Let me start by saying that while I was impressed by Corsair’s previous offering, the K95 RGB Platinum, I struggled with the price. Really struggled. $200 is a lot for any keyboard, regardless how good it is. The thing is, it really was a good keyboard, taking the top spot in our best gaming keyboard guide for the last few years. That’s a brief bit of context for the K100, which costs even more than its predecessor. At $230 it is 15 percent pricier, but will you get the 15 percent more out of it? Possibly. Possibly even more.

Corsair K100 RGB Specs

Switch: Corsair OPX
Keycaps: PBT double-shot
Lighting: 44 zones, per-key lighting
Onboard Storage: 8MB, up to 200 profiles
Extra Ports: USB 2.0 passthrough
Connection Type:  USB Type-A
Cable: 1.8m braided cable
Weight: 2.9 lbs (1.3kg)
Price: $229.99

The fundamental core of the K100 is very much like the K95, with the same premium quality throughout, the same overall design, the same macro keys down the left hand side, the same metal roll in the top right corner, the same media keys just below it, and the same double-shot keycaps. USB passthrough is easy to access and you get a comfortable wrist rest that snaps on magnetically just like before.

By tracy