Razer Announces $50 Ultra-Light Kraken X Headset

By on Jun 7, 2019 at 2:14 pm. Filed in News under Hardware.

Razer's new ultra-light and affordable Kraken X gaming headset is aimed at the financially responsible gamer and boasts versatility.

With the onslaught of gaming news flooding from E3 2019, there is no doubt that any gamer will need a proper headset to enjoy them. There’s no shortage of premium headsets out there, and Razer tends to be right in the mix when it comes to quality offerings. This time around, Razer is targeting the fiscally responsible gamer with the new Kraken X gaming headset.

Razer Kraken X

Gaming can be expensive. Whether you’ve already preordered your Google Stadia Founder’s Edition or committed to the upcoming Destiny 2: Shadowkeep, finances can quickly get tight. Razer’s Kraken X combines a no-nonsense gaming headset with quality audio and versatility for any device you may own.

The Kraken X comes in at $50 and is extremely lightweight at only 250 grams. It’s wired to a standard 3.5mm audio plug, making it compatible with gaming PCs, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and pretty much anything you play games on. The Kraken X even features 7.1 surround sound, provided you’re using Windows 10 64 bit.

“The Kraken X is great for any gamer,” says Alvin Cheung, Senior Vice President of Peripherals at Razer. “It’s ultra-light and incredibly comfortable, so you can game for hours with it. It is the companion of choice for domination and immersion in your game with 7.1 surround sound.”

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Its microphone is of the cardioid variety and should provide crisp, clean, and noise-free communications with your teammates. The Kraken X comes in a classic black design with no unnecessary RGB lighting. A console variant with blue highlights is also available. You even get built-in volume controls and a mute button to quickly yell at your parents, kids, or pets without disturbing your raid team.

For more information on the Razer Kraken X, visit the official product page.

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