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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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