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Jun 21, 2018

CORSAIR releases updates to their popular gaming keyboards with the release of the K70 RGB MK.2 RGB and STRAFE RGB MK.2

From Press Release:

FREMONT, CA, June 12th, 2018 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced the release of the new CORSAIR K70 RGB MK.2 and CORSAIR STRAFE RGB MK.2 range of mechanical gaming keyboards. Equipped with 100% Cherry MX high-quality mechanical keyswitches, the K70 RGB MK.2 RGB and STRAFE RGB MK.2 offer gamers a huge variety of switch type, including Cherry MX Red, MX Brown, MX Blue, Rapidfire MX Speed or MX Silent keyswitches*.

Whichever switch you pick, the K70 RGB MK.2 RGB and STRAFE RGB MK.2 both offer the comprehensive set of features that gamers demand; per-key RGB backlighting, 8MB of onboard profile storage and dedicated media keys are just the start, all powered by new CORSAIR iCUE software to synchronize lighting and control across all your CORSAIR iCUE compatible devices. Staying true to the CORSAIR legacy for quality and choice, the K70 RGB MK.2 RGB and STRAFE RGB MK.2 are ready to make their mark.

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The new K70 RGB MK.2


With durable aluminum construction and vibrant RGB lighting, the K70 RGB MK.2 continues the formula that has made the K70 a favorite with gamers around the world, while offering more Cherry MX mechanical keyswitch choices than ever before. Alongside the linear movement of Cherry MX Red, the tactile feedback of Cherry MX Brown, and the Rapidfire Cherry MX Speed, K70 RGB MK.2 see the return of Cherry MX Blue, and for the first time, the low-noise keystroke of Cherry MX Silent*, giving gamers more choice than ever when equipping their setup.

The K70 RGB MK.2’s solid brushed aluminum frame is ready to withstand a lifetime of gaming, while keeping styling simple and refined, and every key is individually backlit with stunning individually addressable RGB backlighting, allowing for nearly limitless customization. New for the K70 RGB MK.2, you can now take lighting profiles and key macros or remaps with you thanks to 8MB of onboard storage and hardware playback or use CORSAIR iCUE software to synchronize lighting across your entire CORSAIR setup with a single click. Loaded with extras, from textured FPS and MOBA keycaps, to an included soft-touch wrist rest and USB pass-through port, the K70 RGB MK.2 combines the features and choice gamers demand.


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The New K70 RGB MK.2 SE

By popular demand, today also sees the launch of the K70 RGB MK.2 SE**. Clad in a silver anodized aluminum frame and boasting stunning white precision-molded double-shot keycaps that never fade, the K70 RGB MK.2 SE is made to stand out with an extra premium feel that comes through in every keypress.

The new STRAFE RGB MK.2 MX Silent

The STRAFE RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2 MX Silent offer a low-noise mechanical keyboard option for those who demand silence. Cherry MX Silent keyswitches reduce noise by as much as 30%, helped by a durable casing and internal steel construction. Low noise doesn’t mean less features, with STRAFE RGB MK.2 boasting vivid per-key RGB backlighting, 8MB of onboard profile storage, a detachable wrist rest and dedicated media keys. Powered by CORSAIR iCUE software, STRAFE RGB MK.2 synchronizes amazing lighting effects across your iCUE setup, wields powerful macros and remaps with ease and includes a host of extras to help make it your own. Whether you’re streaming, playing games late into the night, or just don’t want to disturb those around you, STRAFE RGB MK.2 is the strong silent type you’ve been looking for.


Cherry MX Switch Options MX Red, MX Brown, MX Blue, MX Speed, MX Silent MX Silent, MX Red
Construction Aluminum Plastic
Onboard Storage 8MB w. Hardware Playback 8MB w. Hardware Playback
Lighting Per-key RGB Lighting Per-key RGB Lighting
Software CORSAIR iCUE Controlled CORSAIR iCUE Controlled
Detachable wrist rest Yes Yes
Textured Keycaps WSAD & QWERDF WSAD & QWERDF
Multimedia Controls Dedicated, Plus Volume Scroller Dedicated, Plus Volume Scroller
USB Pass-Through Yes, USB 2.0 Yes, USB 2.0
Windows Lock Button Yes Yes
Anti-Ghosting Full N-Key Rollover Full N-Key Rollover


Availability, Warranty and Pricing

The full line-up of K70 RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2 mechanical keyboards is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers and distributors, as well as direct from the webstore.

All K70 RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2 mechanical keyboards are backed by a two-year warranty, and the CORSAIR worldwide customer service and technical support network.

For up-to-date pricing of the K70 RGB MK.2 and STRAFE RGB MK.2, please refer to the CORSAIR website or contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

*Not all switch types are available in all regional layouts, see for full details.

**K70 RGB MK.2 SE Available in NA and UK layouts only.