Razer products are the gold standard when it comes to gaming peripherals, but that premium quality also comes with a premium price tag.
The iconic Razer DeathAdder Elite gaming mouse for example, costs S$109, and you’ll probably have spent upwards of S$300 by the time you reach a basic mouse-keyboard setup.
In a continued effort to become the quintessential gaming brand, however, the triple headed snake have just released three new products that cater to the more budget-conscious consumer, and our wallets couldn’t be happier.
Same Same, But Cheaper
Razer seems to have adopted an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality with this new lineup, opting to base their designs off the brand’s existing best-sellers.
The Razer Blackwidow, for example, is a stripped-down version of the flagship BlackWidow Elite gaming keyboard, and possesses many of its features such as mechanical switches, programmable keys and 1,000hz Ultrapolling at a much cheaper price (S$80, to be exact).
Similarly, the Razer Kraken is the successor to the Razer Kraken Pro V2. While the price remains unchanged, this new offering takes a few hardware upgrades seen in the Kraken tournament edition, featuring 50mm Drivers for crisp, powerful audio and an improved microphone for clearer communication.
Finally, there’s also the Razer Basilisk Essential, which is – you guessed it – is based off the Razer Basilisk mouse. The star of the show here is the award-winning multi-function paddle, which allows you to programme and additional function that can be utilised with your thumb.
The Razer BlackWidow, Razer Kraken and Razer Basilisk Essential are going for S$199, S$129 and S$79.90 respectively, and are available at leading retailers and Razer.com right now.
For reference, the original BlackWidow Elite, Razer Kraken Pro V2 and Razer Basilisk cost $279.90 $129.90 and $109.90 respectively.
Gaming has always been an inherently expensive endeavour, but it looks like you might not have to compromise quality for price anymore.