Razer apologizes for packaging typo that nobody noticed until the apology

Razer Deathstalker packaging typo
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It might take a second to see what went wrong on Razer's latest keyboard packaging, but it's there. The box for the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro and tenkeyless model boasts about its ergonomics, laser-etched keycaps, long battery life, and, "high-peformance wireless" connectivity. That's "peformance," not "performance." Oops. 

The company admitted its spelling error on Twitter, apologizing for not meeting its own "meticulous design standards," and said that it's not in line with its commitment to sustainable packaging to throw all of them away. Razer will offer a $10 discount on its store to anyone who bought one with the typo. 

Razer might be overestimating how many people read or keep the packaging for their gaming peripherals, or care if one says "peformance," but it's a nice gesture for a forgivable error. A quick search of some unboxing videos on YouTube brings up several people who don't even flip the box over to the back where the error is located. But I can see why it would be embarrassing enough for Razer to make it right.

Reece Bithrey reviewed the Razer Deathstalker V2 Pro for us, praising it for its looks, sturdy build, and impressive RGB lighting. The $249 low-profile keyboard isn't all that great to type on though, according to Bithrey.

"While I’m not usually the biggest fan of linear switches in general, these ones just felt scratchy and a little soft, especially when compared to the MX Speed Silver Low Profiles found in Cherry’s MX Board 10.0N RGB I’ve taken a look at in the past," Bithrey wrote.

Razer assures everyone that the only mishap here is with the packaging: The keyboards inside the packaging peform perfectly well.

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