Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile review: A great keyboard for typers

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PROS
  • Quiet
  • Bright per-key RGBs
  • Comfortable
  • Fair price
  • Good for typers
CONS
  • No dedicated media and macro buttons
  • Almost too sensitive switches (matter of taste)

Corsair is known for producing high-end gaming hardware. High quality obviously has its price, but with the K60 line, Corsair is attempting to put quality into an affordable gaming keyboard. There are different models of the series, but with a price between $89.99 for the RGB Pro and $109.99 for the RGB Low Profile the keyboards find a very nice spot to deliver quality without breaking the bank.

The Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile uses Cherry switches, has a strong aluminum chassis, refined keycaps and a strong RGB lightning game. This keyboard is one of the best keyboards in the sub $150.00 price range.

Design – Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

When you unpack the K60 Pro RGB Low Profile you’ll immediately notice its weight. Above the plastic base you there’s an anodized aluminum top plate with a brushstroke pattern. The first look actually gives off a very high-quality impression. The Low Profile is very robust and durable. If treated right it will last you several years for sure.

The weight combined with the added rubber feet at the bottom make sure that the keyboard won’t move, even in hectic situations.

On the top right corner, there’s a Corsair logo that flows really well with the rest of the design. On the bottom left there’s a small vertical imprint that says “// K 6 0”.

The design and the functionality of the keyboard are rather basic. One thing you’ll definitely miss on the K60 Pro RGB Low Profile are dedicated media and macro buttons. Sure you can access them while holding down the FN button, but if you ever had dedicated buttons, you’ll know it’s just not the same. The FN key and the corresponding buttons are also pretty far away from each other, which gives you even less incentive to use those.

Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

With a size of 17.4 inches (44.2 cm) x 5.4 inches (13.7 cm) the keyboard takes up quite a lot of space on your desk. The height is adjustable to a maximum of 1.2 inches (3.0 cm), which is comparable to other low-profile keyboard designs.

Some of the first things you’ll notice that have been saved are the non-braided cable and the complete absence of a wrist rest. This is not the end of the world, but I understand that many people enjoy the increased comfort of a wrist rest. And by the way, the cheaper K60 RGB Pro SE even comes with one.

Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

Performance – Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

The big difference in the K60 models are the key switches. While all other K60 models use the Cherry Viola, the Low Profile uses the Cherry MX Low Profile Speed switches. They have a travel distance of 3.2 mm, an actuation distance of 1 mm and only need a force of 45 grams to activate.

This makes the keyboard very suited for all the furious typers. The Low Profile actually might be considered one of the fastest keyboards around, as the buttons are basically already pressed as soon as you think about them. Combined with the cushiony feeling and the quiet clicks, the keyboard is also fitting for work environments. While not completely silent, there’s no clicky or tactile sound to the presses.

Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile

The keycaps are actually great and really comfortable to use. They are made of plastic and use a concave shape with a slight downward curve at the top. This allows your fingers to rest comfortably on them.

While gaming, the switches feel responsive at all times. But the low travel distance and the low activation force make the keyboard rather inconvenient sometimes. You can get a really fast input speed, but the lack of physical feedback gives space for misclicks or losing track of your current action queue. Especially in stressful scenarios, you can find yourself a bit lost on your own keyboard.

In Corsair’s iCue you get the usual customization of profiles, RGB key-remapping and macro recording. The lighting options are actually one of the best features of the K60 RGB Low Profile. Additionally to the already very good lightning presets you can address and customize every single key individually. The software is quick and efficient when you want to make smaller adjustments, but if you want to have a fling you can also spend hours in there. Whenever you’re done, you can save your profiles and cycle through them directly on your keyboard without having to open up the software.

Unfortunately, the keyboard doesn’t have any onboard memory for profiles, which means that you’ll need to have the software running in the background to keep them.

Verdict

Apart from the switches, the Corsair K60 RGB Pro Low Profile is almost identical to the other K60 models. At the end of the day, you pay the extra buck to have higher quality Low Profile key switches.

The quiet and comfortable activation of the keys make this keyboard really good for any environment and especially speedy typers. During gaming, the low travel distance and lack of physical feedback might be distracting and get you out of your flow.

Aside from minor things like the missing wrist rest and no dedicated media buttons I honestly don’t get much to rant about. You get Cherry switches, the keyboard does excellent on typing and goes for only $ 109.99. This keyboard actually finds a very sweet spot between budget and performance.

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Performance
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Design
74%
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