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Corsair Introduces New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets at Gamescom

Category: Input Devices
Posted: 01:17AM

Gamescom has officially kicked off in Cologne, Germany, and while plenty of games are going to be shown off during the conference, gaming gear will also be part of it. Corsair is a name many equate with a variety of computer hardware, from cases to RAM and SSDs, but today's announcement focuses on getting a deeper level of control in your games. An assortment of new peripherals have been unveiled at Gamescom, with the STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboards, the Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and VOID gaming headsets leading the way.

First up are the STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboards, which come in two varieties: STRAFE RGB and STRAGE RGB Silent. Both feature Cherry MX switches, RGB backlighting for a truly custom key lighting setup, FPS/MOBA keycaps with a textured and contoured style, anti-ghosting on the whole keyboard, and macro support on every key, but the difference is in which Cherry MX switches each one uses. The STRAFE RGB can come with either Cherry MX Reds or Browns, but the STRAFE RGB Silent uses a new switch dubbed a Cherry MX Silent. Corsair says these new switches combine with the noise-suppressing chassis of the keyboard to deliver up to 30% less noise than other mechanical keyboards, which should make anyone in your house or office quite appreciative.

Moving on to the Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, this uniquely designed mouse features 12 mechanical side buttons paired with Corsair's patent pending Key Slider control system. This system allows the buttons to be moved up to 8mm to always keep them within your reach, so regardless of hand size, the macros can always be laid out to ensure a victory. The Scimitar mouse also has a 12,000 DPI optical sensor to provide the utmost precision in your game of choice.

The last part of Corsair's lineup are the VOID gaming headsets, which come in wireless, USB, and analog configurations. All feature microfiber-wrapped memory foam earcups designed to accomodate your entire ear for comfortable gaming sessions, without missing a moment of the action, and 50mm drivers. The wireless and USB versions have InfoMic status LEDs and a CUE Control dial to let you make audio adjustments without pausing the game, while also including RGB lighting, EQ, and Dolby 7.1 surround sound. Battery life is rated at 16 hours of uninterrupted gameplayThe analog version comes with a universal stereo solution that allows it to be used on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and mobile devices.

In addition to all this gear, Corsair also updated its CUE software with new presets for some unique lightshows, easier than ever lighting effects, and synchronized lighting across keyboards, mice, and headsets. The CUE software also allows for macros to be set up on keyboards and mice, mouse sensitivity and button setup, headset EQ, surround sound, and many more options depending on what items you are currently running.

The Corsair STRAFE RGB and STRAFE RGB Silent mechanical keyboards will be available in October for $149.99 and $159.99, respectively, with pre-orders starting this month. The Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse launches next month for $79.99, while all three VOID gaming headsets arrive in August. The VOID analog is $79.99, the VOID USB for $99.99, and the VOID Wireless $129.99 for the carbon color, or the Wireless SE with a snazzy Yellowjacket color and wireless extension dock (and Best Buy exclusivity) for $149.99.

Source: Press Release

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