Razer Launches Chimaera Wireless HeadsetCategory: Speakers/Headphones
Posted: February 22, 2011 04:26PM
Razer is one of the leaders when it comes to game peripherals. First it was strictly gaming mice but then it expanded to encompass keyboards and even audio. Today, we have Razer's latest audio product in the form of the Chimaera wireless headset. The Chimaera is designed with the Xbox 360 in mind and comes in two flavors, a 5.1 surround sound model or a stereo sound model. The Chimaera 5.1 Surround Sound headset uses Dolby technology to deliver the most accurate surround sound possible for Xbox 360 gamers to ensure you survive just a bit longer in an online match. The surround sound and stereo models connect via a base station (which also recharges the headset), but the surround sound model can have four base stations hooked together for some local multiplayer action. Both headsets are wireless with the surround sound model operating on the 5.8GHz frequency while the stereo model uses the 2.4GHz frequency. Both have a maximum range of 33 feet. The Chimaera is a circumaural headset with 50mm drivers to deliver the best audio possible. The battery life on the surround sound model is rated at eight hours while you get four more hours on the stereo model. Both can even be used on a computer so these aren't just for the console gamers, though you will need the proper 3.5mm cables to connect it which are sold separately.
The Razer Chimaera 5.1 Surround Sound headset will run you $199.99 and be out in April. The Razer Chimaera Stereo headset will cost $129.99 and start shipping by the end of February.