Razer first made its mark by launching one of the world’s first dedicated range of gaming mice, the Razer Boomslang, and since that success the company has continued developing peripherals year after year that give us gamers the edge that we need to dominate the opposition.
I was fortunate enough to meet with Razer during the recent rAge 2013 gaming expo to get some hands-on time with its latest offerings, and throughout the presentation it was impressed upon me how much emphasis Razer places on community input and feedback, even to the point of developing its latest mouse, the Razer Naga, for left-handed players.
Razer is very serious about satiating the needs of their customers and this can be seen in their staff, all of whom are gamers – it’s even a question in a typical Razer job interview: “Do you game? What do you play?” With that in mind, we can be sure that the products from Razer are going to impress even the most hardcore of gamers.
- The Razer Blade Pro
If I could take one thing home from the rAge 2013 presentation room it would have been the Razer Blade Pro. From its 17” full HD screen to its i7 Haswell chipset and Nvidia GTX 765M, it’ll make any gamer smile from ear to ear. That’s not all, though, because the Blade Pro also has what Razer calls a ‘Switchblade’ user interface which is located next-to your keyboard and is made up of a touch-screen and ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys which change according to the profiles chosen.
The touch-screen can be used to watch YouTube videos while waiting to respawn in a game, or it can be used to change your load-out during gameplay. Unfortunately at the moment the Razer Blade and Blade Pro are only available in America with Europe to follow soon, but the peripherals are fortunately available in South Africa including the newly released MMO gaming mouse, the Razer Naga.
- The Razer Naga
Razer is definitely a brand trusted by gamers and it’s a well earned trust having produced top notch products time and again. When the Razer System starts hitting South African shores, we will definitely see more of these beasts at our local LAN events and competitions.