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All posts tagged "Razer"

  • 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...

  • Razer Chimaera 5.1 headset review: aural pleasures

    The Razer Chimaera 5.1 gaming headphones are pure auditory nirvana. I’m rarely blown away by sound, as the 2.1 stereo mix of my 40″ flat screen is passable at best. So nothing could prepare me for the deep, rich 5.1 sound coming from the Razer wireless headset. Setup was a bitch though, endless cords that had to be plugged into my left and right audio jack and then synced and re-synced endlessly until eventual success. There’s an option for any sound system though. The wireless receiver plugs directly into a TV, Xbox, Mac or PC for pin-sharp sound. And as it...

  • Razer Ouroboros mouse: high-performance gaming

    I’m a left-handed gamer, and unlike those treacherous left-handed gamers who play games right-handed instead because THEY HAVE NO SELF-RESPECT (or whatever), I play games left-handed. In fact, I’ve been using a left-handed Razer DeathAdder mouse for about six months now, and before that I used the now tragically discontinued Logitech MX610, but before that I used a right-handed something-or-other because, honestly, left-handed gaming mice are not exactly available in abundance and right-handed people expect everything to be made exclusively for them anyway. It’s true, just look at scissors. It’s nothing if not striking to look atSo the nice people...