Private equity firm EagleTree Capital is in advanced talks to buy popular peripheral and hardware-maker Corsair, sources have told Reuters.
On Thursday Reuters reported that two sources affirmed that EagleTree Capital, a private equity firm based in New York, has offered to purchase Corsair for more than $500 million. Four different financial institutions will help finance the acquisition, the sources said, including Goldman Sachs, Macquarie Group, BNP Paribas, and Societe Generale.
Corsair's range of products include peripherals and hardware aimed at the professional gaming segment, including cooling solutions, keyboards and mice, audio headsets, high-end PC cases, RAM, and a unique small form-factor PC called the Corsair One.
HyperX today revealed two new mechanical keyboards in the Alloy performance gaming series.
HyperX's new duo includes the Alloy FPS, which offers Cherry MX switches, full N-key rollover and anti-ghosting along with a steel frame and an added USB port to charge other devices, and the Alloy Elite, which delivers similar performance with an added detachable wrist rest, dedicated media buttons, and USB 2.0 pass-through.
"Further raising the bar for personalization and comfort, HyperX is excited to reveal the new Alloy Elite Keyboard with Cherry MX Mechanical switches, detachable palm rest and custom lighting features. For TKL keyboard fans, the new Alloy FPS Pro was designed in our HyperX labs specifically for them," said Marcus Hermann, senior business manager, HyperX. "Ensuring that gamers connect and play immediately, keyboard customization options can be accessed without the assistance of software via keyboard functions."
Computex 2017 - Aerocool is the first to market with a gaming chair that lights up, unveiling their new Project 7 gaming chair with cable lighting that emits a beautiful sky blue that gels perfectly with the Project 7 colors.
You'll be able to adjust the lighting through an independent controller that's placed on the side of the Project 7 gaming chair, with a light cable that Aerocool has built into the edge roll stitching.
Aerocool has crafted its new Project 7 gaming chair with a black and blue design that features moulded foam pads in the seat and backrest, while providing 4D adjustable armrests.
ASUS today announced its new gaming mouse, the ROG STRIX Impact, which is optimized for rigorous gaming.
The STRIX ROG Impact mouse features a lightweight and ambidextrous design that's specifically designed for MOBAs. The optical sensor has up to 5000 DPI sensitivity and a tracking speed of 130 IPS, making it an effective solution for MOBAs that need quick response times.
The Impact also sports high-quality and durable Omron D2FC-F-K mouse switches to support up to 50 million clicks. An onboard DPI switch lets users easily and quick switch between different sensitivity settings in-game without needing to pull up extra software.
NZXT is all about colorful style, and its new Puck cable management add-on is no different. While the Puck isn't made to handle your PC's actual internal cable management, it offers a neat little add-on that can handle your wired headsets with ease.
The Puck is magnetic so it sticks to steel PC cases with ease, and can serve as a headset mount. Wires and cables are ran around the Puck's inner track kind of like a spindle, but it also breaks apart in two pieces and can house cords in its hollow interior.
"Store VR or audio headsets easily with Puck. It's designed for simple, hassle-free cable management for any of your wired accessories. Split Puck apart for extended cable coverage while powerful magnets make it easy to mount on your PC case or any steel surface," reads the official online description.
CES 2017 - Cherry, the company behind the world's most popular mechanical keyboard switches, today announced its new Cherry MX Board Silent keyboard.
This is a no-frills keyboard optimized for dependability and silent use--you won't find any fancy RGBs on this mechanical board. This particular model is based on the popular G80-3000 mechanical keyboard, and features uniquely rubber pads on the insides of the key switches to ensure ultra-quiet keypresses. "The integrated 2-component stem reduces audible clicks at the bottom-out and top-out to a minimum. As with every other MX switch, these features include a sturdy housing made of plastic polymer, a precise spiral spring, and the unique Gold Crosspoint contact technology."
The Cherry MX Board Silent comes in plain black and grey flavors with either Cherry MX Black or Cherry MX Red switches. As far as reliability goes, the Cherry MX Board Silent has impressive dependability ratings including 50 million keystrokes, a Mean Cycles Before Failure of 1 billion operations, and a Mean Time Before Failure of 80,000 hours. Cherry backs the board with a 2 year warranty to boot.
- Precision key switches Made in Germany (CHERRY MX technology)
- High-quality keyboard with laser-etched keycaps for demanding tasks and the highest performance
- CHERRY MX Silent switches with Gold Crosspoint contact technology
- Noise-optimized MX key switch version with patented noise reduction, using an integrated 2-component stem which clearly minimizes noise at top-out and bottom-out
- Self-cleaning contacts, dust- and dirt-resistant
- Over 50 million keystrokes per switch without compromising quality
- Long-lasting safe switching performance with renowned "original CHERRY quality", tried-and-tested a billion times over
- N-key rollover: Simultaneous operations of up to 14 keys without any key ghosting effects
- PC and Mac compatible over USB
The Cherry MX Board Silent costs $149, but no availability has been announced.
CES 2017 - Patriot has upgraded its Viper keyboard lineup to include two more performance models: the high-end V770 and the starter V730.
The Viper V770 features full per-key scintillating RGB illumination with 16.8 million color combos to match the color schemes of any rig. Kailh Red switches with 2mm actuation provide tactile feel, and full N-key rollover ensures precision during gaming, typing, and regular use. The Viper V770 also features a total of 108 programmable macro keys and five custom profiles that can be switched on-the-fly. Dedicated multimedia keys, a volume scroll wheel, and audio/USB pass-through further add utility to this RGB keyboard.
Patriot affirms the Viper V730 is the "perfect starter mechanical keyboard" that provides gamers with a "reliable entry-level keyboard." Kailh Brown switches actuate the keys and full N-key rollover also ensures adequate precision, with red LEDs providing some style to the starter board. The V730 also features eight dedicated multimedia keys and specific customizable lighting profiles to add even more flair.
CES 2017 - HyperX today announced a trio of new peripherals will join its performance gaming lineup: the flavorful Alloy RGB and Alloy FPS mechanical keyboards, and the Pulsefire gaming mouse.
HyperX's new Alloy gaming keyboards come in two flavors: the scintillating Alloy RGB which rocks 16 million LED color combos, media keys, and dynamic color profiles, and the Alloy FPS, which trades the current Alloy's Blue switches for either Cherry MX Brown or Red switches for a more responsive tactile feel. The Alloy FPS will cost around $100, but HyperX has yet to reveal pricing on the Alloy RGB.
The HyperX Pulsefire gaming mouse is relatively accessible at just $50, and rocks four flexible DPI preset settings including 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 DPI that can be adjusted on-the-fly via the DPI switch below the mouse wheel.
CES 2017 - Peripheral manufacturer ROCCAT today revealed its new fleet of gaming mice and keyboards in Las Vegas, all of which are enhanced with the company's new Owl-Eye and ForceFX sensors.
First off let's take a look at ROCCAT's new keyboard, the Isku+ ForceFX. This particular model is an enhanced version of the Isku RGB keyboard outfitted with ROCCAT's new ForceFX tech that blurs the line between mechanical and membrane switches. The Isku+ Force FX features "pressure-sensitive QWEASD keys which can be configured in three different modes" for optimum use.
Now let's take a look at ROCCAT's new gaming mice. The trio of performance RGB mice, the wireless Leadr, Kone EMP, and Kone Pure 2017, rock ROCCAT's new Owl-Eye sensor tech that enables insane sensitvity up to 12,000 DPI.
CES 2017 - Alright, Roccat has my attention with their new wireless gaming mouse that rocks an interestingly named 'Owl-Eye' optical sensor.
The new wireless mouse is promising to translate motions to your gaming display with 1:1 accuracy, and is only one part of three new mice Roccat has to show off at CES 2017, and a new keyboard.
Roccat's new wireless mouse is offering "virtually zero latency", and rocks a charging dock and a detachable charging cable - so for those of you who want "absolutely zero latency" (that's what I'm calling it) - plug it in, and away you go.