Items tagged with Razer

What would an arcade fight stick be without the actual stick? Peripheral maker Razer came up with an answer—it's the Raion, a new gamepad that "brings arcade stick controls to the palm of your hand." As such, it's a fight pad, and it is designed for both the PlayStation 4 consoles and Windows PCs. Razer said it built the Raion from the ground up for fighting games. While not specifically mentioned, that translates to high profile titles like Mortal Kombat 11 and the Street Fighter series (among others). From my vantage point, the renders look a bit similar to Microsoft's Xbox One controllers, in terms of the general shape. The Raion is a different beast, though. It features a 6-button layout... Read more...
Earlier this year, Razer upgraded its beefy Blade Pro 17 gaming laptop with 9th generation Intel Core processors. Now, for the start of fall, Razer has turned its attention to giving gamers a long-awaited display upgrade. While the Blade Pro 17 was previously available with a 144Hz Full HD display, Razer is now making available a crispy new 17.3-inch 120Hz 4K touch display. In addition, the display can crank to 400 nits and it covers 100 percent of the Adobe RGB color gamut. On the internal hardware front, you'll still find an Intel Core i7-9750H processor (2.6GHz base clock, 4.5GHz boost clock) and 16GB of DDR4-2667 memory (upgradeable to 64GB). Pumping pixels to that expansive... Read more...
Razer's Blade Stealth 13 is getting a big upgrade this week with respect to its graphics subsystem. Razer is labeling the new Blade Stealth 13 as the world first's gaming ultrabook, which now features a GeForce GTX 1650 discrete GPU with NVIDIA Optimus technology. The previous version of the notebook was available with a relatively puny GeForce MX150 GPU, but the inclusion of the Turing-based GeForce GTX 1650 gives it some much needed graphics muscle. In addition to the graphics upgrade, the Razer Blade Stealth 13 is also rocking Intel's latest 10th generation "Ice Lake" Core processors. In this case, you'll find the quad-core 10nm Core i7-1065G7 processor (25W) with a base... Read more...
Razer has debuted a new gaming mouse called the Viper that it is aiming directly at the world of eSports. The big claim to fame for the Razer Viper is the use of new Optical Mouse Switches described as the company's fastest switches yet. Razer says that the Optical Mouse Switches have three times the actuation speed of traditional mechanical mouse switches. Razer says that while traditional mouse switches send signals when a metallic contact is made, with it's new Optical Mouse Switch no physical contact is required to send a signal. These switches use an infrared light beam that passes through a shutter to fire an electrical signal to the computer. The switches promise to respond instantly to... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors are finally here, and they deliver on nearly all of the promises made during the company's Computex 2019 announcement. All of AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors come with a Wraith Prism cooler in the retail box, which of course supports RGB LED lighting.  Razer is now tapping into the lighting scheme by announcing that the Wraith Prism now has full support with its Chroma Connect initiative. As a result, the cooler is completely compatible with Razer Synapse 3 software so that you can sync your Ryzen's cooler with the other Razer peripherals and any other device/hardware that is Chroma-compatible. Some of the big names in the business that support... Read more...
Headsets can really add to your gaming experience, however, many are notoriously uncomfortable and headache-inducing. Razer just introduced the Kraken X, an inexpensive and comfortable wired gaming headset aimed at gamers. According to lvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer the Kraken X is “...ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it”. The Kraken X gaming headset only weighs 0.55 pounds (250 grams) and is one of the lightest gaming headsets currently on the market. It includes an adjustable headband, memory foam and cooling gel ear cushions. Razer also claims that the headset is “glasses-friendly”. Anyone who wears prescription... Read more...
I used to think that a toaster would be the final frontier for RGB lighting, but apparently Razer has that covered, or at least it is planning to. So what else does that leave? I'm not sure, maybe washing machines and dryers are on the radar. In the meantime, companies are coming up with new ways of leveraging RGB lights, with Vivaldi baking in support for Razer's Chroma lighting into the latest version of its web browser. In case you've never heard of it, Vivaldi is a cross-platform browser developed by a company founded by Opera Software co-founder Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Tatsuki Tomita. The idea was to re-introduce a bunch of features that had been axed during Opera's transition to... Read more...
When you hear the name Razer, the first thing that usually pops into mind are the company's gaming laptops or maybe its PC peripherals. Further down on that list might be the company's relatively new ventures like the Razer Phone. But kitchen appliances? That's definitely not something that would even come close to entering our minds, but Razer is doing just that with active development of a... toaster. Sure, the idea of a Razer Toaster goes all the way back to 2013, but it was more of a prank request by a fan of the company. Razer even got in on the "joke" with an April Fool's Day prank video back in 2016 (you can see the embed further down in the article).... Read more...
Razer has unveiled its latest gaming laptop, which is an update to the Razer Blade Pro 17. The machine packs a big 17.3-inch display into a chassis that Razer says is 25% smaller than other 17-inch gaming notebooks in its class. Despite the smaller chassis, the machine will stay cool under demanding workloads thanks to the Razer vapor chamber cooling system and multi-fan design. The CPU inside the Blade Pro 17 is a a new 9th gen Intel Core i7-9750H with a base clock of 2.6GHz and boost clock up to 4.5GHz. That CPU has six cores and supports HyperThreading; graphics are handled by the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q, or GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q. Razer ships the notebook... Read more...
For people that like to carry a thin-and-light notebook around with them, but might on occasion need some extra graphics horsepower either for games or professional work, external GPU enclosures are a blessing. Rather than be limited by a meager Intel IGP, for example, you can toss in a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti into an enclosure to instantly boost your GPU capabilities. Razer announced today that is launching the new Core X Chroma external GPU enclosure. At first glance, the most noticeable change over the standard Core X is the addition of Razer Chroma RGB lighting in the lower front of the enclosure and internally. In addition, the 650-watt power supply has given way to an uprated 700-watt... Read more...
Are you tired of using a Xbox One controller with FPS games? Razer just released its Turret gaming keyboard and mouse that was first announced back in 2018 for the Xbox One. The keyboard and mouse combination boast several features, including Razer Chroma, 5G advanced optical sensors, and a 2.4 GHz wireless connection. Users will be able to choose from 16.8 million colors with Razer Chroma for both their keyboard and mouse. Both devices feature Xbox Dynamic Lighting, 1000Hz Ultrapolling, and Razer Synapse 3. They also share a unified dongle and include ergonomic design features. The Razer Turret Keyboard incorporates mechanical switch with 50g actuation force, 10 key roll-over with anti-ghosting,... Read more...
The original Razer Phone was one of the first entries into the growing gaming smartphone realm, and the company followed up with the Razer Phone 2 this past October. When the Razer Phone 2 launched, it had a flagship-worthy price tag of $799. Today, however, Microsoft is offering the smartphone with a healthy discount. The Microsoft Store has the Razer Phone 2 priced at $499, which is a nice $300 discount off the usual MSRP. That price gets you a stout smartphone with respectable specs (for a 2018 device). First of all, the Razer Phone 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM. Internal storage is a bit on the skimpy side at just 64GB,... Read more...
Android users typically wait in anticipation for their device to get the update to the latest flavor of Android; often times, that waiting can extend for months. Android 9.0 Pie was officially announced last August, first landing for the Google Pixel devices. Razer has now finally announced that the Android 9 Pie update is rolling out for the Razer Phone 2 that was announced in October. The update is rolling out first to users of the unlocked smartphone model. Razer expects the update to hit carrier models in mid-March. As for what users can expect from the update, it brings 4K video recording at 60 fps, gesture navigation, and more. A list of the main new features can be seen below. Adaptive... Read more...
Razer is rolling out a new limited edition gaming laptop and complementing accessories for those that don't mind being tickled pink. Witness the new Razer Blade Stealth Quartz Pink, which is based on the company's standard Blade Stealth gaming laptop (which was given a hardware refresh back in early December). The only major change is that the entire laptop is decked out in pink, which isn't exactly our style, but is sure to appeal to more than a few gamers out there. Since the choice of color is the only standout feature, you'll still get an 8th generation Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) processor with 16GB DDR3-2133 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, 13.3-inch Full HD display, an NVIDIA MX150... Read more...
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