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Razer Announces Ornata V3 and V3X Low-Profile Mecha-Membrane Keyboards

Today Razer announced the Ornata V3, Razer's new entry-level low-profile gaming keyboard with Razer Mecha-membrane Switches. With its new, smaller footprint and slimline keycap design, the Ornata V3 meets the needs of modern gamers looking for a full-size gaming keyboard with added value features at an accessible price point.

With a more compact, modern design, the Ornata V3 is equipped with Razer Mecha-membrane Switches combining the best of both mechanical and membrane switch technology. The switches provide a soft cushioned touch for gaming comfort, along with a crisp tactility for the most satisfying clicks. For maximum durability, the ABS keycaps of the Ornata V3 are UV-coated to improve fade and scratch resistance. The gaming keyboard is rounded off with Razer Chroma RGB with 10 lighting zones, backlit dedicated media keys and an ergonomic magnetic soft-touch wrist rest for long hours of play which is not often found in this price range.

Mobile Gaming Is Reimagined With the Release of the Razer Kishi V2

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the launch of Razer Kishi V2 for Android, with an iPhone release confirmed for later this year. This announcement ushers in the next generation of the innovative and award-winning mobile gaming controller that brings console-quality controls and gameplay to the smartphone. With the explosive growth of cloud-based gaming and casting on mobile platforms, the future of handheld gaming is brighter than ever, and Razer is here to provide gamers the easiest solution to play any game with absolute control and zero compromises.

Razer's new upgrades to Kishi V2 take the company's 16 plus years of product expertise in the PC and Console gaming space and brings those advancements to handheld gamers. Inspired by Razer's award-winning Wolverine V2 console controllers, the Kishi V2 features the same high-quality inputs with all-new tactile microswitch controls bringing industry-leading enhancements to handheld gaming hardware. The new Share button allows gamers to quickly capture the perfect still or record video clips to share with followers and friends. The Kishi V2 also introduces dual multifunction buttons and the ability to launch the all-new Razer Nexus app with the push of a button. These improvements ensure the Kishi V2 is optimized for maximum performance while playing the latest streamed-AAA or mobile game releases.

Razer Announces World's First ECOLOGO-Certified Gaming Mice

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, celebrates World Environment Day, by announcing that the Basilisk V3 and the DeathAdder Essential, are the first gaming mice to achieve an ECOLOGO certification by global safety science leader, UL. The mice have passed UL2710, the Outline of Investigation for Sustainability for Portable Electronics, which certifies them as sustainable products.

Razer has undergone the certification process to assure its fans that its best-selling mice meet strict environmental performance industry standards. The ECOLOGO Mark achievement means that the products have been evaluated by an independent scientific third-party and are aligned with Razer's goals to be transparent with its community. Razer having the first ECOLOGO-certified gaming mice is a tribute to the brand's commitment to making greener products, which is also a major pillar in its ten-year sustainability plan #GoGreenWithRazer.

Razer Announces New Barracuda Headsets

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the new Barracuda and Barracuda Pro, along with a refresh of the existing Barracuda X. The new family of street-styled gaming headsets comes packed with cutting edge technologies to bring gamers the purest sound whether at home or out and about. Featuring Hybrid Active Noise Cancellation Technology (ANC) the Barracuda Pro provides the user with an uninterrupted audio experience in all surroundings, ideal for intense gaming sessions requiring maximum focus, as well as for anyone wanting to enjoy their music outdoors while muting any distractions from the outside world.

Using Razer SmartSwitch Dual Wireless, the Barracuda Pro can be connected to two devices at the same time, switching seamlessly between the two as needed. This allows a user to game on their PC, and with a single button press, switch the Barracuda Pro to take a call without the need to unpair and pair between devices. All Barracuda models support both Razer HyperSpeed Wireless (2.4 GHz) and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, for high-speed gaming performance and mobile-friendly Bluetooth convenience. "The Barracuda Pro is the hybrid headset that does it all," said Chris Mitchell, Head of the PC Gaming Division at Razer. "Whether it's your main gaming setup at home or your favorite music playlists on the go, the Barracuda Pro combines the fuss-free convenience of lifestyle headphones along with the high-performance gaming features you'd expect in a Razer gaming headset, to create a no-compromise experience, packaged in a sleek, premium design."

Razer Announces the Viper V2 Pro Gaming Mouse

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Viper V2 Pro, an ultra-lightweight wireless competitive gaming mouse packed to the brim with their exclusive cutting-edge technologies and designed hand-in-hand with e-sports pros' feedback. More than 20% lighter than the Viper Ultimate, the Viper V2 Pro sets the new standard for the competition with next-generation switches, better battery life and the all-new Focus Pro 30K Optical Sensor, resulting in a pure-performance mouse that has already achieved legendary e-sports status.

"We carefully considered each gram of the Viper V2 Pro to ensure that, in exchange for a lower weight, it wasn't at the cost of other features," said Chris Mitchell, Head of Razer's PC Gaming Division. "We are not content with simply cutting down on weight here. Both esports professionals and the greater mouse community played a significant role in the development of the Viper V2 Pro, addressing their comments, whether they are about switch and sensor improvements or something as simple as optimizing the protrusion of the side buttons."

Razer Debuts World's First 240Hz OLED Display in a Gaming Notebook

Razer, the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers, announces a brand-new model of the Razer Blade 15 featuring an OLED QHD 240 Hz display will soon be available for purchase. This never-before-seen panel brings brighter, more vivid colors to life at e-sports-level speeds like no other laptop today. Paired with a 12th gen Intel ️ Core i9-12900H processor and an NVIDIA ️ RTX 3070 Ti laptop graphics card, the new Blade 15 stakes ground as an easy choice for both gamers and creators alike.

Both games and video content move swiftly thanks to the panel's ultrafast 1 ms response time, freeing users from the decision of color-accuracy or speed. The unique new OLED display will reach a typical 400 nits brightness and include up to 100% DCI-P3 colors for a crisp, clean picture perfect for a variety of functions, including photo and video editing, watching movies or playing AAA gaming titles.

Razer Set To Go Private With Delisting from Hong Kong Stock Exchange in May 2022

Razer (RAZFF) is set to become privately held after shareholders voted to delist from the Hong Kong stock exchange in a privatization deal that values the company at $3.17 billion USD. The privatization scheme is led by a consortium of Razer's co-founders Tan and Kaling Lim who currently own 57% of the company along with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. The plan was approved by over 75% of shareholders at a recent general meeting and will see the withdrawal of company shares from the Hong Kong stock exchange at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 13 May 2022. This private ownership of the company isn't expected to last long with the owners planning to relist the company's shares in the US in the hopes of gathering a higher valuation. Razer continues to record growth with revenues of $1.62 billion USD in the 2021 FY, up 33% from the previous year.

Razer Announces Leviathan V2 Gaming Soundbar with Subwoofer

Razer has today announced the Leviathan V2 gaming soundbar with subwoofer featuring THX Spatial Audio and Chroma RGB lighting. The Razer Leviathan V2 is equipped with two full-range drivers (2.0 x 4.0" / 48 x 95 mm), two passive radiators (1.7 x 5.3" / 43 x 135 mm), two tweeters (0.75" / 20 mm), and a down-firing subwoofer (5.5" / 140 mm) delivering a frequency response range of 45 Hz to 20 kHz. The Leviathan V2 includes a USB Type-C port for audio and THX Spatial Audio support on 64-bit Windows 10 devices.

The Razer Leviathan V2 can also be paired with other devices via low-latency Bluetooth 5.2. The 18 Razer Chroma RGB lighting zones on the Leviathan V2 can be controlled using the Razer Synapse PC software or the Razer Audio app on mobile. The two sets of included detachable feet can be used to adjust the soundbar angle allowing for optimal positioning. The Razer Leviathan V2 is now available to purchase from Razer and select retailers for 249.99 USD/ 249.99 EUR.

Lambda Teams Up With Razer to Launch the World's Most Powerful Laptop for Deep Learning

Lambda, the Deep Learning Company, today in collaboration with Razer, released the new Lambda Tensorbook, the world's most powerful laptop designed for deep learning, available with Linux and Lambda's deep learning software. The sleek laptop, coupled with the Lambda GPU Cloud, gives engineers all the software tools and compute performance they need to create, train, and test deep learning models locally. Since its launch in 2012, Lambda has quickly become the de-facto deep learning infrastructure provider for the world's leading research and engineering teams. Thousands of businesses and organizations use Lambda including: all of the top five tech companies, 97 percent of the top research universities in the U.S. including MIT and Caltech, and the Department of Defense. These teams use Lambda's GPU clusters, servers, workstations, and cloud instances to train neural networks for cancer detection, autonomous aircraft, drug discovery, self-driving cars, and much more.

"Most ML engineers don't have a dedicated GPU laptop, which forces them to use shared resources on a remote machine, slowing down their development cycle." said Stephen Balaban, co-founder and CEO of Lambda. "When you're stuck SSHing into a remote server, you don't have any of your local data or code and even have a hard time demoing your model to colleagues. The Razer x Lambda Tensorbook solves this. It's pre-installed with PyTorch and TensorFlow and lets you quickly train and demo your models: all from a local GUI interface. No more SSH!"

Razer Reports Full Year 2021 Earnings

Razer ("Razer" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group", Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announces its full year results for the financial year ended 31 December 2021 ("FY2021").

"As we navigate the uncertainties and challenges attributable to geopolitical tensions, macro environment as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we expect the lingering industry-wide supply chain shocks to continue to have an ongoing impact on our business, with freight and logistics to remain a challenge through 2022. On the demand front, we saw a deceleration in the growth momentum for our products and services since the second half of 2021 compared to exceptional growth in the prior year, we expect this trend to continue through 2022 as a result of the high base effect seen in 2021," said Min-Liang Tan, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer.

Razer's New Streaming Hardware Lets Streamers Unleash Their Full Creativity

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, has expanded its range of streaming products with the new Razer Seiren BT microphone, Razer Audio Mixer and Razer Key Light Chroma. These new streaming peripherals bring more creativity and flexibility to content creators and mobile streamers, with professional quality wireless audio, live on-stream audio mixing, and infinitely flexible, adaptive lighting for more engaging, creative stream set-ups.

While the Audio Mixer and Key Light Chroma are aimed at desktop streamers, the wireless Seiren BT microphone is specially designed for smartphone streamers for IRL (In Real Life) mobile streaming. With its small form factor and superior audio pick-up, the Seiren BT elevates mobile streams with rich, clear voice audio, bringing a new dimension of freedom to IRL streaming.

Razer Adds Analog Switch Support to Huntsman Mini 60% Keyboard

Razer has been quietly updating its peripheral lineup, including its Huntsman series of keyboards that used to be exclusively mechanical and using Razer-branded linear, tactile, or clicky switches. Then came optical switch versions that theoretically promise zero debounce and smoother travel owing to no mechanical components for the stem to physically move into, and this time it was either a linear Razer switch or a clicky one. It would be no surprise then that the natural progression of this was via analog switch versions of its popular keyboards. The full-size Huntsman V2 Analog was the first of these to launch a few months ago, with the use of "Razer Analog Optical Switches" to complete the set. These analog switches rely on optical sensors to detect the travel of the stem downward, akin to what the likes of Wooting have been doing for a while now, and aim to finally be the one peripheral to address the strengths of keyboards and game controllers collectively.

Perhaps the 100% form factor was too large for consumers, especially given analog switches have rarely found an established use case outside of gaming even today, so a smaller keyboard size may be what you are looking for. Razer certainly thinks as much, as today it introduced the Huntsman Mini Analog—a 60% form factor keyboard now employing the same Razer analog switches. With customization over the analog actuation in Razer Synapse between 1.5 and 3.6 mm, and plenty of games already good to go on Windows, the Huntsman Mini Analog might be also a dedicated game/macro pad in the making. It costs $149.99 in the US, which is a $20-30 hike over the equivalent Huntsman Mini keyboards with optical switches, and is a reasonable price increase with said context. Hit the link in the source to learn more, and perhaps purchase one if this is to your liking.

Razer Launches RazerStore Rewards program

Today Razer launched the RazerStore Rewards program, which offers gamers even more opportunities to earn Razer Silver with every purchase at Razer.com or any of the RazerStores around the world*. Razer Silver is Razer's loyalty rewards program designed for gamers worldwide. Gamers can rack up Razer Silver across multiple Razer platforms - whenever they play on Razer Cortex, recharge games with Razer Gold, and now with every spend on Razer.com and at RazerStores.

Razer Silver can be redeemed for a plethora of Razer gear as well as entertainment and gaming credits across 300+ content titles, including PUBG and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. With the addition of RazerStore Rewards, gamers can now enjoy a more seamless redemption experience and rack up more Razer Silver to redeem prized rewards such as the Razer Iskur or Enki gaming chairs.

Razer Redefines the Future of the Ultimate Home Setup with Project Sophia and Enki Pro Hyperverse

Razer, the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers, today unveiled its vision for the future of gaming and home computing with Project Sophia, the world's first true gaming desk concept, and the Enki Pro HyperSense, an advanced gaming chair with built-in high-fidelity haptics. Created by Razer's visionary R&D department, both Project Sophia and the Enki Pro HyperSense introduce new innovative solutions to level up any home setup.

With working from home more widespread than ever, many people find it a challenge to configure their set-ups for the multiple different uses required of their systems throughout the day. From being a pure office productivity set-up through to a gaming, streaming or editing suite, each use has a host of extra peripherals and devices to enhance and improve that experience.

ASRock Announces Z690 Taichi Razer Edition Motherboard

The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, reveals Z690 Taichi Razer Edition, a Razer Chroma RGB integrated motherboard paired with innovation and craftsmanship, poised to perfect Chroma RGB ecosystem on the latest 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, and illuminate the strong relationship between ASRock and Razer.

Razer Chroma RGB is the world's largest lighting ecosystem for gaming devices which supports over 500 devices, 150 natively integrated games and over 15 million users worldwide. The integration with ASROCK enables universal compatibility with thousands of addressable RGB (ARGB) components directly into the ecosystem.

Intel Achieves Major Milestones across Automotive, PCs and Graphics

Today as part of CES 2022, Intel demonstrated advancements and momentum with Mobileye, progress toward discrete graphics leadership and the launch of the newest members of the 12th Gen Intel Core family. With these milestones, Intel furthers its commitment to enable the industry and its customers and partners to harness the technology superpowers - ubiquitous computing, cloud-to-edge infrastructure, pervasive connectivity and artificial intelligence - at the heart of the digital transformation.

During the Intel news conference, Gregory Bryant, executive vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, was joined by Lisa Pearce, vice president of the Visual Compute Group, and Prof. Amnon Shashua, Mobileye CEO, to share Intel's progress across multiple strategic businesses. "The Intel execution engine is back. From advancing the PC to high-performance graphics to autonomous driving solutions, Intel and Mobileye are proud to create new ecosystems and opportunities across multiple industries," Bryant said. "Together with our partners and customers, we are driving new innovation across products, platforms and services, and delivering on our vision of enabling world-changing technology that improves the lives of every person on the planet."

Razer Announces All-New Blade Gaming Laptops at CES 2022

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), is kicking off 2022 with new Razer Blade gaming laptop models including the Razer Blade 14, Razer Blade 15, and Razer Blade 17. The world's fastest laptops for gamers and creators are equipped with the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, up to an RTX 3080 Ti, making the new Blades better than ever, now shipping with Windows 11. All new Razer Blade gaming laptops now also include groundbreaking DDR5 memory, providing blistering clock speeds up to 4800 MHz, an increase in frequency by up to 50% compared to the previous generation.

"The Razer Blade series continues to be the best gaming laptop by providing desktop-class performance on-the-go," says Travis Furst, Senior Director of Razer's Systems business unit. "Additionally, we've enabled creators to work anywhere with gorgeous displays, available NVIDIA Studio drivers, and up to 14-Core CPUs. Users will have the ability to choose any model or configuration that best fits their gaming or creating needs, while getting the latest and greatest in graphics, memory and processing technology."

Qualcomm Introduces Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform to Power a New Generation of Dedicated Gaming Devices

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announces the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 Gaming Platform, a purpose-built platform that allows gamers the best place to play their favorite games. The platform delivers cutting-edge performance to run all Android games, play content from cloud gaming libraries, stream games from your home console or PC, and enjoy entertainment from your favorite Android apps. Amassing the entire arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming technologies together to create a premium category of dedicated consumer gaming products, the platform is designed to power incredible experiences for gamers on-the-go.

To showcase the platform, Qualcomm Technologies partnered with Razer to build the first Snapdragon G3x Handheld Gaming Developer Kit, which is available exclusively for developers starting today. Razer is a global leader in gaming hardware and has already constructed one of the world's largest gamer-focused ecosystems of hardware, software, and services.

High-Performance Laptops to Experience a Price Increase Next Year, Razer CEO Confirms

Razer's CEO, Min-Liang Tan, has said in a Tweet that the company's flagship laptop model will receive a price increase due to increased component costs. According to previous reports, the whole supply chain is seeing an increasing amount of pressure in the form of demand and supply's inability to satisfy it. Manufacturing costs have also risen, resulting in more expensive products that consumers end up buying. For a while now, graphics cards have been very hard to obtain, and their selling price is way higher than their launch MSRP target.

According to the Razer CEO, as they reviewed the company lineup of laptops, it appears that their Razer Blade model for 2022 will receive a significant price bump. This is the result of "significant increases in component costs etc.," which means that the end product will absorb those increases. We are left to wonder if all high-performance laptop makers like MSI, ASUS, GIGABYTE, etc., will follow Razer and their decision to increase the price point.

Razer Announces Kaira and Kaira Pro Wireless Headsets for PlayStation 5

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced they are expanding their rapidly growing console line-up with a series of new wireless headsets and controller charging stands for the PlayStation 5. Through the black and white motifs and signature blue accents, the new Kaira headsets are designed to match the contemporary and modern style of the PlayStation 5 console and DualSense Wireless Controller. Also launching today is the Razer Quick Charging Stand in a range of matching colors to create the perfect pairing to any gamer's PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller.

The Razer Kaira Pro Dual Wireless Headset with Haptics unleashes true console immersion. It is Razer's first wireless headset made for PlayStation 5 that is powered by Razer HyperSense, an intelligent haptics technology that delivers rich, lifelike touch sensory feedback based on audio cues, allowing gamers to submerge their senses in full tactile gameplay. The Razer Kaira Pro is equipped with the tried-and-true Razer TriForce Titanium 50 mm Drivers for absolute clarity while being light enough to ensure comfort over long periods of use.

Razer Unveils its Next Generation Productivity Suite

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today unveiled three new additions to its Productivity range with the new Pro Click Mini wireless mouse, the Pro Type Ultra wireless keyboard, and the Pro Glide XXL mouse mat. The new Pro range features multi-device wireless connectivity, extended battery life, and a quieter sound profile. Coupled with Razer's expertise in producing high-performance, durable, ergonomic hardware, the new Pro range delivers the ideal work, home office, or mobile peripherals for today's flexible workspace locations.

As people continue to work from home, high-quality keyboards and mice have become more important to increase productivity and ensure a smoother, faster workflow. The new Pro range from Razer features the latest in hardware and software technology, honed from Razer's years of experience producing pro-level gaming devices. Combining industry-leading ergonomic designs with modern, sleek styling and high-performance gaming technologies, the Pro range delivers the comfort, battery-life and precision to enable users to win at work.

Razer Unveils Top-of-the-Line PC Components—Engineered for Enthusiasts

Razer, the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today unveiled the Razer Kunai, Razer Hanbo, Razer Katana, and Razer PWM Fan Controller, a new portfolio of high-performance PC components engineered for enthusiasts to build the ultimate gaming desktop. The new components will include cutting edge hydraulic case fans, all-in-one liquid coolers, a variety of industry leading platinum rated power supplies and controllers for maximum performance and customization.

The new components have been designed to meet the highest reliability standards, while also incorporating simple plug-and-play software that allows easy access to PC thermal information. The new components have been designed to meet the highest reliability standards, while also incorporating simple plug-and-play software that allows easy access to PC thermal information. Additionally, these high-performance products are enabled within Razer Synapse, and are designed with addressable RGB (aRGB) lighting to support an enhanced immersive gaming experience.

Razer Launches New Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X Professional Broadcast Microphones

Razer today announced the launch of two new entries into its award-winning family of broadcaster microphones, the Seiren V2 Pro and Seiren V2 X. The new Seiren V2 family of products are bound to become the essential centerpiece of any streamer's setup, offering premium feature sets within dynamic and condenser microphones to deliver true to life, natural audio capture.

The Seiren V2 Pro offers best-in-class rich, powerful vocals allowing streamers to showcase depth and timber in their voices, with radio-DJ tonal quality. High pass filters and analog gain limiters make sure that the microphone only captures what you want it to, naturally filtering out accidental bumps and background noises. The Seiren V2 Pro is a must-have for any streamer or digital entertainer looking to up their audio quality and showmanship.

Razer is Ready for Windows 11 with New Razer Book, Offer Free Upgrade for Eligible Razer Laptops

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the launch of new Razer Book and Razer Blade 15 Advanced models, pre-loaded with Windows 11. Additionally, compatibility with Windows 11 will extend across all Razer laptop product lines with free upgrades offered to current Razer laptop owners when available. Rollout of Windows 11 upgrades will begin on October 5th, and will continue throughout 20221.

"Razer laptops like the Razer Book are built to use the highest quality tools available, so that any user can accomplish their tasks efficiently without hardware or software limitations," says Brad Wildes, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Razer's Systems Business Unit. "Windows 11 helps us do exactly that as we quickly adapt to a more powerful operating system for work and gaming."

Razer Intros Ripsaw X, a Low-latency Camera Capture Dongle

Razer over the weekend introduced the Ripsaw X, a device the company describes as a low-latency USB capture device for cameras. Intended for those who use DSLRs, GoPros, or professional video cameras that stream live video over HDMI. The device acts like a convenient USB dongle, if you don't want to use internal PCIe capture cards. It supports resolutions of up to 4K UHD at 60 frames per second, or Full HD (1080p) at up to 120 frames per second. It requires a USB 3.x port (5 Gbps), with a single connection handling both power and connectivity. The device is compatible with most popular camera brands, including Canon, Nikon, Sony, GoPro, Panasonic, and FujiFilm. It is largely plug-and-play, with the device fetching its own drivers and software over the Internet once plugged in. It supports most popular software, including OBS. Available now, the Razer Ripsaw X is priced at USD $140.
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