Alienware announced a slew of revamped PC gaming peripherals today in a live stream on Twitch. In addition, it revealed pricing and release information on the latest laptops from CES.
First, the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Keyboard lets you connect in three ways: a wireless 2.4GHz USB-C dongle (extender dongle included), Bluetooth 5.1, or a detachable USB-A to USB-C cable. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches (with a 100 million actuation life cycle), programmable rocker switch, anti-ghosting and N-rollover switch. The keyboard starts at $290 and launches in the US and China on April 14th and the rest of the world on May 19th.
The Tenkeyless Wired 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 underside that lets you position it left, right, or center, depending on your setup (and a detachable USB cable). Supports per-key RGB lighting with 16.8 million colors. It’s available today for $160.
Alienware also announced its dual-mode Wireless Gaming Headset, which connects to your computer using a USB-C dongle or 3.5mm audio cable. It has a 45mm wide headband with slip adjustment and fabric covered memory foam ear cups. Alienware says it’s very roomy inside with “comfortable contact points for your head.” 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 have). Additionally, the speaker uses 40mm drivers and supports Dolby Atmos. Finally, the company says its battery will last up to 30 hours. Available today, the headset costs $160.
The company also unveiled a second model, the Alienware wired gaming headset. Although you’ll need to connect it through USB or a 3.5mm cable, it has near parity in features with the wireless model. It also supports Dolby Atmos and has RGB lighting; It uses a sliding 45mm headband, fabric-covered memory foam ear cups, and a retractable mic with AI-powered sound isolation. The headset costs $100 and launches on April 14th in North America and China and May 19th in other parts of the world.
Another of the recently announced pieces of equipment is the Alienware Wireless Gaming Mouse. It features a sculpted right-hand design with a dedicated thumb channel to “help provide comfortable control during long gaming sessions.” It has independent L/R keyboards and optical switches. Alienware says the mouse sensor supports up to 26,000 DPI while tracking fast movements at 650 inches per second and a maximum acceleration of 50G. In addition, it has tactile grip zones. Alienware promises 140 hours of battery life, and the company says five minutes of charging (while on low battery) will provide 10 hours of playtime. The mouse (which actually launched in China last week) is available today in North America and on March 31st elsewhere; It will cost $100.
The company also announced pricing information and new releases for the products it announced at CES. The Alienware m16 and m18 laptops will be available in all Intel and Nvidia versions on March 7. The m16 starts at $1,899, while the m18 starts at $2,099. Meanwhile, the Dell G15 ($899 and up) and G16 ($1,499 and up) launch March 21 in Intel/Nvidia flavors. (AMD options for all of these models will arrive in the second quarter, with pricing info later.) Finally, the Alienware x15 R2 launches in early April with a starting price of $1,799.
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