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Razer Unveils StarCraft II Themed Gaming Peripherals

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Razer, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, has joined forces with Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games, to introduce an entire suite of peripherals designed specifically for the release of Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated real-time strategy (RTS) game StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Featuring a look and feel inspired by the StarCraft universe, this line of peripherals includes the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard and the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset.

    “We are all huge StarCraft players here at Razer, so we are really excited to give gamers a first glimpse at the StarCraft II gaming peripherals,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA. “The peripherals were created with our newly developed APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System and feature a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe to complement the on-screen action.”

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    The Razer Spectre, Razer Marauder and Razer Banshee are all packed with features designed to enhance gamers’ play experience. All of the Razer StarCraft II gaming peripherals feature an APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides the gamer with feedback on performance, providing a fully integrated gaming experience that responds directly to the player’s performance and speed. Each peripheral also features a gaming-optimized design with an emphasis on portability for tournament play, and is stylized with design elements from the StarCraft universe.

    Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse
    Tournament-ready and designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse is a lightweight, five-button mouse designed to provide precision and control for RTS gamers. The Razer Spectre features the newly developed APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System with a multi-color LED that provides real-time performance feedback through changing lighting hues and adjustable mouse button force settings for optimal mouse click speed and control. Equipped with a powerful 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor and a 1000Hz Ultrapolling 1 ms response time, the Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse gives gamers exactly what they are looking for in an RTS mouse.

    PRICE:US $79.99; Europe €79.99; Korea 94,800 WON

    FEATURES:
    • Gaming-Optimized Design inspired by the StarCraft universe
    • Lightweight, Fingertip-Grip 5 Button Mouse
    • 5600DPI Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor
    • Backlit Mouse with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
    • Mouse Click Button Force Adjustment
    • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
    • Hardware Configuration Utility
    Availability: Q3 2010

    Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard
    Designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard is a full-featured, tournament-ready keyboard maximized for compact design. The Razer Marauder features a multi-color backlit keyboard with an APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides real-time performance feedback through changing color hues to complement the gaming experience. Enhanced with elevated keys for rapid command input and improved gaming performance and a dedicated on-the-fly macro recording system, the Razer Marauder is built with a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe.
    PRICE: US $119.99; Europe €119.99; Korea 142,800 WON.

    FEATURES:
    • StarCraft-inspired Design
    • Optimized Key Travel Distance
    • Backlit Keyboard with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
    • Optimized Spacing with Laser-etched Keys
    • Razer Hyperesponse technology
    • 1000Hz Ultrapolling /1ms response
    • Hardware Configuration Utility

    Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset
    Designed for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, with a focus on maximum performance, comfort and sound isolation, the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Headset features a newly developed, multi-color APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System that provides real-time feedback on player performance. The Razer Banshee is equipped with a configuration utility for customized adjustments of equalizer, pitch and volume. Other special features include a detachable microphone boom for easy transport and a comfortable circumaural construction, all in a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe.
    PRICE: US $119.99; Europe €119.99; Korea 142,800 WON.

    FEATURES:
    • Gaming-Optimized Performance & Comfort
    • StarCraft-inspired Design
    • Backlit Headset with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
    • Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units
    • Built-in Volume & Mic Control Buttons
    • Detachable Microphone Boom
    • Hardware Configuration Utility
     
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    Spectre: The ugliest mouse to come out in a while, it reminds me of mice found in the days when ball instead of optical is still the way to go.

    Maurauder: Looks quite good but at €119, I would rather get a G15

    Banshee: Logitech G35?
     
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    That keyboard looks F'ed up.
     
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    Looks is a matter of preference.
    At least this set is original and its not another remake of same design by a diffrent company.
     
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    Razer Spectre PRICE:US $79.99; Europe €79.99
    Razer Marauder RICE: US $119.99; Europe €119.99
    Razer Banshee RICE: US $119.99; Europe €119.99

    Realizing pricing for EU SUCKS BALLS: US $1; Europe €0.82 !!!
     
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    they are remakes. the headphones are logitech G35's for one, not sure about the mouse... someone will say sooner or later.
     
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    Thanks but no thanks. Razer is one of the most overpriced brands for the quality you get.
     
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    Yeah was gonna say that I saw the headphones somewhere.
    I don't think it will be the case with mouse fatty design
     
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    The mouse looks uncomfortable imho.
     
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    hmmmm nah dont like the look of them too much, the headset is ok:toast:
     
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    Luv my g35, the surround sound is amazing. It even make the cr@py Youtube video sound like a winner.
     
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    The mouse - Looks awfully anti-ergonomic and in general just looks crap.

    The keyboard - Looks good, I like it. If only it wasn't designed for SC2

    The headset - Gaming headsets are bullshit. Period.

    I'm interested in what this APM feature is like and how it works.
     
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    lol $120 for a keyboard no thanks. They can also keep thier $80 mouse.
     
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    I paid $95 for my mouse (QPad 5K) and $155 for my keyboard (G15) =P
    Maybe I should mention that I live in Norway.
     
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    I guess, according to Razer, gamers have no sense of style? That's one fugly mouse... :wtf:
     
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    just starcraft players.

    1998 called, they want their game back.
     
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    fugly....
     
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    Why would anyone pay $120 for a keyboard? I paid $30 (US) for a wireless keyboard/mouse combo and love it. This is silly.
     
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    that mouse looks gross
     
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    I'll stick to my G35 anyday
     
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    Got this in my email a while ago, looks like Razer is going downhill.
     
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    I did. it's a Filco brown Cherry tenkeyless, not the usual POS rubber dome.
     
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    Going? More like already nearing the bottom. They've been going downhill since the original Copperhead.
     
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    The main selling points of these seems to be "ooh, pretty lights".

    I don't buy things for the pretty lights.

    They seem to be putting more work into filling their feature list with buzzwords than the actual features themselves.
     

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