- The $250 Razer Turret is the first keyboard and mouse combo specifically designed for the Xbox One.
- Microsoft unveiled keyboard and mouse support for more than a dozen Xbox One games last year, and the list is slowly growing.
- The Razer Turret is fully wireless and works with Windows 10 too, meaning you can use the Turret on your gaming PC and easily swap back to the Xbox One.
Razor, a leading maker of PC gaming peripherals, has released the first keyboard and mouse combo designed specifically for the Xbox One.
The Razer Turret set is fully wireless and perfect for use in the living room; the keyboard is designed to sit in your lap and includes a retractable surface for the mouse.
The Turret is the product of a special partnership between Microsoft and Razer. Microsoft implemented mouse and keyboard support for about a dozen Xbox One games in November 2018, and has slowly been expanding the list of compatible titles. The Razer Turret brings the sort of quality that hardcore PC gamers expect to the console peripheral market, and the result is certainly satisfying.
Here’s a full breakdown of what it’s like using the Razer Turret:
The Razer Turret fits squarely in my lap, and it’s heavy enough to feel stable.
The Razer Turret is comfortable to use and feels rather secure with its four pounds of weight.
It’s a tenkeyless keyboard, which means it doesn’t have a number pad on the right hand side — instead, it has an expandable tray to hold the Turret mouse. The keyboard is just under two feet wide with the tray expanded, and a bit over 15 inches wide with the tray pulled in.
The keyboard also has a built-in wrist support that makes it a bit larger from top to bottom, at 7.64 inches.
You can customize the color and lighting of each individual key on the Turret keyboard.
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The keyboard uses Razer’s gaming-specific mechanical switches, which the company says are durable enough for up to 80-million keystrokes. It includes a dedicated Xbox key that pulls up the Xbox One dashboard for easy navigation, but the layout is standard otherwise.
Using Razer’s Synapyse and Chroma software, gamers can customize the color of each individual key on the keyboard with nearly 17 million possible color combinations and lighting effects.
The keyboard battery lasts for 11 hours with the lights full enabled, but turning them off will help it last for up to 43 hours. The keyboard charges using a USB-C cable, and includes a charging port to charge the Turret mouse.
The Turret mouse is based on Razer’s popular Mamba design.
The Turret mouse is based on the wireless version of Razer’s Mamba gaming mouse. The mouse has seven buttons in total and each one can be customized using the Synapse software. For those interested in comparing it to other gaming mice, the Turret has 16,000 DPI and can adjust the DPI at the press of a button. Razer says the mouse switches are good for up to 50 million clicks as well.
Like the Turret keyboard, the color and lighting effects of the mouse are fully customizable. They come at a much lower cost to the battery, too; the Turret mouse is good for 30 hours with lighting enabled, and 50 hours with lights disabled. The mouse uses a USB Mini-B charging cable, and can be charged through the keyboard.
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