Friday, July 1st 2011

Gain The Competitive Edge On The Mac With Razer

Razer, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, is excited to announce that their highly-popular Razer BlackWidow, Razer BlackWidow Ultimate, and Razer Anansi keyboards are now available in standard Mac key layout.

“For Mac gamers, your supreme gaming reign begins now with the Razer BlackWidow and the Razer Anansi.” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “Whether you’re after exceptional tactile feedback from your fast key presses, or dedicated keys for more MMO skills at your fingertips, these gaming keyboards for Mac deliver. As promised, we’ve been hard at work rolling out Mac support on all our products, whether with dedicated drivers or hardware changes, offering the same competitive edge for Mac gamers as their PC brethren.”

All three gaming keyboards feature the standard Mac layout with iconic Command and Option keys, as well as a row of easily accessible media keys. Also included with the keyboards, the Mac-Integrated software gives you the power of full customization of absolute typing and gaming destruction in your hands.

About the Razer BlackWidow: Mac Edition
The Razer BlackWidow: Mac Edition’s full mechanical key architecture provides a distinctive tactile feedback that simulates the experience and precision of performing a mouse click, giving gamers an entirely new keyboard feel. With its optimized actuation force of 50g and an actuation point halfway down the full travel distance of 4mm, the Razer BlackWidow: Mac Edition’s keys deliver crisp response with accelerated actuation speed. The ultra robust construction, fully programmable keys, 5 additional macro keys, and on-the-fly macro recording make the BlackWidow: Mac Edition a fully equipped and revolutionary gaming keyboard.

PRICE: US $79.99 / €79.99

AVAILABILITY:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Worldwide – Available Now

Product Features:
  • Mechanical key architecture for faster actuation and extended lifespan
  • Fully programmable keys + 5 additional gaming keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 10 Customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling for a blistering fast 1ms response time
  • Gaming optimized key matrix
  • Easy access Mac media keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Approx. size in mm: 475(L) x 171(W) x 30(H)
About the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: Mac Edition
The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: Mac Edition is a step up from the standard BlackWidow, possessing the added feature of individually backlit keys, along with media and USB passthrough jacks. Players will never miss a step in the dark − giving them the cutting edge to launch assaults and flank foes even in low light conditions. Its full mechanical key architecture, with an actuation point halfway through the full travel distance of 4mm, combined with its distinct tactile feedback that simulates a mouse click, allows the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: Mac Edition to provide gamers with a keyboard that responds like no other.

Equipped with an ultra robust construction, fully programmable keys, full mechanical key architecture and on-the-fly macro recording, the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate: Mac Edition is a revolutionary gaming keyboard. Also included are 3.5” audio-out and line-in jacks, as well as an additional USB passthrough. Now, the fate of your game is all at your fingertips with the BlackWidow Ultimate: Mac Edition.

PRICE: US $129.99 / €129.99

AVAILABILITY:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Worldwide – Available Now

Product Features:
  • Mechanical key architecture for faster actuation and extended lifespan
  • Individually backlit keys with 5 levels of lighting
  • Fully programmable keys + 5 additional gaming keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 10 Customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling for a blistering fast 1ms response time
  • Gaming optimized key matrix
  • Easy access Mac media keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out / mic-in jacks
  • USB pass-through
  • Approx. size in mm: 475(L) x 171(W) x 30(H)
About the Razer Anansi: Mac Edition
The Razer Anansi: Mac Edition was designed and engineered especially for the MMO gamer with the ability to execute seven times more commands instantly compared to a standard keyboard. Its seven thumb modifier keys, located below the space bar, allow gamers to actuate every possible combination of modifier keys (shift, ctrl, alt) in total accuracy and comfort using a single key stroke. With over 100 programmable keys and five additional gaming keys, the Razer Anansi: Mac Edition allows both casual and hardcore MMO gamers alike to further expand their repertoire of boss-killing abilities and macros, providing total control with convenient and instantaneous command executions.


Price: US $99.99 / EU €99.99

AVAILABILITY:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Worldwide – Available Now

Product Features
  • Seven thumb modifier keys that allow the use up to seven times more abilities
  • Over 100 programmable Hyperesponse keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 20 gaming profiles with one-button profile switching
  • Five additional gaming keys
  • 16 million color backlight illumination
  • Optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
  • Gaming mode option
  • Easy access Mac media keys
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39 Comments on Gain The Competitive Edge On The Mac With Razer

#1
nINJAkECIL
who's using apple/mac for gaming, raise your hand...
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#2
The_
well they had to tell us twice, all i see is a couple changed keys, big whoopy woo
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#3
_JP_
by: nINJAkECIL
who's using apple/mac for gaming, raise your hand...
I think there are a few TF2 players that would like to have this keyboard.
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#4
Fourstaff
by: nINJAkECIL
who's using apple/mac for gaming, raise your hand...
You would be surprised how many people uses Mac to game nowadays. The new gen SandyBridge + AMD graphics are quite potent, if expensive.
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#5
Crap Daddy
If Steam started releasing games for Mac then I'm sure there is a market.
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#7
LAN_deRf_HA
If adobe made a photoshop mmo I'm sure razor could sell literally hundreds of units.
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#8
Grings
Came to this thread expecting a razer mouse with 1 button..


Left disappointed.
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#9
Widjaja
Ah more fodder for Mac enthusiasts to use to explain how mac is better than PC.
Does it need to make sense?
Not at all.
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#10
techtard
Macs are good PCs. They are just overpriced for their specs, and have a killer fanboy/cult following that turns off other PC users.

Mac gaming is on the rise, and so is casual gaming.
Add in the fact that most games are console ports that can run on the old Xbox360 hardware and even Mac users can play.

It just means more n00bs to pwn!
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#11
-1nf1n1ty-
I use bootcamp for my gaming so when my macbook pro can run steam games without a hiccup like it does on bootcamp I will get stuff
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#13
RejZoR
Looks just like any other "gaming" keyboard. Where is the aluminium, magnesium, glossy white plastic and transparent decoration? This one has no connection to the Apple brand at all.
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#14
digibucc
the connection would be the "mac buttons"

lol, which is really just changing the keys out for control alt and "win" key
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#15
KieranD
Who uses Cherry MX Blues for gaming? MX Blues have a longer actuation point than MX Browns or Blacks which are better for gaming, MX Blacks are good for gaming but fatiguing for typing.

Whats the point in a new keyboard just to change a few characters from a windows keys ect?

Do you get WOW on Mac?
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#16
Jstn7477
by: Crap Daddy
If Steam started releasing games for Mac then I'm sure there is a market.
There are lots of games on Steam for Macs. Valve ported all their Source engine based games to Mac a year ago, and there are tons of indie games as well as some major titles present.

If I won a shiny new iMac or something, I'd definitely play my Steam games on it because it has a nice $800+ IPS display built in, a nice form factor, etc. Good hardware, which explains the price for the most part, but the general user base tends to be hipsters or elitist rich kids which is a turn-off.
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#17
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: LAN_deRf_HA
If adobe made a photoshop mmo I'm sure razor could sell literally hundreds of units.
I lol'd.

Anyway I am a pro illustrator and I use Photoshop all day. I doubt anyone on this forum uses it more then me.........and I do it on a PC ;)
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#18
digibucc
by: Jstn7477
There are lots of games on Steam for Macs.
I think he knows that - the statement I believe was more to say that steam
releasing mac games SHOWS there are gamers on mac.
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#19
AsRock
TPU addict
Don't forget D2D sell Mac games too :).

Anyways they did the keys right on the Anansi unlike on the blackwidow, it just annoys me time to time as they cheeped out a little.
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#20
TheMailMan78
Big Member
The only difference is the "Apple" key no?
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#21
digibucc
alt and windows switch place, alt becomes "option" windows becomes "command"(apple key)
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#22
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: digibucc
alt and windows switch place, alt becomes "option" windows becomes "command"(apple key)
Ah so nothing other then key placement. lol @ Mac users.
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#23
Jstn7477
by: digibucc
I think he knows that - the statement I believe was more to say that steam
releasing mac games SHOWS there are gamers on mac.
Thanks, I read his statement again and understood it this time. In essence, there is a market for Mac games because Steam wouldn't be releasing games for Mac if there wasn't. Gotcha. :nutkick:
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#24
Fourstaff
by: TheMailMan78
Ah so nothing other then key placement. lol @ Mac users.
You would be surprised to hear how many people bitch about US and UK keyboard layouts.
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#25
Widjaja
by: RejZoR
Looks just like any other "gaming" keyboard. Where is the aluminium, magnesium, glossy white plastic and transparent decoration? This one has no connection to the Apple brand at all.
Oh true well this keyboard is no good to apple fanatics then.

It needs to have an apple logo on it somewhere :/
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