IOGEAR Korona Kore II Compact Keyboard 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

6 min readMay 23, 2022

Compact keyboard doesn’t quite measure up to user’s standards.

I have a pretty extensive collection of keyboards laying around my office. A few years back, I was really taken with a mechanical keyboard that was designed for gaming and it quickly became my primary work peripheral. The only issue I really had with that keyboard was that it was very large. I love that it had a numeric keypad and navigation keys along with the typing keyboard layout, but I wanted that package in a smaller format. That’s why the Korona Kore II from IOGEAR caught my eye.


The Korona Kore II is a compact keyboard designed for gaming. It features an 89-key layout (including 26 anti-ghosting keys) that is perfect for smaller desk setups. It has RGB multi-zone backlighting with multiple lighting modes. A unique 10-key layout is built into the compact design and a rotary control knob is included for easy audio and lighting adjustments.

A gaming mouse is part of this keyboard’s package. It features an updated 6,200 dpi gaming-grade sensor for high-performance when playing. The mouse also has RGB lighting built-in. The mouse buttons are programmable when using the Kaliber Gaming software (Windows only).


Keyboard Configuration

  • Function: GKM601
  • Number of Keys: 89
  • Numeric Keypad: Yes
  • Anti-Ghosting Keys: 26
  • Backlighting: RGB Multi-Zone LED
  • Keyboard Technology: Dome switch
  • Key Switch Type: Plunger
  • Keycap Type: ABS; Laser-cut markings
  • Hot Keys Function: Multimedia
  • Windows Key Lock: Yes
  • Keyboard Color: Black
  • Keycaps Color: Black

Mouse Specs

  • Max Resolution: 6200 dpi
  • Sensor: PMW-3327

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