CORSAIR - LUX K65 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting - Black

Game on the go with the Corsair Gaming K65 gaming keyboard. This keyboard lacks a number pad, making it more compact and leaving more room for your mouse to move. Its detachable, soft-touch wrist wrest limits wrist fatigue. The Corsair Gaming K65gaming keyboard has Cherry MX Red key switches for added responsiveness along with customizable backlighting and anti-ghosting keys.

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Overview

What's Included


  • CORSAIR LUX K65 Wired Gaming Mechanical Cherry MX Red Switch Keyboard with RGB Backlighting
  • Detachable wrist rest
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (332 out of 349)

Features


Illumination at your fingertips

Brilliant RGB backlighting paired with the powerful CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) enables sophisticated macro programming and dynamic lighting effects.

100% anti-ghosting with 104-key rollover

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

USB pass-through port

This keyboard is positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter.

100% Cherry MX mechanical keyswitches

Gold contact Cherry MX mechanical gaming keyswitches deliver the ultimate performance and competitive advantage.

Dedicated volume and multimedia controls

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

Aircraft-grade anodized aluminum frame

With lightweight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that's going to see a lot of action.

Detachable soft rubber wrist rest

Provides additional comfort to support marathon gaming sessions.

USB connectivity

Offers stable and simple connection.

Windows compatible

For use with your existing computer.


Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    ITJim
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    First off I just want to state that this is a great keyboard. The keys feel good and the lighting is spot on. The size of this keyboard is on the small size due to the exclusion of the number pad and the extra function buttons that you normally see on gaming keyboards. For me, this is a plus since I do have limited space to work. This keyboard also has a set of media keys at the top of the keyboard: Mute, Volume Up, and Volume down. It also has a windows lock button for those times that you want to lock out the functions of the windows keys. It also has a brightness intensity button. The keys feel pretty good. The stiffness is great for those who like to rest their fingers on the keyboard before they depress a button. The shapes of the keys are also nice and fit my fingers well. The one issue I have is that my typing speed has decreased slightly. This is due to the pressure and distance my fingers must overcome to depress each key. The keyboard I came from was a membrane keyboard which had a much shorter travel distance per key and little activation resistance. The lighting is cool. I currently have the keyboard set to show all keys red on a low light setting. When I press a key, a random color explodes across the keyboard. I like the effect. I also have the keyboard programed to recognize a few games. When I start up MechWarrior Online, every key that I require to play the game is lit in a different color and grouped according to function. The keys I do not use are turned off. I am a touch typist so if I need to type a communication to my teammates I can do so with ease. Other features I like about this board. It is quiet when compared to Razors mechanical keyboard. This is not to say that this board doesn't click loudly. What I am saying is that it isn't obnoxious about it like Razor. The keyboard also has a quality feel about it. The keys don't have that cheap plastic feel about them like some other keyboards I auditioned. The plate under the keys is metal and the body of the keyboard is stiff plastic. Again, the plastic does not have a cheap feel about it. The only thing I wish Corsair did was release the Cherry Red Silent keys with this same chassis. I did audition those keys and preferred them but the keyboard was too big and the media keys that I rely upon were missing. Finally, I have to point out the negative of this keyboard. The software truly sucks. The organization of screens, effects, programmable features, and profiles are confusing and poorly implemented. Supposedly I can create a mode for each profile and somehow I am supposed to know how to switch between profiles. I had to watch a YouTube video by a review just to get a simple lesson on how to manage the software. And even then, I stopped manipulating the keyboard lighting features at what I described above. There has to be a better, more streamlined way of making the lighting features available to the average person. Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and hope to have years of gaming, general computing, and typing ahead of me with this keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    decent for gaming but lots of issues

    Posted
    robin
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    pros: good build quality beautiful rgb backlighting perfect size for a small desk cons: LOADS of driver issues wrist rest is squeaky when slightly moved rgb issues (more info below) i was originally going to purchase the corsair k70, but since i don't have much desk space to spare for a numpad that i rarely use anyway, i decided to go with this instead. this was my first mechanical keyboard, and i was amazed at how much of a difference there was using this compared to my old dell stock keyboard circa 2004. i had more fun typing because it just felt really good on the fingers! there was also a faster response time with inputs and i noticed it A LOT playing games. i had fun customizing the colors and lighting effects in corsair utility engine 2 (CUE2) to suit my mood. however, i've had a bad experience otherwise with this keyboard. after about one week of using this, i started noticing extreme lag whenever i pressed any key (mostly in overwatch). the game didn't detect frame drops even though i was only getting maybe 3 fps while using my keyboard. if i just moved my mouse around without touching the keyboard it went back to normal. i looked into the issue and apparently CUE2 had a file that interfered with something (i don't remember exactly what), which caused the lag. the solution was to delete the file, but apparently i didn't have it at all! i decided to downgrade to CUE1 which isn't as user friendly as 2, but it resolved the lag. occasionally it lags again and i have to fix it by either plugging in both usb cables to 2.0 or having one in 3.0. i find it annoying that i have to move my computer and tinker with it every once in a while. and just last week i turned on my computer after being away from it for about six hours, and the rgb lights for the esc key and numbers 2-8 would only show red and blue colors. i sent a ticket to corsair because i saw absolutely no resolutions for the issue online other than returning it. i turned my backlight off for a few days then turned it back on and it fixed itself. i have no idea what happened, but im upset that it even happened because i've only had the keyboard for about a month!! also corsair still hasn't responded to my ticket when their website said it would take about three business days to reply. tldr: flashy and pretty but too many issues to be worth it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    best keyboard

    Posted
    sgtcletis
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    To put it simple it's a no Brainer here this keyboard is small so it'll fit on any desk with plenty of space for your mouse. Fully customizable keys it's pretty much an new addiction to mess with a little confusing at first but easy to learn how to do. It's clicks from the keystroke are pretty much a smooth quite click you almost can't tell you pressed the keys in my opinion. Great USB added to the back of the keyboard works every time. very usefully for plugging in small devices like USB drive, phones, controllers, etc etc. It's easy to keep clean with there being no ledges you can shake the keyboard out for dust with ease. Not to forget the frame is pretty much bullet proof. The hand rest that comes with feel amazing to rest your wrist on it feels a little slippery at first but you'll grow to love the feel the gives the wrist after a long day of typing or gaming. This keyboard is amazing if you can get over the fact there's no key pad or simply don't like a keypad like me then this board will fully satisfy the needs of every gamer. Only one bad thing and it could just been a thing I encounter but the little corsair emblem at the top started lifting from day one its sad because it's nicely done emblem. Summary, just buy this right now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasant surprise update!

    Posted
    xlegendof
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    I was not anticipating the release of this refresh for the K65 RGB, but boy was I glad. This has everything from the new key cap font (looks like the font from the Corsair Strafe), the new sails logo, and my favorite addition the USB pass through on the back! I saw the reveal of the Corsair Rapidfire keyboards and thought "Hey what the heck" I'll see if or when Bestbuy will be offering the K65 Rapidfire. I was pleasantly surprised to see the K65 RGB LUX being offered which is just the K65 RGB with MX Red switches, but with all the updates I mentioned. At first I thought it was the Rapidfire version, since it looks exactly like it. I'm into gaming but not enough to be a pro in need for the faster key response offered by the new MX Speed switches :P, so I thought that this would be perfect! I already have the K70 RGB, but I wanted to free up space on my desk with the tenkeyless K65 (and this one has a USB pass through too which my K70 didn't! That really sealed the deal for me). Sorry for the long review, but I was really surprised to see this version especially since Corsair never announced anything about it and there is nothing about it on their website.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I had the 2016 Blackwidow Chroma Ultimate

    Posted
    Andrew
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    This Corsair keyboard blew my mind. I came from a long history of mechanical keyboards. I've tried them all, brown, red, blue. Corsair, Ducky, Razer, SteelSeries. I am not partial to any particular brand. The two mice I use are Logitech G550 and the SteelSeries Rival. When someone asks me what's the best keyboard I've used, I would answer Ducky Shine. But for $110, this Corsair keyboard is a close second. Yes, there is no numpad, but I would have never thought that I would prefer it that way. It brings my two arms closer together, and it doesn't feel like I'm overextending my arms apart, having my left hand on the leftmost side of the keyboard (WASD/QWER) while my right arm is on the mouse. I didn't have to tilt my keyboard right side up to be comfortable. It was a game changer. The keys are one of the best I've ever used. And I had. 2016 Blackwidow Ultimate. I don't know what was wrong with it, but I just simply didn't like it. The keys are different, and I personally just prefer red keys for the depress is so crisp and everything just feels much, much better. I was frustrated with the Razer keyboard and ended up just shoving it in a drawer until further notice. If you have a few hundred to spend on a keyboard, get a Ducky. If you want something that will give you the best bang for the buck, without skimping on quality and reliability, I would definitely recommend the K65 over anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Corsair makes great peripherals

    Posted
    DWest
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    I had been using ergonomic (membrane) keyboards for almost 20 years, so it was really hard for me to get used to typing on a straight keyboard again. Being an RPG gamer, I never realized how much my keyboard could affect my performance until I started playing FPSes. I finally ended up buying this keyboard on a whim when my bluetooth travel keyboard started messing up on me while I was out of town. This keyboard (without the 10-key) fits in my backpack with my tablet. It's considerably heavier than a travel keyboard, but I have been using it at home on my desktop for a couple of months now and I'm glad I made the purchase. The straight keyboard still hurts my wrists when I have to do a lot of typing for work, but if it ever gets too bad, I can still hook up my old keyboard to ease the stress on my wrists. For gaming, it's excellent! If Corsair made ergonomic mechanical keyboards with negative tilt, I would buy it in a heartbeat. My only complaint about it is the lights don't turn off automatically when the computer goes to sleep. Every night I lock my computer screen (and let the computer auto-sleep after idle) and have to manually turn off the lights. When I unlock the computer in the morning, the light "wakes" with the computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard

    Posted
    rlanzo
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    Another great product. Programmable RGB lights super fast and a very satisfying audible and tactile response from the keys. I've bin a Mac user for a while now and even before that back in my early windows computing days, I had never use a mechanical keyboard. This experience is my first, but I can say its very good, Main differences from a normal membrane keyboard is the keys sit a lot higher giving you more travel imaging a typewriter. Even tho they sit higher the response is noticeably faster at times bordering on sensitive, but in a good way. I'm not the best typist and I make my share of mistakes but I believe that if you are you'll really love the feel, and if your like me you'll only get better. Another great feature inherent in mechanical keyboards are the replicable keys, you can change the look of your keyboard buy changing the keys, being a gaming keyboard I immediately changed the WASD keys for the more tactile and angled keys that come included with the keyboard. The K65 is like stated in the name a 65% keyboard meaning that its missing the dedicated number pad, so if your an accountant or a math major you might want to look at the K70. Great Keyborad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well

    Posted
    Quadt
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    I'm far from a mechanical keyboard expert. In fact I have no experience except from years previous where I had an old clunky IBM keyboard (mechanical). I do like the feel of the keyboard and have really only one possible critisism.... it seems to me the keystroke is a little bit long.... but that's coming from years of using laptop keyboards and other modern keyboards. No matter I do like it and I really like it for gaming. I think one of the Cherry switches have shorter keystrokes... (ie. red? brown?)... I could be wrong, but that would be something I would check into next time I buy. The Corsair software is not intuitive. You can do the basic stuff like changing the default LED patterns using the pre-defined templates they have but I tried to customize the LED patterns and it's not easy.. actually I gave up. But for me the RGB LED's wasn't a selling feature... my kids (10) like it so the default or predefined LED patterns are just fine. It sounds to me like other products have more intuitive LED color programing and possibly even more advanced than what this software seems to provide. In the end, I'm happy with it. I love the shorter version of the keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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