Attention all Star Wars fans! Razer would like to gently milk your wallets with their new Stormtrooper Limited Edition peripherals, including a new mechanical keyboard, a wireless ambidextrous mouse, and gaming pad (mousepad). All three of which are designed around the Star Wars franchise, specifically focusing on Stormtroopers and their favorite two colors of dress.
The new keyboard is the Razer BlackWidow Lite. A mechanical keyboard, packing Razer’s very own Orange Mechanical Switches, white-backlit keys, and a braided cable. The keys can be adjusted to be quieter if you so choose, and the backlit brightness is adjustable. There is no ten key section to the right, so you would be limited to the horizontal row of numbers. The latter, making this a good option for smaller spaces–however, if you are a big fan of the ten key section, then you might find your typing speed to be as useful as the Stormtrooper’s ability to aim. Regardless, different strokes for different users, as not everyone prefers to ten key number pad approach.
The mouse is the Razer Atheris Wireless Mouse. Proudly designed with the Stormtrooper’s helmet across the top surface, it is a smaller pocket-sized mouse. It supports both 2.4Ghz and Bluetooth for connectivity and offers up to (and maybe even over) 300 hours of continuous use before having to swap out the batteries.
The mat is, of course, a really large mousepad that covers both your keyboard and your mouse. The main purpose of gaming mats is to protect your desk surface from scratching/wear, providing low to zero resistance, while looking really cool doing it. It is the Goliathus Extended Gaming Mouse Mat, and it might just be the coolest looking peripheral of them all. A wonderful action shot with the Storm Troopers
Honestly, we find the mouse and keyboard to be kind of gaudy looking, and would too easily blend in like camo with the mousepad if used all together. That would make it a little difficult for those who can’t type without looking down at the keyboard once in awhile. Maybe we are wrong, but it sure looks like it could mess with your eyes. The mousepad, however, looks pretty darn cool and would work great with an all-black or similar keyboard/mouse set.
They are currently available for pre-order on Amazon right now (see the buttons/links above for more details), launching in about a week from now. You can also find out more about all of these on Razer’s website here.