Since the acquisition of THX, gaming brand Razer has introduced the first THX-certified laptop and computer speakers and now introduces an amped-up gaming headset at IFA 2018.
Meet the Kraken Tournament Edition headset, the first gaming headset with THX Spatial Surround sound. This technology simulates not only the usual 7.1 surround sound for immersion from all sides, but also distinguishes sounds from below and above to create a complete atmosphere. to create audio.
For example, users could hear the panoramic movement of sounds as a plane running past and above it. Finally, it is argued that THX Spatial Surround can track which way you look in the game to deliver truly directional audio.
In addition to the impressive spatial audio capabilities of this headset, it features cooling gel pierced ear pads, hidden eyeglass curtains for eyeglass wearers and an ultra-soft, padded headband. You will also find a USB audio controller connected to the Kraken Tournament Edition headset and offers on-the-fly adjustment of the bass level and mixing ratio between mixing games and team chats.
The Kraken Tournament Edition is available from September for $ 99 (£ 99, AU $ 149).
Razer also introduced important updates to two of the most iconic peripherals, the Blackwidow Elite keyboard and Mamba Wireless gaming mouse.
The Blackwidow Elite gets the sturdy, double-walled mechanical switches of the BlackWidow Ultimate and the multifunctional digital rotary knob of the Huntsman Elite. Razer notes that this is also the first keyboard with hybrid on-board memory and cloud storage & # 39 ;, allowing users to store up to five profile configurations created with Razer's Synapse software.
Meanwhile, the Mamba Wireless is the newest version of Razer's flagship mouse and now has the Adaptive Frequency Technology from Lancehead, which scans and switches to interference free frequency channels in millisecond intervals.
Also new to this gaming mouse is Razer's 5G advanced optical sensor, which the company claims has a true 16,000 DPI and a 99.4% resolution accuracy. You also get Razer's new hybrid built-in storage system on this gaming mouse and up to 50 hours of use on a single charge.
The Razer BlackWidow Elite is now available for $ 169 (£ 169, AU $ 299), while the Razer Mamba Wireless arrives in September, priced at $ 99 (£ 99, AU $ 169).
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