Razer Turret is a keyboard mouse kit from Razer. So how to use Razer Turret? Here is the Razer Turret Review.
One argument of the console opponents is the more precise gaming with mouse and keyboard on the PC. With the announcement of mouse and keyboard support for the Xbox One, this argument is now obsolete. Especially when there are chic mouse-keyboard combinations that can also be used wonderfully on the couch. One of them is the Razer Turret, which is currently not available in Germany. We were nevertheless able to get hold of a copy and thus satisfy our curiosity.
Razer Turret Price
It’s not easy to get a Razer Turret right now, and that’s not just because of the handsome price of $ 249.99. The set is currently only available in the USA, the UK, and Australia, or via the North American Microsoft Store. Accordingly, the keyboard is only available in the US layout. Whether and when the turret will come to Germany is still completely open. It’s actually a shame, because the combination has a lot to offer, even if very few Xbox games currently support a mouse and keyboard. We were able to borrow one of the rare samples and plunged into Warframe with it.
Razer Turret consists of a keyboard and a mouse along with the necessary accessories to charge both and quickly connect them to the console. All you need is a USB dongle, which makes both mouse and keyboard usable without any fuss. Plug it in, switch it on, and it runs. There are two charging cables with USB plugs and a power adapter. For charging, you can also connect the mouse directly to the keyboard, which in turn is connected to a USB port via a charging cable. The battery life is very decent. The keyboard lasts 11 hours with and up to 43 hours without lighting, the mouse lasts for 30 hours with and up to 50 hours without bling-bling.
The keyboard is a Tenkeyless keyboard, in other words, the number pad on the right has been omitted in order to keep the whole thing compact. The plastic housing with its aluminum plate has an integrated, non-removable palm rest. The orientation of the keys is designed so that you let the keyboard rest on your thighs, the layout is rather uncomfortable for desktop use. Virtually the entire underside is equipped with anti-slip rubber so that the keyboard lies securely on the thighs.
On the right side, you can pull out a mouse pad that looks quite stable. Practical for space-saving storage when you don’t need the good piece. The mouse and mousepad are slightly magnetic so that the rodent doesn’t take off immediately if you move a little. The magnetic resistance takes a bit of getting used to when moving the mouse, but after a while, it doesn’t get in the way. The padlocks in two stages: fully extended and extended so far that you can place the mouse on it when not in use.
All in all, it all looks very well-thought-out, robust, and comfortable. You only have to do without stand-up feet, since, as mentioned, the turret is designed for use on your thighs when you are sitting on the couch in front of the TV. The charging cable is well dimensioned at two meters, the keyboard with 194 x 390 (600 with extended mouse pad) x 36.93 mm is quite compact and at 1.8 kg not too heavy.
The equipment of the keyboard is otherwise reminiscent of the Razer BlackWidow. Mechanical Razer Green switches are installed, which are reminiscent of the Cherry MX Blue with their tactile-clicking behavior. 10-key rollover and the mandatory polling rate of 1,000 Hz are just as much a part of the program as the Razer Chroma lighting. Basically, it is only noticed that the right Ctrl key has been converted to the Xbox Home key, which of course makes sense when using it on the console. Razer Turret can also be operated on the PC if you are one of those people who also run their computer on the telly and want to play comfortably on the couch.
In terms of design, the mouse is very similar to the Mamba Wireless and sits wonderfully in the hand if you are right-handed. There is no left-handed version of the turret. Rubberized sides ensure a secure grip, otherwise, the turret mouse does not differ from other rodents. At 106 grams it is also pleasantly light. There are two mouse buttons, a dpi switch, a mouse wheel, and two thumb buttons. On the underside, next to the power switch, there is a storage compartment for the USB dongle – very nice. The mouse wheel and logo can also be illuminated.
The Razer Mechanical Switches of the mouse buttons work smoothly and precisely, the mouse wheel also works perfectly. Inside, the 5G sensor common at Razer works with a sampling rate of up to 16,000 dpi, adjustable in five freely assignable levels. As usual, there is nothing to complain about. The sensor works quickly and precisely so that you also cut a good figure with shooters. We got with the turret