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Corsair K70 Max Review

Rating: 6.5.

Corsair are back with another keyboard release. The K70 Max is a high end, premium, full sized mechanical keyboard with Corsairs own MGX magnetic switches, which have fully adjustable actuation distances. Can this full sized gaming board live up to its rather hefty price tag?


00:00 Start
00:26 Some key details / pricing
01:01 Design / overview
04:05 Build Quality / top row buttons
04:50 Cable quality
05:22 Switches / keys / sound tests
08:46 Mat’s disappointment
09:58 RGB / Software and real world use
13:35 Closing thoughts


  • Form-Factor – Full-size
  • Chassis – Aluminum, Space Gray, bead blasted
  • Keyswitches – CORSAIR MGX, magnetic
    • Linear
    • 45g actuation force
    • Actuation point is adjustable from 0.4mm-3.6mm in 0.1mm increments.
    • Default actuation point is 2.0mm.
    • 4.0mm total travel
  • Backlighting – Individually LED lit and per-key programmable
  • LED Color – RGB, 16.8 million colors
  • Keycaps – PBT double-shot keycap set, 1.5mm thick, backlight compatible
  • Matrix – Full key rollover (NKRO) with 100% anti-ghosting
  • Wired Connectivity – USB 3.0 Type-A
  • USB Report Rate – Up to 8,000Hz hyper-polling with CORSAIR AXON
  • Onboard Memory – 8MB
  • Onboard Profiles – Up to 50 (depending on complexity)
  • Onboard Lighting – Up to 20 layers of lighting effects with CORSAIR AXON
  • Volume Control – Multi-function roller with mute button
  • Media Keys – Stop, Previous Track, Play/Pause, Next Track buttons
  • Profile Key – Dedicated button
  • Brightness Key – Dedicated button
  • Windows Lock Key – Dedicated button
  • Adjustable Height – Yes
  • Device Compatibility – Windows PC, Apple Mac, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • iCUE (Software) Supported in Windows 10, 11, and macOS 10.15+
  • Cable – 1.82m / 6ft, USB Type-C to Type-A, detachable, braided fiber
  • Dimensions – 442(L) x 166(W) x 39.2(H) mm / 17.4(L) x 6.54(W) x 1.54(H) in
  • Weight – 1.39 kg / 3.06 lbs

The Corsair K70 Max can be purchased directly from Corsair for £219.99.


  • Etched aluminium top case
  • Magnetic, fully adjustable switches
  • Good quality double shot PBT keycaps


  • Terrible sound and stabiliser rattle
  • Very loose USB-C port
  • Expensive
  • Patchy RGB
  • Ping on some of the keys

KitGuru says: The K70 Max is an expensive keyboard and while it does have some good features, like the MGX magnetic switches with their adjustable actuation distances, it is let down by very poorly optimised stabilisers and a typing sound and feel that leaves a lot to be desired. Build quality could also be better, especially around the USB port. The cable moves around a substantial amount when it is connected. Overall, a disappointing keyboard when considering the price. 

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Rating: 6.5.

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