Wednesday, May 25th 2016

Corsair Launches the Lapdog Portable Gaming Control Center for the Living Room

CORSAIR, a world leader in enthusiast memory, PC components and high-performance gaming hardware today announced the release of its eagerly awaited LAPDOG portable gaming control center. LAPDOG brings full-size gaming keyboard and mouse control to the living room, allowing users to mount their choice of CORSAIR K70 or K65 keyboard (not included) into its aluminium chassis, alongside a gaming mouse of choice. Backed with a removable memory foam lap cushion for supreme comfort in long gaming sessions, LAPDOG allows gamers to sit back on their sofa in front of a big screen TV and enjoy the best and most comfortable PC gaming experience to be had.

First shown at Computex 2015 and the winner of numerous "Best of Show" awards CORSAIR Lapdog brings desktop CORSAIR gaming peripheral performance to the living room. A full-size portable gaming control center, LAPDOG allows you to mount your choice of CORSAIR K70 or K65 Keyboard and mouse to enjoy the complete PC gaming experience from the comfort of your couch.
Built from anodized, brushed aluminium LAPDOG feels as good as it looks, and with a huge removable memory foam lap cushion is made for comfort as well as style. Weighing just 5.8lbs (2.63 kg), multi-hour gaming sessions are a breeze, with the light-weight aluminium chassis and moulded cushion minimizing weight and pressure. Any CORSAIR K70 or K65 mechanical keyboard fits securely into Lapdog, while a full-size 11in x 11in textured-finish mouse pad provides both precision tracking for optical or laser sensor equipped mice and enough surface area to enable the best gaming mouse experience.

CORSAIR is no new-comer when it comes to cable management, and LAPDOG is no exception. Cables and connectors are tucked away inside LAPDOG's hidden compartment, along with an integrated powered USB 3.0 hub with four USB 3.0 ports, allowing gamers to connect not just a keyboard and mouse, but also a USB headset, phone, flash drive or any other USB device, all right from their seat. Connected via a 16ft / 4.8m USB 3.0 cable, LAPDOG offers the reliability of a wired connection for maximum performance and minimal latency.

Combining the precision of CORSAIR's industry leading keyboards and mice with supreme comfort and aluminium construction, LAPDOG is living room PC gaming done right.

Availability, Warranty and Pricing
CORSAIR LAPDOG is available immediately in North America, UK, France, Germany and Scandinavia from CORSAIR's world-wide network of retailers and distributors, as well as directly from CORSAIR.

SKU: CH-9500000-NA/UK/EU

Warranty: CORSAIR LAPDOG carries a 2 Year Warranty

Pricing: MSRP $119.99 exc. Tax, €129.99 inc. VAT, £109.99 inc. VAT, 1299 SEK inc. VAT.
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22 Comments on Corsair Launches the Lapdog Portable Gaming Control Center for the Living Room

#1
Chaitanya
Atleast it's priced reasonably. One of my clients has a gaming pc hooked up to 42" TV, so I think there is decent market for this product.
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#2
natr0n
Reminds me of a lap sized arcade joystick.
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#3
ironwolf
$120. No included keyboard, mouse? o_O

Not ringing up as reasonable in my mind at all. :wtf:
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#4
silentbogo
$120 for a fancy USB hub? no.
It looks just like my old gaming board made out of spare shelve piece : also had a glued-on comfy mousepad I snatched from work )). Used it with my Logitech MX5000 for quite some time.
Except mine had bottom guards, so when you sit on a couch you don't have to actually put it on your lap and sweat your balls during the gaming session - it was more like a mini-table.
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
ironwolf said:
$120. No included keyboard, mouse? o_O

Not ringing up as reasonable in my mind at all. :wtf:
Yeah, crafty advertising going on right here.
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#6
Fx
I really like this concept and could see myself buying it if it was priced around $50-60.
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#7
ironwolf
Fx said:
I really like this concept and could see myself buying it if it was priced around $50-60.
Yup. I was thinking about this some more and I am thinking that price range you mentioned seems much more palatable. :clap:
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#8
Brusfantomet
First time seeing a Scandinavian currency on hardware launch.

Note that the "lapdog" is without a keyboard or mouse, so in essence its a usb 3 hub on a alu plate with a mouse pad on. for 1300 kr thats a bit steep
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#9
AsRock
TPU addict
Brusfantomet said:
First time seeing a Scandinavian currency on hardware launch.

Note that the "lapdog" is without a keyboard or mouse, so in essence its a usb 3 hub on a alu plate with a mouse pad on. for 1300 kr thats a bit steep
A bit ?, gotta be kidding lol. This should be sold some were about $40-$50 max lol.

Or else just get a shelf cut to size and a USB hub ( valcro works ) then your current mouse mat.
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#10
enya64
I would get the price if the device itself was wireless/bluetooth, and either came with the mouse/keyboard or allowed you to plug in a wired mouse/keyboard for wireless use. But this...NO.
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#11
ensabrenoir
don't know if ill ever buy it but like the innovation of it.....and i think they totally missed it on price. If it included a k65....then yes as is no.....
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#12
Mistral
I own a competing product from Home Depot. Doesn't look as sharp, but it gets the job done.
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#13
Tsukiyomi91
I see this has potential for those who play games in the living room. Downside is u still need to hook up both USB3.0 & power adapter to make it work, which loses some points for me unless you dun really mind that.
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#14
Assimilator
Tsukiyomi91 said:
Downside is u still need to hook up both USB3.0 & power adapter to make it work
No you don't. If you connect it to a USB 3 port it pulls all its power from there. You only need the adapter if connecting to a USB 2 port and/or using the included 2-port USB hub.
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#15
Dragonsmonk
If you think that $120 is bad - think about all others; the Euro market is paying ~$140; the british ~$160 and the swedish ~$157.....

and all that for a 4.8m usb3 cable and hub, on a plate of painted aluminium and some foam.
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#16
Caring1
This type of thing does the same job and should be cheaper.

Just add your own keyboard, mouse and USB hub, or use wireless.
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#17
silentbogo
Caring1 said:
Just add your own keyboard, mouse and USB hub, or use wireless.
And it has a cup holder! SOLD!
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#18
Dragonsmonk
Caring1 said:
This type of thing does the same job and should be cheaper.

Just add your own keyboard, mouse and USB hub, or use wireless.
and it has a light as well ;)
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#20
CorsairBlake
Corsair Rep
Hey guys! So we appreciate y'alls feedback on this. While yes, one can most certainly just build their own for cheaper, but not everyone is willing to. We offer this product fully built for an easy to use and setup out of the box experience.

I, for one, am excited to be using this in my home!
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#21
Brusfantomet
CorsairBlake said:
Hey guys! So we appreciate y'alls feedback on this. While yes, one can most certainly just build their own for cheaper, but not everyone is willing to. We offer this product fully built for an easy to use and setup out of the box experience.

I, for one, am excited to be using this in my home!
I will give you that it looks good, and that is important in the living room.

I have one question, how much power does the USB supply? because i know that the K95 RGB for example needs more than the 2.5W that USB 2 supplies but can scrape along on one USB3 port and 3.75 W, seeing as a mouse will draw 100 to 150 mA (0.5 W to 0.75 W) it could be of interest of potential byers if tehy could use their current keyboards and mice on this device.
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#22
Kronvict
Was kind of excited but am deterred by the steep price.
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