Looking to expand your gaming rig with some new peripherals? Maybe Corsair has what you’re looking for. That’s because today, the company launched three new products: the Strafe RGB Silent keyboard, the Katar gaming mouse, and the accompanying MM300 gaming mouse pad (to provide some added traction).
The new Strafe RGB Silent claims to be the world’s first mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry MX Silent switches. The Katar gaming mouse is described as “compact and ultra-lightweight,” and the MM300 mouse pad is, well, available in various sizes.
Corsair Strafe RGB Silent
The Strafe RGB Silent keyboard is essentially identical to its predecessor, but with one major exception — this keyboard uses Cherry MX Silent key switches, similar to MX Reds but 30 percent quieter than other mechanical switches. The Cherry MX Silents are temporarily exclusive to Corsair while another version of the Strafe RGB has been crafted with Cherry MX Blue switches.
As for the Silents, they’re made in Germany, and feature gold-crosspoint contacts, gold-plated contact closures, and pressure-resistant metal-alloy springs. Likewise, even as it has removed much of the noise associated with mechanical gaming keyboards, Cherry claims to have preserved the speed, feel, and responsiveness for which it is well known.
According to HEXUS, the Strafe RGB Silent is available now both stateside and in the UK, with a list price of $160 and £140, respectively.
Corsair Katar Gaming Mouse
You’ll probably roll your eyes after learning Corsair describes its Katar mouse design as both “simple and deadly.” The company did, however, work with some of the most reputable pro-gaming teams in the world to create it. Topping the list of features integrated in the Katar is its 8,000 DPI optical sensor with precise tracking, as well as its highly portable 85-gram weight, and an ambidextrous design with rubber grips on the sides.
In addition, the Katar provides four buttons that can all be programmed for “anything from simple remaps to complex macros.” Also convenient is that DPI tuning can be accomplished on the fly. MSRP for the Katar is $40 if you’re in the US, or £29 if you’re a UK resident.
Corsair MM300 mouse pad
Likely to be ignored amidst all this excitement is Corsair’s new gaming mousepad, dubbed the MM300. At a thickness of 3mm, it’s likely the perfect companion for the Katar, exhibiting a “high-endurance” surface for high-DPI gamers as well as a slip-resistant rubber base. Its stitched edges have been reinforced, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about peeling, curling, or fraying.
The Corsair MM300 comes in three sizes, each with their own price point. The small, 256mm x 210mm version will set you back $15 or £10, depending on what currency you use, while the medium (360mm x 300mm) and large (930mm x 300mm) variants cost $20 and $30, respectively. That converts to £13 and £2o for our British readers.
The Corsair Strafe RGB Silent, Katar gaming mouse, and MM300 mouse pad are available now on both sides of the pond.