CORSAIR K95 RGB
The Corsair K95 RGB is a massive keyboard with a detachable wrist rest and a whopping 18 dedicated ‘G' macro keys on the left-side. Like the Armaggeddon MKA-11R and Razer BlackWidow X, the K95 has an industrial design with the keys attached directly to an aircraft-grade black anodized aluminum plate. The metal construction is rock solid and looks great, while the soft-touch, textured wrist rest is comfortable and practical. If we have one complaint, it's that the ‘G' macro keys sit on a plastic extension connected to the aluminum plate, which doesn't look as nice and makes the keys feel different too.
At the top right of the keyboard, you also get dedicated media keys and a volume wheel. Small rubber feet on the base of the keyboard let you adjust the typing angle. A small BIOS switch on the back lets you choose between 1ms, 2ms, 4ms, and 8ms polling rate, but there's really no need to set it to anything but 1ms.
The keyboard uses Cherry MX switches in a choice of Red or Brown and uses standard stems and keycaps that can be easily replaced with a custom set. Like the Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro, the switch housing is transparent, which helps the LED light shine through. The keyboard has 122-key rollover and anti-ghosting.
LED lighting on the K95 RGB is nice and bright and can be programmed to glow in any color. Each key can be individual programmed to display a different color. You can also add effects, such as changing the key color when pressed. The usual wave, ripple, and breathe effects are also available. Lighting is controlled through an onboard 32-bit ARM processor.
On top of the 18 G keys, the keyboard also has three M profile keys that you can switch between, giving you a total of 108 programmable commands. Macros can be recorded on the fly with the MR button, but you'll need the Corsair Utility Engine software installed to do so.
The Corsair K95 RGB has 18 macro buttons on the side!