The main characteristic of the Vengeance K90 is being an illuminated mechanical keyboard featuring 18 macro keys, ideal for playing MMORPG and RTS games. Just in case the user can perform the wrondrous feat of pressing 20 keys at the same time, the anti-ghosting technology can register all those strokes at once, without messing up the individual signals.
The illumination is more intense on the mechanical keys and a little more subtle on the membrane keys, like the macro pad on the left. The aluminum chassis makes the keyboard heavier than most models, but it also contributes to its stability on the table.
The configuration software needs to be downloaded from the Corsair website. It allows the configuration of the 18 macro keys over three different profiles, for a total of 54 possible macros. It’s mind-boggling to commit them all to memory. Here is a tip: If you don’t intend to record that many macros, it may be a good idea to repeat some of them in a close cluster of keys. Why is that? Because the macro pad is a little crowded with keys, and you’ll end up pressing the wrong keys (as we did sometimes), so that’s a nice way to ensure you’ll hit the right one when needed. It’s a bummer to accidentally release a destruction spell instead of a containment spell when you thought of being more subtle and tactical during a raid. The user can also set different levels of illumination to each particular profile. The internal memory of 36 KB allows the user to keep the keyboard ready to play no matter what PC he or she plugs the K90 into.