Thursday, January 5th 2017

Corsair Reveals K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard

Even though Corsair has already launched a K95 RGB Keyboard, the company apparently wasn't convinced that that was the best of what they could achieve; as such, Corsair has announced what they deem to be "the true successor to the K70: the K95 RGB Platinum.

This version features 8 MB of on-board memory to let owners save up to three profiles for lighting and macros, so that they are carried with your keyboard and you don't have to fiddle with the settings yet again if you change computers. There are now only 6 macro keys located on the left side of the keyboard, a step-down from the 18 offered in the previous K95 - but evey main key is now re-assignable, which means that you can do the same amount of work, without having those extra 12 keys taking up space and increasing the keyboard length . In terms of the ever-present lighting features, the K95 RGB Platinum features a lighting zone called LightEdge, which is located along the top edge of the keyboard. It's essentially a long strip of light created by 16 RGB LEDs, and you can program its lighting patterns and colors separately from the rest of the keyboard.
In addition, the K95 RGB Platinum has rubber feet, USB pass-through, a small space underneath the keyboard to manage cables, and a reversible wrist rest that has a different texture on each side. Similar to the old K95 RGB, the new keyboard will have a brushed aluminum frame, and will still use Cherry MX switches, namely, Cherry MX Speed (Silver) RGB and Cherry MX Brown RGB switches.

The K95 RGB Platinum will be available on January 22 for the hefty price of $199, in black or gunmetal brushed aluminum frame options.
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12 Comments on Corsair Reveals K95 RGB Platinum Keyboard

#2
Brusfantomet
and there are now six macro keys located on the left side of the keyboard, a step-up from those offered in the previous K95
Really? going from 18 to 6 is a sep up now? also, no dedicated profile keys. (not that important)

Otherwise its probably a good keyboard. guess its now is a true 24 bit color control, unlike the K70 RGB and K95 RGB that gets some trouble when set to 24 bit mode.

The only clear upgrade here is that the hole base now is one solid aluminum slab, unlike the K95 RGB where the macro keys have a plastic base, and the USB pas through.

For those that complain about the RGB part, you can set it to one colour and leave it there, or better yet not get it at all since its so expensive.
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#3
Hood
At least it's a little cheaper than the original Vengeance K95 RGB (Limited Edition), which lists for $209.99, but still needs something better than colored lights to justify the price.
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#4
Gary7
I use am RGB Strafe the one shown seem to be too big, and too costly.
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#5
ZoneDymo
who cares, look at the mouse above this article, who cares about keyboards anymore!!!
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#7
Gary7
ZoneDymo said:
who cares, look at the mouse above this article, who cares about keyboards anymore!!!
I do as I have a use for one. The KB I use is good enough for me.
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Raevenlord
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Brusfantomet said:
Really? going from 18 to 6 is a sep up now? also, no dedicated profile keys. (not that important)

Otherwise its probably a good keyboard. guess its now is a true 24 bit color control, unlike the K70 RGB and K95 RGB that gets some trouble when set to 24 bit mode.

The only clear upgrade here is that the hole base now is one solid aluminum slab, unlike the K95 RGB where the macro keys have a plastic base, and the USB pas through.

For those that complain about the RGB part, you can set it to one colour and leave it there, or better yet not get it at all since its so expensive.
Thanks, fixed that macro key mistake :)
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#9
Gary7
I will not now nor ever pay $200.00 for a keyboard that I do not need.
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#10
Brusfantomet
Raevenlord said:
Thanks, fixed that macro key mistake :)
I though it was a pres release from Corsair so i sounded a bit harsh, Sorry for that.
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Raevenlord
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Brusfantomet said:
I though it was a pres release from Corsair so i sounded a bit harsh, Sorry for that.
Nah, no problem at all. It could've been either that or me hyping up a company I like (which isn't the case) but I would understand it either way ;) I just never thought they would decrease the number of macro keys in a supposedly higher tier product...

But you would be surprised with the amount of mistakes we find in some press releases :shadedshu:
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Brusfantomet
Raevenlord said:
Nah, no problem at all. It could've been either that or me hyping up a company I like (which isn't the case) but I would understand it either way ;) I just never thought they would decrease the number of macro keys in a supposedly higher tier product...

But you would be surprised with the amount of mistakes we find in some press releases :shadedshu:
I can actually understand the reduction from 18 to 6, on my K95 i only really use 3 macros, and have bound 6, they probably have found out that people don't really need that many unless they play some special MMOs or something.

Being a dyslectic i do understand that people make typing errors, but it is not that hard to proof it in word/oo, heck even Opera, that i am typing this in does simple proofing for me.
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