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Posted by Raine Hutchens on Jun 8, 2011

Razer Joins The Fight In The Old Republic With New Peripherals [E3 2011]

Razer is back in full Force with their new lineup of The Old Republic-branded gaming peripherals. The company announced at E3 that they plan to introduce a new keyboars, headset, mouse pad, and mouse for the game’s launch. Each peripheral will have its own unique set of features, and we’ve got the details on each piece.

First up is the new Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Keyboard. It features a full-color multi-touch LCD panel with a row of adaptive tactile keys above that can cycle through skills, hotkeys and macros with matching graphics from the game for maximum competitive efficiency. These adaptive keys can change per character, all depending on the class you’ve chosen. The interchangeable gold backlit faction symbols let you showcase your allegiance with the Galactic Republic or the Sith Empire. The Force is with you in this ultimate tool for intergalactic domination.

Here’s a breakdown of the keyboard’s features:

  • Touch-sensitive LCD track-panel for better control and efficient skills management
  • Ten dynamic adaptive tactile keys for customizable controls
  • Gold backlit keys with slim key caps for faster actuation and shorter travel distance
  • Fully programmable keys and on-the-fly macro recording
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time
  • Braided 7 foot USB cable

The keyboard will be available for $199.99 at the time the game launches.

Next up is The Old Republic Gaming Mouse. It features a twelve-button thumb grid which puts your skills and abilities literally at your fingertips. It also comes with interchangeable faction symbols and multi-color lighting so you can annihilate all those who oppose you with pride and in style. It will retail for $129.99 when the game launches.

Here’s the mouse’s feature breakdown:

  • 17 fully programmable MMO-optimized buttons (including 12 button thumb grid)
  • Wired/wireless dual mode capability
  • Interchangeable gold-backlit faction panels
  • Charging dock (also functions as a wireless receiver unit)
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • 5600dpi Razer precision 3.5G laser sensor
  • 1000Hz Ultrapolling/1ms response time

No mouse is complete without a gaming mouse pad, and Razer delivers on this flawlessly. The Old Republic Gaming Mouse Pad allows for precision swiping, and unparalleled precision thanks to performance-grade tracking surfaces on both sides. One represents the might of the Sith Empire, the other the splendor of the Galactic Republic, so you’ll always be gaming under the right banner with pride. The mat will be available for $49.99 at the time of the game’s launch.

This is what you can expect from the new pad:

  • Dual-sided mouse mat to display different faction choices
  • Performance-grade hard surfaces for smoother mouse swiping
  • Non-slip, anti-reflective, abrasion-resistant hard coating

Finally, comes the new Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset from Razer. It features full 5.1 surround sound, allowing for your full immersion into the game. With positional audio, get the tactical aural advantage to prevent backstabs and react to enemy attacks no matter where you hear them. It comes with interchangeable Sith Empire and Galactic Republic faction symbols to emblazon your headset with the symbol of your allegiance. The headset will cost you $129.99 when it becomes available at the game’s launch.

The feature breakdown for the headset:

  • 5.1 surround sound headset for positional audio
  • Circumaural design with 50mm driver units
  • Flexible boom microphone
  • Interchangeable faction panels
  • Adjustable multi-color LED (Up to 16 million colors)
  • Volume and mic control buttons on the headset
  • Adjustable headband structure for optimal comfort

With the announcements of these great new peripherals upon us, Razer is making great strides in the ways of gaming hardware. I am extremely anxious to see the new keyboard in action, and as soon as they are available I will be Force Choking one for myself. For more information on these new pieces of hardware head to Razer’s Star Wars: The Old Republic Peripheral site.

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