|by MAC | January 11, 2018|
CORSAIR Reveals Slew of New Wireless Gaming Peripherals
CORSAIR has just unveiled a whole range of new wireless gaming peripherals for those who prefer a wire-free gaming experience. Ranging from the K63 wireless mechanical keyboard, to the K63 wireless gaming lapboard, to two models of DARK CORE RGB wireless gaming mice, and lastly the MM1000 Qi wireless charging mouse pad.
The new CORSAIR K63 Wireless is a unique gaming keyboard in that it features three choices of connectivity, namely 1ms latency wireless via the included dongle, low latency Bluetooth, or even a wired USB connection for the ultimate in performance. Since it is a mechanical keyboard it utilizes the very well-known CHERRY MX Red keyswitches, which is are for a wireless keyboard. Endurance shouldn't be a concern either, since the onboard rechargeable battery allows for up to 75 hours of gameplay. The K63 supports customizable per-key blue LED backlighting, per-key macros, and programmable keys, all of which is controlled using CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software. Last, but not least, this wireless keyboard features 128-bit AES encryption in order to protect your keystrokes from wireless eavesdropping.
CORSAIR K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard is available immediately at Corsair.com for $109.99 USD, and it backed by a two year warranty.
A companion product to the above mentioned K63 Wireless keyboard is the perfectly named K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard. The idea behind the lapboard is that you can slide your K63 keyboard into the dock and gain a solid full-sized mouse pad. This single rigid surface is ideal for those who enjoy gaming away from their desk, like on the couch for example.
CORSAIR K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard is available immediately at Corsair.com for $59.99 USD.
Next up we have the new CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB wireless gaming mouse. Much like the K63 Wireless keyboard, this gaming mouse feature three types of connectivity - 2.4GHz wireless with dongle, Bluetooth, and wired - so it is really adaptable for any preference or situation.
There are two interchangeable magnetic side grips that can be tailored to a particular hand shape or grip style. As you would expect given the model name, this mouse features three RGB LED lighting zones, which can be customize to any number of different colours and effects using the CORSAIR Utility Engine (CUE) software. This utility is also where you can manage the nine programmable buttons.
Since this a wireless peripheral, endurance is obviously important, and CORSAIR are advertising up to 24 hours of battery life. For those who never again want to have to plug a wire into their mouse, there is also another model known as the DARK CORE RGB SE. This Special Edition model which adds Qi wireless charging support and it is intended to be paired with the new MM1000 wireless charging mousepad that will discuss below.
The DARK CORE RGB and DARK CORE RGB SE wireless gaming mice will be available in January 2018 for $79.99 USD and $89.99 USD.
If you want to do away with wires completely, the CORSAIR MM1000 Qi wireless charging mousepad might just be your answer. With this mousepad, not only with your Qi wireless mouse - for example the DARK CORE RGB SE - get automatically recharged as needed, but so can any other Qi compatible products you own, like a smartphone. There is also an LED charging indicator to let you know where your wireless devices stand and USB 3.0 pass-through functionality.
Since it is a mousepad first and foremost, the MM1000 features a large 260mm x 350mm surface area, a micro-textured hard surface designed for speed and control, and a non-slip rubber base.
The MM1000 Qi charging mouse pad will be available in January 2018 for $79.99 USD.
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