Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review
By Jason Vaught
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by Corsair.
Corsair has revamped their K95 series with a new Platinum edition. The K95 RGB Platinum is a gaming mechanical keyboard featuring 100% cherry browns or cherry “speed” switches with RGB illumination and a slew of lighting effects. The “speed” switches, the variant we’ll be reviewing today, offers a short, 1.2mm actuation distance, that has no tactile bump or click.
What is the main reason to spend money on a “gaming” mechanical keyboard vs a regular keyboard? With membrane based gaming keyboards, your purchase depends mainly on features that you can only utilize during gameplay. But with a gaming mechanical keyboard, your priorities in performance to value are more broad. You’re looking for a long life keyswitch that offers tactile feel and a comfortable typing experience as well. This is what we should all look for in a gaming mechanical keyboard, does the K95 Platinum live up to these expectations? We’ll find out in this article for Benchmark Reviews.
Features & Specifications
|Key Switches||Cherry MX Speed RGB, mechanical, 45g actuation force, 1.2mm actuation distance.
Cherry MX RGB Brown, mechanical, 45g actuation force, 2.0mm actuation distance.
Guaranteed durability for >50M keystrokes, gold cross-point contacts
|Backlighting||Individually lit keys and per key programmable; 19-zone fully programmable LightEdge|
|Chassis Color||Black (Worldwide) or Gunmetal (North America only at launch)|
|Macro Keys||Yes, 6|
|Matrix||100% anti-ghosting with full key rollover on USB|
|Onboard Storage||Yes, 3 profiles, fully customizable with actions and dynamic lighting effects|
|Media keys||Six dedicated multimedia keys, incl. Volume Up/Down roller|
|Windows Lock key||Yes|
|Wrist rest||Full length detachable, dual-sided, with soft touch finish|
|Dimensions||465(L) x 171(W) x 36(H) mm / 18.3”(L) x 6.7”(W) x 1.40”(H)|
|Weight||1.31 kg / 2.88 lbs.|