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How is Razer Turret battery life on Xbox One?

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How is Razer Turret battery life on Xbox One?

Best answer: Overall, the battery life on the Razer Turret for Xbox One is excellent. By turning the RGB lighting off, you can also quadruple the time you can spend playing between charges.Keyboard meets console: Razer Turret for Xbox One (opens in new tab) ($250 at Microsoft)

Just how good is the Razer Turret's battery?

Razer claims (opens in new tab) that its new Razer Turret accessory for Xbox One can last for up to 40 hours of play time. This is technically true, but only if you turn off the accessory's snazzy RGB lighting effects. Playing with the RGB lighting yields a significantly lower battery life of 10-11 hours.

Even so, that result is excellent, especially when you consider that most players only play for a couple of hours per session anyway. Only the most hardcore gamers will embark on gaming marathons that last more than half a day, and if you need to squeeze more time out of the Razer Turret, you can just turn the lighting off. Ultimately, the battery power of the Razer Turret is incredibly good, and players will never have to deal with a situation where the device runs out of juice as long as they remember to put the Razer Turret on the charger when not in use.

Why else should you buy a Razer Turret?

Aside from the battery, there's plenty of other reasons why the Razer Turret for Xbox One is a good investment as well. The main one is that the device is incredibly comfortable to use if you want to sit on your couch and use a mouse-and-keyboard setup — the device weighs in at 1860 grams (4.10 pounds), which is nice and heavy, meaning that it will remain steady on your lap during use. Additionally, the mouse can stick to the special magnetic mousepad to eliminate sliding, yet it also can be lifted off of the pad effortlessly whenever you need to pick it up during play.

In terms of performance, the Razer Turret is also a winner. You'll never notice any input lag since its wireless connectivity is superb, and both the keys and the mouse are incredibly responsive and satisfying to use. The mouse's 5G optical sensor is high-quality, and you'll be able to get up to 16,000 DPI with the device, which is a great range. Lastly, there's the RGB lighting, which looks cool and also serves to help you make accurate key presses in darker environments.

Overall, the Razer Turret for Xbox One is the cream of the crop when it comes to wireless Xbox One keyboards.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.