Corsair Goes Wireless for Keyboards, Mice and Chargers
Cut the cords with Corsair
Following cues from Logitech’s latest wireless options, Corsair has revealed a new line of wireless peripherals for gaming enthusiasts. Going by the title “Corsair Unplug and Play,” the new line includes the K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, the DARK CORE RGB Wireless Gaming Mouse, and the MM1000 Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad. All of these devices (with the exception of the wireless charging mat) offer gamers the chance to cut their cords without suffering through lag-time or delay.
The new K63 Wireless mechanical gaming keyboard ($109 at Amazon) was a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree, and offers the popular CHERRY MX Red mechanical keyswitches. Connecting via a choice of ultra-fast 1ms 2.4GHz gaming-optimized wireless, low latency Bluetooth wireless, or a wired USB connection, the K63 Wireless instantly registers keystrokes and commands however you connect. Users will also get up to 75 hours of rechargeable battery life with the device, and you have per-key, customizable blue LED backlighting to play with. The lighting is controlled using Corsair’s CUE software. The K63 Wireless also features strong 128-bit AES encryption, protecting your keystrokes from wireless eavesdropping. The K63 Wireless’ tenkeyless layout is perfect for a clean and minimalist desktop, and combines with the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard to create a cutting-edge wireless living room solution if you prefer the couch. A lightweight surround and memory foam cushion comfortably and securely holds the K63 Wireless keyboard in place, while a full-size replaceable mouse pad provides ample room and pixel-precise tracking.
You can pair that fancy new keyboard with the CORSAIR DARK CORE RGB wireless gaming mouse ($79 at Amazon) which offers the same flexible three-mode connectivity as the K63 Wireless Keyboard. The device is also equipped with a 16,000 DPI optical sensor, and can be customized using two interchangeable magnetic side grips. If RGB lighting is your thing, you will find three-zone RGB lighting, fully customizable in CUE, that lets you try out illumination options, patterns, and effects. The mouse is expected to offer up to 24 hours of battery life, but you can switch to DARK CORE RGB’s wired mode if you ever get too low while playing.
Speaking of running low, the DARK CORE RGB SE version ($89 at Amazon) adds Qi wireless charging support, which will pair perfectly with the all-new CORSAIR MM1000 Qi wireless charging mousepad ($79 at Amazon). Combining a micro-textured hard surface mouse pad with a dedicated Qi wireless charging spot, the MM1000 ensures wireless power is always on hand, charging almost any Qi compatible device, including smartphones. Even if your devices don’t have Qi charging built-in, MM1000 includes USB Micro-B, Type-C, and Lightning Qi charging adapters, letting you easily add Qi wireless charging. With a large 260mm x 350mm surface area, non-slip rubber base, USB 3.0 pass-through, and LED charging indicator completing the package, the MM1000 brings Qi wireless charging to your desktop whenever you need it.
I personally love the Wireless G613 Keyboard and the Wireless G703 mouse from Logitech, which offers almost the same technology, and have not noticed a difference in speed or precision since cutting the cords. I am very interested to try out Corsair’s new line, and think that the QI charging is an excellent decision on their part.