Visiting Corsair at CES gave us a look at some powerful gaming peripherals. The Corsair booth featured two new keyboards, two new mice and three new headsets.
The Corsair designs are by gamers for gamers. The people at Corsair have the passion and drive to make gaming a better and more fun experience for the consumer. This is something you rarely see in manufacturing and it was certainly refreshing to see when we got to talk to some of the designers.
The 90 series are optimized for MMO and RTS games that require a lot of actions per minute or macros recorded to specific keys. The 60 Series are designed for first-person shooters. Both keyboards have the Cherry MX Red keys, which allow very light, precise touches and triple taps. The mice come with 5700 DPI, however feature adjustable, on-the-fly DPI options for your needs per game. The M60 mouse has a really cool “sniper” button, which drops your DPI immediately to 800 (default) in order to scan, acquire and then take out your enemies. It gives you the option to keep your movements natural and not have to be twitchy when you play your FPS. The M90 has 9 macro programmable buttons, however the buttons are placed in a way so that your thumb does not hit them or accidentally trigger a macro. This allows you to not have to disengage some of them because they are simply in the way.
Now, while you can have the best keyboard and mouse on the market, you still need to hear what’s happening around you and Corsair has you covered with amazing gaming headsets that do not overwhelm you with over-enhanced bass. The Vengeance 1100, 1300 and 1500 are here to offer several options for gamers with every budget.
With Corsair, all you need is motherboard, CPU and video card and you can get everything else you need for your computer from them. If you’re a gamer, Corsair is definitely worth checking out.
Interview by Nicholas DiMeo of F5 Live for the TechPodcast Network.