Compared to the DualShock from the usual joystick or even Xbox controller, simplicity is a factor that cannot really be conquered by other devices that have been the key behind the familiarity of keyboard and mouse.
As a solution, some peripheral manufacturers offer an option in the form of a lapboard that allows us to hold the keyboard and use the mouse comfortably. Over the past few years, various lapboard options began to appear.
Corsair Components itself takes a slightly more modular approach. The K63 wireless keyboard can be listed on a lapboard or used normally on the table. But one obstacle of the Lapboard design is that it takes up a lot of space and sometimes quite heavy.
As a more concise alternative to the K63 set, the company introduced K83 Entertainment Keyboard. Corsair K83 is a unique blend of keyboard, touchpad, and gamepad, intentionally designed to facilitate access to various types of entertainment content.
The keyboard is prepared to be compatible with all kinds of devices, from PCs, smart TVs, to tablets. This flexibility is achieved thanks to the support of a number of connectivity options. The keyboard has two types of connections, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi via a dongle and low-energy Bluetooth 4.2.
The K83’s appearance is very contrast compared to the majority of other Corsair keyboards. The device presents a tenkeyless layout, a slim aluminum construction body, and rounded chiclet keys plus a white backlight.
The area usually provided by a numerical pad is replaced by a round precision touchpad plus two mouse buttons, a thumbstick in the upper right corner, two buttons for setting Windows and LED functions, and a scroll wheel controlling the volume of a typical Corsair gaming keyboard.
Corsair K83 still seems to carry a type of membrane switch, and still equipped with a 20-key rollover anti-ghosting feature so that it can read input from 20 buttons when pressed simultaneously. Then to maintain the gaming identity, Corsair uses a different keycap on the WASD button.
In addition, peripherals are fully supported by the iCUE software, allowing us to customize the functions of buttons, joysticks and fiddling with macros. When the battery is fully charged the K83 offers up to 40 hours of usage time.
Corsair also added another safety factor with 128-bit AES wireless encryption to keep the theft out from tapping into your writing and typing. This keyboard is coming with a tag of $ 99.99 which can be purchased via the Corsair official website.
- CORSAIR K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard
- USB wireless receiver
- USB charging/data cable
- Warranty card
- Quick start guide
- Safety leaflet