Peripherals with multicolor lighting are trending this year thanks in part to Corsair’s RGB keyboards redefining creative possibilities. The hyped showcase at CES 2014 was beset by many months of waiting for the actual release and during that time, other companies have stepped up to the plate with their own similar offerings. Razer answered in time with its Chroma lineup which includes a headset with multicolor illumination unlike the new Corsair Gaming lineup. As such, Razer becomes the second in recent memory to offer a gaming peripheral set consisting of a keyboard, mouse, and headset with multicolor lighting. The first set that could be assembled was from some 2013 SteelSeries products such as their Apex keyboard, Sensei Wireless mouse, and Siberia Elite headset.
This review focuses on the Kraken 7.1 Chroma, the headset entry in Razer’s new Chroma lineup as well as a new addition to the Kraken family of headsets. The Kraken 7.1 Chroma features RGB multicolor lighting, virtual surround sound, and a retractable microphone. This headset comes with a 1 year warranty and can be purchased from Amazon for $96.45 shipped.
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Features:
Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma Gaming Headset Specifications:
The Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma comes with a product information guide with installation instructions and warranty information, a Cult of Razer information card, and two Razer logo stickers.