Product Comparison: Corsair K95 vs Corsair K95 Platinum


General Specifications
Brand
Corsair
Corsair
Model
K95
K95 PLATINUM
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The Corsair Gaming K95 RGB mechanical gaming keyboard begins with the performance of the legendary K95, and adds multicolor per-key backlighting for virtually unlimited customization. Every key is backed with a Cherry MX RGB key switch for precise actuation and superior feel. 122 full key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting ensure accurate gameplay, and the 18 G-keys can hold up to 108 macros for faster gaming.
CORSAIR K95 RGB PLATINUM features CHERRY® MX Speed keyswitches backed by a lightweight aluminum frame. 8MB profile storage with hardware macro and lighting playback enable profile access independent of external software.
Key Specs
Keyboard Type
Gaming
Gaming
Number of Keys
122
110
Interface
USB
USB
Size & Weight
Height
0.9 in.
1.4 in.
Width
19.8 in.
18.3 in.
Depth
6.4 in.
6.7 in.
Weight
48 oz.
35.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Corsair K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • This is a great keyboard. Looks good, feels good and sounds good. Only issue I have is the size of the keys are a little small and take some getting used to if you have come back from a Mac laptop life. Apart from that it is great.
  • The keyboard is heavy which helps keep it in place, so you will not have to worry about it moving around. The lighting also looks great.
  • Fantastic piece of equipment. I am heavy-handed, especially on keyboards, and this thing can really take it.
  • It seems very well built. Like a tank. The G-Key pad seems like a kludge add-on but overall it's a good looking keyboard. Fun to see the swirling colors.
Corsair K95 Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Premium aircraft aluminum construction and great features, simply the best keyboard I have ever owned. The first thing that I noticed was the weight. This is a very heavy keyboard and when you set it down on the desk, it stays put.
  • The base is metal and heavy feeling. The wrist rest rotates, the mounting is easy, the rubber part is held on with a magnetic strip so you can pop it off and clean it easily. The keys respond well and the switch mechanism feels solid.
  • The keyboard is heavy and doesn't slide around like a banshee.
  • This keyboard IMO is the perfect size. Not too small, but too large. It is the perfect size and feels that way as well when you type on it.
  • The keyboard isn't long like it should be, it's just as long as a regular sized keyboard with the buttons sort of mushed together or smaller.
Keys
Key Type
Mechanical
Mechanical
Backlighting
Multicolor per-key backlighting
Multicolor per-key backlighting
Rollover
122
110
Multimedia Keys
Yes
Yes
Integrated Numeric Keypad
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Keys"
Corsair K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The colors can be set, the values can be set, you can even bind commands to them. For example, I can bind "gedit" to one of my macro keys, and that command will be executed when I press it. Instantly, a text editor pops up whenever I hit that key!
  • Huge customization potential for macros to fit any situation or game. Saves precious seconds in games like StarCraft II when you can program repetitive sequences you often perform in the game.
  • I can't hype enough how much I love the Cherry Reds either. They do away with an artificially exaggerated click and leave you with a smooth depression and return of the key. All the tactile and audible feed back you receive is exclusively from the key itself.
  • Excellent quality on the keys and the programmable visual effects are amazing. Anyone who knows what Cherry switches are will not be disappointed with this offering and the aluminum construction is top notch.
  • Keystrokes are VERY LOUD, so this will probably disrupt a quiet space. You can buy little rubber rings and use them to dampen the keys.
Corsair K95 Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • I love it. I'm no keyboard expert but I think it's great and the switchable keys are good too for locating important keys without having to look down at my hands.
  • It's incredible! It's really working! Quality product from Corsair. Good press, just like in a typewriter. Very heavy keyboard with a thick cable. Backlighting is simply enormous. RGB is my favourite!
  • Excellent keyboard. Nice sensitive keys and great rgb backlighting. Perfect for anone who wants to snazzy up their desk and want to dominate in games with the great sensitivity to the keys.
  • There's 100% key-rollover so you don't get keylock and get fragged at that crucial moment in your FPS tournament. The whole thing just feels really SOLID.
  • Nice keyboard but software could be better and easier to use. There is only one physical problem. The volume roller is rubbing on something a little sometimes.
Features
Adjustable Tilt Function
Yes
Yes
Compatibility
Windows
Windows
Cable Length
6.5 feet
6.5 feet
Spill Resistant
No
No
Palm Rest
Yes
Yes
Extras
ARM Cortex 32-bit processor, individual key LED backlight, CHERRY MX Blue technology, Corsair Utility Engine, Panasonic display controller, Windows Lock key, any key macros, detachable wrist rest
AIRCRAFT-GRADE ANODIZED BRUSHED ALUMINUM FRAME, detachable wrist rest, Windows Lock key, Corsair Utility Engine, CHERRY MX Blue technology, individual key LED backlight, Anti-Ghosting, Full key rollover
What customers say about "Features"
Corsair K95 RGB LED Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • The wrist rest is removable, and the connection is well designed. The rest itself is more pretty than comfortable.
  • The USB cable is practically armored in heavy plastic and nylon braiding.
  • This keyboard is truly great. The lighting features are awesome. The programming features are awesome.
  • For gamers this is nirvana, the macro keys are useful and the software is intuitive and friendly. For those who simply type a lot the key traversal leads to fewer errors and the feedback means you know precisely when a key is pressed.
  • While the keyboard was as expected, the lights began flickering and failing within a week of purchase.
Corsair K95 Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • This keyboard has amazing colors, programing, Multimedia key features, and is incredible to type and game on.
  • It has every feature and ability you could want, and is built like an aircraft carrier. This aluminum plated monstrosity will last me a very long time, and I am very happy with my purchase.
  • The build quality on this keyboard is fantastic. The metal casing on the keyboard looks and feels incredibly durable. The buttons, volume roller, and other non-key hardware all feel very solid.
  • The USB cable is a massive heavily braided tank of a cable (sadly not detachable) at around a quarter inch thick. I doubt there will be any issues with it.
  • The wrist rest isn't that great, and it feels like a skin of a new basketball, if your palms get just a little sweaty it becomes apparent, and annoying.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)


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