Especially in the field of gaming, many people make sure that they buy a keyboard with mechanical keys. This is almost normal nowadays, but Corsair thinks a bit differently. With the new K55 RGB Pro XT, they do not rely on mechanical keys, but on “rubberdome”. What the new K55 Corsair keyboard has to offer and whether the missing mechanical buttons have negative effects, we have tested for you.
Scope of delivery
Let’s first take a look at what you get delivered in the first place. Meanwhile, the scope of delivery for most keyboards keeps within limits. Here, too, Corsair has, in addition to the keyboard and the associated palm rest, only the usual notes on operation and warranty packed with it. There’s nothing more in the package and that’s why we’ll directly look at the technical data at a glance.
|Button switch type||Membrane / rubberdome|
|Sampling rate||1,000 Hz|
|Cable connection||USB type-A|
|Rollover technology||12-key selective with anti-ghosting|
|Other Features||Macro keys, multimedia keys, RGB lighting, IP42, removable palm rest,|
Design and workmanship
The style of the K55 RGB Pro XT gaming keyboard is quite simple. There are no flashy design elements, but rather only smaller accents. For example, the Corsair lettering centered on the palm rest and also the small Corsair logo, which can be found centered above the cable outlet. Furthermore, a glossy black stripe has been drawn across the entire width here.
Apart from that, there are 6 additional macro keys on the left side and the multimedia keys in the upper right corner, as well as the LEDs for status display like shift, scroll & Co. But the simple design also ensures that the keyboard doesn’t look overloaded here. The many additional keys nestle so well into the overall package.
Corsair also stands for quality and durable products in many areas of gaming. The K55 RGB Pro XT is no exception. The workmanship of the individual components is top notch and especially the placement elements are also robust. They aren’t the biggest and the angle could be a bit steeper, but that’s okay. Especially since nothing will break that quickly, as the IP42 certification also shows. This means that the keyboard is protected against foreign bodies from 1 mm in size and against dripping water. Thus, you also have a good chance of permanent functionality if the drink got in the way again and spread over the keyboard. But now let’s take a closer look at the many features.