Keyboards and mice are generally things that most people don't look to replace unless they've either broken or they find something vastly better. In our case, it has really been more of a case of the latter. We have been happily using our Logitech G5 mouse and G15 (first gen) keyboard since 2004.
There have been far too many keyboards that have either been downgrades from the original G15 (including subsequent revisions) or that have had a fatal flaw that made them inferior to the G15. We have used various keyboards from an array of manufacturers, but we often found ourselves coming back to the G15 because of its durability, design, functionality, and feel.
So, where does Logitech's G15 fit into all of this? Well, the original Logitech G15 and G5 were designed by a team in Europe. That team is now part of Corsair and has been heading up their Vengeance gaming division. They are responsible for the launch of Corsair's audio products as well as their gaming headphones, which we recently had the pleasure of reviewing
Mr. Ruben Mookerjee, Vice President, Components Business Unit at Corsair Memory, was formerly the Director of WW Product Marketing, Gaming Business Unit after he had worked as managing director at Logitech. His long history of work with gaming peripherals and his involvement with the creation of the Logitech G series of gaming products made us excited about the potential of Corsair's Vengeance gaming keyboards and mice. A team led by Mr. Mookerjee composed of many former Logitech gaming division staff; there is potential for a rebirth of the brilliance of the older Logitech series.
Unfortunately for Logitech, they have relegated themselves to the position of the industry 'leader', one that no longer innovates but rather rebadges and re-labels their existing products. They have been doing this for a number of years, and as a result, the void they allowed to exist in the gaming peripherals market has allowed many newcomers to compete. Their complacency has resulted in market share going to new manufacturers with a variety of new products. Logitech once held a firm grip on the gaming peripheral market, but it is safe to say nowadays that it is an open playing field.
That brings us to today, reviewing the Corsair Vengeance line of keyboards and mice. In our review, we will detail both keyboards and both mice a about their features, design, capabilities, gaming ability, potential improvements, as well as our overall experience with them.
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