Razer Reveals More Details on First Xbox One Keyboard and Mouse

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Keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One is on the way, with (roughly) 16 games ready to work with it. While some gamers are divided on the idea, I’m always down for different ways to play your favorite games. To that end, Razer has pulled back the curtain on the Razer Turret, the first keyboard and mouse setup designed for the system, which will be available this March:

Razer Turret

“We’re extremely proud to team up with Microsoft to bring you this exclusive collaboration,” says Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One.”  

Built for reliable gaming on the couch, the Razer Turret for Xbox One offers a fast and stable 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a single dongle for the mouse and keyboard, and battery life of up to 40 hours on a single charge.

With Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer ChromaTM technology, console gamers now have access to the largest ecosystem of lighting, with up to 16.8-million color options and lighting effects for their keyboard and mouse. Additionally, Razer has been working with developers to bring Xbox Dynamic Lighting and Razer ChromaTM support in-game, offering immersive experiences on supported titles such as “X-Morph-Defense”, “Vermintide 2” and more.

The keyboard features Razer’s gaming grade mechanical switches engineered for durability and reliability with a lifespan of up to 80-million keystrokes. A dedicated Xbox key also instantly pulls up the Xbox One dashboard for seamless navigation.

The included mouse is modelled after the popular Razer Mamba Wireless gaming mouse and features a high-performance 5G advanced optical sensor and RazerTM Mechanical Mouse Switches with up to 50-million clicks durability.

The mouse surface is conveniently hidden underneath the main body of the keyboard and can be extended for use, then retracted for charging and storage. A built-in ergonomic wrist rest extends from the base of the Razer Turret keyboard for Xbox One for added comfort. 

It certainly looks neat (Razer always brings the goods) and I’m digging the idea, but considering there’s only a handful of games that will support the keyboard and mouse when it comes out in March, $250 seems pretty steep at the moment. What do you think about keyboard and mouse playing on the Xbox One? 

-Jordan