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Razer Announces Megalodon Gaming Headphones

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I am an avid PC gamer and when I play, I always use headphones. I use headphones because they don’t disturb the people in my home and it helps block out the noise in the environment that disturbs my play. Typically, when I play I use a set of Razer Barracuda headphones that provide very good surround sound audio quality.

Razer has introduced what may be my next set of headphones called the Megalodon 7.1 surround sound gaming headset. The headset uses Razer’s new Maelstrom Audio Engine to process positional audio cues 800% faster than comparable virtual surround sound systems according to Razer.

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HeadBlade Sport Razer Looks Wind Tunnel Tested

HeadBlade Sport (Image courtesy HeadBlade) By Andrew Liszewski

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I hate shaving. But I guess I can at least be thankful I don’t have to deal with the top of my head in addition to my face. But if I did, you better believe I’d use something like this HeadBlade Sport razer. While it looks more like a concept snowmobile than a razer, the wheels and contoured handle are actually designed to make shaving your own head a bit easier.

In addition to the wheels, the HeadBlade also uses ‘triple blade technology’ which I assume works just like you see in other razer commercials. You know, one blade lifts, one blade cuts, one blade is there for moral support etc. The company also sells a classic version of the HeadBlade but it doesn’t have any wheels and as a result looks nowhere near as cool as the Sport version.

You can get the HeadBlade Sport directly from the HeadBlade online store for just $15, while replacement blades are $8.97.

[ HeadBlade Sport ] VIA [ Nerd Approved ]

Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers Use Your Desk As An ‘Aural Mirror’

Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers (Image courtesy Razer)
By Andrew Liszewski

While most game consoles can take advantage of an already existing home theater setup, the same can’t be said for gaming PCs. So Razer has created a set of PC-specific speakers that not only rival the sound of the ones in your living room, but can easily fit on almost any computer desk.

The Mako 2.1 desktop speakers consist of 2-100W satellites and a 200W woofer (with a built in amp) and were actually developed in collaboration with THX. The problem with most desktop speakers is that they blast the sound straight ahead, which means you have to find the sweet spot and stay in it to avoid unbalanced sound. The Mako’s satellite speakers however blast the sound downward and use the desk’s hard surface as an ‘aural mirror.’ The result is a small set of speakers that produce a spacious, omni directional and distortion free sound for anyone within about 200 sq. ft.

But at $399 I think I’m happy with my headphones.

[ Razer Mako 2.1 Speakers ] VIA [ Popular Mechanics ]

WiebeTech Drive eRazer

WiebeTech Drive eRazer (Image courtesy WiebeTech)
By Andrew Liszewski

From my own experience, the best way to ensure no one can recover files from an old hard drive is to simply dismantle it. Once all the screws get lost there’s no easy to way to reassemble it, and on top of that you get a set of wicked powerful magnets to play with.

But if the drive is still in working order and is large enough to be useful in another system, you might want to consider the Drive eRazer alternative. You simply connect the device to your old hard drive and it will erase all the files by writing a data pattern over the entire disk. If you’re extra paranoid there is also a ‘Pro Version’ that will perform multiple passes while writing random characters. A 250GB drive can be wiped in just under 2 hours and because the eRazer is a standalone device, it doesn’t require an actual computer during the process.

The Standard version of the Drive eRazer designed for 3.5 inch drives is $99.95, while the Pro version is $149.95. The Notebook Pro version is also $149.95 and there’s a Pro version ‘Versatile’ bundle that works on both drive sizes (using adapters) for $199.95.

[ Drive eRazer ] VIA [ The Red Ferret Journal ]

Belkin Announces n52te SpeedPad Powered by Razer

Belkin n52te SpeedPad (Image via Belkin)
By Shane McGlaun

You can tell the holiday shopping season is coming with the so many gaming peripherals launching this month and next. So far Razer has announced the Lachesis gaming mouse, the Lycosa gaming keyboard, and the Piranha headphones. Belkin is getting in on the action, with a bit of help form Razer, with an update to their popular n52 Nostromo SpeedPad.

After releasing no new products for the gaming market for four years, Belkin is announcing the n52te SpeedPad. The n52te is described as a hybrid keyboard and gamepad that is aimed at FPS, RTS and MMORPG gamers. The device has 15 fully programmable keys and a programmable 8-way thumb pad that features a removable joystick.

The n52te uses Razer Synapse software to program the keys and onboard memory allows play on systems without needing software once programmed. The bottom of the device has non-slip rubber feet and gamers have the ability to toggle between three key map states for more programming options. The Belkin n52te SpeedPad will be available in November for $69.99.

VIA [ Belkin ]

Razer Announces Piranha Headphones for PC and PMP Use

Razer Piranha Headphones (Image via Razer)
By Shane McGlaun

In addition to the Lycosa keyboard Razer announced yesterday it also announced a new gaming headset called the Piranha. The Piranha joins the Razer Barracuda headphones, but the new headset differs greatly from the Barracuda.

The Piranha is not a surround sound headphone, but uses what Razer describes at true-to-life stereo audio with superior clarity and bass. The Piranha has a built-in noise cancelling mic and in-line controls for volume and mic mute.

The Barracuda headphones could be used with the DVI-like input of the Barracuda sound card. Razer makes no mention of this connection option with the Piranha and says it works with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack that should work with DAP devices and CD players. Frequency response for the headphones is 18 – 22,000 Hz with an impedance of 32 ohms. The Piranha headphones will be available in October for $79.99.

VIA [ Razer ]

Razer Announces the Lycosa Gaming Keyboard

Razer Lycosa (Image via Razer)
By Shane McGlaun

Razer announced a new gaming keyboard yesterday called the Lycosa. Presumably Lycosa is some sort of spider since Razer names its keyboards, like the Tarantula, after arachnids. I have a Tarantula keyboard and the biggest complaint I have with it is the lack of backlit keys.

Razer addresses that with the new Lycosa sporting complete backlighting and the ability to backlight the WASD keys alone. The key tops are covered in a non-slip rubber finish. The keys are fully programmable and can have macros bound to them and you can store 10 software profiles to the internal memory.

The memory inside the Lycosa allows you to build your profiles and macros in the familiar Razer Synapse software and then use the keyboard profiles and macros on computers without needing to install software. Razer also uses 1000Hz Ultrapolling in the keyboard, as Razer uses in the upcoming Lachesis mouse. The keyboard also sports a detachable wrist rest, one USB port and earphone-out and mic-in jacks. The Lycosa will be available in November for $79.99.

VIA [ Razer ]

Razer Announces Pro|Click Mobile Launch Date

Razer Pro|Click Mobile (Image via Razer) By Shane McGlaun

We previously wrote a bit about the Razer Pro|Click Mobile mouse. Razer announced today that the mouse would be available for purchase starting in October for $49.99. The mouse will come in red, pink, white, and black.

Razer calls the Pro|Click Mobile mouse the most accurate portable mouse and with 1200 dpi resolution, they are right. The mouse connects to your notebook via Bluetooth 2.0 with adaptive frequency hopping and uses an ambidextrous design.

Power comes from a pair of AA batteries and a travel pouch is included. There is no mention anywhere of the mouse including a USB Bluetooth adapter. If your computer has Bluetooth built-in, you wouldn’t need an adapter though. The white mouse is suitably Mac and will work with OS X 10.3.9 or later as well as Windows.

VIA [ Razer ]

Razer Announces 4000 dpi Lachesis Laser Gaming Mouse

Razer Lachesis Gaming Mouse (Image via Razer)
by Shane McGlaun

Razer was right on the heels of Microsoft this week with the announcement of Microsoft’s new SideWinder gaming mouse. Gamers that prefer high levels of sensitivity will be giddy at the though of the new Razer 3G laser engine that has a massive 4000 dpi, which is reached without the use of software interpolation.

Razer’s familiar Synapse software will control the Lachesis and the mouse has 32kb of onboard memory that allows you to save five game profiles for use on systems without the driver software installed.

Razer placed nine independently programmable buttons on the Lachesis as well. On-the-fly sensitivity adjustment is included and the mouse uses 1000Hz Ultrapolling giving a 1ms response time. Razer says the Lachesis can process 60-100 IPS and withstand 25g of acceleration. The Lachesis will be available in October for $79.95.

VIA [ Razer ]