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Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition : What A Looker!

Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition : What A Looker!

Cyberpunk 2077 may be delayed yet again, but the Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition is now out, and what a looker it is!

 

Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition : What A Looker!

In collaboration with CD PROJEKT RED, the Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition has finally hit the streets to gear you up and take it to the Edge.

Prepare for the most anticipated game release of 2020 and own the Night City with a variation of Razer’s best-selling ambidextrous Viper Ultimate for the complete triple A experience.

Weighing at only 74 grams, the Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition is powered by Razer Chroma RGB and comes with the Razer Chroma Mouse Charging Dock.

A Powerful Connection

Explore the vast city untethered with Razer’s highly rated HyperSpeed technology, which delivers stable, wireless performance that is 25% faster than other wireless technology.

Street-Smart Precision

In Cyberpunk 2077, words don’t always do the trick. Make them see the point (or several) with some clean gunwork courtesy of the mouse’s Razer Focus+ Optical Sensor

The sensor is designed with industry-leading 20,000 DPI for up to 99.6% resolution accuracy and intelligent functions.

Killer Response

Night City will chew you up and spit you out if you flinch or hesitate. Good thing you’ll always be quickest on the draw with 2nd-Gen Razer Optical Mouse Switches that offer a blistering 0.2ms response time for every click.

 

Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition : Specifications

Specifications Razer Viper Ultimate
Cyberpunk 2077
Model RZ01-03050500-R3M1
Design Ambidextrous
Connectivity Wireless (Razer Hyperspeed)
Sensor Razer Focus+ (PAW3399)
Sensor Resolution 20,000 dots per inch
Tracking Speed 650 inches per second
Accuracy 99.6%
Response Time 0.2 milliseconds
Polling Rate 125 / 500 / 1000 Hz
Buttons 8 (including wheel click)
Switches Razer Optical (70 M)
Memory Profiles 5
Mouse Feet 100% PTFE
Battery Life 70 hours
Dimensions 57.6 mm wide
126.8 mm long
37.8 mm tall
Weight 74 g

 

Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition : Price + Availability

The Razer Viper Ultimate Cyberpunk 2077 Edition is available with immediate effect, with a RRP of :

  • United States : $159.99
  • Singapore : S$249.90

 

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Razer Pay Review – Definitely Not Ready For Prime Time!

Razer Pay came out in full force at MyFintech Week 2019, but we were very disappointed with what we discovered when we tried it out for ourselves.

We found some truly mind-boggling issues and bizarre design choices in Razer Pay. We reached out to the Razer Pay team for their feedback, and hope they will fix these issues ASAP!

 

Razer Pay

From what we understand, the current Razer Pay app is a brand new app. No longer a reskinned version of MOLPay they bought over last year.

Yet it feels half-baked, even though it is chock-full of features. You can transfer money to your friends, perform mobile top-ups, and even purchase game credits or streaming services.

 

Why Razer Pay Is Still Not Ready For Prime Time

Installation was a breeze, but once we started the registration process, we noticed a few troubling things…

Issue #1 : No Confirmation Of Critical Information

Razer Pay will require you to key in three pieces of critical information :

  • a password to protect your app, and ensure that only you can access it and make changes
  • a passcode to authorise payments
  • your email address for verification and password recovery

A mistake in any of the above will result in a registration failure, or worse – getting locked out of your own Razer Pay account.

This is why most app designers will insist that you key in those information TWICE, so they can verify that you entered them correctly.

Unfortunately, the Razer Pay team chose to ignore industry best practices… so GG to those who are prone to typos…

Issue #2 : SMS OTP Failure

After you key in your phone number, Razer Pay will send a 6-digit One Time Password (OTP) to your phone number.

However, the OTP SMS never arrived.

Fortunately, they did not forget to include a Resend code option, because everyone we knew who tried it over a few days received it only on the second try.

Corrected : After we pointed out to them, Razer Pay said they switched to a different OTP service provider.

These things happen, of course, but considering they were demonstrating and promoting the app and service at MyFintech Week 2019, they should have gone with a more reliable service provider.

Issue #3 : Your Registration Will Fail If You Use A Referral QR Code

Now this was really bizarre… Using a referral QR code will cause the account registration to fail.

It will just get stuck at “Creating your account…

In the end, you will have to kill the app, which means losing whatever you keyed in earlier.

But don’t waste your time trying again, because it will keep failing…

Corrected : After we pointed out to them, the Razer Pay team identified the problem and resolved it for Android users… but iOS users had to wait a few more days for the fix.

Issue #4 : They Use Your Phone Number As The Personal Invite Code!

Razer Pay offers you a pitiful RM 1 (US$0.24) for each person you refer. But to support your endeavour to earn a free cup of coffee, they offer you two options – a QR code and a manual code.

When you click to share the code manually, you will note that it lists your PHONE NUMBER as the Personal Code!

This would be a SERIOUS breach of privacy, if they are actually using your phone number as the referral code, even if it was hidden in a QR code.

After all, many people post their referral codes online, and do not expect to share their phone numbers, which are highly personal and private…

The Razer Pay team later clarified that when you click on the Share icon, the app will generate a QR code with an encrypted invitation code, like this :

https://api-my.pay.razer.com/v1/creatingInvitationLinks?inviteCode=edc34d7b95f740a7a213f04fd212eacc&country=Malaysia

Apparently, that encrypted invitation code is generated using your actual phone number… so someone on their team decided to put it there.

It’s mind-boggling why they decided to post your phone number under Share Your Invite Code, because it would only lead users to assume that their phone number is the actual referral code.

And even though it’s encrypted, anyone would be able to figure out your actual phone number if they have the encryption algorithm (through hacking or leaks). It would be better to create a separate account number, which offers an additional layer of obfuscation.

Not Corrected : Razer Pay said that they would remove the phone number as Personal Code, but as of today, it is still there.

Issue #5 : The Manual Referral Code Does Not Work

Razer Pay actually includes an option to key in a referral code manually. That implies two things :

  • the Personal Code (as shared in Issue #4) is the manual referral code
  • you can install Razer Pay and add your friend’s referral code after registration

However, neither are true… because even if you try to use the phone number, you will get the error code that “This code does not exist“.

If you extract the encrypted code (e.g. edc34d7b95f740a7a213f04fd212eacc) and key that in instead, you will get a different error code in broken English – “You register before accepting the invitation, you cannot accept the invitation

In other words, the manual referral code entry option is pointless, because there is no way to add any referral code after you register

According to Razer Pay, the problem may occur if the code is generated after the user registers his or her account.

However, we tried this with another account and it didn’t work. Oh well…

 

Razer Pay Still Has A LONG Way To Go

Now everyone and their grandfathers want to create their own e-wallet. It’s getting really absurd, because guess what – we all lived with a single wallet but now you want us to juggle multiple e-wallets???

Eventually, people will settle on one, maybe two e-wallets… and for those who are trying to become the e-wallet of choice, it pays to prepare well and execute flawlessly.

For now, Razer Pay still has a long way to go before we will even consider using it as a secondary e-wallet, never mind our primary e-wallet, or an actual replacement for our wallets.

If we have one piece of advice for them, it would be to actually test their app and services before deploying. Generally, users do not like to feel like beta testers, especially when it comes to finance…

Note : We have only commented so far on the registration and referral features. If we start talking about the other features… well, it’s gonna be a really long review!

 

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The Razer Pay QR Code Giveaway + Iriz Contest Revealed!

At the Malaysia Tech Week 2019, Razer Fintech announced the Razer Pay Iriz contest, as well as a QR code giveaway! We also snagged a SPECIAL Starbucks QR code just for you guys!

So don’t miss this opportunity to get some great freebies from Razer Pay, and the chance to win a Proton Iriz too!

 

The Razer Pay Iriz Contest

The Razer Pay Iriz Contest started on 1 June 2019, and ends on 30 June 2019, so you still have a chance!

All you have to do is just use Razer Pay for a chance to win a special Razer Edition 2019 Proton Iriz!

The Malaysian Minister of Communications and Multimedia, Gobind Singh Neo, even came to impart his signature on the Razer Edition 2019 Proton Iriz!

The Razer Pay Iriz contest was organised by Razer Fintech in collaboration with Proton, 7-Eleven, Starbucks, the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, and MyFintech Week 2019.

 

Razer Pay QR Code Giveaway

In addition to the contest, Razer is also giving away these QR codes which you can redeem from now until 30 June 2019.

Officially, you have to go to the Razer Pay booth at Malaysia Tech Week 2019 to obtain these QR codes, but just for you guys, we prepared these QR codes so you can redeem them in the comfort of your home or office! 😀

If you wish to share these with your friends, please refer them to THIS ARTICLE instead. Thank you!

First, Create A Razer Pay Account

You need to first create a Razer Pay account. Use this link or this QR code to get started quickly :

After setting it up, use the Scan option to scan these QR codes!

RM 3 Off All Razer Pay Merchants!

  • Get RM 3 discount, with a minimum spend of RM 7
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

20% Off All Razer Pay Merchants! Updated!

  • Get 20% instant discount, up to RM 20
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

RM 3 Off 7-Eleven & 99 Speedmart

  • Get RM 3 discount, with no minimum spend
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

50% Off Starbucks & Tealive

  • Get 50% discount, up to RM 5
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user

 

Special RM 20 Starbucks QR Code Giveaway

We also obtained a SPECIAL RM 20 Starbucks QR code giveaway.

If you wish to share this QR code with your friends, please refer them to THIS ARTICLE instead. Thank you!

  • Get RM 20 discount off your Starbucks Coffee purchase
  • Offer ends on 30 June 2019
  • Limited to 1 redemption per user (first come, first served!)

 

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Razer Sponsors MY eSports Team To SEA Games 2019!

eSports is set to become a legitimate sports when it is included as a medaled event at the SEA Games 2019! And Razer has committed to sponsoring the Malaysian national team!

 

SEA Games 2019

The Philippines will host the upcoming 30th SEA Games in November, where eSports officially becomes one of the medal events.

 

This is the first time eSports would be recognised as a legitimate sporting event and contribute to the overall medal tally.

Official eSports Partner For SEA Games 2019

Razer is the official eSports partner of SEA Games 2019. They have also pledged to support the Malaysian eSports national team who will represent the country at the SEA Games in November.

 

Razer will do this by providing:

  • Professional eSports training
  • Tournament gear
  • Social Media promotion
  • Community Events

Razer’s initiatives and RM 10 million long-term commitment to eSports in Malaysia matches the Malaysian government’s own efforts to further boost the eSports industry in the country.

 

Official eSports Titles For SEA Games 2019

South East Asia’s biggest sporting event will kick off its eSports’ debut with 5 official titles. They are:

  • Dota2 (PC)
  • StarCraft (PC)
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Smartphones)
  • Arena Of Valor (Smartphones)
  • Tekken 7 (Sony PlayStation / Microsoft Xbox)

 

SEA Games 2019 And Malaysian Gamers

Malaysian gamers from all backgrounds and ages are called upon to support the national eSports team that will represent Malaysia.

Razer will run a contest where gamers will vote for their favourite players and stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM 10,000!

 

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The ViewSonic XG350R-C HDR Gaming Monitor Revealed!

ViewSonic recently unveiled the XG350R-C curved HDR gaming monitor at CES 2019, as part of the ViewSonic ELITE family of gaming monitors. Here are the full details!

 

The ViewSonic XG350R-C Curved HDR Gaming Monitor

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) is an ultra-wide, 35-inch curved HDR gaming monitor that supports customisable RGB lighting and AMD FreeSync.

Performance

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) has a 35-inch VA panel with a ultra-wide QHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. It has a 100 Hz refresh rate, a fast 3 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync.

The panel has a maximum brightness of 300 nits, with a typical contrast ratio of 2500:1 and 100% sRGB coverage. Its connectivity options include two HDMI 2.0 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.4, three USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio port.

HDR10 Support

The ViewSonic XG350R-C (Price Check) supports HDR10. That said, it is not DisplayHDR-certified, because the lowest DisplayHDR 400 specifications require a minimum brightness of 400 nits.

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RGB Lighting

ViewSonic partnered with three top PC peripheral manufacturers (ThermalTake, Razer and Cooler Master) in developing the XG350R-C (Price Check) gaming monitor. You can thus take full control of its RGB lighting system using software from those partners.

The support for these third-party RGB lighting control software also allows the ViewSonic XG350R-C’s RGB lighting to sync properly with other peripherals with RGB lighting in your system.

  • TT RGB PLUS
  • Razer Chroma
  • Cooler Master MasterPlus+

 

ViewSonic XG350R-C Price + Availability

The ViewSonic XG350R-C gaming monitor is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of US$ 699.99. It is currently only available in the United States.

 

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The ViewSonic XG240R FreeSync Gaming Monitor Revealed!

ViewSonic recently unveiled their XG240R gaming monitor at CES 2019, as part of the ViewSonic ELITE family of gaming monitors. Here are the full details!

 

The ViewSonic XG240R Gaming Monitor

The new ViewSonic XG240R (US | UK | MY) gaming monitor is the first 24-inch ViewSonic ELITE monitor to feature customisable RGB lighting.

Performance

The ViewSonic XG240R (US | UK | MY) has a 24-inch TN panel with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It boasts a 144 Hz refresh rate, a super-fast 1 ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync.

The panel has a maximum brightness of 350 nits, with a typical contrast ratio of 1000:1. Its connectivity options include two HDMI 1.4 ports, a single DisplayPort 1.2 and two USB 3.0 ports.

RGB Lighting

ViewSonic partnered with three top PC peripheral manufacturers (ThermalTake, Razer and Cooler Master) in developing the XG240R (US | UK | MY) gaming monitor. You can thus take full control of its RGB lighting system using software from those partners.

The support for these third-party RGB lighting control software also allows the ViewSonic XG240R’s RGB lighting to sync properly with other peripherals with RGB lighting in your system.

  • TT RGB PLUS
  • Razer Chroma
  • Cooler Master MasterPlus+

 

ViewSonic XG240R Price + Availability

The ViewSonic XG240R gaming monitor is available with immediate effect at the recommended retail price of US$ 259.99 / £310.58 / RM 1,089. Here are some direct purchase links :

 

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2016 RAZER BLADE PRO Gaming Notebook Unveiled

BERLINRazer today announced the new 17-inch 2016 Razer Blade Pro. Completely redesigned from ground up, the system is made specifically for enthusiasts and power users who want desktop performance but don’t want to sacrifice portability. Packed with more power than ever before possible in a notebook under an inch thick, Razer’s latest system is capable of handling virtually any task, anytime, anywhere.

 

2016 RAZER BLADE PRO Gaming Notebook

The new 2016 Razer Blade Pro features the latest Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. It is the most powerful system ever built by Razer and the thinnest notebook available with a GTX 1080. Other highlights on the new 2016 Razer Blade Pro include Thunderbolt 3 for advanced connectivity options, 32 GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory, up to 2 TB of PCI M.2 SSD in RAID 0 storage and a built-in SD card reader.

While other similarly equipped desktop replacements are more than two inches thick and weigh more than 10 pounds, the new 2016 Blade Pro retains its iconic form factor. Its unibody CNC aluminum chassis still measures just 0.88 inches thin while weighing less than eight pounds. The included AC adapter also dwarfs similarly powered systems and complements the overall mobility of the Blade Pro.

Even more remarkable is the system’s thermal management system. This all new thermal management system in the Blade Pro now includes the worlds thinnest manufactured vapor chamber cooling solution in a notebook. The vapor chamber reduces heat resistance and hotspots by spreading heat quickly, evenly and efficiently. A custom fan design and dynamic heat exchanger are paired with the vapor chamber to maximize heat dissipation. This allows the 2016 Razer Blade Pro to be the most powerful computer ever assembled in such a thin chassis.

The rest of the desktop replacement notebook offers a similar no-compromises approach. A stunning 17.3-inch 4K IGZO monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology produces the smoothest possible framerates. The display offers 100 percent Adobe RGB color accuracy to deliver stunning visuals to gamers and professionals.

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Additionally, the Razer Blade Pro is the first notebook to utilize Razer’s Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches. Each switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 65 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards. The keyboard and trackpad are also Powered by Razer Chroma. This technology unlocks a virtually endless array of dazzling lighting effects that can be customized by the user or synced to display in-game events.

The specs for the 2016 Blade Pro exceed minimum hardware requirements of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR HDK 2, making it one of the most mobile VR-ready devices for enthusiasts and developers.

“The original 17-inch Blade was the first laptop that truly blended power and portability in a PC,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve taken that approach another step further with the new Razer Blade Pro. The thermal engineering behind it is staggering. It’s incredible how far we’ve come, from having one product and a small team, to today, with a full catalog of gaming systems and a large group of engineers and designers pushing what a portable gaming machine can do.”

“It’s impressive what Razer was able to pack into the new Razer Blade Pro,” said Mark Aevermann, senior product lead for GeForce gaming laptops at NVIDIA. “They have managed to design a gaming laptop with our flagship GeForce GTX 1080, in a form factor gamers can take with them on the road.”

The 17-inch Blade Pro joins the rest of Razer’s award-winning systems lineup. The 14-inch Razer Blade sets the benchmark for mobile gaming, while the 12.5-inch Razer Blade Stealth was named the “Best PC” at CES earlier this year for its combination of performance, value, expandability and portability. Both models recently announced refreshes that are shipping now.

 

Price

Starts at US$3,699 / €4,199 / £3,399

 

Availability

Razerzone.com – Expected to ship in November for US & Europe

 

2016 Razer Blade Pro Features

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X VRAM)
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
  • 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-SYNC, 16:9 ratio, 3840 x 2160, with LED backlight, with capacitive multi-touch
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 512 GB SSD RAID 0 (2x 256 GB PCIe M.2) / 1 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 512 GB PCIe M.2) / 2 TB SSD RAID 0 (2x 1 TB PCIe M.2) options
  • 32 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
  • Anti-ghosting individually backlit ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard
  • Killer DoubleShot Pro:
    • Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
    • Killer E2400 (Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 2.0 video and audio output
  • SDXC card reader
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Array microphone
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Kensington security slot
  • Compact 250 W power adapter
  • Built-in 99 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 0.88 in. / 22.5 mm (Height) x 16.7 in. / 424 mm (Width) x 11 in. / 281 mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight: 7.80 lbs. / 3.54 kg

 

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Razer Turret Keyboard Mouse Combo Launched

IRVINE, Calif.Razer today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype in early 2015.

Designed with a focus on enabling a PC gaming experience from the couch, the Razer Turret consists of a gaming grade chiclet keyboard with full anti-ghosting and a highly precise gaming mouse with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse mat ensures the mouse will not slip even during intense gaming sessions.

“The Razer Turret brings the immense world of PC gaming to a previously impossible frontier—the living room—where only consoles have traditionally roamed until now,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Finally, we have a perfect solution for gamers to enjoy the unrivaled precision of a mouse and keyboard combination from the comfort of the couch with the durability and reliability that PC gamers demand.”

The Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity, enabling users to play lag-free when connected to a console via Bluetooth LE or to a PC via the bundled wireless 2.4 GHz adaptor. The performance of the Razer Turret rivals desktop-grade gaming hardware, providing a tactical weapon that can be unleashed on opponents from a casual environment.

The Razer Turret’s ergonomic and ultra-slim form factor is made specifically to fit on a user’s lap. A foldable hinge ensures that the lapboard is unobtrusive and dock-able, leaving it a normal part of the living room environment when not in use.

Made to withstand even the most action-packed gaming marathons, the Razer Turret has built-in high-capacity lithium polymer batteries, so a player’s kill streaks will not be interrupted by untimely battery warnings. By supporting up to four months of usage on the keyboard (an estimated 40 hours of nonstop play on the mouse), Razer Turret owners won’t have to charge their gaming weapons after every use.

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Razer Turret’s Keyboard

  • Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
  • Chiclet styled keycaps
  • Dedicated Android buttons
  • Battery life of up to 4 months – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1500 mAh)

 

Razer Turret’s Mouse

  • 3500 DPI laser sensor
  • 40 hours battery life for continuous use – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
  • Battery type: Li-Po (1000 mAh)

 

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Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 & V2 Released

IRVINE, Calif. — Razer today announced the release of the new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones.

The new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 and Razer Hammerhead V2 both have an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft-grade aluminium, and flat-style cables that are ideal for mobile gaming and music use. Engineered for improved acoustic clarity and more powerful bass for which the Razer Hammerhead series is known, the in-ear headset and headphone are equipped with extra-large 10 mm dynamic drivers—a 20 percent increase from their forerunners.

The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 comes with three quick-action control buttons on the in-line microphone, which is fully-compatible with both iOS and Android devices. Three ear tip sizes and an optional bi-flange attachment provide superior sound isolation, as well as customizable comfort for increased versatility. An included splitter cable allows it to be connected to devices with dedicated audio and microphone jacks.

Alternately, the Razer Hammerhead V2 was developed for users who want a streamlined mobile audio solution, possessing all the features of the Pro V2, minus the in-line mic and controls.

“The demanding requirements of on-the-go gaming inspired us to make the original Razer Hammerhead with uncompromised sound quality in a form factor that was comfortable and could take a beating,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “This next evolution of the Hammerheads offers more power, sound quality, durability and portability than ever before.”

Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 / Hammerhead V2 Specifications

Package Contents

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  • Audio / microphone splitter cable (Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 only)
  • 3 pairs of sized silicon ear tips
  • 1 bi-flange attachment
  • 1 carrying case

Audio and microphone compatibility

  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Devices with 3.5 mm audio + microphone combined jack (Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 only)

In-line remote functionality

· Full functionality on Apple  iOS and Android mobile devices with a 3.5 mm combined jack (Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 only)

Price & Availability

  • Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 – USD 69.99 / EUR 79.99
  • Razer Hammerhead V2 – USD 49.99 / EUR 59.99

Razerstore.com: available now; Worldwide: May

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Razer Ripsaw Capture Card Launched

IRVINE, (CA) – Razer today announced the launch of its Razer Ripsaw (Amazon) capture card. This crucial tool for broadcasting empowers users with high-performance recording and streaming capabilities, bringing game footage to popular platforms like Twitch and YouTube with remarkable resolutions and frame rates.

 

Razer Ripsaw

The Razer Ripsaw (Amazon) offers industry-leading full 1080p game capture at 60 frames per second, for crisp, clear and smooth viewing. Using the top-of-the-line USB 3.0 standard, the Razer Ripsaw streams on uncompressed raw game footage with nearly zero latency. Moreover, audiences may enjoy even more personalized and fun experiences when broadcasters exploit the capture card’s onboard audio and microphone inputs, which plug into any music source or microphone for a secondary audio or commentary layer.

Not only is the Razer Ripsaw (Amazon) a robust and easy-to-use game capture card with Windows PCs, it also comes with all the necessary cables to plug-and-play with popular game consoles such as the Razer Forge TV, Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, Nintendo Wii U, and past-generation devices such as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. This gives broadcasters a wider range of game options to share.

The Razer Ripsaw (Amazon) works right out of the box with popular streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and XSplit, ensuring broadcasters can start right away, without having to deal with unnecessary third-party bloatware that is commonly associated with other streaming solutions.

“Razer has been involved with the streaming scene since the beginning of game broadcasting, with top streamers using our hardware through the ages to get the unfair gaming advantage in front of audiences,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and co-founder. “We’re excited to design a game capture card that meets the exacting needs of broadcasters and to also give newcomers a perfect tool to help them possibly become the next Syndicate or Pewdiepie.”

The Razer Ripsaw (Amazon) is part of a complete suite of Razer Broadcaster products designed to give streamers the high performance tools to achieve their goals. The Razer Broadcaster suite includes the Razer Seiren digital microphone, one of the most popular mics used by streamers today.

In addition to launching the Razer Ripsaw (Amazon), Razer is developing an online resource platform for streamers to get tips and tricks to performing their best. The Razer Supported Streamer Program has been revamped to ensure that aspiring broadcasters can leverage Razer support to achieve their goals.

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Price & Availability

Worldwide and on RazerStore.com @ USD 179.99 / EUR 179.99

 

System Requirements

  • Windows 10/8.1/7 (64/32 bit)
  • USB 3.0 powered
  • CPU:
    • Desktop – Intel Core i5-4440 3.10 GHz or above
    • Laptop – Intel Core i7-4810MQ or above
  • Graphics card:
    • Desktop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 and above
    • Laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M and above
  • Memory: 4GB minimum (8GB recommended)

 

Technical Specifications

  • Interface: USB 3.0 only
  • Video input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – Component
  • Audio input: Digital – HDMI / Analog – RCA L/R
  • Audio mix-in input: 3.5 mm mic-in / 3.5 mm aux-in
  • Video output: HDMI (pass-through from HDMI and Component input)
  • Max capture resolution: Uncompressed 1080p60
  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p, 480i

 

Product Size & Weight

  • Depth: 130 mm / 5.12 in.
  • Width: 86 mm / 3.39 in.
  • Height: 17 mm / 0.67 in.
  • Weight: 183 g / 0.40 lbs.

 

What’s In The Box

  • Razer Ripsaw game capture card
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Component AV cable
  • Component AV Multi cable
  • 3.5 mm audio cable
  • Important Product Information Guide

 

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Razer BlackWidow X Keyboards Launched

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer today announced a new line of mechanical keyboards for gamers, the Razer BlackWidow X series.

The new line of keyboards is a pared down minimalist version of the original Razer BlackWidow by removing the protective top cover and exposing the military-grade metal top plate construction that is found inside all current Razer BlackWidow keyboards. The original Razer BlackWidow with the inner metal chassis and additional protective top cover will continue to be sold as a premium model to the Razer BlackWidow X.

The stripped-down, minimalistic design of the Razer BlackWidow X line allows Razer to establish a new, lower price point for premium mechanical keyboards without compromising any of the core features for which the Razer BlackWidow is renowned.

The Razer BlackWidow X series includes models Powered by Razer Chroma technology, which unlocks customizable lighting on each key, with 16.8 million colors and a variety of lighting effects. Customized profiles can be created on the Razer Synapse software and shared with millions of other users via the Razer Chroma Workshop. In-game Chroma lighting effects are also integrated into popular game titles, including “Call of Duty: Black Ops III”, “Overwatch”, “Blade and Soul” and more.

Razer is also outfitting Razer BlackWidow X models in non-Chroma configurations. The Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate, at $99.99, with dynamic lighting effects, provides gamers a premium mechanical keyboard at a value price point.

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The Razer BlackWidow X keyboards feature the multi-award winning Razer Mechanical Switch, the world’s first key switch designed specifically for gaming. With an optimized set of actuation and reset points and increased durability of up to 80 million key strokes, Razer key switches possess almost double the lifespan of other switches on the market today.

Additionally, select models of the Razer BlackWidow and Razer BlackWidow X are now available with classic Cherry MX Blue switches to cater to the traditional mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. Razer BlackWidow keyboards with Cherry switches will be available at a lower price than those with Razer Mechanical Switches and start at the price of $59.99 for the Razer BlackWidow X Tournament Edition available exclusively via RazerStore

“The Razer BlackWidow X builds on our massive success with gaming keyboards and broadens the choice of keyboard design for gamers,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “By removing the protective top cover and exposing the inner metal top chassis of the current BlackWidow, I’m pleased that we’re able to establish a new low price point for a premium, metal-chassis, mechanical keyboard with the new BlackWidow X.”

Razer BlackWidow X keyboards are shipping now. For more information on pricing and specs of each model, visit razerzone.com or see below.

 

Razer BlackWidow X Chroma

Product features:

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke life span
  • Chroma customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  • Individually backlit keys
  • Military-grade metal top construction
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • Cable management routing
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable

Price:
U.S. $159.99 / EU €189.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Worldwide – Available Now (Amazon)
Layouts – US, UK, French, German, Nordics, Japanese

 

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition X Chroma

 

Product features:

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke life span
  • Chroma customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
  • Individually backlit keys
  • Compact layout
  • Military-grade metal top construction
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • Cable management routing
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable

Price:
U.S. $129.99 / EU €149.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – April 2016
Worldwide – April 2016 (Amazon)
Layouts – US

 

Razer BlackWidow X Ultimate

 

Product features:

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke life span
  • Individually backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects
  • Military-grade metal top construction
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • Cable management routing
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable

Price:
U.S. $99.99 / EU €119.99
Cherry MX Blue Switch: U.S. $89.99 / EU € 109.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – Available Now (Amazon)
Layouts – US

 

Razer BlackWidow X Tournament Edition


Product Features:

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50g actuation force
  • 80 million keystroke life span
  • Compact layout
  • Military grade metal top construction
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • Cable management routing
  • USB pass-through
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Braided fiber cable

Price:
U.S. $69.99 / EU €79.99
Cherry MX Blue Switch: U.S. $59.99 / EU € 69.99

Availability:
Razerzone.com – Available Now
Layouts – US

 

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Razer Core Pre-Orders Start Today

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer today announced pricing, availability and compatibility of its 2016 “Best of CES” award-winning Razer Core. The device is the world’s first plug-and-play Thunderbolt 3 external graphics enclosure that debuted earlier this year in tandem with the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, itself an official “Best PC” and “People’s Choice” CES winner.

“Razer continues to innovate in the laptops category where big systems brands either cannot or will not,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “This time, in collaboration with industry leaders, we’ve created the world’s first external graphics card solution of its kind, bringing the GPU power of a desktop PC to the latest Razer laptops, such as the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook, through a single Thunderbolt 3 connection with plug-and-play convenience.”

“All consumers, non-gamers and gamers alike, now can easily migrate from their Razer laptop for on-the-go performance to driving a full desktop experience using Razer Core, including enhanced graphics and simple connectivity to peripherals.”

The graphics enclosure supports a single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card. Qualified AMD Radeon graphics cards are available for use with the Razer Core. At launch of the Razer Core, NVIDIA will support GeForce GTX GPUs, including the entire lineup of Maxwell GPUs, such as the best-selling GTX 970. The Razer Core will be compatible with Razer’s latest systems including the Blade Stealth Ultrabook, and the new Razer Blade 14-inch gaming laptop in the near future.

The Razer Core will be available for pre-order starting today and will ship starting in April. The MSRP for Razer Core is $399 with the purchase of a compatible Razer notebook or $499 if purchased separately. Current registered owners of the Blade Stealth will receive the discounted price.

A single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable provides ample bandwidth and is all it takes to connect compatible Razer systems with the Razer Core. With the Razer Blade Stealth, the Razer Core also provides power to the notebook, charging the internal battery. Whether a laptop user is interested in gaming or editing 4K video with external desktop graphics performance, Thunderbolt 3 is the all-in-one connection that can make it possible with select Razer systems like the Blade Stealth and Razer Core.

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“Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps, creating one compact port that does it all,” said Jason Ziller, director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel. “Thanks to technical collaboration between Intel, Razer and the Radeon Technologies group at AMD, Razer Core is the first plug-and-play external graphics solution that transforms the Razer Blade Stealth Ultrabook into a desktop-like gaming experience”

The Razer Blade Stealth and Razer Core are the first products to ship that support AMD XConnect technology, which when configured with a qualified Radeon graphics card ensures seamless switching between discrete and integrated Intel HD graphics for a true plug-and-play user experience.

“We believe powerful external GPUs are thrilling for gamers that have longed to connect serious gaming performance to an ultrathin notebook,” said Ravi Gananathan, Director, MNC Graphics, AMD. “With the advent of AMD XConnect technology, that dream is a simple and intuitive reality. Together, the Razer Core and AMD XConnect for Radeon graphics are the ultimate intersection of performance, simplicity and design.”

Physical installation of a graphics card into the Razer Core requires no tools. Its durable aluminum housing slides open elegantly, and a single included thumb-screw secures the graphics card in place. Razer’s solution helps future-proof systems, as graphics cards are easily swappable as new components become available. Traditional laptop designs with fixed internal processors could not easily allow for upgrading graphics capabilities over time, if at all.

Bringing desktop-level graphics and display connectivity to a notebook is only part of this innovative solution from Razer. The Razer Core also contains four additional USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet connectivity, and it has two-zone lighting technology Powered by Razer Chroma. It is now easier than ever to transform a thin and light notebook into a complete desktop experience.

Razer Core can accommodate graphics cards that draw a maximum of 375 W and no larger than 12.20 inches x 5.98 inches x 1.73 inches (310 mm x 152 mm x 44 mm). Plug-and-play support varies according to graphics chipset and notebook model. Interested parties may go to the Razer website for full details. Compatible graphics cards are sold separately.

Qualified AMD Radeon graphics cards (AMD XConnect supported with Blade Stealth):

  • AMD Radeon  R9 Fury
  • AMD Radeon  R9 Nano
  • AMD Radeon  R9 300 Series
  • AMD Radeon  R9 300 Series
  • AMD Radeon  R9 290
  • AMD Radeon R9 280

Supported NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards (at launch):

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750

Compatible Razer notebook models:

  • Razer Blade Stealth
  • Razer Blade (w/ Thunderbolt 3) in the near future

 

Razer Core Price & Availability

U.S. $399 – when purchased with compatible Razer notebook
U.S. $499
Razerzone.com – Pre-order March 16th, shipping in April

 

Razer Core Specifications

Connection to PC: Thunderbolt 3 using included 40 Gbps cable

GPU Support: graphics card sold separately

  • GPU Type: (1) double-wide, full-length PCI-Express x16 graphics card
  • GPU Max Dimensions: 12.20” x 5.98” x 1.73” (310 x 152 x 44 mm)
  • GPU Max Power Support: 375 W
  • Graphics Output: Based on capabilities of installed graphics card

Input & Output:

  • USB 3.0 x 4
  • Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
  • Thunderbolt 3 (for connection to PC)

Lighting: Powered by Razer Chroma – 2 zones

Power Supply: 500 W

Approx. Dimensions: 4.13” (104.9 mm) wide x 13.38” (339.9 mm) deep x 8.6” (218.4 mm) high

Approx. Weight: 10.89 lbs. (4.94 kg)

 

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New Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Launched

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced its new Razer Blade gaming laptop. The Blade’s specs have been improved across the board from its predecessor, and it is now more affordable than ever before.

The new Razer Blade houses the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU with 6 GB of VRAM. PCIe SSD technology offers up to three times faster speeds than traditional solid-state drives. Killer Wireless-AC is included. All models will feature 16 GB of DDR4 dual-channel RAM.

All Razer Blade models also come with a stunning 3200×1800 QHD+ display. The laptop remains 0.70 inches (17.8 mm) thin, but now weighs only 4.25 pounds (1.93 kg), making it even more portable than previous generations. The screen and internals are housed in a CNC-milled aircraft grade aluminum chassis.

 

The Razer Blade

Following Razer’s Blade Stealth Ultrabook – will be the second laptop in the world equipped with individually backlit RGB keys. Millions of color options for the anti-ghosted keyboard are available thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology.

All Razer Chroma products, which include mice, keyboards, headsets and a mouse mat, feature 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and more. Lighting effects are enabled through Razer’s Synapse software that allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button.

[adrotate banner=”4″]An SDK is available for developers to integrate Chroma lighting effects in-game. It is already supported by AAA game titles, including Call of Duty, Dota 2, Overwatch and Blade and Soul.

The Razer Blade gaming laptop will follow the Razer Blade Stealth’s direct-to-consumer pricing model to keep costs down. Previously at $2,399 for a QHD+ display, the new Razer Blade now starts at $1,999.

“We are getting much more aggressive as far as price point, but that hasn’t come at a cost to the performance or design of the Razer Blade,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’ve improved nearly every aspect of the 14-inch laptop, from CPU and GPU performance to system memory and port selection. Chroma technology unlocks an unprecedented, immersive experience on a gaming laptop.”

The new Razer Blade will be compatible with the Razer Core external graphics enclosure in the near future. Utilizing Thunderbolt 3, the Razer Core will connect to the Razer Blade, providing desktop-class graphics and additional connectivity such as USB 3.0 and Ethernet. Thunderbolt 3 provides remarkable connectivity via the Blade’s compact USB-C port at speeds of up to 40 Gbps, the fastest, most versatile link to any dock, display or data device.

 

Pre-Order

Pre-orders for the Razer Blade will start today on RazerStore.com. Units will ship in April. Further retail availability will be announced later this year.

 

Price

U.S. $1,999 – 256 GB PCIe SSD
U.S. $2,199 – 512 GB PCIe SSD

 

Availability

Razerzone.com – Pre-order March 15th, ships in April

 

Product Features

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core Processor (2.6 GHz / 3.5 GHz)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6 GB GDDR5 VRAM)
  • 16 GB Systems Memory (DDR4, 2133 MHz)
  • Windows 10 64-bit
  • 256 GB / 512 GB SSD (PCIe M.2) options
  • 14.0-in. IGZO QHD+ 16:9 Ratio, 3200×1800, with LED backlight, capacitive multi-touch
  • Anti-ghosting keyboard with per-key lighting Powered by Chroma
  • Killer Wireless-AC 1535 (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x3 (SuperSpeed)
  • HDMI 1.4b video and audio output
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Array microphone
  • Dolby Digital Plus Home Theater Edition
  • 7.1 Codec support (via HDMI)
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Razer Synapse enabled with programmable keyboard, trackpad, backlighting, and fan control
  • Kensington security slot
  • Compact 165 W power adapter
  • Built-in 70 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • Approx. Size: 0.70 in. / 17.9 mm (Height) x 13.6 in. / 345 mm (Width) x 9.3 in. / 235 mm (Depth)
  • Approx. Weight: 4.25 lbs. / 1.93 kg

 

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AMD XConnect Technology Revealed

March 10, 2016 – AMD today announced the AMD XConnect Technology. What is the AMD XConnect Technology? It is basically an external graphics card solution for notebooks. It allows you to pair a desktop-class AMD Radeon graphics card with a compatible notebook using Thunderbolt 3. Let’s take a look!

 

The Problem

Traditionally, PC gamers have to choose between gaming performance or portability, sacrificing one for the other. Never having their cake and eating it too.

The AMD XConnect Technology aims to bridge that gap, offering the best of both worlds. Who wouldn’t want to work with an ultra-thin, ultra-light notebook, but go back to desktop gaming with the same notebook?

With AMD XConnect Technology, that is now possible.

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Introducing AMD XConnect Technology

The AMD XConnect Technology allows a compatible notebook, or even a 2-in-1 device, with Thunderbolt 3 connect to an external GPU enclosure configured with AMD Radeon R9 300 or AMD Radeon R9 Fury series GPUs. It’s a simple plug and play experience – you can connect and disconnect from the external graphics card enclosure at any time.

“AMD XConnect technology is representative of the Radeon Technologies Group’s on-going commitment to gamers. With the introduction of our user-friendly plug-and-play external GPU solution, gamers no longer need to sacrifice portability for powerful performance in notebook gaming,” said Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “As innovators paving the way with an ingenious external GPU solution for notebooks, we look forward to creating a thriving ecosystem of notebooks enabled with AMD XConnect technology in collaboration with leading manufacturers.”

The AMD XConnect Technology is a collaboration between the AMD Radeon Technologies Group, Razer and the Intel Thunderbolt group.

Next Page > The First Compatible Notebook, Performance, Additional Information

 

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The First Notebook Ready For AMD XConnect

AMD also revealed the first ultra-thin notebook to support AMD XConnect – the new Razer Blade Stealth, together with the Razer Core external GPU enclosure. The Razer Core can be equipped with a Radeon R9 300 series GPU to allow gamers to enjoy desktop-like gaming performance on their ultra-thin Razer Blade Stealth notebook!

“The Razer Blade Stealth was developed as the ultimate Ultrabook for work on-the-go, additionally capable of transforming into a desktop gaming environment when connected to Razer Core, thanks in part to remarkable contributions from AMD,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer CEO and cofounder. “The collaboration and development between Razer and AMD for users with Radeon R9 300 Series graphics in the Razer Core helped us realize the world’s first Thunderbolt 3 plug-and-play external graphics solution. A single Thunderbolt 3 connection now provides power and data between the Blade Stealth and Core, and other peripherals can connect to the Razer Core’s USB ports to provide a desktop-class gaming experience.”

To unleash the AMD XConnect Technology, the Razer Blade Stealth must be connected to the Razer Core eGFX enclosure using Intel Thunderbolt 3, and use an AMD XConnect-compatible driver (Radeon Software 16.2.2 or better). You can game directly on the Razer Blade Stealth’s high-resolution IGZO screen, or connect to an external monitor.

 

“Thunderbolt 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all,” said Jason Ziller, Director of Thunderbolt Marketing, Intel. “Thanks to technical collaboration with the Radeon Technologies group at AMD, desktop Radeon graphics cards are now validated for use with Thunderbolt 3. AMD’s new XConnect technology brings effortless plug-and-play support and a convenient management interface to notebooks and 2-in-1s with the Thunderbolt 3 external graphics solution configured with a powerful Radeon R9 300 Series GPU.”

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Performance Level : Desktop

Here is AMD’s showcase benchmark – based on a Razer Core powered by the AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card.

This allows the Razer Blade Stealth to deliver frame rates (at 1440p resolution) in excess of  70 fps! This is nothing special for a desktop gaming PC, but it is phenomenal on a notebook.

 

Additional Information

The eGFX enclosure must be powered by an AMD Radeon graphics card that supports AMD XConnect. AMD plans to expand the list of Radeon GPUs that can support the AMD XConnect Technology. This will enable gamers to upgrade their eGFX enclosures beyond the Radeon R9 300 series GPUs.

Not all notebooks or 2-in-1s support AMD XConnect technology, and not all external graphics (eGFX) enclosures are compatible with AMD XConnect. The base system’s software package and BIOS must be configured to support AMD XConnect. Both the system and eGFX enclosure must have a Thunderbolt 3 port.

 

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Razer Cortex : Gamecaster Live-Streaming Software Launched

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer today publically released Razer Cortex: Gamecaster, a live-streaming software built for gamers. Razer Cortex users can now easily record and stream their gameplay to networks like Azubu, Twitch and YouTube Live.

All essential gamecasting tools and settings are available in-game through an unobtrusive on-screen overlay that hides out of view when not used. Quick access hotkey combinations allow gamers to launch their stream, record gameplay locally, toggle their webcam or save a screenshot without ever losing focus from the game.

Razer Cortex: Gamecaster automatically optimizes streaming settings to match PC setup and internet connection for minimal performance impact. Streamers are also able to configure settings manually to adjust broadcast quality to their own preference.
Ten-thousand closed beta testers helped create an efficient user experience that allows gamers to broadcast gameplay in as little as four steps.

“After an extensive beta with insightful feedback from our users, we’re confident that Razer Cortex: Gamecaster is the most intuitive broadcasting software in the market,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We had more than a few gamers praise our work on producing an easy streaming software solution and their help was instrumental to get Gamecaster to that point.”

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Two Versions Of Razer Cortex

There are two version of Razer Cortex :

  • Gamecaster. Each are available within the Razer Cortex software, which now has more than 11 million users. With the free version of Razer Cortex: Gamecaster, gamers are able to broadcast footage without watermarks at resolutions of up to 720p.
  • Streaming above 720p is also available to free users with a discrete Razer watermark appearing on their broadcast.

By activating a paid Pro license, users gain access to advanced premium features. Higher quality and lower impact streaming with the x264 codec, on-screen annotations and Twitch chat tools are offered to Pro users.
Razer Cortex: Gamecaster Pro subscriptions will be sold in 3 and 12 month licenses.

 

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That Dragon Cancer Game Proceeds To Go To Charities

IRVINE, Calif. – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced that all Razer’s proceeds from the sale of the game That Dragon, Cancer via Razer Cortex for Android TV will go to two cancer charities, Morgan Adams Foundation, which directly funds cancer research through working with physicians, and Family House SF, which provides free housing to families visiting hospitals in San Francisco to undergo prolonged clinical trials and treatment. The two organizations were selected due to their importance to the Green family.

That Dragon, Cancer is an immersive, narrative videogame that retells Joel Green’s 4-year fight against cancer through about two hours of poetic, imaginative gameplay that explores themes of faith, hope, and love. Using simple point-and-click interaction, the player is invited to slow down and immerse themselves in a deeply personal memoir featuring audio taken from Green family home videos, spoken word poetry, and in-game tributes to the loved ones of over 200 Kickstarter backers.

Joel Green was diagnosed with AT/RT brain cancer at twelve months old and was given a terminal diagnosis shortly before age two. Though initially given only a short time to live, Joel continued to survive for four more years before eventually succumbing to the cancer on March 13, 2014.

[adrotate banner=”4″]Developed by Joel’s parents Ryan and Amy Green, partner Josh Larson, and the rest of the Numinous Games studio, That Dragon, Cancer was largely funded by OUYA, which was acquired by Razer in July 2015 and now provides content for Android TV games via Razer’s Forge TV micro console. Upon its release, That Dragon, Cancer will mark OUYA’s first step into multi-platform game publishing as a promotional partner with Numinous Games for Forge TV as well as on Windows and Mac OS.

“When we first acquired OUYA, it was with the vision of bringing Android gaming to the living room,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “By doing that, we now have the opportunity to give back to the community in a big way, by bringing this game to the public and by making sure all our proceeds go right back into the fight against cancer.”

In celebration of the game’s launch, Numinous Games is encouraging supporters to host a pancake party for friends and family – pancakes were Joel’s favorite food – and post pictures to social media channels with the hashtag #thatdragoncancer. To show its solidarity with the developers, Razer will be hosting a “Pancakes for Lunch” party at its offices around the world and supporting other community parties with giveaways.

 

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Razer Stargazer Webcam Features Intel RealSense Tech

LAS VEGAS (CES 2016)  Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Stargazer desktop webcam. It delivers the best video capture quality in a webcam available today and simplifies traditional streaming setups.

The Razer Stargazer revolutionizes webcam use as the first device of its kind suitable for quality streaming content production. It sets a new benchmark for video capture at 60 frames per second at 720p, a magnitude better than the 30 frames-per-second limit of common webcams, and it can provide high-definition 1080p video at 30 frames per second. The Razer Stargazer also includes an automatic noise-cancelling, dual-array mic.

Powered by the Intel® RealSense SR300 camera, the Razer Stargazer is also enabled with next-generation features that push the boundaries on what a consumer-grade webcam is capable of right out of the box.

Razer Stargazer’s Dynamic Background Removal capability eliminates the need for full-scale green screen setups traditionally used by streamers. The webcam’s Intel RealSense Technology enables the camera to intelligently sense depth to separate foreground from background. This feature works with popular broadcasting software like OBS, XSplit and Razer Cortex: Gamecaster.

The Dynamic Background Removal capability also opens possibilities beyond gaming. Video conferences using Skype with Personify will be able to remove or swap backgrounds. FaceRig, QQ Video and ooVoo are also supported by the camera. Face and object 3D scanning will work out-of-the-box, and users can accurately port real-life objects into the digital world in full-HD. This holds promise for game development, as captured 3D scans can quickly be ported directly into development engines like Unity.

The Razer Stargazer also offers the most advanced facial and gesture recognition in a consumer camera. Up to 78 points on the face and 22 points on each hand can be tracked by the webcam. With this sensor advent, users can unlock their computers via Windows Hello’s face security system, launch applications with gestures, and play games that track facial expressions and hand movements like Nevermind and Laserlife for a new level of immersion.

“Webcams have not had any real innovation in several years, beyond resolution quality,” says Razer CEO and co-founder Min-Liang Tan. “There are exponentially more people streaming and video conferencing than ever before and their needs are constantly evolving. The Razer Stargazer can revolutionize work done by game streamers, YouTube personalities, 3D designers and game developers with additional benefits to the average computer user. Simply stated, this is the webcam of the future.”

Game streaming in particular has seen major growth in recent years. A 2015 report by SuperData says that gaming-related streaming content and their studios are worth $3.8 billion worldwide with more than 480 million tuning in.

The Razer Stargazer joins Razer’s one-stop-shop for streaming hardware – including the Razer Seiren and Seiren Pro microphones and related accessories – and will be available in Q2 2016. Razer plans to send out a limited number of Razer Stargazer units free to streamers via its Sponsored Streamer Program.

 

Razer Stargazer Price & Availability

U.S. $199.99 / EU €239.99
Razer Store – Q2 2016
Worldwide – Q2 2016

 

Razer Stargazer Features[adrotate banner=”4″]

  • Ultra-high 60 frames per second capture optimized for streaming (720p max)
  • Max 1080p HD video capture
  • Automatic noise cancelling dual array mic
  • Dynamic Background Removal
  • 3D scanning
  • Facial/gesture recognition
  • Flexible clip for laptops and desktop monitors

 

Razer Stargazer Technical Specifications

  • Intel 6thGeneration Core processor
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Windows 10 only

Razer Nabu Watch Available In Two Designs

LAS VEGAS (CES 2016) – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Nabu Watch. The full-featured digital timepiece includes a Nabu secondary screen that previews notifications streamed from a smartphone, as well as tracks fitness and sleep activity via an in-built accelerometer.

While smartwatches have proliferated the industry in 2015, one of the biggest challenges to the devices have been their battery life and their fundamental lack of capability as a multi-function watch. Razer addresses these issues by focusing first on the digital chronograph as the primary function and the smart features as a secondary addition.

The Razer Nabu Watch includes features expected of top-tier digital watches – an illuminated backlit display, countdown timer, stopwatch, World time clocks and alarms – as well as automatic phone time sync via Bluetooth to ensure the watch is always accurate to the global standard. Most importantly, the Razer Nabu Watch digital chronograph component has a 12-month life on its coin cell replaceable battery.

A secondary screen outfitted in the Razer Nabu Watch delivers all the features of a Nabu wearable, including discreet notifications, fitness tracking and watch-to-watch communication.

Paired to a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth, calls, texts, emails and app alerts all stream to the secondary screen for ease of viewing.  An in-built accelerometer enables comprehensive fitness tracking – steps walked, distance traveled, calories burned and more. Finally, with its unique watch-to-watch communication capability, two Nabu Watch users can shake hands to exchange Facebook and Twitter info easily. This feature works interchangeably between any Nabu Watch, Nabu and/or Nabu X.  The watch’s secondary screen has seven days of rechargeable battery life via an included charging cable.

“We’re bringing together the reliability and incredible functionality of a digital timepiece, with added smart features to empower the tech enthusiasts of today,” says Razer CEO and co-founder, Min-Liang Tan.  “We’re also just really excited to create a digital watch that we’re proud to call our own – a natural intersection between our popular work in apparel and wearables.  This was something our fans have asked for, and we’re happy to deliver.”

The Razer Nabu Watch is available in two versions. The standard edition is designed with tough polycarbonate materials and with Razer green highlights.  It will be available from late January 2016 and is priced at $149.99. The Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition has machined stainless steel buttons for added durability and a premium black finish.  It is available from January 6th 2016 exclusively at RazerStore retail locations and at RazerStore.com, priced at $199.99.

 

Razer Nabu Watch Price & Availability[adrotate banner=”4″]

RazerZone.com : Late January 2016

Worldwide : Late January 2016

Price: US$149.99/EU€179.99

 

Razer Nabu Watch Forged Edition Price & Availability

Exclusive to RazerZone.com & RazerStore retail locations : January 6, 2016

Price: US$199.99/EU€239.99

 

 

Razer Naub Watch Features

Watch Hardware

  • 12 months battery life using replaceable coin cell battery (CR2032)
  • Hourly time signal
  • 1/100 second stopwatch
    Measuring capacity: 23:59’59.99″
    Measuring modes: Elapsed time, split time
  • Countdown Timer
    Measuring unit: 1 second
  • Full Auto Calendar
  • 12/24 hour formats
  • 3 multi-function alarms (Daily or weekly repeats)
  • World Time
  • Time, World Time and Alarms auto synced to phone time or manually adjusted via Nabu app

 

Nabu Hardware[adrotate banner=”4″]

  • OLED 128×16 single color
  • 3-axis accelerometer
  • Cylindrical vibration motor
  • Single Button for OLED Screen
  • Lithium polymer battery with up to 7 days battery life
  • 5ATM water resistance rating
  • Shock Resistant up to 5m
  • Charging via magnetic proprietary USB cable
  • Wireless syncing with mobile device via BLE

 

System Requirements

  • iPhone 5/5S/6/6 Plus/6S/6S Plus with iOS 8 (or higher)
  • Android 4.3 (or higher) device with Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0 or higher) capability

 

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Razer Blade Stealth Gaming Ultrabook Launched

LAS VEGAS (CES 2016) – Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the ultimate Ultrabook, the Razer Blade Stealth. Featuring an incredibly sleek form factor, the latest Intel Core i7 processor and a stunning 4K display, the ultra-thin notebook also gives gamers the option of unprecedented desktop-level gaming performance with the help of the Razer Core via Thunderbolt 3.

Razer is also planning on disrupting the entire PC industry with an innovative new direct-to-consumer model that allows the new Razer Blade Stealth to be sold with premium configurations, but at a lower price point relative to the competition.

The Razer Blade Stealth measures 0.52 inches thin and weighs just 2.75 pounds. Razer’s latest chassis is CNC-milled out of aircraft grade aluminum, providing a sleek yet solid design. Its 12.5-in. touch display comes in two resolutions: an Ultra HD variant with an eye-dazzling 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and 100 percent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space, and a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution version. Both displays are touch-enabled and feature wide viewing angles and high-color saturation to display content with striking clarity and accuracy.

To power both models, Razer’s award-winning design team equipped the Razer Blade Stealth with the latest 6thgeneration Intel® Core i7 processor. PCIe SSD technology offers up to three times faster speeds than traditional solid-state drives.  All models will feature 8 GB of dual-channel system memory, providing a combination of components that offer high performance in an extremely portable form factor. Additionally, Thunderbolt 3 provides remarkable connectivity via the Blade Stealth’s compact USB-C port at speeds of up to 40 Gbps, the fastest, most versatile link to any dock, display or data device.

The Razer Blade Stealth base model will start at $999, while the highest-end version will sell for $1,599. By way of its direct-to-consumer program, the Razer Blade Stealth is priced significantly less than comparable systems from other manufacturers. Available through Razer’s physical and online stores, pre-orders are open now and units will ship in January.  In February, the Razer Blade Stealth availability will be expanded to Microsoft Stores.

The Razer Blade Stealth’s hardcore gaming chops are unlocked via the plug-and-play external desktop graphics enclosure, the Razer Core. A single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable supplies both data and power and is all it takes to connect Razer’s Ultrabook with the Razer Core. The device can accommodate virtually every popular desktop graphics card from both AMD® and NVIDIA®. Physical installation of GPUs takes seconds with the Razer Core—its durable aluminum housing slides open effortlessly and a single screw can secure the graphics card in place. Razer’s solution helps future-proof systems, as graphics cards are easily swappable as new components become available.

Bringing desktop-level graphics and 4K external display output to an Ultrabook is only part of the latest systems solution from Razer. The Razer Core contains four additional USB 3.0 ports and Ethernet connectivity. Plug-and-play support with validated graphics cards allows for quick connections without the need to reboot the PC. It is now easier than ever to transform a thin and light notebook into a desktop experience.

“Before today, gamers needed a portable system for everyday work and a separate desktop computer to power their PC games at the highest level possible,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “For the first time ever, there is no need for two separate systems. The Razer Blade Stealth offers the portability of an Ultrabook with the scalability to play hardcore games with desktop graphics performance thanks to the Razer Core. Furthermore, the Razer Blade Stealth starts at just $999, which is significantly lower than any other comparable laptop in its class.”

In addition, the Razer Blade Stealth will be the first laptop in the world equipped with individually backlit RGB keys. Millions of color options for the keyboard are available thanks to Razer’s Chroma technology. All Razer Chroma products – which include mice, keyboards, headsets and a mouse mat – feature 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects such as spectrum cycling, breathing, reactive and more, enabled through Razer’s Synapse software. Synapse allows synchronizing lighting colors and patterns between Chroma devices with the click of a button. An SDK is available for developers to integrate effects in-game, and it is already supported by AAA game titles including Call of Duty® and Overwatch.

 

Availability

Razer Store and Razerstore.com : Razer Blade Stealth on-sale now, shipping January 2016; Razer Core shipping first half 2016

Microsoft Stores: Razer Blade Stealth in February 2016; Razer Core in first half 2016

 

Price

Razer Blade Stealth: Starts at $999

Razer Core: Price not yet available

 

Razer Blade Stealth Specifications

  • 12.5 in. IGZO 16:9 aspect ratio, capacitive multi-touch display
  • QHD (2560 x 1440)

o   128 GB / 256GB PCIe SSD options[adrotate banner=”4″]

  • UHD (3840 x 2160)

o   256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options

  • Intel® Core i7-6500U Dual-Core Processor (2.5 GHz / 3.1 GHz)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 520
  • 128 GB / 256 GB PCIe SSD options (QHD display models)
  • 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD options (UHD display models)
  • 8 GB Dual-Channel System Memory (LPDDR3-1866MHz)
  • Windows® 10 (64-bit)
  • Wireless-AC (802.11a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth® 4.1)
  • Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C)
  • USB 3.0 port x 2 (SuperSpeed)
  • Built-in webcam (2.0 MP)
  • Chroma anti-ghosting keyboard with individually backlit keys
  • HDMI 1.4b audio and video output
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 3.5 mm headphone/microphone combo port
  • Built-in array microphone
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM 2.0) security chip embedded
  • Compact 45 W USB-C power adapter
  • Built-in 45 Wh rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery
  • 0.52 in. / 13.1 mm (Height) x 12.6 in. / 321 mm (Width) x 8.1 in. / 206 mm (Depth)
  • 2.75 lbs. / 1.25 kg

 

Razer Core Specifications

  • [adrotate banner=”4″]Connection to PC via Thunderbolt 3 using included 40Gbps cable
  • Supports single double-wide, full-length, PCI-Express x16 graphics card
  • GPU max dimensions – 5.98 in. / 152 mm (Height) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Width) x 12.20 in. / 310 mm (Length)
  • GPU max power support – 375 W
  • USB 3.0 port x 4 (SuperSpeed)
  • Gigabyte Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Chroma lighting (2 zones)
  • Built-in 500 W power supply
  • 8.6 in. / 218.4 mm (Height) x 4.13 in. / 104.9 mm (Width) x 13.38 in. / 339.9 mm (Length)