Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Gaming Keyboard
The construction quality of the Corsair K95 is perfect. The board has a rather sturdy plastic foundation with a top aluminum plate. The whole keyboard feels incredibly well-built. It has good ergonomics. It has an incline setting and the feet extend sideways, but if you place too much forward pressure on the keys, you won’t inadvertently cover them.
It also includes a detachable wrist rest of reversible texture and comes with two options. The backlighting of the Corsair K95 is amazing. Every key is individually illuminated, and the keyboard also contains a strip of undergrowth. The brightness can be managed directly at the board.
The cable of the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM is rather long and ends with two USB ports since both are required if you want to use the USB passthrough on the keyboard. On the top right of the keyboard, the Corsair K95 has dedicated media buttons. It has a good volume control knob, and a dedicated Windows lock key to ensure your game isn’t unintentionally minimizing while running.The box comes with Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Keyboard, Detachable wrist rest, Extra textured keys (F, D, E, R, Q, 2x W, A, S, D), Keycap remover and Manuals.
The overall feeling of typing out is perfect. The linear switches are simple to push, but with a bounce, some people would choose anything a bit more responsive, like a brown or blue Cherry MX. The keys sound secure, and key spacing is perfect for reducing typos. The Cherry MX Speed switches are linear switches that are fairly close to the Red switches but have a slightly shorter pre-travel size. This allows quicker actuation of keys!
Hypnotic disco lighting
Handy media and shortcut keys
Classy aluminum build
What we Liked:
Thanks to their linear switches, the Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM is fairly quiet. When typing you should not bother people around you. The iCUE app with the Corsair K95 promises outstanding customization. Within the app, you can build as many profiles as you want.
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Gaming Keyboard
The Cherry MX Brown switches have their normal tactile feel in the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB package, ensuring there is a noticeable bounce as you click-key all the way. The keyboard detects a keypress until you touch the bounce so that you don’t actually need to type key-mash. Light-fingered typists and gamers will train their fingertips only to click to the actuation stage, activating the speed-typing.The HyperX Alloy Elite RGB is not a compact keyboard, measuring 1.47 by 17.48 by 8.93 inches (HWD) but the jet-black steel design makes effective use of its footprint. Besides a full-size numeric keypad on the right, it packs in separate media buttons, over the normal keyboard layout here.
The measurements of the Alloy Elite RGB are attached without the textured wrist rest, a packaged accessory which makes it about 3 inches deeper. By pressing two pairs of prongs under the right and left sides of the edge of the keys, you will repair and remove the wrist rest. A few scored shapes in the plastic sheet on the top of the wrist rest helps to hold the wrists balanced when typing or gaming.The whole way to the left is a button that lets you select between four degrees of screen-lighting strength, and to the right is a screen that runs through settings for illumination. A Game Mode button to the right of the lighting-presets toggle disables the Windows switch, while Alt+Tab, Alt+F4, Shift+Tab, or Ctrl+Esc may also be modified in NGenuity to lock.
Four media keys – for back, forward, play/pause, and silence features – are found in the right corner of the HyperX Alloy Elite RGB along with a roller to change the sound.
For example, you have to build an initial profile to even continue with customizing your lighting or macros. From there, to start creating your RBG look, you can plunge into your freshly generated profile, but then follow three different menus for global results, zonal color change or freeform to configure individual keys.
All this would of course just apply for those who want to fine-tune each and every key with an exact tone. Most of the time we were pleased with the regular wave sequence. HyperX also has a specific ‘Heat’ pattern which causes a tiny ripple of light to burst across every key you press when firing a light jet across the light bar.
Per-key RGB backlighting.
Choice of three Cherry MX switch types.
Dedicated media keys and volume scroller.
What we Liked:
The keyboard comes preloaded with lighting profiles for just about every popular PC game currently available, including a few titles we weren’t expecting to see on the list, such as Firewatch. The company also plans to update its site with an ever-growing roster of lighting profiles for new games as they release as well.