Razer Chimaera Xbox 360 Headset – Price and Release Date

By Tina Chubb - Feb 23, 2011

Earlier this year during the CES 2010 event, Razer unveiled their latest Xbox 360 peripherals. As Jamie Pert previously mentioned here, this included a wired controller that was said to use “Razer Hyperesponse Technology” and the Razer Chimaera 5.1 wireless headset.

Those of you that are considering buying the Razer Chimaera 5.1 headset will be pleased to know that we now have details of a price and release date. According to Darren Murph over at engadget.com, the product has now been listed for pre-order, with a price tag of $199.99 (€199.99).

The Razer Chimaera 5.1 channel Dolby surround sound headset features 5.8GHz interference-free wireless technology, adjustable circumaural ear cups for optimal comfort and noise isolation, up to 33ft receiving range and independent microphone and audio controls on the ear cups.

It also comes with a flexible microphone boom and a detachable Xbox Live communication cable, as well as a docking base station for advanced controls, audio processing and recharging. The Razer Chimaera 5.1 headset provides players with up to 8 hours battery life.

According to Raymond Herrera over at examiner.com, gamers also have the option of the Razer Chimaera Stereo wireless headset, which has a retail price of $129.99. This headset features 2.4GHz wireless technology and provides gamers with a battery life of up to 12 hours.

Both the Razer Chimaera 5.1 and Razer Chimaera stereo headsets are PC compatible. The Chimaera Stereo headset will be available to purchase worldwide from March 2011, while the Chimaera 5.1 headset will be available sometime in April.

Image courtesy of Engadget.com.

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