Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Up Close - In Detail

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Up Close - In Detail

On the left you can see the dedicated macro keys which, should you so desire, can be swapped for blue ones to demonstrate your support for the Stream Deck, or just left with the grey textured effect you can also employ with the additional included MOBA/WASD key caps. The main key caps are as sturdy as any we've ever seen with very thick walls and a premium feel all around. Given how often your fingers will be on them it's nice that no expense has been spared. Beneath those caps we find the Cherry MX Speed switches on our review sample. These feel a lot like the famous Red switches, just with a greatly reduced actuation height of a mere 1.2mm.

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Keys  

The top right is very familiar with the dedicated media keys sitting above the number pad and the famous Corsair volume wheel just above that. It is so nice to have single key media control rather than the Fn+x arrangement.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Volume  

There are two cables on the K95 for both the keyboard itself and the USB 2.0 pass-through port. The cables are braided to the standard you'd expect for a £200 keyboard.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Cable  

Ergonomics are vitally important to save your wrists in later life - take it from one who knows - and with the K95 you definitely should have the wrist rest installed at all times. The feet raise it a fair amount too, although the rake of the K95 Platinum XT is enough that you can get away with it if you're more used to a flatter keyboard.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Ergonomics  
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Feet height  

Before we get to individual colours a quick look at it in its flashiest "rainbow" effect colouring. The keen eyed amongst you might spot a minor issue on the far right hand edge of the numpad, but we'll get to that on the next page.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Lighting  

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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
Quote:
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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