In this present restricted movement reality, the one thing that pretty much all of us have plenty of is idle time, right? And since everyone’s forced to while away the hours by their lonesome, why not get busy with some serious gaming to keep up that competitive spirit of yours on edge, while losing yourself in a variety of mesmerising worlds at the same time too?
Yes, but every great warrior needs a great weapon or two! David had a sling. Robin, his trusty longbow. The modern gamer is no different and needs his keyboard and mouse, with a good headset to boot! And with some top-end peripherals from global gaming hardware brand Razer, perhaps one can quickly gain some battle experience and be a cut above the rest?
Razer’s own founder and The Peak’s recent cover personality, Tan Min-Liang, is a serious gamer himself and personally recommends the following to anyone who’s about to begin a quest into the world of hardcore computer gaming!
Razer Huntsman Elite Gaming Keyboard
This essential piece of gaming kit comes in at the higher end of the pricing spectrum, and for good reason. Boasting Razer’s new high precision keys called Opto-Mechanical Switches, each key uses laser input to determine the actuation of the switch when pressed. The Huntsman Elite equalises the benefits of light, swift keys with the joy of enough of an audible click when pressing, so you’ll know exactly when you pulled the pin of your grenade. And these keyboards are built to last up to 100 million keystrokes, two times more than the leading industry standard according to Razer. Huntsman Elite comes with an attachable (and comfortable) leatherette wrist rest, a fully customisable 4-side, 38-zone RGB array in the base of the keyboard, and included memory for your custom moves. The final luxury detail is the smooth matte aluminium top plate of the keyboard, satisfying to the touch and appealing to the eye!
Razer FPS Gaming Mouse
Also known as the ‘Basilisk’, this is a tournament-level precision mouse with a removable DPI clutch and a dial for customising scroll resistance. It’s a medium-large mouse, intended to fit perfectly under your palm and fingers, and has buttons conveniently near all-natural finger placements. The Basilisk has Razer’s most advanced 5G optical sensor with 16,000 DPI, and you can immediately tell. This mouse also has customisable RGB presets to coordinate with the glowing lights from the keyboard and any other RGB pieces you might have nearby.
Razer Kraken Gaming Headset
Razer’s top-end headset is a joy to wear and use for gaming. It utilises high-quality 7.1 surround sound software that is absolutely essential for serious gaming, especially if you’re headed for the currently popular battle royale gaming genre. The cushioning of the headphone is outstandingly attractive, so one can have this on for hours of gaming with no ear or head discomfort. There’s actually a cooling-gel layer built into the ear cushions of the Kraken, combined with prime heat transfer fabric to provide the integrated feeling of not noticing the weight or warmth of the headset while playing. This headset also has a retractable microphone with a built-in cardioid pickup pattern, so your teammates are going to hear more of your tactical calls and less of your dog in the background. And if you’re switching from your PC to any other console, the Kraken is cross-platform compatible and can transfer with you just fine.