CES 2019: Corsair Unveils Slipstream Wireless Tech, New Gaming Mice; Razer Turret Xbox One Keyboard-Mouse Combo Goes on Sale - Binary Trendz

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CES 2019: Corsair Unveils Slipstream Wireless Tech, New Gaming Mice; Razer Turret Xbox One Keyboard-Mouse Combo Goes on Sale


Corsair, the company that is popular for bringing its gamer-focused memory solutions and PC peripherals, plans to counter Logitech with its proprietary wireless technology called Slipstream Wireless. The new technology is touted to enable wireless gaming peripherals to have sub-1ms latency and a "stronger than ever wireless signal". Corsair has demonstrated the new technology at CES 2019 in Las Vegas alongside the introduction of three new gaming mice, namely Harpoon RGB Wireless, Ironclaw RGB, and M65 RGB Elite. Separately, Corsair competitor Razer started selling the Razer Turret - the keyboard and mouse combo that is designed specifically for the Xbox One.

Starting with the Slipstream Wireless, the technology designed by Corsair is touted to power the next-generation of wireless gaming peripherals by offering 2.4GHz gaming-grade wireless speed. The Fremont, California-headquartered company promises to offer "sub-1ms" latency through the 2.4GHz connection. This could bring wireless mice and keyboards closer to their wired counterparts.

HIGHLIGHTS:

1. Corsair's Slipstream Wireless is touted to offer sub-1ms latency
2. Corsair is showing off Harpoon Wireless and Ironclaw RGB at CES 2019
3. Razer Turret comes with a price tag of $248 (roughly Rs. 17,500)

The Harpoon RGB Wireless using Slipstream Wireless technology is claimed to deliver wired-calibre performance. The mouse can be used within a wireless range of up to 33 feet. Users can also switch from the low-latency Bluetooth connectivity to a USB wired connection.

The Harpoon RGB Wireless sports a 10,000 DPI optical sensor, six fully programmable buttons, and integrated RGB lighting that is configurable through Corsair iCue software. There is also a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer (Li-Po) battery that is rated to deliver up to 60 hours of power on a single charge. Besides, the mouse weighs 99 grams.


For larger hands and gamers seeking a solution with palm grips, Corsair's new portfolio has the Ironclaw RGB that is equipped with a custom PMW3391 optical sensor. The sensor, which is designed in collaboration with Pixart, can offer sensitivity up to a native 18,000 DPI. Corsair has also provided seven programmable buttons, two-zone dynamic RGB lighting, and onboard profile storage. All this comes at a weight of 105 grams.

While the Corsair Harpoon Wireless comes with a price tag of $49 (roughly Rs. 3,400), the Ironclaw RGB is priced at $59 (roughly Rs. 4,100), and the M65 RGB Elite at $69 (roughly Rs. 4,900). The M65 RGB Elite is already available for purchase in Black and White colour options in the US, though the Harpoon Wireless and Ironclaw RGB will hit stores later this month.

Aside from what all Corsair has showcased the ongoing CES specifically for gamers, Razer has started selling the anticipated Razer Turret. The keyboard and mouse combo that was teased last month is now available for purchase through Razer's website and the Microsoft Store with a price tag of $250 (roughly Rs. 17,600).

The Razer Turret comes as the first official wireless keyboard and mouse combo designed exclusively for Xbox One. The combo offers with 2.4GHz wireless connection via a single dongle and is claimed to offer up to 40 hours of battery life on a single charge. Both the keyboard and mouse in the combo features Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chrome technology to offer up to 16.8-million colour options and lighting effects.