mangatank Posted January 3, 2014 Share Posted January 3, 2014 Well that was quick :sigh!: After the sudden death of my K90 6 months after purchase (for no obvious reason), I was nervous about returning to Corsair and the K series keyboards, but there was a lot about the K90 I liked. While it lasted, I loved the K95...mostly. I've returned it to Amazon because the keys on the left hand side of the metal area have started to 'ping' loudly. The 'ctrl' and the 'Caps Lk' are the worst, but the effect spreads to the A key too. It's a very annoying and pretty unpleasant effect. The weird thing is that it almost certainly wasn't there for the first 5 days of use. How can something like that just develop? Anyway, it's not good enough so back the board goes. To be honest I don't really lay this at Corsair's door. This 'ping' can appear on any mechanical keyboard (filcos have a reputation for it), but when a cluster of essential keys are pinging, then it can't be overlooked. It shouldn't be happening anyway though. So, now that I'm out of this product range, I can give some quick product feedback: Pros: Great looks. Brilliant media keys and volume roller (almost the best thing about the K95 in fact). Lovely switch action (apart from the pings of course!). G keys. I 'll miss 'em! Cons: Worthless UK 2 warranty: £40/$65 postage to the Netherlands from the UK? Corsair might as well not provide any warranty for its UK customers with postage costs like that. It's a joke . If the warranty was UK based, I'd have RMA'd this right away. Backlighting too bight: Most reviewers say this and they're right. In a brightly lit room the lowest setting is good, but in dull or dark conditions, even the lowest setting is distracting and almost painful to use. Strobing backlight: We've all seen the Youtube reviews that show the keyboard strobing due to the camera refresh rate. That shouldn't be noticeable to the human eye, but when I had the backlight on and I glanced around the K95's keyset, I found that it seemed to flicker, as if my eyes couldn't focus on the keys. It's an effect I've never seen on any of my (many) previous lit keyboards, nor with my old backlit Blackwidow I'm typing this on. The K95 doesn't sit flat! There is definitely a slight warp running from the lower left to the upper right, and that's with legs extended. Conclusion: It says a lot about the positive qualities of the K95 that, despite a long list of things I didn't like about the board, it was only the suddenly 'pingy' keys that made me return it. I was prepared to tolerate everything else. From a consumer standpoint however, the UK warranty situation is totally unforgivable. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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