Usage & Final Thoughts
So I’ve been using the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum for the past month. The biggest thing for me was getting used to it. I primarily use keyboards with Cherry MX Blue switches so moving to the new Speed switches was a little different. While they are very much like, and feel like reds, because the travel time and actuation is shorter you definitely hit them faster. So when I first started using this keyboard I was double-tapping keys a lot. After a while though I got used to how the Speed switches are and I found my groove. I do have to say these switches are a real joy to type and game on and I feel that my typing is much faster on this keyboard. Remember if the Speed switches are not your thing Corsair offers this keyboard in a Cherry MX Brown verison as well.
This keyboard has an amazing build. The aircraft-grade aluminum chassis feels great and you have absolutely no flex in the keyboard at all. The included wrist rest is a great thing to have and its double-sided so you can pick which works for you best. The six “G” keys give you dedicated keys for macros and other functions. These keys are textured and have a contour on them which allows you to rest your fingers on them without actually press them. You also have dedicated multimedia keys with a volume slider, which is great to have so you don’t have to minimize your game to adjust the volume.
No great keyboard would be complete without great software to support it and Corsair’s Utility Engine (CUE) is just that. CUE is one of the better gaming accessory software packages out there, only second to the SteelSeries Engine software. It is very easy to use and has both easy and advanced modes. It takes no time at all to program in your macros, change lighting effects and more.
Being a flagship product in any Corsair line means you have a lot to live up to and the K95 RGB Platinum really does. It has everything any gamer across all different gaming types would like and some pretty badass lighting to match. This is definitely one of the better keyboards I’ve reviewed all year. Now this keyboard is not cheap, right now it is selling at our favorite online retailer for $199.99. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
– Solid design, no flex at all
– 6 dedicated “G” keys
– Great RGB backligting
– Corsair CUE software is one of the better out there
– Extra USB port
– Large wrist rest
– Not available in all Cherry MX flavors
– $199 is a lot to spend on a keyboard