Corsair Vengeance K90 Keyboard Review

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Introduction

We continue to analyze the Vengeance line of gaming-grade keyboards and mice from Corsair, after reviewing the FPS-oriented K60 keyboard and M60 mouse. Now we’re about to see the peripherals designed for strategy and role playing games, featuring more configuration capabilities. First we’ll take a look at the Vengeance K90, a mechanical keyboard with 18 macro keys and an illuminated aluminum chassis. Let’s describe its physical characteristics.

Vengeance K90Figure 1: K90 keyboard

At first sight, the K90 is the bigger brother of the K60. Is has the same 2 mm-thick brushed aluminum chassis where the keys lie on the board instead of being embedded into it, so the peripheral is easier to clean. The main difference between the two models is the 18 key macro pad on the left of the K90. Above it and a little to the right, the user can find the on-the-fly macro recording button, plus three more buttons to select the current user profile.

Vengeance K90Figure 2: Elevated keys

Vengeance K90Figure 3: Right upper corner

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Author: André Gordirro

A self-assumed gadget-freak and an avid gamer, André Gordirro has written about pop culture, Internet and technology for the past ten years. He works for SET Magazine, Brazil's biggest movie magazine, and usually contributes to its technology section writing about consumer products. His body lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – although his mind is said to inhabit cyberspace.

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