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Razer Unveils Overwatch Branded Peripherals

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the availability of PC peripherals for Overwatch™, the highly anticipated team-based shooter by Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games. The suite of customized hardware is led by the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition (TE) analog wired gaming headset – Razer’s most powerful and feature-packed gaming headset to-date – and is rounded-out with a BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, DeathAdder Chroma mouse and Goliathus Extended mouse mat.

Gamers can look forward to uncompromised audio performance and an array of dynamic Razer Chroma™ lighting effects with the Overwatch-themed mouse and keyboard from Razer, which will change based on in-game actions, including displaying a hero’s signature color, abilities and cooldowns, all displayed in real time.

The Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE gaming headset is designed for performance and comfort over hours of play. It includes a fully retractable MEMS mic with inline volume and mute controls, making verbal communication easy to adjust and crystal clear in the heat of battle. The fully retractable microphone boom pulls out from the left ear cup as needed and its flexible design allows it to be adjusted to a player’s needs on the fly.

The headset has extra-large, 50 mm, gaming-grade drivers that are custom-tuned to ensure team chat and audio cues, like McCree’s Deadeye or Lucio’s Sound Barrier, are heard the way they were intended. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding blocks-out ambient noise. The ear cups on the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE are also rotatable and have ample, plush ear cushions.

The 3.5 mm connection and included splitter adapter extension cable make the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE ideal for compatibility with a multitude of platforms.

“We’re proud to give Overwatch players an even more immersive experience with incredible audio and ideal hardware with custom-designed themes and in-game Chroma lighting effects,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Overwatch is among the most dynamic and visually impressive games I’ve experienced in years, and the peripherals we’ve designed with Blizzard add a whole new dimension to the fun.”

The new line of Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboards will also feature the multi-award winning Razer™ Mechanical Switch™, recently updated with an optimized set of actuation and reset points and increased durability of up to 80-million key strokes.

Watch a video of how Overwatch has integrated Razer Chroma lighting effects here: https://youtu.be/xgnOeVOr3Gs.

For more information about the Razer Chroma lighting open platform, please visit www.razerzone.com/chroma/.

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ABOUT THE OVERWATCH RAZER MANO’WAR TOURNAMENT EDITION HEADSET:

Price: U.S. $109.99/ EU €129.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Pre-order now, shipping June

Gear.blizzard.com – Pre-order now, shipping in June

Worldwide – Shipping in June

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω  at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in.
  • Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft plus 2m / 6.6 ft splitter adapter
  • Approximate weight: 332 g / 0.73 lbs

ABOUT THE RAZER DEATHADDER CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING MOUSE:

Price: U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
  • 10,000 DPI optical sensor
  • Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects (Hero signature color)
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 5 Independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Always-on mode
  • 200 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • 2.13 m / 7 ft., lightweight, braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 127 mm / 5 in. (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in. (Width) x 44 mm / 1.73 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 105 g / 0.23 lbs.

For more information about the Razer DeathAdder Chroma Overwatch gaming mouse, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER BLACKWIDOW CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING KEYBOARD:

Price: U.S. $179.99 / EU €219.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Multi-award-winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80-million keystroke life span
  • Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Improved indicator panel
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 449 mm / 17.69 in. (Width) x 41 mm / 1.6 in. (Height) x 182 mm / 7.1 in. (Depth)
  • Approximate weight: 1380 g / 3.03 lbs.

For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboard, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER GOLIATHUS EXTENDED OVERWATCH MOUSE MAT:

Price: $34.99 / €39.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES: 

  • Heavily textured weave for precise mouse control
  • Anti-fraying stitched frame extends mat durability
  • Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
  • Anti-slip rubber base
  • Approximate size: 920 mm / 36.22 in. (Length) x 294 mm / 11.57 in. (width) x 3 mm / 0.12 in. (Height)

For more information about the Razer Goliathus Extended Overwatch mouse mat, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

Corsair Gaming K65 RGB RapidFire Keyboard Review

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Are traditional mechanical gaming keyboards not fast enough for your gaming needs? If not, you may wish to check out the Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire keyboard. Boasting a smaller form-factor and enhanced mechanical keys, the K65 RGB Rapidfire has a classy design aesthetic going for it, with the eye-catching features mainly being the beautifully-lit keys. Aside from that, you will find a rugged brushed-aluminum frame and detachable wrist rest for added comfort.

Why is this keyboard so special then? The short of it is that the K65 RGB Rapidfire’s mechanical key switches have a smaller actuation distance than most Cherry MX switches. A contrast of 1.2mm for the K65 RGB Rapidfire keys compared to most the 2mm of most Cherry MX key switches. What this means is that you can press 0.8mm less on each keystroke to achieve the desired result. Hopefully, this will make you faster once you add up all the saved time over the course of a game.

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Does it work though? Well, to figure this out, we compared another Cherry MX-equipped keyboard with the K65 RGB Rapidfire. The results were actually impressive:

Typed Sentence K65 RGB Rapidfire Other Keyboard
http://www.typingtest.com/ – Rules of Baseball Test  85 WPM, 5 errors 73 WPM, 8 errors
 http://www.typingtest.com/ – Aesop’s Fables Test  68 WPM, 3 errors 62 RPM, 5 errors

As you can see, the typing test clearly showed that I was faster when using the K65 RGB Rapidfire. Many reviews might talk about their presses per minute, etc while playing a particular game but that is too subjective of a metric to test by. A typing test such as these two do not change, so you can test against a controlled environment. Of course, I also played many games while using the Corsair K65 RGB Rapidfire: Fallout 4, DOOM, Subnautica – just to name a few. I did not really notice a difference while doing so. Sure, the K65 RGB Rapidfire has great key response and is a very pretty keyboard when lit up, those single player experiences did not yield a noticeable improvement for me. The K65 RGB Rapidfire will, of course, show off its edge more in multiplayer gaming.

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One additional factor to note is that those fancy new Cherry MX key switches are rated for up to 50 million key presses! This means that the K65 RGB Rapidfire could actually outlive your PC depending on your peripheral needs throughout its life. I know for some that the lack of a numeric pad is a deal-breaker – but that’s a personal preference which I don’t really mind.

Overall, the Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire keyboard is a great option for tournament players or semi-pro gamers looking for just that much more edge against their opponents. Plus, its small form factor means it can fit in cramped desktop conditions much more easily than full size keyboards do. The Corsair Gaming K65 RGB Rapidfire retails for $139.99 and is available now.

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Turtle Beach Unveils Elite Pro Audio Peripheral Series

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San Diego, CA – May 3, 2016 A decade ago Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ:HEAR), a leading audio technology company for over 40 years, pioneered the console gaming headset category and is set to do so again in 2016 with its revolutionary Turtle Beach® Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset, Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) and Elite Pro accessories designed for competitive gamers, which establishes a new standard for eSports gaming audio performance and comfort. Turtle Beach’s “Elite” series products represent the highest level in audio and build quality, and the all-new Elite Pro Headset, T.A.C. and Elite Pro accessories are the Company’s all-new line of competitive gaming audio gear created to meet the demands of today’s professional and aspiring pro teams and players.

The Elite Pro Headset‘s journey began in 2013. Seeing the consistent growth and popularity of eSports, Turtle Beach launched a comprehensive scientific research program to deeply examine the needs of professional and hardcore gamers as it pertained to game audio, communicating with teammates, and overall comfort. The result is the all-new Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset – a ground-up redesign of the competitive gaming headset that brings to market multiple first-and-only innovations in the core mechanics of headset design, weight and fit. Not only does the Elite Pro Headset provide Turtle Beach’s best-in-class game audio and chat performance, but also delivers groundbreaking comfort-driven technologies, including the ComforTec™ Fit System with multiple adjustment points for a truly personalized headset fit and feel, Aerofit™ Ear Cushions that stay cool in the heat of battle, and Turtle Beach’s all-new patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System that finally makes wearing a gaming headset comfortable for players who wear glasses.

Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.)

Additionally, the Elite Pro T.A.C. is the most powerful audio controller ever designed for eSports, combining cutting-edge audio technology like DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™ with incredibly powerful chat and microphone tuning tools, giving eSports athletes everything they need to win. The Elite Pro Headset, T.A.C. and accessories are planned to launch globally this summer, and are currently available for pre-order starting today at participating retail outlets worldwide.

“Part of Turtle Beach’s core DNA is driving innovation that benefits gamers. Given that we invented the console gaming headset space many years ago, we felt it was only natural for us to reinvent the gaming headset for the current era of eSports to meet the expectations of today’s competitive gamers,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation.

Stark continued, “There are plenty of great gaming headsets and audio gear out there, but we saw the need to drive fundamental innovation to make it better for eSports. We spent the past three years developing the Elite Pro Headset, T.A.C. and accessories, working with industry experts and eSports aficionados to ensure we thought of everything. And once we felt like we had it right, we spent months refining every detail to make it perfect. The fact that OpTic Gaming – one of the best pro gaming organizations in the world – chose to partner with us because of the Elite Pro just goes to show this is another game-changing line of products from #TeamTurtleBeach that brings true innovation to the market.”

Elite Pro Tactical Audio Adapter for Xbox One

Fully supporting this step-change in competitive gaming audio accessories, OpTic Gaming – one of the most prolific eSports organizations in the world – selected Turtle Beach and the all-new Elite Pro line as their official gaming audio gear of choice. Through this new partnership, OpTic’s Championship Call of Duty, Haloand Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams will begin using the Elite Pro Headset,T.A.C. and other accessories as they continue to dominate the competitive gaming circuit. OpTic Gaming’s first event using the new Elite Pro setup will be as the defending Call of Duty champions at this year’s eSports World Convention which takes place later this week, May 6-8, 2016 in Paris, France.

Hector Rodrigues, Team Manager for OpTic Gaming commented, “Everybody knows Turtle Beach. They’ve been around forever and have some great gaming headsets, so they definitely piqued our curiosity when they told us they were working on a top-secret eSports headset we’d be interested in seeing. So we invited Turtle Beach to the OpTic Gaming house here in Chicago to see what they had in store for us, and the moment they brought out the Elite Pro Headset, T.A.C. and other gear we knew simply by looking at everything that this was a vast departure from what we were expecting. The more we explored and played with the Elite Pro Headset‘s features – like the cooling ear cushions, the adjustment you can make to the ear-cups for players who wear glasses, or how you can adjust the overall fit on your head – the more we knew it was revolutionary, and something that the OpTic teams would absolutely want to use. Turtle Beach brought their A-game with the Elite Pro, no questions asked.”

Turtle Beach’s all-new Elite Pro line defines the future of eSports gaming audio equipment, delivering best-in-class audio performance for game sound and team chat, plus innovative comfort-driven technologies to ensure players stay comfortable and cool under fire.

The Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset‘s all-new 50mm Nanoclear™ speakers deliver more efficient, crisper audio with less distortion for a game-changing sound experience, while the Pro Gaming Microphone with TruSpeak™ Technologyprovides crystal clear chat to ensure team communication is always heard loud and clear. Comfort-wise, the Elite Pro Headset debuts Turtle Beach’s latest groundbreaking gaming headset innovations:

ComforTec Fit System – A revolutionary adjustment system allowing players to truly personalize the fit of the headset to their preference. This includes unique tension controls to adjust the tightness of the headset, plus a floating headband that perfectly distributes the Elite Pro Headset‘s weight across the head, and a separate head-size adjustment – all combined to allow gamers independent control of the ear-cup position and headband tension for the first time ever.

Aerofit Ear Cushions – Where groundbreaking material technologies combine to provide the best of both worlds when it comes to competitive gaming and comfort. The ear pads are wrapped in smooth Asahi spandex fabric combined with unique cooling gel-infused memory foam that keeps players cooler for longer. Additionally, separate internal and external leather sidewalls on the ear-cups isolate the acoustic chambers for better sound while blocking out external noise like the roar of the crowd.

ProSpecs Glasses Relief System – Turtle Beach’s patented system that provides an easy adjustment built into the ear-cups to create a small channel in the ear cushion allowing gamers who wear glasses to finally play in comfort.

Additionally, the Elite Pro Headset comes with Customizable Speaker Plates that attach magnetically to the outside of the ear-cups, and includes the Circuit Pro™ Cable System that allows for quick and easy connections to all Elite Pro accessories through one easy, universal connection.

Further, the Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller offers much more beyond DTS Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing. The T.A.C. has an all-new fingertip slide system that brings the power of a robust tournament grade gaming audio mixer under instant control, and includes breakthrough features such as theBackground Noise Limiter on your microphone and the Outbound Mic Boost control, both built specifically for team play at eSports events. The T.A.C.‘s Background Noise Limiter helps eliminate distractions via providing tunable mic levels, while theOutbound Mic Boost feature is there to ensure every word is heard loud and clear by teammates, even over the roar of the crowd during those crucial last-minute encounters that lead to victory. The Elite Pro T.A.C. can also be used as a full, external USB 7.1 Surround Sound card on your PC, and multiple T.A.C.s can quickly and easily be daisy-chained together using standard Ethernet cables to form a LAN chat network anywhere.

And when combined with the optional Elite Pro accessories (each sold separately), gamers will have in their possession the absolute ultimate pro gaming audio setup designed to help them win. Additional Elite Pro accessories include:

Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone – A breakthrough active noise-cancelling microphone built for eSports. Add the Elite Pro Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone to the Elite Pro Headset and T.A.C. for game-changing chat performance that isolates the high-sensitivity microphone from the roar of the crowd.

Elite Pro Tactical Audio Adapter for Xbox One – Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro Tactical Audio Adapter for Xbox One offers players features including Superhuman Hearing,Dynamic Chat Boost™, Bass Boost, Mic Monitoring and Turtle Beach’s signature audio presets.

Elite Pro A.M.P. for PlayStation®4 – The Elite Pro A.M.P. for PlayStation 4 is the perfect home gaming companion to the Turtle Beach Elite Headset, adding powerful amplified audio from your PS4™ or PS3™ console, plus Microphone Monitoring so you can hear your own voice in the headset to avoid shouting.

For more information on the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset, Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller and Elite Pro accessories, visit http://www.turtlebeach.com/elite-pro-headsets. For more information on the latest Turtle Beach gaming headsets and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Ultimate eSports performance, ultimate comfort, and the ultimate eSports audio setup designed to help you dominate the competition…this is Elite Pro!

Corsair M65 PRO RGB Mouse Review

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We recently got the chance to take a look at Corsair’s new M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse. Retailing for $59.99, the M65 PRO RGB has some very gamer-centric features that goes to illustrate exactly how Corsair has listened to fans out there when designing this latest gaming mouse. The Corsair M65 PRO RGB is available in both black and white exterior colors, and has an overall shape that looks something out of science fiction. Continuing with its aesthetics, the mouse also features some very eye-pleasing lighting effects that, while I don’t usually need lights on a mouse, really dug with this particular product. It also features a strong aluminum frame which helps protect the mouse from the strain of long-term usage and any accidental drops.

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One of the most interesting features on the M65 PRO RGB is its weight-tuning system. On the underside of the mouse, you will find three weight locations – on which little weights can be added or removed in order to adjust the mouse’s center of gravity. I prefer a mouse to have a little more weight than most in order to keep my movements smoother and more deliberate, and found the M65 PRO RGB to be a joy to glide around my mouse pad. Additionally, the M65 PRO RGB features a braided mouse cable which is always a welcomed addition to a gaming mouse. So many companies are not adding this feature anymore – Corsair is to be commended for recognizing its usefulness.

Of course, the review of any gaming mouse would not be complete without mention of what its got “under the hood” – i.e. it’s sensor system. Corsair has opted to outfit the M65 PRO RGB with an optical sensor capable of up to 12,000 DPI. While I am unsure as to what company manufactured this sensor (or if it is an in-house Corsair product), I can state that it does an incredibly-fine job of tracking the mouse’s movements. When coupled with the Corsair CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software, you can even calibrate the mouse for your particular mousing surface. The software is fairly straightforward and should not give any gamers out there trouble in figuring out what options do what.

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The Corsair M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse features a number of buttons – all which can be configured for whatever control scheme you prefer. The standout to the mouse controls has to be what Corsair refers to as the “sniper button”. When pressed, it allows you to immediately alter the current DPI sensitivity setting of the mouse, which is great to be able to do when, as it is named, sniping in a first-person shooter game.

Also worth noting is the M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse’s scroll wheel. It’s easily one of those most gamer-friendly wheels I have used in a mouse. It is heavy and features some great texturing. They actually put a rubber exterior over a metal core, which makes this scroll wheel one for the record books. Of course, there cannot be that many entries into the “scroll wheel record books” but, if there were, this would be a stand out in the category. In fact, the only real issue with the M65 PRO RGB isn’t really an issue at all, and that is that the mouse is a right-handed only design. Again, this is not really an issue as it was designed to be right-handed only.

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Finally, Corsair shipped us one of their MM300 Extended Edition mouse pads with this shipment, and it is worth mentioning that it is the widest mouse pad I have ever seen. It measures about 36 inches by 12 inches in dimensions and is made from foam and cloth. This mouse pad retails for about $30 dollars and is an excellent option if you need a lot of mousing real estate. It is so wide, in fact, that you can even put your keyboard on it and still have plenty of room for your mouse as well. This is kind of cool as it acts as not only a mouse pad but also a desk protector!

Overall, the Corsair M65 PRO RGB Gaming Mouse is a great gaming mouse with a lot of features built-in with the gamer in mind. Retailing for $59.99 at Corsair’s official website and various online retailers, the M65 PRO RGB is out now and well worth your hard-earned cash.

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Corsair Unveils New K70 and K65 Mechanical Gaming Keyboards

FREMONT, CA –April 21st 2016 – Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the newest entries to its celebrated line-up of mechanical keyboards, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE. The first keyboards in the world to feature the all-new Cherry MX Speed switch, the Corsair RAPIDFIRE family’s linear mechanical key switches actuate at a distance of just 1.2mm. 40% Faster than a standard Cherry MX key switch, the Corsair RAPIDFIRE range gives gamers the edge when every millisecond counts and the outcome of a match rests on a single key press.

The RAPIDFIRE family of gaming keyboards build on Corsair’s legendary legacy of quality and innovation, retaining the aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminium construction and German-made Cherry MX key switches that has helped make the Corsair K70, K70 RGB and K65 best-sellers among gamers, PC enthusiasts, or anyone who simply demanded more from their keyboard.

With the new Cherry MX Speed key switch, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE offer a new choice for those who demand the fastest key switches available. An ultrafast 1.2mm actuation point and light 45g actuation force make them ideal for split-second key presses or clutch gaming moments where every millisecond counts. With the speed you need to stay ahead and the accuracy you need to win, Cherry MX Speed is the standout choice for gamers who demand the shortest path to victory and is exclusive to Corsair.

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Beneath the brushed aluminium and exclusive key switches, the RAPIDFIRE range is just as smart as it is fast. The K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE feature upgraded per-key multi-color dynamic vibrant back-lighting, allowing users to customize the color, pattern or lighting effect of every single key, while the K70 RAPIDFIRE offers the same effects in single-color red LED lighting. Whichever gamers chose, they’ll benefit from a host of easily downloadable profiles online to instantly light up their keyboard, or a host of pre-sets built into Corsair’s powerful software, Corsair Utility Engine (CUE).

What’s more, the RAPIDFIRE range of keyboards can be paired with the rest of the Corsair Peripheral range to unlock the full lighting potential of CUE. Synchronize the lighting effects of both your mouse and keyboard with CUE LINK, compatible with any Corsair RGB mouse, or see your sound by turning your keyboard into a dazzling graphic equalizer with VOID Visualizer, compatible with any Corsair VOID USB Headset.

All three RAPIDFIRE keyboards are also packed with features to give owners the edge, whatever game they play. The entire RAPIDFIRE family use 100% anti-ghosting gaming-grade circuitry and full key rollover over USB to ensure every key press counts. Replacement textured and contoured key caps are included for FPS (WASD) and MOBA (QWERDF) layouts, alongside a key-puller to make removing keys for replacement or maintenance simple. A USB 2.0 pass-through port allows you to easily connect a mouse, headset or any other USB device to your PC, while a full array of dedicated media controls and volume scroller means your game doesn’t have to stop to skip a track or pause the music. Finally, the included detachable soft-touch wrist rest provides the comfort to game for long as your fingers can keep up.

Corsair RAPIDFIRE – Play faster, Win More.

Specifications

  • Ultrafast mechanical gaming keyboard: Ultrafast 1.2mm actuation and light 45g switch force for truly unrivaled response time.
  • 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB circuitry: No matter how fast you go your keypresses will always register.
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Light weight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
  • 100% Cherry MX Speed RGB key switches: Ultrafast performance with the precision and durability of Gold contact Cherry MX mechanical gaming key switches. (K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE Only.)
  • Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps: Experience dynamic, vibrant multi-color backlighting.
  • The power of CUE: Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic multicolor illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest: The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
  • Dedicated multimedia controls: The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
  • USB Pass-through port: Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter,
  • FPS and MOBA keycap sets: Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel,
  • MSRP: K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $169.99, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $139.99, K70 RAPIDFIRE – $129.99

Availability and Warranty

The full Corsair RAPIDFIRE range is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network and carries a comprehensive two year warranty.

Web Pages:

For more information on the RAPIDFIRE range of mechanical gaming keyboards, visit

www.corsair.com/RAPIDFIRE

Razer Announces Razer Turret Hybrid Mouse and Keyboard

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype in early 2015.

Designed with a focus on enabling a PC gaming experience from the couch, the Razer Turret consists of a gaming grade chiclet keyboard with full anti-ghosting and a highly precise gaming mouse with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse mat ensures the mouse will not slip even during intense gaming sessions.

“The Razer Turret brings the immense world of PC gaming to a previously impossible frontier—the living room—where only consoles have traditionally roamed until now,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Finally, we have a perfect solution for gamers to enjoy the unrivaled precision of a mouse and keyboard combination from the comfort of the couch with the durability and reliability that PC gamers demand.”

The Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity, enabling users to play lag-free when connected to a console via Bluetooth LE or to a PC via the bundled wireless 2.4 GHz adaptor. The performance of the Razer Turret rivals desktop-grade gaming hardware, providing a tactical weapon that can be unleashed on opponents from a casual environment.

The Razer Turret’s ergonomic and ultra-slim form factor is made specifically to fit on a user’s lap. A foldable hinge ensures that the lapboard is unobtrusive and dock-able, leaving it a normal part of the living room environment when not in use.

Made to withstand even the most action-packed gaming marathons, the Razer Turret has built-in high-capacity lithium polymer batteries, so a player’s kill streaks will not be interrupted by untimely battery warnings. By supporting up to four months of usage on the keyboard (an estimated 40 hours of nonstop play on the mouse), Razer Turret owners won’t have to charge their gaming weapons after every use.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Keyboard

  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Chiclet styled keycaps
  • Dedicated Android buttons
  • Battery life of up to 4 months – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1500 mAh)

Mouse

  • 3500 DPI laser sensor
  • 40 hours battery life for continuous use – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1000 mAh)

 

SteelSeries PAX EAST 2016 Line-Up

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CHICAGO – April 19, 2016 – SteelSeries, leader and innovator in gaming peripherals, showcases a fresh lineup of gaming peripherals during PAX EAST 2016, including the Siberia 350 surround sound headset and the APEX M500 mechanical keyboard.

On display from April 22 to 24 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, gamers of all levels can experience the ultimate in gaming peripherals; from mechanical keyboards designed for eSports to 3D surround sound headsets and the latest in mouse technology. Visitors will also have the opportunity to win professional gaming gear from SteelSeries just by visiting booth 2106.

Siberia 350

Acclaimed for its ultra-lightweight and comfortable design, the Siberia 350 headset lets you hear everything on the battlefield, from footsteps behind you to an explosion over the hill, and enjoy the beautiful sound design as intended for enhanced gameplay. The headset features DTS Headphone:X 7.1 surround sound technology, a retractable microphone for easy storing, and the iconic SteelSeries suspension headband that self-adjusts for the perfect fit. The Siberia 350 also comes with integrated audio controls, SteelSeries Engine for customization, and RGB illumination for personalization.

APEX M500

The tournament-ready mechanical keyboard is outfitted with Cherry MX Red switches and SteelSeries Engine customization software. The APEX M500 features a traditional key layout for universality, Anti-Ghosting technology for optimum efficiency, and blue LED backlighting for supreme visibility.

Win, Play and Share

SteelSeries will also be hosting a variety of events and giveaways during the show, including daily CS:GO and Crossout tournaments for the opportunity to win SteelSeries gaming gear. Attendees are encouraged to stop by booth 2106 to scan an individual code inside their PAX welcome bag or share a picture of the SteelSeries booth on Instagram or Twitter to win a Siberia 350 headset each day.

For more information about the APEX M500, Siberia 350, or SteelSeries entire selection of gaming accessories, visit www.SteelSeries.com. To schedule a VIP tour of SteelSeries booth during PAX East, contact your PR representative.

Razer Announces ManO’War Wireless Gaming Headset

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of its new wireless gaming headset for PC, the Razer ManO’War. This latest addition to Razer’s audio line offers high-fidelity, gaming-grade audio engineered with multiple wireless antennas, frequency channel scanning for locating the clearest channel and an advanced coding algorithm to ensure a high-performance, lag-free, 2.4 GHz wireless experience.

An ultra-compact wireless USB adapter provides plug-and-play connectivity from up to 39 feet. Alternately, users may opt to use the Razer ManO’War’s optional extension dock for an even greater 46-foot range.

Immersive 7.1 channel virtual surround sound in the Razer ManO’War is supported by the Razer Surround software engine. Paired with the RazerManO’War’s custom tuned 50 mm Neodymium magnet drivers, Razer Surround makes virtual soundscapes come alive with 360-degree fidelity. The positional audio calibration feature helps to personalize the hearing experience to ensure players have the auditory cues they need get the jump on opponents, visible or otherwise. Closed-style, upgraded leatherette cushions cover a wearer’s entire ear, enhancing noise isolation and comfort.

Concealed in the left ear cup of the Razer ManO’War is a unidirectional digital microphone boom that easily pulls-out when needed and can be adjusted to whatever position is desired. The microphone surpasses the capabilities of traditional analog microphones by way of an optimized algorithm for more natural sounding and crystal clear voice reproduction. Gamers may adjust mic and volume levels and mute via Quick Action Controls on the Razer ManO’War’s ear cups. A mute LED indicator on the boom illuminates when mic mute is active.

Razer ensured the headset was prepared for long stretches of uninterrupted, unfettered enjoyment. Whether streaming, watching a movie or in a gaming marathon, it is able to give an impressive 14 hours of continuous wireless use on a single charge.

Finally, Razer Chroma™ lighting features built into the Razer ManO’War Chroma allow gamers to explore a practically limitless number of possible lighting profiles. With 16.8 million colors to choose from, custom color schemes can be programmed for the headset using Razer Synapse, or users may select from an array of preloaded lighting options. For gamers playing titles with in-game Chroma integration, the Razer ManO’War becomes an instrument for even deeper levels of immersive gameplay.

“The Razer ManO’War combines the perfect balance of wireless performance, comfort and durability in a gaming-grade headset,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “The freedom to play without wires, uninterrupted, with the comfort, sound quality and incredible battery life of this headset is more than exciting for gamers—it’s critical.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω ­ at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in.
  • Connection type: Wireless USB Transceiver
  • Wireless range: 12 m / 40 ft.
  • Wireless frequency: 2.4 Ghz
  • Battery life: Up to 14 hours with Chroma lighting / 20 hours without Chroma lighting
  • Approximate weight: 375 g / 0.83 lbs.

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

System requirements:

  • PC / Mac with USB port; PlayStation® 4*
  • Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista / Mac OS X (10.9 and higher)
  • Internet connection for driver installation
  • At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

* Only Spectrum cycling lighting effect and 2.0 stereo audio output is available

Package contents:

  • Razer ManO’War Wireless Gaming Headset
  • USB charging cable
  • Wireless USB Transceiver
  • Extension dock

Price: USD 169.99 / EUR 199,99

Availability:

USA: April 17, 2016 (Limited units available at BestBuy and Razerstore.com)

Worldwide: May 2016

HyperX Announces Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset

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Fountain Valley, CA – March 30, 2016 HyperX™, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Cloud Revolver™, the newest addition to the Cloud headset family/range. It will ship May 9 and is available for preorderApril 1 from Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg. HyperX Cloud Revolver proudly carries the Cloud name and reputation for great sound, comfort and durability.

The headset features a studio grade sound stage with 50mm directional drivers to deliver wider depth and width for improved audio precision in first-person shooter and open environment games. The tuning of the driver, mechanical design of the front acoustical chamber, larger ear cups and exhaust vents allow users to hear an opponent more clearly from further away and gain the ultimate competitive advantage. Music lovers will appreciate the concert hall-like experience when listening to their favorite tunes.

HyperX Cloud Revolver uses signature red memory foam and premium leatherette on the ear cups and head band to provide award-winning comfort and quality for long hours of gameplay like its Cloud and Cloud II predecessors. The steel frame suspension design provides long-lasting durability, stability and quality. HyperX Cloud Revolver’s detachable noise-cancelling microphone offers crisp, clean and clear voice quality and reduced background noise. It is multi-platform compatible (PC, console and mobile devices) and is certified by TeamSpeak™ and Discord; and, is compatible with Skype™, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall. A 2mm audio control box extension is also included with stereo and mic plugs.

Fans who attend the MLG CS:GO Major Championship in Columbus, Ohio from April 1-3 will be among the first to have the opportunity to purchase HyperX Cloud Revolver. HyperX is the official headset, memory and SSD sponsor of the championship which features a $1 million (USD) prize pool.

“HyperX Cloud Revolver’s wide audio sound profile will be a game changer in the FPS genre. Gamers who wear this headset will have an advantage as they’ll be able to hear their opponents’ location from further away,” said Annie L. Gerard, global strategic marketing manager, HyperX. “Since the beginning, this headset was designed to deliver the most detailed and widest sound stage in the market to give gamers the maximum competitive edge.”

HyperX Cloud Revolver is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 25 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, gamescom and PAX.

For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX Cloud Revolver Features and Specifications:

  • Studio-grade sound stage: HyperX Cloud Revolver has a wider audio range that creates depth and width for optimal audio precision and a competitive edge. You’ll hear your opponents’ location more accurately from further away. Its larger sound stage is ideal for FPS and open environment gameplay and for a concert hall-like experience when listening to music.
  • Next-generation directional 50mm drivers: Refined 50mm directional drivers are positioned parallel to the ears for a clean, crisp sound with enhanced bass. The drivers direct the sound into the ear for precise audio positioning.
  • Signature HyperX award-winning memory foam: Red memory foam is visible from back of the ear cups to differentiate HyperX from its competitors. The higher quality, dense foam signifies HyperX award winning comfort and quality while providing ultimate comfort during prolonged gaming sessions.
  • 2M audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs: HyperX Cloud Revolver comes with a 2 meter audio control box extension with stereo and mic plugs for PC. It’s ideal for use with the on-board sound card.
  • Durable steel frame: Designed in Germany, HyperX Cloud Revolver has a solid-steel frame for long-lasting durability and stability.
  • Detachable noise-cancellation microphone: The removable microphone boom makes it easy to plug in for gaming or unplug to listen to music. It features a flexible design and custom mic positioning.
  • Multi-platform compatibility: HyperX Cloud Revolver is compatible with PC, Xbox One™1, PS4™, Wii U™, Mac® and Mobile2 so you can use one headset for PC and console gaming.
  • TeamSpeak certified: TeamSpeak™ certifies the voice quality to be clear and crisp with excellent sound quality. No audible echoes, background noises or voice distortions were detected in tests. Other compatible chat clients include Discord, Skype™, Ventrilo, Mumble and RaidCall.

Headphone:

  • Driver: Dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets
  • Type: Circumaural, Closed back
  • Frequency response:12Hz–28,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 30 Ω
  • Sound Pressure Level: 104.5dBSPL/mW at 1kHz
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Input Power: Rated 30mW, Maximum 500mW
  • Weight: 360g
  • Weight w/ mic and cable: 376g
  • Cable length and type: Headset (1m) + Audio Control Box (2m)
  • Connection: Headset – 3.5mm plug (4 pole) + Audio Control Box – 3.5mm stereo and mic plugs

Microphone:

  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Polar pattern: Uni-directional, Noise-canceling
  • Frequency response: 50Hz–18,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: -40dBV (0dB=1V/Pa,1kHz)

1 Adapter required for Xbox One™ controllers with no 3.5mm port. (Adapter sold separately).

2 Compatible with devices with CTIA standard connectors.

HyperX can be found on:
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Corsair Unveils the M65 PRO RGB Gaming Mouse

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FREMONT, CA – March 29th 2016 – Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the new M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse. Equipped with an advanced 12,000 dpi optical sensor, revolutionary surface calibration tuning utility and high-precision switches, the M65 PRO RGB builds on the original Corsair M65’s legacy for durability and comfort while adding the latest in mouse sensor and customisation technology.

Corsair’s new M65 PRO RGB is a competition-grade FPS gaming mouse with the technology you need to win, the flexibility to make it your own, and the build quality to last. The high-accuracy 12,000 dpi optical sensor provides pixel-precise tracking and the advanced surface calibration support offers supreme responsiveness for your playing surface.  An aircraft-grade aluminum chassis provides low weight and high durability, and with the dedicated sniper button, take advantage of on-the-fly dpi switching to instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands for extreme accuracy.

The M65 PRO RGB’s advanced weight tuning system allows the gamers to adjust the mouse’s center of gravity to match their play style; lighter for fast-deadly precision and heavier for decisive movements. Harness the power of Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) for advanced button configuration, macro programming and three-zone dynamic multi-color backlighting customization. Gain an advantage by customizing your configuration and play your way with the eight strategically placed reprogrammable buttons. High-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks and low friction PTFE glide pads ensures reliable performance that holds up through even the longest campaigns.

Specifications

  • 12000 DPI high-accuracy sensor: Custom tuned, gaming grade sensor for pixel-precise tracking.
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum structure: Light weight, durability, and optimal mass distribution.
  • Advanced weight tuning system: Set the center of gravity to match your play style.
  • Surface calibration tuning utility: Optimizes sensor precision and responsiveness for your playing surface.
  • Optimized sniper button positioning: Take advantage of on-the-fly DPI switching to instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands.
  • Harness the Power of CUE: Don’t just configure your mouse – program it with double macros, custom RGB lighting, and more.
  • Eight strategically placed buttons: Gain an advantage by customizing your button configuration and play your way.
  • High-capacity Omron switches rated for 20 million clicks: Ensure reliable performance that holds up through even the longest campaigns.
  • High-mass scroll wheel: A rubberized exterior is wrapped around a metallic core for great feel and tactile precision.
  • Extra-large PTFE glide pads: Great feel and swift, precise movement with minimal effort.
  • MSRP: $59.99 Exc. Tax

Availability

The M65 PRO RGB Black is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network of authorized retailers, and distributors, as well as direct from Corsair.com. The M65 PRO RGB White will be available in the next month.

Web Pages:

For more information on the M65 PRO RGB, visit

http://www.corsair.com/m65pro