Imagine fighting your hardest to win a team battle in Overwatch, and just when you think you can take that victory swig of soda, a Mercy flies in with a last ditch revive. Your hand jumps back to the WASD keys, but in your haste you’ve inadvertently knocked over the bottle onto your keyboard, and suddenly much more than the game is ruined.
The Corsair K68 was designed to survive exactly this type of scenario with a new water and dust resistance rating of IP32. This is due to a silicone rubber shield underneath the keys.
The impermeable material should prevent any liquid from dripping into the keyboard’s mechanical switches or underlying circuity, and should make cleaning up easy.
Aside from its rugged features, the Corsair K68 features Cherry MX Red switches with a full red LED backlighting setup. Along the top-right corner of the keyboard you’ll also find a full set of media shortcut keys for changing volume and playback controls. Although there aren’t any dedicated macro keys, the Corsair K68 is fully programmable through Corsair Utility Engine software.
The Corsair K68 is available right now for $99 or £99 (about AU$130), though, initially it can only be found in North America, China and South Korea – the latter of which gets a special blue LED backlit version. We predict the keyboard will likely make its way to more territories soon enough.