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  • EzioAs - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    You mean 16.8 million right? Reply
  • JarredWalton - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Yes... or more like "15-20 colors with lots of shades you will probably never use". ;-) Reply
  • ioconnor - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    The K95 macros only work on windows. Sure less complicated macros can be programmed into the keyboard directly. However to do even this requires a windows machine. So basically this $200 keyboard is similar to much cheaper $20 keyboards except that it has a million shades of colors that can be assigned to each key. Corsair needs a bit of pressure to make them do the right thing. And now with gamers moving in droves to Linux it is time Corsair spends a few extra dollars so that these keyboards will work on Linux. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Except, Cherry MX keyboards always start at around $100, give or take, so this $180 keyboard is the equivalent of a $100 keyboard with added fancy backlighting features and the ability to do lots of under Windows. So for the <1% of the market using Linux for gaming (sorry -- Steam Machines aren't really doing anything to change that right now). Reply
  • bountygiver - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I didn't know we van get a mechanical keyboard for $20 Reply
  • SpartanJet - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    No gamer is leaving the best gaming OS for Linux (or for any other reason). Give it a rest. Reply
  • Fairywinkle - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    No, maybe not, probably not within the lifespan of this product,
    but there's another thing that Corsair apparently doesn't see:
    Gamers aren't your only future market, quite possibly not even the biggest.

    We content creators could also do with a couple of extra keys. In combination with brown or blue switches! And yes, all that working with Linux ootb instead of some hacked together community solutions would be nice too!
    There's a lot of stuff I can see myself doing with those extra keys on the best computing OS.
    What's the freaking point of the k95 being *Windows* *gamer* exclusive?

    Anyhow, the color thingy surely is awesome enough for me to wait with my new buy until the k70 rgb with browns will be available.
    But improvements like 2 USB ports, one of them maybe USB-3, would be nice also.

    Please Corsair, don't forget the practical effect over the visual one.
  • SpartanJet - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Seems like people piece together a working driver sooner or later. Its more important to support the 95% of the people playing/developing for Windows and WinRT/Windows Phone than such an insignificant market like Linux. Oh wait, this is the year its taking off right? lol Reply
  • 404 NAME Not Found - Monday, July 21, 2014 - link

    The program is going to be open source and Corsair is encouraging the community to mod to their hearts content. Other OS's will probably have support within a month due to the modding community. It will also help create even more complex and unique back-lighting modes. Reply
  • Cynyd - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    Not at all it has cherry switches which you can not find unused for $20 or even close to $20, not to mention corsairs superior quality and looks to that of similar. The cheapest colored keyboard like this but using khale switches is still about $100 or more. Not to mention everyone is using windows (give or take 1%) Which im sure is a great marketing option for corsair to support one % of the community and lose a profit. Yes I agree Linux has way better potential but windows has a few things right now and linux needs a push if anyone. Reply
  • Cynyd - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    not including mac, cuz no one cares about mac. Reply
  • Cynyd - Saturday, August 16, 2014 - link

    also I forgot to mention superior features, 100% anti-ghosting and full key rollover of which both are not available on almost any other keyboard especially at this quality with fixed leds that won't go out from static, and leds that are 100% programmable, with this you could play pong with your keyboard or space invaders, any animation keyboard-bit style. Also pre sets for people that don't want something so fancy. It really covers everyone and the keyboard is way cheaper than what some one would think of this caliber, I was expecting $250-300, but thats just me. Reply
  • FITCamaro - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Yeah I really don't need a $200 keyboard. Reply
  • meowmanjack - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    No natural finish? I'm bummed that they seem to have discontinued the original K70 in natural. I have a white C70 case and white M65 and don't want my keyboard to clash... Reply
  • i7 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    W00T !! Looking forward to getting this keyboard. Reply
  • dragonsqrrl - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    Been waiting for this for a long time. Next keyboard, K70 RGB Cherry MX Brown Reply
  • deadbc77 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I got my red leds with blue switches(K70).I'm good,but who knows what the future holds. Reply
  • Jay77 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    I love the K65 mouse, but I turn the lights off and ignore that big red button. Reply
  • Jay77 - Monday, June 02, 2014 - link

    err, M65 duh. Reply
  • saffant - Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - link

    WUT? "MSRP is set at $190 and the K95 will be available in red switches only." Nooo. I wanted the K95 w/ Brown :( Reply
  • piiman - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - link

    They will have red, blue or brown versions. Reply
  • JackELHIjo - Wednesday, June 04, 2014 - link

    Is there a UK date set and price? Reply
  • demonkoryu - Friday, June 20, 2014 - link

    OMG. Shut up and take my money! Reply
  • caxino18 - Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - link

    The K95 is actually also available in Cherry MX Brown and Blue. Reply

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