Razer has some seriously sharp price cuts for Black Friday week
Razer has gone big for Black Friday this year, applying some epic discounts across its wide range of gaming peripherals. That includes chunky price cuts for the famous Razer Deathadder V2 gaming mouse, the Barracuda X headset, and BlackWidow V3 mechanical gaming keyboard.
We’ll look in more detail at those particular bargains in a moment, but bear in mind that these are just a few highlights of a whole host of deals which are live for Black Friday week over at Razer’s online store.
Put it this way: there’s a lot of money to be saved, whether you’re after a mouse, keyboard, headset, or various other accessories for your gaming PC. Don’t forget, Razer also makes a great range of console kit too, or you can shoot for the stars with a deal on something more expensive like a Razer laptop.
Razer Deathadder V2
First up with a big money-saving is Razer’s Deathadder V2, a product which is renowned among gaming mice – and for good reasons. This wired mouse benefits from top-notch ergonomics, and as we pointed out in our review of the Deathadder V2 – where it scored highly – the shape of the peripheral ensures that the gamer’s wrist is positioned at a more natural angle.
This makes it comfortable for long periods of use, and that means not just marathon gaming sessions, but that you can use the Deathadder V2 for your everyday work as well.
The Deathadder V2 is light, and moves smoothly across the mousepad, benefiting from Razer’s Speedflex cable, a lightweight cord that glides over any surface with minimal drag. This ensures an overall better feel when moving the mouse, particularly with those big sweeps you might need to make for quick swivel turns in, say, a shooter.
Razer has also armed the Deathadder V2 with optical mouse switches so that button presses register lightning fast: some three times faster than a traditional mechanical switch, in fact. Furthermore, the gaming mouse is graced with an optical sensor rated at 20K DPI that can be adjusted on-the-fly using sensitivity selector buttons.
This is a great all-rounder gaming mouse that can be equally at home when being used for everyday work, too, and a serious bargain with Razer’s hefty Black Friday discount.
Razer’s Barracuda X is a 4-in-1 headset, meaning that this wireless peripheral can be used with four platforms: the PC, along with Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and also Android devices on the mobile front. Simply plug in the companion USB-C dongle to any of the aforementioned hardware and you can hook up the Barracuda wirelessly and start gaming (or indeed listening to music, or whatever else you might need high-quality audio for).
The Barracuda’s high-end sound comes from the Razer TriForce 40mm titanium drivers it packs, and this headset can deliver 7.1 surround sound and even supports PlayStation 5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech.
Comfort is crucial with a headset, too, and the Barracuda X offers memory foam ear cushions, plus it’s seriously light (250g) and ergonomically designed to ensure that it’s very comfy to wear for extended gaming sessions.
Other notable features include a detachable HyperClear Cardioid mic which offers impressive levels of clarity (and passive noise cancellation), plus convenient on-headset controls, and a battery life of 20 hours means you can keep going all day long with this headset.
In our review, we found that overall the Barracuda X is a great piece of kit – one of the best headsets for gamers wanting multiplatform capability, no less – particularly given its affordable price. And of course with Razer’s current Black Friday offer, that price tag just became even more tempting.
Finally, Razer’s BlackWidow V3 is another well-known peripheral which has come down in price. It’s a mechanical gaming keyboard which boasts nifty RGB lighting, and gamers get a choice between two different Razer mechanical switches here: green or yellow. Green is what you want for a clicky and precise keypress action, whereas if you prefer a smooth and linear silent keypress with no tactile bump, it’s the yellow switches that you should plump for.
Whatever choice you make, Razer’s transparent switch housing makes for more intense Chroma RGB lighting, letting the potential 16.8 million colours and customizable effects shine all that much brighter.
The BlackWidow’s keycaps themselves are manufactured with a ‘doubleshot’ moulding process, basically meaning that the key lettering won’t wear off over time, and these keycaps also have thicker walls than normal to make them tougher and ensure more overall longevity (even at the hands of a key-mashing gamer). The keyboard chassis is robust as well, being fashioned from aluminium.
Support for your wrist is provided courtesy of the BlackWidow V3’s ergonomic wrist rest, relieving pressure on that joint, and there’s also a media key and multi-function roller combo which facilitates controls for media playback (volume, skip, pause), or brightness, and more.
The upshot is a flexible and sturdy mechanical gaming keyboard which looks the business and is made all the more compelling considering Razer’s fresh price cut for Black Friday.
As we mentioned at the outset, this trio of deals is just the tip of the discounting iceberg, and Black Friday week means a whole load of seriously enticing offers on Razer’s store running the gamut of gaming hardware – so get on over and grab yourself a bargain.