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Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review (Page 4)

Chad Sebring | Jan 6, 2020 at 8:00 am CST - 2 mins, 50 secs time to read this page
Rating: 100%Manufacturer: CorsairModel: CH-9127411-NA

K95 RGB Platinum XT Continued


The right edge of the keyboard offers a look very similar to the left side when we saw that. The shape is the same, the LightEdge stops in the same place it starts on the other side, just that rather than keycaps angled away from the user, with the feet that flip out extended, the keycap angles are much better suited for comfortable usage.

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At the back of the keyboard, just under the Corsair nameplate, we saw on the top, this is where the thick dual-cable exits the K95 RGB Platinum XT. To the right of it is a USB 2.0 pass-through port, which enables users the option to plug in a headset or mouse to keep the desk clean, but can also be used for other lower-power USB devices. We can also see the grayish trim running near the top edge, which is the LightEdge as it goes from one side to the other.

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Coming from the keyboard is a fat dual-cable that extends roughly four feet of the overall length. At this point, there is a junction cover that can be seen at the top-right. The cables continue the rest of the journey as single cables, one for the keyboard, and one for the port. All of it is covered in a shiny braided cloth until we get to the connections at the end, which have a USB symbol on one, and a keyboard icon on the other.

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The bottom of the K95 RGB Platinum XT has not changed from the K95 RGB Platinum. Four large feet keep this keyboard securely planted on any desk. There is an X in the middle, which are cable trails, again to help clean things up, if, say the headset is plugged into the back, but the cable now can be kept out of the way. At the front edge, we see the sections use to attach the wrist rest, which is just a section of an area with a pair of holes at the back corner to accept the clips.

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The flip-out feet that raise the height of the back edge for ergonomic purposes have two things worth noting. First is that they have a rubber end on these feet so that the grip on the desk is not entirely lost. The second feature is that they flip out to the sides of the keyboard, which means they will not collapse with little effort like others do.

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With all the talk about the LightEdge, we thought it would be silly not to highlight it once we added power to the keyboard. While much less visible from the user's perspective, when used on a desk that is not against the wall, it does deliver a good deal of style to an otherwise very dull look at the average keyboard.

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Our final look at the K95 RGB Platinum XT is from the front, and we can see the light effect across the entire keyboard. While we do have too much lighting from this angle to portray the lighting rightly, we will just say that it competes with ninety-nine percent of the market with brightness. In a dark room, this keyboard has what it takes to look great just chilling there, as you walk up to the desk to use the PC.

Last updated: Jan 13, 2020 at 03:38 pm CST

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After a year of gaming, Chad caught the OC bug. With overclocking comes the need for better cooling, and Chad has had many air and water setups. With a few years of abusing computer parts, he decided to take his chances and try to get a review job. As an avid overclocker, Chad is always looking for the next leg up in RAM, cooling, as well as peripherals.

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