Corsair at CES 2018: Wireless K63 Mechanical Keyboard with Accompanying Lap Boardby Joe Shields on January 10, 2018 10:00 AM EST
- Posted in
- Mechanical Keyboards
- Trade Shows
- CES 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV — Corsair has announced a companion to the K63 Mechanical keyboard with a wireless K63 version and a new lapboard accessory. The K63 wireless adds 2.4 GHz Bluetooth connectivity and 75 hours of battery life (without backlighting - 15 hours with). Though not an exclusive, Corsair touts the use of 128-bit AES encryption to help keep the transmissions safe. Apart from that, the K63 wireless has blue backlighting instead of the wired K63’s red are both controlled by the Corsair CUE software. Carrying over from the wired version are the full Cherry MX Red switches, media keys, and full n-key rollover.
Realizing the need for a compact wireless mechanical keyboard would be good for living room gaming, they have included a lapboard with it. While it is similar to the Corsair’s own lapdog, that is a wired solution. The lapboard here is wireless which saves a lot of space where the cables were placed allowing room for a wrist rest. The entire setup is also lighter weighing in at almost 6.5 lbs./2.94 kg (2.4 lbs./1.09 kg for the keyboard itself), compared to 5.8 lbs./2.63 kg for the Lapdog alone.
The Cherry MX Red keys themselves keep the 1000 Hz report rate and the keyboard retains the MUTE, VOL UP/DOWN, STOP, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, and NEXT media keys. Wired connectivity goes through USB 3.0/3.1 Type-A connector, is 6' long, and charges its Lithium-ion battery through there as well.
The K63 wireless keyboard is available now for $110 (keyboard only), or $160 with the keyboard and lapboard.
|Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard|
|Dimensions / Weight||366mm x 173mm x 41mm / 2.94kg (6.48 lbs.)|
|Key Switches||Cherry MX Red|
|Keyboard Backlighting||Blue LED (CUE Software Enabled)|
|Report Rate||1000 Hz|
|Matrix||100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover|
|Wired Connectivity||USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 Type-A|
|Wireless Connectivity||1ms 2.4 GHz or Bluetooth 4.2 + LE|
|Wireless Encryption||128-bit AES|
|Media Keys||Dedicated (MUTE, VOL UP/DOWN, STOP, PREV, PLAY/PAUSE, NEXT)|
|Wrist Rest||Full-length with soft-touch finish, detachable|
|Cable Type||1.8 m / 6 ft, tangle-free rubber, detachable|
|Keyboard Layout / WIN Lock||NA / Yes|
|Battery Type||Built-in lithium-ion, rechargeable|
|Battery Life / Charging||Up to 15 hours (w/LED on), 75 hours w/out / USB Cable to PC|
- Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2017
- ASUS at CES 2018: ROG Strix Flare Keyboard and the ROG Spotlight Lights Up Vegas
- The Azio Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard Review: Eyecatching, But Stiff
- Gigabyte Launches Splash-Proof AORUS K9 Optical Keyboard with Infrared Switches.
- Razer Announces BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard: IP54 Dust & Splash Resistant Mechanical Keyboard
Leon Chan contributed to this report.
Post Your CommentPlease log in or sign up to comment.
View All Comments
Tams80 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkI've certainly found the high latency of TVs annoying. If it's all I've tried for a while, then I don't notice as much, but after using a low latency display everything just seems off and playing all games is harder.
Using a low latency display isn't uncommon for me, as my laptop has one, so I often do notice the difference. It's not just FPS either (though they suffer the most), but all games. Third person games like GTA and Sleeping Dogs become noticeable harder.
Stochastic - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkThere already are. See here: https://www.rtings.com/tv/tests/inputs/input-lag
qlum - Thursday, January 11, 2018 - linkRemember those big format gaming monitors I guess they would fit nicely together. After all nowadays a tv doesn't have to be more then a monitor.
hanselltc - Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - linkOr BIG F'N DISPLAYS
mjeffer - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkI'd definitely be interested in this for my ShieldTV. Have yet to find a good keyboard solution for games that don't support a controller, and I love Corsair's mechanical keyboard. That said, $50 for something flat to stick on your lap seems a bit much.
imaheadcase - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkI thought that at first, but come to think of it not many things you can get that do that like it would. It pretty much makes stuff not move around and padded. Hard to find everyday objects that fit that bill.
I'm in same boat, got me LG OLED tv with steam link. I can't use a controller for life of me after all the years playing PC games. I tried playing Dying Light on tv, the controller was just annoying. I might give this a go,
mjeffer - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkThat's true, and Corsair generally makes quality products with quality materials so Id guess it's not just some cheap plastic junk. I'd definitely buy this one, but from another company, say like Razer, I probably wouldn't be as interested at the price.
James Hurst - Sunday, January 14, 2018 - linkAfter going over a handful of the articles on your website, I truly appreciate your technique of writing a blog. I bookmarked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. This excellent website truly has all of the info I wanted concerning
<a href="http://nonstopbest.com/wireless-mechanical-keyboar... mechanical keyboard</a> and didn’t know who to ask. There's definitely a lot to know about this issue. I really like all the points you made.
Star1 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - linkI've been waiting for a high-end wireless mechanical gaming RGB keyboard since the beginning of time. Looks like I'll still have to wait as this thing appears to be stuck in PlayStation blue - yuk. There's a DREVO wireless mechanical keyboard with different modes/settings of RGB lighting for Christ's sake; why on earth can't a company like Corsair manage that. Honestly I don't care how big the lithium battery has to be in order to cope with RGB so long as the keyboard has no wires. That fact this is stuck in blue is very disappointing.