At this year's CES, TurtleBeach has showcased its new PC gaming peripherals, featuring both mechanical keyboards, mice and mousepads.
It seems TurtleBeach is venturing in new lands with an exclusive partnership with Nordic Game Supply. The company has revealed its new line-up of peripherals, which includes several keyboards, mice and mousepads. The products were first revealed at Gamescom 2014, and were silently released to a select number of European markets. However, TurtleBeach considers spring 2015 as the launch window for the UK and US markets.
So, what did the company showcase at CES? The flagship mechanical keyboard IMPACT 700, with laser-engraved keycaps and Cherry MX Brown switches attached to a gunmetal plate and a metal-reinforced chassis. The IMPACT 700 features red backlighting, which is adjustable in brightness and illumination modes. As one might expect for a gaming-gear peripheral is full anti-ghosting, as well as headphone, microphone and dual USB 2.0 pass-through ports. It's a fairly full feature set but this is matched by a hefty MSRP of $195.95.
TurtleBeach also showcased the IMPACT 600 keyboard, which hasn't been confirmed to be released in the UK and US markets. Then there's the IMPACT 500, a tenkeyless mech, with a smaller form-factor, and a $125.95 price-point. It features the same metal frame, as well as a soft-touch coating and Cherry MX Blue clicky switches.
Lastly, there's a rubber-dome keyboard, the IMPACT 100, using "smart-guided keycap sleeves" emulating the mechanical feedback. Its also metal-reinforced with a 30-key rollover and an MSRP of $59.95.
TurtleBeach has also revealed two new gaming mice. The Grip 500, with an 8200DPI Avago laser sensor, OMRON switches and seven buttons. Through software, users can tweak performance, button commands and illumination, including the ability to have up to 50 macros with up to 100 commands each. Grip 500 also comes with color-coded profiles that can be stored using on-board memory and changed on-the-fly. It will be made available for $69.95.
Lastly, there's the Grip 300 featuring the Avago 3050 optical sensor, mantaining the OMRON switches, but instead have five-buttons, and is plug and play only. It features a non-slip, soft-touch coating and will retail for $39.95.
Finally, Turtle Beach will have two sets of mouse pads. The TRACTION series comes with a textured weave surface, while the DRIFT series is ultra-smooth. Both are available in four sizes: medium (270mm x 220mm), large (350mm x 250mm), X-large (450mm x 350mm) and wide (900mm x 300mm), the latter being considered a deskpad, designed to accommodate both keyboard and mouse.
Turtle Beach is preparing to launch the line-up in the spring of 2015 for the US and UK markets, though no UK pricing is available at the time of writing.