It’s CES 2020 and there are a lot of products launched, announced, and introduced. Some are products that will be available in the following weeks or months to come, while some are still prototypes. Corsair released several products, including accessories that are designed to “empower content creators” – the Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT mechanical gaming keyboard and the Elgato 4K60 S+. There are new CPU coolers as well, which we will talk about in another article. For now, check out more details about the new K95 XT and 4K60 S+ below.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
The new Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT is somewhat similar to its predecessor, the K95 “non-XT”, but with some few changes or upgrades. First, it features 100% Cherry MX RGB mechanical key switches; and the XT model gets the Cherry MX Speed RGB Silver switch, with an ultra-fast 1.2mm actuation. It’s also available in MX RGB Brown and MX RGB Blue switches.
There are 6 dedicated macro keys on the left-hand side just like the previous K95. But the unique thing with the XT is, aside from being a regular macro keys, they can be programmed to use custom streaming commands via the Elgato Stream Deck software. The K95 XT comes with an alternate set of blue S-key keycaps for the macro keys to visually denote streaming commands, aside from the default grey G-key keycaps.
The K95 RGB Platinum XT also gets a detachable plush palm rest. It is a soft textured cushioned leatherette palm rest that offers comfort especially during long gaming / typing sessions. It’s more comfortable compared to the plastic palm rest with rubberized coating.
Other features of the K95 XT include dynamic per-key RGB backlighting with 19-zone LightEdge; PBT double-shot keycaps, anodized brushed Aluminum frame; dedicated multimedia control keys; USB pass-through port; 100% anti-ghosting with full N-key rollover and an 8MB onboard profile storage.
Pricing and Availability
The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT mechanical gaming keyboard is now available in the US. It comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $199 USD and a two-year warranty.
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum XT Specifications
Elgato 4K60 S+ External Capture Device
The new Elgato 4K60 S+ is also a very interesting device; it is the company’s “most powerful” external capture device yet. It features a USB 3.0 connectivity for live streaming via a PC; and a memory card slot to record 4K60 HDR10 gameplay directly to an SD card without the need for a connected computer. Onboard HEVC encoding keeps file sizes manageable, while true zero-lag passthrough displays high-fidelity Xbox One X and PS4 Pro games in their original format for an uninterrupted, authentic gaming experience.
When connected to a PC, Elgato 4K60 S+ records unlimited footage directly to a hard drive and uses features like Flashback Recording to easily save gameplay retroactively, and Live Commentary to record microphone audio as a separate track. It is also compatible with PC broadcasting software like OBS Studio; and it is said to be the “most complete external capture solution for recording high-fidelity console footage in 4K60 HDR10 quality, with or without a computer”.
Elgato 4K60 S+ Pricing and Availability
The Elgato 4K60 S+ comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $399.99 and is available immediately from Elgato and Corsair authorized retailers and distributors. It is also back by a two-year warranty just like the K95 RGB Platinum XT.