This year at CES Corsair introduced their new K95 Platinum RGB. Some of you may remember that the original K95 from Corsairs first line of RGB keyboards. It was based on the K90 that I reviewed all the way back in 2012 as part of the launch of their Vengeance lineup, so it was due for a refresh. Well the new K95 Platinum RGB brings back the macro keys in a smaller amount and then adds features like RGB lighting and the new light edge that is also RGB. They also brought back the USB passthrough port after a lot of people requested it. So today I’m going to check out the new keyboard and see if it is as exciting as Corsair has made it out to be.

Product Name: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

Review Sample Provided by: Corsair

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon Link: HERE

 

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)
LED Color RGB
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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