On Friday, Corsair launched a new affordable arsenal for PC gamers consisting of the Harpoon RGB mouse and the K55 RGB keyboard. The former mousy peripheral can be purchased now for $30 through participating retail outlets (online/offline) while the company’s new keyboard won’t arrive until later this month on November 22 for $50. Both will sport a fully programmable backlighting system to brighten up the desktop although the keyboard will expand on this feature with three configurable zones.
For starters, the upcoming keyboard will include built-in media keys in the top-right corner for managing audio and video content via mute, volume up, volume down, and so on. It will also sport six programmable macro keys on the left, and a soft rubber detachable wrist rest to reduce the strain on your hands and forearms. It will even have an adjustable tilt for better comfort during long sessions.
According to Corsair, the three-zone backlighting system is dynamic, providing more than 10 vivid RGB lighting modes spanning from multicolor static backlighting to customizable, “immersive” lighting effects. These settings, along with the macro key assignments, are stored locally on the device via its built-in memory so that the settings travel with the gamer wherever they go.
Here’s a brief list of additional features offered in the K55 RGB keyboard:
- Windows Key Lock mode
- Multi-key Anti-ghosting
- Quiet and responsive keys
- Two-year warranty
- One millisecond report rate
- 8-key rollover matrix
- Weight: 1.81 pounds
- Size: 18.9 x 6.54 x 1.36 inches
- Tangle-free rubber USB cable
Next up we have the Harpoon RGB mouse that relies on an optical sensor supporting up to 6,000 dots per inch (DPI). It arrives with six fully programmable buttons, a contoured design so it fits snug in the PC gamer’s hand, and textured rubber side grips for a better hold during heated gameplay. Backing these grips is a fine textured finish on the upper surface for a slip-free PC gaming experience.
Similar to the keyboard, the Corsair logo on the Harpoon RGB mouse can be configured to illuminate with any color and customizable lighting effects. This information is stored locally on the peripheral along with the six button assignments and overall tracking rate.
Finally, Corsair’s new mouse relies on Omron switches that are rated for 20 million clicks. The tracking rate can be changed on-the-fly thanks to dedicated buttons, and the optical sensor itself includes “advanced tracking” although the company doesn’t offer additional details. Just know that Corsair’s new mouse targets fans of first-person shooters.
Here are the other notable features provided with the Harpoon RGB mouse:
- Two-year warranty
- Four selectable report rates
- Total DPI range of 250 to 6,000
- 71-inch braided fiber cable
- Weight: 3 ounces
- Size: 4.38 x 2.68 x 1.59 inches
- Corsair Utility Engine software support
- Large polytetrafluoroethylene mouse feet
Ultimately, Corsair is now offering very affordable peripherals to spice up the PC gaming experience with RGB lighting, programmable controls, and on-board memory to take the settings wherever the peripheral goes. Corsair is even specifically targeting FPS gamers with the new mouse, and for $30, that’s definitely worth investigating.
To see the latest products from Corsair, including the new K55 RGB keyboard and Harpoon RGB mouse, head here.
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