Summary: Being one of Corsair's flagship keyboards, I found it slightly disappointing. Unboxing the keyboard, I was quick to notice the sturdiness and weight of it. The overall feel gave me a sense that it was built well. My first impression was that I certainly wasn't a fan of the MX Red switches. MX Reds seem to be one of the most popular offerings among keyboards out there, so I thought they must be the best.
Summary: This is a gorgeous keyboard that is simply a joy to type on. I've never had so many people compliment a keyboard before. It's that good-looking. I love the way it types and sounds. I had never been so happy with a keyboard, but - The problem is the LEDs. At first, the number 3 LED went out. Then Caps Lock... Then Shift... Then R... Then 3 on the Num Pad... You can see where this is going. My LEDs are dropping like flies.
Summary: The keyboard could have been great but for two big flaws. The first is one that many have complained about. LED death. I am an engineer and suspect that they are pushing the limit on the LED specs. If you pull the key cap off and look at the light (even at the lowest setting) its very bright. I bought this key board in May and in Nov there are 27 bad LEDS. I would do a warranty thing but since I suspect this is a basic design flaw there is no point.
Summary: PROS: Looks nice, I love the volume roller. CONS: -The LED's burn out without reason. Even on unused keys that aren't illuminated! I had my G keys not illuminated, just turned them on and a few are out. I bought this this year and already 5 keys are dead. -The software is garbage, and G keys can't be used for key combinations, had I known this I probably wouldn't have bought it.
Summary: Keyboard is fine. The LEDs are crap, though. I noticed right away four of my keys (F1, F4, F6, F9) are not lit. No big deal, as I don't really use them all that much. A week later I notice another LED no longer working (comma key). JUST NOW noticed my G6 key is no longer lit up. At this rate, my keyboard will no longer be lit in two months. Not worth sending it back. When it comes time to replace, ill stick with Saitek.
Summary: I purchased this keyboard one year ago and I am starting to have LED failures. It started out with the "9" key failing and just now the "E" key has failed as I was typing this review. It has been a good keyboard, with the exception of the "A" key being to close to the "Caps Lock", but I really cannot recommend it because of the LED failures. If you are in the market for a mechanical keyboard I would look elsewhere.
Summary: After only eight (8) months of use seven (7) of the LEDs have failed. The programmable LED back lighting was one of the primary reasons I purchased the K95, but with seven (7) LEDs out in only eight (8) months time I am very disappointed. I expected a higher quality keyboard from Corsair. I will not buy another Corsair keyboard.
The keys themselves and the overall form and function are great, but the failing back-lit keys are inexcusable for ...
Kevin B., Amazon
26 July 2014
Summary: Within the first 3 months one LED died, now 7 months later and two more have left the room! I thought with the price I paid and the brand name I would be getting a quality keyboard, NOT. The keys themselves and the overall form and function are great, but the failing back-lit keys are inexcusable for a keyboard in this price range. Stick to what you do best Corsair..... MEMORY STICKS!
Summary: Keyboard by itself was great--lights were bright, keys responsive, looks clean, etc. But after 9 months, all at once, my $130 keyboard lost LEDs for 5,6,8,y,u,f,g,h,j,c,',\,],p,ctrl,command, right arrow, numpad 0, and numpad enter keys. What the??! This is not okay at all. I'm going through Corsair RMA. If they make me pay for shipping to send back a defective product, the one star stays up.
Summary: As many others have said, the LEDs on this keyboard die. I've lost 15 on mine, and it is less than a week out of warranty. The LEDS still light up, but very dimly to the point you have to be in a very dark room to notice, and only then with the keycaps off. For a premium keyboard this is absolutely NOT satisfactory. Any help out there?