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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Keyboard Review

By: Chad Sebring | Keyboards in Peripherals | Posted: Jan 24, 2017 11:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Corsair

Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation

 

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A thin cardboard sleeve is what wraps the inner packaging, and is shiny, yet offers tons of information. On the front panel, we find a very large image of the K95 RGB Platinum, the Corsair name off to the left, and notations to the use of Charry MX switches, and that these are MX Speed RGB switches.

 

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On this panel, one of the longer edges of the box, we see Corsair has listed features. The list starts with the inclusion of three onboard profiles, goes into the dynamic, multicolor, Per-key backlighting and the LightEdge, moves on to the FPS and MOBA support, and concludes by mentioning the CUE software.

 

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The smaller ends of the packaging match the yellow we saw running on the left and right sides of the front panel. On it, there is Corsair Gaming on the left with the Corsair logo, and to the right of the bar is the product name of K95 RGB Platinum, and that it is a mechanical keyboard.

 

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The second of the longer sides of the box has the naming off to the left that we left out of the other side image, but this time the information following it is different. There is a short list of specifications listed, and just below them are the minimum system requirements to be able to use this keyboard.

 

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Both of the shorter sides are identical in what is offered by default. However, on this end of the box, we do see an additional sticker applied which informs us that this keyboard is an English version with a QWERTY layout.

 

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The back of the packaging is where you get all of the fine details about the K95 RGB Platinum keyboard. Corsair covers the aircraft grade, anodized and brushed aluminum, top panel, the USB pass-through port, and its dedicated volume and multimedia keys at the top. The left edge discusses things like the 8MB profile storage, the six programmable G-keys, the lighting found in each switch, and further left is the description of the Cherry MX Speed switches found in it. The bottom addresses the wrist rest and the anti-ghosting and NKRO support, while the right side is left to show off the new CUE software.

 

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The inner packaging offers a high-end feel as you pull out the shiny black box with the Corsair logo embossed on the top of it. After lifting the lid from the lower section of inner packaging, you get your first view of the K95 RGB Platinum keyboard inside of a cellophane bag. At the back is where the cord is stored for shipping, but there are also goodies to be found under a layer of cardboard, under the keyboard too.

 

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In a bright yellow sleeve found just under the keyboard, we located all of the paperwork that ships with this keyboard. The manual offers a congratulatory statement and moves into a section where you get to know the keyboard and button placements. This carries on for six pages, moves into how to connect it, and then ends with a tutorial on how to use the CUE software. There is also a warranty guide to cover what the terms are of the coverage and where to go to make a claim. The smaller insert on the warranty covers much of the same information, in less detail, and also explains some of the finer points of shipping costs and exactly where to send the claim.

 

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Also included in the same folder, we find a sealed bag. Inside of it, there are two sets of key caps. One of them is for FPS gaming and has the key cap puller alongside them. The other set of caps is for MOBA gaming, and each kit has angled and textured caps so that your left hand can find its way to them in the dark.

 

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In the lowest section of the box, we found the detachable wrist rest. This is made of plastic, is detachable from the K95 RGB Platinum, and has an insert down the middle of rubber with a pair of texture options, which is held in place magnetically.

 

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Peeling the plastic off of the wrist rest, this triangular, raised, grippy side of the pad is what we found facing up. This side is for those who want all the grip and assurance that even when heated, your palms will not lose traction.

 

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The other option is to flip the insert and use the smoother side. This expanse of rubber still offers a slight bit of grip. However, the tiny holes will not keep your palms in place if any moisture is present.

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