It’s gamescom and of course Razer does not have a reason not to be at the largest gaming convention event in Europe. With that said, Razer isn’t leaving gamescom without announcing a new line of gaming keyboard and headsets.
The Deathstalker Keyboard comes in two flavours — an Ultimate and Regular version. The Deathstalker Ultimate features Razer’s sleek Switchblade UI (user interface) which originally made its debut on the Razer Blade gaming laptop and on the special Star Wars: The Old Republic keyboard. The Switchblade UI’s ten-LCD keys can be completely customized to anything a user wants, from binding skills in Dota 2 or World of Warcraft to simply setting them up for a more typical PC usage.
The 4.05-inch LCD touch-screen panel on the bottom of the 10-LCD keys will act as a multi-tasking tool that allows the user to use it as a trackpad, surfing the web (you know for what), or even watching a video on Youtube. There will be apps available for use with the Switchblade UI as well.
On the innards, the Deathstalker uses chiclet style keycaps and membrane switches. Although membrane switches are used, Razer has touted the fact they are using an anti-ghosting infrastructure allowing up to 10 simultaneous key-presses. Other features include 100Hz Ultrapolling, tri-color backlit keys, 5 additional macro keys, and Razer Synapse 2.0 support.
The regular Deathstalker is mostly the same keyboard as its Ultimate brethren, sans the inclusion of the the Switchblade UI and tri-color backlit keys.
Both the Ultimate and Regular Deathstalker keyboards will be priced at $250 and $80 respectively, available globaly come September.
Razer proudly says the Kraken Headset is “the most comfortable gaming headset… EVER”. That’s saying a lot to be quite honest, but Razer has had quite a decent reputation on making their gaming headsets comfortable.
The Krakens will be available in 2 flavors as well, a Pro and a standard version. There aren’t a lot that separates the both of them except the Kraken Pro comes with a retractable in-line boom mic and costs $80, where as the standard Kraken will be priced at $60 and doesn’t feature the mic.
Razer has equipped the Kraken with 40mm Neodymium magnet drivers wrapped in copper-clad alluminium voice coil. The use of memory foam, leatherette earcups and light weight distribution over the headset ensures “optimal” comfort.
The Razer Kraken Headsets for the PC will be available worldwide this coming September.