New gaming gear: Razer's Lycosa keyboard and Piranha headset

Razer has announced two new gaming products at the World Cyber Games 2007 finals.

Razer Lycosa

Razer just announced two new gaming products at the World Cyber Games 2007 grand final in Seattle. The gaming peripheral maker revealed the Lycosa, a new gaming keyboard, and the Piranha, a new gaming headset. Once again, Razer keeps its themes of naming its mice after snakes, its keyboards after spiders, and its audio equipment after fish.

The Lycosa keyboard takes characteristics from both the Razer Tarantula and the Microsoft Reclusa (built with Razer technology) and combines them. Like the Tarantula, the Lycosa features Razer's claimed Ultrapolling 1ms response time and like the Reclusa, the Lycosa's keys light up. You can reprogram, remap, and macro the keyboard, and store up to 10 customizable profiles for quick switching between games. It also comes with a USB port and headphone/microphone jacks, so you can easily plug in your headset or USB key without reaching for your hub or the back of your computer.

Razer's Piranha presents the company's second gaming headset. Unlike Razer's first headset offering, the Barracuda, the Piranha loses the noise-canceling ear cups in favor of a sleeker design. The headset includes an in-like remote control so you can crank up or mute the noise quickly, and Razer claims that the headphones offer a range of 18 to 22,000 Hz. It sports a boom microphone, and is compatible with VoIP software like Skype and TeamSpeak.

The Razer Piranha ships later this month, and the Lycosa ships in November. Both devices will retail for about $80.

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