What you need to know
- Razer is one of the largest gaming accessory manufacturers, with a wide range of products across platforms.
- With the imminent launch of next-gen consoles like the Xbox Series X and S, Razer is announcing two new wireless headsets.
- The Razer Kaira and Razer Kaira Pro are wireless headsets that fully support Microsoft's next-gen powerhouses.
- The Kaira Pro also has a focus on cross-platform play, letting you use it on PC, mobile, and more with added Bluetooth support.
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are almost upon us, and players everywhere are preparing their set-ups for Microsoft's next-gen gaming consoles. Razer has already announced that its existing Xbox One accessories will work on Series X and S, but are now taking it a step further with the announcement of their new wireless gaming headsets: the Razer Kaira and Kaira Pro.
The headsets are nearly identical apart from a few key differences, so let's tackle the basics. Both of Razer's new headsets feature Razer's iconic black and green color scheme, but feature relatively understated designs that would look at home in the middle of an intense gaming session, or out and about and playing on your phone. They also pack in large 50mm drivers that Razer dubs "Triforce Titanium," which should offer fantastic audio performance. And if you were worried about mic performance, Razer has you covered with a "Hyperclear Cardioid" mic handling vocal duties, which is removable on the more premium Kaira Pro.
Where the headsets differ is in cross-platform support. Both headsets include Xbox Wireless support for the best connectivity and lowest latency with Xbox consoles like the Xbox Series X and S, but only the Kaira Pro includes Bluetooth 5.0 support to connect your headset to your PC or phone. With the Kaira Pro, you can take advantage of Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud) to play Xbox games on the go, or play some games through Xbox Game Pass for PC. Oh, and the Kaira Pro has Razer's infamous Chroma RGB lighting, which is guaranteed to boost your gaming skills.
Razer's new headsets are available starting today, coming in at a cool $100 for the base Razer Kaira, or an increased $150 for the cross-platform Razer Kaira Pro. If you were looking for a new next-gen headset to pair with your new Xbox Series X or Series S, Razer is always worth a consideration, but be sure to check out some of the best Xbox Series X and S headsets before making a final decision.
The Razer Kaira is built with next-gen console gaming in mind, while the Razer Kaira Pro pairs the best of both worlds with Xbox Wireless and Bluetooth 5.0 support, giving you a great experience whether you're playing on Xbox Series X|S or your phone.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.
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