Razer today unveiled three new best-in class products at IFA and PAX West today:
- BlackWidow Elite: The latest flagship update to the BlackWidow line, the BlackWidow Elite features the new Razer Mechanical Switch, which brings dual side walls to every switch. First introduced in 2017, these side walls increase the stability and consistency of the switch and reduce key wobble, without sacrificing performance and key feel. Users will be able to enjoy more input options than ever thanks to Razer Hypershift technology – which turns every key into a macro key – and a programmable, multi-function digital dial.
- Mamba Wireless: The renowned Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor is now available in a standalone wireless version of the Razer Mamba. With the Razer Mamba Wireless, you get up to 50 hours of industry leading wireless gaming performance on a single charge—at our most competitive price to date. With 450 IPS and 50 G, gamers never need to worry about their cursor spinning out due to fast mouse movements. Co-developed with Pixart, the sensor is highly regarded by critics, experts and fans renowned for maintaining tracking and precision even during intense gameplay.
- Kraken Tournament Edition: The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is the complete competitive gaming headset equipped with full audio controls. It’s designed to deliver Accurate Positional Audio via THX Spatial Audio, Greater Sound Customization with Game/Chat Balance and Bass Control, and Superior Comfort with its Cooling Gel Cushions. Put together, the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition provides everything a gamer demands from a well-rounded gaming headset.
- BlackWidow Elite: SGD 279.90
- Mamba Wireless: SGD 159.90
- Kraken Tournament Edition: SGD 159.90
Razer Raises the Level Cap with Best-in-Class Peripherals: Kraken Tournament Edition, BlackWidow Elite & Mamba Wireless
Razer’s new headset, keyboard and mouse combo sets a new gaming industry standard with innovative technology in proven designs
For Release on Aug. 30, 2018 at 9 p.m. PDT / August 31 at 6 a.m. CEST
(PAX WEST, SEATTLE; IFA, BERLIN) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced three best-in-class products at PAX West and IFA today: the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition headset, the BlackWidow Elite keyboard and the Razer Mamba Wireless mouse. Forged for esports athletes, these three new peripherals further solidify Team Razer’s place at the top of the leaderboards.
Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said: “Since founding Razer, we’ve pushed to make products with unprecedented technology to give gamers the greatest advantage possible. At the same time, our long history working with the world’s top esports athletes gives us unique insight into what features work best and should be conserved or fine-tuned. Our newest Razer Kraken Tournament Edition headset, BlackWidow Elite keyboard and Mamba Wireless mouse are perfect examples of how leadingedge technology combines with time-honored design for the win.”
David Tse, Global Esports Director for Razer, added, “This next generation of Razer tournament gear enables our @TeamRazer esports athletes to even further dominate the competition through functional superiority. Each of these peripherals are at the top of their family, delivering extreme performance and customization for our most discerning gamers.”
Razer Kraken Tournament Edition:
Gamers with the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition can now experience pinpoint positional sound with THX Spatial Audio, and extreme comfort with cooling gel ear cushions for long gaming sessions.
The Razer Kraken with its signature Razer green headband has been a staple for gamers and esports professionals since 2012. This latest evolution is the complete competitive gaming solution for delivering full audio controls via a USB Audio Controller. The controller allows on-the-fly bass level adjustment, and a customized mix between game and team chat volume through Game/Chat Balance.
The headset has been designed with cooling gel-infused ear cushions, hidden eyewear channels, and an improved ultra-soft padded headband for complete comfort during long gaming sessions.
The Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is the world’s first gaming headset to support THX Spatial Audio – creating realistic depth and immersion by simulating 360° sound with pinpoint accuracy for greater awareness during gameplay. This technology combined with custom-tuned 50 mm drivers provide clarity, a punchy bass, and the promise of a remarkable competitive gaming edge. With its 3.5 mm combo audio jack, the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition is also cross-platform compatible, working with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices alike.
All told, the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition provides better sound customization, unrivalled positional audio and long-lasting comfort for $99.99 / €99,99.
Availability: Razer Kraken Tournament Edition: September 2018
THX Spatial Audio
THX Spatial Audio is an end-to-end positional audio solution that delivers improved support on stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 content, and is future-ready with support for ambisonics and object-based audio. It offers communication-enhancing features and multiple sound processing modes, providing tactical in-game advantages and greater immersion across all gaming genres.
Razer BlackWidow Elite
Unlock new levels of control with the improved Razer BlackWidow Elite and its best-in-class Razer™ Mechanical Switches, dedicated media keys, Multi-Function Digital Dial and Razer Hypershift, which allows every key to become a macro key via Razer’s Synapse 3 software.
This customization software offers users the ability to program lighting effects for increased immersion. Razer Synapse 3 also allows for the complete customization of key bindings and assigning macros to any key to give gamers the competitive advantage.
The Razer BlackWidow Elite is a gaming keyboard designed for peak performance, featuring improved Razer™ Mechanical Switches available in green, orange and yellow, with new dual sidewalls for increased stability, and an 80 million keystroke lifespan.
The Razer Blackwidow Elite is the first in the BlackWidow line to have Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage and up to five profile configurations that can be saved for use anywhere.
Beyond gaming, the Razer BlackWidow Elite features a Multi-Function Digital Dial and three media keys. A USB 2.0 and audio pass-through and wire routing allow for easy cable management. Complete with a padded wrist rest, gamers can play comfortably for hours to help them outlast the competition.
The Razer BlackWidow was the world’s first mechanical gaming keyboard in 2010. In 2014, Razer started manufacturing the Razer™ Mechanical Switch, the first mechanical switch designed for gaming. The iconic BlackWidow again breaks the boundaries of gaming with the Razer BlackWidow Elite.
The Razer BlackWidow Elite is the most complete mechanical gaming keyboard for $169.99 / €179,99.
Availability: Razer BlackWidow Elite: August 31, 2018
Razer Mamba Wireless
With the best-in-class Razer 5G optical sensor and industry-leading wireless technology, gamers with the Razer Mamba Wireless can play unhindered at their full potential with minimal downtime.
Featuring an acclaimed Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI and a resolution accuracy of 99.4 percent – the highest available on the market – gamers can expect to experience a new standard of precision and speed.
Combined with Razer’s proprietary adaptive frequency technology, which ensures the most stable wireless connection possible, and a battery life of up to 50 hours on a single charge, the Razer Mamba Wireless allows gamers to play for extended hours.
The mouse also comes with Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches, durable up to 50 million clicks, and seven buttons that are programmable via Razer Synapse 3. With Hybrid On-board Memory and Cloud Storage, gamers can save up to five profiles to their mouse for easy access anywhere.
The Razer Mamba Wireless also retains the classic ergonomic design with updates to the side grips for even greater comfort.
The Razer Mamba Wireless offers best-in-class wireless performance at an affordable price of $99.99 / €99,99.
Availability: Razer Mamba Wireless: September 2018
Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.
The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.
The award-winning hardware of Razer includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.
Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
Razer services include Razer zGold, one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games.
Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has nine offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China.
Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).