Beijing, China – July 01, 2008 – Razer™, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle electronics peripherals, has announced the launch of the Razer Aurantia™ (China Pro-Gaming Edition), Razer's entry level gaming keyboard, exclusive to China. The public will have a chance to test the Razer Aurantia at the Razer booth at ChinaJoy 2008, happening in Shanghai later this month.
The Razer Aurantia will be sold together with the Razer Salmosa™ (China Pro-Gaming Edition) as a bundle, at an MSRP of RMB 399.
Razer Aurantia bundle – RMB 399
• 104 programmable keys with macro capabilities
• Three additional keys for 'gaming mode,' 'profile switching,' and 'mute' functions
• 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
• Detachable non-slip wrist rest
• Approximate size:
446mm (length) x 205mm (width) x 29mm (height) – with wrist rest
AVAILABILTY: Mid-July 2008 in China
About the Razer Aurantia (China Pro-Gaming Edition):
With 104 fully programmable keys, the Razer Aurantia empowers gamers to play at unprecedented speeds activated at a mere touch of a button. Coupled with drivers which support macros and unique gaming profiles, the ultra-portable Razer Aurantia is designed to allow gamers to dominate in games.
Each macro-programmable key enables a variety of commands and executions to be bound to the entire keytop, enabling efficient and lightning-fast game-play. Meanwhile, the 10 customizable profiles allow storage of individual keyboard configurations for up to 10 games with the Razer Aurantia's software profiles. Additionally, the Razer Aurantia also sports gaming function keys which can disable the Windows key, switch profiles and switch off the volume in-game, all without ever disrupting gameplay.
For more information on the Razer Aurantia (China Pro-Gaming Edition), please visit: www.cn.razerzone.com
Co-development with Team World Elite
The Razer Aurantia (China Pro-Gaming Edition) was co-developed with, and endorsed by, XiaoFeng "Sky" Li, who plays on Team World Elite's Warcraft III team. Known globally as one of the greatest Warcraft III players, Sky's feedback was invaluable in the creation of the Razer Aurantia for gamers in China.
Quote from XiaoFeng "Sky" Li
"The Razer Aurantia gaming keyboard feels much better than traditional keyboards; the keys are more flexible, key travel is better, and the keyboard is highly suited to my requirements. The Razer Salmosa and Razer Aurantia bundle is awesome for my needs and I've been training with them for the past couple of months in preparation for my next tournament," said XiaoFeng "Sky" Li.
Quote from Razer's president
"After obtaining feedback from Chinese pro-gamers, we've created the Razer Aurantia expressly for gamers in China. The Razer Aurantia is a light-weight gaming keyboard, making it ultra-portable for gamers to bring their game anywhere, and storing individual keyboard configurations for up to 10 games," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president of Razer. He continued, "We're bundling the Razer Aurantia and the Razer Salmosa as they are what we judge optimal companions, and we'd like gamers to try both out as a product suite."
Razer at ChinaJoy 2008
The Razer Aurantia and Razer Salmosa will be on display at the Razer booth at ChinaJoy 2008, happening from July 17 – 20 in Shanghai, at the Shanghai International Expo. Additionally, Razer has committed 1,000 Razer Aurantias and Razer Salmosas for display throughout the exhibition for the public to go hands-on and test out this gaming suite.
High resolution image links for the Razer Aurantia and Razer Salmosa bundle (China Pro-Gaming Edition):
About the Razer Group
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Razer™ collaborates with gamers to develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge gaming peripherals utilizing proprietary technologies that give gamers the competitive edge. Razer products have earned critical praise and won multiple awards from around the world for their precision, sensitivity, usability and distinctions in product design. Razer's products have a reputation for being the leader in gaming peripheral technology, with every single product engineered to near perfection. For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com.
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