Your keyboard is your primary interface when you’re gaming on PC (if you so choose). One of the best things about gaming on the computer is that you have the freedom to choose your control setup, and many people decide to stick with a keyboard thanks to the wide range of inputs.
Today, we’re going to be reviewing Corsair’s R55 gaming keyboard, so let’s get right into it.
When looking for the best gaming keyboard, there are a few features that you should prioritize above others, and the Corsair R55 does a good job of excelling in those areas. Of course, this keyboard is not without its faults, but for the most part, it is an excellent and affordable option.
Where you can find yourself paying over 100 dollars for a quality gaming keyboard, this model from Corsair is available for a much lower price. For that price point, you’ll get full RGB customization over three different zones, an included wrist rest, and many other features.
Starting off with the color customization, you’ll find that there is a wide range of colors, as permitted by the RGB spectrum, but some are a little more washed out than others. Colors like turquoise and extremely light blue will almost look white, so this keyboard could use a better color definition.
Moving onto the tactile input, you’ll find that this model comes equipped with a membrane keyboard, which is admittedly not ideal when it comes to gaming. Of course, if you want a mechanical keyboard, you’ll find yourself paying a lot more for their tighter build tolerances.
One thing that impressed us about this keyboard was the inclusion of six macro keys, which is something that you don’t usually see on computers in this price range. The wrist rest that comes with this keyboard can also be removed if you don’t have enough space on your desk for it.
Like many other keyboards (non-gaming models included) the R55 comes with volume and media controls, so you’ll be able to control the playback of your movies and music without interruption. One of the main problems with this model is that it suffers from water damage easily, so you’ll want to keep drinks far away from it.
Overall, this keyboard is a great choice for those who prefer affordability and don’t mind the slightly mushier input that you can come to expect from a membrane model.
- RGB customization
- Integrated macro keys
- Included wrist rest
- Media and volume controls
- Membrane keyboard
- Durability issues