We have touched on Corsair’s Utility Engine, or CUE, in the past and were excited to see how the K70 Mk 2 is supported by its RGB lighting and software. What you get when you first unbox this baby are three default color profiles. These profiles are rainbow wave, rain, and spiral rainbow. You can add as many profiles as the 8mb will allow and we had our profiles up to 28 at one time. Not only can you control the color but you can also add in key macros to streamline your gaming with key remapping or creating sequences of key presses. Corsair added in a new function to the world of software by adding the option under performance to choose exactly what the disable windows key does. You have the ability to disable functions like SHIFT + TAB or ALT + F4.Corsair does an amazing job of creating software that really makes you feel like you’re in control of your RGB experience.
We compared this keyboard to the way the military fine tunes their weaponry. Corsair’s K70 RGB Mk 2 is a fine tuned peripheral weapon which has kept their original strong platform and tweaked it slightly to create a customizable peripheral powerhouse. We loved the addition of the five Cherry switch choices because it fits almost every individual needs on the market.Our interaction with Corsair’s CUE software was pleasant and we didn’t get too lost in creating key mapping and changing color profiles. One thing we would like to see an improvement on is the wrist rest. All of the big companies use this very standard black plastic wrist rest and we would like to see some sort of improvement on the design in the future. All in all the Corsair K70 RGB Mk 2 was a pleasure to review and even more of a pleasure to game with. With a price of $159.99 USD on amazon at the time of this review, the Mk 2 has easily earned a gold seal for stellar performance.