Written by Dave Bagnall on Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Corsair Takes Aim with Ultrafast New Mechanical Keyboards, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE

World’s First Keyboards to use Cherry MX Speed Switches with 1.2mm Actuation

FREMONT, CA –April 21st 2016 – Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the newest entries to its celebrated line-up of mechanical keyboards, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE. The first keyboards in the world to feature the all-new Cherry MX Speed switch, the Corsair RAPIDFIRE family’s linear mechanical key switches actuate at a distance of just 1.2mm. 40% Faster than a standard Cherry MX key switch, the Corsair RAPIDFIRE range gives gamers the edge when every millisecond counts and the outcome of a match rests on a single key press.

 

The RAPIDFIRE family of gaming keyboards build on Corsair’s legendary legacy of quality and innovation, retaining the aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminium construction and German-made Cherry MX key switches that has helped make the Corsair K70, K70 RGB and K65 best-sellers among gamers, PC enthusiasts, or anyone who simply demanded more from their keyboard.

With the new Cherry MX Speed key switch, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE offer a new choice for those who demand the fastest key switches available. An ultrafast 1.2mm actuation point and light 45g actuation force make them ideal for split-second key presses or clutch gaming moments where every millisecond counts. With the speed you need to stay ahead and the accuracy you need to win, Cherry MX Speed is the standout choice for gamers who demand the shortest path to victory and is exclusive to Corsair.

Beneath the brushed aluminium and exclusive key switches, the RAPIDFIRE range is just as smart as it is fast. The K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE feature upgraded per-key multi-color dynamic vibrant back-lighting, allowing users to customize the color, pattern or lighting effect of every single key, while the K70 RAPIDFIRE offers the same effects in single-color red LED lighting. Whichever gamers chose, they’ll benefit from a host of easily downloadable profiles online to instantly light up their keyboard, or a host of pre-sets built into Corsair’s powerful software, Corsair Utility Engine (CUE).

What’s more, the RAPIDFIRE range of keyboards can be paired with the rest of the Corsair Peripheral range to unlock the full lighting potential of CUE. Synchronize the lighting effects of both your mouse and keyboard with CUE LINK, compatible with any Corsair RGB mouse, or see your sound by turning your keyboard into a dazzling graphic equalizer with VOID Visualizer, compatible with any Corsair VOID USB Headset.

All three RAPIDFIRE keyboards are also packed with features to give owners the edge, whatever game they play. The entire RAPIDFIRE family use 100% anti-ghosting gaming-grade circuitry and full key rollover over USB to ensure every key press counts. Replacement textured and contoured key caps are included for FPS (WASD) and MOBA (QWERDF) layouts, alongside a key-puller to make removing keys for replacement or maintenance simple. A USB 2.0 pass-through port allows you to easily connect a mouse, headset or any other USB device to your PC, while a full array of dedicated media controls and volume scroller means your game doesn’t have to stop to skip a track or pause the music. Finally, the included detachable soft-touch wrist rest provides the comfort to game for long as your fingers can keep up.

Corsair RAPIDFIRE – Play faster, Win More.

Specifications

  • Ultrafast mechanical gaming keyboard: Ultrafast 1.2mm actuation and light 45g switch force for truly unrivaled response time.
  • 100% Anti-ghosting and full key rollover over USB circuitry: No matter how fast you go your keypresses will always register.
  • Aircraft-grade anodized brushed aluminum frame: Light weight and rugged durability you need for a keyboard that’s going to see a lot of action.
  • 100% Cherry MX Speed RGB key switches: Ultrafast performance with the precision and durability of Gold contact Cherry MX mechanical gaming key switches. (K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE Only.)
  • Advanced lighting control and large font keycaps: Experience dynamic, vibrant multi-color backlighting.
  • The power of CUE: Sophisticated macro programming and fast, fluid dynamic multicolor illumination for an enlightened gaming experience.
  • Detachable soft-touch wrist rest: The comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.
  • Dedicated multimedia controls: The control you need to adjust your audio without interrupting your game.
  • USB Pass-through port: Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse or wireless headset adapter,
  • FPS and MOBA keycap sets: Textured and contoured keycaps provide maximum grip and enhanced feel,
  • MSRP: K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $169.99, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE – $139.99, K70 RAPIDFIRE – $129.99 

Availability and Warranty

The full Corsair RAPIDFIRE range is available immediately from Corsair’s worldwide network and carries a comprehensive two year warranty.

Web Pages:

For more information on the RAPIDFIRE range of mechanical gaming keyboards, visit

www.corsair.com/RAPIDFIRE

About Corsair

Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company’s award-winning products include DDR4 and DDR3 memory, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.

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Corsair®, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Strafe RGB Silent, the world’s first mechanical keyboard to use the new Cherry MX Silent keyswitch. With a sophisticated noise dampening system integrated into each key, the Strafe RGB Silent offers all the legendary precision and feel of German-engineered Cherry MX mechanical key switches, but up to 30% quieter1.

Continuing their long-running partnership, Corsair is the exclusive launch partner for Cherry’s new switches – you simply won’t find a Cherry MX Silent keyswitch anywhere else. Rather than using rubber O-rings or other quick-fix external fittings to reduce key noise, the Cherry MX Silent uses a patented fully-integrated noise reduction system built into every key, greatly reducing key bottoming-out and spring-back noise. The result is a keyswitch that’s up to 30% quieter, making Strafe RGB Silent the ideal choice for gamers that demand the tactile feel of a mechanical key, but prefer a quieter operation to not disturb their partner, kids or co-workers.

While the Strafe RGB Silent’s key switches might be muted, its industry-leading RGB lighting technology means it looks anything but. With a powerful on-board controller and Cherry MX RGB lighting, the Strafe RGB Silent offers gamers individual multi-color dynamic backlighting for nearly unlimited lighting customization, effects and personalization. To make customization even easier Corsair’s RGB Share service allows users to effortlessly download sophisticated and stunning lighting profiles to make their keyboard look instantly amazing.

The Strafe RGB Silent also comes fully loaded with the features gamers demand. A USB pass-through port allows the easy connection of a mouse, gaming headset or phone to a PC, while a full-length soft-touch wrist rest offers comfort for even the longest gaming sessions. Gaming grade circuitry provides 100% anti-ghosting and full 104 key rollover ensuring every critical key press registers, and with two included sets of custom textured and contoured keycaps, vital keys offer enhanced grip and feel for FPS or MOBA games.

The Strafe RGB Silent has an MSRP of $159.99 and is backed by a two-year warranty and Corsair’s comprehensive customer support. In North America it is available exclusively at Best Buy.

Not so subtle? Cherry MX Blue switches arrive for Corsair Strafe Keyboard.

Corsair has today also announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Strafe with Cherry MX Blue key switches. Users can look forward to combining the audible and tactile feedback of the Cherry MX Blue switch with the Strafe’s per-key red LED backlighting and full macro support. Additional Corsair keyboards will also carry the option of Cherry MX Blue switches soon.

Corsair Strafe RGB Silent Specifications

100% Cherry MX Silent gaming key switches – Exclusive patented noise reduction technology makes Strafe RGB MX Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards.

Multi-color dynamic backlighting – Brilliant RGB backlighting enhances the experience with virtually unlimited lighting adjustability

Fully programmable – Reassign any key or set up the most extreme macros for advanced gaming

USB pass-through port – Positioned for uninterrupted game play and ready for your mouse, wireless headset adapter, or your phone

Detachable soft-touch wrist rest – Provides the comfort you need for marathon gaming sessions.

Full spectrum color – CUE Link connects your Corsair RGB keyboard, mouse, and headset to deliver the ultimate lighting experience

FPS/MOBA keycap sets – Textured and contoured keycaps for maximum grip and enhanced feel

Gaming Grade Circuitry – 100% Anti-ghosting with 104 key rollover on USB ensures no matter how fast your play, all your keypresses register

Easy-access multimedia controls – Make on-the-fly audio adjustments without interrupting your game.

MSRP: $159.99 exc. Tax

 

About Corsair

Founded in 1994, Corsair supplies high-performance products purchased primarily by PC gaming enthusiasts who build their own PCs or buy pre-assembled customized systems. The company’s award-winning products include DDR3 and DDR4 memory upgrades, computer cases, PC cooling products, gaming headsets, gaming keyboards, gaming mice, power supply units, USB flash drives, solid-state drives and system monitoring and control devices.

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The Corsair Gaming STRAFE is the newest addition to their line-up of keyboard peripherals. After 20 years of pushing the limits of innovation, Corsair Gaming takes the power of Cherry MX German engineering one step further. With the simple goal of delivering pro-proven mechanical performance paired with outrageous ustomization options, STRAFE will enable your skills to reach their full potential. Brilliant backlighting is enhanced with virtually unlimited dynamic lighting configurations – craft your own, or choose from six unique presets. Gold contact Cherry MX mechanical keys deliver the ultimate competitive advantage. Rated for an industry-leading 50 million key presses, they guarantee a lifetime of consistent comfortable response.

Features

100% Cherry MX Switches

Cherry MX Red, Cherry MX Brown, and Cherry MX Blue* will be available for STRAFE to accommodate all the different user preferences.

Dynamic Backlighting

Every key switch on STRAFE has brilliant and independent red backlighting for unlimited customization with CUE. Configure different shades of red as well as solid, wave, gradient, and ripple animations across different groups of keys.

Fully Programmable Keys

Re-assign or remap any key on the keyboard with an action such as macros, text, timer, or even mouse buttons and etc. through CUE.

USB Pass-Through

STRAFE includes a strategically placed USB pass-through for uninterruptible gaming with your other peripherals.

FPS and MOBA Keycap Sets

Textured and contoured Cherry MX compatible grey keycaps segregate the most important gaming keys for an enhanced feel to maximize grip.

Gaming Grade Circuitry

Full 100% Anti Ghosting with 104-Key Rollover ensures every input registers precisely and accurately.

Easy Access Multimedia Controls

Control volume and other media player keys on the fly with a simple key press combination.

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Strike Battle, solid and portable.

Strike Battle offers the best selection of cherry mx keyswitches, a short-body and an ergonomic design to ensure a comfortable use. Its high quality aluminum layout gives you the best materials and performance to improve your gaming skills. It also features a minimalist design and a compact style that makes it perfect for competitive use, travelling gamers or anyone who needs more work space on their desk. Take it to the battlefield.

Strong and Durable

Strike battle was assembled with durable high quality materials. Thanks to its strong aluminum top case and its 50.000.000 keystrokes lifecycle, you will enjoy a long lasting and resistant keyboard, a weapon built for battle.

Adjustable back lighting

Strike Battle includes red LED backlight keys, offering a full-on gaming environment that will enhance your experience. Create your own unique settings with 6 backlit options: OFF / breathing / 10% / 30% / 70% / 100%

Tenkeyless Compact Keyboard

Strike Battle`s compact size and ergonomic design is perfect for travelling and saving space in your workstation.

30 Macros within 5 profiles, 64 KB.

Built with 5 profiles, the configuration of commands to save different skills goes up to 30 programmable macros. These profiles also ensure different configurations depending on which type of game you are playing: MOBA, FPS, or MMO. The 64 KB of on board memory allows to systematize all the different movements of each specific player, making it easier to adapt to any kind of style. Strike Battle is programmed to suit every game and gamer.

G-MODE Function

The Game Mode option will allow you to disable the windows key when you are in the middle of the action. Thanks to the G-Mode function you will not be disturbed while gaming, leaving no space for errors within the game.

Easy access media keysn

Whether it’s audio or video you can instantly control volume, mute and other multimedia functions. The quick access function built in the keyboard allows a total control on any adjustments that might happen while gaming, offering you maximum comfort and usability.

Key Switches for Every Gamer

Pick the key switches that suit you from the four most popular MX CHERRY switch colors – black, red, blue and brown.

What is the best Cherry for a mechanical keyboard ?: Red? Blue? Brown? Black?  It really depends on every gamer, on every use. Strike Battle is available in the four most requested Cherry colors by pro gamers seeking speed and accuracy, an innate characteristics in the new Ozone Strike Battle. You can also configure the response time between the keyboard and the computer from 1ms to 16ms. Strike Battle: Fast, accurate and solid.

TECH SPECS

  • Keyboard:STRIKE BATTLE 87 Keys Mechanical Keyboard
  • Size:H: 34.59±1mm x L: 351.00±1 mm x W: 123.00±1mm
  • Cable Length:1.5m Braided Cable
  • Top Case:Aluminum
  • Voltage:4.75V±10%
  • Memory:64KB on board memory
  • Nkey Rollover:All keys with Nkey Rollover (anti-ghost)
  • Gaming Mode:Deactivation of Win Key / “AWSD” & “Arrow Keys” function swappable/ Macro Function through Software
  • Compatible:IBM PC, (Win8.1 To be confirmed) Win8, Win7, WinNT, Win2003, Win XP or Win Vista
  • Weight:685 G
  • Keycaps/ Bottom Case:ABS 94HB
  • Feet:ABS+TPR
  • Power Consumption:≤ 250 mA
  • Connector:USB
  • Working Mode:Normal PC Mode/ Gaming Mode
  • Unique environment created by RED LEDs with 6 backlit options: OFF / breathing / 10% / 30% / 70% / 100%
  • Instantly adjust Polling Rate: 125 Hz – 250 Hz – 500 Hz -1000 Hz.
  • Adjust Keys effective time in 7 speed transmissions: 1ms – 2ms – 4ms – 8ms – 12ms – 14ms – 16ms.

 

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The Razer Tartarus Chroma gaming keypad comes with 25 anti-ghosted, fully programmable keys, including an 8-way thumb-pad for complete control and manoeuvrability.

Now with Chroma customizable lighting, the latest version of this gaming keypad has access to the full spectrum of 16.8 million colour options.

As a gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus Chroma provides a comfortable and efficient alternative to keyboards for PC gaming, especially real-time strategy MMOs and other key-intensive games where left- and right-hand independence is useful.

The Razer Tartarus Chroma offers infinite commands with its 25 fully programmable keys allowing users to bind all their preferred skills, macros and hotkeys for a personalized gaming experience. The precise 8-way directional thumb-pad can also act as modifier keys.

The Razer Tartarus Chroma features advanced ergonomics with its adjustable wrist-rest that can be angled to maximize comfort.

Now featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million colour options, the keypad opens up a world of practically limitless personalization possibilities and preloaded lighting effects, all easily programmed through Razer Synapse.

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The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma keyboard is available for purchase, replete with 16.8 million customizable color options, a detachable USB cable and all the essential keys, minus the ten keys, in a sleek, compact, form factor.

The Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma offers high-performance gaming features with ultimate portability. Users can define their own key zones, customize lighting effects and add multiple effects layers on each zone for a personalized lighting display using Razer Synapse.
With its myriad color options, The BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma also features Razer™ Mechanical Switches with optimized actuation and reset points that improve gaming performance. Engineered to have a distinct tactile feel, these keys help with faster reaction times and more precision during critical game situations. Each Razer Mechanical Switch is engineered to withstand up to 60 million keystrokes.

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