If you’re looking for a lean mean gaming machine, you can’t pass up on the Corsair K60 RGB Low-Profile keyboard. Coming with a new case design and improved everything, this keyboard blew our socks out of the water.
Let’s take a closer look at this keyboard and explain exactly what we liked (and disliked).
The Verdict: 9/10
The Corsair K60 RGB Low-Profile is a keyboard from Corsair made for the purpose of gaming. The keyboard features a no-frills design and provides one of the best typing/gaming experience for a low-profile board.
With an aluminum anodized frame and plastic underbelly, the keyboard is super firm and sturdy. Not to mention the Cherry MX Silver low-profile switches offer a fast reaction speed by lowering the actuation distance – making this keyboard a competitive gaming option.
With redesigned stabilizers and a sleek design, there is nothing glaringly wrong with this keyboard and it in fact over-delivers on the expectations we had of the keyboard.
Our only complaint is the non-detachable power cable and the fact that the K60 is a little light on features for the price point, but the excellent build quality and typing experience make up for the downsides.
In The Box
In the box, you don’t get a whole lot of items when compared to most mechanical keyboard packages. You get a standard instruction manual that walks you through some of the shortcuts and basic features of the keyboard.
You also get a warranty guide that outlines what will void the warranty and how long it will last. Always good to know you’re covered.
In addition, you also get the safety information to make sure you don’t electrocute yourself or something. And that’s about it.
It would’ve been nice to get a keycap puller or extra keycaps or something, but considering this is one of Corsair’s mid-tier keyboards, all of those fun extras aren’t included. You’ll need to opt for the Corsair K100 or K95 instead.
Anyways, let’s continue with the review.
I have to say, the build quality on the Corsair K60 Low-Profile is actually quite superb. With an anodized brushed aluminum top plate, the build looks very attractive and is super sturdy. Compared to the larger keyboards they offer, such as the K100, the K60 feels even more sturdy and well-built.
There is minimal flex and seems like it would be very difficult to break.
There are also kickstands located on the back of the keyboard so you can increase the typing angle if you prefer a more inclined setup. There is one adjustment setting.
The only thing I really have to complain about is the non-detachable power cable. It makes the keyboard a bit difficult to move around and more clunky than it needs to be. Especially with the low profile design and lack of USB passthrough, there is really no need for the cable to be non-detachable.
If the cable ever breaks, you can’t easily replace it like you could if it was detachable. Overall, that’s really my biggest complaint about the keyboard.
The keycaps come in a double-shot ABS plastic design which allows the RGB backlight to illuminate the legends, perfect for gaming at night, or working after-hours.
I will say, the ABS keycaps do leave behind a trail of grease and shininess, even after typing on them with clean hands. For this reason, it would be awesome if they were PBT, but that’s not always an option.
The legends on the K60 look more clean than the usual Corsair design. It looks like they opted for a more minimalist design and less “gamer” aesthetic, making it a have a higher-end look. They do seem similar to the Razer keycaps, so I could see some people not liking the similarities between the two, but I personally like the new design choice.
On the upper row, you have access to media keys on a lower layer, so if you want to change the sound or brightness levels, you have easy access to do so. There are no dedicated media keys on the K60 keyboard.
The switches are a highlight of this keyboard for me. The Corsair K60 Low Profile offers one of the best typing and gaming experiences in large part due to the Cherry MX Silver Low-Profile switches.
They are wicked fast with a short actuation point making them slightly faster than a traditional mechanical switch.
They are smooth, albeit slightly scratchy, but are quite enjoyable to use. Which is a little strange for a low profile board.
The stem of the switch also has the Cherry MX shape, meaning you can change out the keycaps with another kind if the ABS keycaps are not your style. Just beware you won’t be able to fully press the switch down if you opt for a non-low-profile keycap.
The durability of the switch is around 50 million keystrokes which is a bit lower then their standard 100 million, but that should be enough for this keyboard to last you for years.
The stabilizers on the keyboard are very similar to a normal mechancial keyboard except they are recessed into the plate to accomodate the low profile design.
As a matter of fact, the stabilizers on this keyboard feel better than a normal Corsair mechanical keyboard. They offer a very smooth and stable experience resulting a super *thoccy* space bar.
The stabilizer stem is also the classic Cherry MX shape, so you should have no problem popping on a different set of keycaps.
The Corsair K60 RGB Low Profile is a keyboard that did not disappoint. With an enjoyable typing experience, excellent build quality, and a clean aesthetic, this keyboard separates itself from the pack of mediocre low-profile keyboards.
Out of all of the low-profile keyboards I have tested, this one offered the best feel and sound, and is geared the most towards gaming.
While I wish it was packed full of a few more features, the basic functionality this keyboard has should be enough for most to have a good time gaming or browsing the internet. Plus with the usage of the iCUE software, there are plenty of settings to play around with.
At the current price, it’s a good deal, although at surface-level it may not seem worth it due to the low number of features. But trust me, the fun experience this keyboard brings to the table makes it worth it for the price.
You can find the Corsair K60 RGB Low Profile on Amazon for a good price.