Corsair Gaming Line, New Logo, Revealed

The iconic sails of Corsair may not have been packed away for good today, but for the new Corsair Gaming line that the company has announced today, that seems to be the case. Revealed in a press release, the Corsair Gaming line will be its own division within the PC hardware company, one that will be focusing on creating high-performance gaming peripherals.

To kick off the Corsair Gaming line, the company will be launching a worldwide release of its RGB keyboard, mice and headset lines of products, of which the keyboards have made just brief appearances at events like CES in the past.

The Corsair Gaming K95, K70 and K65 RGB gaming keyboards seem to be the biggest “get” of the at-launch collection, partnering with Cherry to deliver the German-mad RGB mechanical red, blue and brown key switches that are part of the design. Plus, Corsair will allow for users to customize their own lighting animations, macros and backgrounds using a Corsair Utility Engine, complete with the 16.8 million multicolor per-key backlighting that is available to play around with. The K95, K70 and K65 RGB gaming keyboard line will run up to $189.99, $169.99 and $149.99 MSRP, respectively.

The M65 RGB Gaming Mouse also has that 16.8 million color backlighting, although the Corsair Gaming line will launch with just one model and the option of two main colors: black or white. However, with the 8,200 DPI laser sensor, the pinpoint accuracy needed to stay accurate in FPS and other precision-based games will be absolutely tight. Contains 8 programmable buttons while maintaining a lightweight body, and costs users $69.99 at MSRP.

Finally, the Corsair Gaming line rounds out their coming out party with the H2100 and H1500 headsets. Both gaming headsets utilize the Dolby 7.1 surround sound, but the 2100 is available to those who want their gaming audio experience removed of wires. That’s right the H2100 has a 10 hours/charge wireless setup, and can be used up to 40 feet from the PC in use. When you have a crisp audio coming in, the unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone seems to be a good bet at the $79.99-$99.99 price range Corsair seems to be aiming for.

To me, what seems to be the only thing that really sticks out among the rest of each peripheral’s community of devices (at launch) are the RGB keyboards, which are brand new in comparison to the mice and headsets. Those multi-colored mechanical Cherry key switches on those boards, at a sub-$200 price range, seems to be the only real killer announcement coming out of this very-public reveal, while the others seem to be more or less in line with what’s available elsewhere.

However, Corsair has evolved from what they’ve been known for over the years. It’s not just power supplies or RAM that fly the Corsair name anymore, but a great deal of other computer components, accessories and cases. To go out there with a division focuses purely on gaming peripherals (perhaps not Corsair’s strongest suit), under a completely-new logo, takes a lot of guts. For them to launch with an anticipated product like the RGB keyboard line might be what it takes to make it through the unknown seas without their sails to fall back on.


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