All the way back in 2017 we took a look at Corsair’s flagship gaming keyboard, which was their K95 RGB Platinum. It pretty much set the standard for full-size gaming keyboards. As it stands even in 2020 it is one of the best gaming keyboards out there, but Corsair has finally decided to update it with some nice new features. The new K95 RGB Platinum XT will now come with PBT Double-Shot keycaps, the six dedicated macro keys will now work with Elgato Stream Deck software, the old rubber palm rest has been replaced by a detachable plush palm rest, and you now get 8MB of on-board storage to save up to 5 different profiles on the keyboard. Let’s jump in and see what the new K95 RGB Platinum is all about!
Special thanks to Corsair for providing us with the K95 RGB Platinum XT Gaming Keyboard to review.
The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT comes in a nice retail box. On the front there is a picture of the keyboard and it lets us know that it does work with iCUE and that we have the Cherry MX Blue version, the keyboard is also available in Cherry MX Brown, and Cherry MX Speed switches.
Flipping over to the back there is another picture of the keyboard and some of the main features are listed.
Getting everything out of the box we have the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Gaming Keyboard, two sets of extra keycaps, a keycap puller, a warranty guide, and a user’s guide.