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Razer's Turret Lapboard Now Available For $159.99

After more than a year since its initial reveal, Razer’s Turret is finally available for purchase. The peripheral is supposed to bring the PC gaming experience to the living room with a keyboard and mouse combination that sits on your lap.

The keyboard features chiclet-style keys and 10KRO. It also includes dedicated Android buttons and a 1,500 mAh Li-Po battery, which Razer claimed gives it about four months of battery life. However, that can change based on how much you use it every day.

As for the mouse, it has a 3,500 DPI sensor and a 1,000 mAh Li-Po battery. Razer estimates a battery life of 40 hours. The mouse is also slightly magnetized at the bottom so that it doesn’t slip off the mousepad. Speaking of the mousepad, it attaches to the right of the keyboard with pin locks and a hinge system. Even though the mouse is ambidextrous, it seems that the mousepad work only on the right side of the keyboard.

The entire thing can connect to a PC via the included 2.4 GHz adapter, but you can also connect it to a console through Bluetooth LE.

However, it should be noted that Razer isn't the only one in this lapboard market. At CES this year, we finally had some time to play with Corsair's Lapdog, the companion to its Bulldog living room PC. Corsair's variant featured a mechanical keyboard and a larger mousepad. It's also quite expensive at $199, but you could buy the Lapdog chassis without the peripherals for $89. Compare that to the Turret, which had an original price of $129.99 when we saw the first prototype at CES 2015; the latest version is slightly more expensive, so you’ll have to fork over $159.99 to get it.

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  • DrakeFS
    Sierously, all these "lapboards" fail compared to a Logitech K400. If you are gaming from you couch, you are using a controller, least I do.

    There is no way this setup is worth $160.
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  • Pedasc
    I just put my wireless keyboard and mouse on an old drafting board I have from university on a cushion. That seems to well enough for me. I'd consider something like this but the performance would have to match the price and and I'm not giving up my keypad.
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  • nycalex
    is the keyboard mechanical at least?

    really getting funny with these "GAMING" peripherals from the likes of razer, corsair and logitech.
    i guess they keep releasing since there are plenty of people buying.
    Marketing at it's finest.
    and this includes the much loved g710 and g502 from logitech, both over-priced to hell for what they are. just cheap plastic
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  • gopher1369
    Sierously, all these "lapboards" fail compared to a Logitech K400. If you are gaming from you couch, you are using a controller, least I do.

    Absolutely agreed. I have a Logitech K400, Razer Orochi and a laptop stand. In theory perfect for games that require a kb and mouse and you know what? I almost never use it. So much easier and more comfortable to just use a controller.
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  • Morgan_6
    Sorry but i game on my reclining chair: MS Sculpt and Razer Naga on a velcro pad attached to arm. Way better positioning for your hands.
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  • tical2399
    Yep. I have the k400 and its all I need for basic use. When I game, that's when the wireless xbone controller comes in.
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  • uunitdwestnd
    long time ago they used to sell laptop desks with little beanie cushions underneath you could hold keyboard mouse and pad with gel wrist support very comfortably and it brought the height up perfectly for your arms and could use on couch chair, bed,recliner whatever. what i wouldn't pay to get that 30$ piece of genius again
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  • gopher1369
    This is what I use: http://www.cdrackshoppe.com/33935843.html
    But I paid about £8 for mine in a discount store.
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  • uunitdwestnd
    17853734 said:
    This is what I use: http://www.cdrackshoppe.com/33935843.html
    But I paid about £8 for mine in a discount store.
    that looks kewl but this was a flat piece of cherry colored wood with with swooping arced edged sides with beanie cushions underneath you could remove them from velco and wash it would sit on your lap had a handle on it to you could carry it lol i loved that thing basically it would be as wide as if you were in recliner it would go from about halfway in on each arm was nice and big and comfortable could even use to do paperwork too
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  • mannequinskywalker
    serfpad tv tray is a portable secure non proprietary keyboard tray that let's you use your preferred mouse and keyboard. That is what I use and I love it. You can make one too... I hate it when companies force you to buy their stuff.
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