Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Software

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review

Software

The iCUE and Stream Deck software packages are where the meat of the XT updates are to be found. If you've spent any time using the iCUE software a lot of this will be familiar but we'll go over it nonetheless. The lighting is handled by layers, allowing you to create anything your imagination can consider. As well as plenty of presets there are a whole host of triggers you can play with, and even the light bar is customisable with its 19 different LEDs.

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

The macro editor is equally powerful, whether you want a simple key combination or a timing and profile based trigger system. Like the lighting the only limits are your imagination and time.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

Like the lighting there are a bunch of preset actions built in giving you full control over everything from the simple to the mind-boggling.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

As with any newly launched product the firmware updates should be checked regularly, although we have to say that even in its pre-release form we didn't spot any flaws or things that didn't work as they ought. Typical Corsair reliability.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

The main change is the addition of cross compatibility with the Elgato Stream Deck. With the latest software installed for both applications you can choose G-Keys - the six keys on the left of the K95 - as Stream Deck keys and customise them with all the features you find within the main Stream Deck application.


Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review  

As the keyboard doesn't have a display like the Stream Deck does it might be easy to forget what is what so there is a fly-out box that shows the logos for each action. For the purposes of this screenshot I've moved it over the action box in the iCUE software but you can place it anywhere you like on your desktop, on any monitor, or even just hide it if you'd prefer. The Stream Deck logo at the bottom of the tower takes you straight to the software too.


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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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