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Old 10-11-2017, 01:43 AM
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Default Looking for the K95 RGB with 18 g-keys

heyho everbody,

i've checked the forum but i did not found anything.

i'm looking for the Corsair K95 RGB with 18 g-keys. i cant find any retailer who sells it atm?

do they don't get produced anymore?

i had a logitech with 18 buttons but i wanted to buy a mechanical keyboard and i saw this one ( Corsair K95 RGB ) on a stream.
i would realy like to buy one with 18 g-buttons cause for mmorpgs you cant have enought ^^

best regards
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Old 10-11-2017, 07:33 PM
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We have since discontinued the K95 RGB and now offer the K95 Platinum RGB with 6 G-keys. The Platinum offers a number of upgrades over the previous model such as Hardware Playback and a USB pass-through.

If you are set to purchase the previous model, you may be able to find a refurbished unit on our webstore.
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Old 02-18-2018, 05:07 PM
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Why is the number of G-keys drastically reduced from 18 to 6? Am I the only one who wants to have at least two G-keys next to each other (so 12 would be enough) for having pairs of macros next to each other? Only one column of G-keys is a deal breaker for me.

Could you please provide me with a link to a refurbished unit with 18 keys? I can't find one anywhere...

Thank you!
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Old 02-19-2018, 07:20 AM
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They are available on the Corsair webstore;

http://www.corsair.com/en-us/certifi...rb?c=keyboards
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:42 PM
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Why is the number of G-keys drastically reduced from 18 to 6? Am I the only one who wants to have at least two G-keys next to each other (so 12 would be enough) for having pairs of macros next to each other? Only one column of G-keys is a deal breaker for me.

Could you please provide me with a link to a refurbished unit with 18 keys? I can't find one anywhere...

Thank you!
I have the 18 key version for my CAD work. I set all the common commands such as rotate, rotate a copy etc etc. It's such a time saver!
I can't believe they've cut them down.
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:52 PM
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I have the 18 key version for my CAD work. I set all the common commands such as rotate, rotate a copy etc etc. It's such a time saver!
I can't believe they've cut them down.
A hard, hard second on this, I must save literally hundreds of hours a year with the memorability between the program specificity and the color mnemonic combined with the physical layout and its logical nexus between that and what I had setup previously

The modifier combinations mean you can get ultra precise with what you want to do and then do it in a split second rather than 20 seconds and for people that do that all day every day, its worth real, real dollars. I am hopeful they come back with it in future iterations as i am afraid mine are going to break at some point and I have come to rely so heavy on the 18 G keys. Love the scimitar too, but it is no supplement for the left hand capability.

I use sketchup fairly regularly, but that's mainly because I am too cheap to buy autodesk products, but I can imagine it is the same deal with any professional software suite as I have nearly a hundred K95 specific macros for photoshop and they're heavily loaded on the G-set and often just because PS is limiting with what you are allowed to make a keystroke or they're just plain difficult to execute regularly or impossible to remember. I've a full array of the G keys in use (largely without modifiers) in Excel, Outlook, Word and the default, but if that number of available keys were to dwindle by hook or crook I'd be quite remiss
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Old 05-02-2018, 11:29 AM
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Apologies for rezzing a thread, but I wanted to point out to those affected by this change that you can purchase a gaming keypad - razer makes a few that are well regarded - the Tartarus v2 and the orbweaver, the latter of which has mechanical keys (there are some other brands as well that you can find if you look up gaming keypads on amazon or google it). I’m not a big razer fan and was quite disappointed that 2/3 of the g keys were removed from the corsair k95 platinum, but if you used the g keys professionally, there are other options available. I hope Corsair either brings back the g keys or releases a gaming keypad, but for now, those are your options.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:01 PM
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Apologies for rezzing a thread, but I wanted to point out to those affected by this change that you can purchase a gaming keypad - razer makes a few that are well regarded - the Tartarus v2 and the orbweaver, the latter of which has mechanical keys (there are some other brands as well that you can find if you look up gaming keypads on amazon or google it). I’m not a big razer fan and was quite disappointed that 2/3 of the g keys were removed from the corsair k95 platinum, but if you used the g keys professionally, there are other options available. I hope Corsair either brings back the g keys or releases a gaming keypad, but for now, those are your options.
I looked at those options, the layouts didn't seem to my liking even though i could probably get used to it. I just bought a infinniton (sp) and it arrives today which im jazzed about alongside my 18 gkeys on the classic k95 and scimitar, its plenty of buttons with modifiers present. As you know it gets tough to recall all the options with modifiers however, so the full macro keys without modifiers is always preferable and less stressful

I also bought a number pad wireless thinking it was a cheap option for extra macro keys, but would have had to run software to recognize it separate from the regular numberpad or use a meta mode to distinguish. It works but it wasnt that user friendly and didnt have rgb or a mnemonic to help youve set up which i am hopeful the infniton will help as the colorization of the keys on the k95 does
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Old 05-05-2018, 01:10 AM
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micro center has them refurbed for 120
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Old 05-05-2018, 11:07 AM
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next time i head down to the island i might stop by, that's a decent number
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micro center has them refurbed for 120
They still do. Just have to go looking a bit. The sales associate was rather shocked when I opened the box. He was like :O and went digging for another to set aside.
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:12 AM
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I bought a K95 Plat. It's a great keyboard with several new features and I don't mind the loss of the 12 G-keys but the one thing that I really wish that they had included was the macro recorder.
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Old 05-30-2018, 05:52 PM
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FYI I just used the memorial day coupon to save 20% off on the corsair webstore on a refurb K95 so now I feel a little safer as I really am used to it. Very inexpensive insurance!
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I'm also searching for a good keyboard with many G-Keys. I'm a programmer, using many different IDE's and tools. Still I have some old keyboards with 12-18 G-Keys, and it's sad to see, that new keyboards get desigend with few or even no G-Keys.
So, Corsair, please, it must not have mechanical keys, but at least 12, better 18 of them at the left edge (not above the normal F-Keys, as it's unergonomical, one has to lift hand to reach them) !
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Old 08-06-2018, 02:17 PM
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I have the K95 RGB with 18 G-Keys and I'm loving it. Had a Logitech G15 before it, but Corsair has superior build quality.

I can't imagine a life without 18 G-Keys. These keyboards are now hard to come by. I dread the day that my current keyboard gives out on me.

Corsair, if you care to listen to your customer base at all... always keep a keyboard with 18 G-Keys in your assortment.
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