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Corsair K55 Core Keyboard Review

Rating: 8.5.

The Corsair K55 Core is priced at just £39.99, making it comfortably the cheapest Corsair keyboard that I've ever reviewed. Alongside the full sized layout, RGB backlighting, iCUE software support and onboard media controls…the K55 Core can also withstand 300ml of liquid. Is this the perfect entry level gaming keyboard?

Timestamps:

00:00 Intro
00:39 K55 Core overview
02:16 Cable + keycaps
03:15 RGB lighting + build quality
05:15 Spill test!
07:39 Every day usage/performance
09:41 Sound test
10:37 iCUE software control
12:09 Closing thoughts

Specifications:

  • Keyboard CUE Software – Supported in iCUE
  • Media and Volume Controls – Yes
  • Keyboard Size – Extended
  • Keyboard Report Rate – 1000Hz
  • Keyboard Color – RGB
  • Keyboard Compatibility – PC with a USB 2.0 Type-A port|Windows® 10 or macOS® 10.15|Internet connection for iCUE software download
  • Keyboard Layout – UK (UK)
  • Key Switches – Rubber Dome
  • Macro Keys – 6
  • Keyboard Matrix – 110 Keys
  • Key Rollover – 12-Key Selective (12KRO)
  • On Board Memory – Yes
  • Media Keys – Dedicated Hotkeys
  • WIN Lock – Dedicated Hotkey
  • Keyboard Cable Material – Tangle-free rubber
  • Keyboard Connectivity – Wired
  • Wired Connectivity – USB 2.0 Type-A
  • Adjustable Height – Yes
  • Keyboard Type Size – K55
  • Keyboard Product Family – K55
  • Weight – 1.035kg

You can buy the K55 Core keyboard directly from Corsair for £39.99 HERE.

Pros:

  • Affordable.
  • Spill resistance works as advertised.
  • RGB is very bright and consistent.
  • Comfortable typing feel.

Cons:

  • All plastic construction.
  • Poor quality, non-detachable USB cable.

KitGuru says: The K55 Core delivers a slice of the Corsair keyboard experience for a very pocket friendly price. The water resistance works well and makes this a solid choice for a first gaming keyboard. 

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Rating: 8.5.

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