If a product doesn't change for two years, it's got to be doing something right, and such was the tale about Razer's Destructor gaming surface. Alas, all good things must come to an end-of-life, if only to encourage people to buy the new hotness, which in this case is the shiny new Scarab. It's a hard gaming mousepad doused in Razer's Fractal 2.0 coating, ensuring uniform responsiveness and the right balance between speed and control. It includes a carrying case -- because, as all serious gamers know, you've got to look good to play good -- and that ever-elusive "feeling of awesomeness during usage." The price is one of those hilarious, currency-agnostic ones, as the Scarab will cost you $39.99 in the US or €39.99 in Europe. We're sure Euro gamers are laughing it up right now. You'll find the PR after the break and the Scarab in stores later this month.
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RAZER™ RELEASES THE RAZER SCARAB – SEQUEL TO THE REVOLUTIONARY RAZER DESTRUCTOR
The All-New Hard Mouse Mat for High DPI Gaming will be available in December
Carlsbad, Calif. – December 16, 2010 – Most of the time, sequels to great movies suck. Normally, sequels to great books suck. Sometimes, sequels to great games suck. But what doesn't ever suck are sequels to Razer products. They just keep getting better.
Razer, the world's leading high-end precision gaming brand, wants you to know that your gaming doesn't have to suck anymore thanks to the release of the Razer Scarab; the next generation hard gaming mouse mat. Featuring a Razer Fractal 2.0 surface coated in light grey, the long-awaited sequel to the Razer Destructor takes superior tracking to an explosive new level.
"With this sequel, we focused on enhancing the Fractal surface coating so that gamers will improve their game even further. It's all you need to win in life," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president of Razer USA, "And in PC games of course. The Razer Scarab is for gamers who prefer hard surfaces, high performance areas, effortless swipes and absolute tracking."
Alexey "Cypher" Yanusheuski of Team Serious Gaming, world champion in Quake Live said of the Scarab, "A mat like this makes keeping up with the high intensity of Quake easy. I look forward to further improving my rocket jump technique and upping my frag count."
Olga "Pachella" Pak, Counter-strike 1.6 world champion with Team Mousesports said, "Razer paid special attention to the needs of FPS gamers when developing this; improving accuracy and now the Scarab is an indispensable accessory to complement my high-dpi gaming mouse."
About the Razer Scarab
What makes the Scarab the awesome mat it is comes down to Razer's Fractal 2.0 surface coating. It establishes a highly responsive and uniform tracking system perfect for optical and laser mice sensors. It's been finely-tuned to balance between speed and control to help acquire targets more accurately.
Razer even included a lightweight carrying case that not only protects the Scarab, but is a sweet folio to store documents for your job as a tax accountant by day, l33t gamer by night. It even looks great, guaranteed to turn heads at the next LAN party you destroy.
So go on, get a Razer Scarab and make your high-dpi gaming mouse (it better also be a Razer) happy.
Price: US $39.99; EU €39.99
Razerzone Asia Pacific – December 19th, 2010
Razerzone North and South America – December 24th, 2010
Razerzone Europe – December 25th, 2010
Worldwide – December, 2010
Fractal 2.0™ surface coating for high performance
Optimal performance for both laser and optical mice
Hard mouse mat providing precise tracking
Improved rubber base for greater stability
Large size suited for most gaming environments: 350(L) x 250(W) x 3(H)mm
Reinforced carrying case for optimal stowing
A feeling of awesomeness during usage
For more information about the Razer Scarab, please visit www.razerzone.com/scarab.