Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard + Lapboard Review – IGN

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Couch not included. By Chris Amidon

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When IGN reviewed the Logitech G613 wireless keyboard, it was dubbed the “world’s first mechanical wireless keyboard,” and it’s pretty great. There was just one little problem; it wasn’t backlit. Logitech argues that for a wireless device, a backlight is simply too taxing on the battery. Corsair obviously isn’t buying that logic though, as it’s new K63 keyboard (See it on Amazon) / (See it on Amazon UK) is both mechanical, wireless, and backlit, making it truly one-of-a-kind – at least for now.

The company is offering it alongside a custom lapboard built for the K63 in an attempt to provide couch-bound gamers with a comfy platform for living room PC gaming. Let me sit down on my couch (or my chair, as you will see later) and I’ll tell you all about it.

The Keyboard

The keyboard itself is a tenkeyless model that’s somewhat similar in design to the excellent Corsair K65, which is our current pick for best gaming keyboard without a numberpad.  There are a few small differences though, most notably the addition of media control buttons along the top bar, which are absent on the K65. Since the K63 is designed to operate in your living room as opposed to on your desk, this is a handy addition. The K63 comes with Cherry MX Red switches only, but these switches are made for gaming and don’t have a tactile “bump” upon actuation, but instead provide a linear key press. There’s 100% Anti-Ghosting With Full-Key Rollover, and the keys have

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