Youth and immaturity, combined with surges of testosterone, have resulted in countless pranks perpetrated by older brothers to their younger siblings. My older brother, in particular, would often raid my mother’s underwear drawer in the morning, not because he was trying his best J.Edgar Hoover impression, but so he may stuff my backpack with unmentionables and, in turn, humiliate me in class when I go to reach for my homework. He also used permanent-markers to write all over my body once, knowing that I was in deeper sleep than usual after taking cough medicine and I ended up having to subject myself to Silkwood-style showers daily for the next several days to expedite the ink fading process. It wasn’t until I was 13 that I finally got my revenge.
One day while we were walking through an underground parking structure near city hall, he really needed to go to the restroom but it was still under construction, despite the fact that plumbing was already in place. I saw this as an opportunity for revenge and I started plotting. First thing I did was to steal his wallet immediately and make him think that he had lost it, perhaps while he was fumbling in that dark unfinished parking restroom. Next, I started planting the idea and making him aware of the city’s strict anti-vandalizing laws and have ironically tweaked several public signs to read a much higher fine of $25,000 through the use of stickers and an inkjet printer. Lastly, I just happened to have a friend whose dad worked for the city and I asked him to call from his dad’s office so the caller ID says City of Toronto and to leave a message at my house looking for my brother who might be charged with vandalism. My plan wasn’t completely fool-proof as why would a city official call somebody to explain that they are being charged instead of a cop, but he bought it hook, line and sinker, so the next few weeks I had him strung along thinking that he has a court date coming up and a possible $25,000 fine, which he was sure in his 15-year old mind, was enough for my parents to disown him forever. The point, other than not to mess with me, is that sometimes you have to really be willing to go beyond what others are willing to do and do more than what is expected to prove that you are better and that you have bested your opponent. Maybe my tale of vengeance was not the most positive or ideal example of this but Corsair’s Vengeance gaming line does a much better job showing how this is done with the recent changes to their existing peripheral line-up.
The K70 keyboard, in particular, updates several features from the K60 in Corsair’s Vengeance gaming line. Unlike the Corsair K60, the Corsair K70 is fully backlit and uses 100% Cherry MX switches for the keys. The signature brushed aluminum chassis of the previous Corsair Vengeance keyboards remains but users now can choose between the classic silver with blue LED and the new anodized black color with red LED. There is also Cherry MX blue and Cherry MX brown switch versions available in addition to the Cherry MX red used in the previous generation Vengeance keyboards.