Razer BlackWidow, Basilisk Essential, and Kraken are three new gaming accessories (mechanical keyboard, mouse, and headphones respectively) for video game enthusiasts careful to their wallets. They cost $119.99, $49.99 and $79.99 respectively – important figures at absolute levels, but actually far from the Razer standards. Some features are inevitably missing, but their basic philosophy remains unchanged.
The main difference between the new BlackWidow keyboard and the already known BlackWidow Elite is the lack of multimedia controls at the top right. It has the usual Razer Green mechanical switches, the backlight is RGB and individual for each key, and the Synapse V3 hardware configuration system is supported. All preferences are stored in the keyboard’s built-in memory.
The aesthetic differences between Basilisk and Basilisk Essential are even more difficult to notice: the design is the same, even if only one configuration is required. The sensor, on the other hand, is less precise: from 16,000 DPI it goes to 6,400, with acceleration support that drops from 45 to 30 G. The backlight is always RGB, but there are one less physical key and no space integrated storage. However, Synapse V3 is supported.
Finally, Razer Kraken headphones are available in four colors – acid green, pink, black and black with blue accents. The design is very similar to that of the Kraken Tournament Edition, but the Spatial Audio support and the system that allows balancing the volume of the game sound effects. The drivers are exactly the same.
All three devices are already available for purchase on Razer’s official site.
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