Razer Mercury White gaming accessories shake up the status quo
If you're tired of drowning in black gaming peripherals, Razer's Mercury White lineup offers a refreshing reprieve.
Razer has been on a bit of a mission lately to shake up the status quo when it comes to gaming peripherals. While most gaming accessories come decked out in black with plenty of RGB lighting — and Razer gear is no exception — Razer has started embracing different aesthetics across its peripheral lineup. We've previously seen this with the company's poppy pink Quartz Edition accessories, but now you can get your hands on a whole line of Mercury White peripherals.
The Mercury White line isn't quite as jarring as its pink siblings, but it does stand out in a sleek, stylish way. And while the name may imply a largely white aesthetic, it's been paired with plenty of silver accents that look mighty slick.
It's a combination that makes the accessories stand out in a subtle way while still retaining plenty of Chroma lighting effects to please gamers out there. I've always had a thing for white accessories and electronics, particularly in this color combination, but these look downright handsome. It's a color shift that worked well for Razer's Blade 15 laptop, and it works just as well here.
Functionally, these accessories are the same as the other colors, so it all comes down your preferences. We put together a gallery of photos to show off the new color scheme.
Razer Huntsman Mercury White
On the hunt
The Razer Huntsman uses opto-mechanical switches for fast action that translates well to everything from typing to twitchy gameplay. The keyboard is available in Mercury White, Quartz Pink, and black.
Razer Basilisk Mercury White
Cool and comfy
Get a grip
The Razer Basilisk is a relatively simple gaming mouse, but it's got a comfy feel for extended periods of gaming with a super-accurate sensor and mechanical switches. You can pick this one up in Mercury White, Quartz Pink, or black finishes.
Razer Kraken Mercury White
Soft and supple
The Razer Kraken looks pretty slick in Mercury White, and it sounds good too. The headset is up for grabs in a variety of colors, ranging from white, black, green, pink, and a mix of black and blue.
Razer Base Station Chroma Mercury White
If you pick up a Kraken, you may as well give it a comfy place to sit. The Base Station Chroma includes RGB lighting around its base and packs three extra USB ports. You can pick this headset stand up in white, pink, or black.
Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma Mercury White
Time to glow
The Razer Goliathus Extended Chroma gives you a massive amount of space to work with, fitting your keyboard and mouse on a mat that is lined with Chroma lighting. The mat is available in Mercury White, Quartz Pink, and black.
These accessories offer a true alternate paint job; Razer didn't just slap some white on and call it a day. The colors and finishes work really well together, and the Chroma lighting pops in a way that looks unique against the white and silver backgrounds. The only thing I worry about long-term is the potential for dirt buildup, which should be easily taken care of on the plastic portions of each accessory, but might present a problem on the Goliathus Extended mat.
The above accessories are all available now.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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