Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Up Close - Packaging and Contents

The packaging is up to the high standards we'd expect from Corsair with a box which apes the key cap double thickness walls by being as robust as any keyboard box we can recall. There are the clear product shots and feature listings too, in case you happen to be browsing in a shop and wonder what's inside.

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Packaging  
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

Within the box that sits below the keyboard you have the warranty, always good Corsair guide, as well as a host of extra key options. There are a MOBA set, a WASD set, whilst in the other packet there are a set of blue key caps for the Stream Deck integration - entirely optional of course - as well as a Corsair logo alternative escape key.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Keycap alternates  

We'll take a closer look at the details in a moment, but for now the overview of the K95 Platinum XT looks very much like the regular K95 that preceded it. With such a popular design it would have been ridiculous to reinvent the wheel.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT New Features  

On the underside we find plenty of cable routing options should you take advantage of the pass through USB port or, for reasons we can't fathom, want the keyboard cable to come out at the front. You can also see the large rubber feet that keep it firmly in place on your desk as well as sideways feet which eliminate the keyboard falling over when you're being firm with it.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Cable Routing  

One of the big upgrades on the XT is the removal of the double-sided plastic wrist rest and a new padded one included in its place. It's very plush, supportive yet soft, and a massive step up on the previous one. It's just a shame that aluminium isn't magnetic so it has to be attached and detached with plastic clips. That's the price you pay for a sturdy chassis though and to be honest you are only likely to install it once.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Wrist Rest  

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Most Recent Comments

06-01-2020, 14:09:33

m2geek
Is it just me, or are corsair keyboards getting uglier and more "gamergrotesk" whereas Razer and the like are growing up and maturing in their design?

Blergh...Quote

08-01-2020, 07:33:30

demonking
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Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
Is it just me, or are corsair keyboards getting uglier and more "gamergrotesk" whereas Razer and the like are growing up and maturing in their design?

Blergh...
Its not just their keyboardsQuote

11-01-2020, 21:30:57

Digikid
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Originally Posted by m2geek View Post
Is it just me, or are corsair keyboards getting uglier and more "gamergrotesk" whereas Razer and the like are growing up and maturing in their design?

Blergh...

I would argue the complete opposite. Corsair knows good design and sticks with it. It benefits them that they don't have to resort to "gimmicks" like Razer does.


Plus I would take the QUALITY of Corsair over Razer junk ANY DAY. I have had loads of friends rant and rave about Razer.....only to go to Corsair a few months later dues to their Razer junk failing on them.


I myself have a K70 LUX RGB that I have had since it came out....with absolutely no issues whatsoever.


As todays kids say....YMMV.Quote

12-01-2020, 08:41:10

trawetSluaP
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Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
I would argue the complete opposite. Corsair knows good design and sticks with it. It benefits them that they don't have to resort to "gimmicks" like Razer does.


Plus I would take the QUALITY of Corsair over Razer junk ANY DAY. I have had loads of friends rant and rave about Razer.....only to go to Corsair a few months later dues to their Razer junk failing on them.


I myself have a K70 LUX RGB that I have had since it came out....with absolutely no issues whatsoever.


As todays kids say....YMMV.
That's a five year old keyboard, I think these guys are referring to their newer line-ups.

I had a K70 that was very good, really well built and only got replaced cos one my cats puked on it Quote
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