updated 12:00 pm EDT, Fri April 6, 2012
Corsair intros first wireless headset, PC tower
At the PAX East show kicking off in Boston on Friday, Corsair unveiled two new products aimed at gamers. The Vengeance 2000 is a wireless 7.1-channel gaming headset while the Vengeance C70 PC case. The former is the first wireless headset from the company, and the cases are the first products of their kind for Corsair, which started off building RAM.
The headset uses 2.4GHz RF wireless for a range of up to 40 feet, while battery life is rated at 10 hours. The positional audio technology should let users hear footsteps and other audible tell-tale signs on their opponents' location when in first-person shooters. The headset uses 50mm drivers and micro-fiber foam earpads along with a padded headband. Frequency range sits at between 20Hz and 20kHz. The noise-cancelling microphone also offers high sensitivity. A USB extension cable and port can power the headset while user are wearing it, and recharge it on an included stand.
The C70 tower case was designed with easy portability in mind, with an ammo box-inspired design and integrated metal flip-up handles. The front is made of steel, rather than plastic like most other cases, for added durability.
It can host many upgrades, thanks to eight PCI Express slots for multiple graphics cards and other components. There are six drive bays in two removable cages along with two USB 3.0 ports. There are also as many as 10 fan mounts available. A 240mm radiator can be mounted on the top for water-cooling systems. The case is available in white, black, and military green.
The Vengeance 2000 headset will cost $150 when it ships in June, while the C70 PC case ships in May for $140.
Corsair Vengance 2000
Corsair PC cases