Leapfrog has quite a number of products under its belt, and at the company’s annual Megatrends product launch event, it introduced a slew of new products under the Armaggeddon, Elysium, and even Alcatroz – formerly known as PowerLogic – brands. To keep things simple, here are some of the most interesting products launched today.
Aside from the PsychEagle and PsychFalcon mechanical keyboards, Armaggeddon also introduced the AK-999 SFX and AK-666 SFX. Although these are technically membrane keyboards, they actually mimic the feel of a mechanical keyboard pretty well. I imagine this is partly due to the long travel of the keys.
And then there’s the Armaggeddon Scorpion series of RGB mice: the Scorpion 3, Scorpion 5, and Scorpion 7. Apart from their slightly different designs, all three of these gaming mice are identical to each other. They have optical sensors with up to 4,800 CPI sensitivity, Huano switches – which are said to last up to five million clicks – and braided cables.
Last but definitely not least are the Nuke 7.1 virtual surround sound headphones. Much like the Scorpion mice, there are three Nuke headsets: the Nuke 3, Nuke 5, and Nuke 9. Not only do these headphones offer 7.1 virtual surround sound, they also feature 50mm neodymium drivers and microphones tuned specifically for gaming.
As a brand that aims to offer high-end products, Elysium-branded products are decidedly more premium than Leapfrog’s other offerings. One product in particular caught our attention: the Elysium DOT Lofree. This retro-styled wireless mechanical keyboard is certainly a looker, but it’s not exactly without its faults: we’ve put the Lofree through its paces on our review of it earlier this month.
Another rather “interesting” product from Elysium is the…Elysium Tot. Yes, it’s a portable speaker in the shape of a tote bag, and it streams audio via Bluetooth. Interestingly enough, it can even be used as a power bank thanks to its 3,000mAh battery.
Although this is a relatively new brand in Leapfrog’s catalogue, it was actually formerly known as PowerLogic. Targetted at budget-conscious consumers, most of Alcatroz products are very, very affordable, and one of its most noteworthy products is the Alcatroz Pebble Air wireless mouse.
Designed to mimic the shape and texture of a smooth pebble, the Pebble Air is a no-nonsense wireless mouse. Its built-in battery promises up to 70 hours of usage, it has a 1,600 CPI sensitivity, and most of all, it’s affordable: it only retails at $12.90, which comes up to about RM55.
Alcatroz also has two rather interesting chargers: the TZLA – it’s pronounced “Tesla,” and no, we’re not kidding – Optivia QC 4000 and Ultima QCC 4300. Basically, both of these support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology, and they can charge up to five devices at the same time. However, the Ultima has one less USB-A port; it’s replaced with a USB Type-C port instead.
Leapfrog has always been focused on offering affordable, competent products, and the introduction of these new products really show just that – well, maybe except for the Elysium-branded products, which are higher-end offerings. According to Leapfrog, most of these products will be brought into Malaysia sometime in August or September 2017.