Corsair has announced the next-generation of its Vengeance line of gaming keyboards, mice, and mouse mats. The company revealed that a free software driver update for the Vengeance 2000 wireless gaming headset, which adds Dolby Headphone 2.0 7.1-channel surround sound, would also be available soon.
Clad in a black anodised brushed aluminium chassis and equipped with white LED lighting, the Vengeance K95 keyboard has been upgraded with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches on every key, including the function and macro keys. To create the Vengeance K95 keyboard, the Corsair design team apparently started with the K90 keyboard and added more precision. The result was the Vengeance K95, which the company claims is the most advanced keyboard in the Vengeance gaming line.
The Vengeance K95 gaming keyboard
The keyboard includes 18 dedicated macro keys that can be programmed via software or on-the-fly, and macros and lighting profiles can be stored in the onboard flash memory. The Vengeance K95 also features full anti-ghosting, 20-key rollover, and a 1 ms reporting rate. Each key is individually backlit, enabling the keys to be independently enabled or disabled, and the overall backlighting can be adjusted to four levels of intensity.
The Vengeance M95 and M65 mice are built upon an ergonomic aluminium unibody chassis and fitted with an Avago Technologies ADNS-9800 LaserStream gaming sensor. The company claims the new 8200 DPI sensor provides a 30 percent boost in tracking resolution versus last generation mice, for increased speed and precision when moving, looking, and targeting. The mice incorporate rugged, high-precision button switches for rapid triggering. In addition, both mice feature on-the-fly resolution switching, programmable lift detection, a high-mass scroll wheel, and PTFE glide pads.
The Vengeance M95 gaming mouse
The Vengeance M95 seems to be geared towards gamers who play MMOs. It has 15 fully programmable buttons, arranged and tuned for intuitive operation, and on-board flash memory to store macros in up to six profiles that can be switched on-the-fly. An included software utility allows you to manage macro keys, on-board profiles, and sensor settings. The Vengeance M95 is available in two colours, “Arctic White” and “Gunmetal Black”.
The M65, on the other hand, seems to be geared towards FPS players. It features a Sniper button, which allows an instant toggle from fast movement, high DPI-resolution mode down to a high-precision mode for more accurate aiming. Its aluminium body has an adjustable centre of gravity to allow gamers to balance the mouse to their preference. The mouse is available in three colours—Military Green, Arctic White and Gunmetal Black.
The Vengeance M65 gaming mouse
The MM600 is a double-sided mat designed with a solid piece of 3mm thick aircraft-grade aluminium. Each side of the mat has a high-quality polymer surface. The smooth-texture side is designed to provide a high-speed glide, while the heavy-texture side is designed to deliver superior control.
Ruben Mookerjee, Vice President and General Manager of the Peripherals Business Unit at Corsair, said, “Our first generation keyboards and mice were designed to translate thoughts into action with ruthless efficiency. We've honed that competitive advantage to a new level of precision with the Vengeance K95, M95, and M65, creating next-generation mice and keyboards to help keep gamers at the top of the leader boards.”
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