Corsair K55 RGB Pro XT Gaming Keyboard Overview
Taking a first look at the K55 RGB Pro XT it is of course a full-size gaming keyboard. I did notice that it was a bit lighter than other full-size gaming keyboards we have here in the office. The main reason for this is the ABS plastic build and of course the membrane switches. The keyboard is all black with black keycaps and a sort of glossy section towards the top of the keyboard.
Being a full-size keyboard we have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad. On top of that we get some extras, first on the far left side of the keyboard are six G-keys which can be used either in iCUE or Elgato Stream Deck software. On the opposite side of the keyboard towards the top corner are dedicated multimedia buttons, four indication LEDs, and buttons for Windows Lock, RGB lighting brightness, and Macro recording. One noticeable thing missing we see on higher-end Corsair keyboards is the volume wheel, instead we just get volume up and volume down buttons.
The keycaps used on this keyboard are your typical ABS plastic with laser-etched legends.
Under the key caps we find the membrane switches. Corsair has built sort of walls around these switches, this gives the keyboard an IP42 dust and spill rating. This plastic top-plate where these walls are is a diffused white, which will allow for a better spread of the RGB lighting on each switch.
Looking at the keyboard from the side we can see it sits at a slight angle, but we can pop-out the feet on the bottom of the keyboard for a more pronounced angle.
This keyboard does come with a wrist rest, which is made of plastic and has a soft texture on it. It easily attaches to the bottom of the keyboard.
Flipping the keyboard over to the bottom there are four rubber feet on the keyboard itself and three more on the wrist rest. The USB cable is permanently attached to the keyboard and is a standard rubber cable.