Dust-Off® Launches the Keyboard Quiver™
Branchburg, NJ (August 20, 2007) – Until now, gamers have had no real dedicated solution for taking their most trusted gear with them when heading off to a LAN event or competition. Standard backpacks are simply not long enough to hold a keyboard and other interesting methods of transport, including hauling along the keyboard in its original box, are just not cool and can easily tarnish a gamer’s image. With the launch of the Keyboard Quiver™, a new, ergonomic keyboard case, Dust-Off is reshaping the landscape of competitive gaming and gives gamers the ability to stay organized while on-the-go. Designed specifically for active gamers, the Keyboard Quiver provides an added level of protection for the essential tools of the gaming trade, including a keyboard, mouse, headphones, cables, power cords and even MP3 players, and keeps the equipment safe and game-ready.
“The Quiver is the first bag specifically designed to meet the needs of competitive gamers,” said Ken Newman, Director of Marketing for Falcon Safety Products, manufacturer of the Dust-Off brand. “Through our partnership with the World Cyber Games, we had an opportunity to work closely with professional gamers on the development of a product that would meet what we saw as an urgent need for the protection of sensitive and expensive gaming gear. Throughout the design process of the Quiver, we worked side-by-side with Dust-Off sponsored Team X30 and incorporated many of their suggestions into the Quiver’s final design. Essentially, the Quiver is designed by gamers for gamers.”
Measuring 21″x12″x6″, the Keyboard Quiver is manufactured from a heavy-duty cotton canvas and features a single, over-the-shoulder strap that can be fitted for left or right handed use. For added comfort the strap is padded, and to keep a gamer connected while on the move, the strap also features a pouch designed to hold a cell-phone or PDA. The outside of the Keyboard Quiver features three main zippered compartments. The zippered pocket on top of the case can hold a MP3 player and also features a headphone slot. The upper compartment can hold a mouse or other personal effects and the bottom compartment is designed to hold a set of headphones. The bottom compartment is also expandable, via a second zipper, to fit larger sized, bulkier headphones or additional gear.
The interior of the Keyboard Quiver features adequate room for the gear most important to a gamer, including a large padded section with two straps to keep a keyboard safe and secure. Additional compartments include a mesh pocket for cables and other accessories, bands to hold cleaning accessories such as Dust-Off keyboard dusters, and slots to hold CDs, DVDs or game discs.
The Keyboard Quiver is Dust-Off’s latest endeavor in the gaming market and represents the company’s ambition when it comes to addressing the needs of the gaming community. Other significant announcements from Dust-Off have included its partnership with the World Cyber Games (WCG), sponsorship of Team X30 and the launch of the Dust-Off Zone, www.dustoffzone.com, a new Web site that will serve as an interactive tool for gamers to learn more about the competitive edge that Dust-Off brings to the world of e-sports, and as a portal for gamers to stay up to date regarding breaking news from the gaming community.
The Keyboard Quiver will retail for $69.99 and will be available in October 2007. For more information about the Keyboard Quiver, visit www.dustoffzone.com.
ABOUT FALCON SAFETY PRODUCTS
Founded in 1953, Falcon Safety Products, Inc. is a privately held corporation headquartered in Central New Jersey. A world leader in compressed-gas technology, Falcon manufactures a diverse line of products including the Dust-Off® brand of computer / personal electronics cleaning products and signal horns for the marine, sport and safety markets. For additional information, please contact Falcon Safety Products, Inc. at 908-707-4900 or visit 184.108.40.206.
ABOUT THE WORLD CYBER GAMES
The World Cyber Games (www.worldcybergames.com) is the premier blue chip global video game tournament and culture festival. First founded in 2000 to promote global harmony through e-sports, the WCG has grown steadily ever since. Behind the slogan “Beyond the Game” and with contestants from more than 70 countries expected to participate in this year’s event, the World Cyber Games has developed into a true global phenomenon with arguably the largest prize amount at stake. The World Cyber Games prides itself on leading the “Digital Entertainment Culture.”