Product on Review: Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Corsair
Street Price: UK: £189.99, US: $199.99
It has been quite some time since the flagship mechanical keyboard from Corsair has had any attention. The K95's first inception had an entire additional panel of 18 dedicated macro keys, and really screamed for the attention of gamers. Cutting back a little on the dedicated macro keys, and desk space, the K95 RGB PLATINUM brings a whole new meaning to what a no-compromise gaming keyboard is all about.
From the get go, Corsair weigh in offering the K95 RGB PLATINUM in two, very sensible flavours: Cherry MX Brown, which are silent, tactile type switches (and a personal favourite here at Vortez). Or Cherry MX Speed Silver, which are very fast, responsive linear type switches with just a 1.2mm actuation (compared to the standard 2mm), so basically Red but on steroids.
The frame itself is made from aircraft-grade aluminium that is brushed and anodised black (also available in gunmetal in North America). It features 6x dedicated macro keys, dedicated media keys, 100% full anti-ghosting, 100% fully programmable keys, and fully customisable per-key RGB back-lighting along with a new 19 RGB LED LightEdge feature. By default the dedicated macro keys feature a contoured, textured key-cap to ensure complete awareness to prevent accidental keystrokes. Inside the packaging, Corsair also include additional WASD (FPS), and QWERDF (MOBA), textured keycaps, as well as a wrist-rest that features two different textured surfaces.
Overview by Corsair
The K95 RGB PLATINUM takes CORSAIR performance to another level. Itís a premium, best-in-class mechanical gaming keyboard for the hardcore gamer who doesnít settle for anything less than the best of the best in gaming peripherals, demands premium material finishes, the highest durability, functionality and unreal performance. We listened to customer feedback and responded with the keyboard that will even perfectly their style and demands.