Razer unveils new gaming mouse and keyboards

Razer has announced the release of the gaming peripheral company’s new lineup of hardware for gamers.

Razer Ouroboros

The Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse is a customisable  ambidextrous model that can be adjusted to cater for different hand sizes and grip-styles.

The Ouroboros features two interchangeable side panels, along with a built-in DPI “clutch trigger button”, which can increase or decrease sensitivity on-the-fly.

Running on a single AA battery, the Ouroboros offers a minimum of 12 hours of life. This seems a low figure to us, but it’s what the official press materials said, so there you have it.

“The Razer Ouroboros is powered by a single AA Battery, and it supports 12hours of continuous gaming. We’ve included a rechargeable nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery, but it will also run on normal AA alkaline batteries for those times you need a quick swap, otherwise, just plug your mouse in wired mode and you’re good to go.”

Razer Ouroboros gaming mouse

The mouse also hosts a 4G dual laser/optical sensor, which should help pick up surfaces and track movements 10 times faster than the company’s previous generation sensors.

Razer BlackWidow series

While the Ouroboros is an ambidextrous mouse, there will always be a hand free regardless of whether you’re a lefty or righty, and that’s where the new keyboard range comes in.

The new mechanical keyboards are specced for gaming use, with two version to cater for different players.

Firstly the Blackwidow 2013 is the latest in the primary Blackwidow line and features a number of improvements to its design, including the anti-ghosting element which allows for up to 10 simultaneous key strokes. The keyboard also features a green backlight and and a matte finish that prevents smudging from fingers.

The second addition to the Blackwidow line is the new Blackwidow Tournament Edition keyboard. Considering that it was designed with LAN arenas and small desk spaces in mind, the keyboard suits competitive play. This was achieved by Razer removing the numpad from the side of the keyboard.

The tournament edition will also come in two designs; standard, and stealth, with the stealth version offering a faster key-response time.

Razer BlackWidow 2013 (above) and Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition (below)

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