Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

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Introduction

Now that we consider it, Corsair could only be accountable for bringing RGB keyboards to the mainstream, and it’s very best keyboard thus far, the K95 Platinum elevates gaming keyboards to a different level with an integrated lighting bar. The Corsair K95 Platinum additionally provides 16.8 million colour options, covering the entire keyboard primarily, and in addition, it comes equipped with Cherry Speed switches, 8MB of memory to store profiles along with a military-grade aluminium frame.

But you should think about that the top $199 cost this elegance brings with it. It is a whole lot of cash to get a gaming computer keyboard. And, while the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is an attractive keyboard using a ton of features – Corsair’s’iCUE’ software remains a hassle to use.

Design

At its core, the K95 RGB Platinum shares comparatively the exact same shape, aluminium and design form as its predecessor, but there are crucial differences.

The most obvious change here is the simple fact that the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is a lot narrower, as a result of the number of macro keys being reduced to only six. Some may not like this lesser quantity of macro keys, but be honest – you will actually have the ability to achieve them this time around.

But this keyboard still kills it when it has to do with shortcut buttons. You’ve got a volume wheel, media controls, light toggles and gaming modes all within easy reach. And the Corsair K95 Platinum has dropped down to only six macro keys, so it is more consistent with more affordable options.

CUE the pain

Corsair’s overly complicated software has ever been painful to use; however, it’s gotten better over the past couple of years. Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) now offers lots of templates to have colours pulse, rain and wave across the keys.

Aside from that, you can dive right into an extremely technical level of creating custom colour profiles, but that is really where Razer Synapse takes the lead from a usability perspective. At the minimum, users can escape to community-created templates to form and learn from there.
Luckily, creating macros is a lot simpler, and CUE gives you a ton of tools to produce customized keystrokes.

Everything in its own place

The Corsair K95 RBG Platinum includes maybe among the best wrist rests ever bundled with a computer keyboard. Made with the exact same military-grade aluminium because the peripheral itself, the wrist rest features lots of support.

Meanwhile, a magnetic and reversible rubber pad provides a sleek micro-finish on one side along with a rougher build on the other. Unfortunately, this wrist rest also readily attracts dust, crumbs, oils, and all manner of detritus – thus, it takes almost constant cleaning.

Corsair has also added an”X” arrangement of two-cable channels moulded into the bottom of the computer keyboard. Interestingly, they are not made for routing the peripheral’s own cable but keeping your headset cable (or anything plugged to the dedicated USB passthrough) out of the way.

Lighting, needless to say, has been upgraded significantly with a brand new 19-zone lighting bar that runs across the very top of the peripheral’s frame. It is a stunning, if superfluous, touch – we are mainly impressed with how colours clean across Corsair’s translucent logo.

Speed king

The K95 RGB Platinum follows in the footsteps of Corsair’s K70 RGB Rapidfire keyboard at its focus on speed. Featuring Cherry’s new, linear MX Speed buttons, the keys are exceptionally responsive and require only a mild press to actuate.

In reality, the switches actuate with only 1.2mm of movement and also 45g of force.

Essentially, this means that the keys will probably bottom out faster and need less pressure, which makes them ideal for twitch shooters or some other game that needs fast reflexes. They might require some adjustment in regards to regular typing, but this keyboard is at its best when playing games anyhow.

Conclusion

The Corsair K95 RBG Platinum is actually the Rolls Royce of gaming keyboards equally in its styling and its $199 price tag. Though it feels somewhat less particular with just six macro keys, no additional keyboard fits it with a classy all metal construct quality, handy shortcut switches or disco lighting. {If you can stomach the purchase price and sophisticated software, the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is well worth its premium cost.

8.5 Total Score
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is a stunner with the most RGB lighting, redesigned keys, handy shortcuts, comfortable wrist rest and an equally high price to coincide with its high-end features.

PROS
  • Hypnotic disco lighting
  • Handy media and shortcut keys
  • Classy aluminium build
CONS
  • Awkward software
  • Rubber palm rest gets grungy quickly
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