Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless: Two minute review
Despite its high price tag, we were already impressed with the esports-focused Corsair K65 Mini when it dropped last year for its 60% keyboard mix of high performance in a compact package. The Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless may cost even more, but it offers one of the most customizable wireless mini keyboards available today.
Available for $179.99 (£169.99, AU$299.00), there’s tons of value in the pack in the Cherry MX Red and Cherry MX Speed variants. Most notably, the K70 Pro Mini Wireless features interchangeable Cherry MX switches, allowing buyers to fine-tune their exact gaming performance preference beyond simply changing keys.
Through Corsair’s iCUE app, everything from RGB lighting to macro customizations with 8MB of storage, complemented by 50 user profiles, can take the personalized experience even further, easily making it the best mini keyboard for anyone looking for a lot of fun. personalization.
As a wireless keyboard, battery life is comparable to Razer’s BlackWidow V3 Mini Hyperspeed, depending on the actual connection. It doesn’t matter if you connect via USB-C, 2.4Ghz Slipstream Transmitter or Bluetooth, the performance of the K70 Pro Mini Wireless is top notch. Playing intense shooters from Halo Infinite to Call of Duty: Vanguard felt fantastic. Keep in mind that due to the limited number of keys certain genres probably won’t master the best like many of the best MMO games and MOBAs with very intense skill rotations.
Aesthetically, the K70 Pro Mini Wireless is simply a joy to look at. The all-black colorway helps the bold RGB lighting stand out in a well-lit or dark room. There’s even a sleek light bar that wraps around the bottom of the keyboard, adding beautifully to the visual design. Unlike the K65 Mini, the K70 Pro Mini Wireless also has elevation locks for more comfortable use. Swapping keys and switches is a simple process thanks to the included tools. When it comes to build quality, the compact frame feels sturdy enough to take some knocks and bruises inside or outside a backpack.
Connecting the keyboard is a simple process. The Corsair Slipstream transmitter has a storage port on the back and pops out with ease. Meanwhile, connecting via Bluetooth is as easy as holding down the function and Caps Lock key to make it searchable. There is also a USB-C port for charging the K70 Pro Mini Wireless.
Connection preferences really come down to actual needs. For better battery life at the cost of higher latency, Bluetooth is. If users want to get extremely high polling rate of 8,000 Hz, connecting via USB-C cable works best. Individuals looking for something a little more mid-range should appreciate the Slipstream 2.5GHz transmitter. Beyond the PC, the K70 Pro Mini Wireless is not only wirelessly compatible with PC, but also Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles.
The performance is excellent when playing games like Doom Eternal, Control, Fortnite and even older games like Quake 4. As mentioned earlier, Slipstream and direct USB-C connection are the best choice for maximum performance on the K70 Pro Mini Wireless.
Keystrokes have a tactile feel with proper springy resistance. This was more noticeable when performing more common computing tasks, such as writing editorials in Google Docs or emails. If it comes from a full-size or TKL keyboard, it will take some adjustment to the smaller 60%. Over time, successful typing or maneuvering in games will become second nature.
Via iCUE, polling rates and macros can also be adjusted to personal preferences. Having 8 GB of internal memory helps in setting macros and response times for different titles. Adjusting these features in addition to RGB light settings is an intuitive experience through iCUE.
Battery life is pretty standard for a wireless 60% gaming keyboard. Connecting via Slipstream transmitter with RGB lighting on got us close to the promised 32 hours that Corsair said was possible. The Bluetooth connection should provide approximately 200 hours at the cost of a lower polling rate. The internal rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery can be fully charged in just a few hours.
The Corsair K70 Pro Mini Wireless offers a lot with its $179 price point. At the hardware and software level, the customization options are almost limitless. Adjusting settings to the preferred gaming or typing experience on a 60% keyboard at this level is insane considering the wireless functionality. Even choosing how to connect their K70 Pro Mini Wireless is impressive. Serious gamers looking for a 60% wireless keyboard that gives them a competitive edge without losing efficient functionality should definitely give the K70 Pro Mini Wireless a shot.
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- First reviewed in September 2022
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