Corsair HS1 Gaming Headset

Posted in Headphones by Conner Flynn on August 31st, 2010

Corsair has just announced their new HS1 Gaming Headset with a circumaural closed-back design to help you out during long gaming sessions. With it’s huge 50mm drivers, the HS1 is designed to reduce overloading, that can occur with 40mm headsets and deliver a more accurate sound reproduction.

These babies also have surround sound with Dolby Headphone technology, so you can enjoy multi-channel audio and delve deep into the cinematic experience, even 7.1 channels from Blu-Ray discs.

Corsair unveils 600T mid-tower PC case

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on June 1st, 2010

Corsair has been making computer cases for a while and the company offers some very cool cases that gamers and enthusiasts have enjoyed. Along with the line of cases, Corsair also has SSDs, PSUs and lots of other computer hardware.

Corsair has added a new case to its line today called the 600T. The new case has the features of a full-tower in a more compact mid-tower design. One of the coolest features is that the 600T has a USB 3.0 port on the front panel for easy access.

Corsair set for IPO

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on April 27th, 2010

Most of us don’t really think about how large the companies that we commonly buy computer gear from really are. We know firms like Dell and Apple are massive but hardware companies like Corsair and OCZ are relatively small.

Corsair is set to go public with an IPO at an unspecified date. The exact price Corsair will ask for its common stock shares is also unknown. What is known is that the company is looking to raise $86.3 million in funds.

Corsair launches 32GB Flash Voyager Mini USB flash drive

Posted in Corsair by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Corsair has now added a new storage capacity to its Flash Voyager Mini USB flash drive series with the launch of the 32GB model. The increased capacity allows for a huge number of movies, music, photos etc to be stored in a format that’s about one third the size of typical USB Flash drives.

The drive sports a rubberized housing that is water resistant and shock proof, and the cap-less retractable USB connector uses COB (Chip-on-Board) technology. The 32GB Flash Voyager Mini sells for about $113.

Corsair Force series SSDs now shipping

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on March 5th, 2010

Corsair has a full line of storage and memory products that it has been offering for a long time. The company has flash drives, enthusiast class RAM for PCs and makes lots of memory for notebooks too. Corsair also has several SSD offerings and its latest SSDs are now available.

The new SSDs are the Force series and promises read speeds up to 285MB/s and write speeds up to 275MB/s. The SSD line is offered in 100GB or 200GB capacities and both use Sandforce controllers.

Corsair’s Padlock 2 offers rugged 256-bit AES encryption

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 19th, 2010

Are you the type who doesn’t trust your flash drive with your sensitive data? Who could blame you? Should that data fall into the wrong hands it could be disastrous. No one should know about your secret collection of My Little Pony pictures.

These new Corsair USB drives will help prevent such things. The Padlock 2 features OS-agnostic password protection via the keypad, plus 256-bit encryption. 8GB units are available now, priced at £46 in the UK and $59 in the US.

Corsair Nova and Reactor SSDs

Posted in SSD by Conner Flynn on February 8th, 2010

Corsair has a couple of new SSDs in the Nova and Reactor. The Nova comes in 64GB and 128GB capacities, while the Reactor series comes in 60GB and 120GB capacities. The Nova is a 2.5″ SSD that uses MLC NAND chips and 64MB of cache, for read speeds of up to 215MB/s on both the V128 and V64, with writing speeds of 130MB/s for the V64 drive and 195MB/s for the larger V128.

The Reactor series is equipped with a 128MB cache and read/write speeds of up to 250/110 MB/s for the 60GB model and 250/170 MB/s for the 120GB model. The Reactor series also features a mini USB port.

Corsair Flash Voyager GTR 128GB USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on February 4th, 2010

It wasn’t that long ago when Corsair’s 128GB Voyager GT was considered the fastest in the world. Well now it looks like the 128GB Voyager GTR will take its place. The GTR has read speeds of 34MB/s and write speeds of 28MB/s, where the existing 128GB Voyager GT which has 32MB/s and 25.6MB/s read and write speeds.

Those speeds will cost you a premium of $426. But hey, how much is that speed worth to you, with USB 3.0 around?

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Corsair pulls the cover off a $1300 RAM kit

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on December 16th, 2009

corsair24gbram-sgAny computer enthusiast will tell you that the hobby is not cheap. An enthusiast class system can run thousands of dollars all in the name of faster video game frame rates and higher frequencies on the CPU and RAM. Corsair has announced the perfect enthusiast RAM kit for the geek with money to burn.

The kit is the Corsair CMD24GX3M6A1333C9 – DOMINATOR and it is a 24GB kit. You get six 4GB memory modules that are rated at 1333MHz with latencies of 9-9-9-24. The kit is designed for Core i7 processors on the Intel X58 platform.

Corsair offers new Flash Survivor GT flash drives

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on November 10th, 2009

corsairflashsurvivorgtFlash drives are growing in capacity almost as fast as hard drives are for our computers. Corsair makes all sorts of flash drives from high-end massive capacity units to cheap drives that hold small amounts of data.

Corsair announced a new pair of flash drives today called the Flash Survivor GT line. The new drives are ruggedized and are water resistant and shock resistant. Just like the normal Flash Survivor line, the flash drive is secured inside a sealed aluminum tube to protect it from damage.

Corsair Flash Survivor 64GB USB drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on October 15th, 2009

Corsair Flash Survivor 64GB USB driveNeed a flash drive that goes beyond the call of duty as far as durability? Corsair has launched the new Flash Survivor USB drive with 64GB of storage that might interest you. The drive is ensconced in an extremely strong CNC-milled, anodized aircraft-grade aluminum to protect your important data.

The Corsair Flash Survivor 64GB USB Drive is also water resistant up to 200m, should you find yourself in the water during one of your outdoor adventures. No pricing or availability info yet, but this is a good one for all of you Indiana Jones types.

Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128GB

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on August 13th, 2009

Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128GBCorsair has a new flash drive in it’s lineup. One they are calling the ‘World’s fastest high capacity USB flash drive’. It’s based on a design that uses a unique dual-controller architecture to achieve SLC-levels of performance using MLC NAND flash memory. The Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128GB boasts read speeds of up to 32MB/s and write speeds of up to 25.6MB/s. The limiting factor is the speed of the USB 2.0 bus and operating system.

The Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128GB has some added durability with a water resistant rubber case that’s designed to protect it from damage. Nothing on price or availability as yet, but we should have that info soon.

Corsair announces H50 liquid cooling system for PCs

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on June 2nd, 2009

corsairh50-sbAs computer processors get faster one of the inevitable side effects of the increase in performance is that the processors run hotter. Many PC enthusiasts already know that to overclock their CPU too much means that they need better cooling and liquid is often the first step taken past air cooling.

Corsair has announced a new high performance liquid cooling system called the H50. The system is completely enclosed so there is no refilling or messing about with coolant near your computer. The device is compatible with both AMD and Intel processors and features a 120mm radiator and a copper plate for the CPU.

Corsair whips out modular energy efficient PSUs

Posted in Corsair by Shane McGlaun on May 29th, 2009

corsairpsu-sbCorsair has been in the PC hardware business for a long time. The company offers and produces some of the most popular enthusiast memory products around and has a full line of flash drives and SSDs that are available.

Corsair has announced two new modular power supplies that are both 80 Plus Silver certified for energy efficiency. The new models include the HX850W and HX750W and the modular design of the PSUs means that there are no extra cables left inside your PC chassis that you don’t need.

Corsair Flash Voyager Port

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2009

Corsair Flash Voyager PortThe Corsair Flash Voyager Port will work with just about any USB drive. Pushing the button will launch a software backup, transferring pre-determined data over to the docked USB flash drive. What this does is make any decent sized USB flash drive into the perfect backup drive.

Corsair wants you tp use their 64GB drive obviously. Nice device that is actually useful and provides some flexibility and freedom. Just keep track of your flash drives if you are using several. No word on availability, but the Corsair Flash Voyager Port should be available in a few weeks for under $20.