You know, overall, I'm deeply disappointed in Corsairs products. They charge a super huge premium and there are much better brands available for far less money.
The iCue software is nothing short of bloatware and takes a couple percent off the CPU. This is because the software has to manually update the rgb devices instead of off loading it to a chip on said device. This is a lot of data to be shipping out over the USB on a regular basis. You can see it if you engage the debug settings hidden in the software.
I and other people have also noted how blue screens of death happen on a semi regular basis with the iCUE software running.
I bought a k95 RGB Cherry Red Speed Switch keyboard and have been disappointed with it. While a true brushed aluminum top is nice, it has several design flaws
- The LED's are much too dim. Many brands offer brighter more vibrant LEDs, My sons $49 Rosewill spectrum mechanical is much brighter and more attractive color wise.
- The indented keyboard is prone to dirt and dust collection at the fold point making it difficult to clean.
- The plastics on the corners are easy to break or chip
Over all I'm disappointed for the cost. I doubt I'll be going back given the price premium.