Tuesday, June 7th 2011

The Battle Between The Empire and The Republic Gets Fiercer With Razer

Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, is proud to send your Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming experience into hyperspace with the release of a licensed Star Wars: The Old Republic product line, expected to launch in conjunction with the hotly anticipated title. In collaboration with BioWare and LucasArts, this collection of gaming weaponry will equip you to win, whether you’re carrying out the work of the Dark Sith lords or righteously defending the people of the Galactic Republic.

“As fans of Star Wars ourselves, we are absolutely thrilled for the chance to create a product line for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The result is a spectacular collection of the highest grade peripherals that is a tribute to the franchise, its fans and gamers alike,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “And whether you’re using our revolutionary new keyboard with the world’s first LCD touch-panel, or the multi-award winning MMO gaming mouse styled in the Star Wars universe with a twelve-button thumb grid, it goes without saying, we equip gamers to win.”

Star Wars: The Old Republic is being developed by BioWare, creators of the critically-acclaimed Star Wars: The Knights of the Old Republic. With this product line by Razer, gamers can fearlessly dive into the game armed with unparalleled competition-grade gaming technology fully decked in aesthetics that evoke the Star Wars universe. All peripherals come with the ability to interchange Galactic Republic and Sith Empire faction symbols to showcase your allegiance with pride.

“We want gamers to fully immerse themselves in the expansive universe of The Old Republic, and that extends to the peripherals they use,” said Rob Cowles, Senior Product Marketing Manager, LucasArts. “When we began development of the peripherals with Razer, our goal was to not only compliment game play but also create products that feel like a part of the Star Wars universe. Everyone wants an Aurebesh keyboard---right?”

The Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard is a revolutionary first for gaming technology. It features a full-color multi-touch LCD panel with a row of adaptive tactile keys above that can cycle through skills, hotkeys and macros with matching graphics from the game for maximum competitive efficiency. These adaptive tactile keys were introduced as an unprecedented new concept technology by Razer at CES 2011 and are now available to gamers worldwide for the first time through this keyboard.

The Star Wars: The Old Republic product line also includes a wireless gaming mouse with a twelve button thumb-grid for more skills at your fingertips, a dual-sided mouse mat for precise swiping, and a 5.1 surround sound headset for total comfort and immersive positional audio. Arm yourself with the entire line-up and your domination into the far reaches of the galaxy will be effortless.

To find out more about the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Peripherals by Razer visit this page.

About the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard by Razer
A first for the world of gaming technology, the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard by Razer features a full-color highly sensitive multi-touch LCD panel, and incorporates ten adaptive tactile keys, providing more room for easily accessible skills, hotkeys, and macros. Plus, you can convert the entire keyboard from alpha-numeric to Aurebesh!

The interchangeable gold backlit faction symbols let you showcase your allegiance with the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire. The Force is with you in this ultimate tool for intergalactic domination.

Product features:
  • Touch-sensitive LCD track-panel for better control and efficient skills management
  • Ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys for customizable controls
  • Gold backlit keys with slim key caps for faster actuation and shorter travel distance
  • Fully programmable keys and on-the-fly macro recording
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
  • Braided 7 foot USB cable
  • Price: US $199.99 / EU €199.99
About the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Mouse by Razer
Wield the Force with the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Mouse by Razer, featuring gaming-grade wireless technology for complete swiping freedom and a fully programmable twelve button MMO thumb-grid for more skills at your fingertips. It also comes with interchangeable faction symbols and multi-color lighting so you can annihilate all those who oppose you with pride and in style.

Product features:
  • 17 fully programmable MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid)
  • Wired/wireless dual mode capability
  • Interchangeable gold-backlit faction panels
  • Charging dock (also functions as a wireless receiver unit)
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 5600dpi Razer precision 3.5G laser sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
  • Price: US $129.99 / EU €129.99
About the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Mouse Mat by Razer
Every war has two sides, and to be victorious, you’ll have to choose. With the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Mouse Mat by Razer, experience enhanced swiping and unparalleled precision thanks to performance-grade tracking surfaces on both sides. One represents the might of the Sith Empire, the other the splendor of the Galactic Republic, so you’ll always be gaming under the right banner with pride.

Product features:
  • Dual-sided mouse mat to display different faction choices
  • Performance-grade hard surfaces for smoother mouse swiping
  • Non-slip, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant hard coating
  • Price: US $49.99 / EU €49.99
About the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset by Razer
With the Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset by Razer, your total immersion into the game is complete. Featuring 5.1 surround sound so you can hear everything around you in absolute clarity. With positional audio, get the tactical aural advantage to prevent backstabs and react to enemy attacks no matter where you hear them. It comes with interchangeable Sith Empire and Galactic Republic faction symbols to emblazon your headset with the symbol of your allegiance.

Product features:
  • 5.1 surround sound headset for positional audio
  • Circumaural design with 50mm driver units
  • Flexible boom microphone
  • Interchangeable faction panels
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • Volume and mic control buttons on the headset
  • Adjustable headband structure for optimal comfort
  • Price: US $129.99 / EU €129.99
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33 Comments on The Battle Between The Empire and The Republic Gets Fiercer With Razer

#1
AndreiD
Can Razer actually make something which isn't a complete gimmick?
I mean, you know, mice which don't have keyboards on them, and keyboards which don't have LCD's on them.
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#2
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: AndreiD
Can Razer actually make something which isn't a complete gimmick?
I mean, you know, mice which don't have keyboards on them, and keyboards which don't have LCD's on them.
Razer's thing is "For Gamers, by gamers".

So, my neice and nephew spent the weekend at my house, as they had some business in town to deal with.

Of course, in the family, I'm the go-to pc guy. And they are looking to buy a pc. Guy what they wanted?

Console gamers and fanboys love this stuff. I do too. I could use more buttons on my mouse right now, too! Heck, I want the full set of accessories!
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#3
TotalChaos
The Black Widow keyboard might suite your needs
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#4
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
by: cadaveca


Console gamers and fanboys love this stuff. I do too. I could use more buttons on my mouse right now, too! Heck, I want the full set of accessories!
Exactly. They do it because it sells. Maybe not to us-with the exception of Dave but hey he actually tried to run Eyefinity (hee hee ;))-but that hardly matters.
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#5
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Looks like high quality products, never been a fan of the mouse, but I've never had a chance to feel if it was comfortable. To be honest though, the keyboard is the one thing catching my eye. But for me to be really interested, I would need to see the LCD in action.

by: AndreiD
Can Razer actually make something which isn't a complete gimmick?
I mean, you know, mice which don't have keyboards on them, and keyboards which don't have LCD's on them.
You'd have to play an MMO to understand, hotkeys are a way of life. Some people will use all of those mice binds, I personally don't, but I do use quite a few mice binds with my RAT 7, and without it, I would feel lost.
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
If I ever buy a new mousepad (the one I have now is a thick and tiny piece of clothing from the early 90s) that would be it. I like the keyboard but not the actual keys. Mouse and phones are an expensive meh.
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#7
silkstone
Urgh.. that stuff looks ugly.. i like star wars and all but this :(
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#8
TheLaughingMan
I like the keyboard and mouse pad. The mouse has entirely too many thumb buttons and they are going to be in an awkward location when you try to reach the back row. Then again, I don't play MMO's, so maybe their target audience will get this up.
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#9
Vancha
It's interesting how games themselves are progressing toward maturity, and yet the terms "gamer" and "gaming" seem to be moving backwards in regards to most computer hardware.

It's only a matter of time before they start selling crates of LEDs towards "gamers" that you can swim around in like a ball pit.
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#10
TheLostSwede
Wow, that's a bunch of really expensive junk...
Razer do know how to cash in on people's vanity though...
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#11
Fourstaff
by: 1Kurgan1
Looks like high quality products ... To be honest though, the keyboard is the one thing catching my eye ...
Not sure what you have been smoking to say Razer makes high quality products in general. We will have to wait till the wear and tear reports come in to be sure. Keyboard catches my eye too, wish they will implement that on a notebook instead though.
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#12
(FIH) The Don
hopefully they will make it in black versions aswell, the grey is meh'ish
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#13
Zubasa
by: AndreiD
Can Razer actually make something which isn't a complete gimmick?
I mean, you know, mice which don't have keyboards on them, and keyboards which don't have LCD's on them.
They already have an entire line-up of "normal" mice and keyboards.

by: (FIH) The Don
hopefully they will make it in black versions aswell, the grey is meh'ish
They keyboard maybe, but those mice are just the Naga Epic for fanboys.
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
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#15
werez
bad ass toys ! for wankers that is .
"Fiercer" ? bwahhahaha
Overpriced crap if you ask me . Phaser included ? wtf . Can`t wait for the Harry Potter version ...
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#17
burtram
I like the keyboard, but i agree with kurgan, i need to see it in action.
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#18
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
by: Fourstaff
Not sure what you have been smoking to say Razer makes high quality products in general. We will have to wait till the wear and tear reports come in to be sure. Keyboard catches my eye too, wish they will implement that on a notebook instead though.
I didn't say Razer makes high quality anything, put on your bifocals. In-fact, I didn't say anything about Razer the company or all of it's line of products, I said these SW:TOR products look high quality (didn't even say they were high quality, just that they look it). I haven't ever owned anything from Razer, their mice don't interest me because most of them are ambidextrous. And I prefer other keyboards to theirs.

by: burtram
I like the keyboard, but i agree with kurgan, i need to see it in action.
Yeah, it could be a very useful tool, if it really is as slick as they describe it. But I am curious to see how nice of an interface it really has, and how easily it can be used on the fly. Or if it can be used for other games out there, thats a big one.
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#19
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: 1Kurgan1
their mice don't interest me because most of them are ambidextrous
This is what got me into Razer in the first place. I gots some big skinny mitts, and the over-large Razer shape fits my hand near perfectly.
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#20
AndreiD
by: Zubasa
They already have an entire line-up of "normal" mice and keyboards.


They keyboard maybe, but those mice are just the Naga Epic for fanboys.
I know, but everything new from them has been really... gimmicky.
I can understand the need for more buttons on a mouse, but why the millions of gimmicky lights and glossy everything?
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#21
Fourstaff
by: 1Kurgan1
I didn't say Razer makes high quality anything, put on your bifocals. In-fact, I didn't say anything about Razer the company or all of it's line of products, I said these SW:TOR products look high quality (didn't even say they were high quality, just that they look it). I haven't ever owned anything from Razer, their mice don't interest me because most of them are ambidextrous. And I prefer other keyboards to theirs.
Sorry, I misread your post :o
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#22
zithe
by: AndreiD
Can Razer actually make something which isn't a complete gimmick?
I mean, you know, mice which don't have keyboards on them, and keyboards which don't have LCD's on them.
I own a naga and I use all the buttons. It's probably the most overloaded mouse they have and I don't find anything gimmicky about it.
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#24
micropage7
nice. i love the color scheme
and the mouse pad color :roll:
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#25
blu3flannel
These may be relatively appealing if they weren't $130 apiece. Absolutely ridiculous.
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