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Old 12-20-2016, 07:38 AM
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Question Corsair Gamepad on the horizon?

Hi all!


I'm doing my second Corsair build and I'm looking at peripherals, and I'm impressed with the new Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset and Corsair Scimitar RGB Wired Optical Mouse. I had previously been using a company that focuses exclusively on the gaming market, but after seeing an EGamer using the Corsair peripherals, I thought I'd do some research and here I am.

My question relates to MMORPG games. I do not like to use keyboards when playing, so I've been using a gamepad for a number of years (basically it puts the keyboard into a more comfortable, ergonomic setup and gives it more of an "arcade" style feel. I'm actually surprised more PC gamers don't use a similar setup, I guess because of professional tournaments perhaps?).

Corsair Scimitar RGB Wired Optical Mouse looks amazing and paired with a gamepad for your opposite hand, it would be an amazing setup for long MMO sessions.

Is there a chance Corsair has something on the horizon? I hope?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts you might have. If there's enough interest, perhaps we can push Corsair to develop one to rival the other companies in the peripherals market.

For myself personally, a gamepad with Cherry switches would be......epic. :drool:


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Old 12-20-2016, 01:49 PM
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We currently do not have any plans on creating a gamepad. We did some market research and data was lacking.
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Old 12-21-2016, 01:51 AM
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Blast.

I wish I knew what you meant by "data was lacking". Because all of the "casual" MMO gamers who have tried it when I've let them use it, end up buying one. It just changes the feel of PC gaming entirely. People are fiercely loyal to using them once they've tried it.

Price point is just a shade under the cost of an actual keyboard and I think Corsair is missing the boat (see what I did thar?) when it comes to this market. Competitors are making it, not just one major one but multiple competitors.

I'd be willing to bet if you had Bahjeera test one out for a week, he'd love the feel and concept of a gamepad.
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Who else is making game pads other than Logitech and Razer??
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-Thermaltake A2418
-Cyber Snipa Game Pad
-Fang Gamepad by Ideazon
-Wolf Claw Type III Devour Gaming Keypad
-Elements G100 Gaming Keyboard
-Belkin Nostromo N52 SpeedPad (the predecessor to the Razer SpeedPad line).
-Ergodex DX1 Input System (Way ahead of it's time and which was far and away the most customizable setup with infinite possibilities. I think the fact that it was so flexible was ultimately what led to it's downfall).
-Ergodex CH Multi Function Panel (for Flight Sims, completely customizable to simulate any cockpit).

Currently as mentioned, only Logitech and Razer are offering products that are gamepad style setups as we know them. Razer originally had an "Orbweaver" with Cherry Mechanical switches (they've since switched to Razer custom designed mechanical switches and my understanding is many people aren't as happy with them as when they had Cherry ones). I personally use the non-mechanical version Tartarus, but I started out waaaaaay back when on a Nostromo n50 SpeedPad.

They are way more comfortable to play on PC games IMO. To me it gives PC gaming a console type feel and you still have use of your keyboard. The ergonomics of the setup and how you can change it to fit your hand-size lend to marathon sessions with nearly zero fatigue compared to using a traditional keyboard.

If Corsair were to design and market a product that was a Gamepad, and used their famous quality of design and production?

It would be epic.

I'd be willing to bet you'd make a huge dent in some of your competitor's market simply because you have a similar product, but Corsair quality. Heck....people came here because of the new mouse Bahjeera uses.

I've been a Razer guy for a long time, since they purchased the Nostromo SpeedPad design, but I'd love to make the switch.

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-Thermaltake A2418
-Cyber Snipa Game Pad
-Fang Gamepad by Ideazon
-Wolf Claw Type III Devour Gaming Keypad
-Elements G100 Gaming Keyboard
-Belkin Nostromo N52 SpeedPad (the predecessor to the Razer SpeedPad line).
-Ergodex DX1 Input System (Way ahead of it's time and which was far and away the most customizable setup with infinite possibilities. I think the fact that it was so flexible was ultimately what led to it's downfall).
-Ergodex CH Multi Function Panel (for Flight Sims, completely customizable to simulate any cockpit).

Currently as mentioned, only Logitech and Razer are offering products that are gamepad style setups as we know them. Razer originally had an "Orbweaver" with Cherry Mechanical switches (they've since switched to Razer custom designed mechanical switches and my understanding is many people aren't as happy with them as when they had Cherry ones). I personally use the non-mechanical version Tartarus, but I started out waaaaaay back when on a Nostromo n50 SpeedPad.

They are way more comfortable to play on PC games IMO. To me it gives PC gaming a console type feel and you still have use of your keyboard. The ergonomics of the setup and how you can change it to fit your hand-size lend to marathon sessions with nearly zero fatigue compared to using a traditional keyboard.

If Corsair were to design and market a product that was a Gamepad, and used their famous quality of design and production?

It would be epic.

I'd be willing to bet you'd make a huge dent in some of your competitor's market simply because you have a similar product, but Corsair quality. Heck....people came here because of the new mouse Bahjeera uses.

I've been a Razer guy for a long time, since they purchased the Nostromo SpeedPad design, but I'd love to make the switch.

Not to say this is a perfect solution, but could a K65 work in this situation? They're much smaller than their other keyboards, with its tenkeyless design. However, yeah, if you want smaller, sadly Corsair doesn't have them available.
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I'd like a good force feedback joystick. Maybe Corsair can revive them!
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-Thermaltake A2418
-Cyber Snipa Game Pad
-Fang Gamepad by Ideazon
-Wolf Claw Type III Devour Gaming Keypad
-Elements G100 Gaming Keyboard
-Belkin Nostromo N52 SpeedPad (the predecessor to the Razer SpeedPad line).
-Ergodex DX1 Input System (Way ahead of it's time and which was far and away the most customizable setup with infinite possibilities. I think the fact that it was so flexible was ultimately what led to it's downfall).
-Ergodex CH Multi Function Panel (for Flight Sims, completely customizable to simulate any cockpit).

Currently as mentioned, only Logitech and Razer are offering products that are gamepad style setups as we know them. Razer originally had an "Orbweaver" with Cherry Mechanical switches (they've since switched to Razer custom designed mechanical switches and my understanding is many people aren't as happy with them as when they had Cherry ones). I personally use the non-mechanical version Tartarus, but I started out waaaaaay back when on a Nostromo n50 SpeedPad.

They are way more comfortable to play on PC games IMO. To me it gives PC gaming a console type feel and you still have use of your keyboard. The ergonomics of the setup and how you can change it to fit your hand-size lend to marathon sessions with nearly zero fatigue compared to using a traditional keyboard.

If Corsair were to design and market a product that was a Gamepad, and used their famous quality of design and production?

It would be epic.

I'd be willing to bet you'd make a huge dent in some of your competitor's market simply because you have a similar product, but Corsair quality. Heck....people came here because of the new mouse Bahjeera uses.

I've been a Razer guy for a long time, since they purchased the Nostromo SpeedPad design, but I'd love to make the switch.
Wow. Some of those pads are not at all what i was expecting lol.
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It's very much a niche market, but then again, isn't that what Corsair specializes in? It's not Dell, Apple, Lenovo or any of those other Laptop/Desktop companies that focus on mass homogenized hardware.

DIY. Build. Customize. Game.

And that's exactly the focus group they would be looking at. Gamers. I'm telling you, once you play with a speedpad/gamepad type setup? It's hard to go back to a regular QWERTY regardless of how good it is.

Ergonomics win the day.
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Hey guys,
I literally made an account for this website for this sole purpose.
I'm with a 4 year old Logitech gamepad at the moment, and fitted out with all
Logitech Peripherals as a result. I do like Logitech's stuff, but let me say this.

If Corsair made a gamepad similar to Logitech's (info screen w/ profile switching on the go, thumbstick, multiple macro) with RGB Cherry MX switches, I would ditch all of my Logitech gear (Headset, mouse, keyboard, gamepad) in a heartbeat when given the financial opportunity. I've been interested in a lot of your peripherals, but the only thing holding me back is the lack of an MMO-based gamepad.
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I wanted to bump this thread for more exposure. I really really *really* want to get over completely with Corsair peripherals, but I'm limited by what's on the market.

Come on Corsair! Help a gamer out!
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It's very much a niche market, but then again, isn't that what Corsair specializes in? It's not Dell, Apple, Lenovo or any of those other Laptop/Desktop companies that focus on mass homogenized hardware.

DIY. Build. Customize. Game.

And that's exactly the focus group they would be looking at. Gamers. I'm telling you, once you play with a speedpad/gamepad type setup? It's hard to go back to a regular QWERTY regardless of how good it is.

Ergonomics win the day.
I wouldnt even say its a nich market logitech has one razer has three of them not to mention all the other macro pads on the market. the point is most of us respect corsairs build quality and software packages and those are only getting better that and we want one that works in cue to begin with i buy corsair so all my rgbs match lol i want my gamepad to have the same corsair love and attention and keyboards are lovely i have the k95 because of the extra buttons but a dedicated pad for things like elite dangerous where im probably using a headset a big keyboard is hard to navigate but a game pad is much more manageable in that environment. i mean its no more niche that a lightup mouse pad and corsair still makes one of those
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We currently do not have any plans on creating a gamepad. We did some market research and data was lacking.
I'm going to bump this thread yet again. I would like to know what demographics you're looking into? Is your focus so narrowed on the 15-24 age group that you're forgetting the older gamers? I'm personally in my 40's and I've been gaming since before Atari 2600 (bonus points if you even have a clue what game that might be), and to be quite honest, I loathe using a keyboard for CPU gaming.

I love the feel of a gamepad, but unfortunatly, there is one company on the market that seems to dominate the scene, mostly with design (Razer Tartarus or Razer Orbweaver...I use the Tartarus since it's the closest to what I began with, Nostromo n52).

Every older gamer, like myself, that I've introduced a gamepad to, will not use a keyboard for CPU gaming any longer.

They are extremely comfortable for extended gaming sessions, and considering many of us working adults can be tired from a long day of work, the lack of comfort from a regular keyboard is tiresome.

Please, Corsair....reconsider.

I'm spending money with another company and I don't want to. I want to have everything on my system with Corsair products, yet this question keeps getting rebuffed and you keep coming out with the "same old thing" with your keyboards. Yes, there are slight differences, however all of them are *still* keyboards.

I'm telling you, make a game pad similar to the old Nostromo n52, and you'd get flocks of people over here because they want Corsair quality.

You're missing the boat on this, and alienating older gamers, gamers with smaller hands, gamers that might try PC Gaming....but don't like keyboards.
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Bumping for "Older Gamer" Justice.
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Yes, fully supported. I would instantly switch my complete environment to Corsair, if they would offer a nice keypad. And I know, many others would do so, because the only competitor actually is failing more and more with their hard- and software.
It's a great chance to win so many customers !
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