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
Breathless
WhiteLotus said:
Why aren't they white?
Whatchyoumean why ain't they white? :laugh:
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#2
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Breathless said:
Whatchyoumean why ain't they white? :laugh:
Ain't white, ain't right!.......if you're Apple. :laugh:
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#3
[H]@RD5TUFF
LAN_deRf_HA said:
If adobe made a photoshop mmo I'm sure razor could sell literally hundreds of units.
^^

Though 80 dollars is cheap by Mac standards so this is a barggin, and best of all it will actually work without breaking in 3 weeks.
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#4
mlee49
Lol, name one competitive gamer that uses a MAC. Anyone... (cricket chirps)...
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#5
digibucc
none of course, for gaming at least.

i think it's really being sold toward mmos, even though they talk about the "edge" it can give you.

WoW is on mac...
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#6
timta2
I would like to also point out that this keyboard has the Mac function markings on the F keys, since nobody has mentioned it so far. For functions like expose, spaces, dashboard, media, volume, etc.

As someone who has been using various Microsoft, Logitech, etc keyboards on his Macs for a long time, this is something I will have to consider next time around. It looks sharp.

nINJAkECIL said:
who's using apple/mac for gaming, raise your hand...
Hand raised and in addition I was doing it before most of you were born, had ever seen a PC, or played a video game.
Lol, name one competitive gamer that uses a MAC. Anyone... (cricket chirps)...
Lol, I can't think of one competitive gamer that uses a PC, other than Johnathan Wendel, and that's only because of the marketing. They really just aren't real celebrities in the real world, so of course people aren't going to know names.
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#7
[H]@RD5TUFF
timta2 said:
Lol, I can't think of one competitive gamer that uses a PC, other than Johnathan Wendel, and that's only because of the marketing. They really just aren't real celebrities in the real world, so of course people aren't going to know names.
LOL because we all know Battlefield, Counterstrike, runs so well on OS X without the use of wine or virtualized OS's or the like, TF2 and SC2 a deep gaming library does not make. Making "gaming keyboard" for a Mac is a bit like making a rear spoiler a honda oddesy, it will never have enough speed or engine to make use of it.

Ninety nine plus percent of people who game on computers don't use Mac, just the way it is, and always will be. Now let it be said I have nothing against Unix, so I do not hate the Mac OS, just their overpriced hardware.
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#8
ctrain
a mouse makes sense, but gaming keyboards are useless gimmicks.

my dell keyboard is ps/2, over a decade old, and probably handles key ghosting better than something 8 times its worth.
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#9
Fourstaff
ctrain said:
a mouse makes sense, but gaming keyboards are useless gimmicks.

my dell keyboard is ps/2, over a decade old, and probably handles key ghosting better than something 8 times its worth.
Was a non-believer until I played Starcraft 2. The amount of APM you spam each game will kill most non-mechanical keyboards within months if you are playing at the higher leagues. PS2 keyboards are good, but nowadays its hard if not impossible to find PS2 on laptops. Mouse in the other hand in Starcraft 2, lets just say some progamer stole a mouse from a cybercafe and won a $10k tourney with it.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
LOL because we all know Battlefield, Counterstrike, runs so well on OS X without the use of wine or virtualized OS's or the like, TF2 and SC2 a deep gaming library does not make. Making "gaming keyboard" for a Mac is a bit like making a rear spoiler a honda oddesy, it will never have enough speed or engine to make use of it.

Ninety nine plus percent of people who game on computers don't use Mac, just the way it is, and always will be. Now let it be said I have nothing against Unix, so I do not hate the Mac OS, just their overpriced hardware.
You don't have to virtualize anything to play PC games on a modern Mac. You can boot into Windows natively.

And they market these as gaming boards, but mechanical boards are better, even just for typing. It is amazing the difference they make.

That said, I hate the Black Widows. Razer really dropped the ball on them. They are clicky keys, which is unacceptable in a gaming keyboard. Tactile I can live with (and even prefer), but the click drives me insane.
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#11
[H]@RD5TUFF
Wile E said:
You don't have to virtualize anything to play PC games on a modern Mac. You can boot into Windows natively.

And they market these as gaming boards, but mechanical boards are better, even just for typing. It is amazing the difference they make.

That said, I hate the Black Widows. Razer really dropped the ball on them. They are clicky keys, which is unacceptable in a gaming keyboard. Tactile I can live with (and even prefer), but the click drives me insane.
I know they can run windows, but that is basically a Mac pretending to be a PC, my point is Macs cant run many games in OS X because they don't exist.
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#12
Wile E
Power User
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
I know they can run windows, but that is basically a Mac pretending to be a PC, my point is Macs cant run many games in OS X because they don't exist.
All the Valve games do. Id games. A ton of EA games. Etc., Etc. There are a ton of games on Mac. Just not as many as PC. Not as many as PC =/= no games on Mac.

I know what you were trying to get at. It was just dumb (not to mention incorrect). Picking on Macs isn't funny anymore. It's worn out and stupid. Not to mention, 9/10 the person doing the picking is incorrect.
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#13
fraya713
Grings said:
Came to this thread expecting a razer mouse with 1 button..


Left disappointed.
Wile E said:

Picking on Macs isn't funny anymore. It's worn out and stupid. Not to mention, 9/10 the person doing the picking is incorrect.

:laugh:
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#14
metalclaw27
It's a nice keyboard regardless of which camp you're from, pretty small modification they had to make to sell to a bunch more people.

You can play WoW, SC2, League of Legends, Portal 2 (and the other valve stuff) on Mac with no problems... and kick in Windows when you need it for the stuff that hasn't been ported yet.:)
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