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Razer Tiamat 7.1: The ‘World’s First’ Surround Sound Headset

Written on August 18, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Razer unleashed the "world's first" 7.1 surround sound headset - the Razer Tiamat 7.1 - during the Gamescom 2011 last Wednesday.

During the Gamescom 2011 last Wednesday, peripheral manufacturer – Razer – unveiled the “world’s first” discrete 7.1 surround sound gaming headset — the Razer Tiamat 7.1. According to the company, the headset comes with a total of ten discrete drivers — five in each ear cup. These drivers represent the seven surround sound channels and sub woofer.

As posted in a press release: “The Razer Tiamat 7.1 also gives gamers maximum customizability of their audio experience adjustable on a sleek control unit. You can precisely fine-tune the volume of every audio channel, position, and bass depth, as well as conveniently toggle between the headset’s 7.1 surround sound mode, 2.0 stereo mode or external speakers as long as they are also hooked up to the unit, so you’ll have the right setup for your entertainment at all times.”

Together with the announcement, Razer also launched the “Experience the Power of 7 — with Razer Tiamat 7.1″ contest. Here, the participants must answer two questions related to the Razer Tiamat 7.1, invite seven friends via Facebook or Twitter, and “like” the product on Facebook.

The Razer Tiamat 7.1 is set for a Q4 2011 release, and will cost $179.99 (179.99 euro).

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Pre-Order a Razer’s Chimaera 5.1 Wireless Surround Sound Headset for Xbox 360 Today

Written on February 24, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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"With the Razer Chimaera 5.1, we're giving every gamer the opportunity to experience surround sound in complete wireless freedom." ---Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, President Razer USA.

Are you ready for some wireless aural intensity? Well you just need to wait a little longer. Razer’s Chimaera 5.1 wireless Xbox 360 surround sound headset will start shipping this April, but Razer has just given us gamers quite a treat as the company listed the intense sound gear for pre-order a while ago. Yes, you can now pre-order the Razer Chimeara 5.1 headset at the Razer website for $199.99 USD or €199.99 in Europe, inching you closer to the sweet sounds of wireless technology, a dolby surround sound headphone, independent audio and microphone controls, and 8 hours of pure experience on a full charge.

Not yet convinced on getting a pre-order? Well hit the break and check out the specs. These might change your minds.

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Best Gaming Keyboard for Hardcore Gamers

Written on January 29, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Choosing the right gaming keyboard can be tough. With dozens of keyboards available in the market today, what are the best ones out there that will feed my lust for blood or guns or whatever?

Getting the right mouse is one thing, getting the right keyboard is another. Just like a gaming mouse, the gaming keyboard is the heart and soul of an entire gaming experience. Each press of a button can spell the difference of victory or defeat whether it’s a role-playing game, a first-person shooter game, and others. But what does make a gaming keyboard great? And are there any gaming keyboards out there that shine/light up above the rest of its kind? Hit the break and find out our list of the best gaming keyboards along with a crash course in choosing the right one for your gaming needs.

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Razer Ferox Redefines Portable Gaming Speakers

Written on January 26, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Razer has broken the sound barrier once again with its new mobile gaming speaker, the Razer Ferox.

Razer isn’t only known for their imba mouse and keyboard series. They’re also known for other things too, like audio hardware for example. Razer has just unleashed details of their upcoming audio speakers for mobile gamers, the Razer Ferox. Don’t let the size fool you as it’s 360° omni-directional sound design plus its digitally enchanced amplifier efficiency can pack quite a punch that will redefine your idea of mobile speakers. You won’t worry much on how to carry the Ferox as Razer has provided a carrying case for you to enjoy anywhere you go. And did we mention it has up to 12 hours battery life?

Hit the break to view the features and specs of the Razer Ferox speakers.

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Razer Hydra Sixense Motion Controller: Future of Desktop Gaming?

Written on January 14, 2011 by Kristoff Jones

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Magnetics-based that is ultra responsive and multi-dimensional. Could the Razer Hydra Sixense be the future of desktop gaming or will it be a novelty?

CES 2011 has certainly showed us what’s in store for the coming year. And one that certainly grabbed our attention was Razer’s Hydra Sixense motion controller for desktop computer gaming. Although it has yet to be confirmed if the revolutionary Wii-mote-like hardware is finished with its developmental stages, Razer certainly took the initiative to show if off at the CES. From what we saw from the video, the motion controller is magnetics-based and tends to be extremely responsive and multi-dimensional (something Wii-mote has been lacking all these years as it solely relies on its novelty and innovativeness).

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