Wednesday, June 16th 2010

Razer Unveils StarCraft II Themed Gaming Peripherals

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.”
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 HeadsetDesigned 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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26 Comments on Razer Unveils StarCraft II Themed Gaming Peripherals

#1
Xyvik
Despite being pretty much guaranteed to purchase SC2 on week one (not exactly a huge fan, but meh, I gave up resistance long ago)...I still find these to be hideous.

If I'm going to spend more than $50 on a keyboard it's going to be $100 for a Das Keyboard. I do more typing than gaming and tensile/auditory feedback is about ten times more important than pretty lights with a "StarCraft II" logo on them.

Razer really are overpriced, aren't they?
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