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Razer Unveils iPad Pro Mechanical Keyboard Case

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch, a first in the world of keyboard mechanical switches. The switches will be initially outfitted into the Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple® iPad Pro.

Each Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 70 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards in a form factor that’s slim enough to accompany a mobile device.

Razer invested in its own exclusive keyboard switch production lines earlier this year to raise the bar on keyboard and keypad durability and performance. The investment into switch research and design by Razer led to new keyboard technology that made the extraordinarily thin design of the Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch possible. This also helped standard Razer Mechanical Switches set the benchmark for durability with an industry-best 80 million keystroke lifespan.

“We’re commonly thought of as a company that makes phenomenal products for gamers, but to design the very best products, we’ve had to innovate from the ground up – even from each individual component such as mechanical switches,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited about the potential of our Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch and look forward to exploring other applications in addition to the mechanical keyboard we’ve designed for the iPad Pro.”

The Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro is equipped with Bluetooth technology for simple connecting and a metal kickstand. The case is available now at RazerStore.com. For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-mechanical-keyboard-ipad-pro

Price:

U.S. $169.99 / EU 189.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com Immediate

Worldwide Immediate

Product features:

  • Razer™ Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switches
  • Optimized actuation and reset points
  • Slim Chiclet keycaps
  • Designed for Apple iPad Pro
  • Metal kickstand
  • Detachable polycarbonate protective case
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Battery life:

–       Approx. 10 hours on a single charge at maximum brightness

–       Approx. 600 hours on a single charge with backlighting turned off

Razer Announces Sponsorship of Denial eSports

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of competitive gaming, today announced its title sponsorship of North America-based Denial eSports. The eSports organization is known for teams competing in “Call of “Duty®,” “Halo™,” “League of Legends™,” and “Smite™.”

Among other considerations, the Razer and Denial deal provides the eSports team with gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, mouse mats and Razer’s professional-grade Wildcat Xbox One controller. Razer’s broadcasting product lineup, including the Stargazer webcam, Seiren Pro microphone, Ripsaw capture card and the Razer Cortex: Gamecaster streaming platform will also be used by Denial, providing a complete gamer ecosystem—hardware and software included.

“We’ve been using Razer products before we even started our journey to become professional gamers,” said “Smite” Jungler, Suharab “Masked” Askarzada. “To be officially a part of Team Razer is an incredibly exciting day for us personally, as well as professionally.”

Denial eSports is the latest big name to join Team Razer’s professional ranks. Since the team’s founding in 2014, Denial has won world championships for “Call of Duty” and “Gears of War.” The team also finished second in the world in “Smite.” Denial eSports was named “Halo” UGC and “Call of Duty” UMG champions.

“Denial is one of the most accomplished teams in North America,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled that they are now officially a part of Team Razer.”

Razer was the first company to sponsor a professional gamer in 2000 when it sponsored Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel with the Razer Boomslang, the world’s first gaming mouse that helped shape the multi-billion-dollar gaming peripherals industry. Today, Razer sponsors more than 20 teams and upward of 200 competitive players in 20-plus countries worldwide.

Razer Unveils Razer Naga Hex V2

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LOS ANGELES (E3 2016) – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced its latest gaming mouse, the Razer Naga Hex V2.

Designed for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games, the Razer Naga Hex V2 buffs it to an OP level, with a 7 button mechanical thumb wheel optimized for MOBA gaming and pre-configured MOBA profiles for maximum in-game efficiency.

“This gaming mouse will help MOBA gamers achieve a better balance between keyboard and mouse commands, allowing you to react better to different situations,” says Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, mid-laner for Team SKT’s professional “League of Legends” team. “The placement of those extra buttons gives you accuracy without the worry of mis-clicking.”

The world’s most advanced mouse technology powers the Razer Naga Hex V2. A 5G, true 16,000 DPI laser sensor ensures that movements across any display setup register precisely, whether it is a multi-monitor battle station or a 4k screen.

“The MOBA scene has become the most watched genre of eSports in the world, making games like League of Legends and Dota 2 more popular in terms of audience than many professional sports leagues,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We made the first mouse that was ever designed for these players and we’re happy to have improved upon an already great design.”

The Razer Naga Hex V2 follows Razer’s initial foray into mice designed specifically for MOBA players. Inventors of the original gaming mouse in 1998, Razer’s interest in advancing gaming has led to the company making mice specifically designed for MMO, mobile, ambidextrous and even left-handed gameplay.

Razer’s latest mouse will also exploit Powered by Razer Chroma™ technology, which unlocks customizable lighting features that can be synced across devices. Gamers can pick and choose from 16.8 million colors and a variety of effects. Custom settings can be created on the Razer Synapse software platform and shared with millions of other Razer software users via the Razer Chroma Workshop. In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles are also integrated into popular game titles, including “Overwatch”, “Call of Duty®: Black Ops III”, “Blade and Soul” and more. These profiles can display tutorials, in-game actions and more.

Price:

U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.99

Availability:

USA: June 14, 2016 (Limited units available at BestBuy and Razerstore.com)

Worldwide: June 2016 

Product features:

  • 7-button mechanical thumb wheel
  • Total of 14 MOBA optimized programmable buttons
  • Rubberized thumb grip
  • True 16,000 DPI 5G laser sensor
  • Tilt click scroll wheel
  • Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Inter-device color synchronization
  • Up to 210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling / 1 ms response time
  • Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 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 Hex V2, please visit: www.razerzone.com/gaming-mice/razer-naga-hex-v2

Razer Unveils Overwatch Branded Peripherals

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IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the availability of PC peripherals for Overwatch™, the highly anticipated team-based shooter by Blizzard Entertainment, developer and publisher of some of the industry’s most epic games. The suite of customized hardware is led by the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition (TE) analog wired gaming headset – Razer’s most powerful and feature-packed gaming headset to-date – and is rounded-out with a BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, DeathAdder Chroma mouse and Goliathus Extended mouse mat.

Gamers can look forward to uncompromised audio performance and an array of dynamic Razer Chroma™ lighting effects with the Overwatch-themed mouse and keyboard from Razer, which will change based on in-game actions, including displaying a hero’s signature color, abilities and cooldowns, all displayed in real time.

The Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE gaming headset is designed for performance and comfort over hours of play. It includes a fully retractable MEMS mic with inline volume and mute controls, making verbal communication easy to adjust and crystal clear in the heat of battle. The fully retractable microphone boom pulls out from the left ear cup as needed and its flexible design allows it to be adjusted to a player’s needs on the fly.

The headset has extra-large, 50 mm, gaming-grade drivers that are custom-tuned to ensure team chat and audio cues, like McCree’s Deadeye or Lucio’s Sound Barrier, are heard the way they were intended. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding blocks-out ambient noise. The ear cups on the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE are also rotatable and have ample, plush ear cushions.

The 3.5 mm connection and included splitter adapter extension cable make the Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE ideal for compatibility with a multitude of platforms.

“We’re proud to give Overwatch players an even more immersive experience with incredible audio and ideal hardware with custom-designed themes and in-game Chroma lighting effects,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Overwatch is among the most dynamic and visually impressive games I’ve experienced in years, and the peripherals we’ve designed with Blizzard add a whole new dimension to the fun.”

The new line of Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboards will also feature the multi-award winning Razer™ Mechanical Switch™, recently updated with an optimized set of actuation and reset points and increased durability of up to 80-million key strokes.

Watch a video of how Overwatch has integrated Razer Chroma lighting effects here: https://youtu.be/xgnOeVOr3Gs.

For more information about the Razer Chroma lighting open platform, please visit www.razerzone.com/chroma/.

For more information, go to www.razerzone.com.

ABOUT THE OVERWATCH RAZER MANO’WAR TOURNAMENT EDITION HEADSET:

Price: U.S. $109.99/ EU €129.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Pre-order now, shipping June

Gear.blizzard.com – Pre-order now, shipping in June

Worldwide – Shipping in June

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω  at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 112 ± 3 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 60 mm / 2.36 in.
  • Connection type: analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft plus 2m / 6.6 ft splitter adapter
  • Approximate weight: 332 g / 0.73 lbs

ABOUT THE RAZER DEATHADDER CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING MOUSE:

Price: U.S. $79.99 / EU €99.99

AVAILABILITY:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips
  • 10,000 DPI optical sensor
  • Razer Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects (Hero signature color)
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 5 Independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment
  • Always-on mode
  • 200 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  • Gold-plated USB connector
  • 2.13 m / 7 ft., lightweight, braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 127 mm / 5 in. (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in. (Width) x 44 mm / 1.73 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 105 g / 0.23 lbs.

For more information about the Razer DeathAdder Chroma Overwatch gaming mouse, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER BLACKWIDOW CHROMA OVERWATCH GAMING KEYBOARD:

Price: U.S. $179.99 / EU €219.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES:

  • Multi-award-winning Razer™ Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80-million keystroke life span
  • Razer Chroma backlighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Chroma game-integrated lighting effects
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Improved indicator panel
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 449 mm / 17.69 in. (Width) x 41 mm / 1.6 in. (Height) x 182 mm / 7.1 in. (Depth)
  • Approximate weight: 1380 g / 3.03 lbs.

For more information about the Razer BlackWidow Chroma Overwatch gaming keyboard, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

ABOUT THE RAZER GOLIATHUS EXTENDED OVERWATCH MOUSE MAT:

Price: $34.99 / €39.99

Availability:

Razerzone.com – Available now

Gear.blizzard.com – Available now

Worldwide – Shipping end-May

PRODUCT FEATURES: 

  • Heavily textured weave for precise mouse control
  • Anti-fraying stitched frame extends mat durability
  • Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
  • Anti-slip rubber base
  • Approximate size: 920 mm / 36.22 in. (Length) x 294 mm / 11.57 in. (width) x 3 mm / 0.12 in. (Height)

For more information about the Razer Goliathus Extended Overwatch mouse mat, please visit www.razerzone.com/overwatch.

Razer Opens First US RazerStore in San Francisco #razerstore

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SAN FRANCISCO – Razer™, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Grand Opening of RazerStore San Francisco, its first U.S.-based standalone concept store, located in the Westfield San Francisco Centre adjacent to 5thSt., between Market St. and Mission St. Doors will open to the public on Saturday, May 21 at 10 a.m. PDT.

The store will cover nearly 1,300 square feet over two levels. Visitors can experience Razer’s most advanced gaming products hands-on, from systems, peripherals, audio and broadcast products to software, apparel and gear.

More than 20 gaming stations with the latest hardware from Razer and its partners will be available for anyone to use. Those stations will include PC gaming and console set-ups, audio listening stations and other product showcases. A 16-foot by 9-foot streaming video wall will display gameplay and other content to onlookers inside and outside the store.

Store patrons are invited to stay all day and play games on-site. RazerStore San Francisco will also be running regular gaming events weekly onsite.

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Razer began the search for a suitable retail location for a RazerStore near its global headquarters across from Moscone Center following the successful launch of RazerStores abroad, which included one location that attracted a line of more than 2,000 fans that camped overnight for the opening day. The street-level space at Westfield San Francisco Centre proved the perfect solution for convenience, technological resources, amenities and the space needed for Razer to meet its game-loving guests.

“San Francisco is a unique global epicenter of creativity, technology and entertainment, and it’s our home town, so creating a phenomenal environment for gamers here was a very special endeavor,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We are happy to say that the SF RazerStore foots the bill in every way, and we are excited to open our doors to our fans in the Bay Area.”

Similar to other RazerStores, the newest location is focused on giving gamers a real hands-on, immersive gaming experience by showing them the possibilities that come with the right technology and providing them with a place where they can engage with each other.

To further celebrate the inauguration of RazerStore San Francisco, opening weekend will include exciting events and opportunities for gamers to get their hands on premium Razer products, such as T-Shirts, L33t packs, and for the lucky contest winners, Razer mice, keyboards, headsets and more.

The Westfield San Francisco Centre is located in San Francisco at 865 Market St., San Francisco CA 94103.

Razer opened its first store in Asia in May of this year at Syntrend Creative Park in Taipei. It followed-up with RazerStore locations in Manila and Bangkok.

For more information about the RazerStore San Francisco, interested parties may go to the following destinations:

https://www.westfield.com/sanfrancisco/stores/all-stores/razer/58854

http://www.razerzone.com/razerstores

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