CES 2018: Corsair Jumps Into the Wireless Peripherals Fray


Hold up Logitech, you’ve got some competition now! At the CES 2018, gaming peripherals manufacturer Corsair announced a new line of peripherals designed to take advantage of the wireless technology, with a new wireless charging, Qi-supported mousepad, mechanical keyboard, mouse, and an attachment that serves as a lap desk.

The first major talking point with the company was their wireless mousepad. Taking cues from the Logitech Gaming wireless mousepad but with some extra features including extra adapters for various mobile devices, the company took it a step further with the addition of a Qi-enabled wireless charging spot on the right corner of the pad, which allows devices that support wireless charging to occupy the spot.

The mouse pad works in tandem with the new RGB wireless mouse, the Dark Core RGB. This mouse features Bluetooth and USB connectivity with a 16,000 DPI sensor and customizable side grips. The mouse also features a solid 24 hours of battery life.

Next is the K63 Wireless Mechanical Keyboard, which won a CES 2018 Innovation Award. It has Cherry MX Red switches, and can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth, or by USB. The keys can be customized, and synced in tandem with the Dark Core RGB mouse with the downloadable Corsair program that works on PC and Mac. A point of interest on this keyboard is that it features secure 128-bit AES encryption to prevent key logger access.

Combining all of these together, Corsair also announced a new lap desk (see top image) that allows the K63 to slot into the keyboard holder, with the mousepad on the right. The bottom side of the lap desk features memory foam, and spending some time with it in the Corsair suite, it’s pretty darn comfortable for longer sessions. The new lap desk also has a nice weight to it without feeling cheap.

These all ship at the end of January, and if you’re at CES right now you can take a good look at them in the Corsair suite at the Palazzo hotel next to the Venetian.

Images taken directly at CES 2018, The Palazzo Hotel.