PC gaming in the living room has always been something of a pipe dream among gamers, but with the influx of PCs in a more compact form factor – such as the MSI Vortex – it’s not much of a fantasy anymore. To appeal to those who want to do just that, Corsair has introduced the Lapdog, which is…sort of an answer to the Razer Turret lapboard and mouse combo.
To call the Corsair Lapdog a “lapboard” isn’t exactly accurate: it’s more like a docking station for your keyboard – only the Corsair K65 and K70 mechanical keyboards are compatible with the Lapdog – and mouse. On top of that, unlike the Razer Turret (which connects to a PC via Bluetooth), the Lapdog is a wired peripheral.
That being said, the Lapdog does have several advantages over the Razer Turret. For one, it can be paired with a Corsair mechanical keyboard, while the Turret only has a conventional chiclet keyboard. The Lapdog can also be used with any mouse consumers desire, although it would’ve been nicer if the same goes for the keyboard as well.
The Corsair Lapdog is definitely an interesting peripheral for PC gaming in the living room, but it doesn’t come cheap: it retails at a whopping US$120, which comes up to about RM490. It will be interesting to see how much it will retail at when – or if – it arrives here in Malaysia.