CORSAIR HEADSETS FOR WORK AND PLAY

Headsets enable communication across multiple platforms and applications in an increasingly connected world. To make it easy to navigate the sea of audio products, we’ve put together a cheat sheet outlining some key features of each headset family with notes on connectivity and compatibility so you can choose the right headset for your home office or gaming setup!

HS and HS PRO

Our HS and HS PRO headsets may be our entry level, but the HS family packs a punch where it counts in terms of basic features. Our entire HS lineup is equipped with 50mm drivers that have been tuned for quality as well as a highly capable unidirectional microphone that helps to isolate your voice from unwanted background noise. Best of all, the entire lineup (with the exception of the wireless HS70 PRO) features a standard 3.5mm headphone jack that you can simply plug into your console’s controller or audio combo jack on your Mac/PC! 

ModelHS35 HS45 HS50 PRO HS60 PRO HS70 PRO 
Connectivity 3.5mm analog combo, Mic/Headphone Splitter (Carbon) 3.5mm analog combo / USB dongle 3.5mm analog combo 3.5mm analog combo / USB dongle Wireless USB Receiver 
Compatibility Mac/PC, Console Mac/PC, ConsoleMac/PC, Console Mac/PC, Console Mac/PC, Console (PS4) 

VOID ELITE

The VOID family is by far our most popular, with a unique look, high comfort and omnidirectional microphone for improved quality. To sweeten the deal, the VOID ELITE lineup has additional creature comforts like rotatable earcups and large onboard buttons for easy access! The USB and wireless models up the ante even further with an upgraded rear control toggle for volume (over a standard volume wheel) and quickly changing EQ settings as well as a smart mute feature which disables the mic when in the up position. All of these great features come together to make navigating your next online match or conference call a breeze.

Model VOID ELITE SURROUND VOID ELITE USBVOID ELITE WIRELESS 
Connectivity 3.5mm analog combo / USB dongle Wired USB Wireless USB Receiver 
Compatibility Mac/PC, ConsoleMac/PC, Console (PS4) Mac/PC, Console (PS4) 

VIRTUOSO

The VIRTUOSO RGB and VIRTUOSO RGB SE are our top of the line headsets with multiple connectivity options available no matter which version you pick. You can connect directly to your Mac/PC over USB, analog 3.5mm or wirelessly with the included SLIPSTREAM wireless USB dongle! If you’re concerned about how your voice sounds, the broadcast-grade omnidirectional microphone on both the standard and SE models as well as our exclusive SLIPSTREAM wireless technology make sure that you can hear and be heard with better audio quality than ever, all without wires! And if you do opt to use a wire, both the VIRTUOSO RGB and VIRTUOSO RGB SE offer crystal clear 24-bit 96kHz playback over USB on your PC! 

Model VIRTUOSO RGBVIRTUOSO RGB SE 
Connectivity 3.5mm analog combo cable / USB cable, SLIPSTREAM Wireless USB dongle 3.5mm analog combo cable / USB cable, SLIPSTREAM Wireless USB dongle 
Compatibility Mac/PC, Console (USB – PS4; 3.5mm Analog – PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch)Mac/PC, Console (USB – PS4; 3.5mm Analog – PS4, XBOX ONE, Nintendo Switch)

Stand Up for Excellent Audio!

If you’ve got a headset and find yourself setting it on your desk or hanging it on your monitor when you’re done for the day, our ST100 RGB is a sturdy RGB headset stand that doesn’t just add a splash of color to your space and give your headset a proper place to stay, it also packs an integrated USB hub for wireless receivers as well as a built-in audio combo jack that enables features like sidetone monitoring and simple, customizable EQ settings through our iCUE Software!

The Choice is Yours

No matter which headset you choose for work or play, CORSAIR has the solution for you, ranging from universally compatible 3.5mm headsets all the way up to feature-rich wireless headsets! For more information about our headset lineup, you can check them out here, visit our User Forum or join us on Discord

Introducing the K57 RGB Wireless

A little while back we announced our new K57 RGB Wireless keyboard. The K57 RGB Wireless is a unique entry into the gaming peripheral market due to it being membrane keyboard, using SLIPSTREAM Wireless and CAPELLIX LEDs, two of CORSAIR’s newest technologies.

As the first wireless keyboard to utilize SLIPSTREAM Wireless and the first peripheral to use CAPELLIX LEDs, the K57 is a great entry point for anyone seeking a high-performance wireless keyboard with advanced LED technology. The combination of SLIPSTREAM’s incredible speed and CAPELLIX ’s energy savings lends itself to great battery life while increasing performance. With full RGB lighting, users can expect up to 35 hours of battery life, and with no LEDs on, a whopping 175 hours of battery life; that’s over a full week of use! The K57 RGB Wireless began as a wireless version of our popular K55 RGB, but during development, we saw the perfect opportunity to integrate these amazing new technologies. The K57 with CAPELLIX LEDs offers incredible brightness, as well as per-key RGB lighting effects, giving nearly unlimited customizability with our amazing iCUE software.

CORSAIR’s SLIPSTREAM technology offers the best performance for wireless devices with sub-1ms response times. Additionally, with intelligent frequency switching, SLIPSTREAM will always keep your devices in the least congested sub-frequencies for reliable and fast performance. Speaking of reliability, there’s no question that LEDs are the best source of illumination. CAPELLIX LEDs take the renowned reliability and offer the added benefit of flexibility and miniaturization. At a fraction of the size of a standard RGB LED, CAPELLIX LEDs shine brighter and can be installed in numerous places, thanks to the awesome manufacturing process of being printed directly on the circuit board.

CORSAIR decided to use the K57 RGB Wireless to debut SLIPSTREAM Wireless and CAPELLIX LEDs in our keyboard product line primarily due to accessibility. By featuring these technologies in an affordable product, more people can enjoy the experience of having some of the newest tech in their hands. We wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to enjoy two technologies we’re very proud of here at CORSAIR. We worked hard to make SLIPSTREAM wireless the best, most responsive wireless protocol we could, and CAPELLIX LEDs are similarly groundbreaking. Instead of limiting them only to premiere products, we felt it better to use them where they could do the most good – by improving performance and battery life in our mainstream wireless gaming keyboard.

Discussing the K57 RGB Wireless on our AMA Livestream in August 2019

While the K57 RGB Wireless keyboard is a membrane keyboard, even keyboard elitists who have seen and used the keyboard in person at PAX West 2019 were astounded to find out it wasn’t mechanical, noting that keystrokes were comfortable, both in actuation feel and force. Another benefit of the membrane actuation is very quiet operation, which is something a lot of streamers look for in keyboards so their viewers don’t hear the constant clacking of the keys, especially in areas where a wireless keyboard excels, like the living room.

Many younger gamers and their parents were excited to hear that it was wireless with per-key RGB lighting for $99.99 MSRP, a price facilitated by the fact that it’s a membrane keyboard. The features and technologies the K57 offers at this price point are unique in the industry, and this makes it a perfect keyboard for both new users and veterans, gamers and content creators, or for those who just want a reliable wireless keyboard for any situation.

If the K57 RGB Wireless sounds like just the keyboard you’ve been searching for, head over to corsair.com to check it out!

INSIDE CORSAIR HQ: Favorite Mouse for Apex Legends?

If you’re a gamer or just like to follow gaming news, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of the new battle royale sensation, Apex Legends, and its rapid rise to success. Here at CORSAIR HQ, which resides somewhere between Artillery and Bunker, there are a bunch of us who regularly take up arms and battle it out to be champions. With the game’s large variety of weapons, upgrades, and legends to choose from, your mouse should match your playstyle. I asked some of our own staff which mouse/mice they preferred and why. Read on to see what our own legends have to say!


First Name: Donia
Position at CORSAIR: Customer Service Representative
Preferred Legend: Lifeline
Preferred Mouse: White M65 RGB Elite
Why? I really like this mouse a lot because not only is it SOOOO pretty – But it’s the perfect size for me. I have small/medium sized hands, and a lot of other mice don’t fit my hands well. I like when my mouse is simple and just gets the job done. The sniper button is GENIUS; I also play League of Legends, so I can play with super high sensitivity at times. Using the sniper button to slow down to aim has literally saved my life in game. Overall, it’s a good, simple mouse that really gets the job done.


Name: James
Position: Technical Support
Preferred Legend(s): Bloodhound and Octane
Preferred Mouse/Mice: White M65 RGB Elite
Why? I love the feel and looks of this mouse. It sits comfortably in my hand and I’m able to easily reach the side buttons. I typically rebind the sniper and side buttons, which allows me to sprint, heal, or drop kick someone with the greatest of ease.


Name: Kevin
Position: Technical Marketing
Preferred Legend(s): Lifeline or Bangalore
Preferred Mouse/Mice: Glaive RGB or White M65 RGB Elite
Why? I love the Glaive’s shape, large thumb buttons, easy to read DPI indicator, and interchangeable thumb rests. All of these give me a comfortable, firm grip, and makes it easier to frag out. The white M65 RGB Elite feels super snappy, it’s easy to clean, and with the updated thumb buttons, it feels better than ever. Oh, and aesthetically speaking? OOF. It’s a beauty.


Name: Phil
Position: Technical Marketing – Elgato
Preferred Legend: Bangalore
Preferred Mouse/Mice: Black M65 RGB Elite
Why? The shape and size of the mouse are really nice, and it fits well in my hand, which is the most important aspect of a gaming mouse to me.



Name: Scott
Position: Video Producer
Preferred Legend: Pathfinder
Preferred Mouse/Mice: Harpoon Wireless
Why? I’ve always liked smaller/ lighter mice, especially for FPS games. I mainly play wired at my desk, but I also have my PC running to my 4K TV in the living room. The Harpoon wireless lets me quickly unplug and move to my K63 Lapboard combo.

Name: Steggy
Position: Marketing Manager – Elgato
Preferred Legend(s): Mirage
Preferred Mouse/Mice: Glaive RGB
Why? The Glaive seems to be that sort of classic mouse shape, and the customizable side panel allows the mouse to be enjoyed by people who prefer different styles of mice. Some people like thumb rests, whereas I just want a simple side with grip, and the Glaive gives that to me.


In addition to these responses, we also collected some data of other Apex Legends fans around the office. Below, in our ultra-scientific bar graph, you can get a visual representation of which mice our own legends prefer.

From the collected responses, it appears that the M65 RGB Elite is the champion for Apex Legends fans at CORSAIR HQ!

This was data collected from a small sample of us who have been bitten by the Apex Legends bug at the office. Just like the game gives you a wealth of weapons to choose from, CORSAIR offers plenty of options for mice, except you’re not at the mercy of RNG. On that note… has anyone found a Precision Choke? What’s your favorite CORSAIR mouse to use for Apex? Let us know below!

Unplug & Play: Taking the Livingroom Wireless

Unplug & Play is the tagline for our new family of wireless gaming peripherals, starting with our recently announced K63 Wireless gaming keyboard, the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard, and Dark Core RGB wireless gaming mouse. These awesome peripherals enable a truly wire-free living room gaming experience, so we’re going to upgrade our game room at CORSAIR HQ.

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Our couch setup in the game room is truly a sight to behold, allowing us to demo new hardware like our Unplug & Play lineup as well as hold the occasional Tekken or Street Fighter tournament. Our upgraded setup features an 80” 4K TV powered by our new CORSAIR ONE ELITE.

c1_elite

The K63 Wireless SE gaming keyboard features Ice Blue LED lighting, making it a perfect match for our CORSAIR ONE ELITE system, we also made a custom profile in our CUE software to set our DARK CORE RGB gaming mouse to match that same shade of blue for a uniform look once it’s all set up with the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard.

k63lapboard_darkcore

Since our CORSAIR ONE ELITE sits next to our 80” 4K TV, I took advantage of the extension cable and USB adapter included with our DARK CORE RGB mouse tucked it near the bottom center of the TV. This way we make sure that our DARK CORE RGB’s wireless receiver gets the best signal possible from the mouse which will be further back from the TV on the couch while gaming. For more info on wireless receiver placement, you can check out our blog on it here.

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Setting up the K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard is super simple. Just slide the K63 Wireless keyboard in to the cutout tray on your lapboard. Line up the wrist rest tabs and carefully slide the keyboard in.

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And there you have it! We’re excited to finally be able to cut the cords in our living room setup and game from the comfort of our couch without compromise. For more information about our wireless peripherals, join our community at the CORSAIR User Forum.

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