Corsair K65 Plus Wireless Review

Corsair’s new K65 Plus Wireless keyboard aims to bring the best of both worlds of mainstream gaming keyboards and custom keyboards that enthusiasts love. While it may not go all-in like its competition, it still delivers the best typing experience yet without sacrificing gaming features.

Corsair K65 Plus Wireless – Design and Features

The Corsair K65 Plus adopts a compact 75% layout that is a nod to the enthusiast mechanical keyboard community. Its smaller footprint makes it a versatile option for both gaming and productivity. The keyboard’s layout has become increasingly popular and provides users with extra space for their mouse hand or the ability to take advantage of the navigation keys, function row, and arrow buttons for work and gaming. While the lack of dedicated media controls and the necessity to use Fn commands may increase the learning curve, the white backlight and sub-legends on the keycaps help to mitigate this.

The K65 Plus Wireless features a multifunction control knob that is designed to control volume by default and can be toggled for other functions like backlight brightness, zoom, or page scrolling.

The keycaps of the K65 Plus Wireless are made of colored PBT plastic and use dye-sublimated legends, which results in more durable and uniform keys compared to ABS plastic. The keyboard also employs color to achieve its sense of style, keeping up with Corsair’s aesthetic while standing out due to the lack of illuminated legends. The use of midnight navy and silver with white legends adds to its appeal.

When it comes to performance, the Corsair K65 Plus Wireless delivers the best typing experience of any Corsair keyboard. Using Corsair’s own MLX Red linear switches, which are pre-lubed and rated for 70 million clicks, the keyboard offers an exceptional typing and gaming experience. It also includes sound dampening foam to eliminate any hollowness from the case and make the keyboard sound softer and more rounded.

The K65 Plus Wireless also offers both Bluetooth and Slipstream wireless connectivity, providing users with a variety of options to suit their needs. It is fully programmable and supports full key remapping, macros, custom lighting effects, and integration with VoiceMod. The keyboard offers solid battery life and is a great daily driver for both work and gaming.

With its exceptional performance, the Corsair K65 Plus Wireless makes for a great daily driver that is competitively priced, making it a compelling option for gamers and enthusiasts alike.