Corsair adds all-mechanical keyboard, new mice


— 11:29 AM on January 8, 2013

Corsair's Vengeance keyboards are pretty sweet. They combine gorgeous industrial designs with Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, and they're pretty reasonably priced. There's just one problem: while the majority of the keys use mechanical switches, the macro, function, and paging keys sit on top of rubber dome switches that feel dull and lifeless in comparison. Fortunately, Corsair has unveiled a new keyboard that uses mechanical switches throughout. Say hello to the Vengeance K95.

 

As you can see, this latest model trades the silver base of its siblings for a black anodized finish. Each and every key is backed by a Cherry MX Red mechanical switch. The keys are individually backlit, too, and users have the option of disabling the backlighting for specific keys. The underlying white LEDs offer four levels of intensity, although it looks like the backlight brightness is a universal setting that isn't adjustable on a per-key basis.

Users can save different backlight profiles to the keyboard's onboard memory, which also houses profiles for the 18 macro keys. Corsair says the K95 has a 1-ms report rate, 20-key rollover, and anti-ghosting tech. The keyboard is slated to hit the market early this spring with a $150 asking price.

Before the keyboard arrives, you'll be able to get your hands on updated versions of Corsair's Vengeance M60 and M90 mice. Dubbed the M65 and M95, these fresh models track motion with a new 8,200-DPI sensor that offers a much higher resolution than the old 5,700-DPI one.

The new mice use more rugged switches than their predecessors, but they're otherwise similar. The M65 still targets the FPS crowd, while the M95 has extra buttons for MMO players. That said, Corsair has added new colors this time. The MMO model will be available in white and black motifs, while the M65 will echo those colors and add military green to the mix. These mice are due this month with price tags of $70 for the M65 and $80 for the M95.

   
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