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Many of today's gamers tend to prefer keyboards with mechanical switches for their superior feedback and response. With that in mind, Razer has unveiled a new flagship gaming keyboard called the Huntsman Elite that uses an all-new type of switch dubbed Opto-Mechanical. The switches promise faster performance without giving up that tactile feel that gamers like so much. The switches combine mechanical switches with an infrared light beam inside that can tell when the switch is actuated. The result is a switch with 1.5mm actuation point that is 30% faster than a traditional mechanical switch. Razer promises that the new Opto-Mechanical Switch has the same actuate and reset points found in... Read more...
Ask any PC gamer who stays far away from consoles why they don’t play console games and many of them will tell you it’s all about the controls. Once you are used to a mouse and keyboard, gaming with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One wireless controller on shooters isn’t particularly smooth. Consoles gamers have also long felt that allowing people to play games with a mouse and keyboard gives them an unfair advantage. This hasn't stopped Microsoft from promising to add mouse and keyboard support to the Xbox One console -- Minecraft already has support for a mouse and keyboard. A new report has surfaced that claims earlier in the year Microsoft gave a presentation to developers that... Read more...
 In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around some breaking news and tech review headlines like Intel and Micron’s new Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND SSDs, Razer's hot new Blade 15 and Core X, ARM’s Project Trillium Machine Learning aspirations, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3, NVIDIA G-Synch HDR 4K 144Hz monitors, the Sony PS5 powered by Ryzen, AMD Ryzen Pro with Radeon Graphics, and we’re looking for ideas for our next giveaway! Show Notes: 02:11 - Micron And Intel Announce Shipment Of Industry First Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND Solid State Drives 09:23 - Razer Unleashes Blade 15 Gaming Laptop With Coffee Lake-H, GTX 1070 And... Read more...
Razer has some hot new gaming goodness on tap today, and fans of Razer Blade series gaming laptops will especially be pleased by the new 15.6-inch addition to the family.  The new Razer Blade has a standard 15.6-inch display with a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate and 100 percent sRGB color gamut coverage. The tiny display bezels measure just 4.9mm, giving the machine a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. For those that want to really crank up the resolution (at the expense of the 144Hz panel), you can also select a 4K (3840x2160) 60Hz touch option that also supports 100% of the Adobe RGB color gamut. Even though the display now measures 15.6 inches diagonally,... Read more...
If there's one thing that can be said about Razer, it's that that company truly loves gaming (especially on the PC), and of course its gamer customers that lay down the smack with its products. We began to appreciate that passion from the company way back in 2010, when it introduced a human intravenous gaming solution, simply called Venom. Equipped with gold-plated needles to suit five different vein sizes, Venom helped keep the seriously committed gamer energized for up to four days of continuous gaming glory. Who wouldn't feel the temptation? As true as it is that Razer is committed to helping gamers improve their performance, it's also true that technology never stops evolving. Thus,... Read more...
Razer has announced a new variant of its flagship Android smartphone in order to celebrate the Chinese New Year/Spring Festival. Unfortunately, there isn't much "new" here, as the Gold Edition Razer Phone, which commemorates The Year of the Dog, simply swaps out its silver-trimmed triple-headed snake logo on the back for gold. The other addition is that the Gold Edition Razer Phone ships in a red-sleeved box that is adorned with gold foiling. While Razer is primarily targeting this release at the Chinese market, the company's U.S. store will also carry the smartphone "while supplies last". While flagship smartphone fans may be disappointed that there aren't any additional distinguishing features... Read more...
The Razer Phone launched back in November and it packed some of the best hardware to be crammed inside a smartphone in recent memory. Razer has now launched a software update for the smartphone that brings some nice new features for owners. The new features might also push some who have been thinking about buying the device off the fence. The update is a big one clocking in at 249MB and brings with its HDR support in Netflix. This feature makes the Razer Phone one of the few smartphones in the world to support Netflix HDR.  The update also brings with it updates for the cameras on the phone to improve performance and image quality. An issue where the phone would capture images with a yellow... Read more...
Razer has been rolling out some very nice gaming peripherals for years now, and at CES 2018 the company has unveiled a wireless mouse that needs no cord and no battery to operate. The mouse is called the Mamba HyperFlux and it works in conjunction with the Razer Firefly HyperFlux mouse mat. These two products are the first to use the Razer HyperFlux technology that allows the mouse mat to create a magnetic field that transfers power directly to the mouse. This means as long as the mouse mat is plugged in, the wireless and battery-free mouse gets all the juice it needs to operate. Razer says that this allows the Mamba HyperFlux mouse to be as light as a corded mouse, but eliminates gamers having... Read more...
We've all been there; you are trying to get your game on or work at your computer and it seems as if all the crumbs fly right in the gaps between your keyboard or you spill a drink trying to get a sip in before you respawn. The problem with most keyboards is that once you get them wet or get lots of debris inside, they tend to not work well. Razer has upgraded its BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard and this version is now water and dust resistant. The BlackWidow Ultimate has an IP54 rating for protecting against water spillage and dust particles. That means you don’t have to sweat the spills that would have probably ruined your old keyboard. The keyboard also features backlit keys with green... Read more...
The Razer Phone isn’t the only big product release to come out of Razer this week; the company has also taken the wraps off two new peripherals that are targeted at hardcore gamers that need the perfect tool for every occasion. Those devices are the Naga Trinity modular gaming mouse and Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad. The Naga Trinity is the latest offering in the long-running Naga family, and is a modular mouse that comes with three interchangeable side plates that add different functionality. In its standard configuration, the side plate features just two buttons for general usage scenarios. However, there's a 7-button thumb wheel for games like Heroes of the Storm and Diablo III along with... Read more...
The smartphone market is a tough nut to crack. Despite its immense resources and history in the mobile sector, Microsoft tucked its tail between its legs with Windows Mobile 10 and its Lumia hardware. Even Andy Rubin, the father of Android, is finding out how hard it is to compete against the big guys with the Essential Phone. However, gaming hardware company Razer thinks that it might have just the right product to carve out a niche when it comes to smartphones. That device is the Razer Phone. Although Razer has teased the device during the past month, and specs for the device have leaked, the Razer Phone was officially unwrapped this afternoon. When it comes to specs, the Razer Phone includes... Read more...
Razer, a company best known for its PC peripherals and gaming laptops, is set to launch its very first smartphone. However, given how rampant leaks are these days regarding unreleased products, we're getting an early look at what Razer will officially announce tomorrow. UK retailer 3G spilled the beans by posting a product listing for the smartphone to its website. Once the retailer realized its error, the listing was pulled. However, it was too late, and many were able to grab screenshots pertaining to the Razer Phone's specs. The phone comes with a 5.72-inch IGZO display with a 120Hz refresh rate (something that we've seen previously with the 2017 iPad Pro models) and Wide Color Gamut support.... Read more...
Razer's Blade Stealth gaming notebook is receiving a significant upgrade today, and the boost is coming courtesy of Intel's 8th generation Core processors. In this case, the 13.3-inch notebook is packing the Core i7-8550U, which features 4 physical cores capable of executing 8 threads. The Core i7-8550U has a base frequency of 1.8GHz and can Turbo Boost up to 4GHz. The Blade Stealth adds in 16GB of LPDDR4-2133MHz memory as well to help fuel your multitasking and gaming needs. Since you'll likely be spending most of your time staring at the 13.3-inch display, you'll be glad to know that the Blade Stealth retains the gorgeous 3200x1800 (QHD+) IGZO display panel. Other features include Intel HD... Read more...
Gaming peripheral maker Razer started a teaser campaign yesterday that appears to show a person holding a smartphone. Not long after, a tweet turned up that showed the CEO of the company with what we assume to be that smartphone peeking out of his pocket. We have to wait until November 1 to officially see what Razer is cooking up, but thankfully someone appears to have run the phone through GFXBench giving us a glimpse at what might be hiding inside. The GFXBench results list "Razer Phone" as the device and then gives out what look to be solid specs for a flagship device in 2017. The screen is listed as a 5.7-inch 2560 x 1440 unit. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 according... Read more...
Either Razer is faking everyone out on the web, or the peripheral maker is getting ready to unveil its very first smartphone in a few weeks. The company teased the latter, both on its website and on Twitter, by posting a picture of young man excitedly holding what appears to be a smartphone, the glow of which splashes onto his neck and lower portion of his face, and on the wall behind him. The images teases fans to watch for Razer calls its "biggest unveiling," which is scheduled for November 1, 2017, just a little less than three weeks from now. If that piques your curiosity, you can input your name, country of origin, and email address to receive updates from Razer. Or you could bounce back... Read more...
If you've been considering picking up one of Razer's beautiful Blade Pro notebooks, you're going to be happy that you've waited until just this moment, as the company has released a new Blade Pro notebook, and lowered its starting price at the same time. With the new Blade Pro, users can now dive in at the $2,299.99 price point with a laptop that includes NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060, a 120Hz IPS 1080p panel, and Intel's Core i7-7700HQ. The laptop also includes a 256GB SSD, as well as a 2TB hard drive. Also included is 16GB of DDR4-2400MHz memory. Razer is letting users upgrade certain components at checkout, including the SSD (up to 2TB), HDD (up to 4TB), and memory (up to 32GB). To upgrade the... Read more...
Razer just lit up the gaming controller scene, and we mean that literally. The company's new Wolverine Ultimate is a "professional-grade" controller built for the Xbox One and PC in the style of an Xbox One controller, with an RGB lighting strip built in and support for Razer's Chroma illumination effects. Users can customize the lighting effects through Razer's Synapse software. With an RGB light strip inside, users have 16.8 million color options to choose from. They can also play around with various effects that include static, spectrum cycling, breathing, wave, and more. In addition, the Wolverine Ultimate is the first console product to support the Razer Chroma SDK, allowing developers to... Read more...
As the cost of LED lighting has decreased over the years, it has found greater acceptance in a number of industries. From home lighting to vehicle headlights to backlighting for display screens, LED technology is encroaching to many aspects of our daily lives. That is especially true in the enthusiast PC community where LED lighting is used to give our PCs and peripherals a “personal touch” with vivid color effects. Razer is looking to take this use of RGB LED lighting to the next level with the unveiling of the Razer Chroma Hardware Development Kit (HDK). Chroma HDK will over “all-in-one color customization” that will allow fine-tuned control of individual LEDs, covering a range of 16.8 million... Read more...
Razer may be well known in the gaming enthusiast community for its gaming notebooks and PC accessories, but the company is looking to branch beyond the PC business. According to a recent report, Razer is looking to get into the red-hot smartphone business. While smartphones can be incredibly lucrative for well-entrenched players like Samsung and Apple, the market is an incredibly tough nut to crack for new players. Razer itself has no prior experience in the smartphone market, however, it did purchase Nextbit earlier this year for an undisclosed sum. Nextbit launched a successful Kickstarter campaign for it cloud-centric Robin smartphone, but Razer ceased sales of the device when it purchased... Read more...
Do you love the color green? How about Razer and MAINGEAR products? Is the R1 | Razer Edition a little bit too big? MAINGEAR has one answer to all of those questions, and it comes to us in the form of the R2 | Razer Edition, a gaming PC that occupies 50% less space than the original, which launched last fall. MAINGEAR's goal with this build wasn't just to make it look good, but to make sure it offered more than the expected performance out of such a small box. Intel's Core i9 processors can be configured with this model, but as of the time of writing, no such SKU is available on MAINGEAR's website. Stock configurations of the R2 begin at $1,099 for an AMD Ryzen build, and $1,199 for an Intel... Read more...
The slim, sleek Razer Blade gaming laptop we'll be looking at here is an interesting beast that does its best to perform a balancing act of sorts. The gaming laptop arena is a landscape full of compromises. Gamers generally crave the most powerful technologies on the market, but until we can cram 8K displays into a fanless 13-inch form factor with dual Titan X GPUs and physics-defying thermal headroom, sacrifices obviously must be made. And we love high-end, 10 pound gaming battle stations, don't get us wrong, but sometimes situations and use cases call for something actually portable. Now, there are a plethora of gaming notebooks to rival even the best desktops, though many... Read more...
If you are a fan of the Blade Stealth family of gaming notebooks, Razer is back at it again with a new model that ditches the 12.5-inch display in favor of a more spacious 13.3-inch unit. As before, the Blade Stealth is milled from aircraft-grade aluminum, but is now available in both black or gunmetal gray finishes. The 13.3-inch IGZO display features a Quad HD+ screen resolution (3200x1800), which is actually not as dense as the 4K (3840x2160) display found on the 12.5-inch Blade. The larger display, however, is enhanced by 50 percent thinner bezels and captures 100 percent of the sRGB color space. The new Blade Stealth is of course powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7500U and comes... Read more...
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