The Voyager Air is Corsair's first all-in-one wireless mobile drive.
A few years ago, you could count on Corsair to make a splash at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with cases, cooling products, and power supplies, to name a few products. Fast forward to today and it's a different landscape, though arguably no less interesting. Among the products Corsair is trotting out at CES this time around is the Voyager Air, an all-in-one wireless mobile drive that combines the functions of a home network attached storage (NAS) device, USB drive, and wireless hub.
Pardon the wordplay, but peripheral maker Corsair is attacking its wireless headset and PC case lines with a Vengeance (with a capital 'V'). Vengeance, of course, is the moniker Corsair attaches to its gaming products, and especially its line of high performance RAM. Corsair said it's planning to expand its Vengeance line, starting with the Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 gaming headset and Vengeance C70 computer case.
Joe the smug console gamer can take his PlayStation 3 and stick it in a very unpleasant place, we'll stick with PC gaming, thank you very much. We've spent years honing our keyboard and mouse skills, two of the most deadliest weapons in the hands of a PC gamer, which is why peripheral makers put so much focus on them. Even Corsair, a company best known for its memory and power supply products, is getting in on the fun.
Before there was Sandy Bridge, you could argue there wasn't any point in equipping your notebook with enthusiast grade RAM. But now that even mainstream laptops have a bit of high-octane spunk in their DNA, Corsair's hoping there will be an audience for its new Vengeance SO-DIMM memory upgrade kits. These are high-performance memory kits comparable to desktop parts, but built for mobile form factors.
Do you think Corsair might be just a little bit excited about Intel's Sandy Bridge-E launch? The memory maker blitzed the market with a full line of quad-channel DDR3 memory kits this morning, including eight kits under its Vengeance line and an additional four as part of its Dominator family. These memory kits range in capacity from 8GB all the way to 32GB.
There's a ton of competition in the gaming headset market, but that didn't deter Corsair from rolling out its new Vengeance line. Corsair says these headsets "reflect our desire to build the products we want to use and can't find anywhere else," and what might be most appealing to gamers are the price tags. Each one costs less than a Benjamin, and one of them doesn't even cost half that much.
Corsair's Vengeance LP line of DDR3 memory was made for big builds (with big cooling systems) stuffed into little cases; these low-profile kits clock in at an itty-bitty 1.03 inches, nearly half the height of most of the other memory out there. The newly available Corsair Special Edition Arctic White Vengeance Low Profile memory targets a couple other niches, too. It's still short, but the Low Profile White also runs at a scant 1.35V that Corsair claims makes it perfect for whisper-quiet PCs or builds suffering from low voltage constraints.
Corsair has come up with a solution for anyone having trouble trying to squeeze a monstrous CPU cooling solution into their rig only to find that the RAM is getting in the way. It's the company's new Vengeance LP DDR3 memory series. These low profile kits feature heat spreaders with a reduced height of 1.03 inches (25.25 millimeters), nearly an inch shorter than the standard height of 1.87 inches (47.37 millimeters).
Corsair's new Vengeance high-performance DDR3 memory kits don't just look mean, they purportedly back up their aggressive styling with plenty of overclocking potential. According to Corsair, the Vengeance line consists of "carefully selected RAMS to enable excellent overclocking results," whether you're sporting an AMD or Intel processor inside.
"Customers have been asking for outstanding memory with a lower price tag, and we have been listening," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "I believe that our users will love both the exciting new look and the overclocking results they are able to achieve with our new Vengeance memory."
Vengeance kits come in a variety of high tech flavors, including single, dual, and triple-channel kits ranging from 4GB to 16GB in capacity.