Corsair buys peripherals specialist Raptor Gaming

August 15, 2012 // 10:30 a.m.

Tags: #controller #corsair #corsair-vengeance #gamepad #gaming-keyboard #gaming-mouse #peripherals #raptor-gaming #vengeance

Corsair has officially announced its acquisition of gaming peripherals specialist Raptor Gaming, as the company seeks to expand its efforts beyond its existing Vengeance product lines.

Established in 2004, Raptor Gaming has been particularly successful in its native Germany with its headsets, keyboards, mice, gamepad controllers and mousepads appearing in shops throughout the country. Its international presence, it has to be said, isn't quite up there with the likes of Razor or Thermaltake, but Corsair's wide-reaching supply chain contacts could change all that as the companies combine.

'As gamers ourselves, we formed the Raptor Gaming business to create high-performance PC gear to give gamers the absolute best gaming experience,' claimed Dirk Schunk, Raptor Gaming chief executive, at the announcement. 'Corsair's strong global brand and worldwide distribution will open up Raptor Gaming products to a wider audience of gamers around the world.'

Corsair already has an existing gaming product line, of course: Vengeance. Rather than supplanting the Vengeance family of mice, keyboards and headsets - which we've been pleased with in the past - the Raptor products will be sold alongside the Vengeance line as a complementary offering.

'Corsair and Raptor share the same goal, bringing best-in-class PC hardware to gamers around the world,' claimed Andy Paul, Corsair president and chief executive, of the deal. 'Raptor Gaming's strong retail presence will allow us to offer a wider range of PC hardware to gamers across Germany.'

Raptor Gaming's official website offers a glimpse at the types of products that will be coming to international markets under Corsair's leadership - and while we're questioning the company's claims to have 'invented' interchangeable weights in gaming mice and integrated cable management systems, more competition in a market is almost always a good thing for the consumer.

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