Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps

Corsair K95 RGB 18 macro keys section uses non standard keyswitch spacing. What specifications do the Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps need for them to fit?The Corsair K95 RGB  updates the previous model Corsair Vengeance K95 at Amazon, with a shorter name and multicolor per-key backlighting that lets you tweak the look of the keyboard to your heart’s content. With 18 dedicated macro keys and 16.8 million colors, The K95 RGB at Amazon is a solid update to one of my favorite keyboards K70 , and the model to get when you want to kick things up another notch. As such, it replaces the Roccat Ryos MK Pro at Amazon as our Editors’ Choice gaming keyboard.

Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps

Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps

Is it possible to change the Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps on the corsair k95rgb keyboard?I think……

Design and Features

Corsair figured out its distinctive keyboard design with the Corsair Vengeance K90 back in 2012, with a machined aircraft-grade aluminum base (anodized black), a removable wrist rest, and a 134-key design that bristles with Cherry MX mechanical key switches. The metal construction is rock solid, with adjustable height, and the wrist rest has a textured, soft-touch finish that is one of the most comfortable I’ve used.

With 122-key rollover, you could press every usable key on the keyboard in-game and not experience the sort of logjam that a standard keyboard would go through. This model also uses Cherry MX Red switches, which offer smooth linear motion without the audible click and tactile bump that give MX Blue switches their clicky feel. (The K95 RGB can also be purchased with Cherry MX Brown switches, which have the tactile feel of Blues, but without the audible click.)This is more than your basic keyboard. It boasts a full complement of standard letter, number, and function keys, a 10-key numeric pad, built-in media controls (complete with a roller knob for volume control) and 18 dedicated “G-Keys” that can easily be programmed with long macros (preset strings of commands). That’s 13 more programmable keys than the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate (2014)$69.00 at Amazon, and those 18 G-Keys can also be swapped between multiple sets of pre-programmed macros, bumping the number of total programmable commands to a total 108—double the 54 commands offered on the previous Corsair Vengeance K95.

The K95 RGB connects to your PC with a USB Y-cable that has thick, durable, braided sheathing. One feature that has been dropped from the previous model is the built-in USB pass-through connection. This is only a mild irritation, but it stands out as one of the few complaints I have about the keyboard. There’s also a sliding switch on the back of the keyboard, next to the cable, which lets you adjust the polling rates, but most users will simply leave it pegged at 1 millisecond for the faster response times. Corsair covers the K95 RGB with a two-year warranty.

This keyboard offers something new: Every key and button is backlit, and can be programmed to glow with most any color in the rainbow. And this doesn’t necessarily mean that every key has the same color; the backlighting is individual, meaning you can set a different color to every individual key. Even the multicolored SteelSeries Apex offers color options only for specific zones, not individual keys. The only other keyboards we’ve seen with this level of color customization are the Corsair K70 RGB and the Logitech G910 Orion Spark$132.39 at Amazon. And with the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software—the dashboard for tweaking all of the macros and colors—you can also add effects, with colors changing when keys are pressed, or shifting patterns that ripple and pulse across the keyboard. We saw similar options on the top-rated Roccat Ryos MK Pro, but this adds color customization.More guides for gaming keyboards.

The K95 RGB features an onboard ARM processor to control this veritable light show, as well as built-in memory, so these customizations and settings go with you when you take the keyboard elsewhere. Download Corsair’s CUE software, and you’ll be able to tweak colors, select from all sorts of static and dynamic lighting patterns, or set your own unique lighting and functions. A particular favorite of mine is to highlight the keys used in a specific game or program in a distinctive color, so they’re easily set apart from the keys you won’t use.

Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps

Performance

I used the K95 RGB for several days, both for my daily work and for gaming, and I am as impressed as ever. The construction and Cherry MX Red switches make for rock-solid dependability, and no matter how badly I hammer away on the keyboard—be it racing to meet a deadline or stealth-killing foes in Assassin’s Creed: Unity (for PC)—it stays put, and never misses a beat. A built-in Windows lock key lets me disable the Windows key during games, while the built-in media controls (Volume Up/Down and Mute, Stop, Play/Pause, Forward, and Back) get nearly constant use, as I listen to a lot of music while working.

The programmable keys, now with 108 possible macro commands, are conveniently placed and easy to use, though it might be difficult to remember all of the possible permutations of which key and which profile each command is tied to might get difficult if you’re in the triple digits. The programmable macros are also handy outside of gaming, and I will frequently use them for shortcuts and frequently used strings of text in all sorts of programs like Excel, Photoshop, and Word.

My favorite feature of the new model is the customizable backlighting. Being able to set any imaginable combination of colors and lighting patterns is fun on its own, but it’s also functional. I can adapt the colors to any game, any program. I can optimize the color selection for uses as varied as playing a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and video editing, color coding entire sections of the keyboard, or individual keys. When I don’t need a specific lighting scheme, I can set it to a simple monochromatic glow in whatever shade I choose, or I can have it pulse and ripple in pleasing colors.

Conclusion

With the switch to individual-key backlighting and an expanded selection of macro controls, the Corsair K95 RGB offers a significant improvement on what was already one of the best keyboards available. The attractive design is enhanced by the colorful options, and the usability of this immensely functional design is actually enhanced and expanded. While I would like to get the USB pass-through connection back, I can’t deny that this is significantly better than the previous model. Thus, it earns our Editors’ Choice for gaming keyboards.And you can change Corsair K95 RGB Keycaps as you want.