Razer new peripherals IFA 2018

Razer fanatics are in for a treat as the gaming peripherals manufacturer had announced three new products for a better gaming experience during the IFA 2018 in Berlin, Germany. They are the Razer BlackWidow Elite, Mamba Wireless and the Kraken Tournament Edition.

BlackWidow Elite

Razer BlackWidow-Elite

The BlackWidow Elite is the latest update to Razer’s highly lauded BlackWidow series. It comes with the company’s new Razer Mechanical Switch that brings dual side walls to every switch.

These side walls significantly improve the stability and reliability of each key.

Razer also integrated the Razer Hypershift technology, which turns every key into a macro key, and a programmable, multi-function digital dial.

The BlackWidow Elite is priced at S$279.90.


  • Razer™ Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
  • 80 million keystroke life-span
  • Razer Chroma™ customizable backlighting with 16.8 million colour options
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Multi-Function Digital Dial
  • Dedicated media controls
  • USB 2.0 and audio pass-through
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • Cable routing
  • Ten key rollover anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • Gaming mode option
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling

Mamba Wireless

Razer Mamba-Wireless

The Razer Mamba Wireless is a standalone wireless version of the Razer Mamba, which is now equipped with the Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor.

Wireless gaming mice are not highly regarded in the gaming community due to latency issues.

However, the Razer Mamba Wireless could reshape the perception with its 450 IPS and 50 G, which could help reduce cursor inaccuracies during fast mouse movement.

A single charge for the Razer Mamba Wireless will allow a gamer up to 50 hours of game time.

The Mamba Wireless is priced at S$159.90.


  • Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 in./sec. (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Seven independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches with 50 million clicks life cycle
  • A gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Razer Chroma™ lighting with 16.8 million customizable colour options
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
  • Razer Synapse 3 enabled
  • Approximate size: 125.7 mm / 4.95 in. (Length) X 70.0 mm / 2.75 in. (Width) X 43.2 mm / 1.70 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 106 g / 0.213 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft.

Kraken Tournament Edition

Razer Kraken-Tournament-Edition

The Kraken Tournament Edition is Razer’s newest gaming headset that comes with full audio controls.

It’s designed to deliver Accurate Positional Audio via THX Spatial Audio, Greater Sound Customization with Game/Chat Balance and Bass Control, and Superior Comfort with its Cooling Gel Cushions. Put together; the Razer Kraken Tournament Edition provides everything with a gamer demands from a well-rounded gaming headset.

The Kraken Tournament Edition is priced at S$159.90.



  • Frequency response: 12 Hz – 28 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): 109 dB
  • Input power: 30 mW (Max)
  • Drivers: 50 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 56 mm / 2.2 in.
  • Connection type: Analog 3.5 mm
  • Cable length: 1.3 m / 4.27 ft.
  • weight: 322 g / 0.71 lbs.
  • Oval ear cushions: Designed for full-ear coverage with cooling gel, perfect for long-wearing comfort


  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10 kHz
  • Impedance: 32 Ω @ 1 kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 60 dB
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz): -45 ± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional ECM boom

In-line control

  • Analogue volume control wheel
  • Microphone quick mute toggle

USB dongle

  • Controls: Vol up/down, Bass up/down, THX Spatial On/Off*, Mic mute, Game/Chat balance
  • Cable length: 2.0 m

Audio Usage

  • Audio Usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
  • Audio Controller usage: PC with USB port

Announcing the products at IFA, Co-Founder and CEO of Razer, Min-Liang Tan said:

“Our newest Razer Kraken Tournament Edition headset, BlackWidow Elite keyboard and Mamba Wireless mouse are perfect examples of how leading-edge technology combines with time-honoured design for the win.”

Global Esports Director at Razer,  David Tse said:

“Each of these peripherals is at the top of their family, delivering extreme performance and customisation for our most discerning gamers.”

Mark Ko

Mark Ko

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