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Sound BlasterX’s mouse-and-keyboard is a fine complement to its audio equipment
Sound BlasterX’s mouse-and-keyboard is a fine complement to its audio equipment

You know the PC gaming market is growing up when everyone is making a mechanical keyboard and a mouse with extra features.

Like Razer, Kingston and other Creative Labs wants to capture the attention of people who play a lot of games on PC. To do that, the company already has an excellent speaker systems and external USB sound cards. But now it also has a keyboard-and-mouse set to go along with its other products for capture more customers. The Vanguard K08 keyboard ($140) and Siege M04 mouse ($70) are available now in market. It provides satisfying, reliable experience that looks especially pretty when you pair them with Sound BlasterX audio equipment running the company’s RGB LED lighting system.

What you’ll like?

High-quality look and feel like sound

The Vanguard and Siege have a striking appearance. I think Sound BlasterX’s lighting is starting to win me over compared to the other LED RGB options on the market. A big part of that is the consistency between the products of Sound BlasterX’s lightingSetting up the lighting to work as one between the keyboard, mouse, and speakers (like the 2.1 Kratos system) makes a durable visual bundle that I find exceptionally engaging.

But it’s not just the lighting that makes this set so attractive, many others also will do it. The Vanguard console has a pleasant matte-dark complete on a strong bit of rubbery plastic for the plate underneath the keys. The keycaps themselves utilize a shinier material that all the more nearly matches the Siege mouse’s curving palm rest.

On the edges of that device, you will find a matte material. At that time it’s a fully rubber material that leads me into the ease of use.

The textured grips surprised me, as they’re quite useful and much amazing. The Siege has a more traditional mouse design than some of the more ergonomic models present in market.

As for the keyboard, the Omron switches are not my favorite keyboard ever. Pressing them down is too mushy for me. But it never hurt the Vanguard’s performance. The Omrons seem to explode back into their default position after actuation.

When I played game, the Siege and Vanguard do the most important thing that I want from a gaming keyboard-and-mouse: they settled into my hands and into the desk as I am felled like reality player. I forget about them and am able to focus entirely on the game with all my attention.

Lots of extra features:

The Vanguard has everything that I want from a gaming keyboard and mouse. On the left side, it has the Macro keys. It can help me to set whatever task I want using the Sound Blaster Connect software. On the top it has media keys and a rolling volume bar that is excellent feature which I want. And along the top edge, it has a pass-through USB port for power and data transfer port too.

The Siege is also packed with features too. You can manually set different DPI levels how you want. It also has a dedicated “sniper” button that will drop the DPI down even further when you’re in particular circumstances. This is so useful for shooters.

What you won’t like

Wristrest is flimsy

While Creative Labs did a fine job producing a high-quality product like that but I don’t the Vanguard’s wristrest. It detaches from the keyboard too easily. It also looks nice but I much prefer the faux-leather rests Razer has started.


The Sound BlasterX Vanguard and Siege are real services provider. They are genuinely easy to use and enjoy and personally I recommend them. This recommendation will be especially for anyone with Sound BlasterX audio equipment.