Razer has unveiled the Razer Maelstrom Audio
Engine™ at Games Convention, Leipzig at Hall 4, B01. The Razer Maelstrom is a
highly upgraded virtual surround sound system found in the Razer Megalodon™,
Razer’s latest 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.
The Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine originated as a military grade audio technology
developed for fighter pilots who needed precise audio warnings for incoming
missiles. The Razer Megalodon is based on this same platform, but developed
specifically for gaming.
Razer Megalodon – US: $ 149.99; Europe: €139.99

Leipzig, Germany – August 20, 2008 – Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer
of high-end precision gaming peripherals, has unveiled the Razer Maelstrom Audio
Engine™ at Games Convention, Leipzig at Hall 4, B01. The Razer Maelstrom is a
highly upgraded virtual surround sound system found in the Razer Megalodon™,
Razer’s latest 7.1 surround sound gaming headset.

Razer Megalodon – US: $ 149.99; Europe: €139.99

Headphones

Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
Impedance: 40 Ω at 1kHz
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): 105 ± 4dB at 1 kHz
Max. Input Power: 200 mW
Magnet Type: Neodymium
Microphone

Frequency Response: 50 – 16,000 Hz
Sensitivity (@1kHz, 1V/Pa): -37 dB (user adjustable)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional
Cable: 3.3 meters
AVAILABILITY: Q4 2008 – Worldwide

About the Razer Megalodon

The Razer Megalodon is powered by the Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine, which has
the ability to process audio algorithms up to 800% faster than traditional HRTF
virtual surround sound technologies. The Razer Megalodon is thus able to offer a
convincing and realistic positional sound stage. Gamers looking for an in-game
advantage will be able to listen to the positional cues emitted by the Razer
Megalodon and hear incoming threats before the threat can actually be seen
onscreen. Coupled with an amplified microphone with adjustable sensitivity and
leveling, the Razer Megalodon is a complete audio communications package.

The Razer Maelstrom Audio Engine originated as a military grade audio technology
developed for fighter pilots who needed precise audio warnings for incoming
missiles. The Razer Megalodon is based on this same platform, but developed
specifically for gaming.

The Razer Megalodon encompasses a circum-aural headset with replaceable ear-pad
cushions, a cushioned headband and an adjustable boom mic. The control pod is
connected to the headset via a braided cable and comes in a glossy piano black
finish with a rotating dial adjustment for volume, mic, bass and positional
sound. Meant as desk controller, the control pod allows gamers to switch
effortlessly between 2.0 stereo and 7.1 surround sound, even controlling which
speakers gamers prefer to use in the 7.1 environment.

About the Razer Moray

Razer also proudly presents the Razer Moray In-Ear Noise Isolating Gaming
Earphones today at Games Convention. Designed for gamers, the Razer Moray
delivers immersive gaming audio or music on the go in a sleek, compact package.
Take your gaming on the road with the Razer Moray’s powerful bass-driven stereo
sound and mid/high range clarity. With a standard 3.5mm mini-jack, the Razer
Moray is the perfect complement to any mobile gaming device such as the PSP®,
Nintendo DS™ or any MP3 player.

Razer Moray – US $ 39.99; Europe: €29.99

Frequency response: 20 to 11000 Hz
Sound pressure level: 110 dB
Impedance: 17 Ω
Max rated input: 20 mW
Cable length: 1.3 m
Connector: 3.5 mm miniplug
Weight, including cable: 10.7 g
Quote from Razer’s president:

“The Razer Megalodon hosts our most exciting new audio technology yet: the Razer
Maelstrom Audio Engine. With it, the Razer Megalodon blows comparable VSS
systems away and will deliver an amazing gaming experience to gamers,” said
Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president of Razer. He added, “We’re proud to be
launching both the Razer Megalodon and the Razer Moray at Games Convention as it
confirms our commitment to deliver compelling products to gamers.”