Corsair made a decent name for itself as a
memory company, but while some companies may have been content to stick at
that, not so with Corsair. After it had gone on to make excellent chassis and
PSUs it then turned its steely gaze on SSDs, speakers and CPU water coolers –
and nailed them all. Now it’s hitting another new market: gaming-focused
In fact, the only components Corsair has
steered clear of are the mobo, CPU and GPU. And we wouldn’t bet against them
taking a stab at one of those component categories in the next few years.
It’s rare for first attempts to be of this
quality, but Corsair has evidently spent a lot of time on the drawing board
with its peripherals, only releasing them when it was completely confident that
they could impress. In fact, I’m typing this on the K60, and never mind gaming,
it even makes writing a joy.
Key to the success of this range is the
design simplicity. The mouse is solid, reliable and free of gimmicks and the
same can be said of both the keyboard and the headset. But simplicity doesn’t
stop them from all being rather good looking.
Unlike the mouse and keyboard Corsair has
made headsets before, and it has once again made a great-sounding set of cans.
They may not quite have the audio sound quality of the more expensive sets, but
at $85 they are a bit of a bargain.
Mechanical-switch keyboards are all the
rage these days and Corsair has managed to create a modern classic. The key
action is solidly satisfying and the metal finish just screams quality. And if
those read, non-slip keys don’t do it for you the wrist rest doubles as
We’ve been massive fans of the MadCatz
R.A.T. mice since they first landed on our desks but the Vengeance M60 gives
them a run for their money. It’s claiming a slightly higher maximum DPI, but
it’s the build quality and response that makes this mouse so impressive.