Lenovo Introduces New Peripherals During CES 2019; Includes New Keyboard, Mouse, And Headsets

To go with its range of gaming notebooks, Lenovo also announced its new range of PC peripherals. This includes a keyboard, a mouse and two pairs of gaming headsets.

Going in that order, we have the Lenovo Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard. It’s a full-sized keyboard with a detachable wrist rest. At a glance, it’s plain to see that the keyboard has got a few media shortcut keys at the top, but it doesn’t look like there are any dedicated macro keys.

The regular keys themselves have RGB backlighting, anti-ghosting and 104-key rollover. Lenovo says that the K500 uses red switches, but it is still unknown as to what brand the key switches belong to.

Next is the Lenovo M500 RGB Gaming Mouse. As you’re able to guess from its name, it also has RGB lighting support. Beyond that, it’s a fairly simple ergonomic mouse designed for right handers. Adding to the peripheral’s comfort department are textured grips, as well as the ability to customise its overall weight.

In terms of numbers, the M500 is capable of a 1000Hz polling rate, 16000DPI tracking, as well as the ability to store up to three profiles on board. It’s also got dedicated keys for you to switch profiles and sensitivity stages on the fly. Just the sort of feature you’d expect from a gaming mouse.

Finally, we get to the Legion H300 Stereo and the Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headsets. Despite them being two separate models, both have a lot in common. To start, they look identical, with a slight variation on the size of the cups.

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The numbers on the specs sheet are identical as well. Both use 50mm Neodymium drivers, have a frequency range of 20Hz – 20kHz, and both have a retractable noise cancelling microphone. The one key difference between them is that the H500 comes with 7.1 surround sound, while the H300 Stereo only has…well, stereo output. And you don’t even need a driver for this – just plug in the H500 through the USB Advanced Control Box, and you’re all set.

The Lenovo Legion M500 RGB gaming mouse and the Legion H300 Stereo gaming headset are both priced at US$59.99 (~RM247). On the other hand, the Lenov Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard and the Legion H500 Pro 7.1 Surround Sound gaming headset come with a price of US$99.99 (~RM411).

All four of them are slatted for availability starting April 2019, but just like its Legion gaming notebooks, it’s highly likely that we’ll have to wait a little longer before they make a presence in Malaysia.

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