Hamburg – January 2, 2014 – At CES Las Vegas German manufacturer ROCCAT kicks off 2014 with a full line-up of new gaming peripherals. From January 7 – 10 ROCCAT opens the doors to its Venetian Hotel showroom, showcasing new products in every category: mice, keyboards, headsets, mousepads and accessories. “2014 will be a phenomenal year for PC gaming – so much is changing at the moment and ROCCAT is about to prove its role as the industry’s leader in technology and innovation once more. With the products coming up next year we will be able to provide a whole ecosystem for PC gaming in 2014.” says René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT.
State of the art audio products for an immersive gaming experience
At CES 2014 ROCCAT will introduce two new Kave XTD gaming headset models, making the Kave XTD series the company’s full range line-up when it comes to audio products.
The Kave XTD 5.1 Analog is the successor to the best-selling true 5.1 gaming headset in the world: the original Kave 5.1. Made for gamers with a 5.1 soundcard already built into their PCs, the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog features classic 5.1 audio jacks plus a USB connector to power up the in-cable remote and the LED lighting. The headset features unique Zero Noise technology thanks to the interference isolator built into its dual-mode in-cable remote. The remote can be used either as a desktop or clip-on remote. The overall comfort and build quality has also been improved significantly, with the weight impressively reduced by 25%.
The Kave XTD Stereo offers the same build and design, dedicated to comfort and durability. The stereo version of the Kave XTD features two powerful driver units delivering intense and rich gaming sound, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with stereo headset solutions. The detachable noise-cancelling microphone provides supreme sound quality and offers fan-favorite features like the mute LED, pioneered by ROCCAT in the original Kave 5.1.
With the Kave XTD 5.1 Digital, ROCCAT will also present again the flagship version of the series, featuring an inbuilt premium 5.1 soundcard, world-first headset-to-smartphone Bluetooth pairing and full audio controls with the comprehensive desktop remote.
Kone series welcomes new members with a top notch optical sensor
The legendary Kone Series by ROCCAT is the origin of many features that are standard for gaming mice nowadays. Kone series models where the first ones to feature multicolor lighting, state of the art sensor technology and innovations like the tracking and distance control unit (TDCU). Now ROCCAT introduces the Kone XTD Optical with an adjustable distance control unit to customize lift-off distance and a new 6,400dpi optical sensor. Gamers are now able to significantly improve their accuracy with optical sensors. The Kone XTD Optical offers renowned features like Omron™ switches, the 4D Titan Wheel, Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk.
For the smaller Pure version of the Kone Series, ROCCAT presents three new designs at CES 2014. The Kone Pure Military features a 5,000dpi optical sensor and will be available in three different styles: Desert Strike, Naval Storm and Camo Charge. ROCCAT will also make the new Kave XTD 5.1 Analog plus a mousepad available in the same design and sell the mice alone or as a bundle.
Ryos series topped up by two new compact versions
ROCCAT’s mechanical gaming keyboard series, Ryos, gets two compact ten key less versions – one with per-key illumination feature and one without backlighting. The new versions are called the Ryos TKL Pro and Ryos TKL. Their development is based directly on user feedback via Facebook. “We posted the ten key less version of the Ryos as an “easter egg” earlier this year. The demand from the community was overwhelming so we basically had no choice but to build it”, says René Korte. The both new Ryos models will be available with black Cherry MX key switches. Both models feature a cutting-edge MCU, which supports impressive illumination effects such as “breathing”.