|CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile|
|Type||Full size gaming keyboard|
|Flash||Individual RGB per key, configurable|
|Connection Type||USB 3.0 / 3.1 Type-A|
|Anti ghosting||Yes, 100%|
|N-Key Bearing||Complete reversal of the N key|
|Control multimedia||Yes, by Fn|
|To change||Cherry MX Speed LP|
|style of operation||Linear and quiet with no tactile feedback|
|task force||45 grams|
|actuation point||1 millimeter|
|Total distance||2 millimeters|
|life time||50 million keystrokes|
|cable type||Plastic cover|
As you can tell by looking at the tech specs, this is a full-size keyboard that, as we mentioned earlier, stands out for its low-profile Cherry MX Speed LP switches. The keyboard has a compact and simple design, which means that in this case, CORSAIR has given up installing multimedia keys dedicated the volume wheel and organized these actions via shortcuts with the Fn key.
Similarly, the keyboard also does without USB pass-through and a wrist rest, two things that have become quite a significant addition and which, from our point of view, we think a 150 euro keyboard should necessarily include.
For the rest, we have configurable RGB lighting per key, just as all the keys are configurable thanks to the brand’s unified iCUE software. The construction of the keyboard continues to stand out for its quality, with an aluminum cover that gives it great resistance and quality, and DoubleSHot PBT keys of excellent quality and durability.
Unboxing and external analysis
As usual in the brand’s peripherals, the keyboard is packaged in a black and yellow hard cardboard box, on the main side of which we can see an image of the keyboard accompanied by the name of the product, and emphasizing that it has a distribution in Spanish ( es_ES ) at the bottom right.
On the back we have an image of the keyboard again, accompanied by a description of it and where they emphasize that we are dealing with a discreet product, since they include a small comparative sketch with the size of normal keyboards. In addition, by means of a simple sticker, they tell us the type of switch that the model we have in hand mounts (well, remember that CORSAIR offers this same keyboard with Cherry MX Viola).
Inside the box we have the keyboard protected by a simple clear plastic bag, and accompanied by another bag containing the usual safety, warranty and user manual brochures. This keyboard does not include a wrist rest or even a keycap opener.
Here we have the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile already out of the box, in black and in which, without a doubt, the first thing that stands out is this brushed aluminum top cover which gives it a great elegance.
Here you can see some details, such as the K60 screen print on the bottom left or the manufacturer’s logo on the top right.
The typography that CORSAIR has used in this keyboard is the usual typography, quite large and easily readable even with the lighting off. Personally, we prefer the one he once used on the STRAFE range or the K70 MK.2 Low Profile because it’s a bit bigger, but that’s a matter of taste.
As a low-profile keyboard, the keys rise a bit from the aluminum plate that acts as a cover, as you have to remember that their maximum travel is only 2 millimeters and it doesn’t take much. so no more.
The cable exits from the rear through a rubberized opening to prevent it from being damaged, although in this case the cable is not meshed with nylon thread as usual, but instead has a simple plastic cover .
The cable is 1.8 meters long and terminates in a single USB connector. Remember that this keyboard must be connected to a port USB3.0/3.1it’s not worth it with a USB 2.0 because it wouldn’t be able to provide you with the power and bandwidth you need.
Underneath, the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile features five large, non-slip rubber inserts to ensure the keyboard stays in place during use.
Of course, there’s a pair of raised feet that change the tilt of the keyboard by 8 degrees, and they also have a rubber insert.
Finally, we have the Cherry MX Speed LP switch here, and at first glance you can already see that it is much lower than the classic Cherry MX. The keycap is also sized lower to accommodate that low profile keyboard.
After seeing the device, it’s time to put it through its paces to see how it performs.
Software: CORSAIR iCUE
To test the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile, we connected it to a PC on which we had already installed iCUE since we were already using other products from the brand, and as soon as we plugged it into a USB 3.0 of the PC, the software detected it and we were able to start with your configuration.
There’s nothing new software-wise and by now we’re already very familiar with iCUE, so we’ll go pretty quick here to just show you the options we have. In the first tab, called Key Assignments, we have the possibility to modify the key assignments, forgive the redundancy.
In the second tab, Lighting Effects, we can configure the lighting and effects of each key individually.
The third tab is called Hardware Lighting, and it is used to configure the lighting effects that we want the keyboard to save in its internal memory, and which will work if we have the keyboard connected but not the software open. This keyboard is compatible with the Xbox, for example, so the lighting that will work will be the one we’ve set here.
In the Performance tab we can configure how we want the keyboard to behave when we activate the game mode, which in this case is done by pressing the key combination Fn + F1 since there is no dedicated button for that.
Finally, in the Device configuration section, we can automatically update the firmware, modify the polling frequency (by default it is already 1000 Hz), modify the intensity of the lighting (we can also do it with a combination of keys), modify the layout (language), or add a reaction time to the keys in case the keyboard is too fast for us.
Now yes, after seeing the software, we will proceed to test it.
This is how the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile works
It’s time to show you the keyboard in action, so let’s start with the lighting. Here’s what the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile looks like in bright conditions (with two 2200W white light lamps pointed directly at the keyboard), where the lighting is barely perceptible but you can still see it.
If we turn off the lamps and stay in normal lighting conditions (just light entering through the window but not directly on the keyboard), the backlight is much better.
Here’s what one of his switches looks like, now in low light, with the room nearly dark.
The lighting intensity of this keyboard is more than adequate, and we can not only configure it as we wish through the software, but it will look great in any ambient light condition.
That said, the operation of the keyboard once in use is excellent across the board. If it is true that this type of switch has the disadvantage of producing many involuntary pressures until you get used to it due to the great sensitivity of its mechanisms, after a certain time of adaptation, it becomes a tool that is not only fast, but also very precise.
The constant repetitions in games (when we press the keys) are perfectly captured thanks to its Anti Ghosting Full N-Key Rollover feature, and writing texts (like this analysis, which we write with) is done quickly and comfortably Since you barely have to press the keys to activate them, it generates much less fatigue than with a classic mechanical keyboard.
As you can see in the 10FastFingers screenshot we took right now, we reached a speed of 170 words per minute with this keyboard, making over 700 keystrokes in 60 seconds and only getting one wrong. a word. Not bad is not it ? It would be difficult to achieve this with a classic mechanical keyboard (to give you an idea, with a normal Cherry MX Red in this same test we managed to do around 145 words per minute).
It must be said, on the ergonomic side, that we lack a wrist rest, but it’s almost out of habit more than anything else. Likewise, we miss that the keyboard has a USB pass-through, since this additional USB is very practical for connecting, for example, the receiver of wireless headphones. We also miss that the keyboard has dedicated multimedia keys, in particular the volume wheel, but again this is also more out of habit than anything else since in the end we have this functionality thanks to shortcuts using the Fn key .
Conclusion and judgment
Overall, the CORSAIR K60 RGB PRO Low Profile is one of the fastest keyboards on the market, and is ideal for gamers looking for the fastest typing speed for gaming and users who type a lot , although it is true that for the latter it will take some time to adapt because it is true that the keys being so sensitive, many involuntary keystrokes are made at the beginning.
All in all, we could say that this K60 RGB PRO is a simplified version of the K70 MK.2 RGB Low Profile, a version in which the wrist rest, the USB pass-through and the dedicated multimedia keys are removed, but in return they have significantly lowered the price of the price and is therefore ideal for users who want a keyboard that is fast but is not so expensive (its sale price is $ 149.99, but it is common to see it on sale for 99 $.99 in stores).
Therefore, we consider this keyboard to be ideal for all types of users who are looking for a fast and comfortable keyboard that has (almost) everything without having to spend the money that high-end keyboards cost. Its performance is excellent and its quality is in line with all CORSAIR products, so we can only give it our Platinum award and our recommendation for its excellent performance.