Q1 2019 will see Razer’s newest mouse and keyboard combo for the Xbox One, the Razer Turret, and it’s a wireless option.
Razer unveiled the Turret on Wednesday afternoon, touting the impressive specs of the much-anticipated peripherals that will provide Xbox One owners a new, officially supported way to play select games. The Turret offers wireless connectivity via a 2.4GHz connection, similar to the 1st generation Xbox One controller. All of this is done via a single receiver for the mouse and keyboard, similar to the Logitech Unifying Receiver on PCs.
The mouse, modeled after the Razer Mamba gaming mouse, features a “high-performance 5G advanced optical sensor” and Razer’s Mechanical Mouse Switches, giving durability of fifty million clicks. The keyboard features Razer’s gaming-grade mechanical switches, with an eighty million keystroke lifetime, as well as a built-in Xbox button to pull up the Xbox One dashboard, enabling easier navigation of the menus without the need for a controller.
It wouldn’t be a Razer peripheral if it didn’t have some kind of RGB. With Razer Chroma technology along with Xbox Dynamic Lighting, console gamers get to experience what PC gamers have been used to seeing for quite some time. 16.8 million color options and lighting effects are available for their keyboard and mouse combination. Razer has also been working closely with developers to bring support for both Chroma and Xbox Dynamic Lighting to supported titles such as Vermintide 2 and X-Morph-Defense creating immersive experiences. What’s more impressive, the mouse surface and built-in wrist rest are retractable from underneath the keyboard, essentially creating a sort of all-in-one lapboard.
Battery life for the Razer Turret keyboard ranges from an eleven-hour maximum with the default lighting enabled, and forty-three hours the lighting turned off. The Turret mouse lasts a bit longer, thirty hours with the default lighting, and fifty hours without. The mouse and keyboard combo are also compatible with Windows 10 PCs.
Xbox One mouse-and-keyboard support was announced back in September, with Razer being the first company to support the initiative. Corsair also announced support, but we’ve yet to hear about any new products from them.
Pre-Orders for the Razer Turret combo are available exclusively at the Microsoft Store for $249.99. Pre-Orders will also receive a $25 Xbox Gift Card, emailed to you within 10 days of product launch.