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Razer reveals Star Wars: The Old Republic gaming peripherals

Posted on Tuesday, June 07 2011 @ 17:40:06 CEST by

Razer teamed up with LucasArts to design a suite of MMO gaming peripherals with a Star Wars: The Old Republic theme. It includes a gaming keyboard, a mouse, a mousepad, and a 5.1 headset. The products will start shipping at the game's launch date.
Razer™, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, is proud to send your Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ gaming experience into hyperspace with the release of a licensed Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ product line, expected to launch in conjunction with the hotly anticipated title. In collaboration with BioWare and LucasArts, this collection of gaming weaponry will equip you to win, whether you’re carrying out the work of the Dark Sith lords or righteously defending the people of the Galactic Republic.

“As fans of Star Wars™ ourselves, we are absolutely thrilled for the chance to create a product line for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. The result is a spectacular collection of the highest grade peripherals that is a tribute to the franchise, its fans and gamers alike,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “And whether you’re using our revolutionary new keyboard with the world’s first LCD touch-panel, or the multi-award winning MMO gaming mouse styled in the Star Wars™ universe with a twelve-button thumb grid, it goes without saying, we equip gamers to win.”

Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ is being developed by BioWare, creators of the critically-acclaimed Star Wars™: The Knights of the Old Republic™. With this product line by Razer, gamers can fearlessly dive into the game armed with unparalleled competition-grade gaming technology fully decked in aesthetics that evoke the Star Wars™ universe. All peripherals come with the ability to interchange Galactic Republic and Sith Empire faction symbols to showcase your allegiance with pride.

“We want gamers to fully immerse themselves in the expansive universe of The Old Republic™, and that extends to the peripherals they use,” said Rob Cowles, Senior Product Marketing Manager, LucasArts. “When we began development of the peripherals with Razer, our goal was to not only compliment game play but also create products that feel like a part of the Star Wars™ universe. Everyone wants an Aurebesh keyboard---right?”

The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Keyboard is a revolutionary first for gaming technology. It features a full-color multi-touch LCD panel with a row of adaptive tactile keys above that can cycle through skills, hotkeys and macros with matching graphics from the game for maximum competitive efficiency. These adaptive tactile keys were introduced as an unprecedented new concept technology by Razer at CES 2011 and are now available to gamers worldwide for the first time through this keyboard.

The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ product line also includes a wireless gaming mouse with a twelve button thumb-grid for more skills at your fingertips, a dual-sided mouse mat for precise swiping, and a 5.1 surround sound headset for total comfort and immersive positional audio. Arm yourself with the entire line-up and your domination into the far reaches of the galaxy will be effortless.

About the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Keyboard by Razer
A first for the world of gaming technology, the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Keyboard by Razer features a full-color highly sensitive multi-touch LCD panel, and incorporates ten adaptive tactile keys, providing more room for easily accessible skills, hotkeys, and macros. Plus, you can convert the entire keyboard from alpha-numeric to Aurebesh!

The interchangeable gold backlit faction symbols let you showcase your allegiance with the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire. The Force is with you in this ultimate tool for intergalactic domination.

Product features:
  • Touch-sensitive LCD track-panel for better control and efficient skills management
  • Ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys for customizable controls
  • Gold backlit keys with slim key caps for faster actuation and shorter travel distance
  • Fully programmable keys and on-the-fly macro recording
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
  • Braided 7 foot USB cable

    Price: €199.99

    About the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Mouse by Razer
    Wield the Force with the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Mouse by Razer featuring gaming-grade wireless technology for complete swiping freedom and a fully programmable twelve button MMO thumb-grid for more skills at your fingertips. It also comes with interchangeable faction symbols and multi-color lighting so you can annihilate all those who oppose you with pride and in style.

    Product features:
  • 17 fully programmable MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid)
  • Wired/wireless dual mode capability
  • Interchangeable gold-backlit faction panels
  • Charging dock (also functions as a wireless receiver unit)
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 5600dpi Razer precision 3.5G laser sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time

    Price: €129.99

    About the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Mouse Mat by Razer
    Every war has two sides, and to be victorious, you’ll have to choose. With the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Mouse Mat by Razer, experience enhanced swiping and unparalleled precision thanks to performance-grade tracking surfaces on both sides. One represents the might of the Sith Empire, the other the splendor of the Galactic Republic, so you’ll always be gaming under the right banner with pride.

    Product features:
  • Dual-sided mouse mat to display different faction choices
  • Performance-grade hard surfaces for smoother mouse swiping
  • Non-slip, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant hard coating

    Price: €49.99

    About the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Headset by Razer
    With the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Gaming Headset by Razer, your total immersion into the game is complete. Featuring 5.1 surround sound so you can hear everything around you in absolute clarity. With positional audio, get the tactical aural advantage to prevent backstabs and react to enemy attacks no matter where you hear them. It comes with interchangeable Sith Empire and Galactic Republic faction symbols to emblazon your headset with the symbol of your allegiance.

    Product features:
  • 5.1 surround sound headset for positional audio
  • Circumaural design with 50mm driver units
  • Flexible boom microphone
  • Interchangeable faction panels
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • Volume and mic control buttons on the headset
  • Adjustable headband structure for optimal comfort

    Price: €129.99



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