Perhaps it is a sign of bygone times, before we have resigned to the reality of impermanence brought on by rapid change, but creating durable and lasting objects used to be a rule instead of the exception. The vestiges of craftsmanship are all but gone when we walk through a furniture store filled with ready-mades and mass-produced items or when the world’s most popular song is made from previously heard beats and synthesized vocals. There used to be a sense of pride in creating enduring products that were a reflection of human ingenuity as much as an artist’s pride. In the world of computing, there is even less room for those who dare to be different and think outside the box.
Corsair is a brand known for daring to be different than the rest and it is evident throughout their product line. When it came to designing their new gaming keyboard line, Corsair did not look to other OEMs and simply rebadge an already existing product. The Corsair Vengeance keyboards were designed from the ground up to specifically address gamers’ needs, which include durability, comfort and performance.
The K90 is a high-end gaming keyboard from Corsair’s Vengeance gaming line. The Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard uses mechanical cherry MX red switches for the action and typing keys, while silicone-dome key switches are used for the macro, function and nine center block keys. Unlike other keyboards, there is no bezel surrounding the keypads on the Corsair Vengeance K90, the keys sit exposed on a brushed aluminum surface. All the keys are backlit with a blue LED on the Corsair Vengeance K90 and can be adjusted to 33%, 66% and 100% brightness levels. The Corsair Vengeance K90 has an MSRP of $129.99 USD and comes with a 2-year warranty.