Razer’s popular mechanical keyboards get an update with Synapse 2.0; new gaming mouse takes notes from MadCatz.
Razer today announced an updated lineup for its BlackWidow mechanical keyboards. The 2013 lineup features five new products, namely (ready?) BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 ($139.99), BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2013 ($139.99), BlackWidow 2013 ($99.99), BlackWidow Stealth Edition 2013 ($99.99), and BlackWidow Tournament Edition ($79.99).
Yeah, that’s slightly confusing, so allow us to break it down into easy bits: all of the keyboards feature an improved anti-ghosting mechanism that allows upto 10 key presses at once, and support for Razer’s cloud-storage software Synapse 2.0. The major difference, apart from the price, is that the BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 and the BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2013 have individually backlit keys.
The BlackWidow Tournament Edition, a new product, is more compact in size, and as the name would suggest, is geared towards tournament players. It’s stripped off its numpad but does feature the bells and whistles of the other 2013 models.
Razer also introduced a snazzy new gaming mouse called Ouroboros. Taking a page out of MadCatz’s book, the Ouroboros adorns a futuristic look with interchangeable ergonomics for various hand size and grip style. It’s also ambidextrous, and features Razer’s 4G Dual Sensor System, wireless connectivity, 11 programmable buttons, 8200DPI sensor, 1000Hz Ultra-polling and 50G acceleration. It will set you back for $129.99.