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Razer Expands Best-Selling Lineup with a New Line Designed for Value-Conscious Gamers

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today 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.

RAZER BLACKWIDOW

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.

Product Features

  • 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 5 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

Price & Availability

$119.99 USD / 129,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit http://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow

Product Assets

Download product images: http://rzr.to/BlackWidow-RR

Find the product video: http://rzr.to/BlackWidow-YT

 

RAZER KRAKEN

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 Aluminium FrameCustom-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 Aluminium 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.
  • 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

Price & Availability

$79.99 USD / 79,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit https://www.razer.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken

Product Assets

Download product images: http://rzr.to/Kraken-RR

 

RAZER BASILISK ESSENTIAL

The Razer Basilisk Essential stays true to the unique right-handed ergonomic form factor of the original Razer Basilisk and has a total of 7 configurable buttons utilizing Razer’s Mechanical Mouse Switches, with a durability of up to 20 million clicks.

The unique thumb-operated Multi-Function Paddle, an award-winning feature in the original Basilisk, can be programmed for any function the gamer needs; a quick-shift DPI clutch for sniping, shortcut for a weapon or spell slot, push-to-talk comms or Press and Hold for sprinting, healing or crouching.

Powered by a native, gaming-grade 6400 DPI optical sensor the Razer Basilisk Essential features Razer Chroma with customizability of 16.8 million colours and variety of effects available through Razer Synapse 3.

Product Features

  • True 6,400 DPI optical sensor
  • Up to 220 inches per second (IPS) / 30 G acceleration
  • 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
  • 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • Approximate Dimensions: 124 mm / 4.88 in (Length) X 75 mm / 2.94 in (Width) X 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
  • Approximate Weight: 95 g / 0.21 lbs (excluding cable)

Price & Availability

$49.99 USD / 49,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit https://razer.com/gaming-mice/razer-basilisk-essential

Product Assets

Download product images: http://rzr.to/BasiliskEssential-RR

Find the product video: http://rzr.to/BasiliskEssential-YT

PRESS CONTACTS:
Americas
Kevin Allen
EMEA
Maren Epping
Asia Pacific
Raymond Lau
Global
Jan Horak

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