Summary: This is a gorgeous keyboard that is simply a joy to type on. I've never had so many people compliment a keyboard before. It's that good-looking. I love the way it types and sounds. I had never been so happy with a keyboard, but - The problem is the LEDs. At first, the number 3 LED went out. Then Caps Lock... Then Shift... Then R... Then 3 on the Num Pad... You can see where this is going. My LEDs are dropping like flies.
Summary: PROS: Looks nice, I love the volume roller. CONS: -The LED's burn out without reason. Even on unused keys that aren't illuminated! I had my G keys not illuminated, just turned them on and a few are out. I bought this this year and already 26 keys are dead. !!! 26 LED's Burnt out!!! and to have them fixed I would have to pay 30$ shipping. -The software is garbage, and G keys can't be used for key combinations, had I known this I probably wouldn't have bought it.
Excerpt: Bought this keyboard to replace an aging Microsoft 6000 wireless. Product is well built from quality materials. The tactile experience when typing is excellent. Installation with the supplied firmware and software was problem free. The problem started when I tried to attach the keyboard to my IOGEAR KVM switch. The keyboard was totally unresponsive and would not be recognized by the KVM switch. I contacted Corsair and they admitted that the KVM switch was a known issue.
Summary: I loved the keyboard the first few months ive had it. Then LEDs started failing. I've had this keyboard 13 months now and there are over 15 keys that are no longer lit. I called corsair the first time it happened and I got the run-around. Nothing was done. In June, I called again right before my warranty was due to expire, I was placed on hold for over 2 hours and then hung-up on. My warranty is now expired and can't do anything about.
Summary: I cannot recommend this keyboard at all. There is a problem with the LEDs. My keyboard is about nine months old and I just had two LEDs fail. On on the G7 key and one on the S key. Apparently Corsair makes the customer pay shipping to RMA these things which is basically a slap in the face. On top of the shipping cost, the replacement units have a drastically reduced warranty.
Excerpt: Bought 2 of these. Both have led's failing in large numbers within 3 months time. As LED's are usually very long life it is most likely a PCB issue. Corsairs "warranty" is for you to pay them $30.00 for the privilege of returning their failed product to repair it. In plain talk it has no warranty! Better yet! After you pay them to fix it they reduce the remaining 1.7 YEARS of warranty time to 90 days as they send you a "refurbished" part, not your original.
Broken back-lights, terrible RMA process, G keys extremely limited.
Jesse Dewayne Connor, Amazon
22 July 2014
Summary: It's the Cherry MX switches that make this a good keyboard when typing and for those I am a big fan. However, beware if you have any problems with this keyboard. In the first month most of my key back-lights went out. I thought, "no problem", I'll just RMA it and get a replacement and be on my way. This is not the case with Corsair's process. First, it took them a week to respond to the ticket I created on their website and only after I updated it several times.
Summary: I rue the day I paid 145 USD for a keyboard where the lights don't last 90 days. It is such a disappointment to try and purchase something nice only to have built in issues. Considering what I have spent with Corsair (cases, memory, peripherals, etc.) I wonder what I will do next time I go to purchase computing equipment.
Summary: This was so easy to set up and has worked great...then after just 6 weeks it is not responding to any keystrokes. The next day even the lights no longer came on, I have tried it on different pc's. I submitted a ticket on June 2nd, I got a email asking me to submit my receipt so I can rma it. I did this on the 3rd and have not had any response from Corsair in spite of each day opening my ticket and asking for a response.
Summary: Had this keyboard maybe a year now and every once in awhile it decides to stop typing. Unplug/replug several times and occasionally it will start typing again - maybe 20-30% of the time it never comes back. The computer does recognize the device removal / connection. So here's the catch... the keyboard bricks itself randomly. This keyboard has never been abused or had anything spilt on it.