Cherry MX Red
- 17 points
- 15 months ago
from completed build Rohin
This was the K95 version that launched right before the renowned K95 platinum. Its a great keyboard if you can get it for around $100 or less. Comes with all the usual Corsair keyboard goodies... RGB effects, cherry mx switches (mine has reds... meh), volume scroll wheel and media keys , 3 adjustable user profiles built into keyboard, connectivity to Corsair ICue software, n-key rollover, individual per-key lighting, braided cable, removable wrist rest, etc. Also comes with a dual bios (which I haven't and wont use) and what I really LOVE about it... 18!!! macro switches! Basically a massive stream deck without paying for one.
There are a couple reason I give it 4 stars:
No USB or audio pass-through... Major bummer. That is almost a must have on high end keyboards these days.
Wrist rest is HARD plastic, small, and not very comfortable. Corsair sadly continues to use the same one on current kb's. Not sure where their disconnect is.
Only switch options on it were MX Reds and MX Blues. This kb was before their speeds, silents, and many other newer better switches came out. Even if they had just made it available in mx-browns would have been a major upgrade.
- 12 points
- 39 months ago
from completed build Blazing Blue 2.0
Great keyboard, LED effects are very fun to play around with. Macro buttons come in very handy for MMO's. Corsair Utility Engine is very easy to use and set up.
- 2 points
- 10 months ago
from completed build 2016 Build 3 - Skylake Gaming PC
I loved this keyboard. It was my first clicky keyboard that was specifically bought for gaming. It lasted a total of 9 months with the LEDs dying after 6 and fully dying when I dropped soda onto it and switched back to my Logitech G710+ (which died during the floods in my city during 2019, it got covered in mould).
- Intel Core i7-5960X
- GeForce GTX 980 Ti (x3)
- Intel Core i7-6700K
- GeForce GTX 970
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (@4.3 GHz)
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti