Razer expands its best-selling lineup with the new Razer BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk Essential Peripherals designed for budget-oriented gamers. The new Razer peripherals aim to deliver the best value gaming-grade peripherals sporting the best of Razer’s technologies at an affordable package.
The Razer BlackWidow keyboard is the latest addition to Razer’s best-selling keyboard family as the entry-level model. It packs similar features that of the more expensive flagship BlackWidow Elite with its tactile and clicky Razer Green Mechanical Switches that offer optimized actuation and reset points for best-in-class gaming and typing. Using Razer’s improved dual-side wall switch design, the key wobble is minimized while increasing accuracy and responsiveness. Each key is rated to last up to 80 million keystrokes. The Razer BlackWidow is also powered by Razer Chroma with per-key RGB lighting of 16.8 million colours, controllable via Razer Synapse 3.
Razer Basilisk Essential
The Razer Basilisk Essential sports a unique right-handed ergonomic design that’s a signature of the original Razer Basilisk. It comes with a total of seven configurable buttons using Razer’s own Mechanical Mouse Switches with a durability of up to 20 million clicks. The unique thumb-operated Multi-Function Paddle can be programmed for any function offering a great tactical advantage for competitive gamers. The Razer Basilisk Essential comes with a gaming-grade 6400 DPI optical sensor, Razer Chroma RGB lighting effects via Razer Synapse 3.
The new Razer Kraken is the successor to the best-selling Kraken Pro V2 with similar features that of the flagship Kraken Tournament Edition. It comes with large and powerful 50mm drivers that deliver clear and immersive audio. It also features an improved retractable microphone that ensures crystal-clear audio recording while eliminating background noise. The new Razer Kraken also comes with thicker headband padding and all-ear gel cooling cushions. The Kraken is also available in a Quartz Pink edition, and as the Razer Kraken for Console, featuring a new colour variant of black with blue highlights.
Pricing and Availability
The Razer BlackWidow gets an MSRP of $119.99USD / 129,99€. The Razer Kraken gets an MSRP of $79.99USD / 79,99€. The Razer Basilisk Essential gets an MSRP of $49.99USD / 49,99€. All the new Razer peripherals are now available at the Razer Store and at partner resellers worldwide.