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Razer just unveiled your new must-have PC accessories

by Brandon Russell | January 9, 2018January 9, 2018 6:15 am PST

At CES on Tuesday, Razer unveiled a duo of new must-have PC accessories, including a brand new speaker line. As you build a beefy setup for Battlegrounds, Razer’s new products should be at the top of your list.

First up is the Razer Nommo and Nommo Pro, the latter of which is a THX Certified, 2.1 speaker system with Dolby Virtual Speaker technology. I can only imagine what these would sound like while playing Outlast 2, a game that beautifully utilizes sound for an unparalleled horror experience.

According to Razer, the Nommo lineup will give gamers an edge with an emphasis on positional audio.

“The entire range features accurate positional audio using true left and right stereo imaging to help ensure gamers know exactly where sounds are coming from for quicker, more accurate response,” Razer said in its announcement.

 

Like the rest of Razer’s expanding portfolio of products, the Nommo lineup features an elegant design painted in a stealthy black. And with Chroma support, they’ll bathe your desk in colors as audio booms from the speaker.

While the lower end Nommo line features woven glass fiber 3-inch drivers, the Nommo Pro is more robust with full range dupont kevlar coated drivers, which Razer claims will project better, crisper audio. The Nommo Pro also features two 0.8-inch silk dome tweeterw and a 6-inch subwoofer that’s downward firing.

The Razer Nommo is a 2.0 speaker system that’s not quite as advanced as the Nommo Pro, but no less impressive, featuring Automatic Gain Control and accurate positional audio. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting the speakers to a separate device.

“We created the Razer Nommo line as an ultimate entertainment speaker line for gaming, movies and music,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “There is a common perception that gaming speakers don’t have quality audio. The Razer Nommo line changes that once and for all.”

The Razer Nommo line launches today with prices beginning at $99. The Razer Nommo Pro doesn’t yet have a release date, but customers will be able to pick it up for $499.

In addition to the Nommo, Razer also introduced the HyperFlux, a mouse mat that support wireless power technology. According to Razer, the HyperFlex technology transfers power directly to its companion mouse, rather than charging the battery. Which essentially means the companion mouse can only be utilized on the mat.

“While other companies have attempted to do wireless charging for mice, they have been unable to achieve true wireless power as their mice still need a battery to be charged,” Tan said. “HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology is a game changer in the world of wireless gaming.”

The Mamba HyperFlux comes equipped with Razer’s a 16,000 dots-per-inch 5G optical sensor and Adaptive Frequency Technology (ATF), ensuring a stable wireless signal. This technology switches to the strongest signal within the 2.4 GHz frequency band in an effort to completely eliminate latency. As you’d expect, the HyperFlux supports Razer’s Chroma technology.

The Mamba HyperFlux will launch Q1 2018 for $249.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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