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Razer Announces Razer Turret Hybrid Mouse and Keyboard

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype in early 2015.

Designed with a focus on enabling a PC gaming experience from the couch, the Razer Turret consists of a gaming grade chiclet keyboard with full anti-ghosting and a highly precise gaming mouse with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse mat ensures the mouse will not slip even during intense gaming sessions.

“The Razer Turret brings the immense world of PC gaming to a previously impossible frontier—the living room—where only consoles have traditionally roamed until now,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Finally, we have a perfect solution for gamers to enjoy the unrivaled precision of a mouse and keyboard combination from the comfort of the couch with the durability and reliability that PC gamers demand.”

The Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity, enabling users to play lag-free when connected to a console via Bluetooth LE or to a PC via the bundled wireless 2.4 GHz adaptor. The performance of the Razer Turret rivals desktop-grade gaming hardware, providing a tactical weapon that can be unleashed on opponents from a casual environment.

The Razer Turret’s ergonomic and ultra-slim form factor is made specifically to fit on a user’s lap. A foldable hinge ensures that the lapboard is unobtrusive and dock-able, leaving it a normal part of the living room environment when not in use.

Made to withstand even the most action-packed gaming marathons, the Razer Turret has built-in high-capacity lithium polymer batteries, so a player’s kill streaks will not be interrupted by untimely battery warnings. By supporting up to four months of usage on the keyboard (an estimated 40 hours of nonstop play on the mouse), Razer Turret owners won’t have to charge their gaming weapons after every use.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Keyboard

  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Chiclet styled keycaps
  • Dedicated Android buttons
  • Battery life of up to 4 months – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1500 mAh)

Mouse

  • 3500 DPI laser sensor
  • 40 hours battery life for continuous use – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1000 mAh)

 

Razer Announces ManO’War Wireless Gaming Headset

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of its new wireless gaming headset for PC, the Razer ManO’War. This latest addition to Razer’s audio line offers high-fidelity, gaming-grade audio engineered with multiple wireless antennas, frequency channel scanning for locating the clearest channel and an advanced coding algorithm to ensure a high-performance, lag-free, 2.4 GHz wireless experience.

An ultra-compact wireless USB adapter provides plug-and-play connectivity from up to 39 feet. Alternately, users may opt to use the Razer ManO’War’s optional extension dock for an even greater 46-foot range.

Immersive 7.1 channel virtual surround sound in the Razer ManO’War is supported by the Razer Surround software engine. Paired with the RazerManO’War’s custom tuned 50 mm Neodymium magnet drivers, Razer Surround makes virtual soundscapes come alive with 360-degree fidelity. The positional audio calibration feature helps to personalize the hearing experience to ensure players have the auditory cues they need get the jump on opponents, visible or otherwise. Closed-style, upgraded leatherette cushions cover a wearer’s entire ear, enhancing noise isolation and comfort.

Concealed in the left ear cup of the Razer ManO’War is a unidirectional digital microphone boom that easily pulls-out when needed and can be adjusted to whatever position is desired. The microphone surpasses the capabilities of traditional analog microphones by way of an optimized algorithm for more natural sounding and crystal clear voice reproduction. Gamers may adjust mic and volume levels and mute via Quick Action Controls on the Razer ManO’War’s ear cups. A mute LED indicator on the boom illuminates when mic mute is active.

Razer ensured the headset was prepared for long stretches of uninterrupted, unfettered enjoyment. Whether streaming, watching a movie or in a gaming marathon, it is able to give an impressive 14 hours of continuous wireless use on a single charge.

Finally, Razer Chroma™ lighting features built into the Razer ManO’War Chroma allow gamers to explore a practically limitless number of possible lighting profiles. With 16.8 million colors to choose from, custom color schemes can be programmed for the headset using Razer Synapse, or users may select from an array of preloaded lighting options. For gamers playing titles with in-game Chroma integration, the Razer ManO’War becomes an instrument for even deeper levels of immersive gameplay.

“The Razer ManO’War combines the perfect balance of wireless performance, comfort and durability in a gaming-grade headset,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “The freedom to play without wires, uninterrupted, with the comfort, sound quality and incredible battery life of this headset is more than exciting for gamers—it’s critical.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS:

Headphones:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω ­ at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in.
  • Connection type: Wireless USB Transceiver
  • Wireless range: 12 m / 40 ft.
  • Wireless frequency: 2.4 Ghz
  • Battery life: Up to 14 hours with Chroma lighting / 20 hours without Chroma lighting
  • Approximate weight: 375 g / 0.83 lbs.

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -38 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

System requirements:

  • PC / Mac with USB port; PlayStation® 4*
  • Windows® 10 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 7 / Windows® Vista / Mac OS X (10.9 and higher)
  • Internet connection for driver installation
  • At least 100 MB of free hard disk space

* Only Spectrum cycling lighting effect and 2.0 stereo audio output is available

Package contents:

  • Razer ManO’War Wireless Gaming Headset
  • USB charging cable
  • Wireless USB Transceiver
  • Extension dock

Price: USD 169.99 / EUR 199,99

Availability:

USA: April 17, 2016 (Limited units available at BestBuy and Razerstore.com)

Worldwide: May 2016

Razer Unveils Ripsaw Capture Card

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of its Razer Ripsaw capture card. This crucial tool for broadcasting empowers users with high-performance recording and streaming capabilities, bringing game footage to popular platforms like Twitch and YouTube with remarkable resolutions and frame rates.

The Razer Ripsaw offers industry-leading full 1080p game capture at 60 frames per second, for crisp, clear and smooth viewing.  Using the top-of-the-line USB 3.0 standard, the Razer Ripsaw streams on uncompressed raw game footage with nearly zero latency. Moreover, audiences may enjoy even more personalized and fun experiences when broadcasters exploit the capture card’s onboard audio and microphone inputs, which plug into any music source or microphone for a secondary audio or commentary layer.

Not only is the Razer Ripsaw a robust and easy-to-use game capture card with Windows PCs, it also comes with all the necessary cables to plug-and-play with popular game consoles such as the Razer Forge TV, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and past-generation devices such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This gives broadcasters a wider range of game options to share.

The Razer Ripsaw works right out of the box with popular streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit, ensuring broadcasters can start right away, without having to deal with unnecessary third-party bloatware that is commonly associated with other streaming solutions.

“Razer has been involved with the streaming scene since the beginning of game broadcasting, with top streamers using our hardware through the ages to get the unfair gaming advantage in front of audiences,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder.  “We’re excited to design a game capture card that meets the exacting needs of broadcasters and to also give newcomers a perfect tool to help them possibly become the next Syndicate or Pewdiepie.”

The Razer Ripsaw is part of a complete suite of Razer Broadcaster products designed to give streamers the high performance tools to achieve their goals.  The Razer Broadcaster suite includes the Razer Seiren digital microphone, one of the most popular mics used by streamers today.

In addition to launching the Razer Ripsaw, Razer is developing an online resource platform for streamers to get tips and tricks to performing their best.  The Razer Supported Streamer Program has been revamped to ensure that aspiring broadcasters can leverage Razer support to achieve their goals.  For information on Razer Ripsaw and related programs, interested parties may visit www.razerzone.com/ripsaw

Price: USD179.99/EUR179.99

Availability: Worldwide and on RazerStore.com

System requirements:

  • Windows 10/8.1/7 (64/32 bit)
  • USB 3.0 powered
  • CPU:

o   Desktop – Intel Core i5-4440 3.10 GHz or above

o   Laptop – Intel Core i7-4810MQ or above

  • Graphics card:

o   Desktop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and above

o   Laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M and above

  • Memory: 4GB minimum (8GB recommended)

 

Technical specifications:

  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – Component
  • Audio input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – RCA L/R
  • Audio mix-in input: 3.5 mm mic-in / 3.5 mm aux-in
  • Video output: HDMI (pass-through from HDMI and Component input)
  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p60
  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i

 

Product size and weight:

  • Depth: 130 mm / 5.12 in.
  • Width: 86 mm / 3.39 in.
  • Height: 17 mm / 0.67 in.
  • Weight: 183 g / 0.40 lbs.

 

What’s in the box:

  • Razer Ripsaw game capture card
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Component AV cable
  • Component AV Multi cable
  • 3.5 mm audio cable
  • Important Product Information Guide

Razer Announces Core Pre-Orders

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SAN FRANCISCO – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced pricing, availability and compatibility of its 2016 “Best of CES” award-winning Razer Core.  The device is the world’s first plug-and-play Thunderbolt™ 3 external graphics enclosure that debuted earlier this year in tandem with the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook™, itself an official “Best PC” and “People’s Choice” CES winner.

“Razer continues to innovate in the laptops category where big systems brands either cannot or will not,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “This time, in collaboration with industry leaders, we’ve created the world’s first external graphics card solution of its kind, bringing the GPU power of a desktop PC to the latest Razer laptops, such as the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, through a single Thunderbolt™ 3 connection with plug-and-play convenience.”

“All consumers, non-gamers and gamers alike, now can easily migrate from their Razer laptop for on-the-go performance to driving a full desktop experience using Razer Core, including enhanced graphics and simple connectivity to peripherals.”

The graphics enclosure supports a single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card. Qualified AMD Radeon™ graphics cards are available for use with the Razer Core.  At launch of the Razer Core, NVIDIA will support GeForce GTX GPUs, including the entire lineup of Maxwell GPUs, such as the best-selling GTX 970. The Razer Core will be compatible with Razer’s latest systems including the Blade Stealth Ultrabook, and the new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop in the near future.

The Razer Core will be available for pre-order starting today and will ship starting in April. The MSRP for Razer Core is $399 with the purchase of a compatible Razer notebook or $499 if purchased separately. Current registered owners of the Blade Stealth will receive the discounted price.

A single Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) cable provides ample bandwidth and is all it takes to connect compatible Razer systems with the Razer Core. With the Razer Blade Stealth, the Razer Core also provides power to the notebook, charging the internal battery. Whether a laptop user is interested in gaming or editing 4K video with external desktop graphics performance, Thunderbolt™ 3 is the all-in-one connection that can make it possible with select Razer systems like the Blade Stealth and Razer Core.

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“Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all,” said Jason Ziller, director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel. “Thanks to technical collaboration between Intel, Razer and the Radeon™ Technologies group at AMD, Razer Core is the first plug-and-play external graphics solution that transforms the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook into a desktop-like gaming experience”

The Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core are the first products to ship that support AMD XConnect™ technology, which when configured with a qualified Radeon™ graphics card ensures seamless switching between discrete and integrated Intel® HD graphics for a true plug-and-play user experience.

“We believe powerful external GPUs are thrilling for gamers that have longed to connect serious gaming performance to an ultrathin notebook,” said Ravi Gananathan, Director, MNC Graphics, AMD. “With the advent of AMD XConnect™ technology, that dream is a simple and intuitive reality. Together, the Razer Core and AMD XConnect™ for Radeon™ graphics are the ultimate intersection of performance, simplicity and design.”

Physical installation of a graphics card into the Razer Core requires no tools. Its durable aluminum housing slides open elegantly, and a single included thumb-screw secures the graphics card in place. Razer’s solution helps future-proof systems, as graphics cards are easily swappable as new components become available. Traditional laptop designs with fixed internal processors could not easily allow for upgrading graphics capabilities over time, if at all.

Bringing desktop-level graphics and display connectivity to a notebook is only part of this innovative solution from Razer. The Razer Core also contains four additional USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet connectivity, and it has two-zone lighting technology Powered by Razer Chroma. It is now easier than ever to transform a thin and light notebook into a complete desktop experience.

Razer Core can accommodate graphics cards that draw a maximum of 375 W and no larger than 12.20 inches x 5.98 inches x 1.73 inches (310 mm x 152 mm x 44 mm). Plug-and-play support varies according to graphics chipset and notebook model.  Interested parties may go to the Razer website for full details. Compatible graphics cards are sold separately. More information about Razer Core is available at http://rzr.to/core.

 

Qualified AMD Radeon™ graphics cards (AMD XConnect™ supported with Blade Stealth):

– AMD Radeon™ R9 Fury

– AMD Radeon™ R9 Nano

– AMD Radeon™ R9 300 Series

– AMD Radeon™ R9 290X

– AMD Radeon™ R9 290

– AMD Radeon™ R9 280

 

Supported NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards (at launch):

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX Titan X

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 Ti

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750 Ti

– NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750

 

Compatible Razer notebook models:

– Razer Blade Stealth

– Razer Blade (w/ Thunderbolt™ 3) in the near future

 

Price:

U.S. $399 – when purchased with compatible Razer notebook

U.S. $499

 

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Pre-order March 16th, shipping in April

 

Razer Core Specifications:

Connection to PC: Thunderbolt™ 3 using included 40 Gbps cable

GPU Support: graphics card sold separately

– GPU Type: (1) double-wide, full-length PCI-Express x16 graphics card

– GPU Max Dimensions: 12.20” x 5.98” x 1.73” (310 x 152 x 44 mm)

– GPU Max Power Support: 375 W

– Graphics Output: Based on capabilities of installed graphics card

Input & Output:

– USB 3.0 x 4

– Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000

– Thunderbolt™ 3 (for connection to PC)

Lighting: Powered by Razer Chroma – 2 zones

Power Supply: 500 W

Approx. Dimensions: 4.13” (104.9 mm) wide x 13.38” (339.9 mm) deep x 8.6” (218.4 mm) high

Approx. Weight: 10.89 lbs. (4.94 kg)

Razer Shipping New Version of OSVR HDK

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SAN FRANCISCO (GDC 2016) – The OSVR content platform is expanding and the most recent version of the OSVR HDK is shipping now, according to organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a worldwide leader in open software and hardware for virtual reality.

With the onboarding of Crytek into the OSVR ecosystem, Crytek’s CryENGINE now natively supports OSVR. This effectively contributes to the enabling of any OSVR-compatible HMDs, including the OSVR HDK, for content developed on CryENGINE, adding to the wide range of content possibilities available through OSVR.

Crytek’s creative director for CryENGINE, Frank Vitz, said: “The open standard encouraged by OSVR corresponds with our own desire to give CryENGINE users total freedom of choice in VR development. We’re excited to be supporting a platform that is designed to accelerate progress and expand the audience for VR, and we look forward to seeing how OSVR developers harness CryENGINE to create innovative experiences.”

In addition to recently announced SteamVR contributions, additional content now compatible with OSVR include Lira, inCellVR, Windlands, DCS World, M.A.R.S. Universe, Warthunder, the BIVROST Media player and more.

The updated OSVR HDK (v1.4) features a new diffusion film technology applied on top of the existing display for improved visuals with reduced screen door effect.  Combined with its custom-crafted premium optics, this upgrade provides best-in-class image quality while maintaining low system requirements. A diffusion film upgrade for the OSVR HDK v1.3 will be made available for standalone purchase for end users to easily upgrade their existing HDKs.

“The Hacker Development Kit has always been about maximizing quality while minimizing system requirements, allowing us to make VR more accessible to enthusiasts, aspiring developers and gamers,” says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR lead, Razer. “The inclusion of the diffusion screen makes it possible for us to deliver an improved visual experience without compromising this great accessibility.”

Extra options for improved comfort also accompany the latest OSVR HDK in the way of extra padding for the cheekbones and rubber inserts for the nose bridge.

The HDK v1.4 is available now and can be purchased for $299.99 at Razerstore.com. The Diffusion film V1.3 upgrade will be available in April 2016.

Also announced today, VR enthusiasts, developers and gamers can order the OSVR faceplate with Leap Motion as an upgrade module, beginning in April.

OSVR hardware with embedded Leap Motion technology is compatible with Leap Motion’s recently announced Orion beta software. Orion is built from the ground up for VR and offers developers highly accurate hand and finger tracking. The OSVR faceplate with Leap Motion can be purchased as a bundle with the OSVR HDK v1.4 for $349.99, or separately for $74.99.

Parties Interested in OSVR and related developments can head down to Razer’s San Francisco headquarters opposite the Moscone Center during GDC. Razer is opening its doors to show attendees during GD to demo OSVR upgrades and share experiences with the OSVR HDK. Razer’s San Francisco office is located at 201 3rd Street, Suite 900, in San Francisco.

The OSVR supporter list has grown to more than 300 members across a broad array of organizations in technology, entertainment and education with new partners like Zeiss, Crytek, Futuretown, ST Microelectronics and NYU Shanghai. A complete list of OSVR users is online at www.osvr.org/partner.html

Razer Nabu Watch Review

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Razer’s latest entry into the fitness wearables market comes in the form of the Razer Nabu Watch. A large, ruggedized watch, the Nabu Watch resembles one of those tactical action watches – however, it has a lot more functionality than just telling the time. Underneath the traditional digital watch face, you will find the Razer Nabu display, which shows off the watch’s smart functions.

Before delving into the smart functions, it is worth noting that the standard watch functions include stop watch, countdown timers, alarms, and world time modes. All function as one would expect and using the watch’s five large buttons to cycle through all of them was easy. It should be noted that this standard Razer Nabu Watch features polycarbonate buttons. The Forged Edition of the watch, which retails for $50 dollars more, features steel buttons.

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The Razer Nabu Watch actually contains two separate batteries within its large housing. One of these is a traditional watch battery that powers the time-telling functions and, the other, is a rechargeable battery which powers the Nabu smart functions. The beauty of this is that the watch battery will last a very long time, allowing it to function in watch mode ad nauseum. The Nabu battery, unfortunately, lasts only about a week – but that is still a pretty long time when dealing with a fitness wearable. The Nabu battery can be recharged via a magnetically-attached USB cable.

As far as its Nabu smart functions, this watch will track your steps, sleep patterns, and calories burned via its 3-axis accelerometer and Bluetooth connection to either an Android or iOS app. It is not as full featured as its Nabu brother, but it has enough options to keep most watch wearers happy as they toil through a workout. Additionally, the Nabu Watch will display incoming TXT messages which show on your iPhone or Android smartphones. Its small, 128×16 OLED screen is only one line, but it is very crisp and easy to read. It actually makes me sad that the main watch area of the Nabu Watch has such a weak backlight in comparison.

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Pros

  • Rugged build quality
  • Crisp, bright Nabu screen
  • Price is a reasonable $149.99
  • Slick, Razer style
Cons

  • Brightness of standard watch backlight is very dim
  • Wide watchband may, at times, dig into small wrists

A final note has to do with its magnetically-attached USB charging cable. The charging port attaches to the back side of the Razer Nabu Watch but, be warned. The cable is proprietary and you may have trouble replacing it should you lose it. Its magnetic attachment point, however, does mean that it comes off the watch very easily if snagged on something when moving about. The watch will display its battery power on the OLED screen so you can keep track of where it is at on a charge.

Overall, the Razer Nabu Watch is a great option should you wear watches and desire some fitness tracking capabilities. It retails for $149.99 and is available now at the official Razer website and other online retailers.

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Razer Announces Nabu Watch

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LAS VEGAS (CES 2016) – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Nabu Watch. The full-featured digital timepiece includes a Nabu secondary screen that previews notifications streamed from a smartphone, as well as tracks fitness and sleep activity via an in-built accelerometer.  

While smartwatches have proliferated the industry in 2015, one of the biggest challenges to the devices have been their battery life and their fundamental lack of capability as a multi-function watch. Razer addresses these issues by focusing first on the digital chronograph as the primary function and the smart features as a secondary addition.

The Razer Nabu Watch includes features expected of top-tier digital watches – an illuminated backlit display, countdown timer, stopwatch, World time clocks and alarms – as well as automatic phone time sync via Bluetooth to ensure the watch is always accurate to the global standard. Most importantly, the Razer Nabu Watch digital chronograph component has a 12-month life on its coin cell replaceable battery.

A secondary screen outfitted in the Razer Nabu Watch delivers all the features of a Nabu wearable, including discreet notifications, fitness tracking and watch-to-watch communication.

Paired to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, calls, texts, emails and app alerts all stream to the secondary screen for ease of viewing.  An in-built accelerometer enables comprehensive fitness tracking – steps walked, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Finally, with its unique watch-to-watch communication capability, two Nabu Watch users can shake hands to exchange Facebook and Twitter info easily. This feature works interchangeably between any Nabu Watch, Nabu and/or Nabu X.  The watch’s secondary screen has seven days of rechargeable battery life via an included charging cable.

“We’re bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today,” says Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan.  “We’re also just really excited to create a digital watch that we’re proud to call our own – a natural intersection between our popular work in apparel and wearables.  This was something our fans have asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.”  

The Razer Nabu Watch is available in two versions. The standard edition is designed with tough polycarbonate materials and with Razer green highlights.  It will be available from late January 2016 and is priced at $149.99. The Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition has machined stainless steel buttons for added durability and a premium black finish.  It is available from January 6th 2016 exclusively at RazerStore retail locations and at RazerStore.com, priced at $199.99.

For more information on the Razer Nabu Watch, please visit www.razerzone.com/watch

AVAILABILITY

Razer Nabu Watch –

Razerzone.com – late-Jan 2016

Worldwide – late-Jan 2016

Price: US$149.99/EU179.99

Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition –

Exclusive to Razerzone.com and all RazerStore retail locations – Jan 6 2016

Price: US$199.99/EU€239.99

Product Features

Watch Hardware:

  • 12 months battery life using replaceable coin cell battery (CR2032)
  • Hourly time signal
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • 12/24 hour formats
  • 3 multi-function alarms (Daily or weekly repeats)
  • World Time
  • Time, World Time and Alarms auto synced to phone time or manually adjusted via Nabu app

Nabu Hardware:

  • OLED 128×16 single color
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Cylindrical vibration motor
  • Single Button for OLED Screen
  • Lithium polymer battery with up to 7 days battery life
  • 5ATM water resistance rating
  • Shock Resistant up to 5m
  • Charging via magnetic proprietary USB cable
  • Wireless syncing with mobile device via BLE

System requirements:

  • iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
  • Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0 or higher) capability

Razer Leviathan Mini Speaker Announced

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Leviathan Mini. The portable sound system provides uncompromised audio quality that music listeners can take anywhere.

Powerful dual speaker drivers in the Razer Leviathan Mini produce deep lows and crisp highs for up to 10 hours of playback time that other portable speakers cannot match. As an added feature, two Razer Leviathan Minis can be synced to produce a true wireless stereo sound stage via Combo Play.

The Razer Leviathan Mini seamlessly connects to smartphones, tablets and other Bluetooth devices up to 30 feet away via Bluetooth v4.0 with award-winning aptX® technology for CD-like audio quality. One-touch NFC™ pairing is also included for ultra-fast, fuss-free connecting.

A built-in microphone enhanced with Clear Voice Capture® technology is included for speakerphone functionality, while a carrying case allows for maximum portability.

“Portable speakers today present so many compromises when it comes to delivering sound on-the-go – whether it’s audio quality, battery life or connectivity – and that’s something we didn’t want to do with the Razer Leviathan Mini,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “There isn’t a more balanced portable speaker solution out there.”

In addition to the Razer Leviathan Mini, Razer also offers a full-size Razer Leviathan sound bar. Featuring 5.1 virtual surround sound, the award-winning Razer Leviathan provides premium audio quality for a wide range of entertainment applications, from desktop gaming to console setups, making it ideal for gaming, movies and music.

Price: U.S. $179.99 / EU €199.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Pre-order Now; Shipping in December

Worldwide – January 2016

Razer Diamondback Chroma Review

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The Razer Diamondback gaming mouse debuted in 2004 and took the gaming world by storm. Its ambidextrous design allowed both left and right-handed gamers to share in having a high performance mouse with the first ever optical sensor. While Razer would eventually move on to other, newer mouse designs, gamers who owned the mouse have never forgotten it. Apparently, neither did Razer, as they recently released a brand-new version of the venerable mouse, the Razer Diamondback Chroma.

The original Diamondback shipped with a then-revolutionary 1,600 DPI optical sensor. The new Diamondback Chroma contains a 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor within its ambidextrous form factor. Also new with the Diamondback Chroma is the Chroma lighting system which Razer is planning to install in the majority of its new peripherals going forward. What the Chroma system offers is a lighting system capable of displaying 16.8 million color combinations. Additionally, the system is able to interconnect with other Chroma-enabled Razer peripherals.

In terms of performance, the Razer Diamondback Chroma’s laser sensor is incredible, and I consistently made use of the on-the-fly DPI adjustment capabilities depending on my gaming needs at the time. I even left my left-handed friend try it out (he had an original Diamondback) and he also found it to be as comfortable as he remembered.

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I recently got an advanced copy of Bethesda’s Fallout 4 (which is out now, of course) and loved using the Diamondback Chroma while exploring the post-nuclear wasteland. The Diamondback Chroma is comfortable enough for just about any type of mouse-user, whether you use the “claw” style, “palm” style, or a combination of the two. Razer did an excellent job on crafting a universally-liked peripheral. Now, are there better right-handed mice out there? I would say yes – actually I dig Razer’s Mamba gaming mouse a bit more for my personal level of comfort. However, there are no better ambidextrous gaming mice on the market today – bar none.

Of course, the Razer Diamondback Chroma is fully Synapse control suite compliant, and Razer did a great job getting the dashboard setup for users to tweak the function of their mouse buttons or even the lighting design of the Chroma system. Overall, the new Razer Diamondback Chroma is a terrific update to an amazing gaming mouse. Whether you are right or left-handed, you will not be disappointed in its new incarnation. Razer has managed to keep all the good things inherent in the mouse while upgrading it smartly. The Razer Diamondback Chroma is available now for $89.99 at the official Razer website. For $10 dollars more, there is going to be a Collector’s Edition of the mouse on the Razer website, which will come in some special packaging to mark the revival of the mouse.

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Razer Unveils Naga Chroma MMO Gaming Mouse

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Naga Chroma.

The latest in the Razer line of mice brings the world’s most advanced mouse sensor to the world of MMO gaming. The Razer 5G laser sensor is capable of tracking up to true 16,000 DPI in down to 1 DPI increments. This is significant improvement over a current industry standard of 50 DPI increment tracking. The device boasts effectively no interpolation, which is optimized for multi-display setups with ultra-high display resolutions, ideal for immersive MMO gameplay.

At the heart of the Razer Naga Chroma is its iconic 12 concave mechanical thumb grid buttons with tactile, audible feedback, optimized specifically for MMO gaming. Each button on the thumb grid ergonomically stands out to allow for blind-finding, letting gamers more easily execute commands.

“People thought we were crazy when we invented the MMO gaming mouse– and the Razer Naga went on to surpass even our own expectations – but now, many of our competitors are trying to recreate the design of this game-changing device,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re confident that the sensor technology we are utilizing will keep Razer Naga users a step ahead of their competition.”

The Razer Naga Chroma is the flagship product in Razer’s line of gaming peripherals designed for MMO players. The Razer Naga Chroma joins the Razer Naga gaming mouse line which includes the Razer Naga Epic Chroma, with a wireless option that also features a 12-button mechanical thumb grid, and the Razer Naga Hex which features six larger mechanical buttons that are designed for games like Diablo, League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm.

The Razer Naga Chroma also joins other Chroma-enabled Razer devices, including the award-winning Razer DeathAdder Chroma and Razer Mamba gaming mice, the Razer BlackWidow Chroma gaming keyboard and the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma headset, as well as the Razer Firefly gaming-grade mouse mat. All Chroma products feature 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and so on, all enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button.

The Razer Naga Chroma will also be included in the Chroma SDK. With the Razer hardware API, game developers can punctuate in-game events with lighting effects on Chroma-enabled devices for a more immersive gaming experience.

For more information on Razer Chroma: Full Spectrum Gaming, please visit www.razerzone.com/chroma.

Price:

U.S. $79.99

 

Availability:

Razerzone.com – 6 November 2015

Worldwide – November 2015

Product features:

  • Total of 19 MMO optimized programmable buttons
  • 12 button mechanical thumb grid
  • True 16,000 DPI 5G Laser Sensor, with 0 interpolation
  • Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Tilt click scroll wheel
  • Up to 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time
  • Inter-device color synchronization
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • 2.1 m / 7 ft braided fiber USB cable
  • Approximate size : 119 mm / 4.68 in (Length) x 75 mm / 2.95 in (Width) x 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 135 g / 0.30 lbs with cable

For more information about the Razer Naga Chroma, please visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga-chroma