Remember when you’d have to go to your room to enjoy your PC gaming, whereas the living room was the domain of console games? Those lines are getting awfully blurry these days and now you can really enjoy the full on PC gaming experience from the comfort of your couch with the new Razer Turret lapboard combination. Since you likely don’t have a proper desk in your living room, the Turret is an all-in-one solution that sits on your lap.
The lapboard consists of three parts. You’ve got the chiclet-style keyboard, the mousing surface that attaches to the right with pin locks and a hinge, and the 3,500 dpi gaming mouse. The base of the gaming mouse is slightly magnetized to help it stay put on the mousepad when you’re typing on the keyboard two-handed. The 1,500 mah battery in the keyboard should last four months on a single charge, while the 1,000 mAh battery in the mouse should give you 40 hours of use.
Since you’ll be using the Turret from your couch, it makes sense that Razer has cut the cable here. The system connects to your gaming PC either through the included wireless adapter or, if your rig has it, via Bluetooth LE. We were first introduced to the Razer Turret as a prototype at CES 2015, so it’s nice to finally see it come to market.
The Razer Turret is priced at $159.99 and is available now. For more information, check out the product page on RazerZone.com and read the press release below.
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RAZER TURRET LIVING ROOM GAMING MOUSE AND LAPBOARD HIT STORES, ENABLES HIGH-PERFORMANCE WIRELESS PC GAMING FROM THE COUCH
High-precision lapboard and mouse combination offers gamers an “unfair advantage” in casual settings; extreme battery life, magnetic surface, dual-wireless connectivity ensure uninterrupted dominance
IRVINE, Calif. – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype in early 2015.
Designed with a focus on enabling a PC gaming experience from the couch, the Razer Turret consists of a gaming grade chiclet keyboard with full anti-ghosting and a highly precise gaming mouse with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse mat ensures the mouse will not slip even during intense gaming sessions.
“The Razer Turret brings the immense world of PC gaming to a previously impossible frontier—the living room—where only consoles have traditionally roamed until now,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Finally, we have a perfect solution for gamers to enjoy the unrivaled precision of a mouse and keyboard combination from the comfort of the couch with the durability and reliability that PC gamers demand.”
The Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity, enabling users to play lag-free when connected to a console via Bluetooth LE or to a PC via the bundled wireless 2.4 GHz adaptor. The performance of the Razer Turret rivals desktop-grade gaming hardware, providing a tactical weapon that can be unleashed on opponents from a casual environment.
The Razer Turret’s ergonomic and ultra-slim form factor is made specifically to fit on a user’s lap. A foldable hinge ensures that the lapboard is unobtrusive and dock-able, leaving it a normal part of the living room environment when not in use.
Made to withstand even the most action-packed gaming marathons, the Razer Turret has built-in high-capacity lithium polymer batteries, so a player’s kill streaks will not be interrupted by untimely battery warnings. By supporting up to four months of usage on the keyboard (an estimated 40 hours of nonstop play on the mouse), Razer Turret owners won’t have to charge their gaming weapons after every use.
· Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
· Chiclet styled keycaps
· Dedicated Android buttons
· Battery life of up to 4 months – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
· Battery type: Li-Po (1500 mAh)
· 3500 DPI laser sensor
· 40 hours battery life for continuous use – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
· Battery type: Li-Po (1000 mAh)
Razer™ is a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.
Razer is transforming the way people play games, engage with other gamers and identify with the gamer lifestyle. Having won the coveted “Best of CES” award consecutively for six years, the company’s leadership in product innovation continues to create new categories for the gaming community that is estimated to have over 1 billion gamers worldwide.
Razer’s award-winning design and technology include an array of user interface and systems devices, voice-over IP for gamers and a cloud platform for customizing and enhancing gaming devices.
Founded in 2005, Razer is backed by Intel Capital, IDG-Accel and Heliconia Capital Management (Heliconia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore investment company Temasek. For more information visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.