CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB: PREMIERE OF THE WORLD'S FIRST ULTRA-THIN GAMING KEYBOARD FOR DESKTOP USE WITH CHERRY MX ULTRA LOW PROFILE TACTILE SWITCH
09/2022 by FRIEDRICH STIEMER - Back to overview
CHERRY MX is celebrating the debut of the world's first high-end keyboard with CHERRY MX Ultra Low Profile Tactile switches for desktop use: the CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB cordless mechanical gaming keyboard offers outstanding performance in an ultra-thin profile and hyper-fast wireless connectivity. The keyboard is ideal for gamers who prefer a compact design yet don't want to sacrifice the quality of CHERRY switches in their mechanical keyboard.
CHERRY MX ULTRA LOW PROFILE TACTILE FOR A FOCUSED AND NOTICEABLE ACTUATION
The CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB is the first desktop keyboard to rely on the fully mechanical CHERRY MX Ultra Low Profile (ULP) switches. With an absolute height of only 3.5 millimeters, they are critical to the super-thin form factor of the K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB. Additionally, they enable responsive and reliable input with the comfortable typing feel of a mechanical keyboard. The innovative ULP switches combine German engineering and technically unique solutions with the unrivaled, exclusive Gold Crosspoint contact system, which also earned the ultra-thin MX switch the German Innovation Award 2022* in Gold.
For the CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB, the American company integrates the MX Ultra Low Profile Tactile variant, which offers a noticeable typing feel with no audible click. Responsive inputs are enabled by the short pre-travel of 0.8 millimeters, with actuation force amounting to 65 centinewtons. Since the total travel of the switch is 1.8 millimeters, this results in an ergonomic overtravel of 1 millimeter. Manufacturing and quality control in the German factory in Auerbach i.d.Opf. guarantees the highest reliability and precision even after millions of keystrokes.
DYNAMIC RGB LIGHTING
The MX Ultra Low Profile Tactile design allows the SMD LEDs to be placed directly under the switches. The ULP's polymer components are translucent, providing intense and even illumination of the keys. The CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB also boasts an auto-adjust feature to independently regulate the brightness to suit a wide range of lighting conditions.
"Our MX Ultra Low Profile switches enable new technical standards thanks to our unique solutions - not only in the laptop but also in the desktop segment. The CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB benefits from this, making it the first fully mechanical keyboard for the desktop sector to offer this flat format. Gamers, content creators, and other power users who appreciate streamlined yet compelling specifications will be especially pleased with this new high-end keyboard," emphasizes Rolf Unterberger, CEO of CHERRY.
ROBUST ELEGANCE IN AN ALUMINUM FRAME
Thanks to a brushed, high-quality aluminum frame, the CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB impresses not only in terms of looks but also in terms of robustness. The height of the case is just eleven millimeters at its thinnest point, which further emphasizes the minimalist, linear design of the K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB. This makes it ideal for gamers, content creators, and streamers who value a subtle yet powerful setup.
THREE CONNECTION MODES PROVIDE FLEXIBLE OPERATION
In addition, the CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB is also highly flexible regarding connectivity options: Thanks to the integrated SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS connection, latencies of less than one millisecond are possible during wireless operation on a PC or Mac to meet the high demands of gamers. Alternatively, switching to integrated Bluetooth 4.2 LE significantly increases the range of applications since, among other things, pairing with up to three devices is also possible - such as with the tablet, workstation or laptop. Both wireless technologies transmit the signals with secure AES 128-bit encryption.
The third option is the connection via a detachable, sleeved USB 3.0 cable. Corsair's AXON hyper-processing technology ensures a hyper-polling rate of 8,000 hertz, which enables up to eight times faster key input transmission and is thus suitable for highly responsive gaming. Charging of the built-in lithium-ion polymer battery also takes place via USB, which allows a runtime of up to 50 hours when the RGB backlight is active or up to 200 hours when it is deactivated. This allows for over a week of wireless gaming on one battery charge.
IDEAL FOR MULTI-TASKING
Switching between connections happens easily and quickly at the touch of a button for seamless multi-tasking. 4 fully programmable macro keys can be assigned complex key sequences, actions, or application launches. A dedicated media control with a textured aluminum volume roll that is also programmable provides convenient control over multimedia content. All button and lighting settings are managed via Corsair's intuitive iCUE software and can be saved in up to 50 profiles directly to the K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB's 8-megabyte onboard memory. This ensures that settings are retained even when switching to other devices.
AVAILABILITY OF THE CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB
In conclusion, the CORSAIR K100 AIR WIRELESS RGB impresses with its aesthetics, performance, and flexible connectivity. It is expected to be available worldwide from October 4, 2022.
CORSAIR (NASDAQ:CRSR) is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-performance gear and technology for gamers, content creators, and PC enthusiasts. From award-winning PC components and peripherals, to premium streaming equipment, smart ambient lighting, and esports coaching services, CORSAIR delivers a full ecosystem of products that work together to enable everyone, from casual gamers to committed professionals, to perform at their very best.
*In the "Excellence in Business to Business" competition class in the "Office Solutions" category.