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The first wireless Xbox One keyboard and mouse, from Razer, is available now

The Xbox One controller is (probably) the best controller ever made, but sometimes only keyboard and mouse will do.

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Razer wireless Xbox One keyboard and mouse

The Xbox One controller is (probably) the best controller ever made, but sometimes only keyboard and mouse will do.

Update: 9th January, 2019

The Razer Turret for Xbox One is available to order now, Razer confirms during CES 2019. It’s priced at $249.99 USD / £249.99 GBP and is available from the Razer Store, the Microsoft Store, and from other specialist retailers.

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There are some who feel like playing with keyboard and mouse on console is cheating. It’s hard to argue that aiming with a mouse is faster and more precise than with a right thumbstick.

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But keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One arrived earlier in the year. Initially, it was supported on just three games – Fortnite, Minecraft, and Warframe – but more games are being added all the time.

(And for those of you who still think it’s cheating, using keyboard and mouse in a game like Fortnite to get an advantage over controller players? In theory, matchmaking should try to keep controller and keyboard-mouse players separate. In theory.)

You have been able to use keyboard and mouse, of course, but cabled peripherals have been recommended. Now Razer has an officially-supported wireless Xbox One keyboard and mouse, with a single 2.4GHz dongle, and it’s based on the living room-friendly Razer Turret lapboard setup.

“We’re extremely proud to team up with Microsoft to bring you this exclusive collaboration. With the Razer Turret for Xbox One, it is now possible to bring the full experience of a keyboard and mouse, with lighting and game integration to Xbox One.” – Min-Liang Tan, CEO and co-founder, Razer 

It’s also got Razer Chroma RGB lighting – because what flipping doesn’t these days? – but as you’ll see from the specs below, the battery life is much better if you leave the amazing technicolour lightshow turned off. Also, you’ll look like less of a dick. Much less of a dick.

Razer Turret for Xbox One keyboard

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 50 g actuation force
  • 80-million keystrokes
  • Xbox Dynamic Lighting
  • Powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customizable colour options
  • Compact layout
  • Ergonomic wrist rest
  • Mid height keycaps
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • 10-key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Compatible with both PC and Xbox One
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording (PC only)
  • Gaming mode option (PC only)
  • Approximate size: 194 mm / 7.64 in (Length) X 390 mm / 15.35 in (Width) X 36.93 mm / 1.45 in. (Height)
  • Approximate size (with tray expanded): 194 mm / 7.64 in (Length) X 600 mm / 23.62 in (Width) X 36.93 mm / 1.45 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight: 1860 g / 4.10 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2 m / 6.56 ft.
  • Battery life: up to 11 hours with default lighting / up to 43 hours with lighting disabled

Razer Turret for Xbox One mouse

  • Razer 5G Advanced Optical Sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 inches per second (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • 7 independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • Razer Mechanical Mouse Switches with 50-million click life cycle
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design
  • Xbox Dynamic Lighting
  • Powered by Razer Chroma with 16.8 million customizable colour options
  • Hybrid On-Board Memory and Cloud Storage
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Compatible with both PC and Xbox One
  • Approximate size: 125.70 mm / 4.95 in (Length) X 70 mm / 2.75 in (Width) X 43.20 mm / 1.70 in (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 106 g / 0.21 lbs
  • Charging cable: 0.15 m / 0.49 ft
  • USB cable length: 2.10 m / 6.89 ft
  • Battery life: up to 30 hours with default lighting / up to 50 hours with lighting disabled

The Razer wireless Xbox One keyboard and mouse setup is available to pre-order now, and is expected to ship by the end of Q1 2018. It’s priced at $249.99 US, with global pricing to follow.

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