cinoaz Posted January 1, 2016 Share Posted January 1, 2016 Intro I gave myself an early Christmas present and picked up the K70 RGB and M65 mouse combo. I've seen them used in gaming vids and the bottom line they looked pretty cool. In short, I loved them both and with that both of them are returning to my shelf for storage. I'll limit this to the Keyboard only. Feedback I started with the M$ Ergonomic Keyboard 4000. I don't believe in the "Ergonomic" aspect or the claims of minimizing Carpal Tunnel, what I do believe in is the spacing of the keys, more specifically in a 3D space. If you carefully measure the spacing between adjacent keys you will see that the spacing is actually the same on both keyboards, M$ and Corsair. What the Ergonomic aspect does is introduce an elevation change between the keys as well as splitting the keyboard and moving each half of the keyboard further out from center thus widening the entire keyboard. Blitzkrieg Summary That's the trick, the elevation changes with the M$ keyboard alleviates the crowding of the fingers, wrists, hands and arms. If the elevation of contact with keys are varying, you reduce the amount of contact between the fingers with each keystroke since each finger is operating on a different Y axis. It's subtle but huge. It's like the feeling of a snug pair of shoes and a pair that really fits. Sure they might be the same size but their feel makes all the difference and that difference could be very subtle in design that yields a tremendous result. In Conclusion: I don't necessarily support companies as I support great ideas. Some companies, like Corsair, just have more great ideas than others. If you take the K70, everything about it, and mate it to the M$ 4000 chassis, now that's a keyboard that I'll jump on right away. Until that time, the K70 goes onto the shelf. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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