Packaging, Accessories, and Documentation
In most instances, the outer packaging is a thin sleeve that goes over a plain black box inside of it. Raising the bar, the packaging has been upgraded to deliver a better feel right out of the cate. On the top of the box, Corsair kept it simple, with the company name and product name across the top, a centralized image of the K95 RGB Platinum XT, and notations at the bottom for the English layout, use of Cherry MX Blue switches, and that it is compatible with iCUE.
While the left end of this panel delivered the name of the keyboard, it is the information at the right end that was worthy of note. There is a shortlist of specifications that show us things the chart did not! The anti-ghosting, NKRO, and USB 2.0 pass-through port were known. However, this is the first mention of the 8MB of memory for onboard profiles, and the use of a 32-bit ARM Cortex processor. We also see at the far right, that there is a diagram of included contents, and we can also see the CH-91227411-NA model number.
The smaller panels are used to grab your attention with the bright yellow color, and on this end, we see the Corsair name and logo, the name and type of keyboard we have, and that it will "play through whatever."
Rather than double up on the images, since the second long side of the box matches what we see here, we opted to get closer on the ned of the box so you can see it better. Much like the opposite end of the box, all of the information at the left is the same, but the tagline has been replaced with another image of the K95 RGB Platinum XT.
The bottom of the box shows us a bit of the anti-tamper stickers that need cut to open the box, but there are new things here to see within the information in the panel. We have seen the keyboard a few times now, but at the top of the right side, we see that Windows, MAC, and XBOX One are supported for functionality with this new model. We also see the S-keys, and in the image as well as the text, we also learn that you can control features of the Elgato Stream Decks with the keyboard.
Removing the top of the box, with its three small foam pads to keep the keyboard seated in the lower section, we can now see the keyboard. It is wrapped in plastic to help protect finishes, but had a ton of static and attracted a lot of dust for us to edit out. The extra parts can be found under the cardboard holding the keyboard high in the box, where the cabling is kept separated in the section at the back.
In our mind, we recall all of the Corsair wrist rests on having an odd angle cutting through the middle of the rest. Many were solid plastic, but some were slightly padded, but none of the Corsair rests were padded to this extent. The frame is black plastic; it offers secondary feet under it, and like many, uses a pair of two-pronged clips to attach it to the keyboard.
In a pair of vacuum-sealed packages, you get a couple of extra keycaps for the main section of the keyboard, which are angled to benefit MOBA or FPS gamers, and there is a generic plastic keycap puller included as well. On the right, we see the S-key replacement caps for the set of G-keys on the left edge of the keyboard, and in this bag, we also find the Corsair Logo keycap.
On the left is the warranty guide, which covers what Corsair will fix, and also covers things they will not. For those with an issue, all points of contact are included to make the support process easier. As for the manual to the right, it covers everything else you may want to know about the K95 RGB Platinum XT! From connectivity, parts you should have, where to get the software, and how to use the software are all included.
Last updated: Jan 13, 2020 at 03:38 pm CST