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Razer is looking to target the entry-level gaming peripheral market

Most importantly, all the products feature Chroma lighting. Yes, it’s important.

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Razer has a wide array of gaming peripherals for console and PC gaming, such as the Razer Mamba, but these types of products are typically aimed towards enthusiasts that want the best regardless of the cost. Recently, however, the company has been working on a more budget-friendly range to target the entry-level market. We’ve highlighted some of these below.

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Starting with the Razer Abyssus Essential, which comes in at a wallet-friendly $49.99, Razer was able to keep the price down by forgoing some of the more costly features such as adjustable tracking and advanced button programming.

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This price point makes the Abyssus Essential the cheapest mouse that the company sells with its signature Chroma lighting, and the first to offer their new “underglow” lighting effect that reflects off your mousing surface. We all know RGB adds 3FPS, right? Even without the programmability, it’s still pretty well featured with a 7,200 DPI optical sensor and an ambidextrous two-button/scroll wheel layout.

A mouse is nothing without an accompanying keyboard, and even better if that also has the same Chroma features, right? Enter the Razer Cynosa Chroma, which at $59.99 is drastically cheaper than Razer’s other keyboard offerings, while still keeping all the design cues from its more expensive brethren.

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There’s also a Pro version of the Cynosa, for $69.99, with the new Underglow feature that hosts 22 zones of customization.

Both versions have per-key lighting customization, 104 soft cushioned keys with gaming-grade performance, ten key roll-over with anti-ghosting, macro functionality, and spill resistance.

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No gaming setup is complete without a mousing surface, and no Chroma setup is complete without more Chroma. There’s now a Chroma version of their Goliathus mousepad with all the RGB you can shake a stick at. The matt features a micro-textured surface that’s optimized for all sensitivity settings, sensors, and seamlessly connects with all Chroma features. It retails at $39.99 and completes the entry-level suite.

What do you think, are these products interesting to you or will you stick with the higher-end stuff?

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