Thursday, January 8th 2009

Mamba and Carcharias - New Gaming Mouse and Circumaural Audio Headset from Razer

Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Razer unveiled a cutting edge of gaming peripherals including the Razer Mamba, a high precision wireless laser gaming mouse, and the Razer Carcharias, a circumaural audio headset. Product demonstrations will be held at the South Hall, meeting room 35166. This new suite of Razer products will give gamers the competitive edge and allow for enhanced game play for longer periods of time. With an emphasis on product design and a focus on proprietary Razer technologies, these latest products will help gamers amplify performance levels with faster response times, increased precision and offer unique design features.

“The best entertainment experiences happen when you are fully immersed in your game, and hardware shouldn’t get in the way of that,” said Razer president Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff. “We’ve put every bit of advantage available in the hands of our gamers with the new Razer Mamba, and the Razer Carcharias. These products are for gamers who understand how minimal wireless lag time, high quality audio communications and increased precision can mean the difference between winning and losing.”

The Razer Mamba

Razer has unleashed the full potential of gaming mice by designing an ergonomic, lag free gaming mouse with 2.4GHz gaming grade wireless technology, making it the fastest mouse both on and off the cord. With dual mode wired/wireless functionality, the Razer Mamba lets users immediately and seamlessly switch from wired to wireless play. With first in class polling rates at 1ms as compared to traditional wireless mice that poll at 8ms, players will have virtually lag free game play.

The Razer Mamba also includes a host of features like Razer Synapse on-board memory that lets gamers store and bring their mouse settings wherever they go. And the world’s fastest 5600DPI Razer Precision 3.5G Laser sensor, the Razer Mamba wireless gaming mouse lets gamers move with lightning speed and precision to easily escape from becoming prey.

Cost: US- $129.99; Europe- €129.99
Available: Feb, 2009, Worldwide Q1 2009

• Detachable seven-foot, lightweight, braided cord
• Battery life & DPI stage indicator
• Ultra-large non-slip Hyperesponse buttons
• Ergonomic design
• Zero-acoustic Ultraslick Teflon feet

• Gaming Grade Wireless Technology
• Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality
• Razer Synapse On-board Memory
• 5600DPI Razer Precision 3.5G Laser sensor
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling / 1ms response rate
• Up to 200 inches per second*/ 50g acceleration
• Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
• Battery Life: 14hrs (continuous gaming); 72hrs (normal gaming usage)
*Depends on surface used

The Razer Carcharias

The Razer Carcharias is the essence of uncompromised comfort and audio clarity. The Razer Carcharias contain certain key features focused on comfort, like a circumaural shape to allow full over-ear coverage, interchangeable ear pads for a custom fit and a fully adjustable headband. The Razer Carcharias headset boasts superior audio clarity, deep, thumping bass and a noise filtering microphone. An inline remote lets users quickly and easily adjust volume and mute the microphone.

Cost: US- $79.99; Europe- €79.99
Available: Jan, 2009, Worldwide Q1 2009

• Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
• Impedance: 32  at 1kHz
• Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 ± 4dB at 1 kHzMax.
• Input Power: 200 mW
• Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium Magnets

• Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
• Sensitivity( @1kHz, 1V/Pa): -37 ± 4dB
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
• Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
• Cable: 3 meters, Braided Fiber Sheath
• Connector: 3.5 mm jack (headphone and mic)Source: Razer
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12 Comments on Mamba and Carcharias - New Gaming Mouse and Circumaural Audio Headset from Razer

Cold Storm
DAMN! $129 for the mouse! But, detatchable cord, with battery life! I can't wait to see if TPU can get their hands on it for a review! It sure does look nice! Just want to know how many buttons on the Mamba...

The headset does look pretty nice also, I just went away with the whole headphone and mic in one thing...
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~Technological Technocrat~
Razer Mamber??? welcome to the next 'Logitech G7' now all we have to do is wait for the haters & trolls to start posting about how wireless for gaming mouse's/peripherals are wrong.

My G7's served me very well for almost 2-3years without ever suffering from lag.
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Resident Grammar Amender
I really like the look of the Mamba. Looks a lot like the Habu which is what I have now. I hope they release different colours though, just blue bores me rotten!
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That mouse might just replace my Razer Lachesis once I get some funds together. Won't be buying the headphones though, since they have a 7.1 headset coming out soon enough (hopefully at least, it was slated for Q4 last year)
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my old logitech wireless mouse died within a year, but that was pretty much oldtech and not comparative to the newer wireless offerings.
I still prefer corded as I like to know where it is on the desk by feel when I'm working on the floor in the rig :laugh:
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200inches per second? that's wicked. i have always been a proponent of razer mice having owned 2 copperheads and now the lachesis i live and die (digitally) by their product.
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the designs looks amazing but the price is a little bit high for a mouse..
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i think that mouse is my next mouse once i build a new computer. that is a very nice looking mouse!
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$ 129? Why!?

$129:twitch: For a mouse!? Cmon Razer thats a bit extreme! If the price goes down a lil maybe i will get this to replace my Lachesis. It does look butch though.
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thats one awesome looking mouse, but I'm more concern about the feel, if they are using that rubber material like on the diamondback 3g or the db buttons i will get one.
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InnocentCriminal said:
I really like the look of the Mamba. Looks a lot like the Habu
or looks like the Deathadder, which I have. :D. Well, there's finally a wireless mouse I might use someday. :laugh:
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