Corsair reveals Raptors at CES 2014


CES has always been a hotbed for new technologies to be announced to the masses, so it is far from surprising when we see a slew of new product announcements made in early January at Las Vegas, Nevada. Corsair is one company that does not want to let this opportunity go, which is why they have recently announced the rollout of the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard as well as the M45 optical gaming mouse. Getting both of these puppies would definitely go some way in making sure that your overall gaming experience is enhanced and complemented, so much so it might be rather difficult to give any more excuses about poor and lousy hardware whenever you lose the next online match against a human opponent.

< !-more-->Getting the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard to be part of your gaming peripherals might be a good idea, where it will be able to deliver the extreme lighting customization of 16.8 million colors. After all, your fingers should be able to enjoy a comfortable membrane key feel, as the Raptor K40 will also feature onboard macro storage, 100% anti-ghosting with full-key rollover on USB, and a whopping 16.8 million color customizable backlighting that will be able to create a precision gaming keyboard which can then be customized for specific games, tactics, and playing styles. The keyboard will also come with 6 programmable gaming keys and 18 programmable functions that can be accessed via a trio of separate banks which can be stored in the keyboard’s internal memory. Not only that, you will be able to find dedicated multimedia keys for convenient music and video playback on the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard. Those who are interested in picking the Raptor K40 gaming keyboard will be able to do so for $79.99 a pop.

As for the Raptor M45 gaming mouse, this is no ordinary mouse when you look at it. For starters, it will be a lighter – which makes it a more agile variant of the ergonomic chassis in comparison to Corsair’s award-winning M65 and M60 mice. In a nutshell, this will be a serious high-performance optical mouse that will target those who take their gaming seriously. You will be able to find a powerful gaming-tuned Pixart PMW3310 5000 DPI optical sensor, a fast response time, large PTFE glide pads, high-mass scroll wheel that are all housed within a comfortable right-handed design that has a textured, soft-touch surface. You will have to fork out $59.99 for the Raptor M45 gaming mouse, and it will also be accompanied by a 2 year warranty.

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