Product: Corsair K95 Platinum RGB Rapid Fire Cherry MX Speed
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Corsair K95 Platinum RGB rapid Fire Cherry MX Speed

Gaming has become a very popular term. Every company produces  “gaming related products” nowadays. The gaming market is huge and manufacturers focus especially on gaming products because they are highly profitable. From graphics cards to headsets, to a mouse and keyboard, the gaming industry is rapidly increasing.

Over the last years, gaming peripherals have become increasingly popular and gamers understand the importance of having a mechanical keyboard as part of their rig. Mechanical keyboards offer a huge advantage over traditional membrane keyboards and while being way more expensive, they offer significant improvements in terms of speed and latency not only in gaming sessions but also when typing.

Corsair has been producing mechanical keyboards for quite some time now and has recently released their new K95 Platinum GRB Rapid Fire mechanical keyboard. If you are willing to pay over 195 pounds for a keyboard and want the absolute best when it comes to building quality, performance, and visuals you should not look any further than Corsair’s new offering. 


Specifications

The K95 is the successor to Corsair’s K70 RGB Mechanical Keyboard. As its predecessor, it is built out of aluminum and features Cherry MX mechanical switches for reduced latency and better gaming performance. This particular keyboard has Cherry MX Speed switches, which offer better responsiveness than Cherry MX Blue and Red. These switches are gray( or silver depending on how you view them) and are specially designed for long gaming sessions.

RGB-Lighting

The K95 Platinum offers full RGB lighting support and each key can be customized individually. Corsair’s light-edge technology delivers impressive colors, better than any other RGB mechanical keyboard I have seen so far. Besides fully customizable RGB keys, you can choose from a variety of lighting effects, depending on your style.

Profiles

After choosing your desired customization, save it as a profile. Up to 3 storage profiles are supported with the K95, so you can easily load them whenever you want. For that purpose, Corsair offers 8 MB of profile storage. External software and programs will not interfere with your profiles in any way.

 

Macro-Key Support

The brushed aluminum frame gives the keyboard a premium look and feel, which it should, considering the 195-pound price point. Corsair’s K95 Platinum RGB Rapid Fire Cherry MX Speed has more premium features like the inclusion of 6 distinguishable macro keys ranging from G1 to G6 on the left part of the keyboard. They are fully customizable so you do not need to worry about having to manually execute difficult combinations of keys while playing. Just save those combinations with one of the macro keys. The good thing is that those macros will not interfere with the main part of the keyboard because they are situated on the left.

Windows Key & USB Port

 

Other premium features include the typical Windows Lock Key, so you do not get back to your Windows Screen while gaming, a multimedia and volume key on the top right edge so you can easily turn your volume up or down and an additional USB port on the back of the keyboard to attach your mouse or any other USB device.

 

 

 

Anti – Ghosting Technology

Corsair’s K95 Platinum features the best Anti-Ghosting technology, minimizing the time frame between you clicking on the key and the keyboard actually executing your command. Anti-Ghosting is a huge deal for gamers as every small delay can be crucial to their gaming performance. With the K95 you will not experience any input lag issues whatsoever. 

 

 

 

Detachable Wrist Rest 

A detachable wrist rest is also provided with two different surfaces to ensure that your gaming experience will be as effortless as possible for your hands. Having been an owner of both a keyboard with and without wrist rest, I know how convenient and important a wrist rest can be especially if you are gaming for many hours in a row.


 

Why you should choose a mechanical keyboard

Mechanical keyboards are a must-have if you are constantly using your keyboard whether you are gaming or typing or both. When I built my system, I focused primarily on the best Pc components I could afford based on the budget I had. I decided to focus on more important parts like the power supply, the CPU, and GPU and I did not regret it. You should also focus on buying the crucial parts first.

The mistake I made was not realizing how important a mechanical keyboard is for any kind of activity I did on my computer. I did not believe that a 60 dollar + mechanical keyboard could make such a huge difference until I got my hands on Motospeed’s widely popular CK104. Down the road, I purchased a Corsair K70 and knowing that the K95 Platinum only improves on its predecessor there was no way that I would not recommend getting a K95 over a K70.

Corsair’s keyboards are flawless in both performance and visuals and the expensive price is totally justifiable. If you want to get the best keyboard and have enough cash to spend, do not think twice about getting the K95. Once you start using it you will ask yourself why you have not actually bought it before.


Check out the video below to see why the K95 Platinum is an amzing mechanical keyboard:

Still not sure?

If you are skeptical like I was, I recommend going to your nearest computer store and try out a mechanical keyboard for yourself. The best thing to do is having a mechanical and membrane keyboard side by side and comparing them.

You will notice the difference right away. If you still want to get a mechanical keyboard but can not afford to give away 195 pounds, in a few days I will be reviewing the CK104 by Motospeed, which costs around 50-60 US dollars. Getting a much cheaper but, nonetheless, a great mechanical keyboard like the CK 104 will make you start realizing how much of a game changer a mechanical keyboard really is. It is just like the transition from a 60 Hz panel to a 144 Hz one, which I talk about here. Once you get a 144 Hz monitor you can not get back to a standard 60 Hz panel. The same thing applies to mechanical and non-mechanical (membrane) keyboards. I decided to buy the Corsair’s K70 keyboard after having used the CK 104 for about a year. I still use them both today.


 

Conclusion

Buying Pc components and peripherals are all about quality and Corsair’s K95 Platinum RGB Rapid Fire Cherry MX Speed is by far the best mechanical keyboard you can buy. Packed with features like full RGB lighting support,  a detachable dual wrist rest, 6 fully customizable macro keys, and Anti-Ghosting technology this particular keyboard will improve your gaming experience quite a lot. Your typing speed will increase significantly and the general feel of using the K95 is spectacular. The keyboard’s looks are impressive and if you are into RGB-Lighting you will be able to come up with color combinations matching your PC’s colors.

 The Corsair K95 Platinum RGB Rapid Fire Cherry MX Speed is built with high-quality aluminum and Corsair is offering a two-year warranty for their premium mechanical keyboard. If you can not afford to spend too much but still want to get a mechanical keyboard, you should check out Motospeed’s CK 104 and do not forget to check out my website frequently in order to read my review of the CK104, which is coming shortly. I will add the link beneath this review if you are interested.


I hope that my review was helpful. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to leave a comment below or/and send me an email to johnb@johnpchardware.com and I will reply as soon as possible. I would also be very interested in hearing your opinions and experiences with mechanical keyboards.

 

 

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