COMPATIBILITY & SETUP

CORSAIR K83

COMPATIBILITY

Compatible Devices
Smart TV Checker
Feature Compatibility

QUICK SETUP & MODES

Media & Gaming Modes
Samsung TV Mode
Apple TV & iOS Mode

Apple macOS Mode

ADVANCED FEATURES

Precision Touchpad Gestures
F-Lock & Gaming

FAQs

Compatibility
Wireless
Functionality

Advanced Features

Find more details about K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard at www.corsair.com/K83

COMPATIBILE DEVICES

The K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard connects to a variety of devices including Windows® PC’s, Android™ devices, smart TV’s, and streaming media players including:

  • PC with Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Apple Mac with macOS 10.8 or later*
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • Apple TV*
  • Samsung Smart TV with Tizen OS (2016 or newer)*
  • Other Smart TV with Android TV OS (2016 or newer)
  • Tablet & Mobile Devices with Android OS 5.0 or later
  • Apple iPad & iPhone with iOS 8 or later*

*Requires additional setup for full compatibility, visit QUICK SETUP & MODES for easy instructions.

IMPORTANT: To ensure proper support of the latest devices, download iCUE (www.corsair.com/download) and update the K83 firmware.

SMART TV CHECKER

To see if your smart TV model is compatible, enter the model number below:

BRAND

SAMSUNG

MODEL NUMBER
COMPATIBILITY

Supported

Regional or limited version, maybe supported

Not Supported

Regional or limited versions of some smart TV’s may support K83. Check with the manufacturer to ensure HID support for keyboards and either Bluetooth 4.0 or later wireless, or an available USB port for the K83 USB wireless receiver.

If your device is not yet listed or supported, please check back soon as additional devices are being added.

FEATURE COMPATIBILITY

While many devices are compatible, functionality may vary based on what features the device and its applications can support.

DESKTOP & HTPC
PC (Windows 7+) Apple Mac (macOS 10.8+)
2.4GHz Wireless
Bluetooth Wireless
USB Wireless
Keyboard
Joystick (Media)
Joystick (Gaming)*
Touchpad
Finger Gestures*
Hotkeys
Volume Control
STREAMING MEDIA PLAYERS
NVIDIA Shield TV Amazon Fire TV Apple TV
2.4GHz Wireless
Bluetooth Wireless
USB Wireless
Keyboard
Joystick (Media)
Joystick (Gaming)*
Touchpad
Finger Gestures*
Hotkeys
Volume Control
SMART TV's (2016+)
Samsung Smart TV (Tizen OS) Other Smart TV’s with Android TV OS
2.4GHz Wireless
Bluetooth Wireless
USB Wireless
Keyboard
Joystick (Media)
Joystick (Gaming)*
Touchpad
Finger Gestures*
Hotkeys
Volume Control
MOBILE DEVICES
Mobile & Tablet (Android OS 5.0+) Apple iPad / iPhone (iOS 8+)
2.4GHz Wireless
Bluetooth Wireless
USB Wireless
Keyboard
Joystick (Media)
Joystick (Gaming)*
Touchpad
Finger Gestures*
Hotkeys
Volume Control
  • Supported
  • Support Varies by Application
  • Support Varies by Device Model


Find more details about K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard at www.corsair.com/K83

QUICK SETUP

The K83 Wireless Entertainment keyboard supports many devices out of the box, but some may require additional setup. Select the device that you wish to connect to for quick and easy setup instructions:

IMPORTANT: To ensure proper support of the latest devices, download iCUE (www.corsair.com/download) and update the K83 firmware.

MEDIA & GAMING MODES

No additional setup is required for the following devices:

  • PC with Microsoft Windows 7 or later
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV
  • Other Smart TV with Android TV OS (2016 or newer)
  • Tablet & Mobile Devices with Android OS 5.0 or later

Follow the Quick Start Guide to connect K83 to your device.



MEDIA MODE

When you first turn on K83, it is automatically in media mode which supports a variety of devices to navigate menu interfaces and control media playback with the joystick and convenient hotkeys.



F-LOCK MODE F1-F12 JOYSTICK
Off Media Hotkeys Moves selection box for menu navigation
JOYSTICK PRESS L BUTTON R BUTTON KEY
Select Select Back Enabled


F-LOCK FUNCTION

Back

Launch Browser / Home Screen

Switch Application

Search

F-LOCK FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

F-LOCK FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

NOTE: Holding FN + pressing and F-key will provide access to the standard function.

+
KEY FUNCTION

Pause Break

Print Screen

Menu

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

Scroll Lock

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



GAMING MODE

By turning on F-Lock, the keyboard enters a unique mode where the joystick and buttons provide cursor and click control for mouse supporting games and the F-keys change to their standard functions.



F-LOCK MODE F1-F12 JOYSTICK
On Gaming F Keys Move mouse cursor for gaming
JOYSTICK PRESS L BUTTON R BUTTON KEY
Middle Click Left Click Right Click Disabled


F-LOCK FUNCTION

F1

F2

F3

F4

F-LOCK FUNCTION

F5

F6

F7

F8

F-LOCK FUNCTION

F9

F10

F11

F12



NOTE: Holding FN + pressing an F-key will provide access to the hotkey function. If you prefer F-Lock does not swap hotkeys for standard function keys, you can disable swapping under the PERFORMANCE tab in iCUE.



RESTORING FACTORY MODES

If you have changed modes to support a different device and want to switch back to the standard media and/or gaming modes, follow these quick instructions:

Restore Media Mode

  • Turn F-Lock off
  • Hold FN + 1 for 2 seconds
  • Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink white when complete

Restore Gaming Mode

  • Turn-F-Lock on
  • Hold FN + 2 for 2 seconds
  • Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink white when complete


SAMSUNG TV QUICK SETUP

Samsung smart TV’s require a special mode with unique settings for full functionality.
To switch to Samsung TV mode, follow these quick instructions:

Enable Samsung TV Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + 4 for 2 seconds
3. Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink white when complete
4. Follow the Quick Start Guide to connect with either 2.4GHz or Bluetooth® wireless

SAMSUNG TV MODE

When enabled via the QUICK SETUP process, Samsung TV mode allows the K83 to send special commands to Samsung Smart TV’s which provide access to a variety of functions including hotkeys, media, and volume control.

F-LOCK MODE F1-F12 JOYSTICK
Off Samsung TV Samsung Hotkeys Moves selection box for menu navigation
JOYSTICK PRESS L BUTTON R BUTTON KEY
Select Select Back N/A

SAMSUNG HOTKEY FUNCTIONS

F-LOCK FUNCTION

Back

Open Smart Hub

Change Input Source

Search Channels

F-LOCK FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Open Smart Hub

F-LOCK FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

Additional functions can be accessed by holding the FN key:

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

Menu

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

Scroll Lock

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check

APPLE TV / iOS QUICK SETUP

Apple TV and mobile devices require a special mode with unique settings for full functionality. To switch to Apple tvOS / iOS mode, follow these quick instructions:

Enable Apple macOS Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + - for 2 seconds
3. Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink when complete
4. Follow the Quick Start Guide to connect with Bluetooth® wireless


APPLE tvOS / iOS MODE

When enabled via the QUICK SETUP process, Apple tvOS / iOS mode allows the K83 to send special commands to Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone devices which provide access to a variety of functions including hotkeys and media control.

F-LOCK MODE F1-F12 JOYSTICK
Off Apple tvOS/iOS Apple Hotkeys* Moves selection box for menu navigation*
JOYSTICK PRESS L BUTTON R BUTTON KEY
Select* Select* Back* N/A

*Not all functions are supported on all devices



F-LOCK FUNCTION

N/A

Home*

Show Open Applications*

Search*

F-LOCK FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

N/A

F-LOCK FUNCTION

N/A

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

*Not available on Apple TV

+
KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



APPLE macOS QUICK SETUP

Apple desktop systems require a special mode with unique settings for full functionality. To switch to Apple macOS mode, follow these quick instructions:

Enable Apple macOS Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + = for 2 seconds
3. Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink white when complete
4. Follow the Quick Start Guide to connect with either 2.4GHz or Bluetooth® wireless

APPLE macOS MODE

When enabled via the QUICK SETUP process, Apple macOS mode allows the K83 to send special commands to Apple Mac's which provide access to a variety of functions including hotkeys, media, and volume control.

F-LOCK MODE F1-F12 JOYSTICK
Off Apple macOS Apple Hotkeys Moves mouse cursor for gaming
On Apple macOS F Keys Moves mouse cursor for gaming
JOYSTICK PRESS L BUTTON R BUTTON KEY
Middle Click Left Click Right Click N / A
Middle Click Left Click Right Click N / A

HOTKEY FUNCTIONS

F-LOCK FUNCTION

Back

Launch Mission Control

Launch Dashboard*

Search

F-LOCK FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

F-LOCK FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backwards

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

*Must be enabled in macOS to function.

+
KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Home/End

KEY FUNCTION

Delete

Battery Check



Find more details about K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard at www.corsair.com/K83

FAQ



COMPATIBILITY

Q: I don’t see my smart TV or streaming media player on the compatibility list, will K83 support it?

A: If the smart TV or device has an available USB port or Bluetooth 4.0 (or greater) wireless, and supports keyboard input, then the K83 may connect with at least partial functionality.



Q: Will my smart TV or streaming media player be officially supported in the future?

A: Additional smart TV and device support is planned and K83 is firmware upgradeable via the iCUE software (www.corsair.com/downloads).



Q: Why does a particular function not work with my smart TV or streaming media device?

A: Smart TV’s and devices conform to their own standards and use a variety of operating systems, unique commands, and device-specific application versions which may not natively support all product functions.



Q: Does the K83 Wireless connect to Roku devices?

A: No, Roku devices do not support HID input at this time.



WIRELESS

Q: I’m having trouble connecting via wireless, what can I do?

A: Try using a different wireless mode to connect:

  • If you’re using the USB wireless adapter (2.4GHz mode), try connecting with Bluetooth wireless

  • If you’re using Bluetooth wireless, try using the other Bluetooth mode or plug the USB wireless adapter into the device if there is an available USB port and use 2.4GHz mode.



Q: How do I improve my wireless connection performance?

A: If you’re experiencing intermittent connectivity or delayed input, try moving other wireless devices including any wireless router/AP, wireless adapter, and other wireless transmitting devices away from the K83 USB wireless adapter or your Bluetooth connected device.



FUNCTIONALITY

Q: Why can’t I type in a particular text field on my smart TV or streaming media device?

A: Some applications require the cursor or selection box to be in the text box for text entry or do not support keyboard input.



Q: How do I factory reset the keyboard?

A: Hold the ESC key while powering on the keyboard, then release the ESC key after 2 seconds.



ADVANCED FEATURES

Q: What does the F-Lock key do?

A: It reverts the F-keys to their standard functions (F1-F12) and changes the joystick to move the mouse cursor which can be used for games that support mouse and keyboard input.



Q: If I change the mode when F-Lock is ON, how do I change the F keys back to media and navigation hotkeys?

A: In iCUE go to the performance tab and uncheck “Swap F-Key Functions.” This allows you to enable two non-gaming modes, such as using media mode for PC and Samsung TV mode for a Samsung Smart TV.



Find more details about K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard at www.corsair.com/K83

ADVANCED FEATURES

The K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard features a variety of advanced onboard capability and below you’ll find information on gestures, gaming, and customization.



PRECISION TOUCHPAD GESTURES

The K83 features a precision touchpad with up to four-finger gesture support. Available gestures depend on the device and applications. A 2.4GHz wireless or USB wired connection is required for three and four finger gestures in Microsoft Windows®.

GESTURES UP TO TWO FINGERS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Wireless

Supported Device/OS

  • PC with Windows 7 or later
  • All other devices depending on OS and application support
GESTURES UP TO THREE FINGERS

Connectivity

  • 2.4GHz Wireless
  • USB Wired

Supported Device/OS

  • PC with Windows 8.1
GESTURES UP TO FOUR FINGERS

Connectivity

  • 2.4GHz Wireless
  • USB Wired

Supported Device/OS

  • PC with Windows 10

For a list of gestures available on Windows 10, click here. For other devices and operating systems, check the manufacturers website.



F-LOCK & GAMING MODE

When F-Lock is turned on, the K83 enters gaming mode which is designed to offer control of relaxed keyboard and mouse-supporting gaming experiences. This provides WASD movement control with your left hand and joystick + L and R click button control for looking and actions with your right hand.

This mode can be replaced with mode for media or smart device support if desired.


Find more details about K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard at www.corsair.com/K83