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ilya September 16, 2011 10:43 AM

Corsair Vengeance Gaming Peripherals
 
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In a private media event this week Corsair unveiled its latest contribution to the PC industry: gaming keyboards, mice and headsets. All of these new peripherals fall under the Vengeance brand. The motivation behind this move is simple: starting with memory and eventually expanding into power supplies, SSDs and cases, Corsair wants to be your one-stop shop for nearly everything you need for your PC. The CPU, motherboard and video card markets are either impossible to get into or undesirable for a manufacturer that doesn't already play in those spaces, leaving peripherals as one of the only options for expansion.
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A little curious about the OEM's for the headsets, but given Corsair's first offerings I'm not that excited.

The keyboard on the other hand...:shok::shok::shok: They used Cherry Reds that aren't readily available on the mass market, but are perfect for gaming and still good for typing as long as you aren't prone to accidental keypresses.

I really like the button layout on the M90, Corsair did a WAY better job than Razer and their Naga.

The lower end mouse looks like a cleaner looking version of the RAT 7 without the customizeable chassis.

I also like how tall both the mice look, it should be suitable for both palm and claw grips provided you don't have a tiny hand.

EDIT: I forgot to add, all aluminum construction, brushed and sandblasted, very smexy. :biggrin:

Arundor September 16, 2011 02:51 PM

It's about time someone made a keyboard using Cherry Red switches. I'm looking forward to trying one.

Must admit, however, that I'm disappointed in Corsair for using a right hand only design on the mice.

ultraman7k September 16, 2011 03:42 PM

the many buttoned mouse.

i am intrigued.

martin_metal_88 September 16, 2011 06:43 PM

The K60 is pretty cheap for a cherry red like that. 109$ ( US ) but that's corsair price, retail will probably be lower. Mechanical to the mass!!!! YAYY!!!

Herrmoo September 16, 2011 08:04 PM

I occasionally accidentally bump a key that I didn't mean to press on my leopold (mx browns), so I really wouldn't want to opt for reds. I don't honestly see the point of going with reds... The force required for the browns is low enough, and causes no strain. Maybe if the buyer was a senior :haha:

supaflyx3 September 16, 2011 08:24 PM

I was waiting for corsair to join the peripherals market.. and i like what i see.

francisw19 September 16, 2011 09:53 PM

Interesting read...thanks for the link! It's crazy to think that just 5 years or so back, Corsiar really only manufactured RAM at the time. Then they add PSUs, SSDs, Cases, Coolers, etc... soon enough you'll be able to make an entire Corsair PC :P Regardless, they seem to have a knack for getting things right. Looking forward to the reviews! :thumb:

Arundor September 17, 2011 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Herrmoo (Post 549960)
I occasionally accidentally bump a key that I didn't mean to press on my leopold (mx browns), so I really wouldn't want to opt for reds. I don't honestly see the point of going with reds... The force required for the browns is low enough, and causes no strain. Maybe if the buyer was a senior :haha:

Cherry Reds actually have the same actuation force as Cherry Browns. The difference is that the reds are non-tacticle.

You might be confusing it with the Cherry Black, which is also non-tacticle but requires more actuation force than either Brown or Red.

Dzzope September 17, 2011 02:53 AM

Is it just me or do the headsets seem to be HS1's in drag?

supaflyx3 September 17, 2011 03:19 AM

because they are.


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