Razer expands best-selling lineup with a new line designed for value-conscious gamers

Razer expands best-selling lineup with a new line designed for value-conscious gamers RAZER

Razer Thursday announced three new gaming peripherals to expand its best-selling lineups. The BlackWidow keyboard, Kraken headset, and Basilisk Essential mouse are some of the best value-for-money gaming peripherals Razer has to offer and deliver everything a gamer needs.

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard is the latest addition to Razer’s best-selling keyboard family. Sporting many features of the flagship BlackWidow Elite, the BlackWidow is fitted with Razer’s tactile and clicky Green Mechanical Switches.

Designed for gaming by Razer, the Green Mechanical Switch features a tactile bump and distinctive click sound, with optimized actuation and reset points for best-in-class gaming and typing. Using Razer’s improved dual-side wall switch design, key wobble is minimized while increasing accuracy and responsiveness. Each key is rated to last up to 80 million keystrokes.

The BlackWidow offers Razer Chroma with individual key lighting of 16.8 million colors controllable via Razer Synapse 3. With Razer Hypershift, every key can be a macro key, or be assigned secondary functions through Razer Synapse 3. The Razer BlackWidow also features on-board hybrid memory and cloud storage, allowing you to preserve your personalized settings (such as lighting profiles, key binds and macros) when used with different computers.

  • Razer Green Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
  • 80 million keystroke lifespan
  • Razer Chroma customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to five profiles
  • Razer Synapse 3-enabled
  • Cable routing options
  • N-key roll-over with built-in anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Instant Trigger Technology

The new Razer Kraken is the successor to the best-selling Kraken Pro V2. Taking design and hardware cues from the flagship Kraken Tournament Edition, the Kraken features large 50 mm drivers to deliver clear, powerful sound whilst the improved retractable microphone has been honed to cut out even more background noise, ensuring crystal-clear team communication.

Long-term comfort is assured with thicker headband padding and all-ear gel cooling cushions. The ear cup padding features a moisture-wicking breathable fabric on the contact surface, a cooling gel layer and hidden eye-wear channels built into the foam layer, giving the ultimate in comfort.

With inline mute and volume controls, the 3rd generation Razer Kraken is Razer’s most versatile cross-platform headset to date.

The Kraken is also available in a Quartz Pink edition, and as the Razer Kraken for Console, featuring a new color variant of black with blue highlights.

         

Razer Kraken

     

Razer Kraken Pro V2

$79.99 USD / 79,99 € MSRP       $79.99 USD / 89,99 € MSRP
Cooling-Gel Infused Ear Cushions       Leatherette Ear Cushions
Extra Thick Headband Padding       Thick Headband Padding

Retractable Microphone with improved
ambient noise rejection

      Retractable Microphone

Bauxite Aluminum Frame

Custom-Tuned 50mm Drivers

Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices with 3.5mm jack

 

Product Features

At-a-glance

  • Custom-tuned 50 mm Drivers
  • Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions
  • Retractable Unidirectional Microphone
  • Bauxite Aluminum Frame
  • Thicker Headband Padding
  • Cross-Platform Compatibility

Headphones

  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 54 mm x 65 mm
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • Approx. weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with cooling gel, perfect for long-wearing comfort

Microphone

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -45 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

In-line control

  • Analog volume control wheel
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio Usage

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack

Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

Both Razer Krakens are available for $79.99 USD / 79,99 € MSRP and the Razer BlackWidow runs $119.99 USD / 129,99 € MSRP.  They are all available as of on Mar. 14 via Razer.com and worldwide in Mar., 2019.

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