Following on from the announcement of its new living room-centric PC case, the Bulldog, Corsair has unveiled Lapdog, a sofa-friendly solution to gaming with a keyboard and mouse.
The lapdog consists of a memory-foam backed dock into which you can sit one of Corsair’s compact mechanical keyboards – just the K65 and K65 RGB for now – and a 7in x 11in mousemat.
The device contains all the cables from your keyboard and mouse thanks to an integrated USB hub that can also be used to connect extra devices like USB memory sticks.
It also has a cable stalk for your mouse cable, to prevent it getting in the way while gaming.
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While Valve may be trying to innovate completely new control systems with its Steam Controller, to make living room gaming easier, the Lapdog looks like a more immediately usable solution, though the fact you’ll still need wires may be too much of an annoyance for many.
When it arrives later this year Lapdog will be available either barebones for $69 or with a K65 RGB keyboard for $199.
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Corsair also unveiled its latest mechanical keyboard, the Corsair Strafe. A lower cost alternative to its premium K70 RGB, the Strafe has single-colour backlighting rather than multi-colour and a plastic build rather than aluminium.
However, it still retains support for the lighting programming of the K70 RGB, allowing you to create different lighting profiles for games or just create fun looking animations.
Moreover it still uses Cherry MX switches, for the full benefit of a mechanical keyboard. The Corsair Strafe is set to cost $109.99, which compares to $149.99 for the K70 RGB.