With Mass Effect 3 set for release in roughly 10 days we thought many of you would be interested in some gear which has recently been revealed by the guys at Razer, they teamed up with BioWare to create an official line of peripherals which are said to help you come out victorious when taking Commander Shepard on his intergalactic journey.
All of the following Razer products will become available in March, PC gamers will apparently benefit from utilizing Razer’s Mass Effect 3 BlackWidow keyboard, Imperator mouse and Vespula mouse mat, we can’t vouch for just how much these peripherals will help you during your Mass Effect 3 campaign — but you can’t ignore the technical specifications and features which the keyboard and mouse will bring when compared to standard offerings.
Let’s start with the ‘Mass Effect 3 Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Mechanical Gaming Keyboard’. This keyboard will set you back $139.99 and for this hefty price tag you’ll get full mechanical keys with actuation force of 50g, all of which are backlit with 5 levels of brightness. As with many other gaming keyboards this model offers programmable keys with macro recording, customizable software profiles, gaming mode and 1ms response times. In terms of design you can see the keyboard below.
As you’d expect there’s a Mass Effect 3-inspired design and the ‘N7’ logo, also you can just about make out that it connects via USB and there’s USB-passthrough along with headphone and microphone jacks. In terms of size and weight it measures in at 475 x 171 x 30mm and it weighs 1.5kg.
If you buy the Mass Effect 3 keyboard you should also seriously consider the ‘ Mass Effect 3 Razer Imperator Ergonomic Gaming Mouse’, this features a 6400dpi 4G Dual Sensor which should ensure that you’re on target when battling it out with the enemies you meet in ME3. There’s also adjustable side buttons, 200 inches per second acceleration, sensitivity adjustment, Hyperesponse buttons, onboard memory, rubberized grips and mouse feet which deliver low resistance. Below you can see this mouse in all its glory, it connects via USB and measures in at 123 x 71 x 42mm — again it is decorated with ME3 artwork. This mouse will cost you $79.99.
The Imperator mouse goes hand-in-hand with another Razer product, the Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat. At $34.99 we’ll forgive you for turning your nose up at this price, but if you do buy it you’ll get two surfaces, one for speed, the other for control — both of which are non-slip, anti-reflective and abrasion-resistant . When using this mouse mat you should stay RSI free thanks to a gel-filled wrist rest. The design is pretty eye-catching, you can see it below.
Finally we will quickly tell you about two peripherals for the Xbox 360, the Mass Effect 3 Razer Chimaera 5.1 wireless gaming headset will also work with the PC (we reviewed a similar headset here) and the Razer Onza Torunament Edition controller which can also be plugged into your PC. The Onza controller is just-like other variants, however this time round it has a Mass Effect-inspired design to accompany the adjustable analog sticks, additional programmable buttons and hyperesponse action buttons – it costs $59.99, whilst the Chimaera headset costs a whopping $209.99 and delivers rich sound with its 50mm drivers, this is a wireless headset and allows you to customize voice and game sound levels to suit your preference.
Head over to Razer’s Mass Effect 3 pages to find all the details regarding the peripherals which we’ve spoken about in this brief article, also there’s a Messenger Bag and iPhone protection case to check out, they cost $79.99 and $24.99 respectively, again we think the prices may put off a lot of potentional customers. No-matter which you choose to buy you will get a code to unlock the Deadly Collector Assault rifle and multiplayer content packs.
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