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Just received a K95 Platinum keyboard from Amazon today, and figured I would write a short comparison review verses each keyboard if anyone else was considering getting either one.
Logitech G910 Orion Spark
- Amazing feeling when actuating the key
- LED's are bright and uniform across the board
- Feels like good quality, sturdy keyboard that will last a long time
- The key caps cut shape takes some getting used to. Shouldn't have to spend another $30-$40 for normal keycaps, should be included.
- The keys are too close together, and often have words that lookjn klikew thjisa
- The LED RGB software is basic and leaves the user feeling bland. It's too simple, and you can't combine profile's or do whatever you like with the RGB. Some parts of the keyboard such as the M1-MR keys don't change colors, and your media keys are also a static baby blue color. Also, the colors aren't exactly right. The red is like a very dark orange and the white isn't a true white, it definitely has a noticeable blue.
- The wrist rest leaves you wanting more, it's too sloped for comfortable typing and there is no option for a cushioned attachable pad
The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a decent keyboard for gaming, but the constant backspacing and having to type on the less than ideal wrist rest is not ideal for a keyboard trying to be the "top dog". I do have to say that while it does have those faults, it's an amazing feeling to actually type on. I just don't believe enough R&D went into this product, and I cannot recommend this to someone wanting an end all keyboard for gaming and general everyday use.
Rate it 7/10. While it does have its faults, it is still a great looking keyboard and the keys do feel great to type on, but falls short on ergonomics, software and presentation.
Let me just add that while trying to uninstall the most recent Logitech software, I started to immediately experience BSOD crashes and it said error "LGBusEnum.sys". Upon some research, it's a known issue even through several recent versions of the software. The only way to fix it is to go back to an earlier version of Windows before installing and do a System Restore, then go into Device Manager and disable Logitech Gaming Virtual Bus Enumerator.
Corsair K95 Platinum (Gunmetal Grey)
- Extremely fast and light key presses
- LED's are bright and also feature three illumination modes on the keyboard itself
- Feels heavy due to the aluminum finish, don't expect this keyboard to start sliding on you.
- The overall finish is excellent and I do recommend the Gunmetal Grey over the black finish
- Comes with an extra set of "Gaming" keys, and they texture feels nice without a cheap rubbery feel like competitors gaming keys
- USB pass-through. I honestly thought I'd never use it but I'm using it now and wish I had started way back when
- The fold out legs offer very good rubberized grip where some competitors don't offer any grip at all, and the height raised feels great
- The included wrist rest, unlike the G910, is completely removable and you can flip the magnetic mat ontop for a smooth or textured finished (personally prefer the texture)
- Braided USB cord
- None, except the keys are very light to press, and the typing keys vs the Enter, Backspace etc feel different but still an amazing experience typing. If you don't like light actuated keys this is not the keyboard for you.
The Corsair K95 Platinum is an overall great experience. Everything from the packaging and presentation, the way the keys feel while typing, the included wrist rest, and extra gaming keys. I have to say that I highly recommend this product over the Logitech G910 Orion Spark and also the Spectrum, different being the Spectrum offers traditional keys and slightly different wrist rest.
Everything from software, packaging, gaming and general typing makes this keyboard the top dog of keyboards based on my experience so far.
Rate it 9/10, only because this is a $200 keyboard and a lot of people cannot afford peripherals this expensive. If they lowered the price to perhaps $150-$175 there would be a larger user base.