Review: Corsair K65 Plus Wireless



Let’s move on to the Corsair K65 Plus Wireless. We put it to the test in just about every scenario: video games, office work, etc…


Corsair’s new keyboard is in the 75% format. If you’re not a fan of keyboards in this format, you may find it difficult to do without the numeric keypad. Nevertheless, in theory, you should quickly adapt to the K65 Plus Wireless thanks to its many available shortcuts. You’ll just have to get used to where they’re located, to gain in writing speed. Even so, most of the shortcuts are logical and easy to understand. However, the shortcut for screen printing is located to the left of the shift button, and I didn’t find it very instinctive the first few times. Instead, I looked for it, as on my Vulcan II Mini Air, at the end of the azerty row.

Otherwise, there are numerous shortcuts on this keyboard’s function keys, notably for managing lighting effects or certain multimedia shortcuts. Sound is controlled via the wheel on the right. It is pleasant to use, thanks to its material and well-marked notches.

Apart from the 75% format, we don’t really have any additional macro buttons on the keyboard, as we do on the K100 RGB, for example. Here, we’ve got the bare minimum, and that’s just fine with us!

On this model, the lifting lugs are well positioned. We remember some references on which they were positioned towards the outside of the keyboard. This is usually a problem, as when you move the keyboard to the left or right, they tend to fold in on their own, throwing it off balance. Here, they are positioned towards the rear, so we won’t have to worry about this on a daily basis. Not to mention the rubber feet, which grip and hold the K65 Plus Wireless securely.

Otherwise, the K65 Plus Wireless is a really well-built, aesthetically pleasing keyboard. It’s really sober, unlike the old K70 RGB MK.2, for example. It’s also heavy and qualitative. During our test session, we didn’t notice any cracking or malleable shells, as with the Cooler Master MK770.

The K65 Plus Wireless is equipped with PBT keys. This is a plastic that lasts longer and, above all, doesn’t take on a shiny effect over time. It also prevents fingerprints, which can quickly make a keyboard look dirty, even if it’s just been cleaned! No such worries here, thanks to PBT.

Corsair K65 Plus Wireless

The K65 Plus Wireless also boasts a long battery life. The brand claims nearly 266 hours when the RGB is switched off. As you’d expect, we weren’t able to put it through its paces in this test.


With the new K65 Plus Wireless, we don’t have customizable switches , like the K70 Max RGB. What we do have are Corsair switches, but in their linear version. These are designed to be fast, precise and silent. To activate them, you’ll need 1.9 mm for a force of 45 G. Their total travel is 4 mm and they are guaranteed for 70 million keystrokes. On top of this, these switches have been pre-lubricated, making them smoother, less rough and quieter.

In terms of feel, these are fairly soft switches, since there’s no stop. Linear switches are generally quite sensitive. Indeed, with a force of 45 cN, the key will be activated quite easily, and even more so here with the lubrication. I tend to use double letters on this keyboard when writing. Typing errors are plentiful, as are inopportune movements. On the other hand, for writing, there’s less fatigue than on harder switches, which is another advantage.

On top of this, Corsair has fitted this model with two layers of insulation in the keyboard, giving it a much duller sound in use. Clearly, we’re dealing with one of the quietest keyboards we’ve had at Overclocking. On a day-to-day basis, this will be much more pleasant for those around you if you’re not working alone in your office.

Corsair K65 Plus Wireless

Noise :

The advantage of this new Corsair keyboard is its silence in use. We’ve already mentioned this in the switches section of this review, but it’s a real plus point for the K65 Plus Wireless. The noise is matt, pleasant and, above all, silent. As someone who makes a lot of noise when typing on a keyboard, I can really tell the difference with this Corsair model.


The K65 Plus Wireless is also equipped with RGB LEDs. Once again, Corsair has succeeded in implementing bright LEDs that stand out well between the keys on this model. On top of this, whites stand out well, while yellows are also true to form, as are blues.

And if you’re not particularly fond of RGB, you can mute or dim it considerably using the keyboard’s buttons and shortcuts. Corsair K65 Plus Wireless