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Razer Releases Lineup of Budget Gaming Peripherals

By on Mar 14, 2019 at 4:56 pm. Filed in News under Hardware.

Razer has expanded its lineup of gaming peripherals to offer more affordable versions of their BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk accessories.

Today, Razer has released new cost-effective versions of three of their top gaming peripherals. Variants of the BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk accessories are now available on the Razer website, each offering additional features at lower prices.

Razer BlackWidow

Spearheading the value lineup is the Razer BlackWidow mechanical keyboard, which retains the key features found on the BlackWidow Elite. The updated version for 2019 features Razer’s signature Green Mechanical switches. These types of keys are known to offer satisfying tactile feedback and optimized actuation. The new keyboard includes Chroma lighting that can be customized using Razer Synapse 3.

The Razer BlackWidow is available now on Razer’s official website for $119.99, a cost that’s still somewhat pricey. In saying this, the new BlackWidow gives gamers the option to enjoy the perks of a Razer mechanical keyboard at a lower starting price.

Razer Kraken

Gamers shopping for a new gaming headset should steer their attention towards Razer’s newly revised Razer Kraken. The third-generation Kraken headset for 2019 follows in the footsteps of Razer’s popular Kraken Pro V2 and Tournament Edition headsets.

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The new Razer Kraken comes offers 50mm drivers, clear audio, and inline mute and volume options. Meanwhile, on the outside, the headset features a thicker headband and moisture-wicking earcups for added comfort. The Kraken headset costs $79.99 online and comes in several colors, including a quartz pink version and a black and blue console variant.

Razer Basilisk Essential

The third accessory in Razer’s lineup of budget-friendly accessories is the Razer Basilisk Essential gaming mouse. The updated Razer Basilisk features seven configurable buttons as well as a thumb-operated Multi-Function Paddle. The mouse also has a 6400 DPI optical sensor that’s designed for gaming.

With the Razer Basilisk, custom colors are in the palm of your hand, quite literally. Like its keyboard cousin, the Razer Basilisk features Chroma customization through Razer Synapse 3. The Razer Basilisk Essential costs $49.99 on the Razer website, which is a great price considering all of its added perks.

On top of the accessory upgrades, Razer is also extending its RazerCare Elite protection plan to its lineup of peripherals. Prices vary based on the product in question, but the Elite plans come with surge and damage protection coverage. Overall, this is a great option for those looking to pick up any of Razer’s new budget accessories.

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Larryn is a content creator and editor who has written guides and features for various gaming websites. She is always on the lookout for games with engaging stories, challenging puzzles, or unique gameplay mechanics.

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