Three new Razer products were announced during PAX West and IFA, which consisted of a Kraken Tournament Edition headset, BlackWidow Elite keyboard, and wireless Mamba mouse. If you need new PC accessories, these new options may be an excellent choice.
Kraken Tournament Edition headset
The new Kraken Tournament Edition headset sports some killer features, including THX Spatial Audio, as well as extreme comfort with cooling gel ear cushions for those extended gaming sessions. The headset comes rocking a similar design to that of other Razer gear, so others will know you're representing the brand.
To fine-tune your experience, an audio controller is hooked up via USB, allowing you to adjust bass levels, game and chat mix, and more. Combining the THX Spatial Audio support with 50mm drivers makes for quite the audio delivery system and with games requiring absolute attention to minor visual details and audio cues, the Kraken Tournament Edition headset is ideal for games like PUBG.
There's even a 3.5 mm combo audio jack, supporting use with PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and a whole host of other devices. The Kraken Tournament Edition headset will set you back $99.99 and is set to be released in September.
BlackWidow Elite keyboard
The BlackWidow Elite is an awesome keyboard with some excellent switches, but the company decided to refresh its popular gaming keyboard with full support for Synapse 3. With an 80 million keystroke lifespan and dual sidewalls for enhanced stability, it's the same BlackWidow you know and love but better.
What sets this model apart from the rest of the family is the inclusion of onboard memory and cloud storage, allowing the creation of up to five profile configurations that can be loaded anywhere. A USB 2.0 and audio passthrough also make it an excellent choice for LAN events and desks where space is a luxury.
This kind of quality in a keyboard doesn't come cheap, requiring you to part with $169.99. The new BlackWidow Elite is available right now.
Sporting Razer's 5G optical sensor and the latest in wireless technology, the Mamba wireless is a MOBA and MMO gamer's new best friend. We've got 16,000 DPI and a resolution accuracy of 99.4 percent, making this one accurate pointer. You won't misclick skills and abilities anytime soon.
Up to 50 hours of use is possible on a single charge, and the main buttons are rated to last for up to 50 million clicks. Full support of Razer Synapse 3 is also included for macro configuration and access to other settings. The new Mamba wireless mouse is set to arrive in September and will cost $99.99.
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