Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Overview
The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is a big keyboard, it has official dimensions of 465mm x 171mm x 36mm. As you might have guessed this is a full-size keyboard so we have a full compliment of keys as well as a full number pad. The keyboard is build on an aircraft-grade aluminum frame so you have absolutely no flex at all. You will also notice that the keyboard has a different texture than the rest of the keys.
Besides all of your normal keys on the far left of the keyboard you have six dedicated “G” keys. These can be used for macros, program shortcuts, and more. They also have a different texture on them as well as a contour which makes it easy for your to rest your fingers on them without accidentally pressing them.
Moving over a little bit at the top of the keyboard you’ll see three small buttons. The first is the profile switch button, second is the brightness, and the third is the Windows lock key.
Moving over to the opposite side you’ll find the multimedia controls. You have a mute button, volume slider, stop, back, play/pause, and forward buttons.
Taking a few key caps off we find Cherry MX Speed switches, which are also known as the Silver switch. As the name says these switches are made to be fast, the actuation point on the switches is 1.2 mm compared to the 2 mm of Cherry MX Reds. The have the same 45g actuation force as reds though.
The keyboard does come with a full-length optional wrist rest. It easily snaps on to the keyboard and has dual-sided pads. One side is more rubberized and has sort of a grip feel, while the other allows for your hands to glide better.
Flipping the keyboard over there are four large rubber feet on the keyboard itself as well as three on the wrist rest. These will keep the keyboard from moving around, even during the most intense gaming sessions. There are also two pop-out feet to give you a better angle if that is what you would prefer. You’ll notice an “X” in the center of the keyboard, this is made to route cables from either a mouse or headset.
On the backside of the keyboard you’ll find a USB port. This is great to have as it makes it easy to connect a USB headset, mouse, or even a USB flash drive. There is one large USB cable that comes off the keyboard, which eventually splits into two USB connections. One of course for the keyboard itself and the other one for the USB port.