Corsair has introduced the Vengeance K70 gaming keyboard, sort of an evolution of the model K70. The keyboard is a mechanical type with Cherry MX Red switches, while the solid and durable aluminum body is available in black or silver.
We have not heard anything from Logitech for a long time, and the players are hungry for new mouses, keyboards, and other peripherals. Silence has now been interrupted with the announcement of redesigned G-series peripherals aimed at gamers (G as a "gaming"). They prepared four mouses, two keyboards and two sets of headphones.
The European company Ozone announces Blade gaming keyboard, which should start selling as early as next month. Blade is a membrane type keyboard and, has a distinct design and is equipped with a standard set of accessories and features tailored for gamers. Even though they promote it as the “cutting edge keyboard” it should be neck to neck with the ones like Logitech G110 which sell for around $80.
Gaming keyboards have become popular over the past couple of years with multiple manufacturers working to outdo the other with their features and of course performance. The market has become big enough that we have even seen the return of the mechanical switch (something that many were glad to see go away). However, as with many high-end products the demand for these in the general market is not enough to overcome the higher prices. Manufacturers are looking to still offer compelling features and performance, but at a more reasonable price. One of the keyboards in this range is the Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Challenger Pro Gaming Keyboard. It has many of the features that gamers are looking for (backlighting, multiple profiles, USB hub, replicable keys, etc.) without the high price. So let’s get this $66 gaming keyboard up on the bench and see how it performs.
Although keyboards are normally not exciting there are a few that will certainly grab your attention especially if you are into gaming. During CES Cooler Master showed off their lineup of gaming keyboards under the CM Storm brand one in particular caught our eye, the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid. This is a small gaming keyboard with replaceable keys that we just had to try out. Cooler Master has finally sent one to us and we have been using it on our gaming system for a few days and are now ready to tell you if it is worth the $80 or not.