Corsair K57 RGB Wireless Gaming Keyboard
With Slipstream and Capellix LED technology
Insane in the membrane – Corsair has made a strong and impressive introduction with their Slipstream based products, next to that another new technology they introduced – Capellix LED technology that already found their way towards Corsair’s Dominator Platinum RGB LED DDR4 memory (review). Both technologies now have been embedded in the new K57 RGB Wireless keyboard. Yes fully RGB enabled and wireless .. that is is pretty darn nice folks.
So yeah man, this keyboard is wireless. And that wireless implementation is downright lovely thanks to Corsair implementation of their Slipstream technology. Next, to that, it’s responsive and has a proper range of a good 6-7 meters, that brings gaming to that level you want it to be. The keyboard does not adopt mechanical switches .. and can we say, yay finally? This set of keys is actually silent, and give that dome feel like key-press, as they are based on ‘normal’ membrane switches. Of course, the K57 RGB Wireless carries the standard support for poll rate at 125, 250, 500 and 1,000 Hz, N key rollover, anti-ghosting. Next, to this keyboard being wireless adopting 2.4 GHz Slipstream wireless, you can also opt to use a rubber USB cable, also used for charging of course.
Individually addressable Capellix RGB LEDs can be spotted per key, all nicely fitted under that switch membrane, but there’s more to it though. You, of course, will be allowed to control the LEDs in relation to color and animation with Corsair iCUE software. At defaults this kit will revert to the most popular setting, a sweet looking rainbow of colors in a wave-style lighting effect, illuminating your PC with 50 shades of RGB (yes that is a pun). The Capellix LEDs are integrated directly into the PCB layer under the membrane with an SMT solder process. Capellix LEDs uses merely 0.2mm³ surface area where that value normally is 2.8mm³. Capellix LEDs are also brighter (up to 60 percent) light while using less power (40% less at similar brightness). That, in a nutshell, is Capellix and you can see whY Corsair wanted them embedded on a wireless keyboard as yes, Capelli immediately makes the most sense in RGB-enabled wireless products, helping extend battery life. Capellix LEDs are evenly spaced below the diffuser.
Before we move onward we need to talk pricing, the product will be priced at 99 USD/EURO (MSRP). Let’s have a peek at that first … and then browse our way into the review.