Corsair Launches New Line of PC Gaming Peripherals

Friday Corsair made two separate announcements concerning its new line of Vengeance gaming accessories: one regarding keyboards and laser mice, and one regarding gaming headsets. The company also announced a $10,000 Vengeance Cup Online PC Gaming Tournament featuring Call of Duty 4 which can be accessed here.

Breaking away from its typical hardware lineup, Corsair is dipping into the peripheral business with the upcoming release of two Vengeance gaming keyboard ("K") and laser mouse ("M") groups. These address two types of gamers: the FPS player (Vengeance K60 and M60) and the RTS player (Vengeance K90 and M90). All four are expected to hit store shelves sometime in October 2011, ranging from $69 to $129. Here's a quick rundown on each:

Vengeance K60 (FPS) ($109)

  • Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches for more agile movement and faster multi-taps.
  • Contoured left-wrist rest plus shaped and textured WASD key caps.
  • An advanced key matrix design that delivers complete anti-ghosting.
  • 20-key rollover.
  • 1ms reporting rate (1000 reports per second).

Vengeance M60 (FPS) ($69)

  • Enthusiast-grade Avago 5700 DPI sensor with on-the-fly resolution switching.
  • An aluminum unibody design with adjustable center of gravity.
  • Programmable lift detection.
  • A high-mass scroll wheel.
  • PTFE glide pads.
  • A Sniper button for instant toggle from fast movement down to a high-precision mode.

Vengeance K90 (RTS) ($129)

  • Cherry MX Red key switches.
  • Full anti-ghosting.
  • 20-key rollover.
  • 1ms reporting rate.
  • Backlit keys with a cool blue LED that can be adjusted to three different levels of intensity.
  • 18 dedicated, programmable macro keys.
  • 3 user-selectable banks of macros that are stored in flash memory.

Vengeance M90 (RTS) ($79)

  • 15 fully programmable buttons.
  • On-board flash memory.
  • An Avago 5700 DPI sensor.
  • Programmable lift detection.
  • High-mass scroll wheel.
  • PTFE glide pads.
  • Vengeance software utility for managing macro keys, on-board profiles, and sensor settings.

As for the Vengeance headsets, these include the Vengeance 1500 and Vengeance 1300, and the Vengeance 1100. The first two employ circumaural, closed-back earpad designs for immersive audio and long-term comfort, whereas the 1100 model is lightweight and features a behind-the-head design. Here's a brief list of features:

Vengeance 1500 ($99) and Vengeance 1300 ($79)

  • Custom-engineered 50mm drivers and careful acoustic tuning.
  • High-sensitivity, noise-cancelling cardioid microphone helps ensure effective team play.
  • Vengeance 1500 connects via USB and delivers 7.1 and 5.1 Dolby Headphone positional audio.
  • Vengeance 1300 connects via sound card using dual 3.5mm headphone and microphone connectors.

Vengeance 1100 ($39)

  • USB and 3.5mm analog connectors provided in the same package.
  • 40-mm drivers.
  • High-sensitivity, noise-cancelling cardioid microphone.

The full range of Vengeance gaming peripherals are expected to be available in October 2011 from authorized Corsair retailers and etailers worldwide. Stay tuned for actual release dates.

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  • CaedenV
    meh, logitech for peripherals, corsair for ram.
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  • bavman
    I say yes to mechanical keyboards. Especially with rare red switches
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  • 11796pcs
    Anyone else find it hard to get excited about computer peripherals? A cool looking keyboard is nice but more FPS are always more important to me.
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  • CaedenV
    meh, logitech for peripherals, corsair for ram.
    22
  • 11796pcs
    Anyone else find it hard to get excited about computer peripherals? A cool looking keyboard is nice but more FPS are always more important to me.
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  • bavman
    I say yes to mechanical keyboards. Especially with rare red switches
    15