In order to charge $250 for a keyboard, it has to be something pretty special. Razer
thinks its new Star Wars: The Old Republic
themed gaming keyboard qualifies, which is just one of several themed items now up for preorder. The other items include a mouse, headset, and mouse mat, all molded and decked out in an Old Republic theme.
So how else do you justify a $250 plank? This particular one comes with a multi-touch LCD track panel built into the right-hand side with interchangeable digital faction symbols. It's a full color display, and above it sit ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys. There are over 100 fully programmable "Hyperesponse" keys, gold-backlit illumination throughout, multi-color lighting, anti-ghosting of up to 10 key presses, 100Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time, and more.
Razer's Star Wars themed mouse appears to be a modified Naga with a slightly different shape but same overall feature-set and design. It has dual-mode wired/wireless capabilities, 17 MMO-optimized buttons, a 5500dpi laser, and 12 hours of continuous battery life (72 hours under normal conditions). This one runs $140.
Rounding out the product lineup is a Dolby 7.1 surround gaming headset for $130 with boom mic, and a $50 dual-sided mouse mat.