No longer consigned to penny arcades and dank basements, gaming has taken the entire world by storm. So, whether you’re a pro, casual, live streamer, or speedrunner, taking the play to a whole new level requires the perfect assortment of gamer gadgets. With that said, here’s our new shortlist of must-have Razer gaming peripherals.
Razer Seiren Mini Ultra-Compact Streaming Mic
While there are a lot of USB microphones for gamers and live streamers to choose from, the Razer Seiren Mini is an ideal choice for those looking for a quality voice recording equipment that won’t break the bank.
The pill-shaped mic comes in black, white, and pink variants, and comes with a built-in desktop stand that can be tilted up and angled slightly to the side. Under the speaker grille, you’ll find a 14mm condenser capsule that delivers a super-cardioid pattern with a 20Hz-20KHz frequency range.
In terms of performance, Seiren Mini is great at minimizing background noise and capturing sounds coming from in front of the mic and is compatible with Windows 7 or higher, plus newer Mac computers.
Razer Viper 8KHz Ambidextrous Esports Gaming Mouse
Players live and die by the speed of their gaming mice, and the Razer Viper 8K has taken a novel approach to boost quickness. The ambidextrous esports mouse cuts down on input lag through its 8000Hz “hyperpolling” rate which makes for smoother cursor movement and fewer lost inputs.
The Viper 8K is also one of only a handful of ambidextrous mice with honest-to-goodness ergonomic support that lets both left and right-handed players position their fingers and wrist comfortably.
As for upgrades, the new mouse sports the Focus+ 20K sensor, which can track up to 20,000 DPI. It also stays accurate at up to 650 inches per second and comes with the latest optical mouse switches.
Razer BlackWidow V3 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard with Razer Chroma RGB
The Razer BlackWidow V3 is as stacked a gaming keyboard as you’re likely to find, with a 104-key full-size layout, wrist rest, blacktop plate, and ABS double-shot keycaps, plus classic green clicky or yellow linear mechanical switches that enhance its RGB appeal.
The BlackWidow V3 also has media buttons on the top-right corner and a circular volume wheel jutting out of the upper-right edge that is programmable in case you don’t watch videos on your PC a lot.
As for the wireless aspects of the keyboard, it can sync with your PC through Bluetooth or a 2.4GHz wireless connection via a USB dongle. However, you can still use a wired connection while charging the keyboard through the USB-C charging cable.
All said, the Razer BlackWidow V3’s streamlined design, intuitive menus, RGB lighting, and power-related settings make it a winner for those wanting an amalgam of wireless, mechanical, and gaming keyboard.
Razer Base Station V2 Chroma Headset Stand USB Hub
Blending function with a dash of flashiness, the Razer Base Station V2 can breathe new life into your gaming setup. The headset stand comes with RGB lighting effects, Chroma Studio, and 150+ game integrations that delight the eyes.
What’s more, the Base Station V2 delivers 7.1 surround sound through its dual USB 3.1 SuperSpeed ports and 3.5mm combo jack with built-in DAC – making for an even more immersive listening experience.
Design-wise, the stand sports a sleek, metallic design that can accommodate larger headsets and a stable base that prevents it from toppling over or shifting.
Razer Orochi V2 Mobile Wireless Gaming Mouse
A solid choice for gamers on the go, the Razer Orochi V2 has all the portability and capability of your standard work pocket mouse, but with the sensor and software support of a competitive gaming mouse.
Even with its smaller size, the Orochi V2 offers adequate support for your hand when playing with a palm grip. It also has a six-button setup with two-click panels, a thumbwheel, a DPI cycle in the middle column, plus back and forward buttons on the side.
Underneath is a three-setting power switch that lets you shift from Bluetooth connectivity that’s compatible with most devices to 2.4GHz that’s more ideal for gaming. There’s also the 5G Advanced sensor, which tracks up to 18,000 DPI and remains stable up to 450 inches per second.
Finally, the Orochi V2 is equipped with Synapse software support that allows users to customize their mouse with unique inputs such as custom mouse sensitivity and macros, DPI presets, and different power-related settings.
Razer Kraken BT Kitty Edition Wireless Bluetooth Headset with Razer Chroma RBG
A welcome change from all the edgy gear that’s dominated the gaming scene, the Razer Kitty BT Kitty Edition embraces the more kawaii side of players. Not only that, the wired USB gaming headset comes with RGB lighting, THX Spatial Audio, cooling-gel ear cushions, plus loads of streaming-centric features.
Another A+ design element would be the retractable mic, which won’t stick out and be a bother when it’s not in use, or very possibly get lost if it were fully detachable.
Last but not least, you can use the Razer Streaming Companion to connect the headset to your Twitch account and then have the former react to what’s happening on your stream. For instance, viewers could see your headset emit a certain lighting effect whenever you get a new follower.
Razer BlackShark V2 Pro Wireless Esports Headset
Just as impressive as the award-winning BlackShark V2, the new Pro version offers more freedom of movement by ditching the headset cable altogether but sports the same fan-favorite features like Y-shaped struts, cylindrical mounts for an adjustable fit, cushy memory foam earpads, and a volume knob on the rear of the left earcup.
Through Razer’s Synapse software, the V2 Pro, offers THX Spatial Audio processing for a simulated surround sound experience that gives players an advantage via on-point left-right panning and sound mixing. Meanwhile, the mic has its own EQ and add-ons like Volume Normalization and Ambient Noise Reduction.
With things evolving so quickly, it’s anyone’s game now. So, grab the gear you need to get #InTheZone with SM Cyberzone.