Alienware announced a host of revamped PC gaming peripherals today in a Twitch live stream. Additionally, it revealed pricing and launch information for its latest CES laptops.
First, the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard lets you connect in three ways: a 2.4GHz wireless USB-C dongle (including dongle extender), Bluetooth 5.1, or a USB-parachute cable. A to detachable USB-C. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches (with a life cycle of 100 million actions), a programmable rocker switch and dial, anti-ghosting and N-key rollover. The keyboard starts at $290 and launches in the US and China on April 14, and the rest of the world on May 19.
The Wired Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard is a slimmer and more compact mechanical model. It also uses Cherry MX Red switches, double-shot PBT keycaps, anti-ghosting, and N-key rollover. The keyboard has built-in cable routing on the bottom that lets you position it to the left, right, or center, depending on your setup (and the USB cable is detachable). Supports per-key RGB lighting in 16.8 million colors. It’s available today for $160.
Alienware also announced dual-mode wireless gaming headsets, which connect to your PC with an included USB-C dongle or 3.5mm audio cable. It has a 45mm wide headband with slider fit and fabric-covered memory foam ear cups. Alienware says it’s quite roomy inside with “comfortable head contact points.” It includes a retractable boom mic and can cancel background noise for your audience as you speak (not to be confused with active noise cancellation, which it doesn’t). Also, the headphones use 40mm drivers and are compatible with Dolby Atmos. Finally, the company says that its battery will last up to 30 hours. The headset is available today, retailing for $160.
The company also revealed a second model, the Alienware Wired Gaming Headset. Although you’ll need to plug it in via USB or a 3.5mm cable, it otherwise has near feature parity with the wireless model. It also supports Dolby Atmos and has RGB lighting; It uses a 45mm sliding headband, fabric-covered memory foam ear cups, and an AI-powered voice-isolating retractable boom mic. The headset costs $100 and launches on April 14 in North America and China and May 19 in other parts of the world.
The latest of the recently announced pieces of equipment is the Alienware Wireless Gaming Mouse. It has a sculpted right-handed design with a dedicated thumb channel “to help provide comfortable control during long gaming sessions.” It has independent L/R key plates and optical switches. Alienware says the mouse sensor supports up to 26,000 dots per inch while tracking fast movements with 650 inches per second and a maximum acceleration of 50G. In addition, it has tactile grip areas. Alienware promises up to 140 hours of battery life, and the company says that five minutes of charging (on low battery) will yield 10 hours of uptime. The mouse (which already launched in China last week) is available today in North America and March 31 elsewhere; it will cost $100.
The company also announced new pricing and launch information for the products it announced at CES. Alienware m16 and m18 laptops will be available in all Intel and Nvidia variants on March 7. The m16 starts at $1899, while the m18 starts at $2099. Meanwhile, the Dell G15 ($899 and up) and G16 ($1,499 and up) will launch on March 21 in Intel/Nvidia trims. (AMD options for all of those models will arrive in the second quarter, with pricing information coming later.) Finally, the Alienware x15 R2 launches in early April with a starting price of $1,799.
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