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Old 04-22-2016, 04:34 AM
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Default K70 Rapidfire, other switch choices?

Greetings,

I love the new update to the K70 RGB with the new LED controller and font but I was wondering if there's any plans to release more choices of switches as I've always been a sucker for MX Blues.
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I guess you're gonna be disappointed then. Even right now they make special runs of the MX Blues switches only from time to time, that happens when they gather enough working switches. The blue ones are a pain to produce (or so I heard at least) and it takes Cherry much more time to produce them.

That said this is only my assumption, it's been a while since they did a batch of blue switches so maybe they've been gathering them to make a run now with this updated keyboard
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Greetings,

I love the new update to the K70 RGB with the new LED controller and font but I was wondering if there's any plans to release more choices of switches as I've always been a sucker for MX Blues.
Rapidfire is basically its own category for now. If you want a K70 RGB with blue switches, I would sign up for the Corsair newsletter. Whenever we have special runs, you will be the first to know.
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Rapidfire is basically its own category for now. If you want a K70 RGB with blue switches, I would sign up for the Corsair newsletter. Whenever we have special runs, you will be the first to know.
Thank you for the response, Henry. Wouldn't it be beneficial to also update the existing K70 RGB models with the improvements found on the Rapidfire edition? I mean it has the updated LED controller, USB pass through, the new font, only one USB is required to power the keyboard and so on. It makes the choice of buying a new keyboard more complicated because at the moment, if you want everything updated, we're forced to purchase the Rapidfire edition and linear switches aren't everyone's cup of tea.

I know the Strafe RGB is sold in MX Blues on Amazon and stock seems to be available but I really prefer the aluminum body and dedicated media keys.
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Well, I guess this is certainly a good sign: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-...&skuId=5092005

https://redd.it/4fsvtm

Now to play the waiting game!
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Rapidfire is basically its own category for now. If you want a K70 RGB with blue switches, I would sign up for the Corsair newsletter. Whenever we have special runs, you will be the first to know.
Is it the same for K70 RapidFire (Red switches)
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Well, I guess this is certainly a good sign: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/corsair-...&skuId=5092005

https://redd.it/4fsvtm

Now to play the waiting game!
looks like you found your answer

@Justgamer - not that I am aware of..
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looks like you found your answer

@Justgamer - not that I am aware of..
Then @Corsair Henry If there will be K70 Rapidfire (RED) Do I need to wait a long time until there will be the same with red switches? I am just waiting and waiting, Lol can't wait until u Corsair release it with red switches.. Huh

If Corsair don't release it with red switches = my life is over Because I've always wanted to buy K70 (But the new upgrade) I didn't like the strafe and neither the MX Speed thats on the K70 Rapidfire so.. And there is no way that I want the old k70..

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Then @Corsair Henry If there will be K70 Rapidfire (RED) Do I need to wait a long time until there will be the same with red switches? I am just waiting and waiting, Lol can't wait until u Corsair release it with red switches.. Huh

If Corsair don't release it with red switches = my life is over Because I've always wanted to buy K70 (But the new upgrade) I didn't like the strafe and neither the MX Speed thats on the K70 Rapidfire so.. And there is no way that I want the old k70..
The rapidfire lineup will all have speed switches.
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Then @Corsair Henry If there will be K70 Rapidfire (RED) Do I need to wait a long time until there will be the same with red switches? I am just waiting and waiting, Lol can't wait until u Corsair release it with red switches.. Huh

If Corsair don't release it with red switches = my life is over Because I've always wanted to buy K70 (But the new upgrade) I didn't like the strafe and neither the MX Speed thats on the K70 Rapidfire so.. And there is no way that I want the old k70..
It seems crazy that Corsair won't produce a K70/65/95 with the new version of the RGB LED controller and a few design tweeks (in other words Kxx RGB Ver 2.0). What they offer is a K70 with the LED controller that we thought we'd get in Version 1.0 of the RGB keyboards, but with switches that we're not sure about. It's like they're doing their best to not give potential customers what they want.
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It seems crazy that Corsair won't produce a K70/65/95 with the new version of the RGB LED controller and a few design tweeks (in other words Kxx RGB Ver 2.0). What they offer is a K70 with the LED controller that we thought we'd get in Version 1.0 of the RGB keyboards, but with switches that we're not sure about. It's like they're doing their best to not give potential customers what they want.
They do, someone else in another thread posted a link to best buy that lists the K65 LUX RGB which is basically the updated version you're talking about. Most likely they will officially present the whole lineup for Computex.
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Then @Corsair Henry If there will be K70 Rapidfire (RED) Do I need to wait a long time until there will be the same with red switches? I am just waiting and waiting, Lol can't wait until u Corsair release it with red switches.. Huh

If Corsair don't release it with red switches = my life is over Because I've always wanted to buy K70 (But the new upgrade) I didn't like the strafe and neither the MX Speed thats on the K70 Rapidfire so.. And there is no way that I want the old k70..
From what I read on another website, Corsair George apparently said the normal K70 should get the updates found on the K70 Rapidfire, but they'll be called the K65/K70 RGB LUX with Red, Brown and hopefully Blue switches.

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From what I read on another website, Corsair George apparently said the normal K70 should get the updates found on the K70 Rapidfire, but they'll be called the K65/K70 RGB LUX with Red, Browns and hopefully Blues.
That's good news.

If they improve reliability and compatibility too, I might be tempted to try again.
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From what I read on another website, Corsair George apparently said the normal K70 should get the updates found on the K70 Rapidfire, but they'll be called the K65/K70 RGB LUX with Red, Brown and hopefully Blue switches.
Wow, u just made me happy now If that's true then I'll wait for that K70 RGB LUX version or whatever it is, Rapidfire with Red switches, because I don't like MX speed to be honest... May I ask if u can send me the link to that thread if u can? Thanks again bro :D
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Yep I can confirm that we will have LUX RGB, which is uses the regular switches.

Again, the Rapidfire is its own series, so don't get it confused.

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