Classics, but Wireless? Razer Pro Series

Being one of the first ever "gaming" companies, over the years Razer has released some well-known, almost classic peripherals. The blackwidow keyboard was one of the first "gaming" keyboards, and it's gamer aesthetic became iconic, loved by some and hated by others. The Razer Deathadder was one of the most ergonomic mice of it's time, and the shape is so good it's still relevant today. Lastly, the Blackshark, although not as notable as the previous two, is still a super comfortable and classic headset.

These three peripherals all share a common characteristic: they are all wired. Razer has always been more on the wired side of things, but now, they seem to be dipping their foot into wireless.


Razer Deathadder V2 Pro

This is definitely the peripheral I'm most excited for. The shape has already been proven. Razer has also added great optical mouse switches to the original design, as well as an accurate 16K DPI sensor. In the past, Razer's Mamba and Viper Ultimate mice have had very little latency, so that isn't an issue on the Deathadder Pro. Considering the light 88g weight, I think this mouse will definitely be a hit, considering its popularity as a wired mouse.


Razer Blackwidow V3 Pro

Contrary to the previous, this is easily the worst out of the three peripherals. It comes with Razer Yellow or Green switches, very average switches, the same old plastic case, and nothing else - for $230! That price is nauseatingly egregious, considering the coolest thing this keyboard brings to the table is a plastic volume knob. Honestly, this keyboard has a hard time distinguishing itself from $60 keyboards like this Motospeed model or the GameSir GK300. And in its own price range, it is blown away by keyboards like the Logitech G915, or if you want to go wired, the Abkoncore AR87.


Razer Blackshark V2 Pro

This is a very solid wireless headset, considering it was already good as a wired one. It's quite light, it has a good cardioid mic, 50mm drivers, and a famously comfortable fit. There's also THX 7.1 surround sound if that's your thing. I appreciate the easy USB 2.4ghz connection as well as the audio jack.


Overall, this is a step in the right direction for Razer. Their Viper Ultimate was already a success in the wireless department, and they just transferred a lot of their ergonomic wired peripherals into that department as well. I might just pick up the Blackshark and Deathadder for my own setup!

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