I aped the headline? Yeah, it's a good headline, which is a rarity with press releases. Anyhow it wasn't that long ago that we were talking and the Corsair STRAFE mechanical keyboard. Well, it looks like Corsair is going to up the ante by adding even more to its collection of gaming peripherals and showcasing them under the RGB line. This new line will include two STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboards, the Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and flagship VOID gaming headsets.


Corsair Evolves Gaming Arsenal with New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

Of the two keyboards being offered up by Corsair, I think the most interesting one is the STRAFE RGB Silent mechanical keyboard. This is the first keyboard to feature the new Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches. Just that name alone I'm sure has significant others everywhere breathing a sigh of relief. If you want hard numbers the STRAFE RGB Silent is said to be 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards. The standard STRAFE RGB keyboard comes with either Cherry MX Red or Brown switches. Both the STRAFE RGB Silent and standard STRAFE RGB offer customizable multicolour backlighting of up to 16.8 million colours, controlled via Corsair's CUE editing software.

Corsair Evolves Gaming Arsenal with New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

Moving on to the other half of a good KBAM pairing, the SCIMITAR RGB gaming mouse is a multi-button mouse aimed of the MMO and MOBA crowd. Each of the 12 side buttons are fully mechanical, and no button is more than 8mm away from the hunting thumb of any gamer. The sensor in the SCIMITAR has up to 12,000 dpi of accuracy. The mouse also uses Corsair's CUE editing software to customize lighting and key functions.

Corsair Evolves Gaming Arsenal with New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

Finally we come to the VOID, which is a pretty ominous name for something you're expected to put you head between. Luckily the pictures confirm that it's just a gaming headset and not a life-ending spatial singularity. Anyhow, the VOID gaming headset is available in wireless, USB, or analogue stereo models. The USB and wireless models seem to be the best offering, as they have features like a mic status LED and are compatible with Corsair's CUE editing software. They also are fully Dolby 7.1 surround capable. The analogue headset is only stereo, but does include cables and adapters to use will consoles, PCs, and your mobile phone.

As we're talking about many different products here, pricing and availability will vary. You'll need to venture into the press release below to find out. I can say that all these products will be available in the next couple months.

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Corsair Evolves Gaming Arsenal with New RGB Keyboards, Mice, and Headsets

Corsair Announces World's First Ultra-Quiet Gaming Keyboard with Cherry MX Silent Switches

GAMESCOM 2015 - Cologne, Germany - August 5, 2015 - Last year, Corsair® captured the imagination of gamers with innovative RGB multicolour lighting that transformed PC gaming keyboards and mice. Today at Gamescom, Corsair raises the bar higher with new RGB gaming peripherals: the STRAFE RGB mechanical keyboards, Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and flagship VOID gaming headsets. Corsair is also unveiling the ultra-quiet STRAFE RGB Silent, the world's first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches. To complement the launch of these new products, an enhanced version of the Corsair Utility Engine (CUE) software is available, enabling cascading rainbows, dynamic ripples, and other multicolour lighting effects to operate in tandem across all Corsair RGB keyboards, mice, and headsets.

STRAFE RGB Silent and STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboards
Today Corsair unleashes two new mechanical gaming keyboard models with RGB lighting: STRAFE RGB and STRAFE RGB Silent. The STRAFE RGB Silent gaming keyboard is the world's first with Cherry MX Silent switches which deliver the speed and precision of linear mechanical switches with significantly quieter actuation. The new switches combined with the noise-suppressing architecture of the keyboard chassis, make the pro-level STRAFE RGB Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards. The STRAFE RGB keyboard comes in versions with Cherry MX Red or Brown switches.

The STRAFE RGB Silent and STRAFE RGB offer customizable multicolour backlighting of up to 16.8 million colours with a virtually unlimited number of lighting configurations and effects. In addition, each key on the new keyboard can also be programmed with automated macros using CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) software. Via CUE, gamers can choose from six unique lighting effects or create their own custom profiles and share them on www.corsairgaming.com.

VOID Wireless, USB, and Analogue Gaming Headsets
Available in wireless, USB, or analogue stereo models, the VOID gaming headset earcups are shaped to fit the human ear, providing the utmost comfort while delivering spectacular audio fidelity. The USB and wireless models incorporate innovative features like InfoMic status LEDs and a CUE Control dial, enabling users to control their gaming soundscape without hitting pause. These models also feature customizable RGB lighting, EQ, and Dolby 7.1 surround, allowing for a fully personalized audio experience. For those seeking a universal stereo solution, the VOID Stereo analogue headsets feature a mobile-compatible connector and included Y-adaptor cable for compatibility with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mobile devices, and all PC and Mac computers.

SCIMITAR RGB - World's Most Advanced MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse
Rounding out the lineup, the SCIMITAR RGB gaming mouse improves the MMO/MOBA experience with its exclusive patent pending Key Slider™ control system. The innovative system provides 8mm of adjustment, putting every button within reach of most gamers' thumbs regardless of hand size for improved comfort and accuracy. The 12 mechanical side buttons were designed with pro player specification in mind, delivering ultra-consistent, tactile feedback and actuation. The pro-proven 12,000 DPI high performance optical sensor provides pixel-precise gaming performance. The SCIMITAR RGB also utilizes Corsair's one-of-a-kind CUE software, enabling gamers to customize mouse sensitivity, buttons functions, and lighting, as well as program advanced capabilities such as custom timer countdowns, double macros, and much more.

Powered by CUE, United by CUE Link
Corsair's fans spoke, and we listened: Corsair's CUE editing software is more powerful and easier-to-use than ever before. The latest CUE version, unleashes new presets that make customizing lighting effects quick and simple, and allows users to synchronize static and animated lighting across all Corsair RGB keyboards, mice, and headsets.

In addition, CUE enables the creation of key macros and timers, mouse sensitivity and button functions, headset EQ and surround settings, and many more features exclusive to the Corsair gaming experience. With CUE, all settings can be saved to profiles that load automatically when a game or other software is used. Beyond customizing lighting profiles, CUE improves the overall gaming experience by providing critical visual feedback, reducing response time, and enhancing audio for a more immersive experience, and a competitive edge.

Product Features

STRAFE RGB Silent Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • 100% Cherry MX Silent mechanical gaming keys for ultra-quiet gaming with exclusive patented noise reduction technology
  • Multi-colour dynamic backlighting for unmatched game customization
  • Fully programmable - assign macros to any key
  • USB pass-through port for easy connections
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest for long lasting comfort
  • CUE Link connects your Corsair RGB keyboard, mouse, and headset for the ultimate lighting experience
  • Textured and contoured FPS/MOBA keycap sets
  • 100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB
  • Enhanced easy-access multimedia controls
  • Available in October with pre-orders in August
  • STRAFE RGB Silent: $159.99 MSRP

STRAFE RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • 100% Cherry MX mechanical gaming key switches with unique gold-crosspoint contacts for reliable, durable precision (available in Cherry MX “Red” or “Brown”)
  • Multi-colour dynamic backlighting for unmatched game customization
  • Fully programmable – assign macros to any key
  • USB pass-through port for easy connections
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest for long lasting comfort
  • Textured and contoured FPS/MOBA keycap sets
  • 100% anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB
  • Enhanced easy-access multimedia controls
  • CUE Link for harnessing the power of CUE to connect your Corsair RGB keyboard, mouse, and
  • eadset to deliver the ultimate lighting experience
  • Available in October with pre-orders in August
  • $149.99 MSRP

VOID Wireless SE and VOID Wireless Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headsets

  • VOID Wireless delivers 2.4 GHz of cordless freedom, and up to 40 ft. and 16 hours of uninterrupted gaming
  • Dolby 7.1 multi-channel surround delivers lethally accurate positional audio
  • RGB lighting for individual customization or synchronization with other Corsair RGB devices
  • CUE Control enables rapid on-the-fly audio adjustments
  • InfoMic LEDs relay instant visual status of audio and mic settings
  • Efficient 50mm neodymium drivers deliver staggering bass, scintillating highs, and powerful lows
  • Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads for extended play
  • Unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes gamers' voices loud and clear
  • Wireless USB extension dock (VOID Wireless SE only)
  • Available late August 2015
  • Models and MSRPs:
    • VOID Wireless SE (Yellowjacket) – 149.99 MSRP, Best Buy exclusive
    • VOID Wireless (Carbon) – $129.99 MSRP

VOID USB Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headsets

  • Dolby 7.1 multi-channel surround delivers lethally accurate positional audio
  • RGB lighting for individual customization or synchronization with other Corsair RGB devices
  • CUE Control enables rapid on-the-fly audio adjustments
  • InfoMic LEDs relay instant visual status of audio and mic settings
  • Efficient 50mm neodymium drivers deliver staggering bass, scintillating highs, and powerful lows
  • Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads for extended play
  • Unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes gamers' voices loud and clear
  • Wireless USB extension dock (VOID Wireless SE only)
  • Available late August 2015
  • $99.99 MSRP

VOID Stereo analogue Gaming Headset

  • Efficient 50mm neodymium drivers deliver staggering bass, scintillating highs, and powerful lows
  • Microfiber-wrapped memory foam ear pads for extended play
  • Unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone makes gamer's voices loud and clear
  • Mobile-compatible connector and included Y-Adaptor cable guarantees compatibility with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mobile devices, PC and Macs
  • Available late August 2015
  • $79.99 MSRP

SCIMITAR RGB Gaming Mouse

  • Exclusive patent-pending Key Slider macro button control system provides 8mm of adjustment to ensure every button is within reach
  • 12 optimized mechanical buttons offer consistent tactile feedback and precise actuation
  • 12000 DPI pro-proven sensor delivers a pixel-precise gaming experience
  • Customizable multicolour backlighting ensures vast lighting adjustability
  • Complete CUE control allows gamers to full program their mouse Ultra-fast 1ms response makes for a lag-free gaming experience
  • Body crafted to fit the contours of palms of any hand size or grip style for maximum comfort
  • CUE Link connects Corsair RGB keyboard, mouse, and headset to deliver a full spectrum of synchronized colours and effects.
  • 2-year warranty
  • Available September 2015
  • $79.99 MSRP

Product Information
For more information on the new products please visit www.corsairgaming.com/rgb

About Corsair
Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company's award-winning products include DDR3 memory upgrades, USB flash drives, power supply units, solid-state drives, PC speakers, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, laser gaming mice, system monitoring and control devices, PC cooling products, and computer cases.


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