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Products will be a new Corsair series

Corsair is a company that has made it's name in the computer hardware market for years with RAM and then expanded into power supplies, gaming peripherals, and cooling devices. Corsair has now announced that it acquired Raptor Gaming to expand its PC gaming product line and distribution.
 
"Corsair and Raptor share the same goal, bringing best-in-class PC hardware to gamers around the world," said Andy Paul, President and CEO of Corsair. "Raptor Gaming's strong retail presence will allow us to offer a wider range of PC hardware to gamers across Germany."
 
Raptor Gaming makes gaming peripherals and is headquartered in Heisenberg, Germany. The company launched in 2004 and has a strong retail presence in Germany, which is the largest video game market in Europe. Products produced by Raptor gaming are widely available in major chain stores within Germany including Media Markt, Saturn, Real, Kaufland, and Conrad.
 
"As gamers ourselves, we formed the Raptor Gaming business to create high-performance PC gear to give gamers the absolute best gaming experience," said Dirk Schunk, CEO of Raptor Gaming. "Corsair's strong global brand and worldwide distribution will open up Raptor Gaming products to a wider audience of gamers around the world."
 
Corsair will receive the full product portfolio of keyboards, mice, headsets, and accessories from Raptor Gaming as part of the deal. These products will go into a new series alongside Corsair's existing Vengeance PC gaming products.

Raptor Gaming CEO Dirk Schunk and COO Heinz-Dieter Ludwig will stick around to make a smooth transition.


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This should be a good thing
By AssSpelunker on 8/15/2012 8:56:32 AM , Rating: 4
Consumers will likely benefit from this. Corsair is a pretty solid company and they've got the resources to compete directly with Logitech. Be nice to see what Logitech can come up with in the presence of real competition.




RE: This should be a good thing
By StevoLincolnite on 8/15/2012 9:15:41 AM , Rating: 2
Cosair has historically had an overly enthusiastic customer base, for good reason, everything they make is excellent and well priced.
Plus, like Valve, they are a private company, so their interests are aligned with that of the consumer and not the shareholders so things like quality, performance, warranty and such will bet set high.

Personally I'm running a Core i7 3930K with a Corsair Vengeance C70 case, Corsair H100 in push-pull, Corsair HX 1050 PSU, 8x 4gb of Corsair Vengeance ram and that's just in my latest build, highly recommend their gear.


RE: This should be a good thing
By TakinYourPoints on 8/15/2012 1:44:32 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of their keyboards and mice but their cases, RAM, and power supplies are excellent. I got their 800D case the month it came out and I reckon it'll last me a very very long time. :)


RE: This should be a good thing
By SilentBobDC on 8/15/2012 2:48:03 PM , Rating: 2
I've used their ram and power supplies for years but only recently got one of their keyboards. I LOVE my new K90. It was a great upgrade over my old G15. As for their mice, looks like the M90 tries to do too much. I guess to each his or her own with respect to taste in peripherals.


By TakinYourPoints on 8/15/2012 5:41:17 PM , Rating: 2
Well, any mechanical keyboard is a massive upgrade over a G15. :)

That said, there are better mechanical keyboards out there, and for less money. If you're shopping around for a second mechanical keyboard then you can get great ones from Leopold, Steelseries, or Rosewill.


By metaltoiletry on 8/15/2012 9:17:26 AM , Rating: 2
The Raptor M4 looks very interesting.

I like a heavy mouse, and it's the only mouse I've seen that has two sets of weights that you can add. Also comes with two extra sets of sliders for underneath the mouse.

Looks pretty comfy too.


Vengeance Keyboards and Mice
By Malhavoc on 8/15/2012 11:33:00 AM , Rating: 2
This does not surprise me. Corsair have majorly screwed up the launch of the Vengeance keyboard and mice. Amazing hardware, they are unable to get proper drivers and firmware to consumers.

Most recent firmware update removed ability for many users to get into their bios. They blame the motherboard manufacturers and refuse to rollback the drivers that worked.

That is in addition to the keyboards being promoted as mechanical and only being partially mechanical, their software making their keyboard and mice no better than ones you can purchase for $30 and under.




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