Razer Turret Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse narrows the console and PC master race divide

After years of rumours and hoping, it finally happened. Razer has revealed the Razer Turret; the first Xbox wireless keyboard and mouse combo.

Not long ago, Microsoft announced Xbox compatibility for keyboard and mouse support and players have been anxiously awaiting the first peripherals to come out. 

Razer has partnered with Microsoft to make the Razer Turret work seamlessly with a 2.4Ghz wireless connection via a USB dongle. And if that wasn’t enough of a sell, Razer claims a battery life of up to 40 hours (albeit with Razer Chroma lighting turned off)

“With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One.” –Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan

Razer Turret Xbox One Keyboard

The Razer Turret keyboard is a compact 10-keyless keyboard that connects to your Xbox or Windows 10 PC using a ‘gaming grade 2.4Ghz wireless connection for a lag-free experience.

It has Razer mechanical switches for fast and tactile response. The keys are rated for a lifespan of 80 million strokes which is beyond plenty for the average player. After all, you aren’t typing works of fiction on this(although you can if that’s what you’re into) but mostly in-game chat. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a complete Razer product without Razer Chroma lighting. Players can customize any combination of 16.8million colours for the keyboard backlights.

Additionally, Razer and Xbox have partnered to extend Chroma lighting with a new Xbox Dynamic Lighting which will allow supported games to control the Razer Turret lights.

Interesting.

Razer states official battery life figures of 11 hours with default lighting on and up to 43 with lighting off.

The Razer Turret is designed to be easily used on your laps as you sit in your favourite couch. Hidden within the main body of the keyboard is the retractable mouse pad for use with the Razer Turret Xbox One Mouse. This allows you to only use the mouse pad when you are away from a desk.

One potential flaw with the design is that it’s not friendly to left-handed mouse users. Hopefully, Razer will have alternate versions.

Razer Turret for Xbox One Mouse

The bundled wireless mouse has Razer’s 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with an insane 16,000 DPI. This sort of pixel-accuracy will be a huge advantage in First-person shooters especially when looking for headshots and sniping. 

The mouse has Razer Mechanical Mouse switches with a lifespan of 50-million clicks. It also has 7 programmable switches to easily assign game functions to give you that extra edge.

What’s nice is that you can save different game profiles using the hybrid On-board memory and cloud storage.

Powering this mighty mouse is a Li-Po 1000Mhw battery that Razer says will give you up to 50 hours of use between charges depending on whether you’re using Chroma lighting or not.

Price and availability

The Razer Turret for Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse is available in the first quarter of 2019 and will retail for USD $249.99. Local Australian pricing and availability are yet to be announced by Razer.

Key Features

  • Compatible with both PC and Xbox One
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Xbox Dynamic Lighting
  • Powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customisable colour options
  • Wireless and wired options

Razer Turret for Xbox One keyboard:

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80-million keystrokes
  • Compact layout
  • Mid height keycaps
  • 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Up to 11 hours battery life with default lighting enabled
  • Up to 43 hours battery life with lighting disabled

 Razer Turret for Xbox One mouse:

  • Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches with 50-million click life cycle
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage 
  • Up to 30 hours battery life with default lighting enabled
  • Up to 50 hours battery life with lighting disabled

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Kizito Katawongahttp://www.medium.com/@katawonga
Kizzy is our Tech Editor. He's a total nerd with design sensibilities who's always on the hunt for the latest, greatest and sexiest tech that enhances our work and play. When he's not testing the latest gadgets or trying to listen to his three whirlwind daughters, Kizzy likes to sink deep into a good story-driven single player game.

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