Review: Corsair K65 PLUS Wireless RGB Gaming keyboard

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The Corsair K65 Plus Wireless keyboard stands out for its fulfilment of many advertised features, reflecting Corsair's move towards customizable keyboards. It boasts a durable build, pre-lubricated switches, PBT keycaps, and high-quality stabilizers. With a 75% layout, the K65 Plus is designed for those who prefer a compact size without losing essential functions. It maintains the core features of larger models like the Corsair K70 Max and K70 RGB Pro but in a more compact package. The keyboard's hot-swappable capability allows for easy switch replacements, enhancing its appeal. It features sound dampening for quieter use and offers extensive RGB lighting customization. The K65 Plus supports a range of platforms including Windows 11, macOS Sonoma, and PS5, via Corsair's iCue software. Its 75% layout, similar to other modern keyboards like the Razer BlackWidow V4 Pro 75 and Alienware Pro Wireless, optimizes space while ensuring full-sized arrow keys and standard keycap compatibility. This layout is increasingly favored for its balance between compactness and functionality. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, a 2.4GHz wireless dongle, or a wired connection. In terms of design, the K65 Plus presents a visually appealing combination of light and dark gray, making it versatile for various setups. While it draws comparisons to the ROG Azoth for its design and build quality, the K65 Plus offers comparable quality at a lower price point, making it a more affordable option without significant compromises in quality. It might sound a bit subjective, but personally I find the Corsair K65 Plus Wireless a leading choice among gaming and mechanical keyboards. Its 75% compact layout fits well in both gaming and professional environments, delivering high performance. The feature of hot-swappable switches adds to its desirability, allowing for easy customization. With a price tag of $159, it holds its ground against many rivals costing quite a lot more money. But let's head onwards into the full review.


Price $159
Connectivity 2.4Ghz wireless USB-A dongle, Bluetooth, detachable USB-C to USB-A (included)
Dimensions 12.59 x 5.35 x 1.37 inches (at thickest point)
Weight 2.02 pounds (918 grams)
Compatibility PC, Mac, Xbox, PlayStation
Material Plastic, steel plate (internal)
Colors Black and gray
Switches Corsair MLX Red mechanical linear switches
Battery life 266 hours
Special features Full n-key rollover, per-key RGB lighting, hot-swappable mechanical key switches, storage for up to 4 onboard profiles, multi-function knob
Warranty 2-year manufacturer’s warranty

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