Following the announcement of its new gaming tablet, the Razer Edge, Razer is closing out CES this year with a sale on its popular gaming peripherals. All of the company’s mice, keyboards, controllers, headsets, mouse pads, and other assorted accessories are currently 50 percent off, and even though shipping is a little steep, the deals still beat what you’ll find on other sites such as Amazon. Both models of Razer’s slim, 17-inch gaming laptop, the Razer Blade, are ten percent off — the older model is $ 200 off, and the latest version is $ 250 cheaper. The sale began at 12:00PM EST today and will run until the same time tomorrow, so if you’ve been holding out for a good price on some high-quality gaming gear, now’s your chance. To…
Razer has been big on Star Wars gaming gear, but never quite like this. Enter a free contest and there’s a chance to win a completely unique Star Wars: The Old Republic version of Razer’s Blade gaming laptop. The winner sees the system’s normally black shell replaced with a matte, laser-etched aluminum gray and the green backlighting dropped in favor of a subtler yellow matched to the MMORPG logo. Anyone who brings out this portable at a bring-your-own-computer gaming party is inevitably going to be the center of attention, although we have a feeling some would almost prefer the second-place bundle of peripherals — at an estimated worth of $ 15,000, the Star Wars Blade might be too precious to carry for all but the most well-heeled of fans.
Razer has made a habit of catching us off guard — breaking the mold as an accessory manufacturer by building laptops, prototype game handhelds and controller-toting tablets. Their Blade laptop cut through our expectations as well, featuring a beautiful aluminum shell and one of the thinnest profiles of any gaming rig on the market. It had some serious flaws, though: it was underpowered, had minor build issues and simply fell short in the audio department. Its maker, apparently, wasn’t deterred: mere months after the original Blade’s own debut, Razer is now introducing a successor.
Most of the changes are internal: this model swaps out the original’s Sandy Bridge CPU and last-generation NVIDIA graphics for a newly announced 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-3632QM processor and a Kepler-based GeForce GTX 660M GPU. It caught our interest — Razer had previously insisted its first laptop wasn’t built just for power, but for a premium experience. Now, the firm seems to be focusing on both (now that’s a premium experience we can get behind). So, is this upgrade enough to make up for the OG version’s shortcomings? Read on to find out.
Gallery: Razer Blade review (late 2012)
Last year, Razer announced its expansion to the PC making business with the introduction of the Blade, a 17-inch gaming notebook with an aluminum chassis and thin profile comparable to a MacBook Pro. But despite garnering acclaim for its design and multitouch touchscreen trackpad, the Blade was criticized for being overpriced and underpowered. Now, Razer is taking those grievances head-on, refreshing the Blade with more powerful processors, more storage, and a $ 300 price cut.
While the exterior design remains unchanged, Razer has completely overhauled its internals. Instead of a 2.8GHz dual-core Intel Core i7, the Blade now features a quad-core Intel Core i7 chip. Razer has not disclosed the exact specifications of the new silicon,…
Love the look of Razer’s Battlefield 3-branded BlackShark headset that we laid our peepers on back at E3? Don’t want to commit yourself exclusively to one title? Good news: the West Coast outfit has just announced a variant that lacks any game specifics and is clothed in the signature black and green hues. You can expect a unit that wears the same, aviator-inspired stylings as the original — right down to the leatherette-sealed earcups, detachable boom microphone and splitter adapter cable. Sound good? Well, the unit will arrive sometime in September ready to dock your wallet $ 119.99. For a closer look or a bit more info, consult the gallery below and full PR after the break.
Gallery: Razer BlackShark gaming headset
Gamers are fickle creatures, demanding naught but the finest peripherals that are all but molded to hands at reasonable prices. The ambidextrous, nigh-unpronounceable Razer Ouroboros hits at least one of those marks. Announced today, the wireless mouse is designed to address both comfort and precision. To start, the mouse’s spine can extend up to .9 inches (a boon for those of us with large hands), while interchangeable side panels and an adjustable palm rest encourage total comfort for your hand. All of this is powered by a single NiMH AA battery — Razer promises 12 hours of juice, though normal AA batteries will also work and the mouse can operated in a wired mode if you’re willing to be tethered to your PC. We only have a few photos…
Can’t satisfy your appetite for video game tie-in peripherals? Razer’s new military aviator-inspired, Battlefield 3-branded BlackShark headsets might do the trick. Each memory foam, leatherette-lined ear cup packs 40mm drivers paired with ambient noise cancellation and enhanced bass. You can also use the the detachable, unidirectional boom microphone to yell at teammates to take cover. The whole package rings up at $ 129.99 — or €129.99 for those across the pond — and will be ready for duty in July. Check out the gallery and full PR below.
Gallery: Razer BlackShark Battlefield 3 Headset
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At CES 2011, over a year ago, Razer showed off an incredible concept beneath glass. The peripheral manufacturer had produced a tiny clamshell PC with LCD keys that could change their function and appearance to match any application or game. The Razer Switchblade, as it is called, never made it out of its acrylic cage, but somehow, in the course of just seven months, it morphed into a 17-inch gaming laptop called the Razer Blade.
The Blade’s spec sheet isn’t incredible for a dedicated gaming laptop — there’s a dual-core Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and Nvidia GeForce GT555M graphics on tap — but there are three things that set the Blade apart. First, Razer stuffed that hardware into an sturdy aluminum chassis just 0.88 inches…
Prodigious piles of peripherals — that’s what Razer has in store for you — all of them bearing the mark of Mass Effect 3. Most of the goods are simply rebrands of existing products: the Chimera wireless headset, the Vespula mouse pad, Onza 360 Tournament Edition controller, BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard and Imperator gaming mouse all get slathered in red and black and slapped with an N7 logo. The Bioware-branded electronics are accompanied by a messenger bag ($ 80) and iPhone case ($ 25). All will be hitting shelves next month for a roughly $ 10 premium over their unlicensed versions. Check out the gallery below and the PR after the break for more details.
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