Just in time for the most important day of May, Razer has today introduced a new, limited edition line of Star Wars Stormtrooper™ peripherals. Smashing the worlds of film and games together in a physical, usable fashion is playing to Razer’s strengths while giving Star Wars fans the chance to personalise their gaming setup with a suite of goodies all available in a stylish black and white ‘Stormtrooper’ colour scheme. The Razer BlackWidow Lite keyboard, dainty Atheris wireless mouse, and Goliathus Extended Gaming mouse mat are all available from Razer now.
Your eye may well be drawn to the most immediately-striking member of this new peripheral group: the pocket-sized Atheris wireless mouse. The Stormtrooper Edition integrates the famous bucket-head helmet into its design and makes the pointer stand out, harnessing a world famous prop. It’s instantly recognisable and adds to the mouse’s ornamental value for fans of the franchise.
This ergonomic mouse is designed for long use and will allegedly last you around 300 hours. It also launches at $60 / £60. Although this is slightly more expensive than the normal Atheris model, that's because you're getting the iconic Stormtrooper face printed on it, a crisp white coat of paint (obviously), and gray grips on either side of the mouse's body.
Meanwhile, the BlackWidow Lite keyboard is the priciest piece of kit at $100 / £100. It's got the most going on, however. It comes armed with Razer Orange Mechanical Switches which are designed for gaming but can be customized to be quieter and brighter to suit one’s tastes. The Stormtrooper Edition features individually-backlit keys, but emblazoned on its surface is the bold Stormtrooper top plate that makes it unusual and distinct, topped off by a black-and-white braided cable and an Imperial crest on the escape key.
Rounding the whole package off, and bedding it all on to your desk, is the Goliathus Extended mouse mat. This has a grand Stromtrooper-centric design that really ties the whole set together and builds on Razer’s best-selling soft gaming mouse mat (the regular Goliathus mat), sharing in all that makes it popular and effective, with a taut weave optimal for all mouse sensor types that’ll have your pointer flying across the surface at a rate of parsecs, durable anti-fray material and anti-slip rubber base underneath. This large boy will immediately change the look of your gaming setup with its 11.5” x 36” (294mm x 920mm) size and you can snap it up for $35 / £35.
“Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon with a rich history not only in cinema, but also in gaming,” said Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “We are excited to have joined forces with Disney to create this limited edition for our biggest fans and bring one of the saga’s most iconic characters to life.” So, if you’re a big Star Wars fan who games, these are the peripherals you’ve been looking for. They don the infamous design, are reasonably priced, and are still honed for gaming, productivity, and performance. They all have that Razer stamp of quality that we’ve grown to know as well, so you can be sure of their quality and durability. They might make some people’s eyes roll, but there is something quite cool about seeing all three together.