Pax Prime kicks off in Seattle today, and Corsair is starting the show with the launch of a few new peripherals aimed at gamers. Corsair is adding five new gaming headsets, a gaming keyboard, and two gaming mouse mats to its portfolio of products.
The headsets range in price from $50 to $150; three of the five fall under Corsair's Vengeance branding. The other two are part of the Raptor line. The Vengeance 2100 packs 2.4 GHz wireless audio with 10 hours of battery and a 40-foot range. There's also Dolby 7.1 Surround, 50 mm drivers, microfiber-covered memory foam earbuds and headband, a noise-cancelling mic and microUSB charge cable. The Vengeance is the priciest of the bunch at $149.99.
Also joining the Vengeance line are the Vengeance 1500 v2 and the Vengeance 1400. The former features Dolby 7.1 Surround, 50 mm drivers, microfiber-covered memory foam earbuds and headband, a noise-cancelling mic, an extra-long braided cloth cable and an inline remote. The Vengeance 1400 boasts 50 mm drivers, microfiber-covered memory foam earbuds and headband, a noise-cancelling mic, an inline remote, and an extra-long braided cable. The Vengeance 1500 v2 costs $99.99 while the Vengeance 1400 is priced at $89.99.
There are also a couple of new headsets for the Raptor line, the Raptor HS40 7.1 Surround USB headset, and the Raptor HS30 Analog headset. The Raptor HS40 7.1 boasts 7.1 surround sound, 40 mm Neodymium drivers, a padded closed-back headband, a noise-cancelling mic, and USB connector. The Raptor HS30 is much the same but without the 7.1 surround sound. It has the same 40 mm Neodymium drivers, padded closed-back headband, noise-cancelling mic, and USB connector. The Raptor HS40 7.1 will cost $59.99, while the Raptor HS30 will be priced at $49.99.
Corsair also revealed the Raptor K30 keyboard. With red LED backlighting with three levels of brightness, rubber dome keys, anti-ghosting circuitry, six dedicated programmable keys for access to up to 18 macros, onboard memory for storage of profiles and settings, a Windows lock key, and a set of multimedia keys. The Raptor K30 is priced at $59.99.
Rounding out today's announcement are two new mouse mats. The Corsair MM200 measures 930 x 300 mm, features a non-slip rubber base, a glide-optimized textile surface and is priced at $34.99. The MM400 is smaller and cheaper, measuring in at 310 x 235 mm. It's priced at $19.99 and boasts a low-friction polymer surface as well as a non-slip base.
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No wonder why I saw the Vengeance 2000 drop in price dramatically last week. I was going to buy once today then this article comes out - now I need to figure out how much of a difference the improved frequency response makes. I hope we see comparative reviews in the next few weeks...Reply
Any news on when we might see the new headsets available for purchase?Reply
Would like to see more chiclet style gaming keyboards like Razer does. I don't do the mechanical tall clicking keys.Reply
The article says the new keyboard has rubber dome keys, not mechanical. And Corsair's mechanicals have red switches - they don't click. I'm typing this on a K60.Reply
My EarForce X41 I use for Xbox and PC gaming is getting old, looking to get a totally wireless headset, too bad none here, I wouldve tried it. Turtle Beach has one coming out next month, only problem you can't easily replace AAA batteries...Reply
The Vengeance 2100 packs 2.4 GHz wireless audio with 10 hours of battery and a 40-foot range.Reply
Hmmm seems wireless to me.
11454794 said:My EarForce X41 I use for Xbox and PC gaming is getting old, looking to get a totally wireless headset, too bad none here, I wouldve tried it. Turtle Beach has one coming out next month, only problem you can't easily replace AAA batteries...
As said, the 2100 series is wireless.
I love my Vengeance 1500s. But these look a bit softer. Might have to pick up a new set of Vengeance V2s so long as they are not USB based.