Corsair Gaming K95
$264 • www.corsair.com • Score: 5/5
Corsair is a dominant force for gaming keyboards. It’s the company’s top-of-the-line keyboard that we tested here, with its most unusual feature being a volume wheel at the top right.
The K95 features six macro keys on the left, which are textured slightly differently so you don’t press them by accident. The top chassis is made from brushed aluminium, which explains the high cost, and extra compensation comes in the form of a large, soft-textured detachable wrist rest, which does a great job of providing support while typing. You also get dedicated media control keys and two sets of replaceable textured grey keys for the much-used WASD and QWERDF key sets.
In addition to the LEDs on the Cherry MX RGB switches, which can be configured individually, there are 19 RGB LEDs along a light strip on the top edge of the chassis. Our sample had Brown switches, but you can order the K95 with exclusive Cherry MX Speed switches, too – these offer a reduced actuation point, so respond that fraction quicker to commands. The keyboard is a joy to use, with the Brown switches being well suited to gaming or typing.
Corsair’s Utility Engine software is detailed and allows for full customisation, as well as macros and profiles, which can be stored on the keyboard’s 8MB of memory or in the software. The K95 RGB Platinum may be expensive, but right now it’s the ultimate mechanical keyboard.