MSI came up with a total of four new peripherals, each designed to meet the needs of players. For example, two full-featured models were immediately unveiled from the keyboard, one of which, the Vigor GK71 Sonic, has the manufacturer’s own Sonic Red switches.
The red mechanical switches, like their Cherry MX counterparts, have a linear characteristic and a switching point of 1.9 mm deep, which can be achieved with a force of 35 g. The switches are housed on an aluminum cover and feature clear ClearCaps with transparent sides that make the RGB backlight more spectacular than usual. In addition to a keyboard with X-shaped cable management channels that can store 3 profiles, the package also includes a memory foam wrist rest, which makes longer typing comfortable, but we have to reach deep into our pockets for up to $ 120.
The Vigor GK50 Low Profile is also a mechanical solution, but instead of MSI, it already uses Kailh switches, exactly the low-profile, white version with a total distance of 3 mm and a switching point in the middle. The low-profile version of the version we tested is only 34mm high, but not only does it help with portability but it also comes with a USB Type-A to Type-C cable that can be disconnected and a gym bag-like carrying case included in the $ 85 pack.
The other two new peripherals are already strengthening the category of audio devices. The Immerse GV60 boasts a USB condenser microphone that also supports 24-bit, 96 kHz recording, and four of its recording characteristics (stereo, cardioid, bi-directional, 360-degree). The device’s housing also comes with several controls and a jack output that can be used to monitor sound, and if you’re not happy with the included desk stand, the 5/8 ”stand thread allows you to mount the $ 130 microphone on other brackets.
Immerse GH50 with its detachable microphone, is also capable of recording our sound, but of course, the focus is more on the sound, for which you can call your 40mm diameter drivers for help. Instead of a 2.4 GHz USB wireless receiver, the earpiece can be used in wired mode thanks to the included jack-jack cable, but it is not stated on the product page that 7.1 virtual surround sound and built-in vibration motors are available in both modes. On the other hand, it is a fact that the multimedia controllers (as well as the on/off button of the vibrating motors) are located on the wire, so in wireless mode, they cannot be set, but the RGB lighting can still be active, as the energy required for this is 17 hours. It is powered by a built-in battery.
While the first three peripherals will hit store shelves as early as this week, or in February at the latest, the $ 90 Immerse GH50 will only hit the market in the second quarter.