Razer Releases Tiny, Little Portable Speakers

Razer, once just a maker of gaming mice, is now making all sorts of things. We needn't remind you of the Switchblade that we saw at CES, but this week Razer unveiled that it's getting into audio too.

While most gamers on the go would probably opt for headphones, Razer has a $60 solution for those who would rather fill the air with audio. It's called the Ferox.

"The Razer Ferox is our sophisticated, modern day boombox for gamers," said Robert Krakoff, president, Razer USA. "Its sleek and compact structure takes up minimal space but delivers the crystal clear sound quality perfect for gaming on-the-go or for music playback wherever you’re at."

The Razer Ferox features a 360-degree omni-directional design, giving a much wider listening sweet spot than front-facing speakers. One cool thing is that each speaker has a chamber that rises upon a single press to power up.

Given that portable means remote power, the Ferox has 12 hours of rechargeable battery life and comes with a carrying case.

The Ferox is available this month and is priced at $59.99 or €59.99.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • snoogins
    While the design looks nice, it won't really out-do headphones for gaming on the go.
  • lashabane
    The title seems a bit redundant.
  • amk09
    I don't like the idea of 360 degree sound...
  • Until you've heard 360 degree sound don't knock it. Years ago I owned very high end, $4000 Ohm F series speakers and they were awesome. Sounded like I was on a sound stage. I don't know the details of the design, if they are at all similar, I, at least would want to hear them before pronouncing judgment.
  • JohnnyLucky
    No thanks. I've got my old home theater audio system connected to my pc.
  • house70
    Waiting for some audiophile review... how 'bout that, Tom's?
  • saaiello
    Most likely will be a Failure. I have yet to hear any speaker that is as portable as headphones have great sound. The closest I can think of a small speaker system that sounds pretty good is Bose sound dock for Ipods and Iphones those are pretty amazing for the sound they have but not what I would call portable and an alternative to headphones.
  • noblerabbit
    I will pick up a pair for my Cowon S9 at the beach. The $5 Piezo set I got from the local electronic shop will be set ablaze at the next campfire.
  • PudgyChicken
    Yeah... Why. The entire point of headphones is being able to listen to your music wherever you want without driving the world around you insane. Can you use this on a plane? No. Can you use this in a starbucks? No. All standalone speakers are good for is a stationary, private location. So this is pretty much just a piece of useless junk that nobody will ever buy.
  • zerapio
    Just don't bring these to my LAN parties...