Thursday, July 10th 2008

OCZ Introduces Elixir Keyboards

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components, today announced the expansion of its gaming peripherals under a new "Alchemy" line, with the introduction of the Elixir keyboard series for highly advanced functionality in game-play. Featuring a wealth of user-friendly features combined with an ergonomic and sturdy design, the Elixir keyboard will deliver a unique combination of performance and value to gamers as they blaze through the latest PC titles.

The Alchemy line, introduced earlier this year at Computex, embodies the needs of gamers through a diverse lineup of gaming peripherals and components that will provide PC players the ultimate hardware to take on the most demanding games. The Elixir keyboard is the first product under this line, and will be the first of many gaming keyboards, mice, another other computer gaming accessories. The Alchemy line was created by OCZ in its never-ending quest to meet the demands of each segment in the enthusiast community.
"The new Alchemy line from OCZ is designed to offer gamers quality gaming solutions that deliver both exceptional performance and value," said Eugene Chang, Product Manager of the OCZ Technology Group. "Just because gamers have a budget doesn't mean they shouldn't enjoy premium gaming features, and our first Alchemy solution the Elixir gaming keyboard is designed with quality ergonomics and offers efficient game-play with programmable macro keys."

The Elixir is a high-quality keyboard featuring the necessary features such as 10 tri-mode programmable macro keys, mode selection, a pop-up menu shortcut, and Windows Media Players optical controller. The sleek design of the Alchemy Elixir Series will maintain your comfort throughout long gaming sessions with its membrane tactical keys made from 100% rubber-coating for no-slip comfort and ergonomic design. The Elixir also features a USB port for added convenience, along with an extremely reliable lifestyle of 5 million cycles. The Elixir series is compatible with Windows XP (SP2 or later) and Windows Vista.

Elixir keyboards feature an MSRP of $29.99 and are the ultimate accessory for a budget gaming system, combining sleek style and comfort with the features and personalization gamers demand from their keyboards.

For more information on the Alchemy Elixir Keyboard, please visit the product page here.
Source: OCZ Technology
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32 Comments on OCZ Introduces Elixir Keyboards

#3
calvary1980
almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ DIY Gaming Laptop = Compal JFL9
OCZ Vanquisher = Sunbeam CR-SW-775
OCZ Vendetta = Xigmatek HDT-S983
OCZ Vendetta 2 = Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Equalizer = A4Tech X750F/X750BF
OCZ Dominatrix (New) see here and here = CyberSnipa Stinger

im betting this is too :p

- Christine
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#4
erocker
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Indeed! It looks a lot like the Razer Tarantula, minus the LED's.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
I WANT.

They sell great gaming gear for cheap. I missed that $30 2000 dpi laser mouse they made.
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#6
RandomSunchips
I wonder how durable the key finish is. Other keyboards I've seen have the finish rubbed off to the point where you can no longer tell what key it is by the print.
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#7
MoeDaKilla
calvary1980almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ DIY Gaming Laptop = Compal JFL9
OCZ Vanquisher = Sunbeam CR-SW-775
OCZ Vendetta = Xigmatek HDT-S983
OCZ Vendetta 2 = Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Equalizer = A4Tech X750F/X750BF
OCZ Dominatrix = CyberSnipa Stinger

im betting this is too :p

- Christine
Calvary is 100% right. And obviously the rebranding doesn't stop there. PSU's, fans, even down to the TIM. And I guess they still make money :laugh:
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#8
calvary1980
I updated the list. well there Power Supplies were rebranded Topower but now they actually order specific parts when they are manufactured so they are technically not rebrands anymore. also there OCZ SSD's are rebrands of Samsung.

I promise i'll find who made this keyboard lol.

- Christine
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#9
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Who doesn't rebrand? If the rebrand fetches more profit and makes the company lower prices because if can afford to and compete better, why not?

Seasonic as a PSU brand now isn't as big as Corsair, though Corsair rebrands Seasonic PSU's. To compete with PCP&C, OCZ, Antec, TT, etc. better, Corsair can afford to lower prices. Why? because they're selling Seasonic stuff better than Seasonic itself could, Corsair is a big company (now).
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#10
calvary1980
Corsair Power Supplies are not rebrands. rebranding is 8800GS renamed 9600GSO hence the "re" part. Corsair Power Supplies are superior than Seasonic's own models because Corsair demands the highest quality components when manufacturing. what I was saying was they simply took a standard Topower model and called it an OCZ PowerStream.

- Christine
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
How about TOPower and ABS-Tagan?
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#12
commandercup
calvary1980Corsair Power Supplies are not rebrands. rebranding is 8800GS renamed 9600GSO hence the "re" part. Corsair Power Supplies are superior than Seasonic's own models because Corsair demands the highest quality components when manufacturing. what I was saying was they simply took a standard Topower model and called it an OCZ PowerStream (not the PowerXStream, PowerStream is an older Model see here)

- Christine
I thought corsair PSUs were Seasonic rebrands... Seasonic definately demands high quality parts as well, because their PSUs are amazing... (5 year warranty ftw!)
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#13
CrAsHnBuRnXp
calvary1980almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ DIY Gaming Laptop = Compal JFL9
OCZ Vanquisher = Sunbeam CR-SW-775
OCZ Vendetta = Xigmatek HDT-S983
OCZ Vendetta 2 = Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Equalizer = A4Tech X750F/X750BF
OCZ Dominatrix (New) see here and here = CyberSnipa Stinger

im betting this is too :p

- Christine
OCZ GameXstream PSU's are rebranded FSP's.
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#14
calvary1980
sorry edited my post get confused there is no PowerXStream was thinking of ProXStream. the ProStream and ModStream are older models rebranded Topower. the GameXStream, ModXStream and StealthXStream are manufactured by Fortron.

various Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling models are built by Seasonic. I think Antec is the worst in Quality when I say worst I mean in Seasonic terms not Power Supply, Antec Models are affordable so they don't request any high quality components. Corsair request the highest quality components even more so than Seasonic's own brand (see below) a while ago I replied in a thread on a budget build I think on what a Corsair 450VX can do, it literally has components from Power Supplies in the $200-300 range in a $60-80 Power Supply I quoted signatures (builds) from alot of forums of a 450VX powering a Quad Core, 9800GTX you name it basically any system that would make you recommend a standard Power Supply in the 500-750W range.

the Corsair 450VX is based off the Seasonic S12 II series what's the difference? higher quality capacitors, more heatsinks, etc.

- Christine
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#15
Mussels
Moderprator
calvary1980almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ DIY Gaming Laptop = Compal JFL9
OCZ Vanquisher = Sunbeam CR-SW-775
OCZ Vendetta = Xigmatek HDT-S983
OCZ Vendetta 2 = Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Equalizer = A4Tech X750F/X750BF
OCZ Dominatrix (New) see here and here = CyberSnipa Stinger

im betting this is too :p

- Christine
most of their PSU's and such are rebrands too, with minor changes. they grab good products with no market exposure, re-label them and sell them worldwide with better warranty. it works well for most people.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
calvary1980sorry edited my post get confused there is no PowerXStream was thinking of ProXStream. the ProStream and ModStream are older models rebranded Topower. the GameXStream, ModXStream and StealthXStream are manufactured by Fortron.

various Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling models are built by Seasonic. I think Antec is the worst in Quality when I say worst I mean in Seasonic terms not Power Supply, Antec Models are affordable so they don't request any high quality components. Corsair request the highest quality components even more so than Seasonic's own brand (see below) a while ago I replied in a thread on a budget build I think on what a Corsair 450VX can do, it literally has components from Power Supplies in the $200-300 range in a $60-80 Power Supply I quoted signatures (builds) from alot of forums of a 450VX powering a Quad Core, 9800GTX you name it basically any system that would make you recommend a standard Power Supply in the 500-750W range.

the Corsair 450VX is based off the Seasonic S12 II series what's the difference? higher quality capacitors, more heatsinks, etc.

- Christine
Powerstream and modtream were the older models.
GameXstream, StealthXstream and ProXstream are the newer models.
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#17
1c3d0g
Yes, most of the lower-end PSU's are made by Seasonic (with Corsair's own high demands and specifications), but the higher-end ones (the 750 and 1000 watt I believe) are made by CWT (Channel Well Technology).
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#18
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
calvary1980the Corsair 450VX is based off the Seasonic S12 II series what's the difference? higher quality capacitors, more heatsinks, etc.

- Christine
It can handle a 95W Core 2 Quad + 9800 GX2 + 1 HDD :)
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#19
calvary1980
I know that.
btarunrHow about TOPower and ABS-Tagan?
Tagan Power Supplies are rebrands of Topower.

- Christine
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#20
calvary1980
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz 45nm Wolfsdale Evga Nvidia 8800GT 512mb GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Rev. 2.0 LGA775 Corsair DDR2 2 GB Ram 4-4-4-12 Coolermaster 690 Case Corsair 450VX PSU Samsung 500 GB Spinpoint hard drive Dual layer Dvd Burner Vista Ultimate
Q6600 @ 3.2ghz w/ Tuniq Tower 120 | Gigabyte P35-DS3L |
2gb Super Talent PC6400 | BFG 8800GT OC 512mb (740/1854/1980) w/ Accelero S1 Turbo |
Corsair 450VX PSU | Cooler Master Elite 330 Case | Windows XP Pro | 3dMark06 14,716
DFI DK T2RS// Intel E8200@3.8ghz// 2x2gb Corsair DHX // Nvidia Gainward 8800GT 512mb dual-slot//Raid 0 2x250GB WD 2500YS // Creative Audigy 7.1/24biti // Corsair 450VX // Antec SLK3000B -> All on Vista x64
1000HX = Channel Well
620HX = Seasonic
520HX = Seasonic
450VX = Seasonic
550VX = Channel Well
650TX = Seasonic
750TX = Channel Well

HX = Enthusiast Line, TX = Mainstream Line, VX = Budget Line. not bad for a budget? :p

- Christine
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#21
robodude666
Is that even legal? It looks like a 100% rip of the Razer Tarantula minus LEDs and Razer logo + more buttons to look different.
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#22
calvary1980
we don't even know if it is manufactured by Razer. Razer has never been rebranded and this keyboard has detatchables.

- Christine
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#23
robodude666
calvary1980we don't even know if it is manufactured by Razer. Razer has never been rebranded and this keyboard has detatchables.

- Christine
Razer's products are also far too expensive. It can't possibly a rebranded Razer keyboard for only $30. Razer loves to put their name on products and include their software + high prices. Take a look at the Belkin n52te. It is almost identical to the previous except it has Razer's software, styling and some improvements on handling yet the price is doubled. Razer is making good money off of their $90 Tarantula keyboards. It wouldn't make sense for them to sell their keyboard to OCZ.
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#24
0o0o0
calvary1980almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ Dominatrix (New) see here and here = CyberSnipa Stinger
True, I have a Cyber Snipa Stinger (very nice mouse btw) and it looks 99.9% the same like the OCZ.
But, OCZ is not the only company who rebrands this mouse, look at the new Trust mouse:
www.trust.com/products/product_detail.aspx?item=15401
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#25
Bundy
calvary1980almost every OCZ product is a rebrand.

OCZ DIY Gaming Laptop = Compal JFL9
OCZ Vanquisher = Sunbeam CR-SW-775
OCZ Vendetta = Xigmatek HDT-S983
OCZ Vendetta 2 = Xigmatek HDT-S1283
OCZ Equalizer = A4Tech X750F/X750BF
OCZ Dominatrix (New) see here and here = CyberSnipa Stinger

im betting this is too :p

- Christine
Interesting, I didnt know they rebranded THAT much!

I like what they do. OCZ provide good pricing and from my personal experience, back up their products with proper service. I had an issue some time ago where I managed to corrpt the SPD on my RAM, OCZ sent me a replacement and even better SPD that worked better with my mobo:)

If they keep up this overall approach, I expect they will do well. LOL - I dont like the keyboard though (smugly hugs his G15).
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