Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard Review


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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review

By Jason Vaught

Manufacturer: Corsair Components, Inc.
Product Name: K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
Model Number: CH-9127014-NA
UPC: 0843591086141
Price As Tested: $199.99 (Amazon | NewEgg)

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)
USB Pass-through Yes
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
CUE (Software) Enabled
Cable Braided Fiber
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.
Warranty Two years
MSRP $199.99


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