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Corsair non-standard bottom row?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've heard people complaining about this but I can't find anything with the bottom row on my Corsair keyboard? Am I an idiot or has Corsair remedied this?

I have a K55

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Yes, Corsair uses non standard bottom row.

K55 is membrane btw, you can't change the keycaps anyway so it doesn't really matter.

Edited by noxdeouroboros
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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, noxdeouroboros said:

K55 is membrane btw, you can't change the keycaps anyway so it doesn't really matter.

I know, but I was just curious.

 

I've been looking at getting a mech from Corsair

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2 minutes ago, J4C0B 4W3S0M3 said:

I know, but I was just curious

Got it, I think you got your answer then :)

2 minutes ago, J4C0B 4W3S0M3 said:

a mech from Corsair

I wouldn't buy any keyboards of theirs tbh.

Edited by noxdeouroboros
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That board seems to have a somewhat non-standard bottom row too, as it looks like the Ctrl on the left is larger than the Windows on the left (while by default they are the same size). But that doesn't matter much, since you can't change them out anyways

Corsair mech keyboards have a non-standard bottom row, what is meant by that is that keyboards have a standard in how large each key should be.

1u = 19.05mm.

 

Most keys (like your letters, esc. etc.) are 1u. But you probably know there are different sized keys. Like your Left Shift, Right Shift, Tab, Caps Lock, Enter, etc. are larger keys.

This is the standard layout:

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Image result for keycap sizes

This shows the row a key is one (your F-keys are taller than the Ctrl for example, usually) and the height (all of the heights are 1 unit with this ANSI layout) and of course the width.

 

WASDKeyboards has a decent diagram/image that shows the standard and non-standard bottom rows:

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From top to the bottom set:

- Standard

- Corsair

- Razer

- I don't know who uses that standard

 

keep in mind there may be more manufacturers that also have these non-standard sizes. Keep in mind also some keycap sets come with multiple layout versions.

Also keep in mind Corsair keyboard keycaps are generally... Awful IMO.


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1 hour ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Got it, I think you got your answer then :)

I wouldn't buy any keyboards of theirs tbh.

Honestly I love my corsair strafe keyboard and as a bonus their icue software is mildly competent unlike razer's software.

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29 minutes ago, Killing-time-itself said:

Honestly I love my corsair strafe keyboard and as a bonus their icue software is mildly competent unlike razer's software.

If you haven't tried anything better then it makes sense.

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Just now, Killing-time-itself said:

The cherry key switches feel great the overall build is decent though.

Cherry switches are far from the best these days, the build quality is meh. Value for the money is far from great.

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4 minutes ago, noxdeouroboros said:

Cherry switches are far from the best these days, the build quality is meh. Value for the money is far from great.

Considering I bought it 2 or 3 years ago now I wouldn't be surprised if cherry switches aren't the best anymore especially with the patent running out a while ago now.

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Just now, Killing-time-itself said:

Considering I bought it 2 or 3 years ago now I wouldn't be surprised is cherry switches aren't the best anymore especially with the patent running out.

The patent expired quite a while back iirc.

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