Corsair Announces Acquisition of Raptor Gaming
August 15, 2012 8:42 AM
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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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RE: This should be a good thing
8/15/2012 2:48:03 PM
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.
RE: This should be a good thing
8/15/2012 5:41:17 PM
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.
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