Corsair Announces New Line of Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

bp9801 - September 16, 2011 02:26PM in Input Devices

Once upon a time, Corsair dealt only with RAM for your computer. Then it started to branch off by offering Flash drives, solid state drives, cases, CPU coolers, and audio gear. Today, it has a new product segment it is getting into, and that is keyboards and mice. You heard that right, Corsair will soon be offering a line of keyboards and mice designed with the computer gamer in mind. The line will be called Vengeance and there will be two keyboards, the K60 and K90, and two mice, the M60 and M90. The K60 and M60 are designed with FPS gamers in mind, while the K90 and M90 are for MMO players. There is also a new addition to its lineup of headsets, though this time these are being branded in with the Vengeance line like the keyboards and mice.

Both Vengeance keyboards are built with an aluminum chassis and feature Cherry MX Red switches, meaning both keyboards are of the mechanical variety. Those switches don't have that distinctive click as some of the others, but the feeling is just as responsive. The K90 features blue backlighting and 18 macro keys that can be programmed with three presets, offering 54 macros ideal for MMO players. The K60 doesn't offer any extra keys, but has a wrist rest directly below the left side of the keyboard that also doubles as the storage area for the extra keycaps. The K60 comes with red capped keys on the WASD cluster and numbers one through six on the number row, but you can switch those out with the black ones to match the rest of the keys. The K60 and K90 also have 20 key rollover, the ability to disable the Windows key, and a 1ms report rate.

The mice both feature 5670DPI sensors, with the M90 featuring nine macro keys arranged in a circle around the thumb. Those should be pretty easy to reach and will go a long way to helping MMO players. The M60 features a "sniper button" on the thumb rest that allows you to temporarily lower the DPI while you're doing a precise task, like sniping in a game. The idea is to push down that button whenever you need to instead of cycling through all the DPI settings.

Lastly, we come to the new Vengeance headsets. These are the Vengeance 1100, 1300, and 1500, and any one of them should help you hear your games better. The 1100 features both USB and dual 3.5mm connections, plus 40mm drivers, a noise-canceling cardiod microphone, and a wraparound design. The 1300 and 1500 both feature 50mm drivers, 3D positional audio, a noise-canceling cardioid microphone, and an over-the-ear design. The 1300 connects via dual 3.5mm jacks, while the 1500 connects via USB and delivers either 5.1 or 7.1 Dolby audio.

All four products will be available in October, with the K60 setting you back $99 and the K90 at $129. The M60 will cost $79 while the M90 will be $99. The Corsair Vengeance headsets will cost $39, $79, and $99 for the 1100, 1300, and 1500, respectively.