Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Sep 21, 2011

Corsair Launches Vengeance Gaming Keyboards, Mice And Headsets

When someone mentions Corsair, I tend to immediately think of PC memory. However, they offer plenty of other things, such as SSDs, cases, and cooling solutions. This week they have announced their decision to move into the peripheral market with their new Vengeance brand.

The new Vengeance brand specifically targets the PC gaming crowd with an offering of headsets, keyboards and mice. What’s interesting is that they are specifically targeting two different branches of gamers: MMO and FPS players. They recognize that both genres have a very different play style, and thus benefit from different types of hardware.

So what are the differences between the offered hardware? For instance, the MMO keyboard (model K90) will feature individual LEDs for each key to make them more visible, and a host of macro keys. On the FPS side (model K60), they’ve removed the lights from each key, and given players textured keys for WASD and numbers 1-6. You’ll also get a wrist rest that sits just below those keys. Both keyboards will feature an aluminum chassis and Cherry MX red mechanical switches, which are touted as some of the best on the market, and are surprisingly quiet. The K90 will fetch $129, while the K60 will only set you back $109.

The difference between the two mice basically comes down to macro keys. On the M90 you’ll get 9 customizable buttons on the side, while the M60 will have a DPI switch that will let you temporarily change the sensitivity of your mouse while it is pressed. This can be great for times when you need an extra steady hand. The M90 and M60 will cost $79 and $69 respectively.

Finally, you’ll find three headsets in the Vengeance line. These will run between $39-$99 and will range from simple neckphones with a mic to a simulated 7.1 surround sound headset. The entire Vengeance lineup will be available starting in October.




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