CES 2019 is here and it Corsair and Elgato gaming aren’t wasting a minute on showing off their new goods. They’ve been teasing a few items that were going to be released today and after seeing what they are. I’m sure you’ll enjoy them as well.
First up is a new line-up of gaming mice; Harpoon RGB Wireless, Ironclaw RGB, and the M65 RGB Elite.
Harpoon RGB Wireless: This new mouse takes one of CORSAIR’s most popular mice and cuts the cord, powered by SLIPSTREAM CORSAIR WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY for wired-caliber performance. SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS delivers hyper-fast 2.4GHz gaming grade wireless speed, transmitting twice the packets of previous generation wireless devices, and ensuring your signal stays strong even in heavy wireless traffic with Intelligent Frequency Shift (IFS). Combining the confidence of tournament-ready wireless performance with a robust wireless range up to 33ft, SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS lets you play your way, whether from the desktop or the couch. It doesn’t stop at just SLIPSTREAM WIRELESS – gamers can also choose to connect using low-latency Bluetooth or a USB wired connection, making it easy to connect to any desktop gaming PC, laptop, or even mobile device. Compact and weighing in at just 99g, HARPOON RGB WIRELESS comes equipped with a rechargeable internal Lithium-Polymer battery for up to 60 hours of wireless battery life*, a 10,000 DPI optical sensor, six fully programmable buttons, and integrated RGB lighting configurable in CORSAIR iCUE software
Ironclaw RGB: Designed specifically for larger hands and palm grips, IRONCLAW RGB will change the game for players who find conventional mice a little too small for their liking. Boasting CORSAIR’s most advanced optical sensor yet, a custom PMW3391 developed in conjunction with industry leader Pixart, users can adjust sensitivity up to a native 18,000 DPI in 1 DPI steps for ultra-accurate, customizable tracking. Complete with seven fully programmable buttons, two-zone dynamic RGB lighting, and onboard profile storage while still weighing only 105g.
M65 RGB Elite: upgrades the iconic CORSAIR M65 design with a wealth of new enhancements based on the feedback of thousands of M65 users. Now equipped with the same next-generation 18,000 DPI optical sensor as IRONCLAW RGB, M65 RGB ELITE is more precise and accurate than ever, with sensitivity adjustable in 1 DPI increments. Sporting a durable aluminum frame, the M65 RGB ELITE’s base weight has been reduced by over 15% to 97g, with a tunable weight system that can both increase weight up to 115g and adjust its center of gravity to perfectly match your play style. With a redesigned side button cluster with a convenient sniper button that instantly reduces sensitivity on-the-fly, two-zone dynamic RGB lighting, 50 million click-rated Omron switches and onboard profile storage, M65 RGB ELITE is a cutting-edge update to the most celebrated and enduring CORSAIR mouse
The prices for the gaming mice haven’t been released, so we’ve reached out to Corsair for more info on them.
Next up is something for the streamers and content creators; a new LED light called the Elgato Key Light. This new light will attach to your desk or monitor, adding a professional light to your setup. It will also be smaller than most lights on the market, taking up less space. According to Elgato, the Key Light will output a maximum of 2,500 lumens, without generating any heat. That last part is awesome if true. With my current lights, I feel like I’m being cooked when I use them. It will integrate with the Streamdeck, so you can control the many features of the light with your finger. If you don’t own a Streamdeck, you’ll still be able to adjust the settings from your PC. It will be available starting on January 14, 2019, and is priced at $199.99. Amazon.com is currently taking pre-orders now.
I think I’m going to have to pick this up and put it through the paces. Expect a review from us as soon as we manage to snag one.
Then there’s the Elgato Screen Link, an application that will let iOS owners transmit gameplay from their devices to a PC for capturing purposes. So they’ll be able to stream right from their iPhone or iPads with ease while connecting with popular stream software such as OBS. There will be two versions of the software, a free version that is limited to just 15 minutes of use at a time. While the more robust Screen Link Pro version priced at $9.99. It’s also currently available for download now via the App Store.
This is a great idea for iOS users. Especially since the iOS marketplace has really interesting and fun games. Nice to see Elgato capitalizing on that market.
For info on any of these products, head on over to Elgato.com