What is the opinion of Reddit about the
CORSAIR K70 LUX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Backlit Red LED – USB Passthrough & Media Controls – Tactile & Clicky – Cherry MX Blue?

A total of 12 reviews of this product on Reddit.

2 points

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17th May 2017

What I’m looking for:

  • full-sized
  • Cherry MX Blues (or a competing brand’s tactile+clicky switches)
  • an “analog” volume control (I want a dedicated volume button that I spin. I don’t want to have to “hold the Function key and press F12 over and over”)
  • ideally, RGB backlighting
  • if not, then backlighting of some sort.

I had already done my homework and the Corsair K70 RGB was the keyboard for me. I was just waiting for the right opportunity. The opportunity just arrived, and in one fell swoop I learned that there’s a new version of the K70 RGB out, the K70 LUX RGB, but it looks like Amazon is sold out of them with Blues!

Unless I find something, I’ll probably buy the K70 LUX with red backlighting. Are there any alternatives that have all of the above and RGB backlighting? I’m open to anything.

Thanks!

1 point

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26th Mar 2018

K70 lux- https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-K70-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B01ER4B8S2/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1522046342&sr=8-5&keywords=cherry+mx+blue+keyboard

Its 100 flat, but its pretty good and long lasting compared to the k552. Kumara keyboards use cherry mx clones btw

1 point

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14th Feb 2017

Amazon?

Edit: Wait you said Lux RGB. Looking now. Not sure that they make one with MX blues.

1 point

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21st Jan 2019

Just the regular red k70? Because there is one on amazon for 89 and also a few of the rgb ones for 100

1 point

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21st May 2018

I believe it discontinued, the MX Blue version is very rare.

A good alternative is the Corsair K70 Lux with Cherry MX Blues, it has some of the same features such as the media keys and a volume wheel. https://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-K70-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B01ER4B8S2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1526935730&sr=8-3&keywords=corsair+k70+lux+cherry+mx+blue

1 point

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5th Apr 2017

Okay, I would highly recommend a Corsair K70 with MX Brown switch then if in an environment with other people or a dormitory, however, MX Blue would be highly recommended since you can feel when you push with a rather ingenious literal switch, downside (if you call it a downside :P) is the clicky nature to the MX Blues.

The K70 by Corsair with Cherry MX Blues was my first mechanical keyboard and still do like it, if you don’t care about changing the color, or need to use macros, yea K70 nonstop, (it is a red backlight with 3 adjustable brightness settings, not including off)

the cons to the k70 (and most razer/corsair mechanical keyboards) is they don’t have a standard bottom row, so if you ever want to change the keycaps due to color, style, etc. it would be safe bet to just leave the Ctrl Win Alt [space] Alt Win Options Ctrl and just change the rest if you ever want to.

Sidenote: K70 LUX is cheaper than OG K70, and the K70 LUX can let you macro all the keys at your disposal, so I will link the K70 LUX instead (only minor gripe is keycaps, but you can go to parts and accessories on their website and get K70 Classic keycaps if you are interested (29.99 annoyingly enough))

From Corsair Directly: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/k70-lux-mechanical-gaming-keyboard-red-led-cherry-mx-blue-na (119.99)

From Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-RAPIDFIRE-Mechanical-Keyboard-Backlit/dp/B01ER4B8S2/ (106.99 at time of typing)

From Newegg: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823816075 (119.99)

From NCIX USA: http://www.ncixus.com/products/?sku=132374&vpn=CH-9101021-NA (118.99)

From Micro Center: http://www.microcenter.com/product/464941/Gaming_K70_LUX_Illuminated_Mechanical_Keyboard_-_Cherry_MX_Blue_Switch (109.99)

1 point

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21st Sep 2016

All of the K70 LUX models are on sale, including all switches with red LEDs and the Cherry MX Reds with blue LEDs.

Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Blue
Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Brown
Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Red
Backlit Blue LED, Cherry MX Red

0 points

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25th Sep 2019

The k70 lux is barely above $100 on amazon. I personally love corsair keyboards, but I’m sure there will a lot more keyboards that are even better.

Oh, and a lot of people hate the design of the keycaps apparently, honestly can’t blame them for that tbh

0 points

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13th Apr 2018

I gotta echo everyone’s sentiments in that Corsair’s MKBs are not a good value for their cost, but the Corsair K70 Lux with MX blues is in stock on Amazon. If you can do without the RGB & macro keys, the K70 is a much better value IMHO.