updated 03:40 pm EST, Thu February 16, 2012
Razer outs Mass Effect 3-themed gaming gear, more
Gaming peripherals maker Razer has just introduced its Mass Effect 3 branded gear. Developed by and licensed with BioWare, there are seven peripherals in total. This includes a gaming mouse, mouse pad, gaming keyboard, Xbox 360 controller, Xbox 360 headset, iPhone 4/4S case, and messenger bag. All the peripherals are based on Razer's existing products.
The Imperator gaming mouse sports a 6,400DPI 4G dual sensor system and has a rubberized covering. It has seven buttons in total, including adjustable side buttons, along with onboard memory for programming them without having to save settings on a connected PC. Users can adjust sensitivity in-game, with settings going up to 200 inches per second. It will retail for $80.
The BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard is entirely backlit, with each key requiring a deliberate 50g of force to trigger. There are five settable levels of backlighting, and users can pre-program 10 profiles for favorite games. Macros can be recorded whenever a user wishes, with the keys sporting 1,000Hz polling and a 1ms response time. An audio output, microphone input, and USB pass-through are convenience features. The keyboard will cost $140.
The Vespula dual-sided mouse mat sports the N7 logo and stripes, mimicking Shepard's armor, and has a gel-filled wrist rest. One side is optimized for fast mouse movements while the other is made for precision. It will trade for $35 in stores and online.
The ME3 Onza Tournament edition Xbox 360 controller differs from the standard gamepad not just with its look but also the addition of two programmable shoulder buttons. The analog sticks' tension can be calibrated, and the buttons are backlit. The 15-foot cord is braided for durability. The controller will carry a $60 sticker.
The Chimaera 5.1 wireless gaming headset sports 50mm drivers and volume buttons on the headsets. Users get a choice of three equalizer settings, and the option to attach the included microphone using a 2.5mm cable. It's said to cost $210 when shipping, and is powered by two AAA batteries.
Outside of computers, a $25 iPhone 4/4S case with the N7 Onyx armor design will also ship, made of silicone. An $80 themed messenger bag is based around a 1680D ballistic nylon shell that is said to be tear-resistant and weatherproof. It can hold notebooks up to 15 inches in size.
All products ship in March, to coincide with the launch of the game itself, which is due to go on sale on March 6 for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PCs.
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