Corsair has brought an impressive flagship model to the already successful K series with their new K95 Platinum. It is priced to compete against the new BlackWidow Chroma V2 from Razer, but we have to conclude that Corsair definitely has the better cards. In our opinion the K95 Platinum also beats out the ASUS ROG Claymore, which is even more expensive, however it should be noted that the latter can be transported more easily as a compact TKL keyboard. You won't be able to do the same with the K95 Platinum, which is a large device and therefore possibly not ideal for the frequent LAN visitor.
The logo of Corsair features a flagship, and in our opinion this fits seamlessly with the K95 Platinum. The build quality is excellent and the luxurious wrist rest, dedicated macro and media keys, Cherry RGB switches and USB passthrough leave little to be desired. The only improvement we can think of are a USB 3.0 passthrough and higher-quality keycaps, however the competition does not offer these things either. In our opinion this is the best keyboard that is widely available right now. Add to this the excellent CUE software and the K95 Platinum goes home with a Hardware.Info Ultimate Award.