Razer Introduces BlackWidow Elite, Mamba Wireless and Kraken Tournament Edition
Gaming peripheral manufacturer Razer has announced a couple of new products at the IFA conference, including a new version of the BlackWidow Elite mechanical keyboard, a Tournament Edition of the existing Razer Kraken as well as a wireless version of its high-end Mamba mouse.
First up is the BlackWidow Elite keyboard, with the main improvement being underneath the keycaps. The company has chosen for its in-house mechanical switches. People will be able to choose between yellow, orange and green variants. The new keyboard will also support Razer’s new Hypershift feature which allows for easy macros. Another addition is a small dial on the side, which can be used for volume controls but also has functionality in some supported gaming titles as well. Razer also promises that the switches are more durable and dust-resistant than before.
The Tournament Edition of the existing Razer Kraken isn’t a huge change and is most similar to the already released Kraken Pro V2. Just like the latter, the Tournament Edition of the cheaper and regular Kraken features large 50 mm drivers. The headset also comes with a USB-controller and is licensed with THX technology. The all-green headset will release this September.
The final new product in Razer’s gaming line is the Mamba Wireless. As the name suggests, this is a wireless version of the existing Mamba and is practically identical to the wired variant. There’s an optical 16.000 DPI sensor on board and seven programmable buttons. The gaming mouse features built-in memory to store a number of user preferences in profiles. The Mamba Wireless should last about fifty hours on a single charge depending on the use.
The BlackWidow Elite and Mamba Wireless should be available soon for the recommended retail prices of $179.99 and $99.99 respectively. As stated above, the Kraken Tournament Edition will release somewhere in September carrying a price tag of $99.99 as well.