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Razer updates their Blade laptop

Razer continues to blaze a trail with their latest gaming laptop, the Razer Blade. This new iteration will obviously feature brand new parts and innards which will raise its performance, helping gamers get their gaming kicks in wherever they are without having to worry about choppy frame rates or laggy performance. The latest version of the Razer Blade is touted to arrive with an updated CPU, faster memory as well as a brand new 4K UHD screen option. As a result, gamers who are always on the move will be able to enjoy a perfect balance of power, mobility and durability, alongside the now-signature elegant Razer Blade profile.

Sporting the latest generation of 7th Gen Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, the new Razer Blade will be more powerful and more efficient compared to its predecessor. The new CPU lets it achieve double-digit increases in productivity benchmarks, and it works with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics which ought to see unmatched frame rates delivered in an ultra-thin laptop form factor. Not only that, it is also lightweight in nature at just 0.70 inches thin, tipping the scales at slightly more than four pounds as it is encased in a unibody CNC aluminum chassis.

While a Full HD panel is standard on the new Razer Blade, there is a new 4K UHD touchscreen option for those who would like to up the ante. This provides the clarity of 4K resolution for ultimate picture quality as well as the convenience of a touchscreen interface. Perfect for video editing, music creation and software development, the Razer Blade will feature 16GB of RAM, Killer Wireless-AC and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity. Not only that, depending on your budget, you can even squeeze in a PCIe SSD storage option of up to 1TB. The starting price for the new Razer Blade stands at a rather pricey $1,899, but you get what you pay for in this case.

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Razer BlackWidow mechanical gaming keyboard gets updated

Razer is a name that is synonymous with quality gaming hardware, and it does not seem as though the company is about to slow down in its development of new peripherals anytime soon. Razer in a sense follows Apple’s footsteps by offering updated versions of an existing peripheral without any change in the name. This works great in the long run, since you do not need to keep track of the numbers (unlike the Samsung Galaxy S series which is about to embark on the 8th generation — it is simply nuts!). The latest peripheral to be updated by Razer would be the Razer BlackWidow, touted to be the best mechanical gaming keyboard, and then some.

Known as the new Razer BlackWidow V2 mechanical gaming keyboard, this particular range would now be on the receiving end of a brand new switch option, a magnetic wrist rest, not to mention cosmetic updates to keep up with the times. First launched 7 years ago, the Razer BlackWidow gained popularity in the world of mechanical keyboards, and with Razer churning out its very own mechanical switches in 2014, known as the Razer Green and Razer Orange switch, it set benchmarks in the industry that paved the way for gaming-optimized actuation as well as reset responsiveness and superior durability.

The Razer BlackWidow V2 will deliver with the best tactile switches thanks to the Green and Orange variants, in addition to the Razer Yellow switch. This linear and silent design will feature reduced travel distance so that keys can be pressed faster than ever before. Not only that, the new switch’s feel and properties would cater for FPS and MOBA players who tend to press select keys thousands of times with each gaming session. The rating of 80 million keystrokes is certainly more than welcome!

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Other features of the Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2 keyboards will include individually backlit keys, customizable lighting features, custom settings and lighting profiles which are integrated into popular game titles. Expect it to retail for $169.99 a pop.
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Razer reveals its Naga Hex V2 gaming mouse

Razer is one name that is more often than not associated with high quality gaming peripherals, and it is no surprise at all to see that Razer is back in the spotlight once again thanks to the reveal of the Naga Hex V2 gaming mouse. This will definitely improve on its predecessor in many aspects, and the newest evolution in the storied Naga mouse range will included a new thumb wheel that has been specially designed for popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) titles such as League of Legends, Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm.

The Razer Naga Hex V2 is no ordinary gaming mouse, as it has been buffed up to an OP level, where it boasts of a 7 button mechanical thumb wheel that has been specially optimized for MOBA gaming as mentioned earlier, as well as pre-configured MOBA profiles in order for one to enjoy maximum in-game efficiency. In essence, the Razer Naga Hex V2 comes equipped with a 5G, true 16,000 DPI laser sensor that ensures any kind of movement across any display setup will be able to register precisely, regardless of whether it is a multi-monitor battle station or a 4k screen.

The newest mouse under Razer’s banner will also take advantage of Powered by Razer Chroma technology, where it unlocks customizable lighting features which can then be synchronized across devices. Gamers are able to select and choose from 16.8 million colors and a variety of effects that suit their taste, while custom settings can be created on the Razer Synapse software platform and shared with millions of other Razer software users thanks to the Razer Chroma Workshop.

In-game Razer Chroma lighting profiles have also been integrated into popular game titles, including “Overwatch”, “Call of Duty®: Black Ops III”, and “Blade and Soul”, among others. Already available Stateside, the Naga Hex V2 gaming mouse will come with an asking price of $79.99 a pop, although it would burn a larger hole in your pocket across the pond at €99.99 apiece.

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Overwatch Razer gaming mouse, mat, keyboard and headset are ready to rock and roll

When it comes to high end gaming peripherals, you can be sure that one particular name would be able to stand out like a star – and that is none other than Razer. After all, the folks over at Razer have definitely done their bit over the years to enhance their legendary name in this niche market, and it does not look as though Razer is about to stop anytime soon. No sir, in fact, we now have received word that the availability of PC peripherals for Overwatch, the highly anticipated team-based shooter by Blizzard Entertainment, is now available for purchase by the adoring masses, and it has the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition (TE) analog wired gaming headset to lead the crowd, followed by a BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, DeathAdder Chroma mouse and Goliathus Extended mouse mat.

In other words, if you know that you are going to be a big time in Overwatch, then you might want to make sure that you are dressed for the occasion as well. After all, there is nothing quite like the boost in confidence as well as ego, knowing that your hardware choice would be looked upon by others with a green eye. Apart from enjoying an array of dynamic Razer Chroma lighting effects with the Overwatch-themed mouse and keyboard from Razer, you know that these Overwatch themed peripherals will do their bit in enhancing your aura as a gamer to your opponents.

The Overwatch Razer ManO’War TE gaming headset has been specially designed for performance and comfort over hours of play, where it boasts of a fully retractable MEMS mic with inline volume and mute controls, ensuring that verbal communication remains easy to adjust and crystal clear even in the heat of battle. There is a fully retractable microphone boom that pulls out from the left ear cup as needed and its flexible design allows it to be adjusted to a player’s needs on the fly. You can expect the same kind of specifications with the other Overwatch series products, too. Any takers?

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Razer ManO’War gaming headset ups the ante further

Razer has certainly done its fair bit to deliver a number of high end gaming peripherals over the years without any exception, and this time around, they also happen to be able to cater to those who are on the lookout of a gaming headset par excellence. Just in case you are in the market for a new gaming headset that will be able to deliver all of the different nuances regardless of the game genre, Razer steps right up to the plate to get the job done, in the form of the ManO’War headset.

Of course, this will not be a tethered headset, but rather, it will be a wireless one that provides freedom and uninterrupted play for long hours on end, now how about that? Boasting of an all new design that promises to also extend battery life, while you enjoy 7.1 surround sound in a zero lag environment, you can be sure that you will be the envy of the rest of your mates whenever you don the Razer ManO’War headset.

The Razer ManO’War is deemed to be an ultra-compact wireless USB adapter which delivers plug-and-play connectivity from up to 12 meters, but of course, if you think that this is not enough simply because you live in a really, really large mansion, there is the optional extension dock that will be able to offer an even greater 14 meter range. The aforementioned immersive 7.1 channel virtual surround sound in the Razer ManO’War happens to be supported by the Razer Surround software engine, where it is paired with the Razer ManO’War’s custom tuned 50mm Neodymium magnet drivers, allowing your ears to enjoy virtual soundscapes that come alive thanks to 360-degree fidelity.

Hidden in the left ear cup would be a unidirectional digital microphone boom which can be easily pulled out when required, and it can also be adjusted to whatever position that is desired. All in all the Razer ManO’War will arrive worldwide this May for $169.99.

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New versions of Razer Hammerhead Pro announced

gallery-razer-hammerhead-pro-v2When it comes to headsets and earphones, there are many different kinds of models to choose from, and it all depends on what you are going to use it for. For gamers who would need something that works in a crystal clear manner without any kind of compromise so that they can know what is going on in-game, then the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 headset and Razer Hammerhead V2 in-ear headphones would be able to do the trick quite well, taking into consideration Razer’s prowess when it comes to gaming peripherals that they have released over the years. .

The all new Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 and Razer Hammerhead V2 will both arrive with an enhanced chassis that is CNC milled out of aircraft-grade aluminum, while flat-style cables make them ideal for mobile gaming and music use. Specially engineered for improved acoustic clarity as well as more powerful bass for which the Razer Hammerhead series is famous for, the in-ear headset and headphone will also come equipped with extra-large 10mm dynamic drivers, which would be a 20 percent increase compared to the earlier generation.

The Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 will boast of a trio of quick-action control buttons on the in-line microphone, which will play nice with both iOS and Android devices. There is also a trio of ear tip sizes to choose from and an optional bi-flange attachment that delivers superior sound isolation, in addition to customizable comfort for increased versatility. Not only that, an included splitter cable enables it to be connected to devices with dedicated audio and microphone jacks.

As for the Razer Hammerhead V2 which was developed for users who want a streamlined mobile audio solution, it will come with all the features of the Pro V2, although it would miss out on the in-line mic and controls. Expect the Razer Hammerhead Pro V2 to go for $69.99 a pop while the Razer Hammerhead V2 would retail for $49.99 each as they both arrive next month.

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Sony DSC-HX80 compact zoom camera revealed

sony-dsc-hx80Most of the time when it comes to digital cameras, many people would want to have a heavy and chunky DSLR in their possession for the simple fact that it offers far more controls and is better able to snap photos with greater precision and clarity than a simple point-and-shoot camera. However, it looks like there is also room for another player in the genre, which would be system cameras that do away with the bulk and yet offer impressive image quality. Sony straddles the entry level market here with the Sony DSC-HX80 compact zoom camera.

The Sony DSC-HX80 is said to arrive with a wide range of advanced imaging capabilities, where among them include 30x optical zoom, a high-resolution 18.2 MP2 Exmor R CMOS Sensor and a retractable OLED Tru-Finder in a class-leading compact body. Not only that, the Sony DSC-HX80 also holds the distinction of being the only compact high-zoom camera that will boast of a retractable electronic viewfinder, which makes it an extremely appealing and flexible solution when it comes to traveling and family photography, in addition to video shooting.

The premium 30x ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T optical zoom lens with 60x “Clear Image” digital zoom capability should be more than capable of snapping great looking shots from afar, while the built-in pop-up OLED Tru-Finder EVF with high contrast and vivid colors ought to let you see what you shoot immediately as though you were right in front of it. Throw in Optical SteadyShot with 5-axis image stabilization and you will be able to minimize the effects of camera shake as well.

Other features of the Sony DSC-HX80 include a high-resolution, 921k dot LCD screen that is able to tilt a full 180 degrees for comfortable arms-length portraits, or “selfies” as we call it, and is Wi-Fi / NFC compatible. Those who are interested in picking it up need not have to break the bank as the Sony DSC-HX80 will be available from next month onward for approximately $350 a pop.

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Razer Ripsaw capture card launched

razer-ripsawWhen it comes to gaming peripherals, you know for sure that there is one particular name that stands out like a beacon in the dark of the night – that would be Razer. Razer has had its fair share of gaming peripherals released in the past that have been extremely impressive, to say the least, and this time around, here we are with yet another unique peripheral that might just change the way you use your computer. Basically, the Razer Ripsaw is a USB3.0 1080p60 capable capture card that boasts of full PC and console support, and not only that, it will play nice with OBS and XSplit software

The Razer Ripsaw capture card can be considered to be a crucial tool for broadcasting, as it empowers users with high-performance recording and streaming capabilities, all the while bringing game footage to popular platforms such as Twitch and YouTube with remarkable resolutions and frame rates. Boasting of an industry-leading full 1080p game capture at 60 frames per second, one will be able to enjoy crisp, clear and smooth viewing as it takes advantage of the top-of-the-line USB 3.0 standard.

The Razer Ripsaw can stream on uncompressed raw game footage with close to zero latency, and audiences can even enjoy more personalized and fun experiences when broadcasters exploit the capture card’s onboard audio and microphone inputs, which can plug into virtually any music source or microphone for a secondary audio or commentary layer.

It will also be easy to use right out of the box thanks to the necessary cables included, letting it 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. The asking price for the Razer Ripsaw stands at $179.99 a pop.

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The ProView S3 is a 3-axis gimbal that will let you shoot cinematic-quality video on your phone

3-Axis Gimbal Pro View S3

Just about anyone can become a celebrity nowadays. We can make ourselves look like rock stars in our daily lives just by posting well-framed photos and videos frequently. Of course, whether or not you’re actually accomplishing anything with what you’re doing is what will determine the longevity of your following. For those who are honestly pursuing an end goal and need to carefully tailor their feed to a professional level on a shoestring budget, you have to make everything look good.

If you only have your smartphone as your camera equipment, then you likely know how hard getting video can be. You can’t run or move much with your phone unless you want shaky footage, and panning is only as steady as your hands can be. This ProView S3 is hoping to up your production quality 10 fold, by providing you with a 3-axis gimbal for your smartphone. If you’re not well-versed in what that is, it essentially means steady footage despite how much you move.

This can hold phones ranging in size from 4.7-5.7” with a width from 67-85mm, and will be able to operate in four different modes. You can lock all 3 axes, have the pan axis follow, tilt axis follow, or the pan and tilt axes follow. There’s only one button which turns this on or off, switches between different modes (lights will let you know which one you’re on), and controls vertical tilt and horizontal panning. There’s also a joystick to control what direction your camera is headed in. There are a lot of gimbals on the market for smartphones, but this $140 version seems like it works pretty well.

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Braven BRV-XXL outdoor speaker is the bomb

BRAVEN-BRV-XXLWhen one talks about Bluetooth and outdoor speakers, you can be pretty sure that one name will definitely come to mind among outdoor enthusiasts, and Braven would be it. This time around, the availability of the Braven BRV-XXL outdoor speaker makes things ideal for those who would like to take a look at their camping gear and perform an upgrade of it. The Braven BRV-XXL outdoor speaker has been touted to be the perfect speaker as it was specially designed to deliver high-intensity HD sound to any party, retreat or tailgate. Not only that, it has been constructed for any location, indoor or outdoor, as the Braven BRV-XXL showcases a commanding design that unleashes titanic surround sound for a truly stunning listening experience.

With Braven’s BRV-XXL alone, you can say that it is all the gear which is required when it comes to tailgates and backyard entertaining, as you will be able to enjoy a 14-hour playtime as well as a powerful built-in 15,600mAh battery that enables one to juice up smartphones and tablets. Not only that, it has been expertly designed so that it can optimize and maximize sound, where the BRV-XXL boasts of quadruple audio drivers and a subwoofer that fires from both sides of the unit, doing away with dead zones.

With the Braven BRV-XXL, you can also easily bring it with you to just about any sporting event, outdoor festival, or camping trip thanks to a carry strap and tie-down loops which will secure it to any location safely. Throw in IPX5 water resistance into the mix alongside a shock-resistant body, and you can be sure that the BRV-XXL will not be the reason that the party stops. Other features include one touch connectivity with NFC technology; an on-board control to easily adjust bass, treble, volume, and skips tracks; and a 3.5 mm microphone input for impromptu toasts and announcements. The asking price? $349.99 a pop.

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