CES 2014: Corsair Raptor K40 RGB LED & Raptor M45

Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling, Shows and Expos | January 7, 2014 - 12:00 PM |
Tagged: membrane keyboards, corsair, CES 2014, CES

The headline is, "Corsair Unleashes Raptors in Las Vegas". We do not have any footage of the disaster so, in its place, we will post stock footage of a similar calamity in Chicago from over three years ago.

Thank you, Team Coco.

So many dead bees. They... only sting once.

Actually, the Raptors at CES are keyboards (with RGB LED backlighting) and mice. This line is a step below their mechanical offerings so these do not include the newly announced Cherry MX RGB switches. The Corsair K40 is based on typical membrane switches but, unlike the vast majority of keyboards based on that cheaper technology, is said to be "full-key rollover on USB". This typically means that each key is unique (rather than grouped into a matrix) and the USB limitations are circumvented by registering as multiple keyboards.

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This keyboard is advertised as "anti-ghosting" although, like NKRO keyboards, it does not block ghost inputs... it simply cannot ghost in the first place. Ghosting occurs when the user presses three (or more) specific keys which sends the same signal as maybe a half dozen other keys on the same segment of the matrix. If each segment is basically a single key? No problem can exist. Higher-end keyboard manufacturers advertise anti-ghosting because it is a marketing term despite actually being above the problem in its entirety.

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The M45 optical gaming mouse is 5000 DPI and has 7 programmable buttons.

The Raptor K40 gaming keyboard will be available this month for $79.99. The Raptor M45 will also be available in January for a list price of $59.99. Both products have a two year manufacturer warranty.

Press release after the break!

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Corsair Unleashes Raptors in Las Vegas

Corsair Releases Raptor K40 16.8M Color Backlit Gaming Keyboard and M45 5000 DPI Optical Gaming Mouse at CES 2014

CES 2014 — Las Vegas, Nevada — January 7, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-perform­­­­­­ance PC gaming hardware and PC components, today unveiled the Raptor K40 RGB LED backlit gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 optical gaming mouse. The Raptor K40 keyboard brings the extreme lighting customization of 16.8 million colors priced for a wider range of gamers. The Raptor M45, a precision enhanced successor of the award-winning Raptor M40, features a new 5000 DPI sensor, the highest resolution optical technology available. The new products are on display at Corsair’s press suite at the Venetian at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10.

Jason Christian, product manager for PC gaming at Corsair, said, “The keyboard and mouse can make the difference between winning and losing a game. That’s why Corsair’s Raptor series of gaming products are designed from the ground up to deliver pure performance with no unnecessary frills. Every feature, component, and material is carefully selected and engineered to provide a best-in-class gaming experience.”

Raptor K40 Gaming Keyboard with RGB Backlighting

The Corsair Raptor K40 gaming keyboard combines a comfortable membrane key feel, onboard macro storage, 100% anti-ghosting with full-key rollover on USB, and 16.8 million color customizable backlighting to create a precision gaming keyboard that can be customized for specific games, tactics, and playing styles. The keyboard features 6 programmable gaming keys and 18 programmable functions accessible from 3 separate banks that can be stored in the keyboard’s internal memory. The Raptor K40 also has dedicated multimedia keys for convenient music and video playback.

The Raptor K40 gaming keyboard will be available in January at suggested list price of $79.99 and is backed by a 2 year warranty.

Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse

Featuring a lighter, more agile variant of the ergonomic chassis as Corsair’s award-winning M65 and M60 mice, the Raptor M45 is a serious high-peformance optical mouse for serious gamers. The mouse features a powerful gaming-tuned Pixart PMW3310 5000 DPI optical sensor, fast response time, large PTFE glide pads, high-mass scroll wheel all housed in comfortable right-handed design with a textured, soft-touch surface. The Raptor M45 also has an adjustable weight system and 7 programmable buttons with macros and for critical gaming functions. Plus, the M45 has instant DPI switches to allow gamers to swiftly toggle between high sensor resolution for fast motion, and low resolution for super-accurate aiming.

The Raptor M45 gaming mouse will be available in January at suggested list price of $59.99 and is backed by a 2 year warranty.

To learn more about Corsair PC gaming hardware, please visit:
http://www.corsair.com/gaming-peripherals.html

Visit Corsair at CES 2014 in Las Vegas
Corsair will be showcasing the new Raptor K40 gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 gaming mouse at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10. The products will be shown by appointment only in Corsair’s press suite at the Venetian.

About Corsair

Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, mobile storage drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, laser gaming mice, system monitoring and control devices, PC cooling products, and computer cases.

Source: Corsair
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