The RGB PLATINUM is basically the original K95 model turned up to 11, with Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches (what’s that?), the ability to store profiles in the keyboard, and the ability to map complex macros and lighting effects to any key.
While there are only six dedicated macro keys on the RGB PLATINUM, as opposed to the original’s 18, they’re textured and contoured so you can easily find them, or avoid them as the case may be.
What’s also textured is the wrist-rest, which has a different style of texture on each side, and can be changed to match your preference simply by turning it over.
As you’ll see in the video below, Linus isn’t completely sold on the wrist-rest as its hinges are pretty cheap for an otherwise “premium” piece of hardware. And underneath is a cable-management cross where users can pass wires through to keep them out of their way, but there’s no clip under the rest, so once the keyboard is turned back over the wire running underneath makes it a little unstable.
The new model boasts 8MB of on-board storage for saving up to three gaming profiles to the macro keys. This has to be set-up through the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software first, but once that’s done you can switch between profiles via the keys without the further use of CUE.
The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard is already in stores and comes in black worldwide, and black and gunmetal in the US.
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