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Roccat Enters US Market With Hot PC Gaming Accessories

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German-based Roccat looks to take on Mad Catz and Razer here in the States by offering its portfolio of professional gaming peripherals through Amazon.

Roccat Studios, a German-based manufacturer of professional PC gaming devices and equipment, looks to take on peripheral rivals Razer and Mad Catz locally by bringing its portfolio of gadgets to America. These will include professional-level gaming keyboards, mice, headsets and other accessories which will be sold through Amazon starting mid-February.

For starters, Roccat has highlighted three specific peripherals that are currently on display at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, including an illuminated keyboard, a 6000dpi mouse and a 5.1 surround sound gaming headset. Here's a brief on each:

Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard ($89.99)
The exclusive Roccat Talk protocol allows the Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard and the Roccat Kone[+] high-performance gaming mouse (seen below) to talk to each other – giving you a powerful set bonus that lets you execute mouse macros quickly and easily right from your keyboard.  Easy-Aim technology is perfect for when your game demands precise marksmanship in sniper mode.  Simply press and hold a single keyboard key and Easy-Aim will instantly optimize the DPI setting on your Kone[+].

Kone[+] Max Customization Gaming Mouse ($79.99)
The revolutionary 6000dpi Pro-Aim Laser Sensor, in conjunction with its 10.5 megapixel resolution and 1000Hz polling rate, offers maximum precision, even transmitting lightning fast mouse movements with up to 30Gs of acceleration and speeds of up to 200ips (5.08m/s) without loss or lag. Four multicolor LEDs, together with the enhanced lightpipes and configurable effects, can illuminate, alternate or pulsate in more than four different colors at the same time.

Kave 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset ($119.99)
Kave 5.1 accomplishes unparalleled immersive sound with 40-mm speakers plus an additional vibration unit, arranged at a 12-degree angle, embedded within each earcup.  With the accompanying Tip’n’Control Desktop Remote, gamers have easy access to volume control and can customize their desired sound profile based on center, front, and rear channels as well as the bass.  A blue LED at the end of the boom mic indicates when the mute function is enabled ensuring that the days of accidentally giving away crucial information are long gone.

All three peripherals will become available on Amazon starting mid-February. Additional products for the American market will be announced at a later date. In the meantime, those attending CES 2012 can check out all three at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 2, Booth Number 25213.

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    ikyung , January 11, 2012 11:04 PM
    That is an ugly keyboard
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    jhansonxi , January 11, 2012 11:09 PM
    @ikyung: They seem to be aiming for an "armored" look. I'm not sure I like the look either but the feel is more important to me.

    Roccat seems to have good Linux support also.
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    Anonymous , January 12, 2012 1:41 AM
    Homestory Cup IV probably was partly responsible for this happening.
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    bobusboy , January 12, 2012 1:49 AM
    I want that keyboard.
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    nebun , January 12, 2012 1:50 AM
    is this some kind of Razer knock off
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    nateO10 , January 12, 2012 1:58 AM
    I actually like the layout of the keyboard and almost got one but wasn't available in any store in Canada. It uses the the same rubber dome keyboard as the logitech g19 which i got instead. I would love roccat to come up with cherry blue switches keyboard :D 
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    apercu , January 12, 2012 2:00 AM
    Interesting design with the 3 keys below the space bar. Never seen that before... nice place though for programmable buttons/macros.
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    hectorbob , January 12, 2012 2:04 AM
    I love the Roccat headset. Well built. Wish they would have come to the states sooner I had to get mine from GB....
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    alidan , January 12, 2012 4:29 AM
    the headset to write off as a joke. If you cannot compete with headphones alone, as in the Sennheiser or other such companies as similar price it's not worth it. I prefer Sennheiser headphones with a clip on microphone, or the setup I have where I have a blue yeti right next to me.

    The mouse,I definitely would buy that online. I want to feel it in my hand first. But at the same time I really doubt any mouse is ever going to come close to usefulness of the razor naga I have. I don't even use it for gaming, I have it set up for the Internet. It's really hard to be usefulness there.

    The keyboard,I don't care for design but it's not a dealbreaker. What is the dealbreaker is that it's not use mechanical keys, or at least they're not saying it's easy mechanical keys. I've been looking for a new keyboard for the last two years, Ana came over $100 for the one with mechanical keys. So I'll stick to my $30 keyboard that came with the computer's six or eight years ago, I forget how old the damn thing is, but it gets the job done.
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    Retaliator , January 12, 2012 10:31 AM
    These do look interesting and I am in the market for a new keyboard to replace my still awesome Razer Tarantula however I do want a Mechanical Keyboard for my upgrade. The mouse looks nice however I have a 4g Mamba so no need for an upgrade their. I do need a new set of headphones as my now very old Barracuda headset is getting worn out, I wonder how good the quality is, Tho its good to see some new gaming options available. :) 
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    yanjustin98 , January 12, 2012 2:40 PM
    Would be interesting to see the price on these things. Should be able to compete in all categories. Don't know if I'm gonna stick with Logitech and their G9x and gaming keyboard. Let's see about the headphones. Not as excited about that as the mouse and keyboard.
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    zakaron , January 12, 2012 7:10 PM
    Looks like quality built products. I like the idea of an interconnected mouse & keyboard set. My only complaint is the Backslash key is in the wrong spot. It *should* be between Enter and Backspace (IMO). At least they didn't put it up by Backspace and make Backspace a small key. I really hate that, because I like to easily correct my mistakes!
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    okcomputer360 , February 13, 2012 6:24 PM
    RetaliatorThese do look interesting and I am in the market for a new keyboard to replace my still awesome Razer Tarantula however I do want a Mechanical Keyboard for my upgrade. The mouse looks nice however I have a 4g Mamba so no need for an upgrade their. I do need a new set of headphones as my now very old Barracuda headset is getting worn out, I wonder how good the quality is, Tho its good to see some new gaming options available.


    I made a post about getting a new keyboard about 2 weeks ago, I settled in a logitech G10 for 70 bucks, meet my feature needs.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087&Tpk=logitech%20g110%20keyboard