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CORSAIR K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review

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   RGB illuminated gaming peripherals have taken the market by storm not only because they look quite impressive but also because they usually pack all the features gamers are looking for. Of course much like everything else in the market there are currently two types of consumers demanding ones who are always looking to get their hands on the best possible models regardless of price and the ones who are on a really tight budget and don't really care about all the extra bells and whistles. Corsair was among the very first gaming peripheral manufacturers to release a keyboard featuring the RGB version of the very popular Cherry MX mechanical switches (that was back in 2014) so it's no wonder they own a large chunk of that particular market. Today we're here to check their brand new K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard that features the latest Cherry MX Speed switches.


   Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 and DDR4 memory upgrades, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.


   The K95 RGB Platinum is actually the third mechanical keyboard by Corsair to bear the K95 name after the "original" K95 Vengeance released in 2014 and the K95 RGB released in 2015. Both the K95 Vengeance and the K95 RGB featured anodized brush aluminum frames, n-key rollover, 18 dedicated programmable macro keys (G-Keys), built-in media controls, on-the-fly recording of macros via specific keys, per-key backlighting, removable wrist rests, USB passthrough, braided cables and of course Cherry MX switches (MX RGB in the case of the K95 RGB). The new K95 RGB Platinum features everything its predecessor the K95 RGB did minus the 18 macro keys (G-Keys) which are replaced by 6 thus making the keyboard look a lot more like the K70 RGB model which we reviewed a while back. Unlike its predecessor however the brand new K95 RGB Platinum also features a programmable RGB LED strip (19 zone LightEdge) at the front, dual-side soft-touch removable wrist rest and the latest Cherry MX RGB Speed mechanical switches (50 million keystrokes, linear, 45g actuation force and 1.2mm actuation point).