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Corsair K95

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 reviews of Corsair K95. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The durability and usability also get good opinions, but many are critical about the size and price.

usability, durability, design, reliability

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Corsair K95 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Corsair K95

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Corsair K95 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price. The usability is also mentioned favorably.

usability, price

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Corsair Gaming CH-9000220-UK K95 RGB Cherry MX Red Performance Multi-Colour RGB Backlit MMO/RTS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK, BlackCorsair Gaming CH-9000220-UK K95 RGB Cherry MX Red Performance Multi-Colour RGB Backlit MMO/RTS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard UK, Black

Dec, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Corsair K95 RGB

 

The Corsair K95 RGB improves upon one of the best mechanical gaming keyboards out there, with greater customization and a rainbow of colors.

Mechanical keyboard with customizable per-key backlighting. Stylish aluminum design. Detachable wrist rest. Dozens of programmable options. Customizable lighting modes.

High price. No USB pass-through connection.

Conclusion With the switch to individual-key backlighting and an expanded selection of macro controls, the Corsair K95 RGB offers a significant improvement on what was already one of the best keyboards available. The attractive design is enhanced by...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Bob Buskirk (thinkcomputers.org)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard Review

 

When it comes to their gaming keyboards their current flagship is the K95 RGB Platinum, which is jam-packed with features. This full-size keyboard can be loaded

– 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

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...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Barry Brenesal (computershopper.com)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Review and Ratings

 

The Platinum version of the iconic K95 mechanical gaming keyboard makes a great thing better and adds snazzy edge lighting, though some gamers will bemoan its reduced array of macro keys.

Handsome, sturdy design ; Excellent configuration utility ; Per-key RGB lighting, and new edge lighting ; Great macro creation ; Volume roller ; Choice of Cherry MX Speed or Brown switches

Pricey ; Only six dedicated macro keys ; A few counterintuitive layout choices

We would reiterate that this—the reduction in the number of actual macro keys—is the only area (albeit an important one) in which we feel let down by the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum. Otherwise, this beauty would be bordering on being our first-in-memory...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum review

 

The Rolls Royce of RGB gaming keyboards

Hypnotic disco lighting ; Handy media and shortcut keys ; Classy aluminum build

Awkward software ; Rubber palm rest gets grungy quickly

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is a stunner with the most RGB lighting ever, redesigned keys, convenient shortcuts, a comfy wrist rest and an equally high price to match its high-end features.

Jan, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Alastair Stevenson (trustedreviews.com)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum

 

The K95 Platinum is the supercar of gaming keyboards, coming loaded with everything a hardcore gamer needs. Highlights include super-responsive Cherry MX Speed mechanical key switches, a full array of customisable RGB lights, macro keys and on-board...

One of the best gaming keyboards around, but it’s very expensive.

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Chris (funkykit.com)

Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard Review - FunkyKit

 

Today we will be showing you guys the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard. I am super excited to show off the new K95 from Corsair. This thing is loaded with features and has a slew aesthetically pleasing aspects. When you see the word Platinum...

Aluminum Frame ; USB Pass-through ; Detachable Dual Sided Wrist Rest ; Anti-Ghosting ; CUE Software Controlled ; FPS and MOBA Keycap sets

None so far

In conclusion, the K95 Platinum with the Cherry MX speed from Corsair is a top notch keyboard. They give you several ways to make the comfort of the keyboard fit your needs. From double sided wrist pad, changeable keys, lighting, and ergonomic design...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: vortez.net (vortez.net)

Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Review

 

The K95 RGB PLATINUM is Corsair's latest flagship mechanical keyboard that adopts a 'no-compromise' approach to durability and functionality to achieve next-level performance.

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: Anonymous (newegg.com)

LEDS are bunk

 

My case, psu, RAM, mouse and mousepad are all corsair and this product is the first to disappoint. Dont say no to corsair, just say no to their shoddy quality keyboards

keyboard is fantastic aside from leds see cons

only drawback, is QUALITY. I have owned this keyboard since january of 2014, it was a gift. after 3 months, 2 leds (s and page down) went out. since then i now have 13 leds that have burnt out. I own SEVERAL corsair products and am EXTREMELY...

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Robert R. (newegg.com)

AWESOME Keyboard....

 

You will not be disappointed. Just a great keyboard. :-)

The Mx Browns are great. I bought 3 keyboards...Best Keyboard I ever owned. Macros's and Software easy to use...works great.

There are none...except it is pricey.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Kelvin M. (newegg.com)

Awesome keyboard - crashed after 3 days.

 

I mainly knocked 1 egg for not being able to do two (or more) macros at the same time, as that is actually more important than the other problems. But there are ways around it, and not every other manufacturer can do that also, so it is not a deal...

* 18 G-Keys is a lot of macro keys. * Flexible lighting programming, you can tie the lighting to key actions or have them independent. * Smooth and responsive keystrokes. * Plenty of programming options. (See Cons section for limits) * Don't let the 3...

* Crashed the keyboard in 3 days, due to what I believe are race conditions that it can't handle. (Keep reading) * I programmed 6 keys to be toggles that would press a slightly different combination of keystrokes at different intervals repeatedly,...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Anti-ghosting: Yes
Backlight: Yes
Backlight color:Various / White
Backlight type:RGB LED
Color of product:Black
Internal: No
Material:Aluminium
Surface coloration:Monotone / Pattern

Energy Management

Power source type:No / USB

Ergonomics

Built-in display:No / Yes
Card reader integrated: No
LED Indicators: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Keyboard

Adjustable keyboard height: Yes
Built-in memory: Yes
Built-in memory capacity:8000
Cherry MX switch type:Brown / Red
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Device interface:USB
Fingerprint reader: No
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Hot keys: Yes
Key response time (max):1 / 8
Key response time (min):1
Keyboard form factor:Standard
Keyboard integrated devices: No
Keyboard key switch:Mechanical key switch
Keyboard language:Belgian / Dutch / English / French / German / Italian / Pan Nordic / Spanish / UK English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:122
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Multimedia Keys:Y / Yes
Number of hot keys:6
Number of key response time settings:5
Number of programmable (macro) keys:18 / 6
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device: No
Polling rate:1000
Polling rate (max):1000
Programmable hot keys: Yes
Purpose:PC/server
Recommended usage:Gaming
Split keyboard:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Hub:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired
Wrist rest: Yes

Mouse

Mouse included: No

Packaging Content

Bundled software:CUE Software
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

Bundled software:CUE Software
Number of products included:1
Quick start guide: Yes

Power

Power source type:Not supported / USB

System Requirements

Windows operating systems supported:Android Browser / Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows 8 x64, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 8.1 x64 / Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Basic x64, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows 8, Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 Enterprise x64, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Pro x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Enterprise, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Yes

Technical Details

Number of hot keys:6

Weight & Dimensions

Keyboard dimensions (WxDxH):18.3 x 6.73 x 1.42 / 19.8 x 6.42 x 0.945
Keyboard Weight:2.91 / 3.09
Weight:3.09