Corsair K63 Wireless: Complete Test – Keyboard

Corsair K63 Wireless

In broad outline, the K63 Wireless is a classic K63 with a wireless connection. We find its main strengths – including the Cherry MX Red mechanical switches – and its main weak points, such as noisy keys, with a small sound effect well audible. So we refer you to the K63 test to learn more.

We will dwell here on the particularities of the K63 Wireless, starting with its wireless connection, which largely explains the additional cost required to acquire this version (130 €, against 90 € on average for the K63) .The connection is established choice wired – we will return later – or wireless with Bluetooth, or via a USB key delivered. The latter is preferred to enjoy the best performance. It operates in the 2.4 GHz band with AES 128-bit encryption to eliminate the risk of hacking information typed on the keyboard and reassure the most worried users. With it, Corsair promises a response time of the order of a millisecond and we must recognize that we have been unable to detect the slightest difference between the striking and the effect on the screen, whether in play or in frantic text entry. And when we talk about the frenetic use of a wireless keyboard, we think of autonomy. Corsair announces 15 hours with full backlight, 25 hours with light backlight and 75 hours without backlight. Figures that we could check (to one or two hours). This autonomy is ensured exclusively by an integrated lithium-ion battery. It is therefore necessary to go through a recharge in case of failure. Charging is done with a detachable 1.8m USB cable in mini-USB / USB 3.0 format. This connection allows of course to use the keypad wired when the battery is discharged and recharge it at the same time. A small green LED indicates when the keyboard is loaded. It turns red if the battery is dead. Thanks to a small switch located on the back edge of the chassis, you can turn off the keyboard to make sure you do not lose the battery unnecessarily. It is possible to let the backlight automatically shut off after a set period of time (adjustable in the Corsair CUE software), without hitting a key. You may have noticed that the color of this backlight is blue here, while it is red on the wired version. You will be able to make sure at first glance that you are buying the wireless version. Last difference between the two models: the K63 Wireless comes with a wrist rest, a bit short and not very thick, as we have already reported in the Corsair K68 RGB test.

But what makes the K63 Wireless particularly interesting, it is undoubtedly its optional support K63 Wireless Lapboard: it is enough to install the K63 Wireless there to comfortably enjoy a real mechanical keyboard of office while being comfortably installed in its sofa .

Inserting the K63 Wireless in its Lapboard stand takes only a few seconds.

Over the course of this test, it is besides this use that we preferred so much the hands fall naturally on the wrist rest and the upholstered coating under the support rests comfortably on the legs. A real success. This K63 Wireless Lapboard has a built-in mousepad in standard size (approximately 26 x 21 cm) that can be easily replaced when it is worn.

The K63 Wireless keyboard pair + K63 Wireless Lapboard support is without a doubt one of the best current solutions for using a PC in a living room (multimedia or home-cinema use, playing in a big screen on the TV …). It will of course complete this set by a wireless mouse quality. And even if you have only occasional use of the keyboard in the living room, the K63 Wireless is just made to be easily shared between office and living room: it is used on the desktop, supported, with a desktop PC, by example, and when there is a desire for home-cinema or video game, it is inserted into the K63 Wireless Lapboard to switch to the living room PC.

Add a wireless mouse to the K63 Wireless + Lapboard set and you're ready to play comfortably on the couch.

Admittedly, the K63 Wireless Lapboard is not given, but it can already be found at less than 60 € on the web or get a discount by buying the keyboard and support pack. And when you see that a majority of high-end gaming keyboard cost around 150 €, we think that spending the same amount in a wireless gaming keyboard quality (certainly without RGB or some small options sometimes negligible) and in a extremely well-designed support is not illogical, and perhaps even more interesting when looking for a keyboard for this so specific use.

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