There was a time, long ago, when Creative exclusively made sound cards and other audio related tech. Being quite so niche these days isn’t realistic, and they now offer a selection of PC peripherals under their Sound BlasterX branding umbrella.
The new Vanguard K08 gaming keyboard is a classic example of Creative’s mission creep, as it impinges on the well-occupied territory of SteelSeries, Razer, Cougar and Corsair, among others.
These companies are mostly rehashing the Cherry MX range of mechanical switches, a very popular choice for serious gamers.
With the Vanguard K08, Creative has chosen to go down an alternate path and deliver something noticeably different to the discerning gamer.
US pricing for the Vanguard K08 is $139.99 (£159.99, AU$219).
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