There are not a lot of gaming brands out there that can boast the same level of affinity and love from its ever-growing following as Razer. Founded way back in 1998, Razer specializes in providing top of the line PC gaming equipment and peripherals too.
The Razer brand is synonymous with a lot of positive characteristics like fantastic design, performance, and more. It’s no surprise that Razer more than holds its own in the gaming space. If you are a Razer fan, then this guide is perfect for you. We’ve picked out what we think is the best Razer Gaming Gear on the market at the moment.
Best Razer Mouse
Razer DeathAdder v2
About: 20k DPI / Focus+ optical sensor / 50G Acceleration / 1000 Hz Polling
- Powerful optical sensor
- Timeless design
- Amazing speed, precision, and acceleration
- Complicated and inefficient software
Even though the Razer DeathAdder has been out for many years it remains the best out of any Razer mice by far. It is arguably the best gaming product that Razer has ever released and it is no coincidence that so many professional gamers still favor it today.
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Testing this mouse out on games like Overwatch and Counter-Strike, we found the accuracy, responsiveness, and acceleration to be quite stunning. The mechanical switches and tactile scroll wheel see to that. The mouse’s sensor is state of the art and can function on almost any surface, including glass.
There is indeed not a lot wrong with this mouse. The mouse is super comfortable to use, and the hard-core gamer can play for hours on end without a second thought.
While Razer does mention that the mouse’s colors are customizable with the full spectrum available, the positioning of these lights is a letdown. As soon as the mouse is clutched, the lighting is hidden from view, unlike the lighting on the Mamba.
The mouse seamlessly syncs to the Synapse software. The Razer Synapse is great, but the only con it has is that it gets updated an annoying number of times in a short span.
You can purchase a Chroma mouse mat, which has LED light as well, which can add to the price tag.
If you have budgetary constraints, we would recommend you opt for the Chroma option. The v2 does offer slightly better customizability, DPI, and performance, but value for money wise, we feel the Chroma still has the edge.
Alternate Pick: Razer Basilisk V2
Best Razer Headset
Razer Kraken Ultimate
About: THX Spatial Audio / 50mm Drivers / Cooling gel-infused earcups / Retractable microphone
- Next-gen surround sound
- Comfortable & flexible design
- Easy-to-use audio controls
- Dependent on the Razer Synapse software for peak performance
The latest addition to the Razer Kraken Series, the Ultimate Edition, brings a lot of improvements and new features to the Kraken that we absolutely love. Its sporting next-gen THX surround sound and more comfortable design than ever due to it’s cooling gel-infused ear cushions.
Whereas Razer’s Kraken series tend to feel a bit “cheap,” the Ultimate feels like a durable premium product.
Alternate Pick: Razer Kraken Tournament Edition
Best Mechanical Razer Keyboard
Razer Blackwidow Elite
About: Razer Mechanical Switches / 80 million keystrokes durability / Magnetic wrist rest
- Top-tier Razer mechanical switches
- Incredible design
- Quick & responsive
The Razer Blackwidow has always been one of our favorite mechanical keyboards, and with the new Elite version, it just got even better. Equipped with top-of-the-line mechanical switches from Razer that gives you some of the quickest and most responsive gameplay experiences on the market.
When Razer mentions, “Feel the difference,” they weren’t kidding with this one. The 1st thing that caught our eye and our fingers is how well-built this keyboard is aesthetically and functionally. The responsiveness for the mechanical switches was quite incredible.
Everything oozes quality from the braided fiber cable to the inter-device synchronization. We would recommend the compact versions instead of the Full RGB if you are buying this for your kids or purely for gaming purposes.
Quality-wise, we found that the Razer mechanical switches are incredibly similar to the Cherry MX switches. This is great when you add in the fact that these last much longer than traditional Cherry MX keys. Make sure you understand the type of mechanical keys when you choose your version. Although I love the Cherry MX switches, I have to admit that the Razer keys feel even more durable and just as responsive.
The Razer Green is comparable to the Cherry MX Blue, and the Razer Orange (which you see in the Stealth/ Ultimate version) is the Cherry MX Brown equivalent.
If you are looking for something tactile and less clicky, then the Stealth version is excellent. We found that the Stealth version is quieter than your average mechanical keyboard but still louder than most other membrane pieces.
The Razer Synapse software is great despite there being some minor driver compatibility issues on MACs. You can customize everything and save all your settings to the cloud too.
The keyboard also has a USB slot for your mouse and 3.5 jack for headphones, which comes in very handy. The Deus EX and Overwatch versions are slightly heavier, and all the versions have a very sturdy feel about them, which is a great trait for a gaming keyboard.
Alternate Pick: Razer Huntsman
Best Wireless Razer Headset
Razer Nari Ultimate
About: THX Spatial Audio / Hypersense Tech / 2.4GHz Connection / Cooling Gel earcups
- THX Spatial Audio & Hypersense is great in the correct settings
- Very comfortable design
- Hypersense reduces directional audio
- Battery life is poor when all features are activated
The Razer Nari Ultimate is a mixed bag. It is, without a doubt, the most feature-rich headset on the market today, and when it performs at its best, it is among the best wireless headsets today. However, it also has a lot of issues such as poor battery life and directional audio when said features are activated.
Its biggest strength is also its biggest weakness. It is filled with high-end, cutting-edge features such as Hypersense and Spatial Audio. Both of these works great when in the correct setting, but it also gets in the way of its bottom-line sound quality and battery lifetime.
Hypersense is a brand new technology that mimics the in-game events with vibrations to make the game feel even more immersive than with regular surround sound. This is a fantastic feature is games such as God of War or Battlefield 5, where atmosphere and immersion trump directional audio, but it doesn’t work in competitive games. The vibrations get in the way of the baseline sound quality, and you won’t get as clear directional audio as with regular headsets, which is a problem if you play competitive shooters.
The design is comfortable and spacious but arguably too big as the headset sits a bit loosely on your head. For the most part, it uses the same design as the Kraken, which I love, and the cooling gel-infused ear cushions feel comfortable to wear.
Lastly, the biggest flaw might be its overly expensive price tag. Don’t get me wrong. It is a quality headset with a durable design and a ton of high-end features, but it is much more expensive than most wireless options, and I don’t feel like the features make up for it at all.
Best Wireless Razer Mouse
Razer Viper Ultimate
About: 20K DPI / Focus+ optical sensor / Play-while-charging / 70 hours battery / 74g
- High-end specifications
- Good battery life
- Ergonomic design
- No option to play while charging
The Viper Ultimate is not only Razer’s best wireless gaming mouse but arguably the best on the entire market with very few real competitors. Its 74g ambidextrous design is ideal for competitive gaming as the lightweight makes it move seamlessly across all surfaces with very little resistance.
All the while it’s Focus+ sensor and Razer HyperSpeed technology is ahead of the competition in most regards, which results in one of the best performing wireless mice in the world. It also has excellent battery life and straightforward charging either via the charging dock or the plug-and-play USB cable.
Alternate Pick: Razer Basilisk Ultimate
Best Razer Membrane Keyboard
About: Mecha-membrane hybrid / 10-key rollover / Programmable Macros
- High value-for-money
- More responsive than regular membrane keyboards
- Mecha-hybrid is a great alternative to the usual membrane keyboards
If you are not a fan of mechanical keyboards but still want high performance, then the Razer Cynosa is perfect for you. It offers most of the advantages of mechanical boards but keeps the classic membrane feel for the most part.
The Razer Ornata Chroma offers the best of both worlds. It boasts the same clicky sound that mechanical options offer while providing the cushioned feel of a membrane. The tactile feedback is much better than any membrane keyboard but falls short of full mechanical options.
The membrane is what transmits the signal, so it’s no surprise that the performance is closer to a membrane than that of a mechanical board.
The keyboard also features a gaming mode that enables all its anti-ghosting capabilities.
What we loved about this is the comfort it offers. We think this is arguably one of the most comfortable keyboards in the market. The massive wrist rest is ideal for those who spend hours on end gaming.
This device facilitates faster typing thanks to the mid-height keys. It’s not often we say that a Razer is well worth its price tag, but this one certainly is.
The inter-device sync is great, and though this keyboard doesn’t offer any USB pass-through for headphones or your mouse. This keyboard strikes a superb balance between being a work and gaming board.
Alternate Pick: Razer Ornata
Best Razer Keypad
Razer Orbweaver Chroma
About: Razer Mechanical Switches / 30 Programmable Keys / Adjustable design
- Excellent responsiveness
- Uses Razer custom mechanical switches
- Very customizable
- Razer Synapse can get annoying
The Orbweaver is a feature-packed keypad offering by Razer. If you have used other keypads like Logitech’s G13, you will appreciate the quality of the mechanical keys on offer. This makes the device ideal for FPS, RTS, and MMORPGs too.
The customizability and comfort are huge positives with the adjustable rest modules quite sufficient for a plethora of surfaces.
Hardware-wise, we feel this pad is top-notch. The tactile feedback for the keys is excellent, but the thumb buttons don’t have the same feature. You can also individually configure the LEDs too.
What holds it back, however, is Razer’s infamous Synapse software. We came across issues related to profile selections and mods, which put a dent in the experience.
The major con with the Orbweaver is related to the build quality. The device has a bit of a flimsy feel, although it does deliver exceptional performance. The plastic feeling is a bit of a no-no for a lot of folks out there. The main issue was related to the glue, which tends to leak out of the palm rest following repetitive use for many months.
Does Razer products are good really??? I will say no, I have bought a Mamba 1 to 2 years ago, and had very bad experience about their products, the pointer always stuck or jumping around on the screen when using wireless, using wire will fix this issue, the sales told me have to use a good mouse mat, so I have bought the Razer Control Edition mouse mat, but nothing changed, still had the same problem, also had the same problem after changed to Razer Ouroboros, completely rubblish
Sorry to hear that man. If I were to do an honest comparison of Razer against other top brands such as Logitech or Steelseries I would say that Razer generally gives the lowest value for money. So to that extent I completely understand you. However, Razer has also made some fantastic products such as the Deathadder and Blackwidow.
I am late to the party, but I own both the Blackwidow Elite and Mamba Elite, and have been more than pleased with them. I feel Razer outperforms other competitors if you are willing to pay for the pricier models, but they the value of their mid-end products does not fair well against the others.