DOOM & OVERWATCH
Gaming has been hit and miss with the K95 RGB Platinum. We did mess around with the various keycaps and liked what they have to offer. Without looking, we could feel our way to the appropriate keys, the texture kept our fingers in place, and they do make our time gaming on the keyboard more enjoyable.
We also tinkered around with setting LEDs up for certain keys with the standard caps in play, and the options for lighting are near endless. Just about anything you want these lights to do, with a bit of time and tinkering, or downloading the work of someone else, you can have what it is you desire.
However, when it came to the feel of the switches in gaming, actuation is quick, and the feel of the throw is soft. So much so that we did find our hand just resting on the keyboard to present issues where the keys would be depressed. This is also due to the shorter throw of each switch, which is great with respect to writing, but they are a bit too soft for our liking.
We like being able to swap profiles on the go, easily lock out the Windows keys or adjust the brightness of the LEDs, and whether using the G-keys for macros or to launch programs, they are found to be handy the more we used the K95 RGB Platinum.
Windows and Productivity
When it comes to writing or daily driver uses, this is where the Cherry MX Speed switches shined the brightest, and we are not speaking of the LEDs. The short distance to actuation does allow you to move at a much faster pace when it comes to writing something like this review. In reality, we do not recall the MX Speed switches on the K70 to be this sensitive, though.
We have been finding ourselves needing more time with these switches, as we are registering multiple keystrokes with a single press. Whether it be a key next to the one intended due to our fat fingers, or finding that we are double spacing or repeating key strokes. The lightness of the MX Speed switches require some time and effort to get associated with completely, but once that time has passed, we are certain we would make fewer mistakes.
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United States: The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retails for $200 at Amazon.
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