The Corsair K95 Platinum XT is a fully-loaded mechanical keyboard on sale for $180

Corsair K95 Platinum Xt
Corsair K95 Platinum Xt (Image credit: Amazon)

The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Cherry MX Speed mechanical gaming keyboard is down to $179.99 on Amazon. It is also this price at Best Buy. This version of the K95 keyboard has only been around since early January, and it has not had a price drop since then. You're looking at the first major discount for one of Corsair's most feature rich keyboards.

Not for the faint of heart. This thing uses Cherry MX Speed XT Silver switches. Has full RGB on individually backlit keys with a 19-zone LightEdge on the top. Has precision-molded keycaps, six programmable macro keys, and a leatherette palm rest.

Corsair has a lot of members of the K95 lineup, but none of them are as fully loaded as this one. The XT is brand new and comes with a ton of amazing options. For one thing, it has per-key individual RGB backlighting with full customization, vibrant lighting effects, and dynamic responses. There's also a 19-zone LightEdge across the top of the keyboard that you can customize as well.

It uses precision-molded 1.5mm thick 104-key PBT double-shot keycaps that resist wear and won't fade over time. Unless you're deep into mechanical keyboards and want to customize your own keycaps, this is as close as you can get to a really great keycap set.

The keyboard also has six dedicated macro keys that are fully programmable and can give you an edge while gaming. These can also be designed to execute complex commands. Link up with Elgato's Stream Deck software, which is usually reserved for the Stream Deck, and you can use the macro keys to execute special content creation and streaming commands if that's what you're into.

The mechanical switches are the Cherry MX Speed XT Silver switches with hyper-fast 1.2mm actuation and reliability up to 100 million keystrokes. You'll also get a cushioned leatherette palm rest so your hands don't get fatigued.

This is a lot of money to spend on a keyboard. Although it's probably worth it if you want the best of the best, there are other version of the K95 mechanical keyboard that go for a lot less. In fact, we recently saw this K95 Platinum keyboard drop to $110, so keep an eye out for that.

John Levite
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