Razer hits E3 with Nabu Beta, Neon Kraken Series and World of Tanks Set
One of the most exciting announcements from Razer last year was the Razer Nabu, and a new Beta Program announced for 500 Razer fans is the talk of the town here at E3 2014. With the new program, beta testers can purchase a Razer Nabu at US$1. The company will be shipping limited units of the Nabu Developer Edition to developers who have qualified for the Nabu Developer Program.
In addition to the Nabu Developer Program, Razer has announced a new Nabu Beta Program which is open to dedicated Razer fans only. The Razer Nabu is a “smart band” that combines the notification capabilities of a smartwatch with the sensors of an advanced fitness band. It is also designed as an open device, giving developers the opportunity to build integrations with existing and new mobile applications. The Nabu was first announced in January at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas, where it was voted the Best of CES “People’s Choice” winner.
Also Available in Six colors are the new Razer Kraken Neon Series, a special edition of the brand´s best-selling Kraken gaming headsets and headphones, available in six new fluorescent colours. Fans will find the Kraken Neon Series is outfitted with powerful drivers that pack deep and heavy bass tones to compliment acutely tuned mids and highs optimized for gaming and music listening.
A Pro version of the Razer Kraken Neon Series will feature a fully retractable microphone built into the headset for seamless connectivity to smart phones, tablets and other voice-enabled devices. Additionally, the Razer Kraken Neon Series marks the first time that Razer has released a full colourway for a product. The wide array of colour choices can be matched with apparel, footwear and accessories.
“Our community has been asking for colour options in our product lines and the Razer Kraken Neon Series offers just that,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We chose our most popular family of headsets and headphones for special stylization and are releasing them just in time for the summer months. The six colours give way to a multitude of options. I can´t wait to see the photos our fans send us.”
Gamers can further personalize their listening experience with Razer´s industry-leading gaming software, including Razer Surround Pro. The audio engine upgrades any stereo headphones to personalized virtual 7.1 surround sound and all downloads before June 30 will be automatically upgraded to Razer Surround Pro for free. For more information on Razer Surround, go to http://www.razerzone.com/surround.
U.S. $89.99 / EU €89.99 (Razer Kraken Pro Neon Gaming Headset)
U.S. $69.99 / EU €69.99 (Razer Kraken Neon Headphones)
As for the World of Tanks Razer Kraken Pro headset, the customized gaming headset expands the arsenal of Razer licensed World of Tanks products that include a Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse and Razer Goliathus gaming mouse mat. “It is always fun for us to collaborate directly with developers whose titles we love to play, and Wargaming is one of the most prestigious names in gaming,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Razer peripherals are the weapons of choice for the world´s top eSports athletes. It made perfect sense to dedicate the power and performance of our products to this amazing franchise.”
The World of Tanks Razer Kraken Pro will feature large 40mm drivers that are tuned for clear high- and mid-ranges as well as deep bass for powerful lows.
“We are enthusiastic to expand our successful partnership with Razer. The World of Tanks Razer Kraken Pro headset will be the perfect fit to expand this collaboration and will dive the player even deeper in the dynamic sounds of the steel machines and emotional music of the game,” says Frédéric Menou, Managing Director Europe and North America at Wargaming. “
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