When it comes to full-size gaming keyboards things can get expensive, typically if you want to go the mechanical route you are likely going to be spending anywhere from $150-200. Even if you create an llc and expense the keyboards they can be costly. In the world of non-mechanical full-size keyboards things are very limited. Half the time these keyboards do not offer proper backlighting or software. Well one of Corsair’s latest gaming keyboards hopes to bring you everything you would expect from a high-end keyboard, just without the mechanical switches. I am talking about the Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT which offers membrane switches, per-key RGB backlighting, six dedicated macro keys that can work with Elgato’s stream deck application, dedicated multimedia keys, spill resistance, and proper support through iCUE. At only $59.99 at our favorite online retailer this could be the best budget full-size keyboard out there.
The K55 RGB Pro XT comes in Corsair’s typical retail packaging, which is bright yellow. On the front we have a picture of the keyboard itself and it lets us know that it is the English layout and that it is compatible with iCUE.
Flipping over to the back there is another picture of the keyboard and some of the features are listed.
Getting everything out of the box we have the K55 RGB Pro XT keyboard, a wrist rest, and a user’s guide.