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Corsair’s First Ever Laptop Voyager a1600: Cherry Switches, Elgato streamdeck

Corsair announced its first-ever gaming laptop today, the Voyager a1600. A sneak-peak was provided during AMD’s keynote at Computex today. The upcoming AMD powered device has some interesting features which are sure to get gamers and streamers excited.

Announcement video of the Corsair Voyager a1600

The Corsair Voyager a1600 is part of AMD’s Advantage program. The Advantage program promises the best in AMD processor and gpu power combined with high refresh rate screens and adequate cooling.

Specs of the Corsair Voyager include a 16″ 2560×1600 IPS with a respectable 240hz refresh rate. FreeSync Premium is supported for smooth gaming performance. With up to a 8-core, 16 thread Ryzen 9 6900HS combined with a RX 6800M the Voyager a1600 should give gamers enough horsepower to play their favorite games with ease.

An Unique feature of the Voyager a1600 is the integration of Elgato streamdeck shortcut buttons above the keyboard. These ten buttons give quick acces to user-customizable actions without the need of an external device. Other nice additions are a high quality 1080p30 FHD webcam as well as 4 microphones with ambient noice cancellation.

The Corsair Voyager a1600 has an unique design with 10 customizable Elgato shortcuts.
The Corsair Voyager a1600 with Elgato shortcuts

Cherry MX Ultra-low Profile switches should make for a great typing experience. Corsair added their Cappelix Leds which can be controlled with their iCUE software. An integrated Corsair Slipstream Wireless receiver lets you connect up to three of their supported peripherals without taking up precious ports. Speaking of which, among these are two Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB 4.0 ports and a USB 3.2 Gen2 type-C port.

Availability and pricing will be announced later, for more information about the Corsair Voyager a1600 visit their website.

Asus launches limited ROG X EVANGELION collection

Asus has teamed up with the creators of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series to create a full line up of themed hardware dubbed ROG X EVANGELION. Fans of the anime series will be pleased to see they can build an entire themed setup. The fundation of any pc is the motherboard, Asus managed to make a beautiful version of the Z690 HERO supporting Intel’s current flagship processors. This board fully supports DDR5, has a convenient post code and massive heatsinks.

Among the products being launched is a Z690 motherboard in the company’s HERO line-up.

Asus didn’t stop there though as both the ROG STRIX RTX 3090 and the ROG STRIX 3080 get some ROG X EVANGELION love. The RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 are one among the most powerfull gpu’s on the market.

The ROG X EVANGERLION edition of the STRIX RTX 3090

Other stuff in the ROG X Evangelion collection

Apart from the GPU there is a Case, a monitor (be sure to get a good monitor arm) and even a themed capturecard!

A computer without peripherals is like a car without wheels. Asus must have thought the same, so they also got you covered there. There is a gaming mouse , headset and offcourse a full size keyboard in the ROG X EVANGELION line-up. Maybe a Dragonball themed line-up in the future?

Asus ROX G EVANGELION keyboard

Check out the complete collection here

Pricing and availability will vary per region.

Akko EVA-01 keyboard and keycaps

Just looking for a keyboard with the EVA-01 theme or some nice keycaps?

Check out this 96% EVA-01 keyboard or these beautiful keycaps from Akko.

The mechanical keyboard rabbit hole. Once in, it’s hard to get back out.

Back when I had my first computer a keyboard was a keyboard. Never would I have thought about a mechanical keyboard or things like different switches. It was just Something that just came with the computer my parents bought in the store. I personally didn’t pay much attention to it. I remember it being this big clunky creamy-white thing with green indication lights on it. All I cared about was playing games on it (Red alert and Magic carpet were the first games I had on the PC)

“After plugging in my old membrane board I immediately knew this was a relationship that wouldn’t last”

About 10 years ago I accidently dropped my laptop and my wife said to me: why don’t you try to build your own computer instead of buying a new laptop? At first I thought to myself: no way I can build a computer. Why not just get one from the store? I decided to go online anyway and put Google and YouTube to work. After diving into the world of computer parts, visiting forums and watching YouTube videos I started the adventure of building my first rig.

I didn’t pay much attention to my mouse and keyboard. I just grabbed a set from the local store and went with it. It was a simple set from Logitech, it got the job done. After a while I started thinking what I could do to “perfect” my build. Well as we all know, that is the first step into an endless loop. After changing my gpu a couple of times, I started reading more and more posts about people using mechanical keyboards and I started to get interested.

I started reading about different switches, of which at the time most mainstream boards had a selection of brown, blue and red. I watched and read reviews and opinions on these types of switches and after a while I bought my first mechanical keyboard. It was a Coolermaster Masterkeys with Cherry brown switches. I was instantly in love! The sound, the weight, the looks, never did a keyboard genuinely got me enthusiastic.

Two years or so went by until disaster struck; My cat decided it was time to puke over my beloved mech! After plugging in my old membrane board I immediately knew this was a relationship that wouldn’t last. I went online, thinking I would just order the current version of my beloved mech. Then I saw already a lot had changed. Mechanical keyboards where getting even more populair and more and more brands were pumping out boards. Brands like Razer, Logitech, Corsair, Cooler master and many others were offering all kinds of cool boards.

My previous board had red lights in it which I thought was really cool but man Unicorns were starting to puke all over these things! Eventually I bought a newer version of my trusted board instead a little less bulky and R&B lights (yes no G!).

A year or two ago I started looking at boards again. And this time the landscape had once again changed drastically in my eyes. People were getting more and more serious about mechs. Apart from the usual suspects brands like Leopold, Hyperx, Akko, Glorious, Ducky and many more were pumping out beautiful and many different keyboards. No longer was it just about looks. Things like size, colors, feeling, Hot-swap, low profile and colored keycaps were a thing now. All this was already happening in the enthousiast scene but now it started to get the attention of the average consumer as well.

After a whiIe bought myself a Glorious TKL board which really launched my enthusiasm for the mechanical keyboard hobby. Then I began experimenting with different switches, keycaps, lubing, modding. At first I started with small stuff like cheap keycaps on sites like Ali Express and Soon I found myself getting deeper and deeper in the rabbit hole…