Corsair at CES 2018: Wireless K63 Mechanical Keyboard with Accompanying Lap Boardby Joe Shields on January 10, 2018 10:00 AM EST
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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|
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Leon Chan contributed to this report.
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krazyfrog - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkWhat we really need first is televisions with low latency for gaming.
imaheadcase - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkNot a big deal unless you playing FPS. Even then not a issue since its not competitive.
Death666Angel - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkSpeak for yourself. Just because it isn't competitive doesn't mean people are enjoying several frames of latency. A few people can even get motion sickness, when playing on high latency displays. I personally don't like delayed input in any kind of game and have to disable v-sync on almost all games that add latency when using it.
Lord of the Bored - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkEnough latency can make even a nice simple sidescrolling platformer unbeatable.
I couldn't get through Megaman 9's vanishing block segment in the Plugman stage to save my life until I hooked my 360 to a different display. And then I nailed it first try.
PeachNCream - Thursday, January 11, 2018 - linkFirst world problems.
SonicTrance - Sunday, June 27, 2021 - linkMy dad touch me, he say same words to me
Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkAre there even enough people playing FPS games (or other keyboard and mouse games) on their TV on a PC while sitting on a couch to justify the existence of this?
I like mechanical keyboards. I've spent entirely too much money on them. I just don't think I need one for the computer that's connected to my TV. Typing search terms into YouTube just doesn't call for MX Reds; the cheap Logitech I already have manages just fine.
Tams80 - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkWell considering the LapDog has been around for a while now, yes there is a demand. Just because you have absolutely no need for a mechanical wireless keyboard, does not mean others don't. I also think Corsair might just know the market demand for such a product better than you.
I don't think serious FPS players would care much for one, but RTS players certainly might. Some people may, shock, horror, prefer a K&M as their controls for all games.
Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer - Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - linkKeyboard and mouse are great controls for gaming. Sitting in front of a TV on a couch to play the kinds of games that you use a keyboard and mouse for is the thing that strikes me as a competitive disadvantage, compared to sitting in a chair in front of a gaming monitor.
Then again, I guess you might not care about being good at the games you play, so more power to you in that case.
SonicTrance - Sunday, June 27, 2021 - linkI have all the power