Corsair K63 Review

The Corsair K63 is a gamer’s dream come true – it’s sleek, sturdy, affordable and doesn’t occupy too much precious real estate

April 4, 2019

As games become more graphically and mechanically demanding, so does the demand for high-quality and compact peripherals to free up cluttered desk space rises. The Corsair K63 is a gamer’s dream come true – it’s sleek, sturdy, affordable and doesn’t occupy too much precious real estate. Don’t believe us? Let’s take a look at what this keyboard has to offer.

What we played: Rainbow Six: Siege, Divinity: Original Sin 2, Dawn of Man

*This item was not provided by Corsair. It was purchased by Unleash The Gamer for review purposes only.

The Good The Bad
ComfortableEdges are a bit too sharp
Sturdy, high damage resistanceLimited customization options
Neat, simple design that fits any color-configurationOnly one color option - red
Compact keyboard, can be easily stored in a small backpackThe lack of NUMPAD keys might bother some people
Corsair K63
Corsair K63 Gaming Keyboard

COMFORT

Compared to other keyboards of similar size, the Corsair K63 feels comfortable even after long gaming sessions. Being a mechanical keyboard, the buttons are tall, which helps maintain the wrist in a natural position. There’s one tiny quirk I’d like to mention – the extremely sharp edge of the keyboard. I can’t tell if this was an accidental design flaw or it was accidental. But, judging by the fact that the edge is far enough from where the hands stands as to not cause injuries, I’d be hard pressed to believe it’s accidental. All in all, I would call this a very comfortable keyboard. 

DESIGN

The design of the keyboard is simple, sleek and minimalistic. Its design, while it might be a tad too minimalistic for some people, means that it fits almost any color configurations if that type of thing matters for you. Moreover, the elevation of the keys, coupled with their angulature, gives the keyboard a uniform and pleasant aspect. The RGB options are nothing to write home about, but they’re diverse enough to please at a minimum level. It supports seven visual effects – Visor, Rain, Pulse, Wave, Type Lightning and Static, which can be customized.

steelseries apex tkl keyboardOne thing that some people won’t like – but I’m totally fine with, sort of us – is the fact that the RGB supports only a single color, that being red. Admittedly, it’s in theme with the design of the keyboard, but I’d lie if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed when I was fiddling with the software and there were no additional colors to be found. However, this is just a nitpick and not a deal-breaker, but if you want a Mardi Gras parade on the background while gaming, this might not be the keyboard for you.

COMPACTNESS

Being a tenkeyless keyboard, the Corsair K 63 is naturally compact. In fact, I could go as far as saying that it’s one of the most compact mechanical keyboards within this price range, so much so that I had no issue fitting it on my cluttered desk. As a point of reference, it fits in an average-sized backpack even if inside the box. However, its petite size does come with a drawback – people with bigger than average hands (this guy included) will have some adjustment problems, and the keyboard might become slightly uncomfortable after a while. Fortunately, it’s not a deal breaker, as users felt the keyboard was very comfortable, myself included after spending more time using it.

STURDINESS

keyboard corsair k63

Don’t let its size fool you, this is a very sturdy keyboard that is capable of withstand lots of abuse and angry gaming sessions. Don’t worry, there’s no way you’re knocking this bad boy off the desk – you’ll have a better chance sweeping a brick off the desk than this keyboard.

Its sturdiness and firmness is especially useful in micromanagement-heavy games – Starcraft 2, World of Warcraft or Company of Heroes 2, if anybody plays that game anymore -, where you’ll find yourself punching multiple keys in quick succession. While a cheaper and lighter keyboard would end up at the edge of the desk three minutes into a Rainbow Six: Siege match, the Corsair K63 stays firmly in place.

CUSTOMIZATION

The K63 has no dedicated macro keys or even a Function Key, but it does come with four media keys in the top-left part of the keyboard – stop, backward, forward, play/pause), a Windows key lock button, three dedicated audio buttons in the top-right corner (mute, volume down, volume up).

NOISE

In the noise department, I’m glad to report that the Corsair K63 sounds as satisfying as any mechanical keyboard should. On the downside, it’s extremely noisy compared to other similar keyboards. So if you want to use this keyboard on a regular basis, either sound-proof your walls or make sure to keep it as far away from people who are trying to sleep as possible. 

CONCLUSION

5/5
Comfort
5/5
Design
5/5
Compactness
5/5
Build
3/5
Customization
4/5
Noise
All in all, the Corsair K63 is an excellent gaming keyboard with tons of great features that will satisfy a wide range of consumers. It’s sleek, minimalistic, reliable and capable of withstanding lots of abuse, a very useful perk when it comes to gaming. However, it’s worth mentioning the sharp edges and the lack of NUMPAD keys, which might bother some people, but they’re fortunately far from being deal-breakers. The Corsair K63 is the quintessential gaming keyboard, and for that, I recommend it wholeheartedly.
Corsair K63
Corsair K63 Gaming Keyboard

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Length365mm
Width171mm
Height41mm
Weight1.12 lbs

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ConnectionUSB (2 ports)
IlluminationYes (one color)
Key RolloverNKRO
NumpadNo
Macro KeysNo macro keys
Media KeysDedicated media controls
USB PassthroughNo USB Passthrough
Matrix100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover

SWITCH

Type & Name Cherry MX Red, mechanical
Total Travel2.0mm
Force45g
Lifetime50 Million Keypresses
Marco Giuliani

Marco Giuliani

Lead Editor

I can reproduce every scene from The Sopranos word by word. I also like to talk endlessly about weirdly specific game mechanics and tropes. But I guess that's par for the course, right?

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