Razer 'Turret' mouse and keyboard for Xbox One now up for preorder

Recently, Microsoft added mouse and keyboard support to Xbox One, with select titles enabled at launch for Xbox Insiders and even more coming soon. Epic Games detailed how Fortnite will be one of the first titles to offer mouse and keyboard input alongside previously-announced Warframe. However, Bomber Crew, Deep Rock Galactic, Strange Brigade, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, War Thunder, and X-Morph Defense received support in November. Developers working on Children of Morta, DayZ, Minion Master, Moonlighter, Vigor, Warface, and Wargroove also promised mouse and keyboard support in the future.

At the X018 event, Razer announced that it was the exclusive "Designed for Xbox" partner. This means that only the company's accessories will feature "Xbox Dynamic Lighting" and a dedicated "Xbox Home" button. A few days later, Razer teased a brief look at the peripheral, but it didn't provide us with a launch window or price. Many gamers thought that Razer wouldn't share any details until CES 2019, but that changed today.

Not only can you preorder the Razer "Turret" keyboard and mouse for $249.99. The package is expected to launch at the end of March 2019. However, March 31 seems like a placeholder date so that might change once it's properly showcased during the conference in a few weeks.

Razer's CEO Min-Liang Tan said, "We're extremely proud to team up with Microsoft to bring you this exclusive collaboration. With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One." Built for reliable gaming on the couch, the Razer Turret for Xbox One offers a fast and stable 2.4 GHz wireless connection through a single dongle for the mouse and keyboard, and supposed battery life of up to forty hours on a single charge.

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  • This looks pretty cool. I will definitely consider getting it. The price is a bit steep for what it is though. Also wish it had Xbox Wireless built in so you didn't have to use a dongle.
  • $249 !!!
    That is more than the entire XBOX S Fortnite bundle! Hard Pass.
  • What amazes me is they allow, team up with or what ever they want to call it, to produce keyboard and mouse support with a dedicated hardware controller at $249.99 that not only requires a dongle, but also only works with a few games and is designed to be used sitting down on the lap while on the sofa. probably the worst ergonomic setup you could have... yet they allow the PlayStation to run away with the console VR market because they don't want... cables.
  • The demise of fair gameplay
  • Most games will lobby you with people using the same kind of controller scheme. People using mouse and keyboard for Fortnite will be lobbied with PC players
  • And rise of the butt hurt.
  • This, I fear is dead in the water at that price. Especially given such few games support it and need for a dongle. I'm a mature gamer of 47 yrs old and flashy coloured lights just look tacky to me. I think a grown up version at £100 less would be far more attractive a proposition!
  • Any PC regular KBM will work on Xbox, you don't need to buy it from Razer.
    It's not just for games tho. KBM benefits chat, social, mixer, browser too.
  • Other reports say that they come $25 gift cards
  • Yes I read that as well.
  • Stupid of XBoX to allow Razer to have exclusive rights to making official peripherals