycap sets: Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel,
  • MSRP: K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $169.99, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $139.99, K70 RAPIDFIRE – $129.99


Are you excited for these new keyboards?


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