Published on March 16th, 2019 | by Admin


The new Razer BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk Essential line delivers great gaming performance at a budget-friendly price.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced three new gaming peripherals to expand its best-selling lineups. The BlackWidow keyboard, Kraken headset, and Basilisk Essential mouse are some of the best value-for-money gaming peripherals Razer has to offer and deliver everything a gamer needs.


The Razer BlackWidow keyboard is the latest addition to Razer’s best-selling keyboard family. Sporting many features of the flagship BlackWidow Elite, the BlackWidow is fitted with Razer’s tactile and clicky Green Mechanical Switches.

Designed for gaming by Razer, the Green Mechanical Switch features a tactile bump and distinctive click sound, with optimised actuation and reset points for best-in-class gaming and typing. Using Razer’s improved dual-side wall switch design, key wobble is minimised while increasing accuracy and responsiveness. Each key is rated to last up to 80 million keystrokes.

The BlackWidow offers Razer Chroma with individual key lighting of 16.8 million colours controllable via Razer Synapse 3. With Razer Hypershift, every key can be a macro key, or be assigned secondary functions through Razer Synapse 3. The Razer BlackWidow also features on-board hybrid memory and cloud storage, allowing you to preserve your personalised settings (such as lighting profiles, key binds and macros) when used with different computers.


The new Razer Kraken is the successor to the best-selling Kraken Pro V2. Taking design and hardware cues from the flagship Kraken Tournament Edition, the Kraken features large 50 mm drivers to deliver clear, powerful sound whilst the improved retractable microphone has been honed to cut out even more background noise, ensuring crystal-clear team communication.

Long-term comfort is assured with thicker headband padding and all-ear gel cooling cushions. The ear cup padding features a moisture-wicking breathable fabric on the contact surface, a cooling gel layer and hidden eye-wear channels built into the foam layer, giving the ultimate in comfort.

With inline mute and volume controls, the 3rd generation Razer Kraken is Razer’s most versatile cross-platform headset to date.

The Kraken is also available in a Quartz Pink edition, and as the Razer Kraken for Console, featuring a new colour variant of black with blue highlights.


The Razer Basilisk Essential stays true to the unique right-handed ergonomic form factor of the original Razer Basilisk and has a total of 7 configurable buttons utilising Razer’s Mechanical Mouse Switches, with a durability of up to 20 million clicks.

The unique thumb-operated Multi-Function Paddle, an award-winning feature in the original Basilisk, can be programmed for any function the gamer needs; a quick-shift DPI clutch for sniping, shortcut for a weapon or spell slot, push-to-talk comms or Press and Hold for sprinting, healing or crouching.

Powered by a native, gaming-grade 6400 DPI optical sensor the Razer Basilisk Essential features Razer Chroma with customisability of 16.8 million colours and variety of effects available through Razer Synapse 3.

Razer Blackwidow Product Information

Key Features:
• Razer™ Green Mechanical Switches designed for gaming
• 80 million keystroke lifespan
• Razer Chroma™ customisable back-lighting with 16.8 million colour options
• Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage – up to 5 profiles
• N-key roll-over with built-in anti-ghosting
• Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
• 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
• Instant Trigger Technology
AUD $219.95 / NZD $239.95

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit: http://www.razer.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-blackwidow

Razer Kraken Product Information

Key Features:
• Custom-tuned 50 mm Drivers
• Cooling Gel-Infused Cushions
• Retractable Unidirectional Microphone
• Bauxite Aluminium Frame
• Cross-Platform Compatibility
• Analog volume control wheel
• Microphone quick mute toggle
• Audio + microphone usage: Devices with 3.5 mm audio + mic combined jack
AUD $149.95 / NZD $159.95

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit: https://www.razer.com/gaming-audio/razer-kraken

Razer Basilisk Essential Product Information

Key Features:
• True 6,400 DPI optical sensor
• Up to 220 inches per second (IPS) / 30 G acceleration
• 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
• Razer™ Mechanical Mouse Switches
• Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
• 1,000 Hz Ultrapolling
• Razer Chroma™ lighting
AUD $79.95 / NZD $89.95

Razer.com – 14 March 2019
Worldwide – March 2019

For more information, please visit: https://razer.com/gaming-mice/razer-basilisk-essential

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