The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary K95, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization. Every key is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. 122 full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay, and the 18 G-keys can hold up to 108 macros for faster gaming.
Corsair's strong track record suggests that not a lot needs to change, and fans of the firm's range will immediately appreciate a positive sense of familiarity. At its core, the keyboard employs a brushed aluminium plate atop a plastic underside that in keeping with the original K60 creates a rigid profile that looks and feels luxurious. Technically, Corsair reckons the aluminium is 'aircraft-grade' and "built to withstand a lifetime of gaming", yet while it feels rock solid and should last many years, it's worth pointing out that the keyboard is still backed by a regular two-year warranty.
The K95 Platinum is a much refined and 'conveniently sized' than its predecessor which well had eighteen G-keys in comparison to six on the Platinum. Along with 16.8 million colors, a 1000Hz polling rate, 100% anti-ghosting, media keys, per key LED, USB pass through port and a lightening bar on top the K95 Platinum is equipped at heart with a high end ARM Cortex-M0+ chip to process all the data and customizations. Corsair offers the K95 RGB Platinum with Cherry MX Speed or Brown switches depending on which model you pick up and comes with two color variants namely as all black and gunmetal color.
- RGB MX Speed | Ultra Fast Actuation | 1.2mm
- Cherry MX Speed mechanical keys
- Compact design ideal for FPS gameplay
- Aircraft-grade aluminum construction
- LightEdge technology with full RGB lighting effects
- 8GB on-board storage
- Game mode, 100% anti-ghosting and full key rollover
- Detachable, full length, dual-sided soft-touch wrist rest
Lighting, naturally, is a big part of the product's appeal. Each mechanical key is individually lit and programmable in your choice of colour, and there are dazzling effects that, at the very least, may distract rival gamers. Supplementing the backlit keys is 'LightEdge' - a slim band lining the top of the keyboard with 19 additional LEDs. Adding more RGB lights to everything isn't usually high on my list of priorities, but I've only just caught up on Stranger Things and it must have put me in the mood for some '80s-style neon. Whatever the case, LightEdge has promise. There is a small visible gap between the LEDs, so the illumination isn't seamless, but the effects are impressive and we like that the Corsair logo is part of the show.
Corsair has lit the K95 Platinum quite meticulously but one thing that makes me worried is that the switches are a bit high and you can see the lights bleeding out from underneath the caps, this can cause a lot of dust accumulation which might be tough to clean so a little less height would've been better.
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