CES 2014: Corsair Unveils Cherry MX RGB Keyboard

Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling, Shows and Expos | January 6, 2014 - 10:00 PM |
Tagged: CES 2014, CES

While most of the information has already been discussed, Corsair and Cherry have now officially debut their first MX RGB keyboard. These special switches allow for 16.8 million colors to be selected for any individual key. Corsair provided us with a video of several effects in action from a wavy rainbow to shock waves emanating from specific points - even more practical configurations such as alternate colors for the WSAD and the arrow keys.

Keyboards containing three of the four main switches (Red, Blue, and Brown) will be available in the second half of this year. There is the curious omission of the Black switches, essentially Reds with a tougher spring, but I was honestly not expecting anything but the Reds.

The initiative is called the "MX RGB Project" (which is a suitable name albeit a little bland). The models shown at CES are based upon the Vengeance K70. There is currently no word, yet, about which models will be presented at launch later in the year.

The main point of this announcement, however, is to note that the keyboards will be on display from now until the evening of January 9th.

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Source: Cherry
January 6, 2014 | 10:45 PM - Posted by Jon (not verified)

I was recently thinking about getting a Corsair K70. Now if I do will feel behind. Even though the new RGB K70 wont be until 2nd half of 2014. It normally would not be a huge issue to me only having single color but the K70 is said to have a lot of reports of the current model with many burnt out LED's over the 1st month or 2 of ownership. The built in RGB model would solve this. But alas it would probably be much more expensive if I waited until the fall.

January 7, 2014 | 09:15 AM - Posted by fvbounty (not verified)

Your right about the bad LED'S, I have a K90 but don't ever use the G Keys, so the K70 would be perfect especially with the Blue Cherry's, but I don't want to get keyboard and have to RMA it, so I'll probably wait for this one to come out?

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