Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Review


K95 RGB Platinum XT

It may be hard to imagine, but prior to the K95 RGB Platinum XT, it had been five years since Corsair last updated their flagship K95 keyboard. In that time, we’ve seen several excellent offerings from Corsair specifically the MK.2 versions of the K70 RGB and the Strafe. These, proved just as capable and in many ways, more stylish than their premium K95 counterpart.

Now in 2020, Corsair has finally seen it fit to update the K95 and have done so in the most understated way possible. Yet despite these minor changes, they’ve all come together to make an even better keyboard. One that once again can claim to be the best gaming keyboard from Corsair.

Within the world of high-end gaming gear and components there’s always space for flare and refinement. This is where Corsair peripherals are at their best. While this keyboard won’t turn your rig into the one above, it does go a long way into giving any desktop style without falling over into the gamer design tropes of years gone by. All the magic is in the lighting, usability and how the keyboard feels. Yes, it’s all 90-degree angles, but it’s done so well that the K95 RGB Platinum XT is right up there with the finest money can buy

Interface  2xUSB 3.0 Type-A
Switch  MX Speed RGB Silver
Cable length 1.82m braided cable
USB Pass-Through USB 2.0 Type-A
Polling rate 1000Hz
On board memory Yes
Material Aluminium | PBT Caps
Software Corsair iCUE
Programmable Macro Keys 6
Palm Rest Yes, cushioned leatherette
Audio Pass-through None
Microphone Sensitivity -40dB (+/-3dB)
Dimensions 465mm x 171 x 36mm
Weight 1.31Kg (2.88lbs)

The specifications read much like the previous K95 RGB Platinum keyboard. The notable changes are the switch to the USB 3.0 interface, changes to the key cap plastics and of course the cushioned palm rest. These are not all the changes to the keyboard, but they are the most obvious ones.

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