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Razer is best known for its work in the PC space. The company has a popular line of keyboards, mice, and even gaming laptops. But the manufacturer is now looking to redouble its efforts in the console space, and that’s starting with a new line of products for Xbox and PlayStation.
As part of this initiative, Razer has introduced the new Wolverine V2 gamepad. This is a great professional-style controller that works with Xbox and PC devices. It features Razer’s familiar RGB LED lighting, and it also uses the company’s extremely fast actuators for its buttons. The result is a solid controller that feels premium and is worth its $ 150 price tag. Keep in mind, however, that it is only wired and the company notes that it is because this is a Pro controller where latency matters. For me, I like to play at being a professional, but I still want all the comforts that I think are due to me as a consumer. the Razer Wolverine V2 is now available.
In addition to the controller, Razer also released Kaira X for Xbox and Kaira X for PlayStation. This is a wired version of the company’s previous Kaira and Kaira Pro headphones. That means it uses Razer’s 50mm TriForce drivers, which deliver great performance for gaming audio. But it also means it’s in that attractive $ 60 price range.
Razer also announced white versions of the Wolverine controller and Kaira headsets to match the Xbox Series S. It also has a line of colorful Kaira X headsets and universal fast charging mounts for the Xbox gamepad.
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And the key to these style offerings is that Razer is paying close attention to detail. The company explained to me that they are working with Microsoft to go directly into their supply chain and make sure they get the exact right plastics and paints to match the official Xbox Design Lab controllers. So if you get a custom green gamepad from Microsoft, You can get a Razer Universal Fast Charging Stand that uses the same shade of green.
That’s illustrative of what Razer is looking for in the console space. He knows that games are as much about form as they are about function. He learned the value of fashion from his time making products for the PC, and now he wants to allow that same kind of aesthetic consistency for console gamers.
With more people spending more money than ever on their gaming hobby due to the pandemic, Razer is ready to capitalize. All you have to do is offer a simple way to make your gaming setup look colorful and engaging by fully immersing yourself in the Razer hardware ecosystem.
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