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The new Razer BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk Essential line delivers great gaming performance at a budget-friendly price.
HAMBURG, GERMANY – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced three new gaming peripherals to expand its best-selling lineups. The BlackWidow keyboard, Kraken headset, and Basilisk Essential mouse are some of the best value-for-money gaming peripherals Razer has to offer and deliver everything a gamer needs.


The Razer BlackWidow keyboard is the latest addition to Razer’s best-selling keyboard family. Sporting many features of the flagship BlackWidow Elite, the BlackWidow is fitted with Razer’s tactile and clicky Green Mechanical Switches.

Designed for gaming by Razer, the Green Mechanical Switch features a tactile bump and distinctive click sound, with optimized actuation and reset points for best-in-class gaming and typing. Using Razer’s improved dual-side wall switch design, key wobble is minimized while increasing accuracy and responsiveness. Each key is rated to last up to 80 million keystrokes.
The BlackWidow offers Razer Chroma with individual key lighting of 16.8 million colors controllable via Razer Synapse 3. With Razer Hypershift, every key can be a macro key, or be assigned secondary functions through Razer Synapse 3. The Razer BlackWidow also features on-board hybrid memory and cloud storage, allowing you to preserve your personalized settings (such as lighting profiles, key binds and macros) when used with different computers.

Product Features
• Razer™ Green Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
• 80 million keystroke lifespan
• Razer Chroma™ customizable backlighting with 16.8 million color options
• Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
• Razer Synapse 3-enabled
• Cable routing options
• N-key roll-over with built-in anti-ghosting
• Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
• Gaming mode option
• 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
• Instant Trigger Technology

Price & Availability

£119.99 GBP / $119.99 USD / 129,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit http://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow
Find the product video: http://rzr.to/BlackWidow-YT

The new Razer Kraken is the successor to the best-selling Kraken Pro V2. Taking design and hardware cues from the flagship Kraken Tournament Edition, the Kraken features large 50 mm drivers to deliver clear, powerful sound whilst the improved retractable microphone has been honed to cut out even more background noise, ensuring crystal-clear team communication.

Long-term comfort is assured with thicker headband padding and all-ear gel cooling cushions. The ear cup padding features a moisture-wicking breathable fabric on the contact surface, a cooling gel layer and hidden eye-wear channels built into the foam layer, giving the ultimate in comfort.

With inline mute and volume controls, the 3rd generation Razer Kraken is Razer’s most versatile cross-platform headset to date.

The Kraken is also available in a Quartz Pink edition, and as the Razer Kraken for Console, featuring a new color variant of black with blue highlights.

Product Features

• Custom-tuned 50 mm Drivers
• Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions
• Retractable Unidirectional Microphone
• Bauxite Aluminium Frame
• Thicker Headband Padding
• Cross-Platform Compatibility

• Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
• Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
• Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109 dB
• Input power: 30 mW (Max)
• Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
• Inner ear cup diameter: 54 mm x 65 mm
• Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
• Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
• Approx. weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs
• Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with cooling gel, perfect for long-wearing comfort

• Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
• Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
• Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -45 ± 3 dB
• Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

In-line control
• Analog volume control wheel
• Microphone quick mute toggle

Audio Usage
• Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
• Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
Audio / mic splitter adapter cable usage: Devices with separate 3.5 mm audio and microphone jacks

Price & Availability

£79.99 GBP / $79.99 USD / 79,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit https://www.razer.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken

The Razer Basilisk Essential stays true to the unique right-handed ergonomic form factor of the original Razer Basilisk and has a total of 7 configurable buttons utilizing Razer’s Mechanical Mouse Switches, with a durability of up to 20 million clicks.

The unique thumb-operated Multi-Function Paddle, an award-winning feature in the original Basilisk, can be programmed for any function the gamer needs; a quick-shift DPI clutch for sniping, shortcut for a weapon or spell slot, push-to-talk comms or Press and Hold for sprinting, healing or crouching.
Powered by a native, gaming-grade 6400 DPI optical sensor the Razer Basilisk Essential features Razer Chroma with customizability of 16.8 million colours and variety of effects available through Razer Synapse 3.

Product Features

• True 6,400 DPI optical sensor
• Up to 220 inches per second (IPS) / 30 G acceleration
• 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
• Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
• Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
• Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
• 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
• Razer Chroma™ lighting with true 16.8 million customizable color options
• Razer Synapse 3 enabled
• Approximate Dimensions: 124 mm / 4.88 in (Length) X 75 mm / 2.94 in (Width) X 43 mm / 1.69 in (Height)
• Approximate Weight: 95 g / 0.21 lbs (excluding cable)

Price & Availability

£49.99 / $49.99 USD / 49,99 € MSRP

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit https://razer.com/gaming-mice/razer-basilisk-essential
Find the product video: http://rzr.to/BasiliskEssential-YT

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 15 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).