Corsair Launches New RGB Peripherals

Subject: General Tech, Cases and Cooling | August 5, 2015 - 11:42 PM |
Tagged: corsair, gaming mouse, mechanical keyboard, gaming headset

At Gamescom in Germany, Corsair announced the Strafe RGB mechanical keyboard, the Void RGB headset, and the Scimitar RGB mouse. As you can guess, each of these have colored lighting with a full range of 16.8 million choices. The devices will be trickling out over the coming months, but we should have everything by October and their prices are all competitive.

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First is the Strafe RGB mechanical keyboard. This device comes in three versions: Cherry MX RGB Red and Cherry MX RGB Brown for $149.99, or the “Cherry MX RGB Silent” switch for $159.99. What is a “Cherry MX RGB Silent” switch? No idea. I cannot find anywhere that says whether it is tactile or linear, so who knows. It allows 104 key rollover on USB, which means that you could press any combination of keys and each will be recognized. USB has a limit of about six, but Corsair probably registers the keyboard as several input devices to communicate the extra events. They are scheduled to launch in October.

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Next up are the Void RGB headsets. The analog stereo one is available at $79.99, 7.1 USB raises the price to $99.99, and wireless 7.1 bumps the price up further to $129.99 (or $149.99 for a special Best Buy edition). The analog one doesn't do RGB backlighting, though. They are scheduled for later this month (August).

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Last is the Scimitar RGB Gaming Mouse. This one is more interesting. Basically, Corsair took the number pad layout of the Razer Naga and Logitech G600 and did their own version of it. Its sensor is higher-precision at 12,000 DPI, but that metric has maxed out long ago for basically everyone. The number pad on the thumb side will allow a little more than a quarter inch of adjustment. This means that you can align the buttons slightly to match your grip. Each button is also mechanical, like the Razer Naga 2014, which is good for me because I have a problem with side buttons wearing out. Its price comes in at $79.99 and it will be available in September 2015.

Source: Corsair

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August 6, 2015 | 12:18 AM - Posted by veritron (not verified)

Nice to see they got rid of the tramp stamp and brought back the sails.

August 6, 2015 | 11:56 AM - Posted by Gunbuster

Winner! Sure backed away from that sweet we'll get fat moneys from GAMERZ plan didn't they?

August 6, 2015 | 01:13 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

One two three, four-five, six seven eight nine ten eleven twelve! Do Duda DuDa...

August 6, 2015 | 03:21 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

'MX RGB Silent' is a linear switch. It comes in Red and Black variants, so Corsair need to be more specific.

August 6, 2015 | 07:57 AM - Posted by MarkT (not verified)

MX RGB Silent is just a silent red. Keyboard has USB passthru but is missing volume mute/roller bar. Kind of an upgrade past a k70 RGB, higher quality.

August 6, 2015 | 01:34 PM - Posted by Branthog

I'm generally derisive about "gaming" products made by established companies like this which are clearly just throwing out another half-assed product and compensating for it with flashy marketing.

However . . . after months of research, the last mouse I chose (2012) turned out to be a CoolerMaster Sentinal Advanced II. Superb sensor, great size (tired of these tiny mice made for little girls' precious hands), no problems with positive acceleration, etc. I could have spent a lot more than this $60 and wound up with a lot less... and I nearly overlooked it by dismissing it as "right, I'm going to buy a CoolerMaster gaming-branded mouse... I'm not an idiot!"....

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