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Thrustmaster Announces T-GT Gran Turismo Racing Wheel

Los Angeles, June 12, 2017 – The product of an intense collaboration between Thrustmaster’s engineers and the creators of Gran Turismo®, the new T-GT Racing Wheel is a powerhouse of highly innovative technologies resulting from in-depth research into every sensation involved with an ultra-realistic racing experience. This research addressed a number of different challenges conquered by Thrustmaster’s development teams.

A powerhouse of major innovations developed for competition, the T-GT features three proprietary innovations:

  1. The T-GT Servo Base’s tailor-made motorization
  2. A Gran Turismo® Sport exclusive: T-DFB
  3. The T-GT wheel

Innovation #1: The T-GT Servo Base’s Tailor-Made Motorization

From the very start, Thrustmaster had a clear understanding that in order to accurately reflect all of the sensations provided by the game for a realistic driving experience – particularly in a continuous manner during long competition sessions – every bit of information is crucial.

T-LIN Force Feedback linearity

The wheel’s power setpoint is completely accurate and 100% proportional, providing a linear response perfectly in line with the Force Feedback commands issued by the game.

The T-GT has been fine-tuned to give exceptionally precise indications to the driver: there is absolutely no over-compensation or under-compensation, for incredibly lifelike force rendering.

Cars’ behavior and track conditions are faithfully reproduced – instantly, along with all accompanying details – throughout long gaming sessions. This enhances drivers’ ability to anticipate what’s coming up ahead in order to improve their performance, break records and win races.

The T-40VE custom brushless motor

This need for lifelike linearity pushes the boundaries of the motor’s power: that’s why the motor combines velocity, instant responsiveness and intense torque on a constant basis, no matter how many hours the wheel is used for, or how long you’re competing. The wheel provides more refined Force Feedback and stall force – particularly by way of allowing for more simultaneous effects – than was possible in previous generations. The wheel is able to handle considerable power peaks without any reductions in terms of force output.

The T-40VE motor – specially designed, developed and manufactured by Thrustmaster’s R&D teams – meets these needs thanks to T-M.C.E. (Motor-Cooling-Embedded – patent pending) technology, which manages heat transfer and dissipation more efficiently than ever before. The T-40VE incorporates this cooling system right in the very heart of the motor, in a highly constrained and enclosed environment. This combination ensures constant precision in terms of rendering of the T-GT’s performance and effects throughout racing sessions, allowing the driver to experience the full complexity of sensations.

This motor and its innovative cooling system – combined with the optimized T-F.O.C. (Field Oriented Control) algorithm with Hall effect sensors (another of Thrustmaster’s patented technologies) – has the advantage of instantly sensing the wheel’s position with unrivaled accuracy. The wheel dynamically optimizes the response to intense torque demands with lightning-fast speed, switching and avoiding any losses of power.

Innovation #2: A Gran Turismo® Sport Exclusive: T-DFB

With the same goal of providing even more genuine car racing sensations, T-DFB (Depth Feedback) – a major innovation – introduces a new dimension with respect to Force Feedback.

As a complement to standard Force Feedback, this unique, completely novel system adds a new range of effects including tire adherence (grip or slippage) in understeering and oversteering, mass transfers, road textures and irregularities, suspension and other parameters specific to each vehicle and circuit.

This unique system is a Gran Turismo® Sport exclusive. Polyphony Digital® has encoded all of these parameters and incorporated this new information into the T-DFB system, for a level of in-depth sensations in the steering column that’s never been possible until now.

In this way, these two different worlds – racing simulation, and real-world racing – are coming closer together than ever before. The T-GT is a “Real Simulator” in the truest sense.

Innovation #3: The T-GT wheel

In addition to these specific sensations and overall feel, in order to create the most lifelike wheel possible, the T-GT allows drivers be even more responsive in terms of adjusting their car’s settings on the fly during races, without losing a precious millisecond of driving time.

The T-GT wheel features:

  • 4 rotary selectors, for direct control of 4 key settings: brake balancing, control of anti-skid systems, torque distribution allocation, and fuel injection mapping.
  • 25 possible action buttons: an amount never before available on PS4™.
  • 2 customizable mini-sticks: for faster navigation through menus, in photo mode, and more… or for interior cockpit views and peripheral vision.
  • Leather specially selected in terms of its grain: the decision was made to select a very smooth texture, among the types and textures of leather available – to facilitate drifting in particular, in the same way as wheels on real race cars. Seams and stitching have been designed to be as inconspicuous to the driver as possible. The leather’s stitching pattern and positioning – avoiding the thumb-rest zone – makes a huge contribution in terms of handling comfort.

The T-GT will be available for purchase to coincide with the launch of Gran Turismo® Sport for a suggested retail price of $799.99/€799.99/£699.99.

The T-GT will be composed of the T-GT Servo Base, the detachable T-GT wheel, the custom T-TURBO toroidal power supply, and the three-pedal T3PGT pedal set.

To find out even more about all of the wheel’s different features and the unique experience that it makes possible, be sure to check out T-GT’s website:  http://t-gt.thrustmaster.com

Thrustmaster’s E3 2017 Details

Rennes, June 8, 2017 Thrustmaster® will be taking part in the E3 convention in Los Angeles next week, from June 13-15, with a number of exciting new products and exclusives – both at its booth, and the booths of its partners.

Thrustmaster will take this opportunity to unveil four world premieres!
For the first time in the world in public, come check out and get your hands on the new state-of-the-art racing wheel for PS4™ and Gran Turismo Sport, at the Sony PlayStation® booth.

For the Xbox One® and Windows® platforms, you’ll also be able to discover Thrustmaster’s new high-end racing wheel at Microsoft’s Xbox One booth.
Some highlights not to be missed at the Thrustmaster booth:

  • Racing wheels:
    • We’ll be joined by our racing game partners, including Codemasters®.
    • We will also be announcing a new partnership with a world-class automotive supplier, including product demos.
  • Joysticks:
    • Thrustmaster will be teaming up with Frontier Developments for its game Elite Dangerous, with a product exclusive.
    • Get a chance to exclusively explore the new game DCS World F/A F18, announced by Eagle Dynamics just last week.
    • Dovetail Games will also be joining the Thrustmaster team with a demo of its game Flight Sim World®.

Be sure to drop by and immerse yourself in the worlds of both racing simulation and flight sim, with Thrustmaster’s award-winning product lines.
Four racing demo stations and four flying demo stations will be available to let you enjoy a hands-on experience with all of these exciting new releases.

Thrustmaster’s E3 booth: Show floor – South Hall – Booth 2813.

Razer Announces Destiny 2 Themed Peripherals

LOS ANGELES – Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a partnership with Bungie, one of the world’s most respected games studios, on its upcoming titleDestiny 2, published and distributed by Activision.

Razer will release a suite of Destiny 2-themed products to celebrate the game’s upcoming launch on PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, and PC.

The products include the Razer DeathAdder Elite, the most accurate mouse ever created; the Razer Ornata Chroma, a keyboard that combines the tactility of a mechanical keyboard with the comfort of membrane keys; the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition, a headset designed for ultimate comfort that is compatible with every gaming platform; and the Razer Goliathus Speed, the industry benchmark for soft gaming mouse mats.

“We’re very excited to partner with Razer to create a line of premium gear that we know Destiny 2 players and action shooter fans will love,” said Jim McQuillan, Creative Director, Brand & Marketing at Bungie. “The team has come up with some cool ways to pair Destiny’s art and designs with Razer’s high-performance hardware, providing players with new ways to customize their Destiny 2 experience.”

Destiny 2 was announced earlier this year and is the sequel to Destiny, which set records as largest new console video game franchise launch in history.

“This is one of the most anticipated games this year, with a community that’s been yearning for a PC release,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Destiny’s innovation and depth is remarkable. We’re honored to be working with some of the world’s best developers to support the launch of the game on PC.”

Razer’s peripheral suite will go on sale this September.

ROCCAT’s Leadr Available Now

Hamburg, May 15th 2017 – During CES 2017, ROCCAT introduced its new almighty wireless mouse, the ROCCAT Leadr. Today, ROCCAT announces its availability across all the relevant
channels at the retail price of $139.99 USD. Setting new standards for wireless gaming mice, the ROCCAT Leadr heaves expectations onto a higher level, true to its motto “No compromises”.
The Leadr comes packed with the new Pixart 3361 Optical Sensor which has been tailored to ROCCAT’s high standards of quality. The Owl-Eye offers the most natural feel ever experienced
with gaming mice. No other device on the market translates with similar accuracy the responsiveness of the Owl-Eye sensor. All inputs convert directly onto the screen with unrelenting
precision offering up to 12000 DPIs.

The ROCCAT Leadr is the first wireless gaming mouse that feels like a cable mouse. Its 1.000Hz polling rate offers a constant, non-lag signal transmission. Avoiding all compromises, the Leadr can also be the perfect wired mouse with the same performance census.

The ROCCAT Leadr also offers a zero lag click response. Every click is registered instantly and no delay in game can be perceived. Highly ambitious gamers with very low reaction times ill not notice any input lag.

With a battery life of 20 hours the ROCCAT Leadr is perfect for extensive gaming sessions. It can be charged either on its intelligent docking station, or in use thank to its top-up-cable. ROCCAT guarantees that the ROCCAT Leadr wireless mouse will only enhance a true gamer’s performance.

ROCCAT Announces First Game Titled Sick City

Hamburg, May 9 th 2017 – ROCCAT is moving deeper into the gaming sphere with its very first in- house developed title, Sick City, a Real Time Tactical Combat game. Sick City breaks with both conventional genre and developmental norms. The newly founded ROCCAT Games Studio will not only create a unique interpretation of action-based tactical combat, but more importantly, deeply integrate player feedback into core development decisions. This close proximity relationship between developer and community is the future of gaming. No other early access title integrates its players and prospective buyers so thoroughly in production.

Players will have the opportunity to actively participate in decisions that will shape the retail version of Sick City. New maps, factions, game types, campaigns, even the future of Sick City in eSports – these decisions will be placed in the hands of the player. It is a truly collaborative project. Sick City has a unique, unmistakable art style that’s timeless and very much ROCCAT. Factions and vehicles vary wildly, but they all come together in the world of Sick City in a way that players will instantly recognize. Gameplay is a modern twist on familiar genre favorites. It combines the strengths of tactical classics like Commandos’ exciting espionage maneuvers and the direct action of Company of Heroes without time-consuming foundation construction, topped with a dose of W arcraft 3’s unique heroes and powerful abilities.

The melding of these components makes Sick City a unique player experience that strategy- enthusiast have not yet experienced; Fast-paced action and tactics in a post-apocalyptic world with unique squads, all with a valuable component to add to your combat strategy. That’s Sick City. René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT says,” In the peripheral sector, we have increasingly involved the community in development of our products, the Sova and Modulok being prime examples. Gamer input was a key factor in making Sova a success, and building out the final Modulok concept.

Player input in the development process is the future, and we’re applying that to our game development process. Sick City is a competitive title, we design competitive products, it only makes sense to bring the competitive gaming community into our dev process. Community is an essential part of ROCCAT Games Studio’s endeavors. Our talented development team looks forward to working hand-in-hand with gamers to create a final product that is unique in the gaming world while still maintaining the classically ROCCAT signature everyone knows and loves.”

https://www.sickcity.com/en/Home.html

Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Recently, we got the chance to check out the new Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse. Corsair has been crafting quality gaming peripherals for a while now, so we are generally excited to review any of their new releases, and the Glaive RGB was no exception. Opening the shipping box, we found the Glaive RGB gaming mouse box designed in the traditional yellow and black Corsair color branding scheme. The box is eye-catching, and made me want to take a look at the mouse within, so we did!

The Corsair Glaive RGB gaming mouse comes in two color accent varieties: a black and an aluminum. However, regardless of which accent color you select, most of the mouse will be a dark black and gunmetal. The shape and feel of the mouse are both comfortable, and you can better fit it to your hand with the three included, interchangeable thumb grips. They don and doff via strong magnets, so it is easy to swap them out. Using the mouse is very comfortable and I had no problems using it for long periods as a “palm grip” mouse user.

Thankfully, the Corsair Glaive RGB is not just comfortable, but it also performs. It features quite a few enhancements to help your gaming experience – enhancements such as a 1ms response rate, new Omron buttons rated at 50 million clicks, and onboard profile storage so you take your preferences with you. Additionally, the Corsair CUE software suite works with the Glaive RGB and allows you to configure your lighting profiles, sensitivity, and a lot more. The Corsair Glaive RGB is equipped with an up to 16,000 DPI optical gaming sensor that allows the CUE software to run a nifty surface calibration utility. This utility will help detect the kind of mousing surface you’re using and adjust the Glaive RGB settings to match. It sounds a bit gimmicky but it does seem to work.

I got the chance to use the Corsair Glaive RGB with several kinds of video games. First on my list was Fallout 4 – I have been replaying it with third-party mods and the Glaive RGB made navigating the commonwealth and taking on its various creatures and outlaws piece of cake. I have to commend Corsair for their choice of buttons in the Glaive RGB, they are snappy and don’t feel cheap at all, and they can make anyone more responsive during FPS combat. The next game I tried out while using the Glaive RGB was SEGA’s Dawn of War III. The Glaive RGB made handling the RTS, which has a lot happening at any one time, a lot smoother. Having the right tool for the job is always a good idea and it showed here. Lastly, I fired up some Stellaris, a 4X space strategy title from Paradox Interactive. The Glaive RGB gave me no issues after even several hours of play – the mouse was very comfortable.

The Corsair Glaive RGB also sports a braided cord which is something that I have also loved ever since they started coming out on gaming mice back in the late 1990s. The braided cable helps avoid tangles, the last thing you want in the middle of an intense game session. Also, the Glaive RGB features, as you would guess by its name, three zone RGB backlighting. While not quite as eye-catching as some RGB color mice on the market, the Glaive RGB looks great and at just under $70 dollars, is more than enough style. Another thing I love about this mouse is its scroll wheel. The wheel is larger than most, made from aluminum, and coated in a nice rubberized texture.

The one drawback we could find was when I let another person use it with their “finger tip” mouse grip style. They did not like the mouse for that style of usage as they found it too ergonomically designed. Those finger tip mouse gamers don’t need a lot of mouse with their style of play, so the added curve of the Glaive RGB is not as conducive for them. As grip is a personal preference, I highly recommend you find one to test if you too are a finger tip mouse user.

Overall, the Corsair Glaive RGB is a very good gaming mouse with a lot of features for the reasonable price point of $69.99. The mouse is available now and can be found at online retailers as well as Corsair’s official website.


Corsair Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse Review Score

(5 out of 5 stars)


 

Corsair Announces Glaive RGB Gaming Mouse

FREMONT, CA – May 4th, 2017 – CORSAIR®, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the new CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB gaming mouse. Combining the latest in precision 16,000 DPI optical sensor technology with unmatched comfort thanks to its trio of interchangeable thumb grips and contoured shape, GLAIVE RGB adapts to players’ gameplay and grip, delivering a new level of comfort and precision.

When it comes to gaming mice, there is no one-size-fits-all. GLAIVE RGB combines a sweeping contoured shape with three interchangeable magnetic grips, allowing it to adapt in seconds for a customized fit. Choose between smooth curves, a rubberized grip or a wide thumb rest to find your peak comfort, with each grip sculpted to put GLAIVE RGB’s six programmable buttons within easy reach.

Equipped with the latest in ultra-high precision 16,000 DPI optical sensor for pin-point tracking and accuracy, GLAIVE RGB has the performance to match its comfort. A custom PMW3367 gaming grade optical sensor, developed for CORSAIR in partnership with PixArt, allows gamers to set sensitivity anywhere between 100-16,000 DPI native resolution in single DPI steps for the ultimate in precision sensitivity tuning. Save up to five DPI settings, switch between them at a touch of a button and keep an eye on sensitivity with a dynamic DPI display – a glance is all it takes to know if GLAIVE RGB is set for high-speed twitch response or pixel-perfect accuracy. OMRON left and right mouse switches continue the commitment to performance, with ultra-fast response and industry-leading reliability rated to 50 million clicks, while an ultra-fast 1000Hz/1ms USB refresh rate ensures every move and click registers when it counts; instantly.

With three-zone programmable dynamic RGB lighting, GLAIVE RGB lights up the desktop as players light up the scoreboard. With logo, side bar and front lighting zones customizable in Corsair Utility Engine (CUE), choose from a host of amazing preset lighting profiles, download hundreds of user-created lighting schemes, or synchronize the lighting with any CORSAIR RGB keyboard to make the mouse your own. CUE also unlocks in-depth macro control, allowing any of GLAIVE RGB’s six buttons to be fully remapped, not just to mouse or keyboard commands, but to complex multi-function macros. What’s more, DPI, macros and lighting profiles are all stored in GLAIVE RGB’s onboard memory, making them accessible from any PC without the need to install software, so GLAIVE RGB is ready to play as soon as you are.

CORSAIR GLAIVE RGB – Winning never felt so good.

Specifications:

  • Contoured shape: Designed so you can game longer without fatigue.
  • Custom, gaming grade 16,000 DPI optical sensor: Ultra-accurate and high-speed tracking engine. Native 16,000 DPI resolution, settable to 1 DPI steps, can be custom tuned to virtually any type of mouse pad.
  • Interchangeable thumb grips: Choose between three thumb grip styles for a tailored fit.
  • Onboard profile storage: Saves lighting effects, macros and DPI settings for universal access to your profile on any PC, without the need for drivers or additional software.
  • Surface calibration tuning utility: Optimizes sensor precision and responsiveness for your playing surface.
  • High-performance Omron switches rated for 50 million clicks: Custom tuned for gaming, providing an ultrafast response and reliability over time.
  • Dynamic multicolor three-zone backlighting: Customizable RGB backlighting immerses you in the game by providing nearly unlimited lighting adjustability.
  • Aluminum scroll wheel with rubber grip: Ensures solid response and accuracy.
  • Ultrafast 1ms lag-free gameplay: Supports up to 1000Hz/1ms refresh rate for a near instant response to your movements.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing:

GLAIVE RGB is available immediately from the CORSAIR worldwide network of authorized retailers, and distributors and is backed by a two-year warranty and the CORSAIR worldwide customer support network.

For up-to-date pricing, please contact your local CORSAIR sales or PR representative.

Razer Unveils Lancehead Wireless Gaming Mice

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the world’s most reliable, tournament-grade wireless gaming mouse, the Razer Lancehead. The latest Razer mouse features Razer’s proprietary “Adaptive Frequency Technology” (AFT), the world’s most precise laser sensor, hybrid on-board and cloud memory, and an all-newambidextrous form factor.

Razer’s advanced AFT wireless technology ensures industry-leading transmission stability by not only syncing data reporting perfectly between the mouse and the user’s system, but also connecting to the strongest interference-free frequencies within the 2.4 GHz band and adaptively hopping only when necessary. The result is lag-free data transmission between the Razer Lancehead and PC that outperforms every other wireless gaming mouse.

The 5G laser sensor in the Razer Lancehead offers true 16,000 DPI, 210 inches-per-second (IPS) tracking and 50 G acceleration. When speed and accuracy make the difference between winning or losing, the Razer Lancehead presents players with an unequivocal advantage.

The Razer Lancehead is also the first Razer device running on the soon-to-be released Razer Synapse Pro (Beta). In addition to full functionality on Razer Synapse, owners of the Razer Lancehead are exclusively invited to the upcoming Beta for Razer Synapse Pro. Using the all-new Razer Synapse Pro (Beta) unified configurator, mouse settings can be saved directly to the mouse, as well as to the cloud using the new hybrid on-board and cloud memory functionality. A player can access his or her profile and have the Razer Lancehead set up exactly as it was last used, on any computer, even without an internet connection.

The Razer Lancehead features Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches, co-designed and manufactured with Omron. The new switches have an extended durability of up to 50 million clicks, and are optimized to deliver the optimal response times for gaming with a click latency has been tuned to be one of the fastest in the world. In addition to this, two DPI buttons allow players to change sensitivity on the fly for every situation, even in the midst of battle.

Also launching today is the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition wired gaming mouse. Featuring the world’s most advanced optical gaming sensor, Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches as well as hybrid on-board and cloud memory through the upcoming Razer Synapse Pro (Beta), the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition gives accuracy and durability like never before.

The Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition is equipped with an esports-grade optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI and a tracking speed of 450 IPS. With a resolution accuracy of 99.4 percent, the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition delivers pinpoint accuracy in the most intense gaming situations.

Both new mice join the Razer Chroma line of devices, which includes an array of mice, mouse mats, keyboards, headsets and laptops Powered by Razer Chroma™ lighting technology. As such, both mice come equipped with 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of stunning effects and game-integrated reactive lighting.

Razer Lancehead

  • Price: US$139.99 / €149.99
  • Availability:
    • Razerzone.com: Pre-order now
    • Worldwide: May/June 2017

Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition:

  • Price: US$79.99 / €89.99
  • Availability:
    • Razerzone.com: Available now
    • Worldwide: April/May 2017

Razer Synapse Pro (Beta): Register now at razerzone.com/razersynapsepro

Product features:

Razer Lancehead Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
True 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor True 16,000 DPI 5G optical sensor
Up to 210 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
Adaptive Frequency Technology
Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment On-The-Fly Sensitivity Adjustment
Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel

 

Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel

 

Ambidextrous design with enhanced rubber side grips Ambidextrous design with enhanced rubber side grips
Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
Inter-device color synchronization Inter-device color synchronization
Nine independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons Nine independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
1000 Hz Ultrapolling 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
2.4 GHz dongle
Razer Synapse Pro (Beta) enabled (Coming soon) Razer Synapse Pro (Beta) enabled (Coming soon)
2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB charging cable 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber cable
Approximate size: 117 mm / 4.6 in (Length) x 71 mm / 2.79 in (Width) x 38 mm / 1.49 in (Height) Approximate size: 117 mm / 4.6 in (Length) x 71 mm / 2.79 in (Width) x 38 mm / 1.49 in (Height)
Approximate weight: 111 g / 0.24 lbs

(Excluding cable)

Approximate weight: 104 g / 0.23 lbs
(Excluding cable)
Battery life: Approximately 24 hours (with lighting)

(Life expectancy of the battery depends on its usage settings)

For more information about the Razer Lancehead, please visit razerzone.com/lancehead.

For more information about the Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition, please visit razerzone.com/lancehead-te.

SteelSeries Announces Dual-Surface RGB Illuminated QcK Prism Mousepad

CHICAGO – April 26, 2017 – SteelSeries, brings innovation to its 15-year legacy of engineering the best gaming mousepads in the world by introducing the QcK Prism Gaming Mousepad. Built with purpose, the QcK Prism delivers features that go beyond the aesthetics of illumination and presents performance benefits for PC gaming. The new mousepad provides gamers with dual-sided premium surfaces – the first of its kind, 360 degrees of continuous illumination in 12 separate zones, and interference-free USB cable placement.

The QcK Prism is the world’s first dual-surface RGB illuminated mousepad, featuring a premium micro-textured cloth that adds friction for more deliberate movements and a hard polymer surface for a fast-paced glide. The QcK Prism comes with brilliant 360-degree, 12-zone Prism RGB illumination with advanced lighting effects and supports SteelSeries GameSense, providing reactive illumination to in-game events such as low ammo, health, kills, cooldown timers and more.

Jason Christian, Category Manager for Gaming Surfaces, Mice and Keyboards says “Every aspect of this peripheral was built with purpose. It delivers premium surface performance with brilliant lighting and zero mouse cable interference.”

In addition to the millions of colors and lighting effects, the QcK Prism also supports SteelSeries Prism Sync. Gamers can create dynamic multi-color lighting effects between the QcK Prism and all other Prism-enabled gear, including the Arctis 5 headset, Rival 700 mouse and Apex M800 keyboard.

The QcK Prism was made with a game-tested design. Unlike all other RGB mousepads, the cable housing is positioned out of the way, on the left side, where it will not catch a gamer’s mouse cable.

The QcK Prism is now available at http://steelseries.com/qckprism for $59.99 and online retailers including Amazon and Best Buy.  For more information about SteelSeries’ QcK Prism or SteelSeries complete selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com.

SteelSeries Announces EvilGeniuses Line of Gaming Peripherals

CHICAGO – April 18, 2017 – SteelSeries, the fastest growing major PC gaming headset brand in the US*, today announced a new line of tournament-ready products in collaboration with its elite esport partner, Evil Geniuses. Winning more tournament prize money than any other esport organization in the world, Evil Geniuses has put their mark of approval on this branded line of SteelSeries professional gaming peripherals.

The Evil Geniuses line combines more than 15 years of SteelSeries esport experience with the hands-on expertise of the best gamers in the world. Outfit your battle station with the gear that’s won millions in prize money – Arctis headset with a custom-designed Arctis headband, and the Evil Geniuses limited editions of the M500 Keyboard with Cherry MX Red keys, a custom-tuned Rival 300 and a QcK+ mousepad.

“For years, SteelSeries has collaborated with Evil Geniuses to test and improve our products to ensure they are tournament ready,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “Their winning culture and pursuit of excellence in esports aligns with SteelSeries’ commitment to supporting esport professionals with products that help them rise to the challenge.”

The Rival 300 Evil Geniuses Edition is based on SteelSeries’ most iconic esports mouse, with a guaranteed 30-million click rating and an esports-focused ergonomic design for competitive, long-lasting performance. It uses a Pixart PMW3310 optical sensor, six programmable buttons and lights up with prism RGB illumination. “The Rival 300 is my mouse of choice.” – Evil Geniuses player, Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg

The limited-edition Apex M500 Evil Geniuses keyboard is the only tournament-grade backlit mechanical gaming keyboard co-designed with the team. Featuring Cherry MX Red switches for ultra-fast clicks and double taps, full anti-ghosting, and compatibility with the SteelSeries Engine, it is built entirely around the needs of professional gamers. “The M500 is simply put, an excellent keyboard; one of, if not the best, mechanical keyboard I’ve ever used.” – Evil Geniuses player, Saahil “Universe” Arora

The QcK+ Evil Geniuses Edition is the tournament-grade gaming mousepad designed and tested by professional gamers. The nearly frictionless surface gives you unmatched tracking accuracy, while the non-slip rubber base and 4mm thickness provide a solid platform for competitive gaming. “The QcK+ is large and has that bit of extra padding to make it comfortable and sturdy. It also has that consistent, perfect glide that just seems natural.” – Evil Geniuses player, Artour “Arteezy” Babaev

The Evil Geniuses Signature Line is now available at http://steelseries.com/eg. The limited-editions of Rival 300 is $59.99, the Apex M500 is $99.99 and the QcK+ is $19.99.

For more details about SteelSeries’ entire selection of gaming peripherals, visit https://steelseries.com.