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Dear overclock.net, I come before you this evening in search of some answers regarding the Corsair Vengeance K60 keyboard. It uses Cherry MX Red switches, which I believe are not used as much as the other switches for gaming. I will be using this board exclusively for gaming. I really liked the look of it, and from what I have researched, the reds are similar to browns. Has anyone here used the reds? I would love some feedback on them!

http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-k60-performance-fps-mechanical-gaming-keyboard.html

That is the board, let me know what you all think!
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tons of people like reds. i personally don't. i dislike linear switches and they are way too light for me.

im more of acherry blues guy myself.
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Kind of off topic, I know cherry reds take 45g to actuate. How much does the average rubber dome keyboard take?
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Hmmm me and my gf use corsair keyboards (i use the k60 and she uses the k90) overall i like the feel of the kayboard for typing it feels pretty natural. Although i dont really use it for gaming (use a belkin NE-52) since i like to rest my hand/fingers on the keys, which when using the k60 for me personally pushes them down a bit. As for the "f" keys being rubber domes i really dont mind it but for some going from a much decisive key depression to one that is more spongy might not be so great , My GF on the other hand loves the keyboard, overall very responsive for her with good spacing between keys even with her smaller hands.
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Kind of off topic, I know cherry reds take 45g to actuate. How much does the average rubber dome keyboard take?

i believe the range is somewhere between 45g~60g, but the force overtime changes with age as well from what i hear, so over time it can vary
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Hmmm me and my gf use corsair keyboards (i use the k60 and she uses the k90) overall i like the feel of the kayboard for typing it feels pretty natural. Although i dont really use it for gaming (use a belkin NE-52) since i like to rest my hand/fingers on the keys, which when using the k60 for me personally pushes them down a bit. As for the "f" keys being rubber domes i really dont mind it but for some going from a much decisive key depression to one that is more spongy might not be so great , My GF on the other hand loves the keyboard, overall very responsive for her with good spacing between keys even with her smaller hands.
i believe the range is somewhere between 45g~60g, but the force overtime changes with age as well from what i hear, so over time it can vary

Thank you for the info! I usually like to rest my hands on the WASD keys as well. Just to confirm what you meant, when you have your fingers idle on the keys, you can accidentally push them down without trying? (Do you by chance have a large/heavy hand?)
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Thank you for the info! I usually like to rest my hands on the WASD keys as well. Just to confirm what you meant, when you have your fingers idle on the keys, you can accidentally push them down without trying? (Do you by chance have a large/heavy hand?)

hmm, yeah its when their idle on the keys, sometimes i get an acidental keystroke on my board, mostly when i start to type or But dont seem to have the issue with typing since i dont keep my hand on the board when browsing. Although my gf doesnt have the same issue when using both the keyboards (not sure if its how she places it or she uses her wrist/palm to support her hand, but she has smaller hands). From what i been told i have a bit larger hands/"longer" fingers" (mostly then most of my friends, but a few have some that are larger, so i would say medium-large?).
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I heard the special keycap printing will fade easily. Is that true?
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yes there is an issue with the key caps fading (keys are laser etched), corsair recently found a solution to the issue and it has been fixed. The reason the keys fading is is from the oils people produce and "certain users". I believe they said that hey are now putting a better (or move of) the UV coating on the keys to protect it

If you do/have purchased a K60 (K90 is not effected) you can send a support/rma request and their reps will take care of you thumb.gif by replacing the keys or the board itself (cant remember what they said they would do but replacement boards will be available around 3 weeks as of today)
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yes there is an issue with the key caps fading (keys are laser etched), corsair recently found a solution to the issue and it has been fixed. The reason the keys fading is is from the oils people produce and "certain users". I believe they said that hey are now putting a better (or move of) the UV coating on the keys to protect it

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Lol. See the Filco key UV hardcoat scratching off thread.
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Lol. See the Filco key UV hardcoat scratching off thread.

O_O;; never seen it, might give it a look tongue.gif but just reporting what i saw some corsair reps say on their forum ^^
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