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3:00 AM on 02.23.2013

Crysis 3 can be run on the Razer Edge

Razer's Edge gaming tablet thing has been pretty interesting on the whole. The early prototype we saw running Skyrim last year was impressive, for sure. Now, Razer has published a video showing yet another demanding gam...

Conrad Zimmerman



Review: Razer Taipan gaming mouse photo
Review: Razer Taipan gaming mouse
by Patrick Hancock

Until recently, I had always used the same mouse forever: the classic, three-button optical mouse with nothing special about it. It was, and still is, passable, but my competitive gaming needs are a bit higher these days. Using the keyboard for voice chat just isn't going to cut it.

The Razer Taipan mouse is a good step up from the basic model that I, and many others, have always used. It isn't too complicated and strikes a nice middle ground between basic and complex. It doesn't have a million buttons nor does it feel too simple or cheap. It's marketed with a heavy emphasis towards "eSports athletes," but if you're a normal schmuck like me who likes to play Counter-Strike and MOBA games with a hint of seriousness, it'll make you happy just as well.

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Review: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad photo
Review: Razer Orbweaver Gaming Keypad
by Chris Carter

Do you really need multiple methods of control outside of a mouse and keyboard? Well, in today's PC climate with the vast amount of games available at a moment's notice for pennies, it's never be a bad thing.

Between bluetooth to PC Wiimote capabilities, plug and play 360 controllers, and a host of different mouse and keyboard options, there's something for every type of gamer out there.

But what about a gaming keypad? Is it really necessary on top of everything else out there? In order to find out, I put Razer's successor to the Nostromo to the test.

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Review: Razer Sabertooth  photo
Review: Razer Sabertooth
by Dale North

I've tested many third-party game controllers in my day, and while I've liked quite a few of them, I always end up going back to the stock console controller. At the end of the day there's never enough there in these third-party offerings to warrant staying away from what I feel is the default and proper controller for a given console. Again, it's not that these controllers aren't nice -- they usually are. It's just that, outside gimmicks or options, they're never really better than the standard controller.

Maybe that has changed with Razer's Sabertooth controller. I've been using one non-stop for a couple of weeks and it has become my controller of choice.

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7:00 PM on 01.17.2013

Razer giving away the first Edge Pro gaming tablet

Hot on the heels of the recent news that their Edge gaming tablet won the Best of Show award for CES 2013, our friends at Razer are celebrating with a pretty sweet giveaway. From now until January 22, you can hop on over to t...

Mr Andy Dixon

10:30 PM on 01.11.2013

The DTOID Show: Cyberpunk 2077, Fallout, & The Razer Edge

Hey gang, welcome to the party. And by "party" I mean "Destructoid Show." I'm sincerely sorry for any confusion I might have caused by referring to it as a "party." Today, we talked about a Fallout-related Tweet. Then, the to...

Max Scoville





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