Razer is like the Apple of all-thing-gaming. We cannot afford all, but we love talking about it and so, here’s a list of stuff and news that the gaming lifestyle company has dropped since late December running up to CES 2019. Back on December 19, 2018, Razer officially launched the world’s first wireless keyboard and mouse designed specifically for Xbox One. Dubbed Razer Turret for Xbox One, it brings game-integrated lighting and a whole new way of playing Xbox One.
Key features include 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a single dongle for both mouse and keyboard, up to 40 hours of battery life per charge, Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer Chroma with in-game support in select games, gaming-grade mechanical switches with lifespan of up to 80-million keystrokes, dedicated Xbox key to call up Xbox One dashboard, 5G advanced optical sensor mouse with Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches, keyboard with retractable mouse pad, built-in wrist rest on keyboard, and compatibility with both PC and Xbox One. The Razer Turret for Xbox One will be available starting Q1 2019, priced at $249.99. Pre-order is on-going, if you are keen.
In another news, Razer has announced its new Southeast Asia Headquarters which will be located in one-north, Singapore. Covering around 19,300 square meters across seven floors, the building will features Razer’s signature design elements designed by Razer designers and external architects. From the initial concept art, the Razer building appears to be a corner building with green light accents and sports a glowing Razer three-headed snake logo at the top. It is not known when the building is expected to be completed.
Back at CES 2019, Razer has announced a first-of-its-kind integration with Amazon Alexa that will allow users to use voice to control lighting effects, Razer device settings and more. The new found ability will be unlocked via Razer Synapse 3. With this integration, you will be able to do things like asking Alexa to change the lighting profile to whatever mode, sync all your devices to your team color, decrease DPI to 200, or start a particular game – just to name a few examples.
Voice and light are not the only senses on Razer’s plates. Razer wants gamers to “feel every battle” too with a thing called Razer Hypersense. Razer Hypersense is described as “high-fidelity haptics ecosystem” that basically, adds tactile feedback to gamers through a variety of devices, including the mouse, wrist rest of the keyboard, headphones, and even the gaming chair. You can learn more about Razer Hypersense HERE.
Last but not least is the updated Razer Blade 15, now with new NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. The new Razer Blade 15 is available with up to GeForce RTX 2070 GPU with Max-Q design that promised high frame rates and quick renders. Under the hood, it gets the latest 8th generation Intel Core i7-8750 6-core processor, Mobile Intel HM370 chipset, Intel Platform Trust Technology security embedded, 16 GB of dual-channel memory, and up to 512 GB SSD, Intel Wireless-AC 9260 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0), Windows Hello built-in IR HD webcam (depending on model), built-in stereo speakers and array microphone, and Dolby Atmos as well as 7.1 Codec support.
Other notables include backlit green logo, a CNC-milled alluvium chassis, a bunch of I/Os (including USB ports in green!), and Razer Synapse 3-enabled with programmable keyboard. Two models are offered: Base and Advanced. The Base gets a 15.6-inch FHD 60 Hz IPS display and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q Design GPU with 6 GB VRAM, while the Advanced has a choice of 15.6-inch FHD 144 Hz IPS display, or a 15.6-inch 4K Touch 60 Hz IPS display and a choice of GPUs, namely, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080. Whichever model you get, though, you will be guaranteed a super narrow 4.9 mm bezel display that is individually factory calibrated.
The new Razer Blade 15 is available with a starting price of $1,599.99. There’s also a Mercury Edition that is essentially the Advanced that has a mercury white chassis.
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