Corsair’s K70 gaming keyboard is now updated with more responsive optical switches

Corsair is announcing an updated version of its K70 mechanical keyboard that comes with more responsive OPX optical mechanical switches. It costs $149.99, $10 more than the standard K70 released last year with more traditional Cherry mechanical switches. Aside from the switch change, the new K70 is broadly identical to last year’s model, with a detachable USB-C cable, RGB lighting, and a ten keyless layout. The reason you might want a gaming keyboard with optical switches comes down to debounce delay, which typically affects keyboards with traditional mechanical switches. The K70 scans for keypresses at 4,000Hz internally (four times faster than many mechanical keyboards) and reports them to a connected PC at up to 8,000Hz. Corsair says this keeps median latency below 0.25ms. Other features of the K70 include durable PBT double-shot keycaps, a hardware tournament switch to disable macros during competitive play, media keys, a volume roller, and the ability to coordinate the keyboard’s lighting effects via Corsair’s iCUE software.

Turtle Beach Inc.’s new wireless headset works with basically everything

Turtle Beach’s Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max is a $200 wireless headset that works with everything from the Xbox Series X, to PS5, Nintendo Switch, Windows, and Mac the company has announced. In contrast to its predecessor, the $149.95 Stealth 700 Gen 2 (non-Max) was available for either Xbox and PC, or PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, but not in the same model. It also offers Bluetooth connectivity, unlike the Stealth 600 Gen 2 Max, which means it works with devices like phones and tablets. The new Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max has also received a bump in battery life, with Turtle Beach claiming it should be able to go for over 40 hours on a single charge. That’s compared to 20 hours on the previous, non-Max model. As well as Bluetooth, which can be used to connect it to a mobile companion app to configure the headset’s settings, the Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max also comes with a 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle. The Stealth 700 Gen 2 Max is available to preorder for $199.99, and will release globally on May 8th.

DJI Mini 3 Pro leak shows obstacle avoidance sensors and a bigger battery

The rumoured DJI Mini 3 Pro may come with some substantial upgrades over its non-Pro predecessor, including obstacle avoidance sensors and a larger battery, as indicated by leaked images and a video of the new drone (via TechRadar). There are two large sensors on the front of the device to help avoid obstacles, as well as two downward-facing sensors to prevent ground collisions. If true, this is a welcome addition to the beginner-friendly drone series. In terms of its camera. It shows a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.7, which should result in a brighter image and improved low-light performance when compared to the f/2.8 lens on the DJI Mini 2. The camera’s mounted to a redesigned three-axis gimbal that’s placed off to one side, potentially allowing users to shoot vertical videos suitable for posting on social platforms. The DJI Mini 3 Pro may have a slightly longer flight time, as the leak indicates an upgraded 2,453mAh battery. It’s unclear whether the DJI Mini 3 Pro will drop its entry-level price tag for something a bit more expensive to go along with its new “Pro” label and features.