Tech Review Tuesday: K70 RGB RapidFire vs Apex M750 TKL
Posted 4th September 2018 By: Derpina    678 Views
Esports News – Casual and semi-professional gamers are likely to get attracted to high-end gaming equipment, regardless of the price. Surely, there’s something appealing about adding something to a gamer’s rig to enhance his battle station at home. Besides, investing in good quality and good looking gaming equipment can enhance your overall gaming experience.
On that premise, this week’s episode of Tipify Gaming Equipment series dwells on two top-of-the-line gaming keyboards in the market today: Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire and SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL. Read on below and see which of the two is worth your 100 bucks.
Corsair K70 RGB RapidFire
The RapidFire is part of Corsair K79 KGB’s keyboard line, and it’s one of their most expensive products, priced at $139.99 USD. The keyboard is part of Corsair’s line of products that are fully-equipped with esports features, especially the latest Cherry MX Speed keys. As a whole, the keyboard is packed with 8ms customizable response rate, 100% anti-ghosting, full key rollover, 45g actuation force, 1.2mm actuation distance, and 50m keystrokes. It will definitely let you strike with an unmatched combination of speed and precision. More than that, complex actions can be set for each individual key such as macros, shortcuts, timers, and media controls.
The RapidFire looks like a standard black gaming keyboard at first glance, but once you prep it up for gaming, its vibrant multi-color backlighting will surprise you. It supports 13 different lighting effects and 16.8 million colors including Spiral Rainbow, Rainbow Wave, Cyclon-like Visor, and Color Wave. You can even create an effect for the movement keys, assigning a specific color for each shortcut or movement.
SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL
Also priced at $139.99 USD is the SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL. Its main selling point? The Tenkeyless (TKL) feature. This means that the keyboard works great with small work areas as it has no number pad—a section that’s completely useless to esports gamers. The absence of numerical keyboard gave way to a lot of features such as Cherry MX mechanical switches, 100% anti-ghosting support, 45g actuation force, 2mm actuation point, and 50 million key presses. It will genuinely excel in any gaming genre and can make more room for mouse movements and other gaming equipment.
Looking at the built and finish of the keyboard, the solid Aircraft-grade anodized aluminum top frame definitely stands out. And within it, gamers can light up 16.7 million RGB Led-capable distinguishable colors. You can enable all sorts of active effects like Wave, Breathing, ColorShift, and Firework, as well as reactive effects like Fade, Hexagon, Ripple, and Runout. If you want other gaming equipments to match your style, the keyboard can perform a Prism synch to make all colors uniform.