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Corsair has announced a new mechanical keyboard called the K100 AIR. Described as “stunning” and “ultra-thin” by the company, it will be available for purchase beginning October 4.

  • Corsair’s thinnest high-performance keyboard ever
  • Clean, minimalist aesthetic, with thin frame measuring just 11 mm at its slimmest point
  • Hyper-responsive CHERRY MX Ultra Low Profile mechanical keyswitches
  • Can connect via SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, Bluetooth, or USB wired mode (enables 8,000 Hz polling rate)
  • Battery provides 50 hours of life with RGB backlighting on, 200 hours with backlighting off
  • Can seamlessly switch between wireless connections with the press of a key, protected by AES 128-bit encryption
  • Four fully programmable macro keys for performing complex macros, actions, and more
  • Dedicated media keys and a programmable aluminum volume roller
  • 8 MB of onboard storage can save up to 50 profiles to keep preset macros and lighting effects
  • Supports up to 20 complex hardware RGB lighting layers at once thanks to CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology
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Meet K100 AIR – A Stunning, Ultra-Thin CORSAIR Wireless Mechanical Keyboard

MILPITAS, CA, September 8th, 2022 – CORSAIR (NASDAQ: CRSR), a world leader in high-performance gear for gamers and content creators, today announced the upcoming CORSAIR K100 AIR Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, CORSAIR’s thinnest high-performance keyboard ever, releasing on October 4th. From its elegant brushed aluminum frame to its versatile connectivity options for multiple devices, the K100 AIR delivers a modern, premium experience that meets the needs of gamers and productivity focused consumers alike.

With an unbelievably thin frame measuring just 11mm at its slimmest point and a clean, minimalist aesthetic, the K100 AIR fits right in on any desktop or workstation. Hyper-responsive CHERRY MX Ultra Low Profile mechanical keyswitches provide the satisfying, tactile, and reliable keystrokes that users demand, without the height of a full-size keyswitch.

The K100 AIR offers three ways to connect to a multitude of devices: hyper-fast SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS, low-latency Bluetooth on up to three host devices, or USB wired mode on PC and Mac that enables 8,000Hz hyper-polling for the most responsive gaming performance. The keyboard’s long-lasting battery provides a robust 50 hours of life with brilliant RGB backlighting, or up to a massive 200 hours with backlighting off, so you can go more than a week at a time between charges.

To elevate your workflow, the K100 AIR can seamlessly switch between wireless connections on your PC, laptop, tablet, and more with the press of a key for masterful multi-tasking, protected by AES 128-bit encryption. Four fully programmable macro keys enable you to perform complex macros, actions, and application launching, while dedicated media keys and a programmable aluminum volume roller give you convenient control. When connecting the K100 AIR to other devices, 8MB of onboard storage saves up to 50 profiles to keep preset macros and lighting effects always close at hand.

The K100 AIR is endlessly customizable, wirelessly playing up to 20 complex hardware RGB lighting layers at once thanks to CORSAIR AXON Hyper-Processing Technology. Powerful CORSAIR iCUE software unlocks dynamic wireless RGB control, and enables you to remap keys, program macros, and customize your CORSAIR RGB setup from a single intuitive interface.

Possessing a gorgeous aesthetic, top-tier performance, and advanced connectivity, the K100 AIR gives you an undeniable competitive and stylistic edge to elevate your work and play.

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4 comments

  1. I get it for people that want that ultra clean appearance. But I'll take the never go's dead and is always connected if wired thank you. Things like Keyboards and mice are EXTREMELY painful when the battery dies. And the cords never bothered me anyway. ;)

    For work use I'll use wireless all the way. But for personal use... corded.
  2. IMHO this pretty much negates the entire point of having a mechanical keyboard, being stuck with those stupid thin keys with next to no key travel.

    No thanks.

    It's bad enough that I can't buy a laptop with a decent keyboard anymore, I'm not going to buy this garbage for my desktop

    I want lots of resistance, lots of tactile click, lots of key travel, full "IBM Enhanced" layout, no RGB and wired, or no buy :p
  3. IMHO this pretty much negates the entire point of having a mechanical keyboard, being stuck with those stupid thin keys with next to no key travel.

    No thanks.

    It's bad enough that I can't buy a laptop with a decent keyboard anymore, I'm not going to buy this garbage for my desktop

    I want lots of resistance, lots of tactile click, lots of key travel, full "IBM Enhanced" layout, no RGB and wired, or no buy :p
    This is why I run cherry MX Blue's. I LOVED those old IBM keyboards.
  4. This is why I run cherry MX Blue's. I LOVED those old IBM keyboards.

    I bought a previous gen Ducky One with green switches. They are clicky like the blues, but to my knowledge the heaviest of the Cherry style swotches. It's still no buckling spring, but it is - IMHO - the best of the cherries.

    I'm a heavy typer though, so I love heavy switches. Still, with the Greens I bottom them out HARD when typing.

    For the office where I don't want to bother others with my noisy typing, I got the same board but with clear switches. They are similarly heavy to the greens, but tactile only, no click. Much like the browns but much heavier. I then added o-rings to silence my heavy bottoming out.

    Sad part is the Ducky One has been replaced with the "One 2" and there are no green or clear switches. In fact greens and clears have mostly disappeared in newer boards 😢

    I still wish someone would make a modern industrial design model M or Model F switch keyboard, in a sleek black with double-shot caps and a mild backlight, re-engineered for NKRO and native USB. I'd but it on launch.

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