Corsair just dropped a keyboard that costs less than most games

Corsair just dropped a keyboard that costs less than most games
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Written by 

Joseph Kime


10th Jan 2024 16:25

Gaming peripherals are a bit of a nightmare to navigate. There is little players can do to figure out what it is they want with their setups without checking in with review after review.

As companies churn out item after item, it naturally gets a lot tougher to lock down exactly what mouse, keyboard, desk, and chair a person needs to perfect a PC gaming build.

There are cheap options that players can pick up in the meantime to tide them over and lower them into the world in a simpler way, even if they have to skimp on quality. Thankfully, it seems this is a problem that Corsair has just fixed - offering a high-end keyboard without the high-end price tag. 

Corsair launches new wallet-friendly gaming keyboard

Corsair's K55 Core RGB getting splashed.
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A new keyboard just touched down in the gaming space, and it uses some pretty simple cost-cutting tactics to make it one of the easiest keyboards to pick up if you’re in between setups or looking for something new.

The Corsair K55 Core RGB maintains a complex RGB system, media controls and a spillproof surface, all while coasting under the mark of $40. It's pretty unseen in the industry for a gaming keyboard to cost so little, but the company does so with a pretty smart change.

Typically, gaming keyboards will prioritise mechanical key switches for each key available, and while it provides a satisfying click and helps with more accurate inputs, it's not entirely essential.

Corsair is passing the savings on to you 

The media controller on Corsair's K55 Core RGB.
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Corsair has opted to go back to basics with a standard membrane to cover the whole keyboard, reducing the build cost of the K55 and passing the savings on to you.

It's a pretty impressive option for PC gamers, especially if you're trying to upgrade your gaming without breaking the bank. Plus, your squad is definitely going to thank you for opting for a quieter keyboard.

The Corsair K55 Core is available now for just $39.95 and can be picked up in either grey or black. Trust us, you won't regret this one.

Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.

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