Corsair K55 Core is a budget membrane keyboard with style

Insane in the membrane.

Corsair K55 Core is a stylish budget friendly membrane keyboard.

Corsair has announced the K55 Core gaming keyboard, a full-sized, budget-friendly membrane model featuring a slim, modern design, and glorious RGB. Colour me intrigued.

Even though mechanical keyboards have become the go-to-standard for desktop typists, there are a lot of people out there who still prefer a classic membrane keyboard. For one, the rubber domes are quieter, lightweight, spill-proof, and in most cases are more affordable. Corsair knows this very well, and its budget K55 RGB Pro bundles often receive high-praise for this very reason.

This is because Corsair’s budget peripherals strike a perfect balance between affordability and premium build quality. The K55 Core is no exception, and offers everything you need and more without breaking the bank.

In terms of specs it features 10-zone RGB, dedicated media keys, 12-key rollover, and a snappy 1,000Hz polling rate. It’s also dust and spill proof up to 300ml. Unlike your run-of-the-mill budget keyboard, it offers a healthy amount of customisability.

Corsair’s iCUE software allows you to customise lighting effects, program macros, remap keys, and sync your keyboard’s RGB to the rest of your gaming setup. What more could you ask for?

The Corsair K55 Core is now available for purchase in black or grey, and costs $39.99. It may not be for everyone, but it’s a worthy budget contender that punches way above its weight-class. For that, it deserves a thumbs up.