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

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 960 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard.

    Posted
    JTPanda
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    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: 1 out of 5 stars

    Never buying a corsair prodct again

    Posted
    AndrewM
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    I had this keyboard for around 5 months, and oh man, If I only realized how bad Corsair's quality control, customer support, and software support is, I would have never bought it. The keyboard feels alright, good for a membrane keyboard. The RGB Zones were cool. I didnt download Corsair Utility Engine until 2 months after I got the keyboard, so the keyboard was working well. However, when I downloaded CUE, the problems began. I noticed my Rainbow Six Siege started freezing. Turned off CUE, game works. I'de open CUE after playing siege, since everything besides Siege worked with it on. Eventually, I downloaded a firmware update for the K55, which blue screened my computure. After recovering, I continued to use the keyboard, assuming there was some corruption in the drivers that was fixed. The keyboard was working alright, but one day the Caps lock light stopped working. The num Lock light did as well. I continued to play games, and I noticed that on Siege, Overwatch, and Battlefield 4, the game would crash randomly. I thought there was some kind of driver error in my PC, and I spent around 3 months searching for a solution. One day, someone on a steam forum brought up how their Corsair K55 would cause games to freeze, and replugging the keyboard in would unfreeze the game. I tried that, and look at that. The games unfroze, the caps lock light, and num lock light worked again. I contacted Corsair support, who took 2 weeks to get back to me, telling me they couldnt help me though I had a year warranty for the product through amazon. All I could say is, the keyboard itself is alright, but the software and Corsair's horrible quality control and software completely ruins Their products. DO NOT buy this keyboard, and honestly, I wouldn't recommend buying any corsair products. My Corsair Mouse, and headset also broke after around 2-3 months of use. They dont seem to know how to make a working, solid product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Corsair Art

      Hello Andrew,

      I first apologize for taking so long to add a response to your comment/review. If you ever need help please reach out to us and we can help with our products: support.corsair.com, and 1 (888) 222-4346 CorsairGaming

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cool keyboard, crappy support

    Posted
    bjahns
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    I got this to match my corsair mouse and headphones on my brand new 2 week old computer. The lighting is cool, however any profile you set (mine goes from purple to blue) gets turned off and switched to the default rainbow when you lock your computer. A week or two after I got it the iCue software started telling me it had the wrong firmware (hadn't updated it and it wouldn't let me at this point) and it wouldn't use my color profile anymore (just did the default rainbow thing) I checked google and everyone's answer was 'open a ticket. good luck' I opened a ticket with them and it took nearly a week for them to get back to me with the suggestion that I should reinstall the software, which worked for 2 days, then back to the same problem. Then another 3-4 days waiting and the suggestion was that I "super reinstall the software" or some such nonsense. Basically, uninstall, install some third party, free trial, registry sweeper crapware (really wasn't happy about this) and then reinstall iCue. Again, worked for like 2 days and back to the same problem. Another week waiting for a response. It almost went back to Best Buy at this point, luckily I was just too lazy. Note, my mouse and headphones worked fine through all of this, color profile on them and all. Finally I was told to unplug the keyboard, hold down ESC and plug it back in while holding ESC down for at least 10 seconds to do a soft-reset. This seemed to fix it and it's been fine for a couple of weeks now. Fun keyboard, certainly not worth 45$ and their support is a dumpster fire.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Corsair Art

      Very sorry to hear you had that experience. If future problems arise I do ask that you call in to our over the phone support and request a supervisor and we'll try to make everything right if we couldn't from the beginning. CorsairGaming

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good entry-level gaming RGB keyboard

    Posted
    coachb05
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    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Budget Gamer!

    Posted
    Ryan
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    In short, The RGB, Macro Keys and dedicated Media Keys, all in combination is what make this keyboard the the G213 stand out among budget keyboards and of the two, this one is far superior. I love Logitech G gear, but the G213 let me down on build quality and key actuation. As far as keyboards go, this one is excellent!! As far as membrane gaming keyboards go, again, this thing is excellent. I had the Logitech G213 before this, and I can say confidentally, there is no comparison. The key actuation feels excellent! Better than any membrane non-gaming keyboard I've used. Of which there are many! The keys feel very much like a firm Cherry MX Silent, to me. Or a silent Romer G Tactile. For the price, this thing cannot be beaten. $50 or less, usually. Compared to the G213 mentioned above coming in at about $60, not only is this keyboard better in every single metric, but it's also less expensive. To get these features in any other brand's membrane keyboard, you'll spend atleast $25 more. And at that price you're getting into Mechanical keyboard pricing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard for the money

    Posted
    ITgeorge
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    I absolutely love it. After a solid 12+ years with a Logitech Elite keyboard, a coffee spill took it out and I wanted a straightforward and well built replacement with a cable hookup to suit my workspace that didn't cost an arm and a leg. This board is just the right size, and the tactile feel is great - the keys have almost a matte rubber feel to them that is grippy and resists smudging from the oils on your fingers. The keystroke is a satisfying muted "plunk" but not the over the top click-clack sound of a mechanical board or older plastic components. Overall just feels very robust. I originally didn't care much about the LED lighting but I have to admit its pretty cool and compliments the lighting in my M65 to make for a pretty trick desktop appearance at night. I'm not a big fan of the column of "G" keys up the left side...I tend to hit them a lot by accident when making a reach for the CTRL or Shift keys but I'm sure I'll get used to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Budget RGB Gaming Keyboard

    Posted
    TheCrisProject
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good for the price!

    Posted
    InfiniteT
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    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 Quality Keyboard

    Posted
    Joey
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    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

    Best non-mechanical gaming keyboard I've used!

    Posted
    RWHurtt
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    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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    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

    Nice keyboard, enjoy the backlighting

    Posted
    RichC
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    I really don't game on my PC but I often work in a dark room so I wanted a backlit keyboard. My PC also has dynamic LED lighting as does my mouse so having a dynamically lit keyboard seemed to make sense in a number of ways. I appreciate the number pad to the right and the volume controls and mute button. The LED lighting schemes are many and varied (and somewhat customizable) and easy to control. The keyboard is relatively quiet and the keystrokes are comfortable. The included wrist rest was an added bonus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for beginners!

    Posted
    Alex
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    Hi, so I did a lot of research when looking for a keyboard and I stumbled across this awesome deal here by Corsair. So this Keyboard is definitely rigged for gaming, although it's not the best thing on the market, if you're looking for something REALLY great. And is perfect for learning how to use a keyboard and hotkeys to game or just something that feels nice and makes your room stand out with the custom LED's. Then this Keyboard is for you. I literally love it and I'm a average gamer on PC. - it comes with all of the cords plus instructions on how to customize the LED lights. As well as a few other items in the box. Also, the keyboard seems really durable, I haven't tested that, but from the looks of it. It definitely seems like it could take a few scuffs if necessary. I hope the review helped, have a great day! #ThanksCorsair

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Price for a RGB Keyboard

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I bought this keyboard for 1 reason, and that is the back lit keys. I don't really care that it pulses in 100's of different colors. I needed a cheap keyboard for my work computer that is back lit because I am so used to the one on my gaming computer that using a regular keyboard just feels off. This keyboard serves is purpose of being pretty, but fails as a gaming keyboard. Yes it has 5 macro keys, but the keys are very squishy and feel very unresponsive. My thoughts are if you are looking to get this as a gaming keyboard then you should spend 30-40 dollars more and get a mechanical keyboard.

    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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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome versatile keyboard

    Posted
    AudioPhile01
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    When it comes to keyboard, I am very picky. I own a lot of them. But I never had a mechanical keyboard. Looking at the store, this one caught my eye. I thought to give it a go. And truth be told, it’s been 6 months now and I love it. This has become my daily driver. There is some great satisfaction while typing with this. The backlight is super awesome and the modes in it are better as well. It’s not too large or too small, just makes it right for multi-purpose. You can use it for work or gaming. All in all it is a versatile keyboard with some great mechanical feedback. The clicking sound is not too loud or too feeble. This has been one of my reasons to work from home mostly. I guess you can tell how much I love this keyboard with the number of words I’ve been typing. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    My Personal Thoughts...

    Posted
    TopCop72
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    The keyboard itself is solid as a keyboard. Again as with the mouse I purchased and told all the wonderful color patterns that can be done, also with a fantastic demonstration on a different keyboard, I purchased this one. Well the salesperson was obviously trying just make a sale and care about what I was asking could be done. This keyboard is limited on what it can do as far as rbg coloring which is something that was important to me. The software doesn't recognize it 75% of the time until I manually unplug and plug it back in. Which if you buy something in this day and time shouldn't be an issues with a keyboard. Maybe some of the newer peripherals but a keyboard? So with being said, I'll never buy another Consair product, and probably not from Best Buy...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Gaming Keyboard

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    TLC1
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    This is by far the best gaming keyboard I have purchased. I've spent way to much on expensive gaming keyboards in the past and this one has ran circles around them. The backlighting on the keyboard is a nice addition. I like that you can choose a color. I wish there was a way to choose a color and have it stay until you change it since everytime you turn on the computer it resets to rotate through all the colors. That would be a nice addition if they made any adjustments to it but its awesome the way it is. Honestly, this has lasted much longer than other gaming keyboards as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, even for non-gaming purposes

    Posted
    TaktikalMishap
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    I bought this keyboard to replace the miserable and flat wireless keyboard our office gives us by default. I'm a systems programmer, I pound out a lot of code, emails, and messages on a daily basis. Having a keyboard like this has made it enjoyable. I tend not to keep the rainbow lights going, unless I feel like having a rave at my desk. The keys have very good feedback and have a good-long press that I tend to prefer. I'm easily able to squeeze out my max 124 words per minute on this thing. I've owned other corsair gaming keyboards, and used them for gaming, this one is good. I liked my old ones better, they had more of a mechanical feel. This keyboard gives you that mechanical feel, for less money. I'd definitely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    K55 Gaming KB

    Posted
    Timby
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    I just went from a more expensive mechanical KB. Sadly it was not as great as the hype. Key's quickly wore down and the spacebar was erratic. So, I've gone back to the cheaper non-mechanical KB. This one seems to fit the bill. The KB is as good as expected. However, since I've owned for a short amount of time I will be unable to comment on how it will hold up to gaming and being my daily driver. So far I find the KB to be more than adequate. I would recommend this KB for those who are on a budget and need a KB that delivers within those parameters. This is not a precision device to be used by professional games. But it does what I need well.

    I would recommend this to a friend