Back in CES 2015, Razer revealed a few gaming products geared for the living room, in contrast to its usual aim for desktops and laptops. Fast forward to 2016, only the Forge TV Android TV console and its matching Serval controller actually made it to the market but something was still missing, and that was the Razer Turret. After many months of waiting for the Keyboard and Mouse combo it’s finally arrived.
Designed with a focus on enabling a PC gaming experience from the couch, the Razer Turret consists of a gaming grade chiclet keyboard with full anti-ghosting and a highly precise gaming mouse with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse mat ensures the mouse will not slip even during intense gaming sessions. The Razer Turret comes with dual wireless connectivity, enabling users to play lag-free when connected to a console via Bluetooth LE or to a PC via the bundled wireless 2.4 GHz adaptor.
The build quality is what you’d expect from Razer, high quality build materials delivering a premium experience product. But of course this all comes at a Premium price of $159. The mousepad is magnetic and it detachable so you can pack it and go as seen below.
So How Can I Use It?
Now the Turret was originally planned for the Forge TV as an add-on but now is an all-purpose accessory for multiple platforms and ironically enough seems like it’d suite Razer’s competitor NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV better because of NVIDIA’s Gamestream service which allows PC to SHIELD TV streaming to play PC games.
This is an accessory pushing us in the right direction by allowing us to have comfort and freedom of keyboard/mouse or controller when couch gaming. If you’ve got the extra money to spend it’d be a great thing to pickup for your setup.
Tech Specs for those who need them are listed below:
- Anti-ghosting capability for up to 10 simultaneous key presses
- Chiclet styled keycaps
- Dedicated Android buttons
- Battery life of up to 4 months – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
- Battery type: Li-Po (1500 mAh)
- 3500 DPI laser sensor
- 40 hours battery life for continuous use – The life expectancy of this battery depends upon its usage
- Battery type: Li-Po (1000 mAh)