COMPATIBILITY & SETUP

CORSAIR K83

COMPATIBILITY

Compatible Devices
Smart TV Checker
Feature Compatibility

QUICK SETUP & MODES

Media & Gaming Modes
Samsung Smart TV
Apple TV

Apple iPad/iPhone
Apple Mac
LG Smart TV

ADVANCED FEATURES

Precision Touchpad Gestures
F-Lock & Gaming

FAQs

Compatibility
Wireless
Functionality

Advanced Features

Learn more 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, Apple Mac's, mobile 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)*
  • Sony Smart TV with Android TV OS (2016 or newer)
  • LG Smart TV with webOS (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.

FIRMWARE UPDATE

The latest firmware brings the following enhancements to K83:

  • Smoother touchpad experience
  • New touchpad gesture mode
  • Improved Bluetooth connectivity
  • Added support for Sony and LG Smart TV's
  • Updated Apple TV and iPad / iPhone modes

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
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


Learn more 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 (two finger gestures)
  • Sony Smart TV
  • 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.

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.



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


FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Back

Launch Browser / Home Screen

Switch Application

Search

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

KEY FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
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
Off
MODE
Gaming
F1-F12
F Keys
JOYSTICK
Move mouse cursor for gaming
JOYSTICK PRESS
Middle Click
L BUTTON
Left Click
R BUTTON
Right Click
KEY
Disabled
GESTURES
Two-Finger


KEY FUNCTION

F1

F2

F3

F4

KEY FUNCTION

F5

F6

F7

F8

KEY 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


FOUR FINGER GESTURES QUICK SETUP



Enable Four Finger Gestures Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + 3 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


FOUR FINGER GESTURE MODE

When enabled via the QUICK SETUP process, Four Finger Gesture mode enables advanced gesture support for Windows 8.1 and 10 for up to three and four finger gestures respectively over 2.4GHz wireless and USB wired connections

Three and four finger gestures can also accessed by enabling gesture customization in iCUE. Bluetooth wireless only supports two finger gestures, so this mode is not recommended when connected to Bluetooth host devices.

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.



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


FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Back

Launch Browser / Home Screen

Switch Application

Search

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

KEY FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

Pause Break

Print Screen

Menu

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

Scroll Lock

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



SAMSUNG SMART TV QUICK SETUP



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
Off
MODE
Samsung TV
F1-F12
Samsung Hotkeys
JOYSTICK
Moves selection box for menu navigation
JOYSTICK PRESS
Select
L BUTTON
Select
R BUTTON
Back
Key
N/A
GESTURES
Two-Finger

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.



FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Back

Open Smart Hub

Change Input Source

Search Channels

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Open Smart Hub

KEY FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

Menu

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

Scroll Lock

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



LG SMART TV QUICK SETUP



Enable LG TV Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + 5 for 2 seconds
3. Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators will blink white when complete
4. Follow the Quick Start Guide to connect with Bluetooth® wireless


LG TV MODE

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

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.

F-LOCK
Off
MODE
LG TV
F1-F12
LG Hotkeys
JOYSTICK
Moves selection box for menu navigation
JOYSTICK PRESS
Select
L BUTTON
Select
R BUTTON
Back
Key
N/A
GESTURES
Two-Finger

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.



FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

N/A

Home*

Show Open Applications*

Search*

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

N/A

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

Menu

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

Insert

Scroll Lock

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



APPLE iPad / iPhone QUICK SETUP



Enable Apple iPad / iPhone 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 either 2.4GHz or Bluetooth® wireless


APPLE iPad / iPhone MODE

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

F-LOCK
Off
MODE
Apple iPad / iPhone
F1-F12
Apple Hotkeys
JOYSTICK
Moves selection box for menu navigation
JOYSTICK PRESS
Select
L BUTTON
Select
R BUTTON
N/A
KEY
N/A
GESTURES
Two-Finger

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.

Apple iPad's running iPadOS 13 or later now feature mouse cursor support which works with the K83's touchpad. To enable the mouse cursor on your iPad first open Settings, then choose Accessibility, Touch, and then turn on AssistiveTouch. Visit www.apple.com for details.



FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Back

Launch Mission Control

Launch Dashboard*

Search

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

KEY FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backwards

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



APPLE TV QUICK SETUP



Enable Apple TV Mode
1. Turn F-Lock off
2. Hold FN + 0 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 TV MODE

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

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

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.



FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Menu (Back)

Home

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

N/A

Skip Backward

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

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



FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

Delete

Battery Check



APPLE Mac QUICK SETUP



Enable Apple Mac 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 Mac MODE

When enabled via the QUICK SETUP process, Apple Mac 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.

NOTE: Function may vary due to device and/or application support.

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

FUNCTION HOTKEYS

KEY FUNCTION

Back

Launch Mission Control

Launch Dashboard*

Search

KEY FUNCTION

2.4GHz Wireless Mode

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 1

Bluetooth Wireless Mode 2

Launch Media Player

KEY FUNCTION

Stop Playback

Skip Backwards

Play/Pause

Skip Forward

*Must be enabled in macOS to function.

FN SHORTCUTS

+
KEY FUNCTION

N/A

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Page Up/Down

N/A

N/A

KEY FUNCTION

Home/End

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