When it comes to PC games, few if any companies are bigger than Blizzard. This is the developer that reinvented real-time strategy games, dungeon crawlers, card games, and MMOs with smash-hits like StarCraft, Diablo, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft. And even when one of its projects fails to come together, like the cancelled MMO Titan, Blizzard can just casually salvage it as the massively successful multiplayer shooter Overwatch. It makes sense Blizzard is one of the few publishers that can justify putting on its own show, BlizzCon, currently running in California.
Meanwhile, when it comes to PC peripherals, few companies are cooler than Razer. And at BlizzCon, Razer revealed a new set of products inspired by Blizzard’s greatest hits: the D.Va suite and the Naga Trinity & Tartarus V2 mouse and keyboard.
If you’re not up on your Overwatch lore (since it’s not really explained in the game itself) the character D.Va is a Korean pro gamer who was able to transfer those skills towards piloting an adorable deadly mech. She has a very distinct sci-fi bubblegum K-pop aesthetic, and the D.Va Razer MEKA gaming headset and D.Va Razer Abyssus Elite gaming mouse let players adopt some of that aesthetic for themselves.
Modeled after D.Va’s own iconic headset, the MEKA headset ($80) features an omnidirectional mic, in-line communication controls, and is compatible with all consoles, computers, and mobile devices. The Abyssus mouse ($60), originally made for Blizzard’s own StarCraft, has the same “tournament-ready” 7,200 DPI, 220 IPS tracking, and Razer Chroma lighting effects. It also sports a colorful new D.Va makeover, as does the D.Va Razer Goliathus mouse mat ($20). All three of these products ship later this year.
The Naga Trinity & Tartarus V2 mouse and keypad may not look like something out of a Blizzard game, but they are tooled for playing them. The Razer Naga Trinity ($100) is a highly modular gaming mouse. You can swap between three side plates: a switch plate, a thumb wheel plate, and a thumb grid plate. You can also program 19 buttons for your preferred presets in games like World of Warcraft and Heroes of the Storm. It has a 16,000 DPI sensor, 410 IPS, and Razer Chroma lighting effects.
The Tartarus V2 keypad ($80, on the left) has an ergonomic design with a bump up to 32 programmable keys, again good for MOBAs and MMOs. Razer’s “Mecha-Membrane” key technology attempts to marry comfort and precision while “Hypershift” mode lets you layer even more macros and shortcuts for increased speed and efficiency.
The Naga Trinity & Tartarus V2 gaming mouse and keypad both launch this holiday. So that’s something else to look forward to from Razer alongside, oh say, a new phone.
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