In the mechanical keyboard enthusiast scene, seeing 60% keyboards is a pretty common sight. However, for the longest time ever, mainstream keyboard makers have stuck with full-sized designs or at the very most, shrunk them down to TKL which takes away the number pad. However, these days we’re starting to see a trend emerge, with Corsair being the latest to hop on board.
The company has recently taken the wraps off the Corsair K65 RGB Mini keyboard. This is a 60% keyboard which we’ve seen from the likes of Razer and ASUS (the ASUS ROG Falchion is more of a 65%, but it’s still pretty compact).
For those unfamiliar, 60% keyboards are where the function row, dedicated arrow and navigation keys, and the number pad have been removed. Accessing these features can be done through a Fn key. The end result is a more compact keyboard for those who might not need to use these keys as often.
The Corsair K65 RGB Mini will feature Cherry MX Speed linear switches, but users will also be able to choose other switch options like the Cherry MX Silent switches and Cherry MX Reds. The keyboard features per-key RGB and PBT shine-through keycaps. It is a pretty standard keyboard as far as 60% keyboards are concerned, and it will be priced at $110 if you’re interested in checking out this form factor.