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Razer Acquires OUYA Software Assets

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today confirmed it acquired the software assets of OUYA, including its content catalog and online retail platform. The technical team and developer relations personnel behind OUYA, the leading Android game platform for the television, have joined the software team of Razer, the company additionally reported. Financial details of the transaction, which closed on June 12, 2015, were not disclosed.

"Razer has a long-term vision for Android TV and Android-based TV consoles, such as the Xiaomi Mi Box and Alibaba Tmall Box, to which OUYA already publishes," says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. "OUYA's work with game developers, both triple A and indies, went a long way in bringing Android games to the living room and Razer intends to further that work. This acquisition is envisaged to usher more developers and content to the Android TV platform."

Razer Tartarus Chroma Gaming Keypad Now Available for Purchase

The Razer Tartarus Chroma gaming keypad comes with 25 anti-ghosted, fully programmable keys, including an 8-way thumb-pad for complete control and manoeuvrability.
Now with Chroma customizable lighting, the latest version of this gaming keypad has access to the full spectrum of 16.8 million color options. As a gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus Chroma provides a comfortable and efficient alternative to keyboards for PC gaming, especially real-time strategy MMOs and other key-intensive games where left- and right-hand independence is useful.

The Razer Tartarus Chroma offers infinite commands with its 25 fully programmable keys allowing users to bind all their preferred skills, macros and hotkeys for a personalized gaming experience. The precise 8-way directional thumb-pad can also act as modifier keys. The Razer Tartarus Chroma features advanced ergonomics with its adjustable wrist-rest that can be angled to maximize comfort. Now featuring Chroma lighting with 16.8 million color options, the keypad opens up a world of practically limitless personalization possibilities and preloaded lighting effects, all easily programmed through Razer Synapse.

Razer Unveils the World's Most Advanced Gaming Mouse

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the world's most advanced gaming mouse, the new Razer Mamba. The successor to one of the leading wired/wireless gaming mouse, the new Razer Mamba is powered by the world's most precise gaming mouse sensor, the revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology, and industry leading gaming grade wired/wireless technology.

The new 5G laser sensor is capable of tracking up to 16,000 DPI which is optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions. The 5G laser sensor is also the world's most precise -- with its ability to track up to 1 DPI increments (as opposed to the current industry standard of 50 DPI increments). The next generation gaming mouse sensor is also able to track lift-off cut-off distance as precise as 0.1 mm, reducing on-screen jitter so your aim stays on target even as you move. The 5G laser sensor in the new Razer Mamba was designed to be an extension of your natural hand movement.

Razer Unveils New Kraken Pro Headset

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the improved Razer Kraken Pro gaming headset. The Razer Kraken Pro now comes with inline controls for volume and mic mute in addition to its fully retractable microphone. "The Razer Kraken Pro encompasses everything serious gamers need in a headset," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. "By adding inline controls, the most popular headset among eSports athletes is now more functional than ever."

Available in green, black and white, the Razer Kraken Pro is designed for ultimate comfort, delivering an unmatched balance of weight, functionality and performance. A closed ear cup with plush circumaural padding creates superior sound isolation, ensuring an immersive gaming experience over long periods of time, perfect for practice and tournaments. The Razer Kraken Pro headlines the Kraken family of audio devices, which also includes a USB-powered Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma with 16.8 million customizable color options, and an audio solution for the Xbox One.

Razer Introduces the Firefly Gaming Mousepad with Customizable Lighting FX

Razer, a leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the release of the Razer Firefly, the first hard gaming mouse mat with Razer's Chroma lighting feature. The Chroma feature adds 16.8 million color options and numerous customizable lighting effects to the mouse mat, including reactive, wave and spectrum cycling.

Razer Firefly has lighting along its left, right and bottom borders and can sync up with other Chroma enabled Razer devices for virtually limitless color combinations.
Engineered with all the trusted Razer gaming-grade performance features, the Razer Firefly has a micro-textured finish for the balance between control and speed. The optimized reflective surface ensures mouse movements translate to precise cursor movements and rapid in-game responsiveness.

Razer Launches Seiren Pro Microphone for Streamers with XLR Recording

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn Pro, a digital microphone designed for streamers and YouTubers.
The Razer Seirēn Pro includes a high-pass filter to remove low-end ambient noises, such as hums, rumbles, traffic and wind, which streamers may face when creating content. This makes the Razer Seirēn Pro digital microphone ideal for the needs of live video broadcasters, YouTubers and even aspiring musicians that value clarity.

Additionally, the Razer Seirēn Pro gives streamers the option of recording via an analog XLR or digital USB connection. The XLR cable allows the Razer Seirēn Pro to be plugged directly into mixing boards and cameras. Users can chain together multiple microphones and instruments to the board with the XLR option, with increased flexibility for adjustments on the fly during live sessions.

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma Keyboard Now Available

Razer announced availability of its flagship compact gaming keyboard, the BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma. It's essentially a BlackWidow Tournament Edition, the company's popular numpad-free mechanical gaming keyboard, but the company's swanky new Chroma multi-color key backlit system. The Chroma system, configurable using Razer Synapse software, lets you color-code individual keys over the full RGB palette, and even lets certain games color-code them for you (eg: cop-chases in GTA V cause the function keys to flash police strobe lights). Under the hood, the BlackWidow features Razer's in-house designed mechanical switches, designed for over 60 million keystrokes. Available now in US and Canada, exclusive to Best Buy and Razer Zone, the Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma is priced at US $140.

OSVR Opens Development Roadmap and Releases HDK Production Files

Organizers of Open Source Virtual Reality (OSVR), a software platform designed to set an open standard for virtual reality devices, today released the OSVR Hacker Developer Kit (HDK) production file and the OSVR development roadmap.

The OSVR HDK is a hackable head-mounted display offering high-quality optics that work to reduce distortion in virtual environments. Any user can view production files of the OSVR HDK and the developer roadmap, streamlining the efforts of those that want to make their own hardware based on its design.

"With the release of the OSVR development roadmap, the process for creating new VR hardware and software on the platform can be accelerated significantly," says Michael Lee, VP of software at Razer. "We welcome the support of VR enthusiasts everywhere."

Razer Debuts Seiren Digital Microphone with Studio-Grade Recording Quality

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Seirēn (stylized as "Seirēn" and pronounced "Sigh-ren"), a plug-and-play digital microphone designed for studio-grade recording and streaming.

The Razer Seirēn features a versatile multi-pattern USB digital connection capable of four different recording pattern configurations with three custom-tuned 14 mm condenser capsules. This makes the Razer Seirēn digital microphone ideal for the needs of professional musicians, streamers and YouTubers who demand superior clarity. With plug-and-play simplicity this microphone is simple to use at the studio or at home.

NZXT H440 Razer Edition Case Starts Selling

Earlier this year, NZXT™ launched the remarkably clean H440 chassis. With its industry leading innovation and commitment to bringing users the cleanest PC inside and out, the H440 has quickly become an NZXT favorite around the world. Now, NZXT is ecstatic to introduce a special edition H440 that is custom tailored to meet the needs of gamers around the world.

Razer DeathAdder Chroma Gaming Mouse Launched

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the launch of the Razer DeathAdder Chroma gaming mouse. The Razer DeathAdder Chroma features the renowned ergonomic design of its precursor. It is equipped with a 10,000 DPI optical sensor that is able to track lift-off distance as precise as 1 mm on most surfaces, including glass table tops. The upgraded sensor is capable of mouse movement speeds up to 200 inches per second with 50 G acceleration, ensuring exacting accuracy and organic fluidity onscreen.

Together with Razer Synapse: Stats & Heatmaps, the Razer DeathAdder Chroma provides gamers precise details such as game time, button presses, distance moved and even how much overall pressure was exerted while gaming. This incredible amount of technical tracking data coupled with the upgraded ultra accurate sensor allows gamers to tweak the Razer DeathAdder Chroma to their individual play style and further increase their accuracy more than with any other mouse on the planet.

Finding Game Bargains Made Easy with Razer Cortex

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a new platform to its suite of software products: Razer Cortex, a free software gaming application from which players can discover new game titles at the lowest prices, launch their games while boosting computer performance, back up save games and record in-game footage.

Razer Cortex features include:
  • Razer Cortex: Deals - Pay less for more of your favorite games with Razer's unique downloadable game price comparison engine. Game Booster - Enhance your PC's gaming performance with the popular boosting utilities from Razer Game Booster incorporated into Razer Cortex.
  • Save Game Manager - Automatically back up save games to the cloud and never lose a save game again.
  • Screen Capture Gallery - Immortalize your gaming moments with the touch of a hotkey.

All-New Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Keyboard Released

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, along with Counter Logic Gaming (CLG), a longtime eSports partner and premier North American organization, announced the launch of the new Counter Logic Gaming Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard.

The CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth gaming keyboard continues to give CLG players and fans a customized gaming setup. Late last year, Razer unveiled a limited edition CLG version of its best-selling DeathAdder mouse in the team's iconic black and white colors. The new keyboard is wrapped in a familiar finish. The team's logo is imprinted onto a unique two-tone black and white body and the keys are illuminated in CLG's white coloring.

Razer Goes Full Spectrum Color With All-New Chroma Feature

Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the all-new Chroma feature that allows full-spectrum, color-customizable lighting for enabled Razer devices. The Chroma feature also allows multiple devices to sync lighting colors and patterns and comes with an open SDK that enables game developers to integrate advanced lighting effects that are customizable on a game-by-game basis.

Razer will be updating its 2015/2016 range of peripherals starting with the BlackWidow Ultimate keyboard the DeathAdder gaming mouse, and the Kraken 7.1 headset with the all-new Chroma feature -- fully customizable, full spectrum lighting with inter-device color synchronization via Razer Synapse. Each of these devices will now come with the option of 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects through Razer's cloud-based hardware configurator Razer Synapse.

Razer Abyssus 2014 Gaming Mouse Unveiled

Here's the first picture of Razer Abyssus 2014, the company's latest entry-level ambidextrous gaming mouse, which succeeds the original, and is a descendant of the Salamosa in Razer's lineup. Featuring the same dimensions as the original, the new Abyssus comes with more pronounced button flanks, and is slightly more curvy along its sides, so your thumb sinks in better, without slanting inward. The mouse is suited for both claw and palm grips. It swaps out blue for Razer's favorite shade of green for its lit-up logo. It features three buttons and a notchy scroll-wheel. Razer didn't disclose its under-the-hood changes such as sensor resolution.

Razer Also Unveils the Neon Kraken Series Headsets & Headphones

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the Razer Kraken Neon Series, a special edition of the brand's best-selling Kraken gaming headsets and headphones, available in six new fluorescent colors.

Like its forerunners, including classic green and black Razer Kraken and Kraken Pros, Razer Kraken E-Panda Hooligan headphones and the Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones, the Kraken Neon Series is outfitted with powerful drivers that pack deep and heavy bass tones to compliment acutely tuned mids and highs optimized for gaming and music listening.

Razer Releases Custom-Designed Headset for World of Tanks

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, in partnership with Wargaming, a leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced a World of Tanks Razer Kraken Pro headset. The customized gaming headset expands the arsenal of Razer licensed World of Tanks products that include a Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse and Razer Goliathus gaming mouse mat.

"It is always fun for us to collaborate directly with developers whose titles we love to play, and Wargaming is one of the most prestigious names in gaming," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "Razer peripherals are the weapons of choice for the world's top eSports athletes. It made perfect sense to dedicate the power and performance of our products to this amazing franchise."

Razer Announces PC Case Design Licensing Program

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a licensing program that provides for third-party production and sale of Razer-designed and -branded PC cases.

NZXT, a recognized leader in PC cases, was selected as a launch partner for the "Designed by Razer" licensing program based on a shared dedication to innovation. Next month, NZXT will kick-off this new Razer initiative with the "H440 - Designed by Razer." Under the terms of its agreement with Razer, NZXT will manufacture and distribute the H440 - Designed by Razer case through its retail channels.

Behaviour Interactive MMO to Utilize Razer's VOIP Software Comms

Behaviour Interactive and Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced a partnership for the upcoming MMO title Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. Razer will be providing Razer Comms, its VOIP and Chat software, to Behaviour Interactive for integrated use in the game.

Razer Comms will be providing voice, chat and friend management in-game for Eternal Crusade, allowing players to seamlessly talk and type to one another.

Razer Charity Drive Closing Soon: Free Razer Surround Available for 30 More Days

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced its one-year Child's Play/Razer Surround charity drive will conclude on June 30, 2014. The brand will introduce Razer Surround Pro for purchase thereafter.

Last year, Razer waived all charges on its next-generation virtual surround sound audio engine, Razer Surround. Instead Razer collected donations for the charity Child's Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving children's lives in hospitals around the world. Nearly one million users downloaded Razer Surround and more than $35,000 has been collected for Child's Play to-date.

Razer Taipan Gaming Mouse Launches in White

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced its award-winning Razer Taipan gaming mouse will be available in a glossy white finish. The flagship ambidextrous mouse also features bright white lighting on the scroll wheel and logo. It is fully PC and Mac compatible via Synapse, Razer's online configurator software.

Razer Making Custom-Designed Peripherals for World of Tanks

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, in partnership with Wargaming, the leading free-to-play MMO developer and publisher, today announced a new line-up of gaming peripherals for World of Tanks, featuring a customized Razer DeathAdder mouse and a World of Tanks Razer Goliathus mouse mat.

"We're hyped to be officially supporting one of the fastest-growing titles in all of eSports in time for the World of Tanks Grand Finals in Warsaw," says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. "Wargaming is one of the most prestigious game developers, and releasing these custom-made peripherals for the event is a huge boon for millions of World of Tanks players all over the world."

Razer Blade Also Gets a GPU Update

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200x1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch.

The Razer Blade's state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade's display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible.

Razer Blade Pro Notebook Updated With Faster Graphics

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced it has enhanced its award-winning Razer Blade Pro laptop with next-generation graphics capabilities and a suite of new applications designed for professionals and gamers.

At the heart of the Blade Pro is a full-HD, 17-inch LED main display working in-tandem with the award-winning Razer Switchblade User Interface (SBUI), the latter of which provides users with one-click access to program tools, macros, key binds and other customizable functions, as well as full Internet capabilities independent of the main display. Features of the Razer SBUI include 10 dynamic adaptive tactile keys, a cell phone-grade LCD display that doubles as a track pad, and associated proprietary software.

Razer Launches First Keyboard Mechanical Switch Designed for Gaming

Razer, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the launch of the world's first mechanical switch designed by Razer specifically for gaming -- the Razer Mechanical Switch.

While traditional mechanical switches were originally designed for typing, the all-new Razer Mechanical Switches have been designed and engineered from the ground up for gaming. In order to achieve that, Razer decided to go back to the drawing board to completely re-engineer the traditional mechanical switch.
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