Corsair is already topping many PC DIY categories. And at CES 2014, they continue the march into the peripheral market. Their previous mechanical keyboards and gaming mice have made a big impact for PC gamers, but are still priced on the higher end of the spectrum. This year, Corsair unleashes new Raptor series peripherals with a smaller price tags, but with the same size teeth.
The new Raptor K40 and Raptor M45 Optical Gaming Mouse (shown above) may be just what you need to bring your game up a few notches. The Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse is a 5000 DPI (Pixart PMW3310 sensor), with soft touch surface, extra-large glide pads, and is more agile than its Vengeance counterpart, the M65. It also has the same instant DPI switch as the M65 for high-speed movement and high accuracy fire. The Raptor M45 gaming mouse will be available by the end of January 2014 at an MSRP of $59.99 US with a 2 year warranty.
The perfect companion to the Raptor M45 is the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard with full spectrum back lighting (16.8 million colors) and rubber domed switches. You still get all the great gaming goodies like the 100% anti-ghosting, 6 programmable gaming keys, on-board memory for up to 3 profiles, and dedicated multimedia keys. Ok, that last one has nothing to do with gaming but is nice to have. You can expect to see this Raptor out of its cage this January 2014 as well with an MSRP of $79.99 US and 2 year warranty.
If these Raptors are something you want to capture, then you won't have long to wait. A quick search on Corsair's site shows the K40 already listed for sale for only $59.99, and the M45 Optical mouse for the same price. These are great high-quality alternatives to many higher priced mechanical keyboards and laser mice on the market. You can find more information below and during our ongoing coverage of CES 2014.
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Corsair Unleashes Raptors in Las Vegas
January 7, 2014 — Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance PC gaming hardware and PC components, today unveiled the Raptor K40 RGB LED backlit gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 optical gaming mouse. The Raptor K40 keyboard brings the extreme lighting customization of 16.8 million colors priced for a wider range of gamers. The Raptor M45, a precision enhanced successor of the award-winning Raptor M40, features a new 5000 DPI sensor, the highest resolution optical technology available. The new products are on display at Corsair’s press suite at the Venetian at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10.
Jason Christian, product manager for PC gaming at Corsair, said, “The keyboard and mouse can make the difference between winning and losing a game. That’s why Corsair’s Raptor series of gaming products are designed from the ground up to deliver pure performance with no unnecessary frills. Every feature, component, and material is carefully selected and engineered to provide a best-in-class gaming experience.”
The Corsair Raptor K40 gaming keyboard combines a comfortable membrane key feel, onboard macro storage, 100% anti-ghosting with full-key rollover on USB, and 16.8 million color customizable backlighting to create a precision gaming keyboard that can be customized for specific games, tactics, and playing styles. The keyboard features 6 programmable gaming keys and 18 programmable functions accessible from 3 separate banks that can be stored in the keyboard’s internal memory. The Raptor K40 also has dedicated multimedia keys for convenient music and video playback.
Featuring a lighter, more agile variant of the ergonomic chassis as Corsair’s award-winning M65 and M60 mice, the Raptor M45 is a serious high-performance optical mouse for serious gamers. The mouse features a powerful gaming-tuned Pixart PMW3310 5000 DPI optical sensor, fast response time, large PTFE glide pads, high-mass scroll wheel all housed in comfortable right-handed design with a textured, soft-touch surface. The Raptor M45 also has an adjustable weight system and 7 programmable buttons with macros and for critical gaming functions. Plus, the M45 has instant DPI switches to allow gamers to swiftly toggle between high sensor resolution for fast motion, and low resolution for super-accurate aiming.
To learn more about Corsair PC gaming hardware, please visit: http://www.corsair.com/gaming-peripherals.html
Visit Corsair at CES 2014 in Las Vegas
Corsair will be showcasing the new Raptor K40 gaming keyboard and Raptor M45 gaming mouse at CES 2014 in Las Vegas from January 7-10. The products will be shown by appointment only in Corsair’s press suite at the Venetian.