The latest Gadget shown off is a new Razer gaming mouse and headset
On the heel's of Logitech's announcement
of its own new PC gaming peripherals, Razer brings word this morning of
new PC gaming mouse and a audio headset. The $130 Mamba mouse hits
stores in February and the $80 Carcharias (a family of sharks) headset is set to debut at retail this month.
The Mamba mouse features many of Razer's hallmark features, plus a
few that are new. The large buttons, non-stick mouse Teflon mouse feet,
1000Hz polling rate and built-in memory (for carrying mouse settings
between systems) we've all seen before. You'll be glad to know the
laser sensor dpi arms race marches ever onward, with Razer trumping
Logitech's new 5,000 dpi G9x by ramping the Mamba's sensor up to 5,600
More interesting for the Mamba is that it's rechargeable, and you also
have the option to use it in both wired and wireless modes. The picture
above features what appears to be a charging base, so it's unclear if
the mouse will recharge while it's plugged in on the wired connection
as well. Regardless, the idea of giving gamers flexibility to go
on or off the cable is incredible. That $130 price tag also makes the Mamba the most
expensive gaming mouse.
For its headset, Razer doesn't get into many details of the Carcharias.
The press release mentions changeable ear pads (as opposed to
changeable headband padding on the Logitech G35), and an inline remote
control, both of which are useful features. And the $80 price tag put
the Carcharias $50 under the new Logitech model, although Razer also
doesn't boast about simulated 7.1-channel audio like Logitech does.