Razer launches new keyboard and headset for gamers

Written by Phil Cogar

October 5, 2007 | 17:33

Tags: #headset #keyboard #lycosa #n52te #piranha

Companies: #belkin #razer

If you're in the market for a new keyboard designed for the gaming market, you wight want to check out Razer's new Lycosa keyboard.

Nonslip rubber, backlit keys that are individually programmable make the Lycosa stand out from the keyboard crowd, but the keys aren't the only feature that makes this keyboard worthy of your fragfests. The Lycosa also features a slim keycap structure with Hyperesponse technology, TouchPanel easy access media keys, a gaming mode option that will deactivate the Windows key, 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching, a detachable wrist rest, and 1000Hz Ultrapolling for a 1ms response time. To round it out, a USB port and headset jacks provide easy access for hooking up your headset.

The Lycosa will be made available in November for $79.99 in the US. No listing for UK pricing yet.

Speaking of headsets, Razer has a new gaming headset available as well.

The Razer Piranha was designed just for gamers. Key features include an ergonomic design for prolonged use, in-line remote for controlling volume and microphone muting, noise-filtered microphone, single-sided cable, and stereo sounds.

What makes this headset stand out from the rest? I don't know but it does look nice so for those of you that like some colour coordination with your peripherals. The Piranha will be available sometime this month for $79.99 in the US. Like the Lycosa, UK pricing is unavailable.

If that's still not enough gaming peripheral news for you, Belkin has teamed up with Razer to release the Belkin n52te hybrid gaming keyboard.

The old Belkin n52 was awesome in its own right and the n52te has added new improvements. Retailing for $69.99 in the US and £49.99 in the UK, the n52te features a backlit keypad and scroll wheel, adjustable wrist rest, eight-directional thumbpad with removable joystick, fifteen programmable keys, nonslip rubber feet, and an easy toggle between three keymap states.

You'll find it on store shelves in November.

Needless to say, Razer has you covered in your gaming peripherals but do any of these appeal to you? Check out some more pictures below and then let us know over in the forums.

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