Preview: Razer’s Starcraft II Gaming Peripherals

By - June 2010

Razer has been making high end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals for years so it only makes sense that Razer would be partnering up with Blizzard Entertainment for one of the most anticipated PC games in recent years, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Razer took the look and feel of Starcraft and created a line of peripherals inspired by the game.

“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 Systemâ„¢ and feature a gaming-optimized design inspired by the StarCraft universe to complement the on-screen action.”

For PC gaming, everyone knows that a precision mouse will make of break your game. That’s why for the Starcraft II edition mouse, Razer created the  Razer Spectre Starcraft II Gaming Mouse. Razer used their past experiences with creating gaming mice and applied them to the Spectre. The Spectre is a lightweight mouse with 5 buttons. The main draw of he mouse is its custom LED APM Lighting System that provides real time feedback based on in game actions. That means as events occur on screen, the LED lights change color based on what is going on.

Features:

  • Gaming-Optimized Design inspired by the StarCraft universe
  • Lightweight, Fingertip-Grip 5 Button Mouse
  • 5600DPI Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor
  • Backlit Mouse with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
  • Mouse Click Button Force Adjustment
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response
  • Hardware Configuration Utility

The Razer Spectre Starcraft II Gaming Mouse will be available 3rd quarter of 2010 and will be priced at $79.99.

On the keyboard side, Razer created the new Razer Marauder Starcraft II Gaming Keyboard. the Marauder is a full featured tournament style keyboard that features a multicolor backlit keys with an APM Lighting Systems that provides real time performance feedback through changing colors. The Marauder also includes on the fly programmable macro keys.

Features:

  • StarCraft-inspired Design
  • Optimized Key Travel Distance
  • Backlit Keyboard with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
  • Optimized Spacing with Laser-etched Keys
  • Razer Hyperesponse technology
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling /1ms response
  • Hardware Configuration Utility

The Razer Marauder Starcraft II Gaming Keyboard will be available 3rd quarter of 2010 for $119.99.

Last on Razer’s list of Starcraft II branded gaming gear is the Razer Banshee Starcraft II Gaming Headset. The Banshee features the same multi-color AMP Lighting System as the Marauder and Spectre for realtime feedback on player performance.

Features:

  • Gaming-Optimized Performance & Comfort
  • StarCraft-inspired Design
  • Backlit Headset with APM (Actions-Per-Minute) Lighting System
  • Circumaural Design with 50mm Driver Units
  • Built-in Volume & Mic Control Buttons
  • Detachable Microphone Boom
  • Hardware Configuration Utility

The Razer Banshee Starcraft II Gaming Headset will also arrive 3rd quarter of 2010 with a starting price of $119.99.

All these accessories will pretty much coincide with the release of Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty and will be a welcome addition for anyone who wants the upper hand while playing the game.

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Samuel Huang is an avid gamer and all around tech geek. When not glued to his computer or iPhone, he can be seen pwning n00bs on PSN nightly. On occasion, he has the crazy dream of owning a vintage JDM Nissan Skyline Hakosuka GT-R or a Datsun 240Z.