Razer expands its top-selling line with new peripherals designed for value-conscious players 

The new line of Razer BlackWidow, Kraken and Basilisk Essential offers excellent video game performance at a budget-friendly price.

Razer™, the world’s leading gamer lifestyle brand, today announced three new gaming peripherals to expand its top-selling lines. The BlackWidow keyboard, the Kraken headphones and the Basilisk Essential Mouse are some of the peripherals that offer the best cost-quality that Razer has to offer, and which offer everything a gamer needs.


The Razer BlackWidow Keyboard is the newest member to join the Razer’s largest-selling keyboard family. Integrating several features found on the BlackWidow Elite keyboard, the BlackWidow features the Razer’s Green Mechanical touch switches.

Designed by Razer for video games, the Green Mechanical Switch features a tactile bump and distinctive sound with optimized drive and reset points that offer the best gaming and writing experience of its kind. Using the enhanced Razer side-panel design, you can reduce the movement of the keys, increasing accuracy and response.  Each key is designed to withstand up to 80 million beats.

The BlackWidow integrates Razer Chroma, a technology that individually illuminates each of the 16.8 million-colored keys, which are controlled from the Razer Synapse 3. With Razer Hypershift, each can become a macro key, or you can assign secondary functions through Razer Synapse 3.

The Razer BlackWidow also includes built-in hybrid memory and cloud storage, allowing you to keep your custom configurations (such as lighting profiles, key associations, and macros) when used with different computer.

Product Features

Razer™ Green Mechanical switches designed to play

Lifetime of up to 80 million pulsing

Razer Chroma customizable lighting with 16.8 million color options

Integrated hybrid memory and cloud storage – up to 5 Perfi Them

Compatible with Razer Synapse 3

Wire routing

N recognition keys with interference protection

Fully programmable keys with simultaneous recording of macros

Game mode option

1000 Hz Probe rate (ultrapolling)

Instant Trigger Technology

Price and availability

Suggested retail price: 119.99 USD/€129.99
Razer.com – March 14, 2019 worldwide – March 2019


The new Razer Kraken headphones are the successors of the Kraken Pro V2. Inspired by the design and hardware of the KrakenTournament Edition headphones, the Kraken includes 50 mm controllers, which can play clear and powerful sound, while the enhanced retractable microphone has been improved to further reduce background noise, ensuring clear communication with the equipment.

A thicker padded headband and the cooling gel pads that fully cover the ears ensure comfort for longer periods. The earphones are coated with breathable fabric that disperses moisture from the contact surface, while the cooling gel layer and hidden channels for the goggles integrated into the foam cover offer maximum comfort.

With Mute and volume controls, the Razer’s third-generation Krakens are the most versatile headphones so far.The Kraken Headphones are also available in a QuartzPink edition and, like the Razer Kraken for Console, offer a new black color variation with blue reflections.


Razer Kraken Razer Kraken Pro V2
Suggested retail Price $79.99 USD/€79.99 Suggested retail Price $79.99 USD / 89.99 €
Cooling Gel Pads polileather Pads
Extra Thick Padded headband Thick Padded headband
Retractable microphone with isolation of environmental noise Retractable microphone
Aluminum Frame Bauxite
Controllers 50 mm custom
Compatible with PC, PS4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices with a 3.5 mm connector


Product Features 

To simple sight

Drivers of 50 mm
Pads with refrigerant gel
Uni-directional microphone Retractable

Aluminum frame Bauxite

Padded headband thicker
Multiplatform Support