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9:00 AM on 01.10.2013

CES: Small but powerful: Hands-on with Razer Edge

Remember Razer's Project Fiona from last year's CES? That's now an official product called Razer Edge, which is a tablet, PC, and console all wrapped up into one. Last year it was a Windows 7 screen with console-like controls...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 01.08.2013

CES: Razer's Project Fiona launching as Razer Edge

A year ago at the Consumer Electronics Show, Razer announced an unusual-looking tablet called Project Fiona. Described by the company as being a tablet, PC, and console, the device is now called the Razer Edge and will be rel...

Jordan Devore



Handheld gaming PCs aren't the future (yet?) photo
Handheld gaming PCs aren't the future (yet?)
by Allistair Pinsof

If tech reporters seem excited today about the prospect of Project Shield, a new handheld PC gaming console by Nvidia, it’s probably because they are at CES where there is little else to be excited about within the confines of gaming. Perhaps they’d be better served by moseying on down to the Adult Entertainment Expo to pick up one of the those state of the art crank-operated, Bluetooth-enabled Fleshlights. It’s times like this that make me wish we lived in a world where Razer’s Switchblade, the talk of last year’s CES, had been released and bombed commercially so I could simply point at some news article and say “Look! I made hyperlink. I are smart.”

Instead, the Switchblade is still awaiting its retail release (sometime in Q2 Never), leaving game/tech journalists to praise it, gamers to doubt it, and developers to half-heartedly endorse it -- the kind of endorsement you would give Pauly Shore if you’d been sent five free Pauly Shore’s to use as you please. Despite not having the Switchblade’s retail performance, there is a history to awkward, expensive handheld gaming PCs that is best summoned on a day like today #slownewsday.

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2:00 PM on 01.03.2013

Razer's new Sabertooth controller has so many buttons

Razer's Sabertooth Elite Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 might not look all that different based on its front side, but on the back, there are six extra configurable buttons. Designed with competitive play in mind, this device...

Jordan Devore



Contest: Win a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset! photo
Contest: Win a Razer Tiamat 7.1 gaming headset!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Porkins, FierstArter, HammerShark, BillyTheK1dd, and Flamoctapus.]

Our friends at Razer have kindly bestowed upon us five of their awesome Tiamat 7.1 elite gaming headsets to give away to the Destructoid community! These bad boys normally retail for $180, but one can be yours right now for absolutely free!

To enter, we need you to film yourself doing something amazing. Show us your juggling skills, parkour off your neighbor's dog -- the sky's the limit! Everybody has some kind of talent; now's your chance to make yours pay off!

You have until Monday, December 31 at 11:59 PM Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to U.S. residents only. Once you've recorded your feat of amazingness, just drop the link to the video in the comments below. Good luck!

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Review: Razer Electra Headset photo
Review: Razer Electra Headset
by Jonathan Ross

The Razer Electra is an oddity. It's billed as a "music and gaming headset," but is primarily designed for use with mobile phones -- the headset is specifically made for iPhones, HTC phones, and Blackberries (and any laptop that happens to have an audio + microphone combined 3.5mm jack).   

To be perfectly honest, I'm hard-pressed to think of any mobile games aside from perhaps Sword & Sworcery that would truly benefit from high-quality "gaming" headphones. That said, the Electras are a comfortable set of headphones that are perfectly serviceable if you want to listen to music on your mobile device, as long as you don't mind the size and bulk.

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Review: Razer Blade photo
Review: Razer Blade
by Dale North

Stop. I already know what you're going to say. It's too expensive, right? You could build a rig for much cheaper, or some other manufacturer has a better price on a similar configuration. Something like that. And I get you. 

But that whole mindset changes when you have a really nice piece of electronics like the new Razer Blade in your hands. There's just something about this machine that brings out the technolust. There's also something about having all of your games in something so sleek, thin, and portable.

Yes, $2499 is a lot of money, but you're really getting something for that outlay.

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4:30 PM on 11.21.2012

Upgraded Razer DeathAdder mouse available now

Razer's DeathAdder gaming mouse has seen some improvements in this latest version, and should be hitting stores right about now. The biggest change is that the 4G sensor has improved performance. Razer says it's the world's m...

Dale North



Review: Razer Kraken Pro Headset photo
Review: Razer Kraken Pro Headset
by Chris Carter

Choosing a headset can prove to be mighty difficult in today's era. There's a ton of options; whether it's comfort level, sound quality, or functionality. Usually headsets tend to favor one factor over the other, leaving you fairly dissatisfied in the long run.

After dragging Razer's new Kraken Pro through the mud for many lengthy sessions, however, I've found that they're a great compromise if you're looking for a pair of PC headphones.

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9:00 PM on 10.17.2012

Razer is giving away a custom Star Wars-themed Blade

The Razer Blade is one of those products that I'll likely never own, but damn if it isn't fun to daydream about. This custom-made Star Wars: The Old Republic Blade doesn't exactly help the tech envy. One lucky person will win...

Jordan Devore



Review: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard photo
Review: Razer Deathstalker Ultimate keyboard
by Dale North

What would be the ultimate keyboard for PC gaming? No, bigger. Like, ultimate ultimate. Holograms and laserbeams and sh*t? That stuff is not possible yet, but how about a multitouch screen display and 10 programmable buttons with their own dedicated backdisplays? Crazy enough for you? How about backlit keys that you can assign any color to? 

There are lots of keyboards out there, but no one has gone balls-out crazy and made something that would give us true accessory lust yet. Maybe this new keyboard from Razer, the Deathstalker Ultimate, might be that for you.

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7:30 AM on 09.21.2012

TGS: Razer shows off Xbox 360 Arcade Stick prototype

Razer is working to get their upcoming Xbox 360 Arcade Stick absolutely perfect. The units they have on display at Tokyo Game Show this year are from their beta program, and are the 13th iteration of the sticks. 200 fighters ...

Dale North

12:03 PM on 09.01.2012

PAX: New Razer Blade hands-on gallery and impressions

I managed to get my hands on the new Razer Blade gaming laptop after the announcement yesterday during PAX 2012. I wanted to steal one, but there were only two, and its creators were hovering over both of them.  The Raze...

Dale North

5:15 PM on 08.31.2012

PAX: Powerful new Razer Blade gaming laptop announced

This afternoon, at a panel at Penny Arcade Expo 2012, Razer announced their newest product, the Razer Blade. You may remember a similar announcement from around this same time last year, but this is a redesigned device that a...

Dale North



Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound headset photo
Review: Razer Tiamat 7.1 Surround Sound headset
by Daniel Starkey

Reviewing headphones is probably one of the better parts about working for Destructoid. At the absolute worst, it gives me an excuse to watch some of my favorite movies, listen to great music, and play some games. No stress, no pressure.

I was really skeptical when I first heard about the Razer Tiamat 7.1. I expected the low-end response to be excessive, for the soundscape to be obnoxious, and for the set to exaggerate footsteps for the competitive multiplayer crowd. While my experience with the Tiamat was bittersweet, I’m glad to say it has nothing to do with the quality of the product itself.

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9:30 PM on 03.15.2012

Razer launches Razer Academy for eSports fans

eSports? e-Sports? Competitive gaming? Well whatever you call it, the PC hardware company Razer is ready to educate you on its happenings. Razer Academy has compiled a list of well-known names from the scene (like Latif...

Patrick Hancock