Razer unveils Xbox 360 controller & headset

Razer's Xbox 360 controller. We want it
Razer's Xbox 360 controller. We want it

PC gaming specialist Razer is taking its gorgeous gaming peripherals to a whole new platform, with the announcement of a headset and a controller for the Xbox 360.

Razer's peripherals have long been desired by PC gamers, and the Xbox peripherals certainly look like they could do the same for Xbox 360 owners.

According to Razer it has received 'preliminary approval from Microsoft to develop the Razer Onza Professional Gaming Controller for Xbox 360 and Razer is working towards approval of a licensed Razer Chimaera Professional Gaming Headset for Xbox 360 designed specifically for the Xbox 360 gaming console.'

Console gaming

"Just as we did for PC gamers, we are really looking forward to revolutionizing the world of console gaming by creating a controller and gaming headset that gives console gamers the same level of quality, precision and accuracy that they know and expect in our PC products," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president, Razer USA.

"This is a great opportunity for us to continue to give gamers the competitive edge by really listening and responding to their needs."

The Razer Onza will feature Razer Hyperesponse buttons, analog sticks with customizable tension and a programmable multi-function button (MFB).

Chimaera headset

Razr chimaera headset

The Razer Chimaera is equipped with a 5.1 Channel Virtual Surround sound system, a Daisy-Chain cable system and a 'circumaural' design for optimum sound quality and comfort.

"These releases promise to be an exciting new endeavour as Razer makes its much anticipated debut into the world of console gaming," says Razer's release.

The controller is going to cost €44 - so probably £40 when it arrives in Europe, with the headset at a €109 - so a shade under £100.

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