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Razer launches Lycosa game keyboard, Piranha headset

updated 11:45 am EDT, Thu October 4, 2007

Razer Lycosa and Piranha

Razer today marked the World Cyber Games final matches with a pair of peripherals for dedicated gamers. The Lycosa keyboard (pictured) is specifically tailored for LAN parties and competitions where even a slight mistake could prove risky: the input device takes 1,000 samples per second with less than a millisecond's response time between key presses. The keys themselves have internal backlighting that will dim to selectively light the traditional W/A/S/D first-person shooter key layout; they can also be programmed for specific games and even include a rubber finish to prevent slips, Razer boasts.

Direct headphone, microphone, and USB ports also let users plug in their equipment without stringing cables to a PC underneath a desk. In less concentrated sessions, a set of media keys also let users skip tracks and navigate video. Razer intends to ship the Lycosa in November for $80.

Following the keyboard is the Piranha, a stereo headset designed as a companion for the Lycosa or most any other gaming setup. Its padded earphones are designed to provide similar bass and overall quality to a speaker setup but are complemented by a noise-canceling, adjustable boom microphone with an in-line volume control that can mute either the earphones or the mic. The use of traditional audio I/O ports lets the Piranha with almost any program and operating system. Razer ships the headset this month for $80.






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