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Razer announces new Hyperflux wireless-powered products

Hyperflux sounds like the sort of heartburn you get when you time travel, but it’s actually Razer’s new wireless power technology.

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Hyperflux sounds like the sort of heartburn you get when you time travel, but it’s actually Razer’s new wireless power technology.

Earlier, we reported on Corsair’s new batch of wireless gaming peripherals. That includes a wireless mouse which – using Qi wireless charging technology – can run wirelessly, yet constantly charging the mouse’s internal battery, via a special mouse mat.

To strains of ‘anything you can do, I can do better’, Razer today announces their new wireless mouse technology, known as Hyperflux.

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What’s Hyperflux? That’s Razer’s name for their wireless ‘charging’ solution, and unlike Corsair’s Qi-based system, we don’t exactly know what powers it. It may very well be based on some existing technology, like Qi or one of the less-favoured standards, or it could well be proprietary.

What we do know about Hyperflux is that it creates a magnetic charging field that delivers constant juice to your mouse. The key benefit here is that your wireless mouse doesn’t need a lithium ion battery on-board, constantly being charged and discharged, which reduces overall weight. Razer claim that their new Hyperflux-powered mouse, the Razer Mamba Hyperflux, is almost identically-weighted to cabled mice.

That’s a real boon for wireless mouse technology.

Additionally, the Hyperflux mat – known as the Razer Firefly Hyperflux – is a high-quality gaming surface, featuring a dual-sided hard and cloth surface that allows for flexible styles of play. It’s also got RGB lighting, because every gaming peripheral maker is determined to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory when they make tasteful, high-end products.

And it really is high-end: the combination is priced at £249.99 / € 279.99, and will be available in Q1 2018.


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