CORSAIR launches K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, and more
Navigating media and playing PC games from your couch, bed, or reclining chair can be quite tedious. When searching for a movie on Netflix, for example, it is very annoying to enter text with a remote control. Sure, there are voice search options, but it would be much nicer to use a keyboard. If you want to a play a PC game in your living room or bedroom because your computer is hooked up to a TV, using a keyboard and mouse on your lap is damn-near impossible. Instead, you have to pull out a table or something similar. Ugh. What a clunky experience!
Today, CORSAIR launches a new product that should make it much more comfortable to both play PC games and search for media while in front of your TV. Called "K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard," it also includes a touchpad, meaning there is no need for a mouse. It even includes an analog joystick! This one device can be used for both gaming and media. Best of all, it is reasonably priced too.
"Alongside its stylish anodized aluminum frame and white LED backlit custom CORSAIR ultra-low profile keyswitches, the K83 boasts an intuitive key layout that puts all the entertainment essentials within easy reach, whether you’re searching for the next episode, controlling playback, or exploring the latest game. Its contoured keycaps help your fingers settle in comfortably with a host of media shortcuts and hotkeys. An analogue joystick makes easy work of menus and content browsing and plays games like a gamepad when combined with the familiar WASD keys. A precision multi-touch touchpad and dedicated right/left click buttons make mouse cursor movement and clicks easy, with separate left and right click buttons also found on the keyboard’s shoulders," says CORSAIR.
The popular company further says, "CORSAIR's proprietary wireless technology connects to USB-compatible devices for easy setup and ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz wireless speed, using 128-bit AES wireless encryption to protect your personal data. The addition of low-latency Bluetooth wireless offers further flexibility to quickly connect to even more devices without a USB port. A USB-rechargeable battery powers the K83 Wireless, providing up to 40 hours of continuous use. Finally, the K83 Wireless takes advantage of CORSAIR iCUE software for powerful customization through a single intuitive interface. Users can recalibrate and fine-tune the joystick, create macros and remap keys, adjust the LED backlighting, and configure Windows touchpad gestures."
Corsair shares the following features and specifications.
|Wireless Connectivity||Ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz or Bluetooth 4.2|
|Wired Connectivity||USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 Type-A|
|Key Switches||Custom CORSAIR Gaming Scissor|
|Touchpad||Precision with up to Four-Finger Gestures|
|Backlighting||Single Zone White LED Backlighting|
|Wireless Encryption||128-bit AES|
|Battery Type||Built-in Lithium-Polymer Ion, Rechargeable|
|Battery Charging||Charges via USB Micro-B to Computer or Device|
|Battery Life||Up to 40 Hours of Continuous Use|
|Media keys||Hotkeys, Volume Scroller (Vol Up/Down, Mute)|
|USB Report Rate||1000Hz|
|Key Matrix||20-Key Rollover with Anti-Ghosting|
|Software||CORSAIR iCUE, Version 3.13 and Later|
|Dimensions||381(L) x 125(W) x 28(H) mm
15(L) x 4.93(W) x 1.11(H) in.
|Accessories||USB Wireless Receiver (Required for 2.4GHz Wireless Connectivity)
USB Charging / Data Cable (1.82 m / 6 ft, Flat, Tangle-free Rubber)
The company shares the below list of compatible devices. You can learn more here.
- PC with Microsoft Windows 7 or later
- Apple Mac with macOS 10.8 or later
- Amazon Fire TV
- NVIDIA Shield TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung Smart TV with Tizen OS (2016 or newer)
- Other Smart TV with Android TV OS (2016 or newer)
- Tablet & Mobile Devices with Android OS 5.0 or later
- Apple iPad and iPhone with iOS 8 or late
As previously stated, the CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard is competitively priced. How much does it cost? It can be had here for only $99.99. A penny shy of a hundred dollars is very reasonable when you consider it is not only a wireless keyboard, but a trackpad too. The backlit keys will be great for use in the dark, and the aluminum frame should make it quite durable. The rechargeable battery means you won't have to load up on AA or AAA batteries either. This thing looks exceptional, y'all.