Razer Turret now available for gaming from the comfort of your couch

The Razer Turret looks to deliver desktop-quality gaming peripherals to the living room.

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Razer has announced the Razer Turret, which is its mouse and keyboard peripheral ideal for living room use, has launched and is now available at retailers.

The Razer Turret features a gaming-grade chiclet keyboard with a highly-precise gaming mouse equipped with a 3500 DPI sensor. The integrated magnetic mouse pad helps ensure the mouse itself won’t slip off of the Turret, especially during intense gaming sessions. The peripheral also comes with dual wireless connectivity, allowing it to deliver lag-free gaming when connected to either a console via Bluetooth LE or to PC via its bundled 2.4GHz adaptor.

“The Razer Turret brings the immense world of PC gaming to a previously impossible frontier—the living room—where only consoles have traditionally roamed until now,” says Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “Finally, we have a perfect solution for gamers to enjoy the unrivaled precision of a mouse and keyboard combination from the comfort of the couch with the durability and reliability that PC gamers demand.”

As far as its performance, Razer promises the Turret is able to rival desktop-grade gaming hardware. Its keyboard supports up to four months of usage, while the mouse is estimated to deliver 40 hours of nonstop play.

The Razer Turret is now available for purchase for $159.99. If you're curious to learn more about the Turret, check out our hands-on of it during CES 2015.

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    April 19, 2016 8:46 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Razer Turret now available for gaming from the comfort of your couch

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      April 19, 2016 8:51 AM

      Hugely expensive and I wouldn't trust Razer build quality or drivers further than I cal throw a car.

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        April 19, 2016 10:38 AM

        So, the logical question, in this case, is "Just how far can you throw a car?"

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          April 19, 2016 10:38 AM

          sigh.. that was funnier in my head. Nothing to read here.
          Move along.

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        April 19, 2016 11:52 AM

        Definitely expensive for what amounts to a keyboard in a box and stiff surface for a mouse to sit on. The magnets are a nice function, but you could otherwise get a big board of wood and use your own M+K wireless solution. Either way, I'll sit at my PC for M&K play, and use my Steam Link with controller for couch play.

        Otherwise, the Razer build quality is hyperbolic. Their quality is nice.

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        April 19, 2016 11:54 AM

        Well, with your bad knee Ed, you shouldn't throw anybody... Its true.

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        April 19, 2016 5:37 PM

        Seriously? Never had an issue with my Razer keyboard. Hardware or drivers.

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          April 19, 2016 5:44 PM

          Their software causes "stuck" keys on my keyboard. Works great without it.

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          April 20, 2016 2:26 AM

          I upgraded to Windows 10 and Synapse got stuck loading on boot, even after reinstall.

          Also, why do you even need bloated drivers and a web connection for a mouse? It's ridiculous. I can change the sensitivity of mine with a button on the mouse, no need to ever install fire up a UI, even if I plus it into a different PC.

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      April 19, 2016 10:43 AM

      chiclet keyboard. bleeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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        April 19, 2016 10:48 AM

        Quite how you make fuck all key travel "gamer grade" is beyond me.

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      April 19, 2016 12:25 PM

      Let's get a shack review!

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        April 19, 2016 1:57 PM

        Already requested! I'll try to get it up ASAP once Razer sends it over.

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          April 19, 2016 3:57 PM

          I'd give it a go on some FPS games and others that aren't historically preferable for couch gaming with PC gamers! I'd be most curious for FPS and how comfortable and responsive it is.

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      April 19, 2016 3:32 PM

      What if I want to use super long usb cables instead?

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        April 19, 2016 3:39 PM

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        April 19, 2016 4:34 PM

        USB can start to get dodgy after 10ft or so. Then you're looking at using repeaters. It's really not ideal if you're going to be gaming.

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      April 19, 2016 3:38 PM

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      April 19, 2016 3:43 PM

      When I went to the site, and saw the picture my wrists started screaming in pain.
      http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-controllers/razer-turret

      Should come with a carpal tunnel seal of approval.

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        April 19, 2016 4:37 PM

        Perhaps a wireless device not unlike a wiiChuck, that can fit 20 or so keyboard keys on it with some kind of shift switch button that would give you around 40 different keys.

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      April 19, 2016 3:47 PM

      Why is everyone complaining about the price?

      Wireless gaming mouse is ~$100
      Wireless gaming keyboard is ~$60

      Not to mention this has a special mousepad and charging base station which has to count for something.

      I would say the price is about right, but unfortunately people are used to paying for peripherals on an individual basis.

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      April 19, 2016 3:54 PM

      Razer promises the Turret is able to rival desktop-grade gaming hardware. Its keyboard supports up to four months of usage

      Four months on a single charge? Or should we expect the keyboard to explode after four months?

      Either answer is believable.

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      April 19, 2016 4:31 PM

      Just curious. Are there other folks who game on PC that will use a controller for some games, when playing on the TV?

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        April 19, 2016 5:03 PM

        I play PC games exclusively on my TV. I mostly use an Xbox controller, but I have a TV tray sort of table I can bring out when I want to use a keyboard and mouse. I am considering this Razer thing though, but I might wait for reviews.

        Have any questions specifically? I'm kind of confused by what you are asking.

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      April 19, 2016 5:04 PM

      We need a Turrent vs. Phantom keyboard battle to the death

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      April 19, 2016 5:40 PM

      You can also use just regular Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard and a hard mouse mat.

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        April 19, 2016 6:17 PM

        Not at all the same thing. Try to balance the keyboard and mousepad on your lap like this allows you to, and then try to keep the mouse from falling on the ground.

        Yes there are other solutions out there besides the Turret, but don't be reductive about it all, there is more to it.

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        April 19, 2016 7:04 PM

        Hey guys I've had a complicated solution to this problem for years now so no need to try anything else.

        i keed i keed

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      April 19, 2016 6:46 PM

      is there a picture of this thing that isn't all web 3.0'd?

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      April 20, 2016 2:57 AM

      I um just bought one. I will throw up a review as it should arrive mid next week. I have Gigabyte Brix Pro Hackintosh 4770-R custom built Steam Box which is quite powerful and can cast the screen from my Main rig too.

      I have looked into other options and there simply are none besides building your own custom Couchmaster. Even if I do not use this for gaming, I see it as easier to use than my Logitech K400 Plus which has keys too tiny for my man hands and a track pad. Also have a Steam Controller.

      Also the Turret will be fully compatible with my Sony XBR 55 4k TV if I plug the dongle into one of its USB ports. To navigate all my Google apps on my TV such as Netflix.

      I thought $160 was too much also. But 6 months financing and I know of no other product like this on the market. I am not a hardcore gamer that plays FPS online. I do not need it to be 6000+ DPI or amazingly accurate --- just need it to be comfortable and functional. I only one one Razer product: a DeathAdder second edition (think they are on their third now). It has lasted me 2 years. I owned the first edition DeathAdder which lasted about 3 years. I do believe they are overpriced and would never buy their laptops etc but this is a product I am taking a chance on. The only other thing close which is not out yet is the Corsair "I forget the name" which is supposed to be $199. Will update when it arrives next week.

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        April 20, 2016 3:21 AM

        https://youtu.be/U-YOnoKn5H8

        Guy reviews it. He is kind of boring and reviews it on a flat surface desk. Also he claims you cannot use any other mouse on the mouse pad other than the included Turret mouse which is sub par. Something to do which the magnetic surface but I see no reason why the reviewer could not just put a small "actual mouse pad" on top of the magnetic surface and use it as your mouse. If I am wrong, I may return it as I have a nice wireless mouse already if the Turret mouse (which is a cheap version of the Orochi is not to my liking). I also believe they should of released a model for the original speculated price of $129 that did not include this mouse --- and again maybe it is because of this flaw of the magnetic surface not registering other mice? Which again seems remedied by sticking a small mouse pad onto that surface. Expect them to release an XL version with back lit keys and possibly mechanical in no time soon as this product took ages to come out.

        Also here is the link to Corsair Lapdog which trumps this product. I own a Corsair Mechanical keyboard as my main keyboard: http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/lapdog

        Sorry for typos. I cannot seem to find an edit button as I have not shacked in years.

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      April 20, 2016 3:24 AM

      http://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/lapdog

      Bump for this product. Even just buying the stand alone station might be worth it. As I just ordered a Turret but may cancel it and wait for this.

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      April 20, 2016 8:46 AM

      How the hell can you describe that CES article as a "hands on?" It's basically just a description of the thing. There are zero impressions from hands-on usage; it's not even clear anyone did more than look at the thing.

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      April 22, 2016 5:15 PM

      i use a serfpad tv tray already. i hate it when companies force you to buy their stuff. you should not have to be forced to buy their stuff!!! i switch out my peripherals on a regular basis. serfpad is secure non-proprietary portable and easy to store. love it. make one yourself or buy one. either way. pc to tv always.

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