updated 08:40 pm EST, Tue January 8, 2013
Gaming peripherals aimed at different genres of gamer
PC gaming peripheral manufacturer Corsair announced the latest additions to its Vengeance line of gaming accessories at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. Newly added are the K95 mechanical gaming keyboard, the Vengeance M95 and M65 precision gaming mice, and the MM600 dual-sided gaming mat.
The Vengeance K95 keyboard is clad in a black anodized brushed aluminum chassis, and equipped with white LED lighting. Cherry MX Red key mechanical switches are on every key, including the function and macro keys. Each key is now individually backlit, enabling the keys to be independently enabled or disabled, and overall backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity. The keyboard includes 18 dedicated macro keys that can be programmed via software or on-the-fly, and macros and lighting profiles can be stored in onboard flash memory. The Vengeance K95 also features full anti-ghosting, 20-key rollover, and a 1ms reporting rate. Early spring will see the debut of the keyboard, with a retail price of $150.
The Vengeance M95 and M65 mouses are built upon an ergonomic aluminum unibody chassis and fitted with an Avago Technologies ADNS-9800 LaserStream gaming sensor. The new 8200 DPI sensor provides a 30 percent boost in tracking resolution versus last generation mice, for increased speed and precision when moving, looking, and targeting in-game. The new mice incorporate new ruggedized, high-precision button switches for rapid triggering and solid durability. In addition, both mice feature on-the-fly resolution switching, programmable lift detection, a high-mass scroll wheel, and PTFE glide pads.
The Vengeance M95 is optimized for massively multiplayer online gamers. It has 15 fully programmable buttons, and on-board flash memory to store macros in up to six profiles that can be switched on-the-fly. An included intuitive Windows software utility allows management of macro keys, on-board profiles, and sensor settings to allow gamers to customize the M95 to match their gaming style. The Vengeance M95 is available in two colors, Arctic White and Gunmetal Black. The M95 mouse will be available later this month for $80.
The Vengeance M65 is designed for first-person-shooter enthusiasts. It features an innovative Sniper button, allowing an instant toggle from fast movement, high DPI-resolution mode down to a high-precision mode for more accurate aiming. Its aluminum body has an adjustable center of gravity to allow gamers to balance the mouse to individual preference. The Vengeance M65 is available in three colors -- Military Green, Arctic White and Gunmetal Black. January will see the release of the M65, for $70.
The MM600 is double-sided mat designed with a foundation of a solid piece of 3mm thick aircraft-grade aluminum to provide a flatter, more rigid surface and no-slip rubber corners to minimize slippage during gaming sessions. The smooth-texture side is designed to provide a high-speed glide, while the heavy-texture side is designed to deliver superior control. Both surface materials have excellent characteristics for high-precision sensors like those found in Corsair's laser gaming mice. The two-sided mouse mat will be available later this month for $40.