CORSAIR - K55 Wired Gaming Membrane Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black

Transform your gaming experience with this Corsair RGB gaming keyboard. Its customizable backlighting mode enables quicker keystrokes in darker rooms, and six programmable macro keys let you perform key sequences with one stroke. This Corsair RGB gaming keyboard includes multimedia controls and a Windows key lock to minimize interruptions during game play.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Corsair K55 Wired Gaming Membrane Keyboard with RGB Backlighting
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (460 out of 478)

Features


Three-zone dynamic RGB backlighting

10+ vivid RGB lighting modes allow you to choose between multicolor static backlighting or immersive lighting effects.

Quite and responsive keys

Offer minimum noise and satisfying feel without sacrificing performance.

Multi-key anti-ghosting

Helps your commands and simultaneous keystrokes register the way you intended.

Dedicated volume and multimedia controls

Adjust your audio without interrupting your game with direct access to volume and media playback.

Integrated numeric keypad

Allows simple data entry when you're not gaming for multifunction use.

USB interface

Enables a simple wired connection to your computer.

Detachable soft rubber wrist rest

Provides additional comfort to support marathon gaming sessions.

PC compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.6
97%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard.

    Posted
    JTPanda
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Corsair already makes good stuff. The PC I built already uses a few corsair parts to begin with. I got this keyboard because for 1, its cheap (for a gaming keyboard, it was around 50$ when i purchased it.). 2, It's back lit. With all kinds of color options, your choices are near limit-less. You can have up to 3 different colored "zones" on the keyboard, or have just one color all over. And i believe you can make it fade in/out as well. 3, It's NON-MECHANICAL. Don't get it twisted, i know mechanical keyboards are great and the response time on them is insane, but they come with a hefty price tag, and the click-clak of the keys gets highly annoying for me. (So annoying, it gives me Forest Whitaker eye). But, the K55 still sounds great for when you are trying to type out those quick messages in-game! Overall, a great peripheral for your gaming setup (even if you are not on a budget!) To major MMO players, it may not be your first choice, due to limited 6 macro key selection. But that is why they make MMO keyboards/mice. just for that reason. It has a Windows lock key, so if you accidentally press that windows key by the space bar, it will not knock you out of your game if you have that key enabled. So, in closing, this keyboard is great, I recommend it to any PC gamer, be it casual, or hardcore. it may not have all the bells and whistles as its bigger cousins that best buy offers, but the K55 is well worth the money. maybe even worth more than 50$ IMO. I even sold my Logitech G510 gaming keyboard afterward because i like the K55 a lot more. TL:DR, It's a great keyboard for the money. I highly recommend it to any PC gamer. It has a minimalist setup, but yet, enough features to satisfy my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry-level gaming RGB keyboard

    Posted
    coachb05
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this on sale for 25% off on Black Friday. I have a few observations on my experience so far. (1.) The keys are some kind of cross between a mechanical and a normal keyboard. I haven't done a whole bunch of typing on it, but so far I don't care for the feel. Everything does work; I haven't tried the Macro keys however. No ghosting has occurred on some casual online games when I've pressed 4+ keys. (2.) In proper light, the keys are easy to read, unlike other RGB keyboards. That is a plus for people who look at their hands while typing or like me, who frequently lose their place on the keyboard and have to look down to reorient. (3.) The lighting is nice, and I love how many colors there are and the many customizable options there are. However, that brings me to... (4.) The orange is nearly indistinguishable from the yellow, it wasn't like that when I first got the keyboard Also, at times the cyan is the same from the blue, but that's better than when I couldn't tell it from white when I first got it! It seems like as the keyboard is on though, the cyan does change color and becomes the blue-green it should be. I bought the keyboard partly because I wanted orange lighting, and that I don't have orange is a negative. Overall, I would rate this thing somewhere between a 4 and 4.5 , due to the missing orange and my slight disdain for the keys. I am mostly happy with my purchase, and if I were looking for another one, would likely buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the price!

    Posted
    InfiniteT
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I bought this keyboard to use on my new build. I am not much of a gamer but I do a lot of video/photo editing and production and I prefer to work in dimly lit conditions while doing it. SO i mainly purchased this for backlighting. I've use many Corsair products over the years and never had much trouble with them. This one was on sale and I believe I got it for $40. The backlighting works great and with the software you can make it about any color you and think, even different "Zones". I like that it has some basic media controls I can use to control music and such while in long PS sessions. If you are used to a laptop our "lower profile" keys, this will take some getting used to. the keys are a bit "tall" and very clicky and loud. It's not a huge deal to me since I dont to a lot of typing most of the time. I can't speak to its use for gaming but it works plenty fine for my use, and the lighting is what I wanted. Overall, Im pretty happy with the purchase and what I got for my cold 40.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Budget RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Posted
    TheCrisProject
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    With there being so many quote on quote gaming keyboards around it nice to see a top brand such as Corsair supplying us buget gamers as well. The K55 is a perfect example of this, it's a starter budget gaming keyboard with standard RGB lighting *note not every key is complete color changeable it is standard in the meaning that there are 3 light section left middle and right* Corsair provides a standard wave rainbow color mode which is very nice. The lights are easily seen through each key and though the keyboard it's self is not mechanical or made with metal as some of the other Corsair products it still manages to keep the high quality that Corsair is know for as well as providing a great entry level gaming keyboard for Pc Gamers. I highly recommend this product as it is clearly one of the best Gaming Keyboards on the Market under $50.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best non-mechanical gaming keyboard I've used!

    Posted
    RWHurtt
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    When I was looking to upgrade from my Walmart special (to be fair, not a bad keyboard) keyboard I knew I wanted it to be an RGB. However, I'm not a terribly big fan of mechanical keyboards as I find them to be too noisy when typing for long periods or playing virtually any game. So I started looking at the different offerings that my local BestBuy had. Granted, I think they are undergoing a renovation or something so they didn't really have a large array of products, but the Corsair K55 caught my eye. It wasn't mechanical and it was RGB! And the feel of the keys was amazing to me. I knew this had to be the one i upgraded to and I honestly haven't looked back since! I love it and it works excellently. You can even program the colors so that was a bonus as I wanted to make it fall into my gaming setup's color scheme. As usual, Corsair made a great product that not only fit my needs but it also outshines most other RGB keyboards at a similar price range. I highly recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    CORSAIR - Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard

    Posted
    MCat
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Overall a decent keyboard for the price. Here are a few of my observations about the CORSAIR Gaming K55 RGB Keyboard that aren't in the description. Lights can be customized but even if you turn them to a solid color you get the rainbow wave when it is booting up. (Actually the lights were not a priority for me.) I would prefer a stationary wrist rest instead of the snap on version that folds down every time I pick up the keyboard to put it in my lap. I'm not sure if it is me or if the keys seem to be squished together slightly. If you use the escape key a lot you will regret the placement of the programmable gaming keys which are along the left of the keyboard. I didn't think of this until I was using the keyboard at home, hitting G1 and wondering why the escape button wasn't working. (Drrr) I have been using this keyboard about 6 months and I just bought another one as a gift.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality Keyboard

    Posted
    Joey
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I'd say this is a really great quality keyboard after looking at several online and in-store. I am happy with it for sure. I was in need of a new keyboard for both gaming and for working from home. This is a good brand name I am realizing as I purchase and try more of their gaming products. (mouse pads and headsets ect.) I like the way the keys feel on this one for sure. I am indecisive as a person, so I switch from loud clicky keyboards to softer clicking ones by preference lol. And based on whether or not my roommate/boyfriend is in the room and it might be annoying him. This keyboard is moderate clicking in my opinion. Like the old keyboards once used with Windows 95/98 Computers (The one's colored like manilla folders lol) except this is Colored LED and much more sleek and cool or modern looking rather. I'd recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing. Feels Great and Looks Great!

    Posted
    Dinob661
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I don't write reviews often but I was compelled to do so for this keyboard. A lot of people are fans of Cherry MX keyboards, my self included, but you really have to try this out. The feel of the keystrokes is great and the sound is still satisfying. As far as build quality even though it is mostly plastic it still feels extremely well put together. I love the fact that this keyboard also comes with Macro keys! The RGB as well is really well done, even though it does bleed out from underneath it's not overwhelming at all. Honestly I didn't have high expectations when I made this purchase (as I did very little research) but I have to say it's nice to be surprised in a good way for once!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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