It's been a few months now since we've heard anything from Razer, but the outfit's hitting us up with two new pieces here at CES that are definitely worth a look. Starting things off is yet another gaming mouse, this one coined the Mamba. It features 2.4GHz "gaming grade" wireless technology, an optional, detachable cord, first-in-class polling rates of 1-millisecond, a "world's fastest" 5,600DPI Precision 3.5G Laser sensor and a battery life / DPI stage indicator. Moving on, we've got the Carcharias circumaural audio headset, which rocks a fully adjustable headband, inline remote and a 3-meter braided cable. The devices are set to start shipping in February and January, respectively, at $129.99 / $79.99. The release is hosted up in full after the break.
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Razer offers up Mamba wireless gaming mouse, Carcharias headset
RAZER™ UNVEILS NEW PRODUCT SUITE FOR GAMERS
New products reveal renewed focus on product design and proprietary technologies
Las Vegas, NV – January 8, 2009 – Today, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Razer™
unveiled a cutting edge of gaming peripherals including the Razer Mamba™, a high precision
wireless laser gaming mouse, and the Razer Carcharias™, a circumaural audio headset. Product
demonstrations will be held at the South Hall, meeting room 35166.
This new suite of Razer products will give gamers the competitive edge and allow for enhanced
game play for longer periods of time. With an emphasis on product design and a focus on
proprietary Razer technologies, these latest products will help gamers amplify performance levels
with faster response times, increased precision and offer unique design features.
"The best entertainment experiences happen when you are fully immersed in your game, and
hardware shouldn't get in the way of that," said Razer president Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff.
"We've put every bit of advantage available in the hands of our gamers with the new Razer
Mamba, and the Razer Carcharias. These products are for gamers who understand how minimal
wireless lag time, high quality audio communications and increased precision can mean the
difference between winning and losing."
The Razer Mamba™
Razer has unleashed the full potential of gaming mice by designing an ergonomic, lag free
gaming mouse with 2.4GHz gaming grade wireless technology, making it the fastest mouse both
on and off the cord. With dual mode wired/wireless functionality, the Razer Mamba lets users
immediately and seamlessly switch from wired to wireless play. With first in class polling rates at
1ms as compared to traditional wireless mice that poll at 8ms, players will have virtually lag free
The Razer Mamba also includes a host of features like Razer Synapse™ on-board memory that
lets gamers store and bring their mouse settings wherever they go. And the world's fastest
5600DPI Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser sensor, the Razer Mamba wireless gaming mouse lets
gamers move with lightning speed and precision to easily escape from becoming prey.
Cost: US- $129.99; Europe- €129.99
Available: Razerzone.com Feb, 2009, Worldwide Q1 2009
• Detachable seven-foot, lightweight, braided cord
• Battery life & DPI stage indicator
• Ultra-large non-slip Hyperesponse™ buttons
• Ergonomic design
• Zero-acoustic Ultraslick™ Teflon feet
• Gaming Grade Wireless Technology
• Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality
• Razer Synapse™ On-board Memory
• 5600DPI Razer Precision™ 3.5G Laser sensor
• 1000Hz Ultrapolling™ / 1ms response rate
• Up to 200 inches per second*/ 50g acceleration
• Approximate size: 128mm x 70mm x 42.5mm
• Battery Life: 14hrs (continuous gaming); 72hrs (normal gaming usage)
*Depends on surface used
The Razer Carcharias™
The Razer Carcharias is the essence of uncompromised comfort and audio clarity. The Razer
Carcharias contain certain key features focused on comfort, like a circumaural shape to allow full
over-ear coverage, interchangeable ear pads for a custom fit and a fully adjustable headband.
The Razer Carcharias headset boasts superior audio clarity, deep, thumping bass and a noise
filtering microphone. An inline remote lets users quickly and easily adjust volume and mute the
Cost: US- $79.99; Europe- €79.99
Available: Razerzone.com Jan, 2009, Worldwide Q1 2009
• Frequency Response: 20 - 20,000 Hz
• Impedance: 32 _ at 1kHz
• Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 102 ± 4dB at 1 kHzMax.
• Input Power: 200 mW
• Drivers: 40 mm, with neodymium Magnets
• Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
• Sensitivity( @1kHz, 1V/Pa): -37 ± 4dB
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
• Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
• Cable: 3 meters, Braided Fiber Sheath
• Connector: 3.5 mm jack (headphone and mic)