CES 2013 CoverageBosco - January 9, 2013
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Today Corsair is announcing a series of new products, as well as a few that have come to fruition through acquisitions in the past year. The biggest news out of the Corsair camp is the introduction of the Corsair Voyager Air, "the first all-in-one mobile wireless drive, home network attached storage, USB drive, and wireless hub." As a multifunction device, it is a truly mobile solution that enables users to access content when and where they need it. One of the biggest features is the ability to stream HD content to just about any device on the market, be it Apple, Android, Windows, or Linux-based. An app is available from both the Google Play site and App store for iOS products that allows the content to be accessed by up to five devices at a time, wirelessly. With a large lithium ion battery, it carries up to seven hours worth of up time for use when travelling. Available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, priced from $179 to $219, it provides a unique solution to a unique problem. For added protection, Corsair is offering colored silicon sleeves for that little bit of added individuality.
Corsair's Vengeance gaming peripherals see an update with the all new Vengeance K95 keyboard with full mechanical switches, individual white lighting, 18 macro keys, and the ability to set up lighting profiles. Vengeance M95 and M65 mice offer a higher precision 8200 DPI sensor and improved switches. The M95 is available in black and white with an MSRP of $79.99. The M65 comes in black, white, or green with an MSRP of $69.99 with availability by the end of January. The Vengeance 2000 wireless head phones brings Dolby 7.1 functionality by way of a software update coming in February. In 2012, Corsair acquired gaming peripheral company Raptor, which brings a new name to the US market that allows Corsair to deliver quality gaming peripherals at a lower price point.
Corsair's Flash Voyager GT Turbo will now be the "world’s fastest native USB 3.0 flash drive" with read speeds of up to 260MB/s. It comes with a brushed metal housing and improves the price point of large fast drives by eliminating the costs of a USB to SATA bridge. Suggested pricing starts at $179.99 for 128GB, $89.99 for 64GB, $49.99 for 32GB.
Corsair's recently released Dominator Platinum memory modules see an update with light bars that fire both upwards and downwards to illuminate the chassis. Priced at $29.99, the upgrade includes blue and white inserts and the installation tools needed to install them.