CES 2018: Corsair’s new K63 wireless keyboard
The perfect 10-keyless mechanical keyboard for your travels.
Announced at CES 2018 along with its new wirelessly-powered mouse, Corsair's new K63 wireless keyboard is a small form factor mechanical keyboard built for gaming and is extremely portable for a keyboard of its type. While the K63 wireless doesn't have RGB, it does have individually backlit Cherry MX red mechanical keys.
With gaming being a core focus for the K63 wireless, you wouldn't want the connection to be slow or unreliable. Luckily, the keyboard offers both a wired and wireless mode and the wireless module is a fast 1ms 2.4GHz Bluetooth receiver.
Second to having a working and stable connection, gamers need their devices to last for an intense session. Corsair says that the K63 wireless can last up to 15 hours on a single charge when in wireless mode.
For those interested in being able to control their media from their keyboard instead of through function keys or sliders, the K63 wireless has media keys onboard so you can turn up, turn down or turn off the volume. There's also a Windows key lock so you don't accidentally exit out of a game or other task due to a misclick.
Transporting a full-length mechanical keyboard can be difficult; trust me, I've tried. A tenkeyless keyboard loses the number pad, making the footprint significantly smaller than a typical gaming keyboard. The compact and wireless nature of the K63 wireless means you can keep the keyboard on you when you travel and not be forced to switch to either a laptop keyboard or smaller membrane one.
Wireless keyboards are a great opportunity for hackers to get important and secure data from you while you're typing, but Corsair's K63 wireless has 128-bit AES encryption which it says will "keep your personal data safe".
A wrist rest is included with the K63 wireless to make long periods of gaming and typing more bearable.
While US pricing isn't listed on Corsair's site yet, European pricing is. The keyboard costs €109.99, which equates to $169.42 in Australian dollars at the time of writing.
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