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  • Razer Blade gaming laptop packs GTX 970M grunt in 14-inch aluminium shell

    Razer has announced its new gaming laptop that will look to make a major dent in Alienware and MSI‘s credentials. The next in the “Blade” series boasts some massively impressive specifications in a relatively thin 17.8mm chassis. Squared by a 14-inch 3200×1800 LED-backlit touchscreen (boasting IGZO “Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide” technology), Razer somehow managed to fit an Intel Core i7 4720HQ (clocked at 2.6GHz but turbocharged to 3.6GHz in times of need), 16GB DDR3 1600 and a SATA M.2-grade 512, 256 or 128 GB SSD into the Blade. Oh, and the company hasn’t forgotten about graphics either. Nvidia’s GTX 970M with...

  • CES 2015 roundup part two: from Nvidia to ZTE

    In case you missed it: CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Arguably, the latter half of the alphabet holds companies that have really set the bar high at CES 2015, but the customary onslaught of TV screens with more than a necessary quota of pixels were also abundant. Apart from this annoyance, powering those screens also seemed an...

  • Razer Kraken 7.1 headset review: the best gaming headset by a longshot

    Razer’s does a bang-up job in terms of speakers and headphones. We’ve recently reviewed the Hammerhead and it was an incredible experience. The Kraken 7.1 usb-powered headset is just as good, except for the fact that it made my ears hurt. Headphones are just too snug on me, but I’ll let it pass because of the excellent surround sound. The Kraken (I love the name) is priced at R1179 (US$99) and is worth the investment. While you may think that dropping a dime on a headset is a bad idea, the instant you slip these puppies onto your hearing flaps...

  • Win Rayman Legends, Lost Planet 3 and a Razer Ferox mobile speaker set

    It’s officially spring, so we decided to celebrate by giving you a bunch of stuff (not flowers though). You can stand a chance of winning Rayman Legends, Lost Planet 3 and a pair of Razer Ferox mobile speakers. It’s incredibly simple. Take a look at the bottom for all the details. Rayman Legends Rayman actually needs no introduction. Being the fifth colourful installment to the award-winning Rayman series, the legendary platformer will let you (and Rayman) run, jump and kick through over 120 beautifully designed levels. Rayman Legends also has the entertaining co-op mode of up to four players featuring characters...

  • Razer Hammerhead Pro review: a lean, green, mean sound machine

    The Razer Hammerhead Pro in-ear headphones are great. I’m just going to jump right into it. They are extremely loud, colourful and well-built. They go for a mid-range US$70 (R700) and, apart from being an actual full-on headset, will fulfill your gaming needs and could almost double-up as a multipurpose casual music peripheral. In the box you’ll find three extra sizes of ear-tips for all shapes and sizes, as well as a little zip bag that would become your trusty and sturdy carrier pouch. Neat, right? Only Razer I tell you. Inside this pouch there’s an optional mic jack...

  • Razer cuts deeper with new 14″ Blade

    Razer just launched the Razer Blade and it’s “impossibly thin and insanely powerful.” This gaming laptop successfully pushes the boundaries of portability and performance. The gaming accessory and hardware company claims the Razer Blade to be the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. This 14-inch laptop could easily match this bold claim as it’s a staggering 0.66-inches (or 16.8mm) thin. The thin design is complimented by the famous Razer-green over an all-black base. The adjustable backlit Anti-Ghosting keyboard is custom-built for gaming and is Synapse 2.0 enabled. Synapse 2.0 enables you to configure and personalize Razer controls. The design isn’t too overpowering and...

  • Razer Orbweaver review: elite gaming, at a price

    The Orbweaver is the latest gaming pad released by Razer. It is a specialised piece of gaming equipment that I suspect will only attract a select few of the most hardcore gamers. With all the specialised gaming gear available presently, I think many gamers would see this as an unnecessary addition to their collection, especially at a pricey US$129. But for that elite cult of game gear fanatics, the Orbweaver might just be what they’re looking for. At first glance, the Orbweaver is one awkward looking gadget. That might intimidate you and make you question its level of comfort. But...

  • Razer Carcharias review: bargain price, premium sound

    When I hear “Razer,” I think “dedicated gamer.” The two are almost synonymous. This headset brushes by this brittle but crucial association. The Razer Carcharias slogan reads “Command in Comfort.” and rightfully so. This is a headset that delivers a reliable experience well worth exploring. It’s designed and priced for the gaming crowd with a budget who still need an immersive, quality gaming experience. It’s both PC and Xbox 360 compatible and great for co-op games. Its products scream “hardcore gamer”. What sets it apart? If there is such a thing as an entry-level gamer headset market, this device definitely fills that...

  • Razer BlackWidow gaming keyboard review: power play

    A quick note before we get started: This review is concerned solely with the Tournament Edition, the entry-level offering in the Black Widow range. It retails at US$80. There’s a fond memory I have of an old IBM keyboard with white and grey keys. It sported a stodgy design, but as you struck each key the keyboard produced a beautifully emotive sound. Clickety-clack, clickety-clack, clickety-clack. It’s a noise rooted in all things retro and it’s the exact sound produced by the keys of the Razer Black Widow. Aesthetically the Black Widow’s jet black exterior is modern. But start playing around...

  • Razer Naga Hex review: great for gaming, not much else

    The Naga Hex, Razer’s latest addition to its line of high-end gaming mice, both impresses and frustrates out of the box. With a bit of customisation you can get what you want from the mouse, but for its price tag you’d expect it to be a more streamlined experience. The look and feel The Hex is the follow-up to the Naga, an epic mouse designed for MMOs fitted with a 12 button thumb-grid. It looked like you could make a phone call on the Naga if you wanted to. The Hex strips that grid down to six buttons, and places them...

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