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Review: Corsair K57 RGB Wireless keyboard

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 21, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Corsair has been going strong with their Slipstream based products, next to that another new technology they introduced was Capellix LED technology. Both now have been embedded in the new K57 RGB Wire...

    Review: Corsair K57 RGB Wireless keyboard
     
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    CHUCKIT Master Guru

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    make a 10 keyless version plz :)
     
  3. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Membrane, cheap laser-etched ABS that will be"wiped" out and ruined after a couple of months of usage. Non-standard mounting, which means you can't use 3rd party keys. And on top of all that it's massive and wireless.

    And all that "glory" for 100 euro.
     
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    HawaiianBrian Master Guru

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    Yogi Master Guru

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    Wiped out?
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Laser-etched ABS letters can get 'washed out' over the years do to usage and wear. Not months.
     
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    Margalus Master Guru

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    I don't know how they were made or if they are similar or not, but the S and the D keys on my Logitech G710 were completely unrecognizable within 2 months of getting the keyboard. I love the keyboard, but there is no excuse for that type of wear that fast. I am very disappointed in Logitech on that point.
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Friends keyboard - 7 months of heavy usage
    [​IMG]
     
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    ^ Above is not happening on my Creative Vanguard K08 at all.
     
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    Actually, as I saw this review, suddenly my LG OLED c8 appeared as a good for gaming monitor...this plus mice, like logitech 903 and bum, can play WOT, or even some FPS on it, while sitting/laying on my bed(screen is in front of it)

    THX for review and IDEA Hilbert :)
     

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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    This looks like a wireless version of the K55. If the same key caps are used on this K57 as are used on the K55, they will hold up just fine. My K55, after 8 months, still looks the same as it did the day I unboxed it.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    w,s,a,d are gone lol....you sir are a true pc gamer!....
     
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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    I did some reading on this particular version. It uses thin double-shot ABS, so caps will be fine for a very long time as they are made from two layers of plastic, one black and the other one transparent. Initially, I thought they were laser etched.

    The picture I gave is a typical example of mainstream boards with even cheaper laser-etched ABS keycaps.

    Still, this type of plastic will shine over time, hence why I prefer thick PBT keycaps.

    Regardless, would stay away from this keyboard as from wildfire.
     
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    IchimA Master Guru

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    OK , is no one mentioning that the keyboard in pic it's not a corsair !? At least it does not look for me like a corsair kb
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    The only keyboard pictures I see in the article, all look very similar to my Corsair K55.....

    Based on my experience with the K55..... The keycaps are really the best part of the entire keyboard.

    I'm considering replacing my K55 RGB and M65 RGB Elite with Logitech G502 Hero mouse and G213 Prodigy keyboard. Both my K55 and M65 seem to randomly miss switch activations.
     

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    Manufacturers need to stop charging £150+ for keyboards with sh1tty ABS keycaps. Simple.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    prices for keyboards and mice just need to come back to a sane level, period.
     
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    They already have, it's just that the Logitech's, Corsair's, and worse, Razer's and the like are out of their f'n minds.
    I mean, come on, this Redragon K555 Mechanical is 3 times the keyboard for less than half the price. And there are some for even less than this if you don't care about wrist rest, 10 keyless, etc.

    I bought myself two of these $35 mechanicals but in white only backlight, and they have been extremely good. Double shot caps and all.

    Nope! Only a few months. Every Logitech ($76+) I ever owned did this. Within about 6-8 months, even the 'position bumbs' on the F and J keys were smooth gone. After 3 years now, my $35 mechanicals double-shot key caps still look exactly like they did the day I got them.
     
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