Razer announces top-of-the-line Kraken Forged Edition Headphones

The Razer Kraken has been around for a long time but if you’re not fond of its Razer green color because it looked playful, the Kraken Forged Edition should be right up your alley with its sleek aluminum tones on black leather. It’s really premium-looking. The Kraken Forged Edition has a body that is machined out of aircraft-grade aluminum and finished with a matte texture. It has plush leatherette cushions for the closed ear cups, and a lightweight,fully adjustable headband making it comfortable for extended use. Knowing Razer, aside from taking time fine-tuning the design of their products, they also don’t scrimp on the performance. The Kraken Forged Edition has 40 mm bass-heavy drivers that are fine-tuned to perfection. The neodymium pair work in unison with the headphone’s acoustic chambers and isolated closed ear cup design to deliver booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs for sound that’s optimized for music and pitch-perfect for gaming. Another feature of this headphones is the swappable cable that comes with an in-line mic allowing you to convert it instantly to a headset for gaming or making calls. “These are the best headphones on the market for both music and gaming, period,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We’ve made some incredible audio products in our time, and I’m proud to say that we have taken another huge step forward in terms of audio quality in a pair of headphones with phenomenal fit and finish.” The Razer Kraken Forged Edition will be available this month with an SRP of Php14,999. Razer Kraken Forged Edition Specs: Drivers: 40 mm Neodymium Magnets Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz Impedance: 32 Ω at 1 kHz Sensitivity @ 1 kHz: 100 dB ± 3 dB Input Power: 30 mW Approximate Weight: 390 g Related posts: Razer Kraken Headphones gives you extreme comfort for longer...

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Interview: Min-Liang Tan, Chief Gamer and CEO of Razer

Oct 29, 13 Interview: Min-Liang Tan, Chief Gamer and CEO of Razer

Posted by in Gaming, Interviews

If you’ve been to the 1st day of Pinoy Gaming Festival (PGF) 2013 at the World Trade Center last Saturday, you would’ve met CEO’s chief gamer, co-founder, and CEO, Min-Liang Tan. It was his first official visit to the country in which Razer supported the recovery efforts of Philippine Red Cross for the Visayas quake victims by donating 100% of the sales of their apparel during the said event. Razer fans showing their numbers at the PGF 2013 A day before the event, we were able to grab a brief one-on-one interview with Min, who co-founded Razer back in 1998 in San Diego California. We talked about the Filipino gaming community, the Blade, and why their products are priced. PTB: Hi Min, welcome to the Philippines. So my first question is, how do you think Philippine eSports teams are doing globally and in the region? MLT: I think globally, Philippines still has a long way to go but sooner or later you’re gonna get there. Regionally, I think Philippines is very, very strong, but I think from our experience in eSports, your teams require a lot more support from guys like us and we’re very open about that. Not just us but the entire industry where gamers can focus on training and not worry about anything else. PTB: Right, because in some countries, they do have full-time professional gaming athletes who just train and train. MLT: That’s what we are really trying to do here, to invest in the industry and make a difference. If we just focus on selling product, we wouldn’t care. But to me, I think the entire industry is important. We need to do something to really take it to the next level where you can get the second generation of players to really view this as a career. That is important and I believe that Filipinos have the potential to do that. PTB: Speaking of sponsoring teams, who are the local teams that Razer is supporting? MLT: Oh yes,...

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Razer cuts through with world’s thinnest gaming notebook

The recent announcement of Razer’s latest gaming laptop boasts of a 0.66-inch thin body packed with a 14-inch HD+ screen, Intel’s next-generation (Haswell) quad-core i7, and a powerful recently-announced NVIDIA GTX 765M. Currently the thinnest gaming rig in the world, the new Razer Blade has the potential to take gaming and mobility to a new level. With its 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and a full-size backlit gaming keyboard, gamers might want to take this as an alternative to other traditional desktop replacements today. Its gaming grade trackpad which offers multi-touch gesture support and the keyboard’s programmable keys powered by Synapse 2.0 makes the Blade a great gaming asset. The package also comes with a Dolby Home Theatre v4 for an immersive and cinematic sound experience. What makes the Blade cutting edge is its thin form factor and, surprisingly, the power that it conceals inside, the 4th gen Intel Core processor and the NVIDIA GTX 765M. These powerhouse processing units, combined with an 8 GB 1600Mhz DDR3L memory and a standard 128 GB solid state storage (with options for a 256 GB or a 512 GB SSD) makes this gaming notebook efficient enough for mobility and quality gaming experience. Currently clocking at 6 hours of battery life, this ultra-portable device can satisfy hours of gaming sessions in desired venues. Its wireless networking adapter, the Qualcomm Killer Wireless-N, boasts of 5 times the networking speed of its closest competition. For those who desire to have gaming quickies and quest run-throughs anytime, anywhere, the Razer Blade just might be the one to cut through your daily routines. Without performance compromise, the Blade would definitely be a frontrunner in power-per-cubic-inch machine options for those who aim to extend their quality gaming experience wherever they are. For more information about the Razer Blade, visit www.razerzone.com/blade. Related posts: Razer Edge, a Windows 8 tablet designed by PC Gamers for PC...

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Razer Edge, a Windows 8 tablet designed by PC Gamers for PC Gamers

Done with their gaming laptop last year with the Blade, Razer announced their very own gaming tablet this time around with the Edge (previously Project Fiona). What sets the Windows 8-powered Razer Edge apart from other tablets is that it underwent a series of crowdsourcing from its community to determine its final specifications. It’s the world’s first tablet designed by PC gamers for PC gamers designed. The Razer Edge was actually introduced in last year’s CES but the final and working build was just unveiled in this year’s CES. It also won all three categories of CNET’s 2013 Best of CES for which it was nominated: Best Gaming, People’s Voice—as voted by the CNET audience—and the coveted Best of Show award. This gaming tablet combines the best features of a tablet, PC and game console in one elegant 10.1-inch touchscreen device. It runs on Windows 8 with a 3rd Gen Intel Core i7 Processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 LE GPU. It has an 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to 256GB SSD for storage and has additional accessories like a force-feedback gamepad controller, keyboard dock and docking station for gameplay on an HDTV. And since the Razer Edge runs true Windows 8, there are more applications available at launch then there are for any other tablet, with thousands of applications and games running straight-out-of-the-box. It means this tablet can also accept all sorts of gaming input accessories that you typically use on your desktop PC. The Razer Edge will be available in Q1, starting at $999 for the Core i5, 128GB SSD tablet only; $1 299 for the Core i7 tablet only; and $1499 for the Core i7, 256GB SSD with controller. (thanks Lyle) [Razer] Related posts: No related...

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PTB’s 2012 Gadget Gift Guide for Gamers

Dec 09, 12 PTB’s 2012 Gadget Gift Guide for Gamers

Posted by in Accessories & Peripherals, Featured, Gadgets, Gaming

Budget, availability, and usefulness, are three things that we consider in buying gifts for our friends, family, and significant others. Whether you are a busy working parent, a generous sister, or a thoughtful girlfriend, going through different retail stores and crowded malls to find potential gift items seem next-to-impossible with your jam-packed schedule, especially at this time of the year. Luckily, we came up with a shortlist of budget-friendly items that might interest you (and your gamer boyfriend). Read below and check out our 2012 Gadget Gift Guide for Gamers. Elephant Dragunov Gaming Laser Mouse Elephant is a Japanese brand which makes all sorts of PC accessories and peripherals including gaming mice. Their Dragunov is made for palm-grip users and comes with 6 buttons, a tangle-free braided cloth fiber covered cable, and a stunning adjustable 3200-dpi pro-gaming quality laser. It also comes with a free dragon-printed black gaming mouse pad. Overall, this item is definitely a steal for the buyer, and the gamer. Price: Php495 Availability: DataBlitz Website: Elephant SteelSeries QCK Gaming Mousepad SteelSeries offers time-tested quality mousepads used by different professional gamers. With different sizes and thinkness catering to different play styles, you can easily choose what to buy depending on the need of the user. The general features of the pad are its cloth surface, which provides smooth steady glide, and its non-slip rubber base. Just make sure your recipient has enough space if ever you are going to buy the mass version. Variations and Price: Mini – Php300-500 Regular – Php400-600 Mass – Php800-1000 Special Editions – Php700-1300 Availability: PCHub Edge, Multiply, TipidPC Website: SteelSeries Razer Goliathus Gaming Mousemat Like SteelSeries, most professional gamers also use Razer products for their gaming mats, such as the Goliathus Mousemat. Goliathus mats offer two editions, Control and Speed. Control features heavily textured cloth for pixel-precise targeting, while Speed offers a slick cloth weave for seamless speed while gaming. With various sizes and thickness, make sure that you purchase a Razer mousemat that is suitable...

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Razer DeathAdder gets a sensor upgrade for better precision

The Razer DeathAdder has been the go-to choice of a gamer who’s looking for both form and function at an incredibly affordable price. It was originally launched in 2006 and ever since, it has been and still remains the world’s best-selling gaming mouse and used by professionals in the e-gaming circuit. Razer is giving the DeathAdder an overhaul by upgrading the 3.5G sensor to the cutting-edge 4G infrared sensor for improved precision and headshots. It can achieve up to 6,400 dpi resolution without sacrificing the natural feel of an optical sensor or having the robotic/sluggish feel of a comparable laser option. The ergonomic shape has been retained however, it has been enhanced with textured rubber side grips for better control and grip. It’ll feature Synapse 2.0, so you can bring your settings wherever you go and keeping your profiles on the cloud. The Razer DeathAdder 2013 is already vailable at the RazerZone.com for $69.99. Product features: 6400 dpi 4G Optical Sensor Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips Five independently programmable Hyper response buttons Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled 1000 Hz Ultrapolling/1 ms response On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment Always-On mode 200 in. per sec. and 50 G of acceleration Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet Gold-plated USB connector Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable Approximate size: 5.00 in./127 mm (Length) x 2.76 in. / 70 mm (Width) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Height) Approximate weight : 0.23 lbs./105 g Related posts: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Review Razer Mamba 2012 Review, gaming in style at its best Razer announces new Naga gaming mouse for lefties Razer outs gaming peripherals for Transformers 3 fans Genius DeathTaker, professional gaming mouse for RTS/MMO players Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse...

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Razer Kraken Headphones gives you extreme comfort for longer sessions

Just unveiled over at GamesCom recently, the Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset and Razer Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones should give you the comfort you need to wear it for hours. Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset The Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset underwent hours of field-test by countless pro gamers to determine optimal weight for extended gaming sessions and snugness. Razer boldly claims that you won’t find a more comfortable headset on the market, not even their Orca and Cacharias. This gaming headset is outfitted with a fully retractable microphone boom that pulls out only when you need it. It also has a large 40 mm neodymium magnet drivers tuned for clear high- and mid-ranges, as well as deep bass for powerful lows. A closed ear cup design with plush circumaural padding creates superior sound isolation. Razer Kraken Pro Gaming Headset features: Headphones   Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz Impedance: 32 Ω at 1 kHz Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 ± 4 dB at 1 kHz Max Input Power: 50 mW Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium Magnets Inner Ear Cup Diameter: 50 mm / 1.97” Cable Length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft. plus 2 m / 6.6 ft. Splitter Adapter Approximate Weight: 293 g / 0.65 lbs. Connector: Analog 3.5 mm Combined Jack (Headphone and Mic) Microphone Frequency Response: 100 – 10,000 Hz Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 52 dB Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): -40 ± 3dB Pick-up Pattern: Unidirectional Pricing and availability: USD79.99 – September 2012 Razer Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones Since they invested a lot in keeping this thing as comfy as possible, Razer decided to hit the music market as well with the Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones. This music-version of the Kraken has a rugged design and a light-weight, foldable construction making it a go-anywhere headphone. It doesn’t have the microphone but should suit single-player gamers just fine. Razer Kraken Music & Gaming Headphones features: Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz Impedance: 32 Ω at 1 kHz Sensitivity (@1...

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Razer set to unleash BlackShark gaming headset

Razer is ready to unleash the BlackShark to hardcore Battlefield gamers. Inspired by headsets used in Military Aviation, the Razer BlackShark strays away from Razer’s unique and distinct design by having a…well… unique and distinct design of its own. Designed with the fastest-selling game in mind, Battlefield 3, the BlackShark delivers total audio immersion of the battlefield. The Razer BlackShark promises to bring gamers extreme comfort for long, extended skirmish mission and top-notch sound isolation. Prepare to get directional audio, booming explosion from this cans which also has a detachable microphone if you want to go dark. The Razer BlackShark is set to be unleashed on the July 2012 at the Razer online store. It’s priced at $129.00, no news yet on when the Shark will be unleashed to Philippine shores but you can always get it online. Razer BlackShark Specs: Drivers: 40mm neodymium magnets with copper-clad aluminium voice coil Frequency response: 20Hz – 20KHz Impedance: 29 Ω Sensitivity @ 1KHz: 105dB ± 3 dB Input power: 50mWCable:  1.3m / 4.3ft rubber sheathed + 1m / 3.3ft audio/mic splitter adapter Connector: 3.5 mm gold-plated audio + mic combined jack Microphone: Frequency response:  50Hz – 16KHz Signal-to-noise ratio:  50dB Sensitivity @ 1KHz:  -37 dB +/- 4dB Pick-up pattern:  Unidirectional Related posts: Introducing the Razer Tiamat, world’s first 7.1 surround sound gaming...

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Razer announces new Naga gaming mouse for lefties

According to Scientific American, about 15% of humans are left-handed [Source]. This means, there’s a niche market for left-handed gamers. If you’re left-handed and happen to subscribe to Razer CEO and Chief Gamer Min-Liang Tan’s Facebook page, he promised gamers that if his post reached 10,000 “Likes” before April 21 the company would make a left-handed Razer Naga. “That Facebook post generated more buzz than we could’ve ever imagined, which proves that there have been a number of gamers that have had their needs ignored for some time,” said Tan. “We pride ourselves on being gamers ourselves, and we all know that there is no substitute for gaming with your dominant hand.” Razer said that the community is a huge part of the company, that’s why they have a dedicated team of community specialists that monitor their Facebook Page and Twitter accounts, and share the feedbacks on what could be their next product. Here are the features on the Left-handed Naga: 17 MMO-Optimized buttons – Program up to thousands of different in-game commands. Maximum Comfort for long gaming sessions – Game for DAYS with the Razer Naga’s ergonomic design, optimized for easy access to every button. Custom interface AddOns for MMO games – Organize your skills and eliminate visual clutter with Razer Naga’s in-game custom interface AddOns (available for World of Warcraft™ and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning™, and more). Tech Specs: 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G Laser Sensor 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response time 200 inches per second max tracking speed Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ mouse feet 17 MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid) Optional MMO-specific software AddOns Unlimited character profiles with AddOns Approximate Size : 116 mm / 4.57” (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76” (Width) x 46 mm / 1.81” (Height) Approximate Weight: 134 g / 0.30 lbs Razer became the first company to offer a left-handed gaming mouse two years ago, when the company announced its DeathAdder Left-Hand Edition. Proving that it’s still serious about serving the need of its legions of...

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Razer announces the Naga Hex mouse made for MOBA gamers

Razer is taking gaming to a whole new level, again.  Inspired by the Razer Naga MMO’s 12-button thumb grid, the Naga Hex concentrates on action-RPG and Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) games, which is optimized for the user interfaces found in these games. The six mechanical buttons is specially designed to specifically bind the spells, abilities, items and other invaluable commands in MOBA games like DotA, League of Legends, HoN and the likes for faster and easier execution. MOBA games require highly intensive clicking, that’s why the Razer Naga Hex is constructed with special switches that offer performance of up to 250 clicks/minute – perfect for gamers with lightning fast reflexes.  Razer rated the switches are good for up to 10 million clicks. I’ve always loved Razer mice for their ergonomic shapes.  The Naga Hex’s curvature fits your hand comfortably.  The placement of the 6-button thumb grid is validated by MOBA pro-gamers to ensure you’re getting the optimum design. Razer Naga Hex also features the newest technology in cloud-based storage software.  The Razer Synapse 2.0 saves all user custom mouse settings and profiles to a cloud server which can be accessed from any computer. Specifications: 6 MOBA/action-RPG optimized mechanical thumb buttons Total of 11 programmable buttons Special switches for up to 250 clicks per minute 10 million clicks life cycle Ergonomic curved design Razer Synapse 2.0 5600dpi 3.5g Laser Sensor 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time Availability: Pre-orders starts January 10, 2012, Ships End of January (razerzone.com) In stores March 2012 (Worldwide) Price: USD79.99 Related posts: Tried a 3D Laptop, the Toshiba Satellite A665-3DV ASUS Lamborghini Eee PC is the most pricey Eee PC in the market PTB’s 5 gadget accessories gift ideas for Christmas 2010 Razer gaming keyboards now available for Mac gamers Razer brings back the Mouse Bungee to gamers Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Gaming Keyboard...

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