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.
Pros: Fully mechanical. Solid, stylish look and feel.
Cons: I was happy with this keyboard until LEDs started dying. I now have 4 dead LED keys within 6 months of purchase. With such high price tag, I expected LEDs to be higher quality that should last years not months.
Summary: After 2 months of casual use, 3 LEDs no longer turn on. And I can confirm it wasnt caused by use, as the lights were working one day, I turned on the computer the next morning and 3 had stopped. This is very distracting on a keyboard, to have some keys lit and other not. Ive started turning off the lights entirely, but without the backlight the letters are a very dull white, and having the backlight was a major reason for getting this keyboard. *Update* June 15 2014.
Summary: Pros Keyboard is designed well, Feels good Cons lights for the keys are starting to go out (9 key in counting) I'll see how costumer support responses and change my review accordingly =P Edit: 2 stars to 1 customer service for corsair sucks. the entire interface for RMA is terrible. for a guy that spend 2k plus on just ram products, and more on cases, PSUs, SSDs, this really blows... I hope you never have any problems with your corsair products.
Summary: I would understand it if I was a teenager who abused his computer gear. I am not. I am a 29 yr old professional who plays games and builds computers as a hobby. This keyboard is $160. I bought it for the durability and style. Well, it turns out that no company is without some defects. That's fine. No worries, but you're telling me I have to pay (on top of the $160) for shipping back to the company so they can make it right(question mark) Ha!
Significant hardware issue and terrible customer service
ben rush, Amazon
8 June 2014
Summary: Thought I'd treat myself to a high quality, mechanical keyboard after years of living with a cheap membrane keyboard. This is one of the most expensive keyboards out there, and to me is a gorgeous design. I find backlit keyboards useful, and again this one has a great looking backlight. Unfortunately after about three weeks, one of the individual key LED backlights failed. Within a week three more had failed.
Summary: I love the keyboard to pieces however it's been let down by the depressingly bad software provided by Corsair, it advertises 18 G-Keys however in games like League of Legends and the vast majority of all other games I've played G-Keys require mapping to an existing key on the keyboard for for example in the software you would have to make it so G1 = A then in game change the Hotkey to A, it doesn't really serve much purpose as you may as well just press A, because of...