Summary: The keyboard is definitely well designed. Compared to the Ducky Shine II that I had, I do prefer the Costar Stabilizer of the k65. My only complain is that the mute button is not a responsive as the volume up/down buttons. I have to press hard for it to register. My other complain is the keyboard does not come with keycap puller or another set of wasd keycaps, I would of liked to have them in black.
Summary: I picked this up on sale, and for the sale price, it is a fantastic tenkeyless mechanical keyboard. I am very impress with the Cherry red switches after using Browns and Blues. They are very smooth and require little effort to actuate. I found the switches fantastic for both typing and gaming! I wanted to find a non backlit keyboard as well, so all other tenkeyless models that were backlit did not interest me.
Pros: tenkeyless, NOT backlit!, volume buttons, brushed aluminium finish, open design
Pros: It's small size allows for larger mouse pads to be used along side of it with limited desk space. Corsair decided to forego the numlock LED which used to drive me crazy on other keyboards. Everything about this keyboard feels very high quality.
Cons: The right Windows key has been left out in favor of a function key, but the only people who will really care are those who lock their PC with the Window+L shortcut.