During the CES 2017 convention in Las Vegas, Corsair introduced several new products for gamers including a new flagship mechanical keyboard, a new gaming mouse, a new Bulldog barebones PC, and new power supplies. Everything mentioned is available to purchase now, save for the mechanical keyboard which arrives in late January.
The K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
As stated, this is Corsair’s new flagship mechanical keyboard sporting the company’s trademark aircraft-grade anodized aluminum frame, making it capable of putting up with the brutal hammering associated with PC gaming. It comes packed with Cherry MX switches, allowing customers to choose between the low-travel Cherry MX RGB Speed switch, or go with tactile feedback using a Cherry MX RGB Brown switch.
The keyboard includes 8MB of local storage for housing custom key assignments, macros, and multi-layer reactive lighting profiles. The storage can save up to three profiles, which can be customized using the Corsair Utility Engine software. Additionally, the six dedicated macro keys are textured and contoured so that they are easily found in heated moments and easily avoided when not needed.
In addition to per-key dynamic multicolor backlighting, the new keyboard introduces LightEdge, a 19-zone light bar that stretches from one end of the keyboard to the other. According to Corsair, this bar can match the colors used with the keys, or illuminate separately. Some of the effects include a solid color, RGB waves, and a “menacing visor” of light (think Cylon).
Here is a list of additional features and specifications:
- Colors: Black or Gunmetal
- USB 2.0 pass-through port
- Cherry MX RGB Speed or Cherry MX RGB Brown switches
- Detachable, dual-sided soft-touch wrist rest
- Dedicated volume and multimedia controls
- Brightness buttons
- 100-percent anti-ghosting with full key rollover
- Compatible with Corsair Utility Engine
- Windows key lock mode
- Includes FPS and MOBA keycap sets (textured and contoured)
- Availability: Late January
- Price: $200
- Product page: http://www.corsair.com/en/landing/k95rgbplatinum