The 3 Best Corsair Keyboards of 2021 Reviews

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Best Corsair Keyboard

Corsair is a very well-known brand in the world of PC components and gaming peripherals. Their products are usually well-built, with plenty of features to satisfy every type of gamer. Most of their keyboards follow a similar design language, with sharp corners and minimal gamer aesthetic, so it wouldn't look out of place in a professional work environment. Other than the Corsair K83 Wireless, their focus is strictly on gaming keyboards, and they don't produce their own type of mechanical switches, instead relying on genuine Cherry MX switches for all of their mechanical keyboards. All of Corsair's gaming keyboards are highly customizable through their great iCUE software, which is available for both Windows and macOS.

We've tested over 90 keyboards, and below are our recommendations for the best Corsair keyboards. You can also check out our recommendations for the best gaming keyboards, the best RGB keyboards, and the best mechanical keyboards.

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Best Corsair Keyboards


  1. Best Corsair Full-Size Gaming Keyboard

    7.9
    Mixed usage
    9.2
    Gaming
    1.0
    Mobile/Tablet
    7.7
    Office
    8.2
    Programming
    Connectivity Wired
    Size
    Full-size (100%)
    Mechanical
    Yes

    The best Corsair keyboard with a full-size layout we've tested is the Corsair RGB K95 PLATINUM XT. This is a flagship keyboard with nearly every imaginable feature packed into it. It has a metal plate that gives it a solid feel, and its PBT keycaps feel great to type on. It comes with a plushy wrist rest, extra textured keycaps, and has full RGB backlighting with individually-lit keys. It has dedicated media controls and a row of dedicated macro keys, and every key can be reprogrammed. There's a USB passthrough port that allows you to plug in another peripheral or use it to charge your devices, and its onboard memory can save up to five profiles. Its Elgato Stream Deck software integration should please most streamers, which is a feature that wasn't present on the Corsair K95 PLATINUM.

    There are three types of switches that you can choose from when purchasing this keyboard: Cherry MX Speed, Brown, and Blue. Our unit has the Cherry MX Blue switches, and they provide an excellent typing quality. There's plenty of tactile feedback, the keys are stable, and it feels incredibly responsive due to the switches' low actuation point. Unfortunately, it requires a fair amount of force to actuate the keys. These switches also produce a lot of typing noise. The key layout is pretty standard, so it shouldn't take long to get accustomed to. Lastly, Corsair's iCUE software offers tons of customization options, and it's available for Windows and macOS. All in all, this is a versatile and feature-rich keyboard that should satisfy most gamers.

    See our review

  2. Best Wireless Gaming Corsair Keyboard

    8.0
    Mixed usage
    8.6
    Gaming
    6.4
    Mobile/Tablet
    7.8
    Office
    8.1
    Programming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Size
    TenKeyLess (80%)
    Mechanical
    Yes

    The best Corsair wireless keyboard for gaming that we've tested is the Corsair K63 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. This is one of the few wireless gaming models that Corsair has made, but it works just as well as their other wired options. This small, TenKeyLess (TKL) model is comfortable to use thanks to its incline settings and wrist rest, although the wrist rest feels a little cheap. It has a dedicated row for its media keys, brightness control buttons, and a Windows Key lock to prevent you from accidentally minimizing your game. Also, you can connect to two devices at a time, one via Bluetooth and another via the USB receiver. It uses linear Cherry MX Red switches that feel very responsive, although they don't provide tactile feedback and require quite a bit of force to actuate a key. Nonetheless, it feels great to type on and doesn't cause any fatigue when typing for a long time.

    Unfortunately, you can't get it in any other switches, so you'll have to consider another keyboard if you want something other than Cherry MX Red. Also, it only comes in two shades of blue backlighting, so fans of RGB lighting will need to look elsewhere. It doesn't have onboard memory, so you'll have to install the iCUE software and re-customize your settings every time you move to a new computer. There's also no macro keys for MMO gaming, although you can reprogram any key to suit your needs. All in all, this is a great wireless model, and it's one of the best gaming keyboards under $100 that we've tested.

    See our review

  3. Best Corsair Keyboard For TV

    8.2
    Mixed usage
    9.0
    Gaming
    8.1
    Mobile/Tablet
    7.5
    Office
    8.4
    Programming
    Connectivity Wireless
    Size
    TenKeyLess (80%)
    Mechanical
    No

    The best Corsair keyboard for use with TVs and home entertainment systems we've tested is the Corsair K83 Wireless Entertainment Keyboard. It has outstanding connectivity options, as it has a wireless USB receiver for use with home theater PCs, and it's also Bluetooth-capable, which allows you to use it with a wide variety of devices, such as TVs and media streamers. It makes it much easier to search for content and even has a multi-device pairing feature. There's a trackpad on the right side along with dedicated media controls, and the whole thing feels impressively built.

    Although it's designed for multimedia, you can still reprogram keys by plugging it into a computer with iCUE installed. It uses scissor switches with low travel and light actuation force, but some may find them a bit too mushy for gaming purposes. The keys are backlit with white LEDs, and it has full compatibility with Windows and macOS. There are no incline settings, and it doesn't come with a wrist rest; however, its low profile is decently comfortable without one. On the whole, this is a great keyboard that offers a surprisingly good typing experience in a compact form.

    See our review

Compared to other brands


  • Good build quality. Corsair keyboards are generally well-built; even the budget options have a decent build quality with very few issues.
  • Genuine Cherry MX mechanical switches. Corsair usually uses genuine Cherry MX switches, which is great, as you know exactly what kind of typing experience you'll get depending on which switches you get.
  • Excellent customization software. Corsair's iCUE software has a large number of customization options, and it's compatible with Windows and macOS.
  • Expensive. In general, Corsair products are a bit more expensive than their competitors.

Corsair vs Logitech

Logitech has a much wider range of choices when it comes to keyboards, as they have options for gaming and productivity. Logitech keyboards aren't as well-built, as there's more use of plastic and cheaper-feeling keycaps. However, G HUB is some of the best customization software on the market, with an interface that's clean and easy to understand. Unlike Corsair, Logitech often uses their proprietary switches, such as their Romer-G switches and their low profile GL switches. Logitech keyboards are also somewhat more affordable, but there are exceptions like the Logitech G915 LIGHTSPEED, which is quite expensive.

Corsair vs Razer

Razer, like Corsair, makes keyboards that are mainly marketed towards gamers, and they also have a modern and clean design that fits into any work environment. However, Razer tends to use proprietary switches, with offerings that are comparable to genuine Cherry MX switches. Build quality is just as good as Corsair's, although with more use of plastic, and Razer keyboards also tend to be on the expensive side. Razer's Synapse 3 software offers similar functionalities, but it's only compatible with Windows.

Corsair is one of the biggest manufacturers of gaming peripherals, with a reputation that's built on reliability and good quality control. For keyboards, they focus almost entirely on gaming, making their portfolio much smaller than a company such as Logitech, who makes keyboards for productivity and various devices. Corsair keyboards stand out for their good overall build quality and their stylish and modern design.

Notable Mentions

  • Corsair K95 PLATINUM: The Corsair K95 PLATINUM is almost as good as the Corsair K95 PLATINUM XT, but it has ABS keycaps and lacks Elgato Stream Deck software integration. However, since it's an older model, you can often find it at a lower price. See our review

Conclusion

Overall, although Corsair mainly advertises their keyboards for gaming, they're perfectly suitable for a wide variety of uses and won't be a sore thumb in an office setting. They have great features to suit nearly any need, and you're sure to get a good typing experience with their use of genuine Cherry MX switches.

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