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Razer's StarCraft II Mouse, Keys Look Awesome

By , Eric Wang - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 27 comments

Razor is releasing StarCraft II-themed peripherals in Q3 2010.

Tuesday during E3 2010, Razer introduced a suite of peripherals designed specifically for Blizzard's upcoming sci-fi themed RTS PC game, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Featuring a mouse, keyboard, and headset, the exclusive line attempts to capture the look and feel of StarCraft II by incorporating elements from the game such as the color theme (grays, blues) and blocky-yet-futuristic design (if not looking a little Tron-ish).

"We are all huge StarCraft players here at Razer, so we are really excited to give gamers a first glimpse at the StarCraft II gaming peripherals," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president, Razer USA. "The peripherals were created with our newly developed APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System and feature a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe to complement the on-screen action."

The Razer Spectre StarCraft II Gaming Mouse, the Razer Marauder StarCraft II Gaming Keyboard, and the Razer Banshee StarCraft II Gaming Heatset features an Actions-Per-Minute (APM) Lighting System that actually provides the player with feedback on performance. With tournament gameplay in mind, the mouse also features a 5600 DPI Razer Precision 3.5 G laser sensor, and a 1000 Hz ultrapolling/1 ms response. The keyboard is also tournament-ready, enhanced with elevated keys and a dedicated on-the-fly macro recording system.

As for pricing, these peripherals won't come cheap. The mouse will retail for $79.99 USD, and the keyboard will retail for a heftier $119.99 USD. The headset--which features a detachable microphone and a configuration utility for customized volume levels--will retail for $119.99 USD. All three will be available in Q3 2010.

[Edited by Eric Wang]

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    Anonymous , June 15, 2010 10:53 PM
    Even that I am a big fan for Starcraft, I'll pass for paying $320 for all these peripherals.
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    mlcloud , June 15, 2010 10:53 PM
    Shiny... They're really epic looking equipment, but I think there are better (read: cheaper) alternatives. G500 and G9x from logitech, Storm Sentinel from CM....
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    requiemsallure , June 15, 2010 10:50 PM
    it would be better if it used the starcraft font.
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  • 13 Hide
    Anonymous , June 15, 2010 10:53 PM
    Even that I am a big fan for Starcraft, I'll pass for paying $320 for all these peripherals.
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    davcon , June 15, 2010 10:53 PM
    I will never buy another Razer kb again.
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    mlcloud , June 15, 2010 10:53 PM
    Shiny... They're really epic looking equipment, but I think there are better (read: cheaper) alternatives. G500 and G9x from logitech, Storm Sentinel from CM....
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    mlopinto2k1 , June 15, 2010 10:57 PM
    How is this awesome? Sorry for the negativity but I think they can do better than that.
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    mlopinto2k1 , June 15, 2010 11:01 PM
    You know what's awesome? This - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823224001
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    zoemayne , June 15, 2010 11:17 PM
    Does it make sense that peripherals cost more than the actual game itself.......
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    NapoleonDK , June 15, 2010 11:17 PM
    mlopinto2k1You know what's awesome? This - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6823224001
    OMFG... This review...
    Pros: I RAGED THE OTHER DAY AND BEAT MY MONITOR INTO MY DESK WITH THIS KEYBOARD!!!! IT STILL WORKS!!!!!!!
    Cons: I KEEP DYING!!!!
    Other Thoughts: NONE

    I love you Newegg!
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    kelemvor4 , June 16, 2010 1:20 AM
    I bought a razer mamba wireless mouse. It's fail. I wouldn't buy another razer product even if it was bargain bin priced. Less than 1 day battery life from a full charge? It's kinda cool but the 5 or 6 wireless mice I had prior were all better.
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    vaughn2k , June 16, 2010 1:28 AM
    "The mouse will retail for $79.99 USD, and the keyboard will retail for a heftier $119.99 USD. The headset--which features a detachable microphone and a configuration utility for customized volume levels--will retail for $119.99 USD. All three will be available in Q3 2010."

    err, no thanks...
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    liquidsnake718 , June 16, 2010 1:42 AM
    waste of money
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    Fokissed , June 16, 2010 3:31 AM
    NapoleonDKOMFG... This review...Pros: I RAGED THE OTHER DAY AND BEAT MY MONITOR INTO MY DESK WITH THIS KEYBOARD!!!! IT STILL WORKS!!!!!!!Cons: I KEEP DYING!!!!Other Thoughts: NONEI love you Newegg!

    epic
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    blurr91 , June 16, 2010 3:33 AM
    And people think Apple stuff is overpriced...
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    ordcestus , June 16, 2010 6:01 AM
    yeah the keyboard looks nice but i don't think i'd like the mouse. it looks uncomfortable.
    And i agree that Razer stuff is generally overpriced. although i do own a Razer Lycosa keyboard i got on sale for $20
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    Arethel , June 16, 2010 6:04 AM
    For me it all comes down to how the keys are made. I'm using a mechanical switch (clickie) keyboard. I will never go back to a membrane keyboard. Unfortunately mechanical switches (like cherry) are pretty expensive.

    Check these out: http://www.daskeyboard.com/
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    viciousteletuby28 , June 16, 2010 7:07 AM
    I would like to see the Zerg and Protoss versions, never been a Terran fan.
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    nxym , June 16, 2010 7:49 AM
    i little bit of light for 79 an 119 buks??????
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    requiemsallure , June 16, 2010 7:58 AM
    and on top of that, as for the mouse, for that price I'd rather get a MX 1100, oh wait i did... except i only paid $33 for it :) 
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    dEAne , June 16, 2010 9:10 AM
    My keyboard and mouse is a razer. But not this one.
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    Cons29 , June 16, 2010 9:55 AM
    too pricey, and maybe its just me, but i dont like the looks of that mouse. remove the starcraft text/logo and show it to people, i bet most would say they dont like it. look at the shape, one word, ergonomics.

    there are lots of mouse out there that are way better(and cheaper) than this.

    dont like the KB as well :) 
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